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Indoor cats tend to be drawn to floral arrangements. Photo credit: Blue Cross Animal Hospital

Fatal Flowers? Keep Lethal Lilies Away From Cats

(PET CARE/CATS) Listen up! Many pet guardians do not realize that lilies, particularly Easter, Tiger, Asiatic, Day, and Japanese Show lilies, are poisonous and potentially deadly to cats. If a cat ingests or comes into contact with any part of the lily plant, including its pollen, he/she could possibly develop kidney failure and die within several days. — Global Animal

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Fashion Retailers Guilty Of Faux Advertisement

(FASHION/FUR CLOTHING) DrJays, a clothing line based in New York City, is famous for its high status in street fashion. Established in 1975, the iconic store in South Bronx, New York began selling online in 2000. There are now 19 stores across the New York Metro area. However, DrJays is being slammed for false advertising of its products both online and in stores, along with popular retail stores Neiman Marcus and Eminent. According to reports made by the Humane Society of the United State’s (HSUS) Fur-Free Campaign, Neiman Marcus, Eminent, and DrJays falsely advertised fur on certain articles of clothing. Items were marked as faux fur, yet upon further inspection, it was discovered that many products were real rabbit and raccoon fur. — Global Animal

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Crystal the capuchin monkey and Robin Williams smiling on the set of Night at the Museum. Photo credit:

Remembering Animal Lover Robin Williams

(ANIMAL LOVERS/CELEBRITIES) CALIFORNIA — Actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away on Monday due to an apparent suicide. Although many remember him for his infectious sense of humor and his starring roles in many classic films, Williams was also an avid animal lover and animal rights activist. Williams enjoyed spending time with his animal coworkers on set, as well as hanging out with his own pets at home. While filming The Crazy Ones, Williams had the chance to work with a baby duck, and on the set of Night at the Museum, he befriended a capuchin monkey. — Global Animal

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Indonesia’s Zoo Of Death Strikes Again

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ZOOS) INDONESIA — Surabaya Zoo, most commonly referred to as the “zoo of the death,” recently lost another one of its animals, a young Komodo dragon. Although Komodo dragons tend to live to be at least 30 years old, the 11-year-old Komodo dragon was found dead in his enclosure last Thursday morning. The dragon is the third of his kind to die at the Indonesian zoo in just the past six months. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Blueberry Picking

(MEATLESS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Summertime is definitely the best time of year to eat blueberries. In most areas they begin to ripen in May when the weather gets warmer, and they continue to ripen through September. Blueberries are at their sweetest and there are plenty available, so they’re usually on sale. I decided to take full advantage and buy some fresh blueberries instead of the frozen ones I usually use in my morning smoothie. I even found a delicious blueberry parfait recipe to help shake-up my morning routine. — Global Animal

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Remember Me Thursday: Let’s Light Up The World

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/CELEBRITY NEWS) Each year on the fourth Thursday of September, Remember Me Thursday, a worldwide pet awareness campaign, sheds light on the millions of orphaned pets around the globe. On the day of the event, which will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2014, individuals light candles not only in remembrance of orphan pets who have lost their lives, but also to shine a light upon animals who still desperately need homes. — Global Animal

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Jennings The Cat’s Happy ‘Tail’

(ANIMAL RESCUE/PETS/CATS) Jennings the cat may have had a rough start, but his future is finally looking brighter. PETA’s latest rescue tale is about finding a new home for Jennings, a cat with a chronic ear condition. — Global Animal

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