Petfinder: Sibling Success Story


Shelter Pups Vinnie and Vic put their best paws forward at adoption event
Photo by Petfinder

Vinnie and Vic are a couple of lucky dogs. The English Setter mixes were rescued by A Second Chance Puppies and Kittens Rescue in Royal Palm Beach, FL along with their Mom and nine siblings. The rest of the family found homes, but not Vinnie and Vic…

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Petfinder: Rocky’s Big Comeback


Rocky looks like a champ!
Photo by Don’t BULLY Me Rescue

Our friend Rocky wasn’t always this attractive and healthy. When he arrived at Don’t BULLY Me Rescue in Austin, TX he was, for want of a better term, a hot mess! The Olde English Bulldog was suffering…

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Salmon & Trout Victory: Major Breakthrough on Phosphate


The UK’s lovely River Itchen
Photo by Salmon & Trout Association

We were delighted to learn from our friends and colleagues in the UK that, thanks in no small part to the work of the Salmon & Trout Association (S&TA) and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT), for the first time ever, the UK’s Environment Agency (EA) has decided to limit phosphate discharges into the legendary River Itchen. This is an important step…

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From the PetFinder Foundation: A Mother’s Love


Mama Twain & Pups
Photo by RezQ Dogs

It’s funny how a good mother knows how to follow her instincts. Twain, an abandoned mix-breed, showed up at RezQ Dogs in Fort Belknap, MT looking for help. Here’s her story: . . .

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1,000 Miles: Moose Run Post-Irene


A severely perched culvert
Photo by Colin Lawson

Prior to Tropical Storm Irene (TSI), the Moose Run road stream crossing on Nason Brook was a 35-foot long, 4-foot corrugated metal pipe located 2.35 miles upstream from the mainstem of the White River in Rochester, Vermont. The culvert washed out completely due to severe flooding…

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Chesapeake Bay Infographic: What’s the Deal with Oysters?

Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a recipient of a 2014 Orvis Customer Matching Grant. Their recent blog features some interesting facts on why oysters are such a vital part of the Bay ecosystem. To learn more about this program (or if you’d like Orvis to match your donation, dollar for dollar), visit CBF.

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EPA Announces That It Will Consider Blocking Pebble Mine


Today’s announcement is another victory in the battle to stop Pebble Mine, but the war isn’t over.
Photo by Pat Clayton

Two days ago, we asked you to send an email to the Environmental Protection Agency, asking that the agency use its authority to protect Bristol Bay from the dangers proposed by Pebble Mine. Today, the EPA announced today that it is invoking its authority under the Clean Water Act to determine whether it should. . .

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Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles – Farmer Creek


Map of Nestucca-Neskowin Watershed
Photo by Nestucca-Neskowin Watershed Council

In the fall of 2013 a broad coalition of partners and funders celebrated the completion of …

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Saving a Pregnant Dog and Her Pups


Sunny was a gal in trouble when she was rescued.
Photo by Utah Animal Adoption Center

When the Utah Animal Adoption Center in Salt Lake City saved a very pregnant Pit Bull from abuse, a Petfinder Foundation grant from Orvis helped pay for the mother’s and her seven puppies’ medical care.

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1,000 Miles Horseshoe Brook


An Impressive Before & After
Photo by TU staff

Replacement of the Horseshoe Brook culvert in Stratford, NH is part of the Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles campaign; an effort to restore and reconnect fish habitat across the country. The Brook is a tributary of Nash Stream, which was significantly impacted by a catastrophic dam break …

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