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PA set to ban pet gas chambers, AKC fights bill to aid shelters

PA set to ban pet gas chambers, AKC fights bill to aid shelters | Pet News | Scoop.it
Dog breeders are putting 11th-hour pressure on the Pennsylvania Senate to kill two animal welfare bills sought by shelters and their supporters.
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Local shelters unite for 30@3 dog adoption promotion

Local shelters unite for 30@3 dog adoption promotion | Pet News | Scoop.it

Pittsburgh’s three major shelters have stepped up in a united front to save pets caught in the middle of a licensing suspension at Triangle Pet Control Services. As a result, the three shelters are at capacity with dogs, and they are asking for immediate help from the public.

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Ruff workout: Not all dogs are born to run

Ruff workout: Not all dogs are born to run | Pet News | Scoop.it
I had two standard poodles growing up, and I remember channeling Barbara Woodhouse and calling in a high-pitched British accent, "Walkies!" and then watching my pets come unglued in anticipation.
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Rise in demand for service dogs for PTSD vets, lack of formal standards, creates tension

Rise in demand for service dogs for PTSD vets, lack of formal standards, creates tension | Pet News | Scoop.it
Stories like Jim Stanek's are common and quickly multiplying: An Iraqi war veteran with posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, he says his life was saved by a dog that gave him the confidence to do seemingly simple things, like...
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What does holistic cat care mean to you? | The Conscious Cat

What does holistic cat care mean to you? | The Conscious Cat | Pet News | Scoop.it
Holistic therapies such as acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic and herbal treatments are gaining increasing acceptance for cats.
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Pet Treat Recalls Expand | Dr. Carols Naturally Healthy Pets Blog

Pet Treat Recalls Expand | Dr. Carols Naturally Healthy Pets Blog | Pet News | Scoop.it
Holistic veterinarian, Dr Carol Osborne, DVM, discusses chicken jerky treats, & recalled pet peanut butter treats & American Bully Sticks due to Salmonella.
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Local shelters unite to rescue pets from Triangle Pet Control

Local shelters unite to rescue pets from Triangle Pet Control | Pet News | Scoop.it

Pittsburgh’s three major shelters have stepped up in a united front to save pets caught in the middle of a licensing suspension at Triangle Pet Control Services in McKees Rocks.

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Bunny's Blog: St. Louis Forms Animal Cruelty Task Force

Bunny's Blog: St. Louis Forms Animal Cruelty Task Force | Pet News | Scoop.it

St. Louis is one step closer to becoming a national leader in animal welfare after the formation of the Mayor Francis Slay Animal Cruelty Task Force, the first of its kind in the city.

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Bunny's Blog: Petco to Hold 2nd Annual National Adoption Reunion

Bunny's Blog: Petco to Hold 2nd Annual National Adoption Reunion | Pet News | Scoop.it

To celebrate those who help save lives through adoption, Petco will hold their second annual National Adoption Reunion on October 6-7.

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5 Tips to Living with Multiple Pets

5 Tips to Living with Multiple Pets | Pet News | Scoop.it
Sharing a home with more than one pet comes with certain challenges. Here are the solutions you need to several common problems.
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Bunny's Blog: Iams Home 4 the Holidays Kicks Off Today

Bunny's Blog: Iams Home 4 the Holidays Kicks Off Today | Pet News | Scoop.it

The Iams Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive enters its 14th year and remains focused on raising awareness of pet adoption while also ensuring proper nutrition for more homeless pets this year.

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Bunny's Blog: Favorite Video Friday: Henri - Politique

Bunny's Blog: Favorite Video Friday: Henri - Politique | Pet News | Scoop.it

Breaking News! Earlier this month, Tuxedo Stan, a three year-old cat, threw his collar into the ring for mayor of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Now internet sensation Henri Le Chat Noir backs the Tuxedo Party!

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Bunny's Blog: Michael Vick Confirms He Owns a Dog

Bunny's Blog: Michael Vick Confirms He Owns a Dog | Pet News | Scoop.it

Five years after agents raided his dog fighting compound in southern Virginia and rescued Handsome Dan, Sweet Jasmine and 49 other badly damaged pit bulls, Michael Vick owns a dog again.

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Bunny's Blog: Animal Welfare Group Releases Video of PA Pigeon Shoot

Bunny's Blog: Animal Welfare Group Releases Video of PA Pigeon Shoot | Pet News | Scoop.it

The Illinois-based group SHark (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) says the images from a Berks County pigeon shoot last month are evidence that the shoots violate state animal cruelty laws and legislators should stop them.

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Traumatized Vietnam vet credits service dog with saving his life

Traumatized Vietnam vet credits service dog with saving his life | Pet News | Scoop.it
At what point is anecdotal evidence so overwhelming that it matches or exceeds scientific discoveries?
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Flu infections in pets are more common than previously thought

Flu infections in pets are more common than previously thought | Pet News | Scoop.it
If you've gotten the flu and feel under the weather, chances are good that your pet feels sick too and that it may have caught the virus from you.
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Bunny's Blog: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day is October 10

Bunny's Blog: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day is October 10 | Pet News | Scoop.it

On Wednesday, October 10, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) will conduct its sixth annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day survey, and they are asking veterinarians and pet owners to help by recording simple information about their pets.

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Bunny's Blog: Enter Halloween Pet Photo Contest, Win $1,000 for Favorite Animal Shelter

Bunny's Blog: Enter Halloween Pet Photo Contest, Win $1,000 for Favorite Animal Shelter | Pet News | Scoop.it

A Halloween pet photo contest is giving pet owners across the country a chance to win up to $1,000 for their favorite nonprofit animal shelter or rescue. Plus, there's a virtual cornucopia of other great prizes for 13 winners in all!

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Bunny's Blog: Pet Blessings and World Animal Day

Bunny's Blog: Pet Blessings and World Animal Day | Pet News | Scoop.it

Every year, pet blessings happen around the world on or near October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The feast commemorates the life of St. Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the patron saint of animals and the environment.

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Weekend pet scene in Pittsburgh: October 6-7

Weekend pet scene in Pittsburgh: October 6-7 | Pet News | Scoop.it

There are lots of pet-related events in Pittsburgh this weekend. From "DogtoberFest" to free running bunnies to "Blessings of the Animals", there's something for everyone to enjoy while helping supporting local animal shelters and rescue groups.

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Bunny's Blog: Pet Adoption Facts - Think Adoption First

Bunny's Blog: Pet Adoption Facts - Think Adoption First | Pet News | Scoop.it

Five to seven million pets sit in shelters nationwide, yet only 20-30 percent of cats and dogs found in loving homes were adopted from shelters and rescues, according to the ASPCA.

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Bunny's Blog: American Humane Association Calls on VA to Support Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD

Bunny's Blog: American Humane Association Calls on VA to Support Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD | Pet News | Scoop.it

American Humane Association has called on the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reverse a policy that would end a program reimbursing veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for their use of service dogs while in recovery.

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October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month | Pet News | Scoop.it

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month and and the ASPCA and Petfinder.com are using the opportunity to bring attention to the many wonderful adoptable dogs at shelters nationwide in need of good homes.

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Bunny's Blog: NY Pet Cemetery Added to National Register of Historic Places

Bunny's Blog: NY Pet Cemetery Added to National Register of Historic Places | Pet News | Scoop.it

Another cemetery has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, but this one's a little different. It has dogs and cats and iguanas and a lion cub.

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