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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Cat Digs Out Of Tough Spot

(FUNNY CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) "Quick! You get the shovel, and I'll start digging us out!" — Global Animal

NYC Animal Shelters No Longer In The Dog House?

(ANIMAL SHELTERS/PET ADOPTION) NEW YORK CITY -- The Animal Care Centers of NYC (formerly Animal Care and Control) are a frequently criticized nonprofit agency that currently runs New York City’s three animal shelters. Despite criticism and insufficient funding, many of the programs the agency has implemented since 2014, like "puppy playgroups," are yielding positive results. For instance, euthansia rates are down to 13 percent, whereas in 2003, NYC shelters killed over 60 percent of their dogs and cats. Adoption rates also rose by 17 percent. Among these changes, the agency is currently scouting sites to build full-service shelters in the Queens and Bronx as well as upgrading and expanding their existing shelters in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Read on to learn more about how Animal Care Centers of NYC is working to improve the lives of thousands of animals. -- Global Animal

Canine Secretary

(FUNNY DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) For this level of customer service, this pup should get paid with more than just a doggie treat! — Global Animal
Photo credit: The Dogington Post

Dogs & Taxes: Digging Up Tax Deductions For Pets

(PETS/PET CARE) Being a pet guardian has many benefits, but when it comes to filing taxes, claiming your furry friend as a dependent is prohibited. Even though dogs are not tax deductible, certain pet related expenses are. Check out the list below to learn about any tax deductions you may receive for being a pet parent. -- Global Animal

Speak Out Against Useless Monkey Experiments

(MONKEYS/ANIMAL TESTING) In the last several months, controversial NIH-funded "maternal deprivation" experiments, in which infant monkeys are removed from their mothers at birth so investigators can study the psychological consequences, have sparked public debate and a congressional inquiry. Monkey researchers believe their work is justified because of the potential benefits to human patients suffering from anxiety disorders. Critics argue that these studies cause a great amount of animal suffering, but produce no useful results. -- Global Animal

Pup Throws Broccoli Tantrum

(PUPPIES/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) It looks like this Pomeranian pup doesn't want to eat his vegetables! — Global Animal

The Real-Life Tom & Jerry

(UNLIKELY ANIMAL FRIENDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Someone doesn't want to share! These two unlikely pals calmly share some milk, although someone seems to be hogging the bowl. Is this the real-life Tom and Jerry? — Global Animal

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Southern Fried ‘Chicken’

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Fried chicken is a Southern staple and a fast food favorite with chains like Kentucky Fried Chicken. But you can satisfy your cravings for the dish without harming any chickens by making a meatless version. Some meatless chicken contains milk or eggs, including brands like Morningstar. This homemade recipe will help ensure your fried chicken is vegan and delicious. Serve it tonight with some traditional Southern sides like collard greens, mashed potatoes, or corn fritters. — Global Animal

Polite Bear Waves Hello

(BEARS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) When it comes to being polite, this bear knows what to do. Someone's been listening to Miss Manners! — Global Animal

The Truth Behind “Humane” Food

(HUMANE EATING/ANIMAL WELFARE) What does Certified Humane really mean? Organic? Free range? What's the difference between these and how do they affect us? We've compiled the ultimate list with all of the answers to what humane labeling really means and the animals behind the labels. — Global Animal

This Bunny Smells Funny

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) "Mom, what's this pillow doing in my spot on the couch? Wait a second, this doesn't smell like a pillow..." Check out Cody the Labrador and his newfound love for Buster the rabbit. — Global Animal

Ultimate Hamster Treat

(PETS/HAMSTERS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This gal bit off more than she can chew! Now that's one hungry hamster! — Global Animal

When Fur Meets Fame: Celebrity Animal Lovers (GALLERY)

(CELEBRITIES/ANIMAL PICTURES) Some celebrities love themselves while others prefer animals. Being a celebrity can be a powerful thing, and this group of public figures use their fame for the greater good. Whether they're strong advocates of animal rights or caring companions to a number of pets, these celebrities truly love animals. — Global Animal

Puppy Love: Ellen DeGeneres & Portia Adopt ‘Kid’

(CELEBRITIES/PETS) In today's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the comedian and talk show host announced she and her wife Portia de Rossi adopted a nine-week-old, mixed breed puppy named Kid. DeGeneres says she named the new puppy "Kid" in response to frequent speculation whether she and De Rossi will eventually adopt a child of their own. While the couple does not currently have any children, the young pup joins their two other dogs, Wolf and Auggie. Read on for more on DeGeneres' new taste of motherhood. -- Global Animal