Saturday, October 31, 2020

Viral Video Reveals Just How Fast A Wild Javelina Can Run

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL VIDEOS) It's not every day you get to witness a wild javelina sprinting down a civilian street. Watch this mesmerizing footage of the speedy beast running at high speeds in Tucson, Arizona. Never heard of a javelina before? Also known as collared peccary or musk hogs, these herbivores are found throughout the southwestern U.S. all the way into parts of South America, and can run up to 35 miles per hour. Just watch this guy go! -- Global Animal

Crucial Coronavirus Info For Pet Parents

(PET HEALTH/ANIMAL SAFETY) As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, and given the abundance of false information circulating the web, it's critical to stay informed regarding disease transmission details. For instance, contrary to false rumors, multiple vetted organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), have all confirmed pets are not at risk of transmitting COVID-19. Continue reading below to learn all you need to know about keeping your pets safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes pet-safe cleaning info, as well as tips on how to keep your pet occupied and active during this uncertain time. -- Global Animal

Celebrate Respect Your Cat Day With These Purr-fect Cat Facts

(CATS/PETS) March 28 is annual Respect Your Cat Day—as if you needed an unofficial holiday to love and cherish your adorable feline friend, but everyone deserves their own special day. It's the "purr-fect" day to spend lavishing your beloved cat and showing them how much they are loved. — Global Animal

With Sports On Hold, Rugby Announcer Gives Play-By-Play Of Everyday Life

(DOGS/ANIMAL VIDEOS) With live sports on hold (along with the rest of the world) due to the coronavirus pandemic, sports professionals have found themselves totally out of sorts. Fortunately rugby commentator Nick Heath is still keeping himself busy, commentating on normal day-to-day life. Listen as he offers a play-by-play in this video of two dogs—whom he refers to as "Vanilla" and "Chocolate"—racing around a park. -- Global Animal

Two Paws Up For National Puppy Day!

(ANIMAL NEWS/NATIONAL PUPPY DAY) Today is National Puppy Day, and animal shelters across the globe are celebrating by raising awareness about puppy adoption. National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige, a pet and home lifestyle expert who also created National Dog Day and National Cat Day. The national holiday is intended to help save orphaned puppies while educating the public about the cruelty behind puppy mills. Read on to learn more about the importance of National Puppy Day, and for helpful tips on how to care for a new puppy. -- Global Animal

Coping With Coronavirus: Dogs Enjoying Quarantine (PHOTOS)

(PETS/DOG PICTURES) While Americans attempt to curb the coronavirus outbreak by staying at home, pets nationwide are living their best lives as they hang out with their guardians practically 24-7. Take a look at how these Instagram dogs are handling the coronavirus pandemic--whether they're stocking up on TP or helping out around the home paw-ffice.

Self-Isolation Doesn’t Have To Be Lonely: Shelter Encourages Fostering A Pet...

(ANIMAL RESCUE/PETS) In a grand effort to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are being urged to shelter in place. But self-isolation doesn't have to be lonely. Now is the perfect time to foster or adopt a pet. Not only do shelters and pet adoption facilities desperately need people to foster pets amid the temporary lockdown, but people can also help rescue themselves during these crazy times. Multiple vetted organizations have all confirmed pets are not at risk of spreading COVID-19 and studies have proven time and time again that bringing an animal into your home makes you happier and healthier. Read on to learn more about how fostering a pet can serve as a source of comfort during crisis. -- Global Animal

Animals Ready To Shamrock For St. Patty’s Day (GALLERY)

(CATS AND DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES) Who needs a pot of gold when you have this much cuteness? Check out these photos of animals who are ready to shamrock this St. Patrick's Day! — Global Animal

Canine Cabin Fever? Fun Indoor Activities To Keep Tails Wagging

(DOGS) When the cold temperatures hit, the snow covers the ground, and the ice makes the sidewalks a slippery ice rink, you'll probably want to find some fun indoor activities for your dog to engage in. Your dog's exercise and activity needs will largely depend on factors like his/her age, breed, overall health, and size, but it's safe to say that your four-legged bundle of joy should get between half an hour to 120 minutes of activity each day. And when the cold weather season makes it hard to get outside regularly enough to keep you dog in tip-top shape, you’ll need to find another way. Read on for a look at some fun indoor activities with dogs during the winter so that man’s best friend can maintain optimal health even when the temperature keeps you and your pet inside. -- Global Animal

National Napping Day: Do Pets Dream?

(PETS/ANIMAL BEHAVIOR) In celebration of National Napping Day, we tackle the age-old question: do pets dream? Ask any pet guardian who's seen a sleeping cat swat the air, or heard a dog bark while in a slumber, and you'll be told that animals certainly do dream. So, perhaps the question is: what do pets dream of? Wouldn't we like to know! Does a napping cat rehash the day's events? Or, do dogs in dreamland imagine streets lined with treats? This provocative pet question even prompted the creation of "Stu's Song" in The Hangover, that asks, "What do tigers dream of?" We have the answers — read on to find out. — Global Animal

China’s Coronavirus Lockdown: Rescuers Can’t Keep Up As Over 50,000 Pets...

(HEALTH & SAFETY) WUHAN, CHINA -- As the coronavirus outbreak has only intensified, killing over 2,000 people and infecting more than 78,000 in China alone, activists are struggling to keep up with the number of animals left behind. Since those infected with COVID-19 cannot bring their animals with them to quarantine, and despite confirmation from the World Health Organization that pets cannot contract the virus, an estimated 50,000 pets have been abandoned amid Wuhan's lockdown. Volunteers joined forces to handle the high volume of animals in need, but they are beginning to grow desperate as they run out of food, with many unable to go outside out of fear of getting infected. Read on to learn more about animal rescue efforts in Wuhan, and take note that many of these animals will be available for adoption once the lockdown is over. -- Global Animal

Go Wild For World Wildlife Day!

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/PICTURES) March 3 is World Wildlife Day, a day to celebrate and appreciate all that Mother Nature has to offer, from plants to wild animals. On December 20, 2013, the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General assembly proclaimed March 3—the day the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted—as World Wildlife Day. — Global Animal

Polar Bear Day: Everyday Ways To Save The Polar Bear

(ENDANGERED SPECIES/POLAR BEARS) What better time to help save the polar bear than today, International Polar Bear Day? With less than 25,000 left in the wild, polar bears are on the brink of extinction due to the devastating effects of global warming. In Canada—which unfortunately still allows polar bear trophy hunts despite their endangered status—a polar bear was forced to swim 426 miles in search of arctic sea ice; ice that continues to hit record lows. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways you can help save the polar bear from extinction—from riding a bike to shopping locally. So in the spirit International Polar Bear Day, check out these some simple ways to help save the polar bear. — Global Animal

It Hurts To Say Goodbye: Grieving The Loss Of A Pet

(ANIMAL CONNECTION) Coping with the death of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences a person can endure. Here are some kind words and advice for getting through this time of bereavement. — Global Animal

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