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PROJECT: Pet Slim Down (giveaway)

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Target and Purina have joined forces to create this awesome program which includes downloadable tools, and even a $1 coupon for any Purina ONE brand product. Project: Pet Slim Down is a free online program designed to help your pet lose weight.

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5 Puzzling Toys That Will Keep Your Pup Entertained for Hours

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Puzzles are great tools to keep boredom away. A bored puppy is an unhappy puppy, and possibly a destructive puppy. Dogs are intelligent animals. Your dog’s wild cousins such as the dingo and the coyote need to use their cleverness to find and capture food.

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Build your cat a better life (infographic)

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We love the idea that you can make some awesome custom upgrades for your kitty, with just a few tools and materials. How cute and fun are these projects for your cat?

5 Pet Projects to Bring the Family Together

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This is mainly a project for parents and older kids who can use tools safely. This is another project for older kids, but its quite simple if you have the right tools. Simple, constructive activities to make pets happier.

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Animal Cruelty Database at Pet-Abuse.com

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Great research tool. There are 14,436 cases in the animal abuse database. You can search for all kinds of crimes against animals in the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Spain. Amazing work.

Research for Policy Wonks

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They] offer a wide range of useful tools and resources, including nearly 1,000 independent research studies relating to animal issues. Thanks to Animalblog for the heads up. HumaneSpot.org is a unique research website tailored to the needs of animal advocates. These people are serious. You need to apply to gain access and the applications are reviewed.

Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

Animal Ethics

In issuing its condemnation of established cultural practices, the rights view is not antibusiness, not antifreedom of the individual, not antiscience, not antihuman. It is simply projustice, insisting only that the scope of justice be seen to include respect for the rights of animals.

The Emotional Lives of Animals

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Crows from the remote Pacific island of New Caledonia show incredibly high-level skills when they make and use tools. They get much of their food using tools, and they do this better than chimpanzees. They can add features to improve a tool, a skill supposedly unique to humans.

Giveaway: The FURminator (newest version)!

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The popular grooming tool has been improved with some great new features! The FURminator deShedding Tool uses patented technologies that remove the undercoat and loose hairs from your dog or cat. There’s a new FURminator on the block, and it’s better than ever!

Felt Dogs (aka the cutest book ever).

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There is a list of all the tools and supplies that you will need to make cute dogs. Felt Dogs is an adorable craft book that teaches you how to make little dogs from felt. The book is packed full of different breeds to delight any dog lover. The book teaches a technique called needle felting.

BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

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Pet Alert stickers are an incredibly important tool that save many lives each year. Yesterday was Pet Fire Safety Awareness Day. Many people don’t have a set plan for house fires. And sadly, even fewer have plans that include their pets.

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Dog Town: Sanctuary

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So John’s got some tools to keep this rambunctious pup occupied. Be sure to catch a new episode of DogTown tonight! As always, here are some sneak peeks! Shaggy the Survivor” – After surviving 6 years alone in the Grand Canyon, this wild and dreadlocked pup is heading to DogTown. “Puppy Puzzles” – Penny’s a little too clever for Mike and Elissa’s own good. Dog Town: Sanctuary originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on January 22, 2010.

Adopt Me Because I Need You

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You can check them out in the gallery , and even use the pet-search tool to find a special pet for adoption near you. Many factors can make a pet seem “less adoptable&# , from special needs, to age, and even just the color of their fur! To help find homes for these special pets Petfinder has designated Sept. 17-25, 2011, as “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.&#. Shelters and rescue groups will nominate a very special pet in their care who is waiting for a home.

Cat Bordem

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Additional tools for the fight are available at Facebook.com/Friskies , including videos, games and surprise giveaways exclusively for Friskies’ Facebook fans. Cat Boredom: it’s not a disease; it’s way more boring than that.

Greenpeace Activists Threatened with Terrorism Charges

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This is just a tool to silence criticism of large corporations. It's bullshit and there is no way this can stand, but the fact that it's even been threatened is ridiculous. These people are protesters, not terrorists. From the New York Times' Green Blog. Charges have been filed against seven members of Greenpeace who boarded an offshore drilling support ship in a Louisiana port and painted anti-drilling slogans in crude oil on the vessel’s side on Monday afternoon.

Prepare a pet rescue plan.

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Please click here to read the full article , acsess helpful tools, and learn more about being prepared. Hurricane Season’s Here: Six Steps to A Rescue Plan that Includes Pets. “Katrina, Ike and Gustav are more than just names to those whose homes and families were devastated by these destructive storms. Even with the aid of disaster response teams, many evacuees permanently lost their companion animals.

It's Confirmed that Travis the Chimp was on Xanax

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But apparently drugs are becoming common tools for addressing pets' behavioral problems. Travis is the infamous Connecticut chimpanzee that wore clothes, drank wine, attacked a woman, and was shot by police afterwards. It's now confirmed that he had the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in his system. Did this play a role in Travis' attack? The victim is now blind, with a brain injury, severe damage to her face and the loss of both hands.

Pet food ingredients and sourcing. It matters!

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You can even use the handy tools on the Hill’s website to compare Ideal Balance to other natural pet foods, and to get recommendations for your pet. I have mentioned before that we have fed both of our dogs Hill’s pet food.

Pet food, is natural enough?

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Here is a handy tool to help you choose your cat food , and also one for dog food. What is the first thing you do when you are looking for natural foods for your pet? I always look at the ingredients.

New Jersey Bear Hunt to Continue as Planned

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A regulated black bear hunt is one important and necessary tool to deal with the growing number of bears, as part of the state’s overall, comprehensive approach to managing its black bear population.". Despite efforts by animal rights activists to stop this hunt, it is scheduled to continue. That really sucks. It's a cull to "control the population." From North Jersey.com.

Giveaway: Housecat Housecall

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“The third season of Housecat Housecall continues our mission of providing cat owners with actionable tips and tools to help them create a well-balanced home life for the whole family, including the cat,&# said Dr. Katrina Warren.

Second Annual National Family Pack Walk

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or regional Pack Walks, obtain virtual Pack Walk tools and find out more information on the movement in Washington, D.C. Cesar Millan, and Scooby-Doo have partnered again for the Second Annual National Family Pack Walk on September 29 in Washington, D.C.

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Unlikely Healer Walks on Three Paws

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Any animal group in the world can use these materials as fundraising tools. Half a decade ago, in a little mountain town about 60 miles northeast of San Diego, a feral kitten dragged his front left leg uselessly.

Southwest Primate Center "Celebrates" 10 Years

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Without them we would be stripped of the very tools we need to open new paths of discovery and to challenge old dogma.” This place is celebrating its 10th year with ground-breaking research into what makes us all fat. By destroying the health of baboons with fast food. Fast food is bad for you? Really?) After more than 50 years of studying the ways a fatty diet contributes to heart disease in San Antonio baboons, it might seem there wouldn't be much left to learn.

The Kitten Connection

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It’s important for kitten owners to recognize how impressionable these animals are and arm themselves with tools and expert advice to ensure their kittens the best start in life. Kittens are only kittens for a year, but this short time is the most significant stage of a cat’s development. In order to raise a well adjusted kitten to become a healthy, happy and well-mannered adult cat, it is best if owners prepare themselves for their new pet.

EPA Wants to Rely Less on Animal Testing

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Environmental Protection Agency is reducing its reliance on animal testing to assess human risk of chemical toxicity and will instead focus more heavily on the tools made possible by advances in molecular biology, genomics and computational modeling. It's not a move based on compassion, but efficiency. I'll take what I can get though, even if it's not an immediate eradication of a despicable practice. The U.S.

The Simple Economics of Pet Overpopulation

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The primary tool for this is spaying and neutering to decrease the population. It seems to me that the root of the problem in pet overpopulation can be expressed simply in economic terms. The supply of pets is way, way greater than the demand for them. What we need to do is reach an equilibrium where the supply for pets equals the demand. Many groups and individuals are working very hard on this by trying to decrease the supply.

Animal Rescue Month

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Throughout August, The Volunteer Advantage will be facilitating connections between those helping and those who want to help using a custom-built web portal featuring a variety of tools for volunteers. The Volunteer Advantage ( www.TheVolunteerAdvantage.com ) has announced that August is the organization’s “Animal Rescue Month.&#.

ASPCA Go Orange in April!

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ASPCA Ambassadors also have access to easy-to-use email tools and a personalized web address to help spread the word. We just had to share this post from one of our favorite animal groups, the ASPCA. April is “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month&# , and the ASPCA urges people to “Go Orange&# to show their support. More than that though, they are inviting people to do more by becoming an Ambassador! Become an ASPCA Ambassador this April!

“petcentric” mobile application

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The application provides pet lovers with a simple tool to find the closest and most popular pet-friendly places in the United States in various categories, including lodging, dog parks, beaches, restaurants, travel, services and events.

Six Ways To Keep Pet Hair Off Your Clothes

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Did you know that regularly brushing your cat with a tool called a Furminator will help reduce shedding? Tips and tricks for keeping your clothing pet hair free. I love my cat! It’s evident from the fact that I walk around with hair all over my shirt all day long.

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Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets

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Both agencies are lining up other activities for the adoption event as well, such as tours of the ASPCA Mobile Animal Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit, a specially-designed vehicle outfitted with state-of-the-art forensics tools as well as medical equipment tailored for animal patients. ASPCA , Joplin Humane Society to Host Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets. Nearly 600 cats and dogs looking for permanent homes during major pet adoption event June 25 – 26.

On Why You Should Post Videos Beyond YouTube

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We need to fight for animals everywhere, and that means being aware of what major online tools are not available to all. I received this from Chris in China, and it underscores the importance of posting videos beyond YouTube. Dear MFA, Youtube.com is blocked in China. Which means, none of MFA's videos are available. Some, on your site, are viewable, but since you're only using Youtube for sharing, we can't embed them on sites here yet.

Happy 50th Anniversary Jane Goodall Institute

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It was through her research that she learned how chimpanzees make and use tools, eat meat and engage in war-like activity. Today is a milestone for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and its founder, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE.

Meditation on the Cheap

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It is, however, a tool that has demonstrated, positive effects on the human brain. As I've written many times, one of the ways I stay centered and grounded is through meditation. I do Transcendental Meditation and other kinds, as well, and recently I've been getting requests for good meditation resources that don't cost $2,500 for a mantra (like TM).

The Horrors of Shark Finning

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Shark finning is the practice of removing fins from live sharks with sharp tools, and then tossing the shark back into the ocean. The following is a guest post about the horrors of shark finning. Sharks are a regular feature on television channels like the Discovery Channel, with even entire weeks devoted to this majestic sea creature. However, watching these shows on DIRECT.TV

Pet Safety During Home Improvements

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Never leave your pet near loose tools or fasteners. Simple tips to keep pets happy and safe while you work. Infants and pets can present an interesting challenge when you want to get some repairs or remodeling done around the house and the dangers aren’t always obvious.

Dog Collars

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From your bridal registry, decorating your first home, to your first baby registry, Bering’s has special gifts for special occasions and the right tools for the right job. By Augie Berings, Bering’s Hardware.

Housecat Housecall

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Covering everything from quirky cats with a lot of energy to more complex matters like helping a once outdoor cat adjust to its new indoor lifestyle, Housecat Housecall gives cat owners the knowledge and tools they need to create a well-balanced home life for the whole family, including the cat. Ground-Breaking Show Presented by Purina Cat Chow Returns For A Second Season of Helping Cat Lovers Resolve Their Feline Dilemmas.