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Facelifts For Fido? 5 Peculiar Pet Procedures

(PETS) There’s not much we wouldn’t do for our animal companions. Designer duds, boutique hotels, and even plastic surgery? That’s right. Pets have succumbed to the nips, tucks, and more that is usually reserved for their human counterparts. Read on for five of these unusual pet procedures and why our pets might have justifiable reasons for […]

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<p>The dog run is located in the former Pumphouse Plaza on the roof of an underground pumping station. Photo Credit: bpcdogs.org</p>

NYC Dog Park Honors K-9 Killed On 9/11

(ANIMAL HEROES/POLICE DOGS) New York’s Sirius Dog Run is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the only police K-9, Sirius, killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Like many other heroic animals, Sirius performed his duties flawlessly until his final day, and was rightfully honored along with all the other fallen heroes. […]

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<p>Rescue teams search through the rubble for survivors. Photo credit: Barcroft Media</p>

Portraits Honor 9/11 Search & Rescue Dogs

(DOG PICTURES/ANIMAL HEROES) Nearly 100 search and rescue dogs were deployed to help find survivors at the World Trade Center and Pentagon sites following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Photographer Charlotte Dumas located 15 of these now senior-aged heroes and has commemorated them in a touching series of portraits entitled “Retrieved.” Traveling to 12 different […]

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<p>Sirius Dog Run honors the only canine victim from the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. </p>

In Memory Of Sirius, Police Dog Killed On 9/11

(SEPTEMBER 11TH/ANIMAL HEROES/POLICE DOGS) NEW YORK — Today is the anniversary of that fateful day of terror. Not all first responder victims were of the two-legged kind. Sirius, a Port Authority Police Department K-9, was killed when the Second Tower collapsed. Read on about the only police dog killed in the attacks that day, the […]

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Animals were escorted to safety during the wildfires near Colorado Springs. Photo Credit: animalconnectionac.wordpress.com

How Natural Disasters Can Devastate Animals

(ANIMAL WELFARE) Whether there’s a flood or a fire, pets and wildlife can be incredibly vulnerable during a natural disaster. But regardless of what Mother Nature may throw at us, there’s no doubting humans offer animals the best chance of survival. Read the full article below for more on how natural disasters impact the lives […]

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Cosmo, an 11 year old border collie service dog rests while Senator Lauren Book introduces SB 416 during the Florida Senate Committee on Criminal Justice meeting at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee Florida March 13, 2017. Photo Credit: http://floridapolitics.com

Courts Lay Down The Paw: Abused Pets Get A Legal Voice

(PETS/ANIMAL LAWS) Last year, Connecticut became the first state to allow judges to appoint lawyers and law students as volunteer advocates for pets in cases involving cruelty, abuse, and neglect. Alternately, animal advocates can also be requested by a prosecutor or defense counsel. What’s more, the volunteer advocates are authorized to conduct investigations in hopes […]

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Belinda Penn held her dogs, Winston and Baxter, after being rescued from their home in Spring on Monday. Photo Credit: David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Be Prepared: Emergency Plan For Your Pets

(PET CARE) The effects of Tropical Storm Harvey this past week are a sobering reminder of how everything can change in a moment. This begs the question: How prepared are you for a natural disaster? Here is an excellent article for pet guardians on what we need to know and do—including a pet first aid […]

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What Is Dog Parvovirus?

(PET HEALTH/DOGS) You’ve vaccinated your dog against Parvovirus, but do you know what it is? Ciara Black is a Global Animal contributor from the Dog Help Network, a resource for dog health related websites. Read on for her important information on canine Parvo, and how you can protect your pet. — Global Animal

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The Real Batman: 5-Year-Old Boy Helps Stray Cats

(STRAY ANIMALS/CATS) In a world full of hate, it’s always good to see a real superhero. One little boy named Shon helps rescue stray cats outside of Philadelphia. His super power, you might ask? He is able to connect with cats who are too feral to become domesticated house cats. Read on to find out how Shon uses […]

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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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Only about 1% of all pets in North America are insured. Photo Credit: Modern Dog Magazine

Does Your Pet Have A Plan? Finding The Right Pet Insurance

(PET INSURANCE) As it turns out, finding health insurance for yourself is relatively similar to finding insurance for your pet, with pre-existing conditions and the effects of aging making the process much more difficult. And with veterinary costs on the rise, it’s becoming increasingly more important to make sure your pet is insured. Read on […]

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Does Your Pooch Think He’s Top Dog?

(DOGS/PETS) Living with roommates isn’t always easy, especially if there’s a constant struggle for power in your household. Even though dedicated pet parents love to treat their canine companions like top dogs, it’s frustrating when a furry family member starts to sport a bit of an attitude. Do our dogs act out because they want […]

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