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A newly adopted cat at this year's Adoptapalooza event at Union Square on September 8, 2013. Photo Credit: Dana Edelson

Homeless Animals Day: 2017’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities

(PET ADOPTION/STRAY ANIMALS) Today, August 19 marks International Homeless Animals’ Day (IHAD), a day dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of homeless and abandoned animals. Founded in 1992 by the International Society for Animal Right (ISAR), Homeless Animals Day aims to educate the public about pet abandonment, feral animals, and the benefits of neutering domestic […]

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International Cat Day: Fun Facts Celebrating Our Favorite Felines

(CATS/PETS) Today, August 8 is International Cat Day! Founded by the International Fund of Animal Welfare (IFAW) in 2002, International Cat Day is dedicated to celebrating people’s passion for these furry friends, while spreading awareness for cats in need. But today isn’t the only holiday dedicated to cats. There’s also also National Cat Day on […]

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The most hardened of men are softened by a dog. Montgomery and Churchill with Rommel the dog. Photo: Bosleys/BNPS

The Miracle Animals Of Dunkirk

(ANIMAL RESCUES/ANIMALS IN HISTORY) When Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk hits theaters July 21, audiences will be treated to a different kind of war film. “Dunkirk is not a war film,” the director explained to the Associated Press. “It’s a survival story and first and foremost a suspense film.” Dunkirk was indeed a story of survival, for […]

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Mark Freeley with Storm, his 6-year-old English Labrador retriever, who pulled a fawn from Port Jefferson Harbor several days ago, in Port Jefferson - JOHNNY MILANO,NYT

Oh Deer! Hero Dog Saves Drowning Fawn

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE) NEW YORK — A 6-year-old English Labrador retriever named Storm is making headlines after pulling a drowning baby deer to shore in Port Jefferson Harbor this past weekend. The heroic dog’s guardian was taking Storm for a walk Sunday when the dog suddenly dove into the water, swam out toward the fawn, grabbed the animal […]

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Mysterious Epidemic Killing Modern-Day House Cats

(CATS/PET HEALTH) Feline hyperthyroidism is an increasingly common problem in cats over the age of 10, and it’s become one of the most mysterious diseases in veterinary medicine. Vets regularly screen senior cats for hyperthyroidism nowadays, and typically around 10 percent are found to have the disease. While there is no known genetic predisposition for hyperthyroidism, studies link […]

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5 Summer Activities For You & Your Pet

(DOGS/PETS) With summer in full force, the extra hours of sunlight and warmer weather make it a perfect time to incorporate some new, fun activities into your schedule for you and your dog. From hiking to beach fun, read on for outdoor activities and pet tips to have an active, safe summer! — Global Animal

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Why Does My Dog Circle Before Lying Down?

(DOGS/ANIMAL BEHAVIOR) Does your dog walk in a circle before he/she lays down? Experts claim the bizarrely cute ritual is most likely a habit residing from the days our dogs’ ancestors lived out in the wild. Circling around a spot is a way for dogs to subconsciously stamp down grass and leaves in order to […]

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