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New York City’s oldest dog, Paco Sosa

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Paco Sosa, New York City’s oldest dog, is the subject of a new film called Wolf Dog. Wolf Dog, is the story of Paco Sosa and his owner Bernadine’s journey to New Mexico to help him find his peace.

Pale Male's Mate Lima Dies Mysteriously

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The New York City red-tailed hawk has had a traumatic year and it's still February. He lost his long-time mate Lola and ended up with new mate Lima with whom he had chicks. birds hawks pale male new york cityNow, she was found dead and the question is whether she was somehow killed by toxic herbicides used in Central Park. Awful. Warning. graphic photos.

Awful Horse and Carriage Crash in NYC

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horse carriages horses new york cityCan crashes into carriage. Just so inhumane and dangerous. They have them here in Seattle. I just hate them, although it sounds like NYC is particularly bad.

Pale Male Has New Chicks

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Sadly, Lola disappeared a while ago, but Pale Male has a new mate named Lima. birds hawks pale male wildlife new york city

Pale Male and Lola Fan Arrested - Again

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birds hawks pale male new york cityHe was arrested some years ago when Pale Male's nest was destroyed. Now, he's been arrested for actions surrounding the death of Pale Male's latest mate Lima. He is very passionate about these hawks and I've followed his blog and beautiful photography for years. But he apparently took the dead bird to his place illegally. Read the story here and decide for yourself. Too much this time?

10,000 Tennis Balls to help shelter pets!

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10,000 Tennis Balls to be Released to New York City. New York, NY 10029. Shelter Animals for Adoption Awareness. The Holiday Season will come early for Manhattan & Brooklyn shelter dogs and cats.

“New York’s Kindest” includes Rock & Rawhide!

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The campaign encourages New Yorkers to support their city shelter by adopting, volunteering and donating to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals. The nonprofit’s goal is to place every dog, cat and bunny in a new, loving home. They are New York’s Kindest.”

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“The Friskies” is back!

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It’s time to capture your cat’s funniest or most adventurous moment and enter “ The Friskies ” for your opportunity to win a $5,000 cash prize and a custom-made gold plated Friskies Catuette, and take part in the live Award Show in New York City this fall.

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Pet-Related Charities Receive Early Holiday Present

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According to a new national survey conducted by Purina ONE® beyOnd™ that explored how Americans give back during the holidays, most Americans (79 percent) find some way to give during the holidays. We got some great holiday news in our inbox this morning!

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Urban Resource Institute and Purina Unveil the Purina Play Haven

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Among New York City’s 50 domestic violence shelters, URI is the only one that accommodates pets, filling a critical gap by addressing the unique challenges families with pets face.

No More PU

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Tidy Cats brand cat litter Scoop formulas with new Odor Erasers™ technology helps with the PU in the litter box, and now Tidy Cats is on a mission to help with the PU in life. Tidy Cats is coming to the rescue in the Big Apple to assist with stinky situations in the lives of New Yorkers, including: cleaning up a long-abandoned Queens property; providing a free, “No PU View” from the top of the Empire State Building; and will personally sweeten up the lives of New Yorkers.

"Zoo from Hell" Owner Convicted in New York

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State police raided Everle's property, 30 miles north of New York City, in July, and witnesses testified that they found several animals dead, many malnourished and dozens living in unsanitary conditions. And people wonder why I'm so disappointed by humans. A farm-animal breeder who ran what a prosecutor called "the zoo from hell" was convicted Tuesday of animal cruelty.

Little guy with big heart helping animals!

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Gala, held at Cipriani in New York City. It’s no surprise they call philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin, founder of American Dog Rescue , the little guy with a big heart!

What’s your “Recipe for Puppy Love”?

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The Grand Prize winner will receive a lifetime supply of Rachael Ray Nutrish, an all expense paid trip for two, along with your dog, to New York City for two nights at a pet-friendly hotel, dinner for two at one of Rachael Ray’s favorite restaurants and two tickets to the “Rachael Ray” show.

The Blue House Dog

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A New York Times story that ran in 2001 about a homeless dog wandering around a suburban part of New York City, struck a chord with me. Today we have a lovely guest post from author Deborah Blumenthal.

Doggie Valentine Contest

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Winner Will Travel to New York for a Special Celebration. Dogs have already claimed the title of Man’s Best Friend, and now they’re part of a new tradition that has their owners proclaiming the four-legged loves of their lives their “Doggie Valentines.”. This is so much fun!

Star studded Valentine Doggie Dinner Party

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On a snowy NYC evening, celebrities and dog-lovers alike gathered at Gotham Hall in New York City, to attend Chef Michael’s “Be My Valentine” Doggie Dinner Party!

Annual Animal Care Gala in NYC

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Animal Care and Animal Planet Co-Host the Annual ANIMAL CARE Gala Fundraiser on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at PACHA New York. The event is to be held at Pacha on Thursday, October 22, 2009, and all funds raised will benefit the city’s broad rescue, shelter and adoption services.

From the Mailbag

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Keith, On Sunday, October 4, Farm Sanctuary held the largest Walk for Farm Animals in New York City history. Nearly 700 registrants converged on Central Park, making the event quite possibly the largest gathering of people standing in solidarity with farm animals ever. Special guest Jane Velez-Mitchell , host of HLN’s “Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell,” delivered one of the most powerful pro-vegan, pro-animal speeches I’ve ever heard.

Health

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Key paragraph: "It’s important that each person take responsibility for taking care of themselves," says Edmund Herrold, a clinical cardiologist in New York City and professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. Here is a story about heart disease. Get a regular checkup. Watch your weight and your blood pressure and your cholesterol, and if you have diabetes, keep that under control. Exercise. Take an aspirin every day. Eliminate meat.

Going Green is Always in Fashion

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As part of the Do-Gooder Design Challenge, cat owners are invited to enter a national contest to create the “it” handbag of the season inspired by the new Yesterday’s News recyclable packaging. - National Contest Invites Cat Owners to Create “It” Handbag of the Season -.

Animal Rights Zone Launches Today

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New York Times. New York City. Today is the launch of. I'm excited to be a blogger for Animal Rights Zone because its target market is people who don't usually subscribe to blogs. Also, it has the added bonus of organizing my content better than I have.

People Who Want to Ban Circus Animals are Bozos?

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In "Council Bozos Want to Ban Circus Animals in City" Ellis Henican ridicules the New York City Council for introducing a bill to ban the "display of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment or amusement." Henican writes: The truth of the matter, of course, is that most city kids will never have the chance to visit the wilds of Africa and Asia, assuming there are any wilds left in the decades to come.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

This holds true whether it is in the Democratic Republic of Congo or right here in New York City, where Cyrus R. To the Editor: Your reporting on the illegal ivory trade (“ Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits ,” “The Price of Ivory” series, front page, Sept. 4) is a chilling reminder of just how high the stakes have become today for elephants in the wild.

The Power of Pets Initiative

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It’s a great new new initiative to help people live a healthier life! Mars Petcare is collaborating with the YMCA in 5 cities to start, to bring pet-friendly health and physical activity education and programming to communities. New York City; Nashville, Tenn.; In the coming months, Mars Petcare will sponsor family-focused healthy living fairs for pets and people at the following locations: New York City – The Prospect Park YMCA, October 16.

On the Erosion of Personal Responsibility

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In the food arena, a great example of this would be in New York City, where the health department has banned trans fats in restaurants. So if you go to New York now, you can't get trans fats in the restaurants. And so, in New York City, they've decided that we can't default to personal responsibility there, we need to take action. In " Big Food is Copying Big Tobacco's Disinformation Tactics, How Many Will Die This Time? "

Custom Pet Portraits from Little Tank

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A pet friendly, custom pet portrait painting shop, baste in New York City. Recently, we got a pet portrait from Little Tank. You may remember that our dear little rat Yoshi crossed the rainbow bridge in February, so getting a fun portrait of her means so much to us!

Good Idea: The Pet Loo

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New York, NY (March, 2009) – Apartment living with a pet is now easier and more convenient with The Pet Loo, a hygienic new portable toilet for dogs and cats. The product, by Pup-Pee Solutions, is sold in 10 countries and is now available in New York City at www.thepetloo.com.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ On the Ground, Counting Deer ” (New Jersey and the Region, May 4) and the efforts of Essex County officials to justify the deer hunt in South Mountain Reservation: When I moved to New Jersey from New York City 13 years ago, I was enchanted to encounter deer in a forest two blocks from my house in South Orange (which abuts the reservation). People who move out here from the city generally feel the same way.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

16): As a New Yorker who cringes with disgust and shame every time I pass an overloaded horse-drawn carriage dragging tourists around the streets of this horribly congested city, I was shocked and appalled by yet another incident leading to the death of an innocent animal. The recent report by the New York City comptroller points out the absolute failure of city agencies to protect these indentured slaves. Zelda Penzel New York, Sept.