Posts Tagged ‘pet news’

Iowa Domestic Violence Shelter Planning to Add Pet Shelter

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This summer, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program plans to add three dog kennels, three cat havens and an outdoor dog run to its Iowa City shelter. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the program began emergency pet kenneling for domestic abuse victims by sending pets to area veterinarians and animal shelters but now, survivors will [...]

Children’s Hospital Has Pet Ward

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Nestle Purina donated nearly half a million dollars to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital to build a special family pet ward. The ward will have a dog bone box and a litter box for cats. The ward is for children who need to stay at the hospital for extended amounts of time and may want [...]

Las Vegas Bans Sale of Puppies From Puppy Mills

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The city council of Las Vegas has stepped up in their fight against puppy mills. In January, the council banned the sale of puppies from puppy mills, including organizations that intentionally breed pets for profit. The ban extends to kittens and piglets as well. The pet stores in Las Vegas have two years to comply [...]

Delta Airlines No Longer Allows Pets To Fly in Luggage Compartment

After March 2016, Delta will not longer allow pets to fly in the luggage compartment of their planes. There are a few exceptions but Delta is following a positive trend that other airlines have implemented to ensure that our pets are safe and healthy. Since 2011, about 74 pets have died on a Delta aline [...]

That’s Not Food! Strange Things Pets Have Eaten

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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

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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

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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 [...]

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