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December 16, 2008

Are you up for the ASPCA challenge?

Every new gift this year will be doubled until we meet our goal.

Thanks to member support like yours, we've been able to advance lifesaving animal welfare programs in every corner of the country. With your generous support, the ASPCA can continue to fight animal cruelty and finding permanent, loving homes for America's adoptable animals.


Now you can double the impact of your donation & membership dollars.

Thanks to a generous $50,000 Challenge Grant, every contribution you make to the ASPCA before year end is matched dollar for dollar. This Challenge is for a limited time only, so give today. Donations and memberships sent by December 31, 2008 qualify as 2008 tax deductions.

Help us reach our $50,000 goal by December 31st!

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December 10, 2008

The Wolf That Changed America

NATURE

Bounty hunter Ernest Thompson Seton's 1893 pursuit of the elusive wolf, Lobo, paved the way for America's environmental movement. Revisit the intense hunt.

Watch the FULL show here.

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December 02, 2008

Name a Dolphin.

The Dolphin Communication Project (DCP) – a non-profit research organization – is offering the public a unique chance to name one of the wild Atlantic spotted dolphins found near Bimini Island, The Bahamas. This group of wild dolphins lives year round in the crystal clear waters surrounding Bimini, and has attracted the attention of both tourists and scientists for decades. DCP has selected three unnamed dolphins from their catalog of Bimini dolphins to participate in a Name-A-Dolphin auction hosted on eBay.

The three auctions will be held in time for the holiday season: November 28th to December 7th, December 7th to 14th, and December 14th to 21st. The third and final auction will include a special “Search for Your Dolphin: Expedition Bimini” travel package in addition to the standard Name-A-Dolphin package.

Since 2001, DCP has been filming the Bimini dolphins both above and below the water in order to learn more about their behavior and social structure. Each dolphin is identified by unique spot patterns and scars, allowing the research team to recognize individuals.

"As individual dolphins are sighted more regularly, and we are able to identify them with ease, they are entered into our permanent ID database " said Kathleen Dudzinski, Director of the Dolphin Communication project. “The trick is picking out a name that fits their unique personalities."

You can learn more about the individual dolphins involved in the Name-A-Dolphin auction by visiting the DCP website at www.dolphincommunicationproject.org, or by visiting the first auction currently live on eBay at this link.

About the Dolphin Communication Project:
The Dolphin Communication Project (DCP) is focused on the dual goals of scientific research and education. The DCP team funnels research results into engaging and lively educational programs for kids of all ages, and provides the public with a chance to join them and their scientific research through internship, ecotour and volunteer opportunities. DCP’s research concentrates primarily on dolphin communication, social behavior and cognition. The director of DCP, Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski, starred in the Academy Award nominated IMAX film, Dolphins.

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