• Animal News

    UK as a leader in animal welfare? Well, some animals are more equal than others | Catherine Bennett

    With a zillion images of themselves to choose from, many taken by a reverent state photographer, Boris and Carrie Johnson used a picture of their dog, Dilyn, for their recent Christmas card. If unlikely to appeal to the current pope, the pet is, they presumably concluded, more generally inoffensive, ostensibly uninvolved in the family’s tireless requisitioning of free luxury goods and, on a more positive note, a pointed reminder of the household’s remaining claim to virtue. Or if that’s putting it too strongly: to their formal recognition as sentient beings. For say what you like about his indifference to human  

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  • Cat

    Cat found frozen on Lincoln road makes recovery, rescuers offer tips to keep animals safe in winter

    BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – A six-month-old short haired cat, Maize, was found in Lincoln, ND frozen on the road about six weeks ago. A temperature didn’t even register before she was taken to the vet to be warmed up and fed. Maize is now healthy, but those at the Central Dakota Humane Society ask that you keep a watchful eye on your pets and look out for lost and stray animals in the cold temperatures. “We’ve had actually a few that have been found on the road this year. So, I don’t know if they are trying to signal to  

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  • Animal News

    Memphis shelter rescues 61 animals, asks for help

    Photos by Jordan James, WREG MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis animal shelter took in 61 animals Thursday, straining resources and leaving the shelter looking for foster-care help. In total there were 8 dogs, 10 rabbits, 41 birds, 1 goat, and 1 pig, said Memphis Animal Services spokesperson Katie Pemberton. “We had been working with the owner to get into compliance, but the dangerous temperatures predicted overnight necessitated a change in plans. We had to remove them all for their safety, and the owner voluntarily surrendered all but three of the animals (and those three are in our care temporarily),” Permberton  

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  • Pets & Animal

    Betty White famously loved animals. Fans are taking up the #BettyWhiteChallenge to donate to animal shelters in her honor.

    When television icon Betty White died on New Year’s Eve, she left behind a legacy of joy. Social media was flooded with positive messages about the actress, many remembering White for her two passions: acting and animals. Now, social media users are spreading the #BettyWhiteChallenge, which encourages people to donate to animal shelters in White’s honor. When White’s former costar Ryan Reynolds tweeted about his friend’s passing, a Twitter user named Lisa Powell replied: “Let’s all donate something to your local animal shelter on Betty’s birthday on January 17th in her honor! It’s the least we can do to still  

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  • Animal Care

    Local animal care advocate volunteers time to help treat animals displaced from Marshall Fire

    BOULDER CO. — Hundreds of families were displaced after the Marshall Fire in Boulder County, and hundreds of animals also lost their homes. Now, a local animal care advocate is volunteering her time to provide care for dozens of animals. The morning after the Marshall Fire began, Ashley Main drove to Boulder County to care for displaced animals. She’s a surgery veterinary technician from Colorado Springs, and when she arrived in Louisville, she helped with at least 30 horses, 10 chickens, and placed 16 cat shelters around the fire zone. She also triaged animals who were evacuated and helped with  

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  • Cat

    Vandergrift women accused of cruelty to animals, abandoning cats at shelter

    A Vandergrift woman and her daughter each face 33 animal cruelty and neglect charges after a state humane officer accused them of improperly caring for 11 cats and then abandoning them at a shelter. Callie Jo McCluskey, 51, and Katherine McCluskey, 18, of 37th Street, each were charged with 11 counts of cruelty to animals, 11 counts of failing to provide shelter and 11 counts of failing to provide food and water. They face preliminary hearings on the charges before District Judge James Andring on Feb. 23. State humane officer Christina O’Donnell said she began investigating the pair after receiving  

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  • Animal News

    Michigan animal shelter inundated with parakeets in breeding plan gone wrong | Animals

    An animal shelter in Michigan has been inundated with hundreds of parakeets. The Detroit Animal Welfare Group in Romeo said in a Facebook post that the small, colorful birds were dropped off on Thursday night, the Detroit News reported. “We were in shock also but could not turn them away as they were all crammed in seven cages and smothering each other and needed immediate help,” the shelter said in the post. The group’s director, Kelley LeBonty, told the Detroit Free Press the son of an animal hoarder called to say he was coming to surrender 60 to 80 parakeets  

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  • Animal News

    500 animals recovered from residence in Papillion

    OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Hundreds of animals have been recovered from a now-condemned home in Papillion Tuesday. Papillion Police and Nebraska Humane Society workers cleared the home of approximately 500 animals after receiving a tip Monday. Most animals that were recovered were birds but there were also turtles, guinea pigs, rabbits, and chinchillas as well. Police say the animals had no food or water and removed an unknown number of dead animals. Lacee Nelson says she knew the homeowner and that she let her own pet birds stay with the man who owned the home. But Nelson said she had  

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