Stories of loss and sadness and devastation mix with stories of happiness and relief as loved ones are reunited in the aftermath of the tornado. That includes reunions between humans and their animal companions, many thanks to online postings by organizations and individuals helping to make happy endings possible.
Have you ever hugged your pet, buried your face in its fur, and found comfort and acceptance there? If so, then you can appreciate the mission of these special dogs - trained to be hugged and petted, to comfort and console humans who are struggling to cope with their emotional reactions in the aftermath of a disaster.
In many disasters, there are both human and animal victims. After the fertilizer plant exploded in the town of West, Texas, people and organizations came from near and far to help those who were affected, whether they walked on two legs or four.
Most folks know that expenses related to the care and well-being of a pet are not deductible on an individual's income tax return. Or are they?
With the deadline coming up for filing personal income tax returns, a lot of us are looking for deductions wherever we can find them.
More than one pet owner has thought about deducting a few extra medical expenses for those veterinary bills last year. After all, the vet is a “doctor” and your pet is a member of the family – a dependent, really, in the truest sense of the word.
Easter baskets make us smile, with all the pretty colors and yummy goodies and treats. The sweet-smelling candies and chocolate are tantalizing to a pet's sensitive nose and that Easter grass wiggling in the breeze entices a curious pet. Plan now to keep your four-footed friend safe from the dangers that lurk inside (and outside) that basket this Easter.
The Pit Bull is really not a separate breed but one of several, or even a combination of two or more. Because they have been used and abused as fighting animals, some communities have banned them. But people who really know these dogs will tell you what wonderful pets they can be.