• Animal Care

    Pima Animal Care Center offering deals for pet adoption to make room at shelter

    Pima Animal Care Center is looking to pair furry friends with loving humans during a month of “Clear the Shelters” events. PACC is offering an adoption promotion every week until Sept. 19 to free space at the shelter. “We are very excited to have this adoption event happening at PACC!” said Monica Dangler, director of Animal Services. “This event couldn’t come at a better time with the shelter being so full.” Pima’s shelter is filled to the brim with new dogs because of monsoon weather and specific needs for large dogs. The shelter hopes this month of events will incentivize  

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  • Animal Care

    Bakersfield Animal Care Center waives adoption fees as dogs overwhelm facility | News

    An influx of stray dogs has strained the Bakersfield Animal Care Center, which has waived adoption fees for pet reclamation and adoption in an attempt to open more space. On Wednesday, the shelter held 225 dogs in a facility designed for 218. But even as the dogs have been dropped off, few residents have visited to reclaim or adopt, leading shelter administrators to worry that space might soon run out. “If the community does not reclaim their pets, but keeps surrendering their pets, we only have so many places to store them,” said Julie Johnson, executive director of the Animal  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Hill’s Pet Nutrition opens Small Paws Innovation Center to study dogs

    Topeka-based Hill’s Pet Nutrition celebrated an expansion this week that will allow the company to study and meet the specific needs of small dogs and pets. Hill’s and Colgate-Palmolive executives, Gov. Laura Kelly, and other local and state leaders gathered Wednesday afternoon at Hill’s global headquarters in North Topeka to observe the grand opening of the company’s new Small Paws Innovation Center. The recently completed innovation center is a $30 million, 25,000-square-foot facility dedicated to studying the nutrition, behaviors and genetics of small and miniature dog breeds, which are growing in popularity among pet owners. “In the United States, more  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    ‘Big’ Grand Opening for ‘Small Paws’ Expansion of Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center | National Business

    TOPEKA, Kan., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hill’s Pet Nutrition today held the exclusive grand opening for a new $30 million, 25,000 square foot nutrition innovation center focused on the needs of small dogs — ‘Small Paws’ — as well as a new Engagement Center for veterinarians and other pet caregivers. The opening of the Small Paws Innovation Center makes Hill’s the only pet food company in the U.S. with an innovation center specially designed for small and mini dogs. It will be a place to study their nutrition as well as behaviors, genetics, genomics, and microbiomics to support development  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Governor Laura Kelly Cuts Ribbon on Animal Science Innovation Center in Topeka

    Today, Governor Laura Kelly joined a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Hill’s Pet Nutrition Small Paws Innovation Center in Topeka. Hill’s Pet Nutrition invested $20 million to build this 25,000-square-foot nutrition facility that will focus on the needs of small dogs. The facility will also include a new Engagement Center for veterinarian and other pet caregiver engagement. “With the new Small Paws Innovation Center, this great Kansas company has cemented its reputation and ours, as a leader in the Animal Health field,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “We’ll continue to support our businesses like Hill’s to grow the Animal Health Corridor  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    ‘Big’ Grand Opening for ‘Small Paws’ Expansion of Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center

    The opening of the Small Paws Innovation Center makes Hill’s the only pet food company in the U.S. with an innovation center specially designed for small and mini dogs. It will be a place to study their nutrition as well as behaviors, genetics, genomics, and microbiomics to support development of food to meet the special needs of small and miniature breeds, which represent more than half of pet dogs in the U.S. and around the world. The Engagement Center will host seminars, continuing education programs and other activities for thousands of veterinary students and professionals each year. “Hill’s is excited  

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  • Pets & Animal

    Summertime safety tips for your pets from Helen Woodward Animal Center –

    RANCHO SANTA FE (KUSI) – Helen Woodward Animal Center joined Good Morning San Diego to remind all pet owners to pay special attention to their furry family members during the hot summer months. SUNLIGHT EXPOSURE: Dogs or cats with white noses or ear tips can sunburn. If your pet will wear sunscreen, that’s great. But most of them will lick it off. It’s best to just keep them in the shade when the sun is bright.• If the pavement or sidewalk is too hot for your feet, it’s too hot for your dog’s paws. The pads can easily be  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    University of Illinois Opens Feed Technology Center

    The University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) recently held a digital event to mark the grand opening of the Feed Technology Center at its campus in Urbana, IL following two years of construction, the university announced this week. The $20 million, 12,000-sq-ft facility contains an array of new equipment, automation technologies, and safety and sanitation features. “The Feed Technology Center is a game-changing asset that elevates our ability to live into our land-grant mission,” said Kim Kidwell, den of the College of ACES, in a release. “This facility not only expands our ability to conduct  

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