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One of the Last Animal Testing Sites in the Country Is Being Investigated
Image via iStock.com/Vesnaandjic The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center—one of the last sites in the country still performing tests on dogs—is being investigated at the request of lawmakers. The investigation is exploring whether the medical center for veterans performed taxpayer-funded animal testing without the approval by the former VA secretary, which is required by law. According...
Dog Mode Feature Coming to Tesla Cars
Image via iStock.com/jazz42 Elon Musk announced in a tweet that a “Dog Mode” feature will be released to Tesla cars this week. According to Fortune, this feature is for pet owners who need to “step away from their car while leaving their furry friend inside.”  Though there isn’t much information about the new feature, there has been speculation. Musk responded “Yes” to a tweet in...
Animal Clinic of Kalispell Revives Frozen Cat
Image via Facebook/Animal Clinic of Kalispell The polar vortex has been taking much of the United States by storm. With temperatures well below zero, it has become dangerous to just go outside. One family cat got caught outside in Montana in 10 degree Fahrenheit weather. Her owners found her in a snowbank, where she was covered in snowballs, frozen and unresponsive. Fearing for her life, they...
Paris Finally Allowing Dogs Into Their Public Parks
Image via iStock.com/Page Light Studios As of Jan. 1, dogs are finally being allowed into some of Paris’ public parks following a recent town hall vote, according to The Guardian. The change in policy was passed as part of a suite of measures seeking to make Paris’ public park laws less prohibitive. Before the vote took place, dogs were banned from about 84 percent of Paris’ public parks,...
CDC Says Don’t Kiss Your Pet Hedgehogs
Image via iStock.com/fottograff Hedgehogs have quickly become a favorite pet amongst people across the world. While they do not rival the dog or cat, you can still find Instagram accounts dedicated to the adventures of someone’s pet hedgehog. However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently reported that there has been an outbreak of salmonella that can be traced back...
Indiana Pet Rescue Welcomes Dogs From South Korean Dog-Meat Farm
Image via Facebook/Humane Indiana Humane Indiana, an emergency placement partner for Humane Society United States, in conjunction with Humane Society International, welcomed five dogs who were rescued from a South Korean dog-meat farm in Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do. The five dogs, all young Jindo-mixes, arrived at the Gary/Chicago International Airport on July 12. From there, the pups were safely...
NYC Residents Are Adopting Feral Cats as Working Cats to Save Them From Euthanasia
Image via iStock.com/JanJBrand The NYC Feral Cat Initiative, which supports organizations and individuals who help community cats, helps process about 1,000 feral cats every month, which saves them from euthanasia. They also get a chance at having the job of reducing rodents on people’s properties, according to the Good News Network. “Even though there’s absolutely no guarantee they will...