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Injured Cat Fitted With 3D Printed Leg Brace

Author: Rhiannon Williams Sprocket the cat has been fitted with a 3D printed leg brace which will hopefully save his leg from amputation following a series of nasty accidents Sprocket, who is less than a year old, was hit by a car and had to have his leg wired back...

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6 Myths About Shelter Dogs

Author: Anna Swartz So many dogs need homes in the U.S. ( about 3.9 million dogs enter shelters each year) that no one should ever have to buy a pup — there are plenty of rescue dogs to go around. But many people still avoid shelters and rescues when they're searching...

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The FBI Takes Action Against Animal Abuse

Author: M. Sullivan Starting in 2016, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will reclassify animal abuse as a “Group A” felony in its National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), which means that it will be a top-tier federal crime. In the past, animal...

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How To Keep Your Dog Warm And Safe This Winter

Author: Andrew Tarantola You wouldn't venture nearly naked into the frozen wastes of your neighborhood during the dead of winter just to use the outhouse, so why do you expect your dog to? This winter hasn't been nearly as intense as last year's snowpacalypse, but...

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Human Rights Given To Dogs And Cats In Spanish Town

Author: This Dog's Life A Spanish town is affording dogs and cats the same rights as humans. In a unanimous vote the town council in Trigueros del Valle, an area of approximately 300 people, agreed to define dogs and cats as “non-human residents,” meaning they are...

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How And Why To Adopt A New Best Friend

Author: Kristen Corral I remember growing up I asked for a puppy for Christmas every single year. My mom never caved though. She said it was too big of a responsibility. Looking back, she was definitely right. My sister and I were involved in so many activities we had...

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A Pope For All Species

Author: Nicholas Kristof We all know that Pope Francis cares deeply for the marginalized, but did you realize that his compassion bridges the species barrier? He suggests that animals will go to heaven and that the Virgin Mary “grieves for the sufferings” even of...

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How Animal Advocates Avoid Getting Totally Depressed

Author: Sarah V Schweig Anyone who works to help the less fortunate does incredibly hard work. But when the less fortunate are so unfortunate they aren't even considered by many to be part of society, the toil can feel unbearable. "It is hard to grieve for animals...

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Read This Before You Give Up Your Pet

Do you feel you can no longer keep your pet and want to find a new home for him or her? Perhaps you are frustrated with a behavior problem. Or your child has pet allergies. Or you are having trouble finding rental housing that accepts your pet. Step One: Step back and...

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How Fostering Helped This Scared Cat

One heartbreaking picture captures all the fear and sadness that comes with abandonment. Backpack the cat was found wandering the streets of Philadelphia. Wanting her to be safe, the child who found her tucked the frightened cat into a backpack and brought her to a...

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Pitbull Provides Therapy for Boy With Austism

Joey suffers from a form of high-functioning autism, known as Asperger syndrome. He can solve math problems in a snap, recite a book after reading it just once and loves to learn. But interactions with people are a different story. “He has a hard time reading social...

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The Future Of Animal Rescue

In redefining themselves, innovative shelters are inventing a future in which the animals come first. What’s the first thing you notice when you walk into an animal shelter? The deafening roar of the dogs? The overworked staff? That smell? At the Oakland, CA, shelter,...

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Find A Lost Dog Or Monitor Your Pet’s Health

Monitor Your Pet's Health or Find a Lost Dog With New Collar Trackers From Startup Whistle Activity Monitor If your dog is an escape artist or needs fitness tracking in order to lose weight, thewearable technology from Whistle, the startup which launched the $99...

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Innovative Methods Revolutionized This Rescue Organization

The Kentucky Humane Society, the state’s largest pet adoption agency and largest no-kill shelter and headquartered in Louisville, found homes for 6,747 homeless cats and dogs in 2014 — the most in its 130-year history. Thus the society saved about 95 percent of all...

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Spaying and Neutering May Contribute to Longer Lifespans

Banfield Pet Hospital, the world's largest veterinary practice, released its State of Pet Health 2013 Report today, revealing that spaying and neutering dogs and cats, among other factors, may influence a pet's lifespan. The report, compiled by Banfield's internal...

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After Years Of Loyalty Police Dog Was To Be Euthanized

A police dog named Rex, at 9 years old, had served his time on the force and was ready to retire. But his fate hung in the balance. Because of the vigorous training police dogs receive, it can be hard for them to return to the community and lead normal lives. One...

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Boy Defies School To Save Pig He Loves

When Bruno Barba first saw Lola, he never could have guessed how much the young pig would affect him. "She's changed my life so much and I just haven't been able to look at anything the same anymore," Bruno told The Dodo. Now the 16-year-old high school student is...

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These Major Airlines Let Your Pet Travel With You

For most animal lovers, the idea of putting a beloved pet into a carrier and inside the cargo hold of an airplane for a cross-country flight is a total nonstarter. Airplane travel is stressful enough for humans, let alone our furry family members who'd rather stay...

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How to travel with your cat

1. TALK WITH YOUR VETERINARIAN Check that your cat is healthy enough to travel and learn what to do if your cat gets carsick. 2. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Practice driving short distances with your cat to acclimate him to the car. 3. CHECK IDENTIFICATION Check that your...

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How To Break 7 Common Bad Dog Habits

“No! Bad dog!” How many times have you scolded your misbehaving canine with those words? Probably too many. But before you fly off the handle, one of the most important things to understand about correcting bad behavior is that punishment doesn’t work. Many times,...

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$100K Contest To Save Lives Through Innovation

Renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead once famously said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Mead was talking about improving the world for humans, but it’s just as...

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Dehydration in dogs

Author: ASPCA What Is Dehydration? Dehydration is a lack of water in the body, and can cause serious complications for pets and people alike. Water is essential to all living beings, including dogs, who depend on proper daily fluid intake to maintain appropriate...

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Remembering 9/11/2001 Rescue Dogs

On Sept. 11, 2001, Genelle Guzman-McMillan was working in her office in the World Trade Center when she heard a terrible noise outside. As she raced down the stairs, she felt the building collapse around her. Twenty-seven hours later, she would be the final living...

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