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  • One of many pit bulls at the Waukegan animal control
    The inside of a city shelter (Waukegan)
    What does it look like to walk through an animal shelter? It's not a happy sight -- even when the dogs are well fed and cared for. It's still a place where dogs are confused, a place where dogs don't get love and attention. And it'...
  • Kiki smiling her beautiful happy smile
    Kiki, a paralyzed pittie, has waited two years for a home of her own
    Kiki was just a tiny pup when she was left at Chicago Animal Care and Control. Did her "family" see that she couldn't use her back legs and decide she was worthless?Kiki was lucky -- an animal rescuer happened to be there and fell in...
  • Terrified pooch tries to hide from all the confusion of busy Florida shelter
    Terrified pooch tries to hide from all the confusion of busy Florida shelter
    Even the friendliest dogs can become completely overwhelmed when faced with shelter life. Terrified little Larry Bird is so frightened by all of the loud barking and noises, he flipped over his bed and tried to hide.Can you see me now?Larry Bird&...
  • Mac at the veterinarian's office
    If puppy Mac hadn't been rescued in time, he would have died
    When the rescuers picked up Mac and his brother, both puppies, in a trailer park, they didn't know that within a week, Mac would be close to death. Quickly after his rescue, Mac stopped eating and drinking.They thought it was parvo or a severe...
  • Manatee couple sentenced to jail for animal cruelty of more than 300 animals
    Manatee couple sentenced to jail for animal cruelty of more than 300 animals
    The Manatee County couple who operated the Napier Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary were sentenced to jail on Friday for numerous charges of animal cruelty and fraud, reports the Herald-Tribune.After an eight-day trial in Bradenton, Florida, in...
  • Ancient Canadian lobster pre-dated dinosaurs by more than 250 million years
    Ancient Canadian lobster pre-dated dinosaurs by more than 250 million years
    Lobsters have apparently been on the “menu” for at least 508 million years according to researchers from the University of Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum and Pomona College in California, who recently discovered an ancient arthropod...
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    Jargon and gurus
    When someone has experience and an ability to teach, he usually gains a following. He becomes a teacher a guru of sorts. Students start quoting the guru and some of the lessons catch on. This is all good but most of the time the catchy phrases...
  • Conditions improving at San Bernardino City Shelter: Now to help Chance
    Conditions improving at San Bernardino City Shelter: Now to help Chance
    Conditions at the San Bernardino City Shelter have improved. Volunteers are allowed to interact with the shelter pets, and participating rescue organizations have been welcomed to help. In an open facility however, that can accommodate 500 dogs,...
  • Stray dogs arrive on their own to funeral of woman who fed them
    Stray dogs arrive on their own to funeral of woman who fed them
    Stray dogs, who were fed by a compassionate woman fromMerida, Mexico, arrived to her funeral...of their own accord, reported Sunday's publication of the Mirror.Margarita Suarez , who passed away in March, was known for extending her kindness...
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    Spoiling the dog
    A recent article about spoiled horses highlights the misplaced idea that permitting companion animals to have what they want all the time is kindness. Watching dog adoptions over the years provides evidence that the problem is real and crosses...
  • Tullah lives to be 14 and winds up at New York City Animal Care and Control
    Tullah lives to be 14 and winds up at New York City Animal Care and Control
    Tullah is a sweet, female brown merle dachshund; yes she is 14 years-old and has been surrendered by her owner. At an age where a senior dog's life should be celebrated, Tullah was dumped at the Brooklyn facility of New York City Animal Care...
  • Devastating fire
    Rescued cats and dogs die in devastating Lake Elsinore fire
    Five dogs and seven cats perished in a fire which destroyed a mobile home in Lake Elsinore, California, on Saturday morning, reported the Press Enterprise. The home belonged to an area rescuer, known for her help with fostering and transporting...
  • Compassionate Arkansas sheriff's deputy cares for dog of auto accident victims
    Compassionate Arkansas sheriff's deputy cares for dog of auto accident victims
    A car crash in Paragould, Arkansas left a frightened dog stranded, but not for long. A deputy from the Greene County Sheriff's Department scooped the pooch up into his arms, reports the ToledoNews.While investigating the accident, Chief Deputy...
  • Jacksonville officer shoots family dog
    Florida officer disciplined for conduct in 2014 has now shot a family dog
    A Florida police officer who was disciplined for conduct in 2014 is back in the news again. This is the same officer who posted a photo of himself with a scantily dressed woman on social media back in June, and who allowed a scantily dressed woman...
  • Gaston, a senior blind beauty, needs out of California shelter
    Gaston: I am old and I am blind, I live in darkness
    The senior beauty, running out of time at a California shelter, has posted a message on Facebook with the hope someone will adopt him. On this thread, Gaston pleads for a forever family saying"I am old, and I am blind...I have no clue where I...