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Finley, a sweet natured pit bull terrier puppy, arrived at Pet Project Rescue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at around 5 or 6 months old. Someone found him on their back step, all alone and begging to come inside. It is believed that Finley spent all of his previous months of life in a typical backyard breeding situation, resulting in several challenges…

“Dead” Grimmy In early September 2012, Senior Humane Investigation Officer Katie Walker, of the Tompkins County SPCA in Ithaca, New York, received a call from the Ithaca Police Department (IPD). Apparently, a local resident had contacted the police, distraught about their one year old Chihuahua that had died. The police did not know what to do with the body and…

Having a pet with allergies is challenging, if not downright discouraging at times. The first challenge one faces when symptoms present is identifying the allergen(s) responsible. Allergy testing can be expensive, and false positives/negatives and dead ends are not unheard of. If you are lucky enough to isolate the cause of your pet’s allergy, you will have to spend the…

This comes from The Animal Rescue Site.  They feature fan-submitted rescue stories and merchandise – everything from clothing to pet supplies.  With each item purchased, food is donated to shelter pets in need. When I started dating the wonderful man who is now my husband, my teenage daughter became a master saboteur. She didn’t want him in our lives. My daughter…

By Simon Kelner | Independent The Twitter mob was at it again last weekend, using the power of the medium to mobilise a pressure group out of nothing more substantial than a hashtag. We have heard much about how Twitter influences outcomes in public life recently  – compare Sir Tim Hunt and the television newsreader Kay Burley – but this…

This comes from The Animal Rescue Site.  They feature fan-submitted rescue stories and merchandise – everything from clothing to pet supplies.  With each item purchased, food is donated to shelter pets in need. Miss Molly came into our lives 3 years ago. (Dec. 1) which is now her birthday. She spent the first 4 years of her life on the…

As the owner of lovely but also slightly chubby dog, I cannot help getting a bit nervous about the increasing focus on pet obesity. I bring him out for daily walks, but when we are home he normally just moves from his spot on the carpet and into the kitchen to lap some water from his dish. And when I’m…

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