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Mickey's story will pull on your heartstrings. Mickey, a black-and-white tuxedo cat, was dumped at the shelter while she was pregnant. After she gave birth, she became extremely ill. Mickey was so sick, she wouldn't eat. For a new mother, being healthy is important because she has to nurse and feed her entire litter. Mickey was at the shelter for five days and had caught an upper respiratory infection. RELATED: I Sounded Like a Crazy Cat Lady in My Online Dating Profile Mickey's foster dad Ryan, who volunteers with Cats at the Studios, took Mickey to the vet. Unfortunately, the upper respiratory infection was so severe that it was passed onto the kittens through her milk. The kittens had...

Senior Humane Law Officer, Jami Landry, with Blitzen. Credit: On Location Studios Animal Shelter: The Dutchess County SPCA Location: Hyde Park, N.Y. Formed in 1871 by a few concerned and exceptional citizens -- Matthew Vassar (of Vassar College), John Adriance (Adriance Memorial Library was named for him) and Samuel Morse (as in Morse code) -- the DSPCA protects the abused and abandoned animals of Dutchess County. Starting out in a small holding facility in Poughkeepsie, the DCSPCA eventually outgrew its humble digs and found a home in Hyde Park in 1960. Over the years, the DCSPCA has come to specialize in large-scale animal seizures. That is, the shelter works with local officials to co...

VangieAdH, Flickr Shelters are the true salvation of many homeless and abused animals. More and more of these facilities are going green to improve the environment, as well as the health of their animals, staff and guests. Eco Shelters Here are a few of the rescue organizations that are leading the way. Dallas, Texas: The city of Dallas opened its eco-friendly animal shelter in 2007. The kennel area sports a ventilation system that minimizes disease and odors by drawing clean air from outdoors. Glass windows let in natural light to cut down on electricity costs. And a waste-water-filtering system reclaims water for kennel wash-downs, the Dallas News reported. The $16.3-million shelter has...