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New law will require dog owners in England to microchip pets as of 2016 to combat rise in strays

New law will require dog owners in England to microchip pets as of 2016 to combat rise in strays | Pet News | Scoop.it
Dog owners in England will have to microchip their pets under a new federal law designed to cut down on stray dogs that will go into effect in 2016.
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Meet My Shelter Pet: Mark & Mary Ann Behme

Meet My Shelter Pet: Mark & Mary Ann Behme | Pet News | Scoop.it

Meet My Shelter Pet is a video series featuring pet adopters and their loving shelter pets. This video features Mark and Mary Ann Behme whose family includes three shelter dogs, all of whom were adopted as seniors.

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Animal Behavior College offers tips on Halloween safety for pet owners

Animal Behavior College offers tips on Halloween safety for pet owners | Pet News | Scoop.it

With Halloween just a few days away, pet owners should know that even though it is a fun time for kids and adults, it is not always fun for their pets. 

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PetSmart Charities Reflects on historic pet relief effort

PetSmart Charities Reflects on historic pet relief effort | Pet News | Scoop.it

When Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast last October, it not only left thousands of miles of devastation, but it also uprooted the lives of all in its path – including millions of pets.

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October 15: Blog, read and share the change for animals!

October 15: Blog, read and share the change for animals! | Pet News | Scoop.it

On October 15, join Team BtC and others who help animals in need by writing about animal-related causes, reading posts, commenting and sharing on your social networks!

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Pit bull named top dog at 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

Pit bull named top dog at 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards | Pet News | Scoop.it

The nation’s top therapy dog, a pit bull named Elle from Roanoke Rapids, N.C. has been named this year’s “American Hero Dog” at the 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

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Pet Obesity Prevention Means Longer, Healthier Lives

Pet Obesity Prevention Means Longer, Healthier Lives | Pet News | Scoop.it

October 9 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, a day to recognize the importance of good nutrition and fitness for our pets.

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Paw-fect Travel Photos Wanted for AAA's PetBook Photo Contest

Paw-fect Travel Photos Wanted for AAA's PetBook Photo Contest | Pet News | Scoop.it

For the many Americans whose vacations wouldn't be complete without their favorite fur ball, the annual AAA PetBook Photo Contest offers an opportunity to show off travel photos in a big way. 

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Whole Foods Market launches Whole Paws line of pet food

Whole Foods Market launches Whole Paws line of pet food | Pet News | Scoop.it

Whole Foods Market is introducing Whole Paws, an exclusive line of premium value pet food that features 24 products for dogs and cats. The line includes an assortment of items, ranging from grain-free adult dog food and training treats to indoor cat formula and litter with baking soda.

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Petmate partners with Pilots N Paws for Operation Special Delivery

Petmate partners with Pilots N Paws for Operation Special Delivery | Pet News | Scoop.it

More than 300 homeless dogs will be rescued from Georgia kill shelters and airlifted from MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield in Hinesville, Ga. on Saturday, Oct. 5 in Pilots N Paws' Operation Special Delivery.

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Bunny's Blog: A new life for Chance

Bunny's Blog: A new life for Chance | Pet News | Scoop.it

This video shows the rescue of a large stray pit bull on the streets of Los Angeles. Rescues like this are extremely dangerous and should NEVER be attempted by the general public.

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Bunny's Blog: Alfie visits Best Friends

Bunny's Blog: Alfie visits Best Friends | Pet News | Scoop.it

When he was adopted in September 2011, Alfie could stand on his back legs but could not walk. Now after months of physical therapy and playing with his buddy Arnold, he runs and plays like all the other dogs!

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Protecting Toto, Too: Are you ready to care for your pet when emergency strikes?

Protecting Toto, Too: Are you ready to care for your pet when emergency strikes? | Pet News | Scoop.it

Since 2004, National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has been observed every September. Now is the time to create a plan and explore the services in your area.

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Anthropologie announces fifth annual Sit.Stay.Love. campaign

Anthropologie announces fifth annual Sit.Stay.Love. campaign | Pet News | Scoop.it

Anthropologie is proud to announce the fifth annual Sit.Stay.Love. campaign, which promotes pet adoptions and pet supply drives for local animal shelters across the United States.

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Find a new companion during adopt a shelter dog month

Find a new companion during adopt a shelter dog month | Pet News | Scoop.it

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is proud to announce its support for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month throughout October. Animal rescue groups and shelters can request an in-kind donation from Hartz via their websiteor their Facebook page.

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Paul Shaffer and shelter pets featured in new online video

Paul Shaffer and shelter pets featured in new online video | Pet News | Scoop.it

The Ad Council, the Humane Society of the United States and Maddie's Fund in partnership with Halo Pet Foundation have released an online video series called "Meet My Shelter Pet" to showcase the unique bonds between shelter pets and their adoptive owners.

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Architects for Change for Cats: Blueprints for building humane communities

Architects for Change for Cats: Blueprints for building humane communities | Pet News | Scoop.it

The 13th annual National Feral Cat Day will be held on Wednesday, October 16. Alley Cat Allies launched National Feral Cat Day in 2001 to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for them.

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Petrendologist Charlotte Reed helps pet owners fall gracefully into the season

Petrendologist Charlotte Reed helps pet owners fall gracefully into the season | Pet News | Scoop.it

Petrendologist Charlotte Reed will share her top tips for dealing with changing weather conditions and its effect on your pets during her Tuesday, October 15th Twitter Party.

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Fall safety tips for pets from Canine Company

Fall safety tips for pets from Canine Company | Pet News | Scoop.it

The change in season means new hazards for pet parents to be aware of. Canine Company provides pet owners with fall safety tips to help protect their four-legged family members.

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American voters support nationwide ban of big cat private ownership

American voters support nationwide ban of big cat private ownership | Pet News | Scoop.it

In the wake of yet another mauling at a private roadside zoo, dangerous incidents involving big cats continue to rise across the United States. According to Fox23.com: "Around 10:20 a.m., Saturday, the Garvin County Dispatch received a call in reference to an accident at the G.W. Exotic Animal Park near Wynnewood, Okla." 

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Meet the winners of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

Meet the winners of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge | Pet News | Scoop.it

After three months of spirited competition, the ASPCA has announced the results of the2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The Challenge is a contest in which shelters across the country compete to break their own records at saving animals' lives.

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Study shows many pet car safety restraints to be unsafe

Study shows many pet car safety restraints to be unsafe | Pet News | Scoop.it

Subaru of America, Inc. and the Center for Pet Safety (CPS), announced today the results of a collaborative study to test the effectiveness of pet harnesses marketed with safety claims.

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When a Friend Loses a Pet – 7 Meaningful Do's and Don’ts from Petfinder Foundation

When a Friend Loses a Pet – 7 Meaningful Do's and Don’ts from Petfinder Foundation | Pet News | Scoop.it

For many, owning a pet is the only experience of parenthood he or she will ever have. Consequently, it is awful when they pass away. If the grieving pet parent is your friend, here are the best ways you can help, including a few emphatic “don’ts.”

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Wellness pet food leads the way with growing list of GMO-free choices

Wellness pet food leads the way with growing list of GMO-free choices | Pet News | Scoop.it

Wellness Natural Pet Food announces all their dry dog and dry cat foods are GMO-Free. The natural pet food leader's commitment to going GMO-free gives health-conscious pet parents more options when shopping for their four-legged family members.

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Dog food recalls prompt expansion of freshly prepared dog food concept

Dog food recalls prompt expansion of freshly prepared dog food concept | Pet News | Scoop.it

Commercial dog foods are being recalled at an alarming rate, with brands announced almost every week. One company, JustFoodForDogs, has responded to this crisis by preparing fresh, healthy, whole food recipes with 100% USDA certified ingredients containing no preservatives.

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A unique way to get people to adopt dogs

A unique way to get people to adopt dogs | Pet News | Scoop.it

Here's an interesting video about a project in Costa Rica to help get more mixed-breed dogs adopted.

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