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Daily news of pets, endangered animals and wildlife around the world. Includes information on dogs, cats, dolphins, whales, and wild animals, plus news on endangered species, animal welfare and wildlife conservation.

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A Rare Revival: Special Species Returns To Washington State

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Thanks to a 15-year repopulation effort, Pacific fishers are slowly making a comeback in Washington state. These weasel-like mammals’ numbers have steadily declined in the West Coast over the years, and reviving the species could improve the overall health of state forests while restoring a spiritual symbol to the local Nisqually Indian Tribe. As […]

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Baby orangutans on the way to the International Animal Rescue’s center in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo Credit: Credit Kemal Jufri for The New York Times

How Big Banks Are Making Rain Forests Pay The Price

(ENVIRONMENT/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) With big banks like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs under fire for funding the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline project, many are becoming more aware of how major financial institutions influence habitat destruction, animal welfare, and climate change. Believe it or not, some of the world’s largest banks have distributed more than […]

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Vet Travels 900 Miles To Help Horses At Standing Rock

(HORSES/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) The controversial multi-billion-dollar Dakota Access Pipeline project continues to make headlines as an estimated 10,000 protesters remain on prairie land, despite growing calls for them to move elsewhere. While danger to both protesters and law enforcement is ongoing, one veterinarian is providing help to the Sioux and their horses amid the chaos. After […]

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Anna Faris In The Doghouse After Rescued Dog Found On The Streets

(ANIMAL NEWS/CELEBRITY PETS) Actress Anna Faris is facing a $5,000 fine after a dog she adopted four years ago was recently found emaciated and wandering the streets. Kinder4Rescue, an animal adoption center in North Hollywood, claims the Scary Movie star violated a contract Faris signed when she first adopted the Chihuahua named Pete, stating that […]

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PTSD in Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans is often healed with the help of service dogs.

A Salute To War Vets & Service Pets (GALLERY)

(SERVICE DOGS/VETERAN’S DAY) As we take this day to commemorate our honored vets, we should also take a moment to thank the service dogs who help these respected men and women. While many U.S. veterans struggle with invisible wounds such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression, some of them are able to find […]

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Only Down Under? Aussie Police Find Furry Friend In Woman’s Bag

(KOALAS/AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE) Australian police were in for a fuzzy surprise on Sunday night after arresting a woman with an adorable baby koala in her bag. Crikey! The 50-year-old woman was stopped during a regular patrol and arrested due to “outstanding matters.” When asked whether she had anything to declare before being taken into custody, she […]

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Political Animals & Animal Politics: Where Do The Presidential Candidates Stand On Animal Issues?

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMALS & POLITICS) With Election Day right around the corner, many voters have already mailed in their ballots, while others scramble to review and decide upon the various candidates, propositions, and measures currently on the table. The Humane Society recently voiced their support for Hillary Clinton based on her robust track record on animal […]

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Making It Up To Animals: China Finally Accepts Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Testing

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL TESTING) In a major victory for lab animals, China has finally accepted the first non-animal testing method for cosmetics. This breakthrough can be attributed to the scientists at the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS)–a non-profit institution focused on developing non-animal research methods–who have created a 3T3 Phototoxicity method that measures a chemical’s […]

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Emperor penguins are among the wildlife in Antarctica's Ross Sea, which is now protected. Photo Credit:  Paul Nicklen, National Geographic Creative

World’s Largest Marine Animal Sanctuary Is A Dream Come True

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/ANIMAL NEWS) The Ross Sea in the Antarctic Southern Ocean is considered the “largest ocean wilderness left on our planet,” and it’s officially becoming the world’s largest marine sanctuary. In a meeting last week at the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, world leaders announced that the 598,000 square-mile stretch of […]

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Happy Caturday! 20 Ways To Celebrate National Cat Day

(CATS/LIFE WITH PETS) Calling all cat lovers! October 29 isn’t just any Caturday–it’s National Cat Day! Opposed to National Dog Day on August 26, today is dedicated to celebrating cats and spreading awareness about cat adoption. Founder Colleen Paige suggests observing the paw-liday by donating food to local shelters and animal welfare groups, spoiling your […]

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