An in-depth article on the decline of dog racing in the US published by National Geographic shines a light on the challenges faced by Greyhounds, both on and off the track. Earlier this year, the last Greyhound track in Texas closed. At the end of 2020, dog racing will end in Florida with the closure … Continue reading Homes Needed for Greyhounds as US Dog Tracks Continue to Close
The wildfires in the western United States have been devastating for both people and their pets. An article in the Medford, Oregon Mail Tribune explains the kinds of injuries local veterinarians are seeing in dogs, cats, and other animals from the Almeda Fire. Vets at the Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center report that the most … Continue reading Vets See Burns, Smoke Inhalation Injuries in Pets from Wildfires
The fetch Foundation is an Arizona-based non-profit that seeks to save the lives of family pets in fires and other emergency situations. They report that half a million pets are impacted by fire each year in the United States. 40,000 family pets die from smoke inhalation annually. To address this problem, fetch has created the … Continue reading “Fido Bag” a Lifeline for Pets in Emergency Situations
A tiny stray kitten was taken in by the family of Pax, a sweet senior Labrador Retriever. Pax quickly became the kitten’s (now named Polly) protector and best friend. The pair formed a strong bond with each other. Pax shows endless patience with Polly’s rambunctious antics, as you can see in this adorable video: Can’t … Continue reading Watch What Happens When a 13 Year Old Lab Adopts a Stray Kitten!
This heartwarming video from the ASPCA is sure to make you smile! Martin Agee is a professional violinist who also happens to volunteer with the ASPCA, rehabilitating abused shelter dogs. He knew that reading to dogs soothes them, so he decided to try playing them classical music. The music has a calming effect on the … Continue reading Video: Man Plays Violin for Shelter Dogs