Keep your pet safe during BBQ season

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Whether it’s eating a pair of socks, chewing up the furniture or leaving unwanted messes on the floor, pet parents definitely have their hands full. Pets can sure find themselves in a lot of trouble. Warm weather on its way … Continue reading → cats dogs pet care

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Shelter Strays Used as Lab Animals

Critter News

I thought it was an urban myth that animal shelters would actually turn over unwanted animals to laboratories for research, but apparently not. The county has a contract with R&R Research in Howard City to euthanize the county's unwanted animals. In return, the company can use some of the unwanted dogs for animal research. Montcalm County has taken a step towards ending its relationship with an animal research facility.

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Ex-Cons and Abused Dogs

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Tia Torres knows what it’s like to be unwanted. Coming from a broken home, as a child she longed for a forever family. As a young teenager, Tia created her own family by helping people and animals who were lonely, lost and in need. Continue reading … people helping animals

2011 109

FiXiT Aims to Facilitate 25 Spay Neuters This Week

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The site was created in response to the heartbreaking requests received from people wanting to do the right thing – telling us of their personal hardships and asking for our help to end the cycle of unwanted kittens and puppies,” said Dr. Kellie Heckman, Co-Founder of FiXiT. Profiles will be chosen based on several criteria, including the caregiver and animal’s story, level of need, and risk of unwanted pregnancy, such as in homes with both an unaltered male and female of the same species.

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Burning Bunnies in Sweden

Critter News

The targeted rabbits are the unwanted inhabitants of capital Stockholm's parks, which are culled to protect the shrubs and trees which they gorge on. In Sweden, the way they deal with rabbit problems is to shoot them and burn them for fuel. Many of them are domestic pets released by uncaring owners which then go on to breed. Six thousand were killed last year, frozen and their cadavers sent to a special heating plant in Karlskoga, central Sweden.

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Portuguese City Tries to End Killing of Strays

Critter News

This weekend Lagos Town Hall executives are expected to sign a landmark protocol drawn up in collaboration with animal protection association Cadela Carlota, in which it is decreed that the two organisations will endeavour to put a stop to the extermination of healthy unwanted and stray animals being held in the municipal kennel. Under Portuguese legislation, stray and unwanted animals that are kept in municipal kennels, even healthy ones, can be put down after eight days if unclaimed.

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Economic Troubles in Portugal Lead to More Abandoned Animals

Critter News

Animal associations around the capital are also struggling to make ends meet and pay the expenses of looking after other people's unwanted animals as the number of paid members has fallen, along with the number of animal adoptions. From the Portugal News Online.sad stuff.

Raising Money For the RSPCA with MusicMagpie

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All you need is a few of your old unwanted dvds, cds and video games. Once you have gathered up all you cds, dvds, and video games go online to the musicMagpie website and scan in their barcodes using a web cam – alternatively manually enter the digits of your unwanted collection online and you will be given an individual price for each one. Raising money for charity doesn’t have to be hard work. In fact, thanks to musicMagpie (in the UK) it’s never been easier.


San Francisco Giants Can’t Handle The Birds

10,000 Birds

The team is considering bringing in a falcon to drive away the unwanted visitors that pester patrons for food and drop, um, things, from above onto the heads of folks who just want to see a game. Perhaps the Giants should have stuck with Candlestick Park because AT&T Park has been beset by birds , gulls to be exact.

Animal Research Booming in State of Victoria

Critter News

Unwanted farm dogs are another source. Animals for research purposes are coming from municipal shelters, breeders and the greyhound trade. From the Herald Sun. In 2007, 394 dogs died during procedures for canine and human research. The fate of many others remains unclear. None of the animal shelters contacted by the Herald Sun have come across ex-research dogs in need of a home. RSPCA state president Dr Hugh Wirth slammed municipal pounds for being involved in the research trade.

Guest Post: Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People

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While many animal shelters already struggle on a day-to-day basis to care for the millions of unwanted animals that are dropped at their door, the numbers have grown to an almost unmanageable degree over the last few years. Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People. The culprit for this surge in animal homelessness is a testimonial to these trying times: human homelessness.

2010 180

Documentary Spotlights Plight of Mexican Dogs

Critter News

In a series of gruesome shots that even the most hardhearted will find difficult to watch, Buchanan’s camera captures the method used to rid the streets of the thousands of unwanted stray dogs in Mexico -– electrocution. This sounds like it would be very difficult to watch. It's called "Companions to None (Companeros de Nadie)." The hourlong film is an unflinching commentary on the overpopulation of stray dogs in Mexico, who even outnumber us humans in some regions.

2008 100

Is fostering the answer? We think it is.

4 The Love Of Animals

That at least would be a start till our society puts a higher value on the lives and existence of our furry friends, till the law stands up for our 4-legged buddies, till shelters are no longer overflowing with the unwanted. NEW JERSEY – Animal shelters are full, they have no space, they often have no money, and they have a small amount of dedicated volunteers.

2014 213

Forget About Equal, How About Alive

Animal Person

Desperate to drive up prices by stemming the gusher of unwanted milk, a dairy industry group, the National Milk Producers Federation, has been paying farmers to send herds to slaughter. You may have seen "Dog," posted by Stephanie. If not, here it is. When I saw " From Science, Plenty of Cows but Little Profit " this morning in the New York Times , I immediately thought of "Dog."

2009 106

Bringing Your Baby Home

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Some pets, those who are less dependent on human interaction may not mind the new little attention sucking bundle of joy coming home but others, those who thrive on human interaction maybe thrown off their game which can result in unwanted changes in behavior. Guest article from Jon of For expectant parents who have a pet at home, one of the most common concerns they have is how will their pet cope with the new addition to the family?

2012 169

Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act Passed House Judiciary

Critter News

According to a statement from the AQHA, “The majority of horses processed for slaughter in the United States [prior to slaughterhouse closures in this country] were no longer viable for their intended use, unmanageable or simply unwanted by their owners. It amazes me that legislative business is still being conducted in DC these days, what with the US economic sky falling. Especially animal business. The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (H.R.

2008 100

Signs of Spring Migration in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

That unwanted yet predictable final bit of killing cold weather was and is why most of the colorful insectivores, the true birds of summer, remained far to the south until May.

Rescue Spotlight: Kitten Rescue

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They have had truly great success in finding loving new homes for unwanted cats and kittens. Kitten Rescue is a wonderful animal rescue organization! Founded in 1997, it has become one of the largest animal rescue groups in Los Angeles. They are non-profit, and they are totally volunteer run! Kitten Rescue volunteers place approximately 1,000 cats and kittens into new homes every year. Since its inception, Kitten Rescue has rescued and placed over 10,000 cats into loving homes.

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Lessons Learned From 4 Years of Animal Person

Animal Person

And you'll get unwanted visitors, as well. I've officially been blogging for four years (1,329 posts and 5,441 comments) today, and as I (re)ponder whether I will continue, I'd like to present some lessons I've learned about blogging, veganism, people, "the movement," language and. I'll also take requests. Today I'll address blogging. Lesson #1. Know your audience. If you want to facilitate change in the hearts, minds and actions of others, you should know your audience.

2010 105

Pet Accessories: A Must for Your Pets Happiness

4 The Love Of Animals

There is also an abundance of collars, even designer collars available together with calming collars that can reduce unwanted behaviours from your cat or dog by safely releasing a calming substance, ideal for stressful situations too – like visits to the vet. Pampering your pet with care, love and affection is a great way to ensure a happy family pet, but they also need to have an array of pet accessories to keep them healthy, active and happy.

2010 116

Guest post: Dog Adoption

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There are so many unwanted dogs in the world. This guest post is brought to you by Dog Fence DIY’s staff veterinarian Dr. Susan Wright. Dog Fence DIY has a variety of different pet containment systems to choose from. Be sure to check out the Innotek 2100 pet containment system for the best available price. Dog Fence DIY will help with all the steps of the process.

From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

Animal Person

But yet every single day in Ireland there are greyhounds all over the country been dumped into rivers with rocks tied to their little feet and their ears cut off so that they are non identifiable, this is the Irish greyhound racing industry at it's best when they no longer want the ones who are 'useless' or 'unwanted'. Brief commentary follows this e-mail I received regarding greyhounds, animal rights and Ireland.

Arrowood Farm Brewery: Starling Brett Farmhouse Ale

10,000 Birds

And it just goes to show that it’s alright to show a little appreciation for an unwanted species once in a while, whether it’s yeast or bird. Like most North American birders, I never pay much mind to the European (Common) Starling ( Sturnus vulgaris ).

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Star-Powered Auction for Animals!

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Since 2003, Precious Paws has been rescuing unwanted companion cats and dogs in Southern California from both the streets and local shelters. Pet lovers will be seeing stars November 5 – 15 at the Celebrity Experience and Entertainment Memorabilia Auction , launched online to support Precious Paws , a non-profit animal rescue organization based in Encino, Calif.

2009 122

Race for the Rescues

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Carrie Ann Inaba, star of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” also returns to co-host the Race and is passionate about the cause of unwanted pets in our community. 4th ANNUAL “RACE FOR THE RESCUES” FUNDRASIER. 5K Run/Walk, Kid’s Fun Run and Adoption Celebration. Co-Hosted by Jane Lynch andCarrie Ann Inaba. Animal lovers Jane Lynch (Julie & Julia) and Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars) will help The Rescue Train host its 4th Annual 5k Run/Walk (3.1

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Review: Refrigiwear’s Women’s Vertical Puffer Jacket

10,000 Birds

Knit cuffs and a high collar kept unwanted breezes from sneaking in, and the materials were all pleasant to the touch – especially the linings of the pockets, which is a real plus if you have to take your gloves off. The hardest part of reviewing this jacket, much like the hardest part of birding itself, was reckoning with the perversity of Mother Nature.

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Pet Adoption Tips from

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People can encourage other pet owners to spay or neuter their pet (link to our spay neuter page) to help prevent unwanted births. Common Questions About Pet Adoption. Q: Although there are literally millions of pets in shelters, pounds and other ‘temporary housing’, many pet-owners-to-be don’t think about pet adoption when they’re looking for their new four-legged friend. Why do you think this is, and what can be done to turn that around?

Neotropic Cormorant

10,000 Birds

But it is difficult to be discrete when the task ahead is so great and unwanted attention was quickly attracted from two would-be muggers. “ Never eat anything bigger than your own head.” My dear demented mother’s advice often repeats on me after a large meal, but even the gluttonous Redgannet had to take his hat off to this Neotropic Cormorant after watching it trying to swallow a big Loricariid catfish on the main lake in Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo.

2016 40

Seeking Out Unwelcome Guests

10,000 Birds

So it was almost out of a sense of duty that the group of birders parked the bus at urban Telocote Park and unloaded to walk along the concrete viaduct in search of these unwanted, but still desired, birds. There’s something very matter-of-fact about seeking out non-native target species. There’s very little thrill of the hunt, very little excitement. It feels almost cheap.

2014 70

Kinglets on 10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds

After all, we have a ton of posts on 10,000 Birds and it seems like it is better to share them instead of letting them waste away unloved and unwanted in cyberspace. We here at 10,000 Birds have long been enamored with what could conceivably be the cutest pair of birds in all of North America – the kinglets.

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Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Lower Peirce Reservoir-Singapore

10,000 Birds

We had learnt from signs over the days we had been in Singapore that they have a problem with people dumping unwanted pets and we presume this to be the case in the reservoir. During our three week visit to Singapore in March we spent a good part of each day walking and birding. By 17th March we were not expecting to find too many more new birds to add to our list. We decided it was time to visit Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and see what we could observe there.

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Julian H. Franklin on Animals and Plants

Animal Ethics

Animals as well as humans can suffer pain, deprivation, and unwanted death. Vegetables cannot. Hence there is a very fundamental and relevant sense in which we cannot harm a vegetable. Anything we do to a head of lettuce or the bloom of a flower can be harmful (or beneficial) to one or more sentient beings who feed on these or otherwise enjoy them. The head of lettuce and the flower, however, feel nothing and regret nothing so far as we know.

2007 40

Home-cloning kit for waders.

10,000 Birds

Would the photograph be better if the whole bird was portrayed without being masked by unwanted greenery? Commonly this is done to cover unsightly blemishes within just one picture, but we are going to select the clear views from one image and transfer them to the other to create a composite picture, as below, without the unwanted stem. As the evenings darken and night draws in, some of us are forced to spend more time at home with our families instead of out in the field.

2011 73

Good Hummingbirds at El Tapir

10,000 Birds

Most birders eventually realize that our tribe has its own special lexicon. When we “twitch”, we don’t make sudden rapid movements. Instead, we make short or long distance travel with a specific avian target in mind.

2017 46

Cats Indoors Compromise!

10,000 Birds

After Lorraine learned what a job it is to keep just a fourth generation Bengal, she got involved with Bengal Rescue and now helps foster and find homes for unwanted Bengals. My friend Lorraine is awesome. Her nickname is Fabulous Lorraine. She’s not really a birder, but having been friends with me she knows that they are there, watches some ( Red-bellied Woodpeckers are her favorite) and will even drink shade-grown coffee because she knows it’s good for migratory birds.

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Water Worries—How We're Drugging Other Species

Animal Ethics

You'll spare the fish, and you'll reduce your exposure to these unwanted pharmaceutical compounds. People used to worry that water fluoridation programs were part of a Communist plot. Today, people have to worry about much more than fluoride in their water.

2008 40

“How about Pineapple Gose-beak?” – Uinta Brewing Company: Flamingose

10,000 Birds

These unwanted orphans of German brewing were mainly left to fend for themselves in the oncoming dissolution of regional specialties as the nation unified its government – and its brewing laws. After beginning the month with two sour beer reviews, I’ve decided to keep the streak going to close out August with a third.

2018 40

Bird Love Week: How They Get It Done

10,000 Birds

It is this tendency that is thought to have driven the development of extremely complicated “plumbing” in females, to keep unwanted male duck parts out. The subjects of love, sex and relationships have transfixed people for longer than we can possibly know. The many different ways people carry out their love lives are a celebration to some, and an abomination to others…and no matter if we approve or not, it makes for great gossip.

2012 75

The True Costs of the Rhetoric of Terror Continue to Mount – Part 1

Animal Ethics

The Bush administration has deftly escalated the rhetoric of terror to such a fevored pitch that virtually any unwanted conduct can now be dubbed an act of “terror”. As I said above, the politics and rhetoric of the “war on terror” allow virtually any unwanted conduct to be deemed an act of terror, even exclusively nonviolent acts of physical obstruction that don’t result in bodily injury or death or property damage or loss. With surprisingly little fanfare, President George W.

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