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National Ferret Day

National Ferret Day
Today is National Ferret Day. Celebrate by finding a gap no one else can see, and sliding through – that’s what ferrets can do. Indeed Ferrets are popular pets. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association 2012 Pet Ownership & Demographic Sourcebook, there are 748,000 European ferrets as pets. This doesn’t count the number of... Read more »

Kids Read to Dogs: Sit, Stay, Read

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The best reading tutors ever may be dogs. Sit, Stay, Read brings specially trained dogs (and their handlers) together with children who need help with reading skills. More than solely supporting effective measurable improvements in their reading, dogs boost confidence. Also, the kids learn about humane education. Kids that are more humane to animals, might be... Read more »

Mountain Gorilla Homes, Rwanda

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Visiting Mountain Gorillas in their homes in Rwanda is the most spiritual thing I’ve ever done. Here, I am standing only about 10 feet in front of wild gorillas, no bars, no cages, and no fear on either side. Behind me, a giant silverback gorilla, a mom and toward the end of the video, you... Read more »
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Dogs and People Are Always Communicating: Do We Need a Translator?

Dogs and People Are Always Communicating: Do We Need a Translator?
To your dog, you are a book. Dogs never put it down; they never stop reading us. Dogs read us in ways we understand, and in ways we don’t. We sometimes forget that we share our lives, our families, homes, and often our beds with a totally different species than our own.  Despite the differences... Read more »

Pets For Vets: Supporting Veterans and Dogs, A Match in Heaven

I was proud to be a part of this event - anytime you bring pets and vets together, it makes sense....saving lives in more than one way
Pets for Vets is a co-op effort of several organizations including Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s Comptroller Critters Adoption Program and the Anti Cruelty Society to pair U.S, military veterans with wonderful companions. The event kicked off on October 27 with a special day-long adoption event for veterans at Anti Cruelty underwritten by Fifth Third... Read more »

Cats Are Saved at Tree House, Wendi Taylor Nations on the Black Cat Ball

Cats Are Saved at Tree House, Wendi Taylor Nations on the Black Cat Ball
Save homeless cats! You can help all cats, including those not owned (referred to as feral cats or community) by helping Tree House Humane Society, Chicago’s oldest no kill all cat shelter, and attend the big Black Cat Ball, October 17, 6:30 p.m. under the stars at the Adler Planetarium (1300 S. Lake Shore Drive). Wendi... Read more »
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Declaw Is Not Amputation? Not Quite

Declaw Is Not Amputation? Not Quite
Q: We don’t consider a declaw an amputation, as you insist it is. Our cats survive longer because we keep them indoors. We love our cats; they even sleep in our bed. Don’t you believe under those conditions it’s OK to declaw? — H.T., Tampa, FL A: It is likely your cats will live longer... Read more »

Athletes for Animals, David Backes of the St. Louis Blues

Athletes for Animals, David Backes of the St. Louis Blues
David Backes is quite profound when it comes to the responsibility of professional athletes, as pro athletes have taken a hit over the past few years – from domestic abuse to illegal steroid usage. Walking the walk, or better put, skating the skate, the St. Louis Blues all-star created his own charity, called Athletes for... Read more »

Love Cats? Winn Feline Foundation Celebrates New Website

Love Cats? Winn Feline Foundation Celebrates New Website
Have a cat? Nearly everything known about your cat was supported through funding from the Winn Feline Foundation, from the very food most cats eat to vaccinations cats receive to care in shelters to treatment of a wide range of health issues, from the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) to diabetes. Winn has been there to... Read more »
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Veterinarians and Pediatricians Partner on Lyme Disease

Veterinarians and Pediatricians Partner on Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is an epidemic in America. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated there is 10 times more Lyme disease present in people than previously thought. At least 300,000 people are diagnosed annually with Lyme in the U.S. Lyme is transmitted to people, and to dogs, by deer ticks. The good... Read more »