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World Rabies Day – September 28th 2015

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On Monday, September 28th, the world will raise awareness and help prevent the spread of rabies through various events being held worldwide by different organizations. This year’s theme is “END RABIES TOGETHER,” and builds up on previous themes to highlight the commitment to end the spread of rabies. The annual event is in celebrating its [...]

Tama, The StationMaster of Kishi Station, Died

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Back in June, NPR reported that 16 yr old Tama passed away. She was a calico cat who was the stationmaster of Kishi Station in Southeastern Japan. The lovely cat had heart failure, a common cause of death in older cats. She, however, was not a common cat. In the years she was the stationmaster, [...]

Teaching a Cat to Sit

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People believe you can’t train a cat… and while it may seem impossible when compared to how dogs will learn commands and tricks, a cat can be trained. If you want to try this, it takes patience and a technique that is a little different than what you would do to train a dog. A [...]

Delta Airlines Lets You Track Your Pet’s Comfort in Flight

For years airlines have tried to make flying with pets comfortable for the pet, the other passengers, and you. Some airlines have restricted the size of a pet to prevent pets being in the cargo area where temperatures fluctuate and can harm or even kill pets. Other airlines will not allow pets on flights during [...]

Pets Help Heal Broken Hearts

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Breakups, divorce, loss of a loved one bring about a lot of emotions and can leave us feeling hurt, sad, physically exhausted, and depressed. It can take months, weeks, days to heal from loss. But there is help. An article from the Huffington Post talks about how pets can help heal a broken heart. The [...]

Rhode Island Wants to Reinstate Breed Discriminatory Laws

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island wants to retain their breed ban even though a judge found that the law is void under the state laws regarding domestic pets. However, a bill known as, H 5800, would amend the state’s animal control law that prohibits breed discriminatory laws. The Amendment would allow for a ban to stand that [...]

Blind Dog is a Therapy Dog

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Smiley, a golden retriever, is doing just what his name says, making residents of a nursing home smiley. Smiley was born without eyes and rescued from a puppy mill when he was about 1 or 2 years old. When his owner, Joanne George, first adopted him, he was scared because he had never been outside [...]

Stolen Dogs Safe and Sound In Chicago

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In February, a story about a van parked outside of a hair salon made news because inside the van were 7 dogs. The van, with the dogs in it, was carjacked at gunpoint. The driver worked for Urban Out Sitters, a pet daycare that picks up and drops off dogs at their homes. The woman [...]

Owner Sues Beneful Dog Food

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Earlier in 2015, a dog owner filed a class-action lawsuit against Purina’s Beneful dog food alleging that thousands of dogs have become ill from the dry food. The lawsuit, filed by Frank Lucido, states that after feeding his 3 dogs the dry food, two became ill and one died. The suit alleges Beneful dry dog [...]

Funeral Services For Your Pet

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It looks like businesses are starting to realize the connection we have with our pets. Funeral homes and cemeteries are beginning to offer services catering to animal lovers. It’s now becoming possible to hold a visitation, otherwise known as a wake, for your beloved dog, cat, ferret, or parrot. Some cemeteries are also beginning to [...]

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