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Orlando-based animal organizations are offering to help pets of victims and families affected by the Pulse nightclub shooting over the weekend. Photo Credit:

Lending A Helping Paw To Pets Of Orlando Shooting Victims

(PETS/ANIMAL CARE) Over the weekend, the U.S. witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in it’s history after a gunman opened fire in an Orlando nightclub. With 49 people killed and another 53 injured, local animal groups are offering to care for pets affected by the horrific tragedy. Continue reading for a list of Orlando-based organizations volunteering […]

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Gghee, a 5-year-old yellow Labrador, ready to sniff a line of suitcases in mid-May at the canine training center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Photo Credit: Ilana Panich-Linsman via NY Times

Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Stay One Sniff Ahead Of Terrorism

(WORKING ANIMALS/BOMB-SNIFFING DOGS) Since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. government has spent billions of dollars on technologies to emulate the nose and brain of trained bomb-sniffing dogs. But nothing seems to beat the accuracy of a dog’s nose, which can detect just a teaspoon of a chemical in a million gallons of […]

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A Boy & His Dog: A Fur-ever Friendship

(DOGS/ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP) UNITED KINGDOM — One has a debilitating disease, and one has only three legs. Owen and Haatchi have an incredible friendship, yet one based on very strange circumstances. The bond between the little boy and his Anatolian Shepherd dog is truly inspiring. — Global Animal

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Leif Meisinger, a former Army gunner, says getting Spyder was one of the best things that ever happened to him. He credits his canine companion with helping to ease his PTSD. Photo Credit: Gloria Hillard for NPR

Four-Legged Therapists Help Heal War Wounds

(MEMORIAL DAY/THERAPY ANIMALS) We at Global Animal believe that we rescue an animal and in turn, they rescue us from disconnection. To that end, there’s an organization saving one dog at a time and, in the process, helping soldiers traumatized by war. To all our dedicated soldiers on this Memorial Day. May the sacrifices of […]

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dog named sky uses FIDO vest for service pets

Technology At Its Finest: Helping Our Two-Legged Friends

(SERCVICE DOGS/PETS) Have you ever wondered what your furry friend is trying to say? With the FIDO Project (Facilitating Interactions For Dogs With Occupations), a group from Georgia Tech has developed wearable computer vests for service dogs to aid in communication. For instance, if a service dog senses a blood sugar drop in his/her companion, […]

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Mojo adjusting to Rachel's home. Photo Credit: Rachel Bryant via The Dodo

Can Dogs Have Guardian Angels?

(RESCUE DOGS/PETS) Mojo may have short spine syndrome, but he certainly isn’t short on love. This senior Border Collie mix lost his loving guardian after she fell terminally ill. Given that Mojo is already 10 years old with an extremely rare genetic disorder, finding him a new home wasn’t going to be an easy task. […]

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