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Milwaukee Bucks Arena Becomes First Bird-Friendly Pro Sports Arena in the World
Image via Fiserv Forum/Facebook The new Milwaukee Bucks arena, Fiserv Forum, is the first pro sports arena in the world to be deemed bird-friendly. The recognition comes from the building’s design, which makes it less likely that a bird will be killed by flying into the large windows of the arena. The building’s bird-friendly features are essential for the livelihood of both the local and...
Eco-Friendly Building in Austria Protects Wild Hamsters
Photo via iStock.com/Sun_apple Austrian real estate development company Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (BIG) hired a landscaping consultant—dubbed “The Hamster Commissioner”—to ensure that their latest renovation project complies with regulations protecting wild hamsters. According to WLRN, BIG was commissioned by the government to renovate the University College of Teacher Education in...
Frogs and Toads Are Falling on Heads Amidst a Population Boom in North Carolina
Image via iStock.com/BoValentino Tens of thousands of frogs and toads are now living near North Carolina’s coast, partly as a result of an especially rainy summer. While some are claiming that the explosion of frogs and toads is due to flooding brought on by hurricane Florence, experts say this is partially true yet not entirely accurate. State biologist Jeff Hall tells The Charlotte...
Dog Breeder Charged With Felony Torture After Illegally Cropping Ears
Image via iStock.com/DevidDO Pennsylvania dog breeder Joan Huber faces charges that include felony torture after cutting puppies’ ears illegally for almost a year. Huber, 82, faces a maximum sentence of 56 years in prison and fines up to $120,000 on eight counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, with four counts labeled as torture. The breeder was initially convicted of animal cruelty in 2017...
Delaware Governor Signs Bill That Extends Animal Cruelty Laws to Protect Stray Cats
Image via iStock/tracielouise On Monday, October 1, Governor John Carney of Delaware signed a landmark bill into law that would give stray cats the same protection under animal cruelty laws as domestic cats. The bill was a collaborative effort between Best Friends Animal Society, Brandywine Valley SPCA, Faithful Friends Animal Society, Delaware Humane Association, Forgotten Cats of Delaware, the...
Recent Study Shows Why It’s so Important to Clean Dog Bowls
Image via LightField Studios/Shutterstock.com A recent study from Hartpury University in the United Kingdom has identified water bowls for dogs as a haven for harmful bacteria and a contributor to disease transmission within households. Phys.org quotes the study saying, “The dog water bowl has previously been identified as the third most contaminated item within the household, which suggests...
Reporter Stops Live Stream to Save Therapy Dog From Flooding
Image via Good Morning America/Twitter Journalist Julie Wilson from ABC local station WTVD was reporting on Hurricane Florence on Friday when she interrupted the broadcast to save a therapy dog from the flooding. Wilson was streaming over Facebook Live, reporting on how the people of New Bern, North Carolina, were affected, when she noticed a woman trying to save her Rottweiler. The woman told...