All Dogs Are Individuals

Posted by SusanStokes on February 26, 2014

The Animal Farm Foundation published a really neat infographic about dogs recently that they offered to share called All Dogs are Individuals.  They are located in Dutchess County, New York, and have been working nationally to secure equal treatment and opportunity for pit bulls since 1985.  Their programs and services include an animal shelter, free internships for animal welfare professionals, educational resources, and grant opportunities.  All their programs are designed to support pit bulls and the organizations working on their behalf. 

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Buy A Book. Save A Cat.

Posted by SusanStokes on February 20, 2014

Three Norwegians wants to help cats who are most in need of assistance: shelter cats and cats of low-income families in need of medical care. What a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day, too. On February 14, Three Norwegians kicked off the Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign. The campaign entitled “Buy a Book. Save a Cat.” was created to fund the new children's book The Bad Guy on the Block.

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It’s Team Cuddle Time – a photo contest by Freshpet

Posted by SusanStokes on February 18, 2014

Freshpet, currently the only company making fresh, refrigerated dog and cat food made in the U.S.A., is joining popular Parenting Lifestyle blogs Mommy Shorts and Momm's Gone City to launch Team Cuddle, a celebration of the special, loving moments shared between family members.

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Wildlife Trafficking – National Strategy unveiled

Posted by SusanStokes on February 11, 2014

It was a big day for the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) whose mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.  They recently published on their website that “A day before world leaders gather in London to tackle the issue of wildlife crime, the White House unveiled its first-ever National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking.”

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Boneyard: Three at-risk animal species in Africa

Posted by SusanStokes on February 1, 2014

While around 18,000 new animal, insect or plant species are discovered yearly, other species are on the edge of extinction.  This includes some that are newly discovered and others that have been around in some form for millions of years. The African continent alone has more than four large mammals whose populations are, for the most part, declining at a worrisome pace. They include the gorilla, elephant, lion and rhino. The latter three are particularly in danger due to illegal poaching, with byproducts typically being exported for medicinal or other consumer use and part of a multi-billion dollar industry. Following is an infographic that speaks for itself.  Thank you to Super Scholar for bringting this to our attention.

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One step forward for pet evacuation procedures in New Jersey

Posted by SusanStokes on January 17, 2014

Pets may soon be permitted to evacuate with owners on public transportation. A bill that would allow people to evacuate with their pets on trains and buses during a state of emergency took another step toward becoming law earlier this week.

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When a pet loses their human

Posted by SusanStokes on January 14, 2014

As pet owners, we all know the pain and anguish of pet loss. Pets are family to us, and when they cross over Rainbow Bridge, they take a little part of us with them. But how does a pet feel when they lose their human or companion animal?

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Let's Celebrate National Bird Day!

Posted by SusanStokes on January 5, 2014

That’s right. On January 5th, the birds have their day in the sun – or snow – depending upon where you live.  So just what is National Bird Day all about?

Happy New Year 2014

Posted by SusanStokes on January 1, 2014

Wishing all our animal and human friends and followers a very safe, happy, healthy and successful New Year!

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by SusanStokes on December 25, 2013

Wishing all our animal and human friends worldwide a very Merry Christmas!