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Bunny's Blog: Adopt a cat today at your local shelter!

Bunny's Blog: Adopt a cat today at your local shelter! | Pet News | Scoop.it

Thinking about getting a pet? Millions of companion animals in shelters across America are just waiting for a special home like yours!

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American Humane Association offers tips to protect you and your pets during a wildfire

American Humane Association offers tips to protect you and your pets during a wildfire | Pet News | Scoop.it

Wildfires are terrifying and dangerous phenomena. Officials are working valiantly to battle the blazes in Idaho, but it is important for all families to be prepared.

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Bunny's Blog: More than 36,000 pets saved in first two months of ASPCA $100K Challenge

Bunny's Blog: More than 36,000 pets saved in first two months of ASPCA $100K Challenge | Pet News | Scoop.it

The ASPCA has announced that 36,790 pets were adopted or reunited with their owners during the first two months of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

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Bunny's Blog: August 15 is National Check the Chip Day

Bunny's Blog: August 15 is National Check the Chip Day | Pet News | Scoop.it

To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date, AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.”

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Second annual Noelle Richards Memorial Walk celebrates her love of animals

Second annual Noelle Richards Memorial Walk celebrates her love of animals | Pet News | Scoop.it

The second annual Noelle Richards Memorial Walk will be held on Saturday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield Township.

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Play Dead!

Play Dead! | Pet News | Scoop.it
Another year, another compilation of adorable dogs and cats playing dead. At a certain point, though, this cute trick starts to seem a little grim.
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Bunny's Blog: A day in the life of a pet blogger

Bunny's Blog: A day in the life of a pet blogger | Pet News | Scoop.it

My friend Carrie Boyko from All Things Dog Blog asked me to participate in this week’s Mutt Monday Blog Hop. This week’s theme is a day in the life of a pet blogger.

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Pet Tales: Hero dogs wow all with their expertise

Pet Tales: Hero dogs wow all with their expertise | Pet News | Scoop.it

When you walk through the front door of the Senator John Heinz History Center, the first thing you usually notice is one of those big red streetcars that has been off the streets of Pittsburgh for many years. But Sunday a dog named G-Man was front and center in the lobby, and he was a big hit.


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Bunny's Blog: HSUS Animal Rescue Team

Bunny's Blog: HSUS Animal Rescue Team | Pet News | Scoop.it

The Humane Society of the United States' Animal Rescue Team works with law enforcement to investigate illegal animal cruelty, targeting the worst cases of animal abuse nationwide.

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Dogs more likely to yawn contagiously if they see their owner do it (VIDEO)

Dogs more likely to yawn contagiously if they see their owner do it (VIDEO) | Pet News | Scoop.it
A lazy kind of empathy: researchers find that domestic dogs are more likely to yawn if they see their owner do it first, rather than a stranger.
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Yawning is a calming mechanism for dogs, not an indication that they are bored. 

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Bunny's Blog: Friskies opens public voting for the best cat video of the year

Bunny's Blog: Friskies opens public voting for the best cat video of the year | Pet News | Scoop.it

It’s time for cat lovers nationwide to vote for their favorite cat videos to determine the winners of the 2013 “The Friskies,” the major award for best cat videos of the year. Voting is open now atwww.TheFriskies.com.

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Bunny's Blog: America's ‘top dogs’ chosen to compete in 2013 Hero Dog Awards

Bunny's Blog: America's ‘top dogs’ chosen to compete in 2013 Hero Dog Awards | Pet News | Scoop.it

Eight courageous canines have been chosen as America's "top dogs" and will be going to Hollywood, where one heroic hound will be named the 2013 American Hero Dog.

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Bunny's Blog: Pets Add Life: Wet Dog

Bunny's Blog: Pets Add Life: Wet Dog | Pet News | Scoop.it

Produced by the American Pet Products Association , the Pets Add Life campaign includes a series of popular "talking animal" videos. PAL has just released the latest video - this time featuring one very wet and grumpy dog!

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World's Best Cat Litter celebrates expanded product lineup with new round of GiveLitter

World's Best Cat Litter celebrates expanded product lineup with new round of GiveLitter | Pet News | Scoop.it

World's Best Cat Litter is celebrating its expanded product lineup by launching a new round ofGiveLitter, a charitable initiative that allows online voters to donate up to 30,000 pounds of litter to two Northwest animal shelters.

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Vote With Your Plate: Let Bluefin Tuna Off the Hook - Be the Change for Animals

Vote With Your Plate: Let Bluefin Tuna Off the Hook - Be the Change for Animals | Pet News | Scoop.it
Bluefin tuna is a highly valuable ocean species, however due to long-term practices of overfishing, their numbers are in rapid decline.
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Bunny's Blog: Natural Balance donates to two Los Angeles pet rescues in need

Bunny's Blog: Natural Balance donates to two Los Angeles pet rescues in need | Pet News | Scoop.it

For every "like" Natural Balance received on theirFacebook page between May 31 and June 30, one pound of pet food was donated to either I.C.A.R.E. or Operation Blankets of Love.

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Bunny's Blog: Best Friends opens NKLA Adoption Center

Bunny's Blog: Best Friends opens NKLA Adoption Center | Pet News | Scoop.it

Los Angeles city officials, Hollywood celebrities and supporters of Best Friends Animal Society joined together on Tuesday, August 13 to celebrate the rededication of a privately owned building to the cause of animal welfare.

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Bunny's Blog: A dog rescue that will make you smile

Bunny's Blog: A dog rescue that will make you smile | Pet News | Scoop.it

This is the story of Rusty, a dog that eluded rescuers for four months. During that time, he evaded every type of trap and rescue attempt.

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'Dognappers' caught on security video stealing 6 puppies from woman's car

'Dognappers' caught on security video stealing 6 puppies from woman's car | Pet News | Scoop.it
Authorities in north Los Angeles are on the lookout for a pair of brazen puppy thieves who snatched a litter of bulldogs from a woman's car last week.
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‘Secret Life of Dogs’ and Other Canine-Friendly TV

‘Secret Life of Dogs’ and Other Canine-Friendly TV | Pet News | Scoop.it
With the new DogTV channel and shows like “The Secret Life of Dogs,” “Boston Underdogs” and “Pound Puppies,” attention is paid to our canine companions.
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Seriously injured pets are getting a second chance

Seriously injured pets are getting a second chance | Pet News | Scoop.it

As little as a decade ago, it would have been no question at all: Enzo would have died. An injury that severe and the cost to try to repair it was beyond most people's means. But today, technology and disposable income have met at a crossroads.

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Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pennsylvania study

Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pennsylvania study | Pet News | Scoop.it
Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs' keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path.
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Bunny's Blog: PetFlow.com teams up with HB's ‘For Care Packages’ to help military working dogs

PetFlow.com has announced that it has raised more than $20,000 in products for HB’s For Care Packages, a not-for-profit group that facilitates care packages between sponsors and deployed men, women and war dog handlers.

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Bunny's Blog: Purina ONE and GOOD team up to benefit shelters with photo challenge

Bunny's Blog: Purina ONE and GOOD team up to benefit shelters with photo challenge | Pet News | Scoop.it

Purina ONE and GOOD have teamed up to launch thePurina Picturing Pets Challenge to highlight how pets inspire and change lives, making the world a better place one home at a time.

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