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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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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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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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International Cat Day: Fun Facts Celebrating Our Favorite Felines

(CATS/PETS) Today, August 8 is International Cat Day! Founded by the International Fund of Animal Welfare (IFAW) in 2002, International Cat Day is dedicated to celebrating people’s passion for these furry friends, while spreading awareness for cats in need. But today isn’t the only holiday dedicated to cats. There’s also also National Cat Day on […]

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The most hardened of men are softened by a dog. Montgomery and Churchill with Rommel the dog. Photo: Bosleys/BNPS

The Miracle Animals Of Dunkirk

(ANIMAL RESCUES/ANIMALS IN HISTORY) When Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk hits theaters July 21, audiences will be treated to a different kind of war film. “Dunkirk is not a war film,” the director explained to the Associated Press. “It’s a survival story and first and foremost a suspense film.” Dunkirk was indeed a story of survival, for […]

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Mark Freeley with Storm, his 6-year-old English Labrador retriever, who pulled a fawn from Port Jefferson Harbor several days ago, in Port Jefferson - JOHNNY MILANO,NYT

Oh Deer! Hero Dog Saves Drowning Fawn

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE) NEW YORK — A 6-year-old English Labrador retriever named Storm is making headlines after pulling a drowning baby deer to shore in Port Jefferson Harbor this past weekend. The heroic dog’s guardian was taking Storm for a walk Sunday when the dog suddenly dove into the water, swam out toward the fawn, grabbed the animal […]

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Mysterious Epidemic Killing Modern-Day House Cats

(CATS/PET HEALTH) Feline hyperthyroidism is an increasingly common problem in cats over the age of 10, and it’s become one of the most mysterious diseases in veterinary medicine. Vets regularly screen senior cats for hyperthyroidism nowadays, and typically around 10 percent are found to have the disease. While there is no known genetic predisposition for hyperthyroidism, studies link […]

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