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Fears on rise in North Jersey after coyote pack surrounds woman and dog

Fear is growing among North Jersey residents after a particularly aggressive pack of coyotes ambushed a woman in Saddle River last week and tried to snatch the dog she was walking. Coyotes might be more visible this time of year as they hunt in preparation for winter, but “common sense” precautions can be taken to […]

Bulldog Shot Dead After Attacking Two Teen Girls

A disturbed dog attacked two teenage girls in Queens, New York, on Sept. 17. It dug its teeth into one of the victim’s stomach and held the other teenager by the wrist and was fatally shot by the responding officers. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the dog was identified as […]

How desexing cats saves lives

How desexing cats saves lives A feral cat by the roadside. EPA/Nic Bothma Tim Doherty, Edith Cowan University and Mike Calver, Murdoch University Thousands of unowned cats wander Australian streets every night. Some are feral, existing in self-sustaining populations not reliant on people, while others are semi-feral and are either fed by people or scavenge […]

Help Your Pets Avoid the Threat of Fleas

Help Your Pets Avoid the Threat of Fleas (309) (NewsUSA) – Pet owners love their four-legged friends. In fact, many are considered a part of the family. However, one thing that dog and cat lovers hate are the fleas that ultimately find their way onto their beloved pet and into the home. “Protecting your dog […]

6 Myths About Pet Allergies

6 Myths About Pet Allergies (419) (NewsUSA) – By gaining a better understanding of the allergies caused by pets, you may be able to find a healthier coexistence with your furry friend. According to The Humane Society, 62 percent of American households have at least one pet. Yet, an estimated 31 million Americans are allergic […]

This ‘fire bird’ is back in N.J. for the first time in almost 30 years; here’s how it happened

CHATSWORTH — Before June 6, 2015, bobwhite quail nests had not been spotted in New Jersey since the 1980s. The birds had essentially disappeared from the Pine Barrens, for reasons generally unknown. All signs, however, point to habitat loss. New Jersey Audubon has been reintroducing bobwhite quail on Bill Haines’ Pine Island cranberry farm in […]

Dogs pawrade around town for charity (PHOTOS)

LIVINGSTON — Chip was a four-legged chick magnet and his paws carried him to first place for best costume at the Livingston Dog Pawrade. Dog lover Christina Slater, who is also regional vice president for Regal Bank, created the parade nine years ago with proceeds going to animal shelters in the community. “All money raised […]

Courageous canine who was victim of dog fighting wins top title of “American Hero Dog” at the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®

Abigail and six other heroic hounds to appear in “American Humane Hero Dog Awards,” premiering on Hallmark Channel October 26, 2017 at 8pm ET/PT, 7 pm Central LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following nearly a million votes by the American public and the opinions of an expert panel of celebrity animal lovers and […]

Hurricanes and Harambe: How Our Culture Puts Animals Before People

As Hurricane Irma bore down on Tampa, Florida, a friend posted a plea on Facebook that someone take in her cat; another friend fleeing Hilton Head Island posted the need for shelter for her family of four — and three dogs. There was the story of the man who, for lack of a pet carrier, […]

Texas Supreme Court Rules on Who Owns Dog

BY JORDAN RUDNER A three-year legal fight over a German shepherd named Monte Carlo was resolved by the the Texas Supreme Court Friday in a case that may sound like an April Fool’s joke but was anything but a laughing matter for those involved. The court ruled unanimously that a Houston family did not forfeit […]

Helping Paws Program offers free service dogs to veterans

Shutterstock photo Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often benefit from having service dogs, and a new Illinois law will make it easier for veterans to find a four-legged friend trained to help with specific needs. The Helping Paws Program has been running for 17 years at the Logan Correctional Center for women, and […]

How to Save Money on Pet Care

How to Save Money on Pet Care (338) (NewsUSA) – Owning a pet has a lot of perks, but caring for one can take its toll on your wallet. According to the ASPCA, owning a dog or cat can cost up to $1,000 in the first year, and many people end up spending much more. […]

Seven ways to protect your pets in an emergency

Mel Taylor, Macquarie University If you’ve been following media coverage of the post-hurricane flooding in Texas during the last couple of weeks, you will have seen many images and accounts of people evacuating with their pets. You will no doubt also have seen emergency responders and volunteers rescuing abandoned pets and stranded horses and livestock. […]

A happy pet is a hydrated pet

(BPT) – It’s a warm summer day — the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the scent of blooming flowers fills the air. As a pet owner, you’re probably planning to take your dog on a walk, maybe even several. Meanwhile, your cat has found that sunny space underneath the windowsill. Sound familiar? […]

Pets help seniors stay healthier and happier, wherever they live, studies show

(BPT) – French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette once said, “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” Pets provide meaningful social support for owners, and they can be especially beneficial for seniors. Ample research shows pet ownership delivers physical and mental health benefits for seniors, regardless of whether they’re living on their own or in […]

23-Year-Old Can’t Get Erect After Pet Cat Scratches Him

Pets have long been lauded for the health benefits they bring owners. Research has shown that owning a pet can lower stress, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of course, pet ownership can come with some pretty unpleasant surprises, like allergic reactions, vet bills—and, apparently, erectile […]

People Who Abandoned Pets During Hurricane Irma Will Face Felony Charges

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control reported that amid hasty evacuations to escape the destruction of Hurricane Irma, pet owners in the area reportedly left their animals chained or tied up outside and exposed to the dangerous weather. But those owners could now face felony charges, as both Animal Care and the State Attorney’s […]

Limited Space, Big Love: Solutions for Cat Lovers in Tight Quarters

Limited Space, Big Love: Solutions for Cat Lovers in Tight Quarters (339) (NewsUSA) – With more and more people moving to urban areas or just looking to minimize and simplify their lives, small-space living is on the rise. This trend toward scaling back is great news for cat lovers. But sharing your small home with […]

Have A Dog Who Wets Her Bed? Your Vet Can Help

Have A Dog Who Wets Her Bed? Your Vet Can Help (516) (NewsUSA) – As a pet owner, have you ever had a female dog who always finds the outdoor bathroom during the day, but wets her bed at night? Dogs who follow the house rules can be horrified when they realize that they’ve leaked […]

Improve your dog’s emotional life

(BPT) – For millions of pet parents, their beloved dog is more than just a four-legged friend — he’s a member of the family. When looking at products for their pet they are willing to explore all options to ensure they provide the very best items like organic foods, therapeutic bedding, unique and innovative toys, […]