Posts Tagged ‘pet news’

That’s Not Food! Strange Things Pets Have Eaten


When I worked at an animal shelter, the clinic across the way told us they removed two yo-yos from a dog’s stomach and various hair ties. A friend of mine had a dog that had eaten quarters. And I’ve pulled rubber bands from a dog’s butt in my lifetime, which I hope to never had [...]

American Airlines Creates First Ever Pet Cabin


Lots of airlines allow you to fly with your pet in the cabin as long as the carrier can fit under the seat, which means, only smaller dogs and cats can travel with you. Larger dogs end up in the cargo hold or other area of the plane and as we’ve read in the past, [...]

Lost Dog Reunited With His Family 6 Years Later

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It’s a miracle! A military family in North Carolina was reunited with their dog, Bam, when the Fayetteville Animal Shelter called and said they had Bam. In the 6 years that Bam was gone, the family never forgot him and got a new dog, Mila. The son was shocked when his dad came home with [...]

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 [...]

Blind Dog is a Therapy Dog


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


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 Slays Pet Dog


Back in January, WNDU ran a story of a man who killed his dog with a hammer. The reason the owner gave was that the dog was old and ill. The owner did not appear in court and it’s unclear if this was his second appearance or first appearance. In trying to find some other [...]

Lauren Bacall Leaves $10,000 To Her Dog

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In the last few years pets have gained more and more notoriety as being more than an animal in a house. Property laws and family laws have changed and modified some of their intent to include the family pets, including ownership rights, abuse and domestic violence, divorce, and inheritance. Lauren Bacall who died in August, [...]

Abby’s Angels – Helping Seniors Keep Their Pets


In an article from News 4 in Georgia, one woman has found a way to help the pets in her area and the people. Abby’s Angels strives to provide seniors who may be experiencing financial difficulty with the pet supplies they need. Nancy Cross, the founder of Abby’s Angels, said that one day she saw [...]

Puppy Doe Bill Makes Punishment Harsher For Animal Abusers


Towards the end of August 2014, the Governor of Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick, signed a bill that increases the penalties for offenders convicted of animal cruelty. The bill is scheduled to take effect before the end of the year. Under the new law, which is being known as the Puppy Doe Bill, maximum sentences for [...]

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