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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Diamonds In The Ruff: Why Senior Dogs Rock

(ANIMAL RESCUE/SENIOR DOGS) Life can be pretty challenging for senior animals. The sad truth is every day older dogs are passed up for cute, bouncy puppies. Because people have preconceived notions of senior dogs, they are typically the least adopted pets. But senior pets deserve to live their golden years in a loving, supportive home. Even though they are no longer young pups, senior dogs still have a lot of life to live and even more love to give. There are so many amazing reasons to adopt a senior dog--i.e. they are already house broken, have better focus, are grateful for a second chance, and what you see is what you get. In the article below, read the touching stories from organizations who take senior dog rescue extra seriously, including our own story involving Global Animal's founders and their beloved senior rescue dog Stanley. -- Global Animal

When I Say “I’m A Dog Person,” I Mean It

(PIT BULLS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Sometimes our pets are actually our children. This pit bull mom knows the sentiment all too well. At the end of the day, this 'vicious' pit bull is just a big, snuggly baby! For more adorable American pit bulls, follow MVP Bullies on Instagram. -- Global Animal

Baby Otter Nursed Back To Health

(ANIMAL RESCUE/OTTERS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This 4-week-old otter was rescued from an Arizona canal, dehydrated, starving, and infested with fleas. Fortunately he was nursed back to health, and now he has a good appetite and loves playing with his toys at his new home at a wildlife park. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan ‘Hippie’ Carrot Muffins

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Even though carrots of all kinds are available all year long, fresh spring carrots are always worth seeking out. For this week's meatless meal, try these delicious vegan 'hippie' carrot muffins. These muffins are "cupcakes masquerading as breakfast," thanks to a dreamy, 100-percent vegan coconut whipped cream. Not only are they healthier than regular carrot cake, but they only take 30 minutes to make, using just 10 simple ingredients. These sweet springtime treats are sure to tantalize your taste buds! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

German Shepherd Helps Load The Dishwasher

(DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Baron the German Shepherd is a true gentleman. Watch as he helps his mom load dishes into the dishwasher. It's certainly easier than training a teenager to do it! -- Global Animal

Dog Doesn’t Recognize Dad Until He Sniffs Him

(DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) When a North Carolina man named Shane Godfrey spent five weeks in the hospital recovering from the flu, he lost 50 pounds and didn't look like his old self. When he came home, he was most excited to reunite with his dog Willie. But at first, Willie doesn't recognize him. In the video above, watch Willie's awesome reaction as he finally realizes that the mystery man is, in fact, his dad. It comes with just a sniff! -- Global Animal

Buddy The Beagle Sings & Plays Piano

(FUNNY PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Buddy Mercury the Beagle is so talented! Watch as he plays piano and belts out the blues! -- Global Animal

Stella Can’t Get Comfortable

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This dog named Stella just can't get comfortable. Watch as the goofball tries to get situated on a bean bag chair--and no, it's not her bed. For more of Stella the English lab, follow her on Instagram. -- Global Animal

Trying To Do Yoga When You Have Pets

(FUNNY PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) It seems pets always wanna join in on whatever you're doing. This is especially the case with yoga. Watch as Spout The Wonder-Pup does some yoga with Mom. -- Global Animal

Senseless Slaughter: Colorado Sanctuary Controversially Euthanizes All Of Its Animals

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE SANCTUARY) Lion's Gate Sanctuary in Central Colorado suddenly euthanized all 11 of their animals--which included 3 lions, 3 tigers, and 5 bears--after Elbert County commissioners denied the refuge’s request to move to a nearby, more urban location, citing safety concerns. The wild animal sanctuary maintains the animals had to be euthanized because recurring flooding on the property made conditions unsafe. Lion's Gate co-owner Joan Laub says they felt they were left with "no other option" to protect the animals if they couldn't relocate the sanctuary, claiming the senior animals wouldn't be able to survive a move to another sanctuary. However a number of other wildlife sanctuaries say they were never notified of the issue and would have been happy to help find new homes for the animals. Pat Craig, who owns the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Kennesburg, about 70 miles north of Lion’s Gate, says they “could have easily taken them.” Sadly nothing can be done to save these 11 animals now, but we hope this incident raises awareness about captive animals who need our help across the country. Read on to learn more about Lion's Gate Sanctuary's questionable decision, and share your thoughts in the comments below. -- Global Animal

Cat Stuck In Tree For Three Days Is Rescued

(CATS/ANIMAL RESCUES/ANIMAL VIDEOS) In this GoPro rescue video, a PETA professional climbs into a tree to rescue a 15-year-old cat named Butterfly who was chased up a tree by a dog. Too afraid to climb down, he ended up stranded there for three days. But fortunately now he is free at last! -- Global Animal

Sid The Regal #Beagle Loves #Pizza

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Sid the regal beagle just LOVES to eat pizza. We dare you to find someone who loves pizza more than this dog. For more of his escapades, follow him on Instagram @myregalbeagle. -- Global Animal

Does Your Dog Have Diabetes? Diagnosis, Symptoms & Treatment

(DOGS/PET HEALTH) Has your pup put on a few extra pounds? Notice Fido sleeping more often than usual? Ciara Black is a Global Animal contributor from the Dog Help Network, a resource for dog health related websites. Read on for Ciara's tips on how to watch for signs of canine diabetes, and how the disease can be managed. — Global Animal

Izzy The Frenchie Loves Bath Time

(PUPPIES/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Izzy is quite possibly the cutest French Bulldog puppy we've ever seen. Just look at how she gleams with joy while getting a bath! -- Global Animal