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Study results: Adopt or purchase a pet?

14 Oct

A new study from PetSmart Charities found that two-thirds of those surveyed said they would adopt a pet rather than purchase one from a pet store or breed.

via Study results: Adopt or purchase a pet?.

PET CONNECTIONS: Cats finally get their day | The Chronicle Herald

14 Oct

And if having a law on the books gives even a fraction of animal abusers pause before closing the door on their cat in an empty apartment, or worse, abandoning them outdoors, then it’s worth putting it in writing.

via PET CONNECTIONS: Cats finally get their day | The Chronicle Herald.

FBI said to begin tracking animal cruelty cases

18 Sep

The FBI will begin tracking animal cruelty cases just as they track other crimes, Wayne Pacelle of The Humane Society of the United States said in a blog post Tuesday.

via FBI said to begin tracking animal cruelty cases.

FDA Research Helps Keep Animals—and People—Healthy

18 Sep

The Office supports CVM’s mission to approve new medications for animals and monitor marketed animal drugs, food additives, and veterinary devices to assure their safety and effectiveness.

via Consumer Updates > FDA Research Helps Keep Animals—and People—Healthy.

Earthquake and Tsunami Safety for Animals

29 Jul

It showed a stick figure running up a hill, chased by a massive wave. Underneath were the words “Tsunami Evacuation Route.”

via Earthquake and Tsunami Safety for Animals.

The Dog Zombie: The spectrum of hoarding

28 Jul

Sheltering can so easily start to slip down the spectrum. It is a spectrum! Many shelters, real shelters, shelters that have legal non-profit status with the government, shelters that don’t smell like urine and have lots of volunteers and get grants and have spay-neuter services, yes these shelters too can fail to provide minimally acceptable care for their animals. Simply because they have too many.

via The Dog Zombie: The spectrum of hoarding.

CVMA | News

16 Jul

Veterinary and human health doctors gathered at the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s CVMA Summit of Veterinary Leaders to share knowledge about antibiotic resistance, one of the most serious global threats to human and animal health in the 21st century.

via CVMA | News.

Make Mine Chocolate

23 Feb

Sometimes people think this would be a great time to introduce a rabbit into the household.

via tails from the foster kittens..: Make Mine Chocolate.

Einstein Medical Center Agrees to End Use of Kittens in Controversial Training Exercise

8 Aug

For those unfamiliar with the practice, tubes are put down the kittens’ throats in a simulation exercise where they stand in for human infants.

via Einstein Medical Center Agrees to End Use of Kittens in Controversial Training Exercise | Life With Cats.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Targets Feral Cats » Vox Felina – Feral/free-roaming cats and trap-neuter-return/TNR: critiquing the opposition

6 Jul

As I’ve pointed out repeatedly, the claims linking predation by cats to declining bird numbers are largely (other than on oceanic islands) unsupported by the evidence. [2–4]

via Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Targets Feral Cats » Vox Felina – Feral/free-roaming cats and trap-neuter-return/TNR: critiquing the opposition.

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