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PetFoodDirect.com is Looking for Your Inspirational Rescue Tales
LoLa spent the first five years of her life living in a puppy mill before she was rescued by volunteers at the National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR). There she was diagnosed with severe dental disease and was suspected of being pregnant. The NMDR immediately took her into surgery, extracted eight rotten teeth, determined she was not pregnant, and spayed her. This is just one of several stories...
Foreign Vets Help Snake Hunt in Flood-hit Thailand
BANGKOK - Two vets from Singapore were to arrive in Bangkok on Tuesday to help capture snakes and other roaming reptiles in flood-stricken Thailand, a global zoo body said. The experts from Wildlife Reserves Singapore would bring medical supplies and equipment such as nets for catching snakes and crocodiles to assist their Thai colleagues, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)...
Unique Veterans Day "Tribute to War Heroes...at Both Ends of the Leash"
Capitol Hill and the American Humane Association hosted a "Tribute to War Heroes…at Both Ends of the Leash" on Monday, November 7. "For thousands of years, dogs have protected us, comforted us, and given us their unconditional love," said the American Humane Association. "In wartime dogs have long played a vital role in keeping America safe, serving as sentries and couriers, sniffing out IEDS...
Dog That Saved Owner’s Life On 9/11 Honored with Award
A guide dog named Roselle won the top honor at the inaugural American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards on October 1st. Roselle, whose owner Michael Hingson is blind, guided him down 78 flights of stairs, away from the building and through the city to the house of a friend after the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center tower he worked at on September 11, 2001. Though Roselle passed...
Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable Pet Week: The Advantages of Adopting Older Pets
For new and potential pet owners, visiting an animal shelter to adopt a young  — and preferably housebroken — pet is the norm. Younger animals appear warmer, cuddlier, and more energetic than their aged comrades located in the adjacent kennels. However, what often goes unconsidered is the amount of energy and demand for patience required to mold a younger animal into a great pet. Senior...
'The Portraits That Were Never Pets'
For Mark Barone and Marina Dervan, there isn’t enough paint, nor enough brushes to explain the message, but they try nonetheless. Their exceptional exhibit, An Act of Dog, stands 10-feet high and spans the length of two football fields -- 5,500 framed portraits in all. Why so many? The number is representative of the estimated 5,500 dogs killed every day in the U.S. An Act of Dog will offer...
Coupon Website Helps Cat in Need
You may have never heard of FatWallet.com, a website for one-of-a-kind coupons and deals, but recently it made one of its greatest achievements -- and it didn't include a coupon or a deal. FatWallet is essentially a community in which users share special deals they have found on a message board for everyone to enjoy. Their promise: "Best Deals Made Better." The message board deepens that very...