Pets

Dog wrapped in a prayer blanket
Pets

Pet Prayer Blankets Are Offering Comfort to Animals in Need

Volunteers work on and pray over the no-sew blankets, which have comforted more than 3,000 animals.

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Keelie and her dog, Darla
Dogs

How a Dog and a Hopeless Addict Helped Each Other Find New Purpose

Darla was the worst dog in the prison’s program. Keelie was an addict with no future. They both needed a second chance. 

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Kaleel Sakakeeny and a puppy pal
Pets

Grieving a Pet: How an Animal Chaplain Can Help You Heal

You don’t have to shoulder your loss alone. 

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Ken MacLeod working with client Nugget
Dogs

Saturday Night Live's Ken MacLeod: From Set Designer to Dog Trainer

Whether he’s building sets for SNL or training dogs and their people, Ken MacLeod focuses on the positive.

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Craig (left) tells the whole story of this Maine State Prison program
Angels

Training Service Dogs Gave Them a Second Chance at Life

As a prison guard he looked down on the veteran inmates. But then he learned how working with the dogs had changed them—and him.

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Ed Attanasio holding his Post-It artwork
Pets

Artist—and Stroke Survivor—Launches Pet Drawing Project to Support Animal Shelters

In one year, the campaign has gathered about $100,000 in donations.

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Illustration of a dog taking a break at the pit stop; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: A Puppy Pit Stop

Their pet friendly break area became a great way to connect with neighbors and other furry friends alike.

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Gracie in a church pew; Photo credit: Katie Canty
God's Grace

How a Church Cat Brought Happiness and Comfort

This heaven-sent feline touched the lives of everyone she met.

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Lou Dean; Photo credit: Matthew Staver
Angels

Her Dream Forewarned Danger for Her Beloved Cat

The incident increased her faith and reminded her of the power of prayer.   

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An illustration of foxes, birds and squirrels in a forest; Illustration by Sylvie Fong
Angels

5 Inspiring Stories of Animal Angels

Birds, cats, dogs—and even a squirrel—can sometimes act as our angels on earth.

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