One man’s mission to save and protect animals - Tucson News Now

One man’s mission to save and protect animals

Countless stray dogs, like those pictured here, have been taken off the street and given homes due to rescue organizations (© Hemera / Thinkstock) Countless stray dogs, like those pictured here, have been taken off the street and given homes due to rescue organizations (© Hemera / Thinkstock)
  • From The Dog DailyMore>>

  • The myth of the hypoallergenic dog

    The myth of the hypoallergenic dog

    Over the past few years there has been a lot of talk about specific dog breeds that are "hypoallergenic" and perfect for families with members who have pet allergies. Is this talk fact or fiction?

    Over the past few years there has been a lot of talk about specific dog breeds that are "hypoallergenic" and perfect for families with members who have pet allergies. Is this talk fact or fiction?

  • How to tell if your dog is healthy

    How to tell if your dog is healthy

    Since your dog hasn't mastered speaking in words yet, you may wonder how you can tell if your dog is feeling okay. It turns out, many of the clues can come from just looking at your dog and reading his body language.

    Since your dog hasn't mastered speaking in words yet, you may wonder how you can tell if your dog is feeling okay. It turns out, many of the clues can come from just looking at your dog and reading his body language.

  • The dirtiest pet product you own

    The dirtiest pet product you own

    What item do you grab numerous times a day but rarely, if ever, wash?

    What item do you grab numerous times a day but rarely, if ever, wash?


By Dr. Jessica Vogelsang
 
Don't let his deceptively calm demeanor fool you. When it comes to saving animals, there is no one more tenacious than Mike Arms, president of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Arms found his calling in a dramatic and unusual way. Beaten and left for dead when he attempted to rescue an injured animal from a street in the Bronx in the 1960s, Arms made a promise to devote his life to protecting animals if he survived his injuries. He has more than kept his promise.

Using his background in accounting, Arms helps floundering rescue organizations by teaching their staff about the tools they need to become successes. "You have to treat this as a business," he reiterates over and over to the thousands of animal welfare advocates who line up to hear him speak.

When Arms took over at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in the 1990s, it was on the verge of bankruptcy. By implementing a strong business model and recruiting the best people in the industry to help run it, the Center is now an internationally renowned facility for animal education and adoption.

Dr. Jessica Vogelsang is a small-animal veterinarian and Golden Retriever superfan from San Diego, Calif. You can read her blogs about life with pets at Pawcurious. 

Copyright © 2011 Studio One Networks. All rights reserved.

*DISCLAIMER*: The information contained in or provided through this site section is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional advice. Use of this site section and any information contained on or provided through this site section is at your own risk and any information contained on or provided through this site section is provided on an "as is" basis without any representations or warranties.
Powered by Frankly