Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog

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It is a great example of how loving and selfless non-human animals can be. The whole idea that so many people hold that says somehow humans have a monopoly on emotions kind of gets tossed out the window when you see something like this. more about “ Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog - … “, posted with vodpod. This video just melts my heart.

Rats help save humans.

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A foul-smelling wound might spell an infection. Rats help save humans. Long before CAT scans, X-rays, blood samples and colonoscopies, physicians used the good sense they were born with: their sense of smell. That’s because bacterias, cancers and infections create unique smells. Sweet, fruity breath could mean diabetes. Liver disease? Fishy-smelling breath. Kidney disease makes a mouth smell like urine. Tuberculosis smells like tar. (In

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Record Year for Sick Seals in San Pedro,CA

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But they are all seriously ill with malnutrition, gaping wounds from fishing line injuries, broken and scarred fins, busted jaws or brain damage from domoic acid poisoning. Some of the damage was caused by humans who shot, clubbed or threw so-called seal bombs at the mammals. From the Contra Costa Times. Each one of the sleek, whiskered sea lions recovering at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro has its own story.

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Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

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While Pit bulls are incredibly strong and can therefore inflict a dangerous wound if they do attack, they are by no means the only breed that bites. … Owners should properly care for pit bulls - love, train and keep them humanely enclosed. I get frustrated when people suggest that all Pit bulls are a danger to society. I work with someone, in fact, who is so prejudiced against these beautiful dogs, that she will leave a dog park with her dogs if a pit bull arrives.

Stray Dog Rescued in Mumbai

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An old stray dog was wounded in the Mumbai attacks and rescued. The survival of the aging Sheru, despite a gunshot wound to his left shoulder, has become an uplifting and soothing symbol of Mumbai's recovery to many of the city's anxious and angry citizens. Some may ask why a dog is being saved when so many human lives were lost," said J.C. He is now recovering and will hopefully find a home. Sadly, he is the lucky one in a city filled with starving strays. But still.

Eating Eggs is Eating Cruelty

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Mercy for Animals recently conducted such an investigation of “Quality Eggs of New England&# in Turner, Maine, and what they found is both disgusting and unconscionable, and yet, sadly, it’s not all that unusual: Rotting carcasses in cages with live hens still laying eggs for human consumption. Birds suffering from broken bones, bloody open wounds, and untreated infections. Egg laying hens are arguably the most abused animals on today’s factory farms.

Joy for Orphan Elephants

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A recent arrival at the Nairobi nursery was an elephant named Murka, rescued near Tsavo National Park with a spear lodged deep between her eyes and gaping spear and axe wounds along her back and sides. Her deep wounds were filled with maggots. A mobile vet unit was able to tranquilize her, clean her wounds, and extract the spear. Shortly before David’s death, the couple finally arrived at a precise mixture of human baby formula and coconut.

Tribute to War Heroes…at Both Ends of the Leash

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We all know about the bravery and sacrifices of our great men and women in uniform,” said Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane Association. “We’re They sniff out bombs that would harm our troops; they comfort soldiers on the battlefield and veterans back home; they search for the wounded after an attack; and sometimes, they have the grim task of finding the fallen, bringing closure to families and friends in the most trying of times,” she said.

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26 Dogs saved by the ASPCA

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They also had signs of neglect, broken bones, wounds and infections. “Being chained 24/7 is no way to live—they have lived miserable lives, and are just starved for human contact.&#. The ASPCA continually does amazing work on behalf of our animal companions. On February 17th they rescued 26 Pit Bulls near Sandersville, Georgia. The dogs had been left to starve, no food, water or even shelter from freezing temperatures.


Black Bear

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It’s the kind of place that helps you get past the human notion that we’re outside of nature—that there’s this divine, glorious thing called nature, and then there’s us, you know, way above it all and in charge. I had developed the arrogant attitude that my existential plight was unique among humans. He was bleeding from several bullet wounds, and visibly in excruciating pain.

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Service Members Get a Second Chance with Service Dogs

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FSD’s custom trained service dogs assist their partners in day-to-day activities providing their human companions with a greater degree of independence. We were so impressed with Freedom Service Dogs full circle approach of fostering the partnership between humans and their canine counterparts,” said Jason Watson, CEO and Founder of Dublin Dog Company and Foundation. “It The Dublin Dog Foundation (DDF) has partnered with Freedom Service Dogs, Inc.

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Your Dog and Fleas

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Similar to a human reaction to a mosquito bite. Hot spots; these are red, open wounds caused by licking and biting the skin. It can be used on humans as well, and does not smell bad. For more information about dog fleas, causes, treatment options, information about dog fleas on humans and more, please visit www.dogfleashelp.com. Dog fleas cause itching and discomfort in your dog. Not only are they annoying, they can cause serious health problems.

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An Open Letter to Outdoor/Feral Cat Supporters

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I look at the photo, and am enraged by how cruel and callous human beings can be. I look at these birds, and am enraged by how cruel and callous human beings can be. It’s so much easier to delete a picture than to end the life of a mortally wounded cat-caught bird, like this Downy Woodpecker … who is alive, but not for long. Cats are domestic animals highly susceptible to a host of diseases, many transmittable to humans.

Spotlight: Maureen Eiger – To Intervene or Not to Intervene?

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Predators and storms can wreak havoc and human intervention is sometimes needed for survival. Even if you do not see an obvious wound, cat or dog saliva, which is full of nasty bacteria, can still get into a bird’s eyes/orifices and will eventually kill the bird; it will just die more slowly and painfully. Did you know a bird’s body has the ability to seal a small puncture wound within minutes? You (or your child/friend/etc) have just found a seemingly parentless baby bird.

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In Harm’s Way

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The man arrived at the zoo with bloody puncture wounds up and down both arms. Puncture wounds require a current tetanus shot, and I was overdue. I wanted to say, you are a testament to the best of humanity, and I am in awe of your compassion. I live near a small zoo. All of the animals, birds and reptiles who live there are native species who were once injured, have gone through rehabilitation, and ended up with a permanent disability which prevented their return to the wild.

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India’s Raptor Rescuers

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The sharp strings are a menace to passing birds – especially kites and other raptors – who cannot see them and sometimes suffer grievous, if not fatal, wounds. When Nadeem and Mohammed first began in 2003, few veterinarians would suture the wounds of birds, saying they were too small. Nadeem and Mohammed have received numerous honors, including a Special Award for Humane Enforcement at the India for Animals Conference this year in Jaipur.

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Debbie Souza-Pappas: Our Trapped Golden Eagle

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The wound was also very contaminated with dirt and debris. With human patients, it’s easy – you put them in a hospital bed and tell them to ‘stay still.’ This guest blog was written by Debbie Souza-Pappas, the director and founder of Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation in Price, Utah.

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Ingrid Taylar: Bridging the Divide Between Cat and Bird Lovers

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I’d been volunteering at rescues through my young adulthood, and I was training as a cat socializer, teaching terrified felines — the unlucky victims of cruel people — to trust humans again. The humans behind a wildlife intake desk, the volunteers and rehabilitators, are people who sacrifice their mornings, afternoons and sleepless nights in the service of birds like the one I’d just brought in. All of these afflictions are human-caused and largely preventable.

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Rip Van Winkle’s Crow Killing Contest

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It also brings to mind the uncontested link between animal abuse and violent behavior toward fellow humans. Wounded birds were left to crawl away into the woods; sometimes, during breaks, children were encouraged to run across the field, scoop them up, and tear their heads off. I am not anti-hunting. I won’t pick a fight with hunters, as long as they eat what they shoot and don’t use lead ammunition.

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Snowy Owl Ethics

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Photographs are powerful instruments in sharing the value of species’ existence and increasing the amount of humans who value species such as Snowy Owls. of deaths in the same study were from gunshot wounds (Kerlinger and Lein 1988). Greg Lawrence is a long-time friend of 10,000 Birds and a birding machine in the Rochester, New York, area.

The Medicine Bird

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Rehabilitators at Tamarack are now treating the redtail with antioxidants as well as providing hydrotherapy and continuing wound care, all the while trying to handle her as little as humanly possible. In case you were wondering, it’s difficult to type when your hands are clenched in the shape of a man’s neck. Check out the beautiful white Red-tailed Hawk in the photo above. If she an albino or leucistic?

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Falakhe’s Story

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There are a lot of reasons why Painted Wolves are struggling, and many of them are human caused. We tried to sight and count the pack twice every day so that if any of the dogs got snared we’d know quickly and could get a vet in to dart them, free them and clean up the wound. It’s 3:30 AM when the night’s relative tranquility is shattered by the ancient Landranger’s engine roaring to life.

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A morning in a Kalahari Leopard’s life

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She then spent half a minute silently poised behind our vehicle and as I watched her in my side-view mirror I could see she was completely oblivious to human presence as she had something more important in mind. Finally when she arrived, she effortlessly scaled a tall tree and reappeared on an open horizontal branch where she proceeded to lick some blood from the Wild Cat’s puncture wounds.

Bird Banding the Dry Tortugas

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When I say “cut,” I mean paper-cut sized wounds here. As a group we tagged and weighed more than 500 terns, terns that can be recaptured in the future to teach us humans more about the dynamics of the colony. Erika is a first year graduate student studying Ecosystem Science and Conservation at Duke. In her free time she travels near and far to find birds to continue building her life list, though many of her favorites can still be found right in her own backyard.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

if they see a mistreated dog, and shudder to see a wounded deer in the road. So why would they not insist that the cow that became their steak was treated humanely? To the Editor: Your Feb. 21 editorial “ The Biggest Beef Recall Ever ” made some excellent points.

Socks for Dogs!

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They provide traction, mobility, fashion, wound protection, and hardwood floor protection. You can also wash the socks with your human socks in the laundry. If you just have hardwood floors in your house, you know that it would be nice to give your dog a bit of traction! I know our dog Baby often slides out while running across the hardwood floor in our kitchen! Well, Power Paws by Woodrow Wear has come up with a great product for your dog that solve this, and other problems too!

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