The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recently passed a model pet insurance act, which is designed to establish regulatory standards for the pet insurance industry. The NAIC notes that the pet insurance industry has grown in the past few years, with the number of pets insured in the US going up nearly 30% from 3.4 … Continue reading Insurance Regulators Pass Model Pet Insurance Law
August 26th is International Dog Day. To help celebrate, here is FACE grantee Shadow! Shadow had 2 emergency surgeries for serious spinal problems in 2021. His mom is a military service member and spent her savings on Shadow's first operation. Shadow's 16-year-old human sister even got a second job to help pay his medical bills. … Continue reading Happy International Dog Day!
4,000 Beagles destined for research laboratories were recently rescued from a mass breeding facility in Virginia. The Humane Society of the United States has been working with rescue and shelter partners around the country to help find these dogs new homes. According to HSUS’s latest update, 2,000 dogs have already been placed with shelters and … Continue reading Thousands of Rescued Lab Beagles Seek New Homes
Fish keepers seeking expert veterinary care for their pet fish may soon be able to find vets that are officially certified as specialists in this unique area of care. The American Association of Fish Veterinarians and the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association are developing a petition to have fish practice recognized as a veterinary specialty … Continue reading Fish Vets Seek to Become Recognized Veterinary Specialists
A 2 ½-year-old Belgian Malinois named Eva heroically came to her owner’s rescue after she was ambushed by a mountain lion. Erin Wilson was hiking with Eva on a northern California trail when a mountain lion appeared and swiped at her. Eva rushed to defend her owner, but the big cat soon had its jaws … Continue reading Dog Saves Owner from Mountain Lion Attack