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Kelli Bender


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Kelli:

Celebs to the Rescue: 9 Stars Who Have Adopted Their Pets

You can become a rescue pet parent too by adopting a pet during Clear The Shelters on Aug. 17 → Read More

Emaciated Pit Bull 35 Pounds Underweight Rescued in Boston: 'One of the Worst Cases of Neglect'

Glitch the pit bull mix arrived at MSPCA's Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston hypothermic, despite the hot summer weather he was found in. → Read More

28 Neglected Dogs Crammed in Truck on Way to Dog Meat Festival Rescued Ahead of Slaughter

Almost all of the animals were found to be suffering from heartworm, malnutrition and dehydration. → Read More

These News Anchors Helped to Clear The Shelters, and You Can Too

Prospective pet parents can adopt their own furry friend, with reduced or waived adoption fees, on August 17 → Read More

Bear with Butt Itch Delights Zoo Guests by Boogying the Itch Away

In what could’ve been a scene straight out of Disney’s The Jungle Book, a bear at Ohio’s Akron Zoo decided to boogie an itch away. Yes, all this itch called for was a heavy dose of dancing. Luckily, someone at the zoo managed to catch the bear’s scratchy steps on camera. In the clip, you can see the animal happily shaking its rump against the wall of its enclosure while zoo visitors watch with… → Read More

Baby Raccoon Takes First Steps Thanks to Custom Wheelchair

Vittles the baby raccoon is unable to survive in the wild because of a traumatic brain injury, but now she can move around on her own. → Read More

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Adopts 2 Kittens Days After Cat's Tragic Death

Van Ness' new kittens, Genevieve and Matilda, were both adopted from the Pennsylvania SPCA's Fishtown Center → Read More

Cher and Lily Tomlin Calling for the Release of L.A. Zoo Elephant to Sanctuary: 'He Is in Pain'

Cher, Lily Tomlin and the Voice for the Animals Foundation want the elephant to be moved to a California sanctuary where he would have more space → Read More

Delaware Recognized as the First and Only No-Kill State for America's Shelter Animals

Best Friends Animal Society announced the news after Delaware saved over 90% of the animals in the state's shelter system in 2018. → Read More

Exploited Elephant Gets Loving New Home Just in Time for World Elephant Day

Gluay Hom spent years chained up inside a barren enclosure in Thailand → Read More

Woman Visits North Carolina Shelter to Adopt the Two Dogs that Have Been There the Longest

Leslie returned to the Asheville Humane Society to adopt another dog, a senior canine named Lily, after taking home the first two → Read More

Smokey Bear Turns 75, Celebrates with Betty White, Stephen Colbert and More

Happy birthday to the hardest working bear in the world → Read More

Dog in Critical Condition Rescued from 123-Degree Hot Car in Time For a Second Chance at Life

After his brush with death, Pedro's health is starting to head in a positive direction. → Read More

Florida Could Become the Second State to Ban the Declawing of Cats

A bill to ban the declawing of cats has been proposed for Florida's 2020 legislative session. → Read More

Cincinnati Zoo's Nanny Dog Comes Out of Retirement to Care for Cheetah Cub

Blakely the Australian shepherd has cared for cheetahs, tigers, ocelots and more! → Read More

First Look: See the Canine Cast Starring in the Live-Action Lady and the Tramp Remake

The live-action Lady and the Tramp remake, which is available Nov. 12 only on Disney+, features rescue dogs voiced by human celebrities → Read More

National Zoo Panda's Recent 'Behavioral Changes' Could Mean She Is Pregnant

The National Zoo should know by the end of August whether panda Mei Xiang is experiencing pregnancy or pseudopregnancy. → Read More

Jamie Otis Decides to Rehome Dog to Protect Daughter: 'This Is the Hardest Thing'

Foxy the dog is now living with a woman named Betty, who is open to having Otis and her family visit the canine → Read More

Annual Faroe Islands Whale Slaughter Leaves Scenic Waters Blood Red

Sea Shepherd U.K. reports that 536 whales have been killed so far in the hunts this year → Read More

Animal Welfare Group Names 12 Animal Venues to Avoid, Including Two SeaWorld Locations

World Animal Protections feels, based on their research, that these venues provide "truly horrific" animal interactions that have no place in a modern zoo → Read More