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ASPCA Mobile App Helps Pet Parents Be Prepared

18 Sep

This free app shows pet parents exactly what to do in case of a natural disaster.

via ASPCA Mobile App Helps Pet Parents Be Prepared | ASPCA.

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.

Top 10 Pet Emergency Kit Items | petMD

3 Jun

Here, ten items to include in a pet emergency kit so that your entire family can weather a natural disaster safely.

via Top 10 Pet Emergency Kit Items | petMD.

New Zealand Penguin Rescuers Need Knitters | Audubon Magazine Blog

19 Oct



Rather than put them through a stressful scrub, rescuers have been dressing the little guys up in woolly warm sweaters. This keeps them from attempting to preen and swallowing toxic oil.

via New Zealand Penguin Rescuers Need Knitters | Audubon Magazine Blog.

Cat lost in tornado aftermath returns home nearly five months later

19 Sep

A few days ago, Black Velvet’s owners, Keith and Debra Rorie, said they were eating dinner and the cat mysteriously appeared perched on a fence rail in their backyard, a place he loved to sit before the storm. Photo by Linda Hicks

via Cat lost in tornado aftermath returns home nearly five months later | – Conway, Arkansas.

Stories of the Service Dogs of 9-11

10 Sep

So many different stories came up on the internet and other media about the dogs who served on 9-11, new books have been written, profiles of the dogs still alive who served, and the veterinarians who served the dogs that I’ve decided to just combine links to them into one big post. This will take a while to read through, and if you’re as quick to tears as I am, grab the tissues and take it slowly.

This Rin Tin Tin is a twelfth generation relative of the original puppy found on the battlefields of France during World War I.

via Rin Tin Tin rings closing bell at NYSE in honor of 9/11 dogs | The Daily Tail | Dog & Cat Stories.


His name was Trakr, and he was with an elite K9 Police Search and Rescue Unit. Trakr is famous because he located the last human survivor at Ground Zero.

via A Tonk’s Tail… err, Tale…: An Unusual 9/11 Tribute.


In her new photo book, “Retrieved,” sharpshooter Charlotte Dumas has lovingly compiled portraits of 15 search-and-rescue dogs who worked at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

via Retrieved: A New Book Featuring 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs – Vetstreet.


Alongside firemen and other teams sorting through the debris, the dogs worked around the clock to locate survivors in the rubble.

via Hero dogs of 9/11 by Charlotte Dumas | The Daily Tail | Dog & Cat Stories.


At goodnewsforpets, we are quietly remembering the search dogs that helped.  The New York City-based American Kennel Club honors this special breed of hero.  We reposted Steve Dale’s Inside Ground Zero column and our beloved New Yorker, the late Mordecai Siegal’s Paw Prints in the Dust.  In Canine’s Role in Search and Rescue, FEMA tells us how urban search and rescue dogs are now used.

via We Remember.


Within hours of the collapse of the World Trade Center towers that morning, the NYPD called the AMC asking for veterinarians to come to Ground Zero and care for the dogs working there.

via 9/11: Ten Years Later « Fur the Love of Pets.


I don’t know how you can scroll through this gallery and not get emotional.

via Dog Heroes of September 11 | Steve Dale’s Pet World.


On the 10th anniversary of 9-11, a special edition of Kilgore Bauer’s book, “Dog Heroes of September 11th” (Kennel Club Books, Allenhurst, NJ; $26.95) is now available, including a foreword by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

via Never Forget 9-11 and the Search and Rescue Dogs Who Served Our Country | Steve Dale’s Pet World.


Whereas human searchers at Fresh Kills wore respirators and polyethylene suits; the search and rescue dogs wore nothing.

via The Health of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs | Petside.

TODAY! and Halo Help Pets Impacted by Hurricane Irene

8 Sep

Today, and will be donating all kibble raised to two organizations impacted by Irene

via and Halo Help Pets Impacted by Hurricane Irene | Romeo The Cat Animal Rescue Site#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed.

Woof Wednesday: Fire Safety

7 Sep

The shelter has been evacuated and moved to a temporary location and then forced to be evacuated a second time. The fire continues to burn.

via Woof Wednesday: Fire Safety « Amy Shojai’s Blog.

Bastrop TX Wildfire Prompts Emergency Overnight Shelter Evacuation

6 Sep

Austin Pets Alive and Austin Humane society need donations, fosters, even permanent homes asap…go to their website to donate now…thanks

via Bastrop TX Wildfire Prompts Emergency Overnight Shelter Evacuation | Life With Cats.

Good Samaritan Rescues Injured Hurricane Kitten Irene, Vet Center Provides Care | Life With Cats

2 Sep

Donna tells us that given the severity of the injury and the lack of known family the kitten might likely have ben euthanized, but that the little girl purred and purred and was so sweet and friendly that the staff could not bear to put her down, so they decided to go ahead and do whatever needed to be done to save her.

via Good Samaritan Rescues Injured Hurricane Kitten Irene, Vet Center Provides Care | Life With Cats.

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