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The chameleon was a one-time thing. Probably. My name is Alaina Johns. I'm a freelance writer and editor based in Philadelphia, PA.  

 

 

 When dog adoption is hindered by racism

When dog adoption is hindered by racism

Published December 21, 2016 with WHYY.

Many of us who want to make a rescue animal part of the family have experienced the flip-side to the problem of abandoned pets: foster groups grilling potential adopters and then rejecting them because they don’t meet rigid standards.

But what if the standard is race?

I was shocked when I adopted a dog earlier this year, and this happened to me. Read more

Don’t dismiss Saturday’s march as ‘thoughtless excitement’ of ‘angry women’

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Animal Kingdom: Can Philadelphia become a ‘no-kill’ city?

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