(DOGS/ANIMAL WELFARE) With the world watching Sochi, Russia during the Winter Olympics, eyes fell on the city’s method of dealing with their stray dog population and many were outraged. The city hired exterminators to kill the dogs on a large scale, often with inhumane methods such as poisoning. Since October, the city has killed an average of 300 dogs per month. — Global Animal
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(CELEBRITIES/PETS) This year’s April Fools’ Day was not filled with joy and laughter for Miley Cyrus who found out mid-afternoon that her beloved Alaskan Klee Kai puppy named Floyd passed away. Cyrus experienced a similar loss in 2012 when her 2-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, Lila, passed away unexpectedly. Her three remaining companions are Ziggy, Happy and Mary Jane. Our condolences go out to Cyrus and her family during this difficult time. Floyd will be truly missed. — Global Animal
(CATS AND DOGS/PETS) April is Pet First-Aid Awareness Month, and in celebration, Denise Fleck, author of Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover, is introducing new products to her Sunny-dog Ink line. Sunny-dog Ink and Fleck created the veterinarian-approved safety kits for both dogs and cats, and offer first aid kits for different occasions and scenarios. Continue reading to find out more about the kits and how to keep your pets safe. — Global Animal
(CATS AND DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) April Fools’ Day is finally here! Celebrated by many cultures far and wide, the holiday is famous for the practical jokes and hoaxes people play on one another. But as it turns out, humans aren’t the only animals engaging in pranks. Cats also have a special love for mischief—especially when it involves tricking a dog. Check out the gallery below for some hilarious kitty antics! — Global Animal
(CATS/PETS) March 28 is annual Respect Your Cat Day—as if you needed an unofficial holiday to love and cherish your adorable feline friend, but everyone deserves their own special day. It’s the “purr-fect” day to spend lavishing your beloved cat and showing them how much they are loved. — Global Animal
(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE) Your pets are your family, so why wouldn’t you treat them like so? PETA’s rescue team recently found and rescued a helpless Chihuahua who was chained outside during the harsh winter. The Chihuahua’s guardians refused to let their pup inside, and in return, lost the privilege of having a pet companion (rightfully so!). PETA works hard to help backyard dogs throughout rural Virginia and North Carolina by providing them with necessities such as: a sturdy dog house, fresh food, and bedding. — Global Animal
(PICTURES OF ANIMALS/DOGS) Elke Vogelsang is a self-taught professional photographer based in Hildesheim, Germany. Her main job involves photographing people and pets, but in her spare time she focuses on her own trio: Noodles, Loli, and Scout. — Global Animal
(PETS/DOGS) Your faith in humanity and social networking will be restored after reading this heartwarming tale. A Kansas woman named Cindy Sundgren was visiting Oklahoma with her dog named Scout for a horse show. But when Cindy was checking out of her hotel, her truck was stolen with her blind, Jack Russell Terrier inside. Cindy was understandably terrified and took to social media to help retrieve her dog. Continue reading below to find out how Facebook miraculously helped Cindy reunite with Scout. — Global Animal.