In 1916 the American Humane Association was asked by the US War Department to rescue thousands of horses injured in Europe during World War I. That effort became Red Star Rescue. Ninety-nine years later, they are still rescuing animals in all types of situations, from natural disasters to human neglect and cruelty.
The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate America, but it's important to remember that the safety of our family is the most important consideration. If your family includes a pet, it's up to you to keep them safe to enjoy all the family celebrations for years to come.
Animals touch us in ways we can't explain or even understand. Who would think that naming a Calico cat as stationmaster of a Japanese train station would draw not just attention but so many visitors? Now Tama's likeness adorns souvenirs and even trains!
Finding the right name for your new feline friend might be easy, or it could be a challenge. You want something you like, something easy to remember - and nothing too embarrassing if you are calling for it in the unlikely (we hope) event it should it accidentally get out!
Keeping your best friend safe in a disaster is easier if you plan ahead. Put together a kit with all the important supplies, then make sure you take your four-footed companion and get out of harm's way in plenty of time to keep you both safe.
This puppy looks cute and sweet, and not at all vicious. He is an American Bull Terrier, often called a "Pit Bull". If he is raised with love and gentleness he will be a great family pet. If he is taught to be mean and aggressive, people will be afraid of him. Part of preventing dog bites is in how the animals are raised and trained.
Nowadays, we can buy pet costumes for Halloween, take our dog or cat out in a pet stroller, board them at pet daycare, even buy veterinary health insurance for them. We can even adopt (as opposed to "buy") them from our local animal shelter. Legally they may be considered property, but humans are treating their furry companions as part of the family!
Be Kind to Animals Week is a great time to celebrate the unique bond between humans and animals. Whether you focus on taking proper care of pets, or compassion for the plight of animals in need, or simply the enjoyment of the beauty animals add to our world, our lives are enriched - especially so by the ones we call our best friends!
Pet owners should know how to recognize the signs of heat stroke in their furry friend, and how to respond. It's also good to know the proper way to wrap and dress a wound, and maybe even how to perform CPR on an animal. (CPR is different for dogs and cats.) A little know-how could help your pet survive in an emergency
Free admission, free dog wash, fun, games, contests, all in a great dog park created for humans and their canine friends to enjoy. Just be sure your pet is at least four months old and on a leash (for your best friend's safety).