Saturday, November 28, 2020


News and stories for animal lovers of pet rescue, pet adoption. Plus, breed information for dogs & cats and other pets as well as vet tips and great ideas you and your pet will love.

‘Princess Abby’ is World’s Ugliest Dog

(DOG) "To other people she is ugly, and kids in the neighborhood in the beginning were kind of scared of her," says Kathleen Francis, Princess Abby's owner. "But I think she is beautiful through and through." Princess Abby won the title of World's Ugliest Dog last weekend. — Global Animal

Good Doggie Deeds ‘Paw It Forward’

(DOGS) Orange County, CA — A couple turned their love for dogs into a club for dogs and owners featuring 'puppy pow-wows.' Now, 'Paw It Forward' is a growing campaign to raise money for no kill dog shelters. — Global Animal

Freeing Dogs With…Fences?

(HAPPY TALES) — When Mikael Hardy saw dogs chained and suffering all around her home in South Carolina, she decided to start freeing dogs by giving them fenced in yards. A nice spacious yard makes a mad dog happy! — Global Animal

Beware Of Hot Dogs This Summer

(DOGS/PET CARE) A car parked in the sun can reach up to 160 degrees in just minutes. Here are the top tips to save your pooch from sunstroke, heatstroke, or worse, during the steamy summer months. — Global Animal

Kitty Stowaway Survives 45-Day Trip From China

(PET RESCUE) CANADA – Read how one rambunctious kitten went on the adventure of a lifetime when the cat was stowed away on a trip from China to Canada – and survived.

Hens Rejoice! California Set To Become A Cage-Free State: Governor Signs Bill 1437

(CALIFORNIA) — The Golden State is set to become a cage free state in 2015 now that Governor Schwarzenegger has signed A.B. 1437, a bill backed by The Humane Society of the United States. Hens across the state rejoice! — Global Animal

Man’s Best Friend Shoots Best Friend

(DOG) NEW ZEALAND — Think your dog is your best friend? How does Fido feel about gun use? In New Zealand, a dog owner took a bullet from his dog. We're guessing a few conversations about trust and some light therapy may have followed. — Global Animal

13 Service-Dogs-To-Be Need Foster Homes

VANCOUVER-13 puppies destined to be assistance dogs needs homes. Read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity and project.

UPDATE: No Ban On Pet Sales In San Francisco Yet

SAN FRANCISCO- San Francisco proved that it was all bark and no bite today when city comisisoners decided to put off voting on pet sale ban until 'at lest january.'

1,000 Pounds Of Food Stolen From Pennsylvania Animal Shelter

PENNSYLVANIA- 50 bags of cat and dog food that had been donated to an animal shelter in Pennsylvania were stolen overnight. Who does that?!

Driving Under The Influence Of Your Dog

It's a serious danger and a police officer's pet peeve: Drivers with a dog roaming freely in the car, or worse, sitting in the driver's lap. A new study shows why an unrestrained pet in your vehicle is at least as dangerous as talking on the phone or texting. The best advice: Don't Pet And Drive.

Factory Farm Reality Check: Half-Billion Eggs Recalled

(FARM) WASHINGTON — In the 'no big surprise' category - torturous conditions for the world's factory farmed chickens create disease. In one of the biggest US  food-safety recalls, more than a half-billion eggs were stripped from supermarket shelves in the last week over fears of salmonella poisoning.  Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma), Jonathan Safran Foer (Eating Animals), and other factory farm experts give nine reasons to beware of eggs. — Global Animal

Horses never forget their human friends

Horses Never Forget Their Human Friends

(HORSES) A new study shows that horses remember the people who have treated them well. This isn't news for those who have horses in their lives. But what is surprising is that horses may also remember – and understand – your words. -- Global Animal
Being exposed to dogs early in life can decrease one's risk of asthma by 13%.

Stay! How To Fix Fido’s Separation Anxiety

(DOGS/PET CARE) Parting can be such sweet sorrow, especially for your dog. But when the blues become neurotic, your pooch might have separation anxiety and need some help. Here are some symptoms and what to do about them. — Global Animal