A yarn store called Skeinz in Napier, New Zealand, is requesting some help from the knitting experts of the world: please knit some tiny sweaters! No, they’re not trying to clothe the fairy population, they are assisting wildlife treatment experts in saving the area’s penguin inhabitants from the dangerous aftermath of a terrible oil...Read More
When a dog gets loose, a few things can happen. The pet can wander around the neighborhood and then return safely to the home, sometimes without the owners even knowing. Or the dog can be hit by a car and injured or killed. The dog can also be picked up by the authorities.
Animal control officers are charged with the job o...Read More
Rocky Mountains, Colorado, 2006 – a beloved calico cat named Willow was frightened by the chaos and noise of the renovations taking place in her family’s home. She took advantage of the comings and goings of the workers to run away. Flash forward to September, 2011, when a New York City animal shelter received this sweet kitty, only ...Read More
Since 2003, the Humane Society has documented 22 incidences involving exotic animals attacking and even killing humans. There are 8 states that do not regulate exotic animal ownership, and one of those states is Ohio, the scene of the latest incident.
On the evening of Tuesday, October 18, 2011, Terry Thompson of Zanesville, OH, freed his 56...Read More
Does anyone have some memories to share from your previous dogs? I’ll love to hear from you. One of my previous dog (Cookie) hated frogs & cats. He loved to wear my reading glasses & each time I wanted to grab them he turned his head. I believe Cookie thought he was human ha ha. He didn’t sit like a dog & he loved watching TV. He had...Read More
Not only are many cities and towns having trouble keeping dogs out of shelters and in loving homes, but free roaming dogs that are either abandoned, escaped, or feral have really started to become a major problem across the nation. Estimated to be costing farmers and other millions of dollars each year in lost livestock and damage.
A Bit of H...Read More
The world’s most popular pets may not be dogs, cats, or any real animal. Instead, they may be the Angry Birds, the spherical fowl from the incredibly popular mobile game. And the birds’ creator, Rovio Entertainment, is getting closer and closer to becoming a publicly traded company thanks to the Birds’ success.
Churches have long been established as a place of support and solace for human beings. However, many religious communities are expanding their outreach to the animal kingdom. Several pet ministries have sprung out of existing churches, and have even worked animals into their regular sermons.
The benefits pet ministries provide ...Read More
While not a pet in any conventional sense, people around the world came to love Pete the Moose, the Vermont ungulate who received a gubernatorial pardon when he became the center of a swirling controversy over the treatment of wild animals in domestic situations in 2009.
Pete the Moose was mauled by dogs when he was only five days old. Badly ...Read More
The Selkirk Rex is an extremely striking breed, as one of the few types of cat with curly hair. Selkirks come in longhaired and shorthaired varieties, but all cats in the breed carry the gene for wooly fur. This unique coat is obviously curled on a newborn Selkirk kitten, and while it flattens out a bit as they grow, it eventually returns to ...Read More
The American Humane Association has declared October Adopt-A-Dog month, a chance to educate and celebrate the role that our rescued canine friends play in our lives. It’s also a unique chance for those of us with more room in our hearts to bring home a pup that desperately needs one.
There are so many reasons to bring a new dog friend i...Read More
Humanity’s obsession with cats has reached a new level of bizarre intensity. Not only are cats a cherished icon, but even their hair has become a source for home crafts. Crafting with cat hair has become a surprising trend in Japan, and is now making its way across the Pacific.
The original cat hair crafter was Tokyo-born...Read More
October is a busy month. There are lots of contests, Halloween is coming, and it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many cities and towns are “going pink” this month in order to raise public awareness of this type of cancer.
Living in Connecticut, I am especially aware of this cause. My state has the second highest rate of ne...Read More
Luna - the fashion kitty and the spokeskitty for Purrsian Rescue is so adorable! Not only is she fashionable, but also she has a great sense of humor.
We really enjoy her simple yet inspiring fashion statements:
"I LOOK AMAZING IN ANYTHING FURR REAL!"
"life is too short to blend in!"
Luna likes Yeepet too! She told me: "i...Read More
Dogs and other pets seem to be making headlines all over the place these days. Unfortunately, most of the time, it involves animal cruelty. However, there are lots of happier stories out there in the news. Here are some quick overviews of three stories that are in the news so far this month.
Dogs Issues May Be Deciding Factor in Mayoral Run ...Read More
The British Shorthair may be the most iconic cat in popular culture. These chubby critters have appeared in all manner of films, shows, books, and websites. The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland was inspired by a British Shorthair, and so were the original Puss in Boots and the zombie cat Church from Stephen King’s “Pet Semata...Read More
Meet Frank and Louie, the twelve year old cat with two faces. That is, two ears, two mouths, two noses, three eyes, and one everything else.
Frank and Louie
Frank and Louie has two names due to the two faces, but is really just one big lovable ragdoll cat who thinks he is a dog most of the time. Frank and Louie walks on a leash like a...Read More
Have you ever sat down to do your taxes and thought, I wish I could claim my dog or cat (or rabbit or bird, etc)? Well, now there is hope.
The HAPPY Act (HR 3501) is a bill that was introduced in 2009 by US Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-MI. This act, if passed, will provide pet owners with some tax relief. The HAPPY Act stands for the Humanity a...Read More
The Bambino is easily one of the strangest cats ever bred. Their name is Italian for “baby”, and their likeness to human infants is startling. They have big heads, soft skin, a lack of hair, and stubby limbs. This, combined with Bambinos’ loose flaps of skin and their big ears, gives them an almost alien look. And that look ...Read More
Like many phrases evoking animals, “raining cats and dogs” has been used so commonly that its origins are taken for granted. And those who do wonder why people started associating heavy rainfall with falling pets will find the phrase’s origins shrouded in myth and conflicting interpretations. Many of these interpretations ar...Read More