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Daily news of pets, endangered animals and wildlife around the world. Includes information on dogs, cats, dolphins, whales, and wild animals, plus news on endangered species, animal welfare and wildlife conservation.

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: Helping Victims Stay Afloat

(DISASTER RELIEF/ANIMAL RESCUE) Hurricane Harvey caused devastation for countless people and their pets throughout Texas and Louisiana. Luckily, over 300 shelters and animal rescues all over the the country have stepped in to help. Those affected those affected face an uphill battle to rebuild their lives, but volunteers continue to work day by day, trying to […]

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Activists from Earth Island Institute (EII) and the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PWAS) hold a demonstration against dolphin hunting in front of the Japanese Embassy in Manila on September 1, 2016. Photo Credit: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty

Dolphin Killing Season Surfaces In Japan

(MARINE PARKS/DOLPHINS) This month marked the beginning of the cruel dolphin killing season which takes place in Taiji and other Japanese fishing towns, from September through March. Each year, upwards of 20,000 dolphins and other cetaceans are brutally slaughtered–often cruelly stabbed with knives, hooks and lances–in the annual hunt. While part of the dolphins’ flesh is […]

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Responding to a resident report, the HSUS animal rescue team returns successfully with two cats trapped in a home. Photograph: Anthony Rathbun/Humane Society of the United States via AP Images

TAKE ACTION: Hurricane Harvey Animal Victims Need Our Help!

(HURRICANE HARVEY/ANIMAL RESCUE) Being the most powerful storm to hit the mainland in over a decade, Hurricane Harvey has completely wreaked havoc throughout Texas and Louisiana. To put things in perspective, an estimated 20 trillion gallons dumped on the 2.3 million-person city of Houston since Harvey came ashore. Some parts of Texas received as much as […]

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Go Ape For International Primate Day!

(PRIMATES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, September 1 is International Primate Day, a day dedicated to preserving and protecting primates of all species including chimpanzees, monkeys, orangutans, gorillas, and many more. Animal Defenders International (ADI) founded Primate Day in 2005 with a specific focus on putting an end to experimenting on monkeys for disease research. This year, the […]

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Joe Garcia carried his dog, Heidi, from his flooded home in Spring, Texas. Photo Credit: David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Hurricane Harvey: How To Help Pets In Need

(HELP ANIMALS/ANIMAL RESCUE) HOUSTON — In the same type of catastrophic flooding that beset Texas during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, record rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey has battered the nation’s fourth largest city this past week. The flooding has left 25 dead and caused more than 30,000 people to flee their flooded homes. While many pets […]

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<p>Harper, a happy pit bull puppy with a new lease on life. Photo credit: today.msnbc.msn.com</p>

Put Your Paws Up For National Dog Day!

(PETS/DOGS) It’s August 26th, which means National Dog Day is here! Make sure you go out of your way to appreciate your favorite canine friend, and if you don’t have a special canine in your life, celebrate by adopting one from a shelter! Back in 2004, National Dog Day was started by the National Dog Day […]

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‘A Hero To Many:’ Elephant Crusader Shot Dead In Tanzania

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/POACHING) SOUTH AFRICA — Wildlife conservationist Wayne Lotter was recently shot and killed in Tanzania, where he dedicated his life to putting an end to poaching and the illegal ivory trade. Tanzanian law enforcement has launched an investigation into his death, and while it’s unclear whether Lotter was killed as a result of his […]

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People use protective glasses on their dog during a partial solar eclipse at the Pier Head in Liverpool, north-west England, on March 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS        (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

How Will Animals React To The Solar Eclipse?

(ANIMAL BEHAVIOR) Animals across the country may act strangely on Monday, August 21, as the U.S. witnesses the first total solar eclipse since 1979. While experts claim reports of animals going berserk during solar eclipses are purely anecdotal, animals big and small have been seen changing their behavior when the sky goes dark during totality. […]

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Join The Stampede! Celebrate World Elephant Day

(ELEPHANTS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Happy World Elephant Day! This global campaign was founded in 2012 to shine a light on the delicate state of elephant populations across the globe. In addition to habitat loss and exploitation, poaching for the ivory trade is one of the most difficult issues conservationists must face to protect these gentle giants. But […]

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Lions are quickly vanishing across the African plain. Photo credit: openwalls.com

Be A Lionheart For Lions This World Lion Day!

(LIONS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, August 10 is World Lion Day! Celebrating the almightly King of the Jungle, this international holiday aims to raise awareness about the plight of lions and help save them from extinction. African lion numbers are dropping drastically as wealthy hunters pay tens of thousands of dollars to hunt these magnificent creatures. In […]

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Ivory artifacts seized by NY state investigators to be crushed in Central park. Photo Credit: Associated Press

New York City Crushes Millions Of Dollars’ Worth Of Illegal Ivory To Save Elephants

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) NEW YORK CITY — In a move to combat the illegal ivory trade that kills countless elephants each day, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation destroyed over two tons of ivory in Central Park on Thursday. While the practice is controversial, the destruction of piles of confiscated tusks, trinkets, statues, […]

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Cecil the lion's son Xanda in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Photo Credit: Bert Duplessis/www.fisheaglesafaris.com

Cecil The Lion’s Son Meets Same Fate As Famous Father

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE) Just two years after the slaughter of Cecil the lion, one of the famed lion’s cubs was killed in similar circumstances during a trophy hunt in Zimbabwe earlier this month. The six-year-old lion named Xanda, who was in his prime, was shot and killed just outside the bounds of Hwange National Park–not far from […]

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Miriam Petrova, holding a photo of her cat Gogo, and other owners of cat victims after the sentencing of Robert Farmer. Photo Credit: Jacqueline Ramseyer/Bay Area News Group

California Cat Killer Sentenced To The Max

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL CRUELTY) In a case that’s been closely monitored by animal rights advocates across the country, a judge sentenced a San Jose man with the maximum term allowed (16 years) after he admitted to kidnapping, torturing, and killing nearly two dozen cats in a gruesome crime spree spanning over two months. The 26-year-old man, Robert Farmer–who […]

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