I just read an article about how at a farm just outside of Boston there are some genetically-altered goats who are designed to produce a human blood protein in their milk that may make a new drug that will help humans with blood clotting.
While these special goats eat, they are hooked up to special machines where their protein-rich milk...Read More
The ASPCA has named July as ADOPT A SHELTER RABBIT MONTH. In honor of this month, I have listed below several reasons you should consider adopting a bunny. Of course, bunnies (like any animal) are a lot of work and you should not go adopting one in haste. Be sure to do your homework before you take one of these furry ciritters home with you.
There is a big story circulating on the news in Massachusetts this week. Another awful animal story, unfortunately. A man in Freetown, MA has been approaching local residents offering to shelter their dogs that they can no longer care for for a small fee of $25. Police suspect that what the man is actually doing is taking the dogs from people an...Read More
The big news around New England this past week is about how certain zoos were going to be shut down in Massachusetts due to lack of funding - and that the animals at these zoos would be euthanized!
Zoo New England owns the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo in Massachusetts and last week they said that if the state's budget cuts remain...Read More
I was just watching the 11:00 p.m. news and I heard a terrible story about a truckload of puppies that was recently found in Webster, Massachusetts.
Apparently someone was walking by a truck in Webster and heard some "shrill cries" coming from the back. So they called the police to investigate and the police found 30 puppies crammed int...Read More
I was just watching the morning news based out of Boston, MA and I heard a disturbing story about 2 baby kittens. They were apparently found on a porch in Mattapan completely covered in grease. Because of the goop they were doused in, they have since lost most of their fur.
The MSPCA (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty ...Read More
I just read an article online about a cat in London that survived being shot at close range by an arrow.
The cat (or rather, KITTEN), who answers to the name "Dave", is only 11 months old and went missing from his home on June 2nd. He was returned a week later with an arrow stuck through his neck, exiting through his elbow!
I just read a disturbing blog post written by Anderson Cooper from CNN. He was reporting on an apparent pet serial killer in Florida. Supposedly there were 18 pet cats that were killed (and left for their owners to find) over the last month.
I read something like this and it just makes my stomach turn. I don't understand how there can b...Read More
As I am sure you have heard by now, June is National Adopt-A-Cat month. The reason the American Humane Association has picked June for this promotion is because apparently after the spring season (March, April, May) there are lots of unwanted kitties who need good homes. Spring is the time of year when animals do most of their breeding and this ...Read More
I just read an interesting article on nationalgeographic.com/news about the out-of-control stray dog population in Bangkok, Thailand. Apparently there are upwards of 300,000 stray dogs wandering the streets of Bangkok and it is thought that this city has the worst stray dog problem anywhere in the world (gee, ya think?).
Apparently th...Read More
I swear, I find the strangest news articles online. Sometimes I read them and think, "this can't possibly be true" - and I really wouldn't believe they were true if they didn't come from reputable sources - like for example, discovery.com.
A friend on Facebook sent me the link to an article today on Discovery News about how scientists a...Read More
I just read an article on NationalGeographic.com about how a zoo in Thailand was desperately trying to mate two Giant Pandas they have captive in their facility. They apparently tried for 6 years and finally succeeded by using artificial insemination. However, before artificially inseminating the female panda, they actually tried showing the mal...Read More