Who says adopting a giant, bear-like dog has no payoff besides love and companionship? At about 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, the Littler family brought 135 pound St. Bernard Hercules home from the Highland County Dog Pound in Hillsboro, OH. They feared he would be euthanized, so they adopted him thinking they could nurse him to full health ...Read More
Sadly, while there was much hope in Jack’s case when he was found seven weeks after he was lost by American Airlines in their JFK baggage area, veterinarians were forced to euthanize him due to the severity of his injuries.
Jack’s saga started on August 25, when he and his person were flying cross country for a job relocation. The...Read More
HAFowler's Benevolent Overlords, Charlotte & Elsie, to whom she gives homage today. Mother and daughter adopted her in 2008.
In 2005, Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige created National Cat Day to help educate and urge the public into action in regard to the number of cats that need to find lovi...Read More
Pet sitting is a fantastic opportunity when it comes to leaving your pet and going away for some time. Pet sitters are people who will care for your pet when you want them to. They are professionals who know exactly what to do with your pet and how to handle them. They are well trained and can face any kind of emergency situati...Read More
Everybody has had to deal with the inconvenience of lost luggage – it can put a real damper on any trip when you don’t have your stuff on vacation, or especially if it vanishes forever. But how would you feel if that luggage contained something as precious and irreplaceable as your pet? The guilt and loss would be unbearable, and wou...Read More
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
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
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 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
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
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
In the battle against AIDS, scientists have enlisted an unlikely new ally; glow-in-the-dark kittens. AIDS researchers have already been studying cats among other animals in their studies, but in order to maximize the effectiveness of their research, these scientists have bred kittens that can light up the dark (at least under special circumst...Read More
It is a day of remembrance here in America and around the world. It has now been 10 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and others. We remember those lost and thank those who helped in the aftermath, both with two and four legs.
For those who were old enough to remember, will always remember where they were and what they w...Read More
Every year at the end of August, Santa Monica hosts a massive cat show at its Civic Center. Here, breeders from across the country bring their prized felines to compete with each other before a panel of human judges. Over three hundred cats were in attendance, across nearly the entire spectrum of breeds and pedigrees. While many of the cats w...Read More
In most cases, feline obesity is a dangerous condition that can lead to many health problems reduce a cat’s quality of life. However, a bizarre incident in New York’s Upper West Side proved that a bit of extra fat can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.
Last Saturday, a fat white cat named Eddie wa...Read More
"Fixing" domestic animals (i.e. spaying or neutering them) removes their ability to reproduce, also preempting their potential contribution to the country's stray animal overpopulation. Fixing is also seen by some as unnatural and even inhumane. Yet thanks to safer surgical methods and increased public knowledge, more and more people have fi...Read More
A recent news post from the BBC explained that over twenty-five percent of British pet owners sleep with their animals on the bed, with people from Scotland being the largest demographic within that statistic. This is presented as an alarming increase, on account of “experts” who warn that sleeping with dogs and/or cats is hazardo...Read More