• Pets & Animal

    Special Rescues Help Ailing Owners Find Pets’ Next Home | Michigan News

    By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Who will take your pet when you die? The question often doesn’t have an easy answer, especially for ill or older people headed to residential nursing care or assisted living. During the pandemic, specialized rescue, advocacy and adoption services run by volunteers are trying to fill the void, one pet at a time. Leaders in the small movement said the past couple of years have opened the eyes of many. “The thing about COVID is a lot of people are thinking, I can’t be guaranteed to be around forever. A lot  

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  • Dog

    Pink’s Hot Dogs Honors Betty White by Donating Proceeds From Her Special to LA Zoo

    As the world mourns the death of actress Betty White, Pink’s Hot Dogs stepped up with a fundraiser to honor her. The restaurant will continue to sell its “Betty White naked hot dog,” but this week will donate 100 percent of the dog’s sales to the Los Angeles Zoo. White — who died on December 31 — was a longstanding animal rights activist. According to ABC-7, White became a member of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s Board of Trustees in 1974, and was a member of the Board of Zoo Commissioners. After learning that White preferred no toppings  

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  • Dog

    Seminole County family searching for special needs son’s comfort dog

    Seminole County family searching for special needs son’s comfort dog A Seminole County family is spending New Year’s Eve searching for their special needs son’s comfort dog. SaNFORD, Fla. – A Seminole County family is spending New Year’s Eve searching for their special needs son’s comfort dog.  Josh Morales says French Bulldog named “Blues” got out of the house Thursday evening.  They’ve been plastering the neighborhood with signs since then, but the pup is still missing.  “It’s been hard. Especially around the holidays. It really has. We spent the last year bonding with that dog. It feels like a piece  

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  • Dog

    SPCA of Wake County seeks special family to love on dog dying of cancer :: WRAL.com

    By Heather Leah, WRAL multiplatform producer Raleigh, N.C. — The SPCA of Wake County looking for a loving family to ease the final days of a 10-year-old rescue dog with cancer. Joyanna’s family surrendered her to the shelter because of a volleyball-sized mammary tumor, which has metastasized to her lungs. Joyanna, the SPCA of Wake County wrote in a Facebook post, “has spent her whole life outside and wasn’t given much attention.” The shelter is searching for someone to grant Joyanna the experience of a loving home in what could be her final days. “We don’t know exactly how long  

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  • Dog

    What to do if dog is choking: Vet uses special ‘external extraction’ technique to save dogs with ball lodged in throat

    HUNTINGTON, Long Island — Two-and-a-half-year-old Pit Bull mix ‘Hansel’ was having a ball on Thursday as his owner Kelly Skinner and other kind-hearted people at local animal hospital showered him with attention. It was a much different situation on Sunday – terrifying actually – as Skinner and her fiancée say it was a ball that nearly killed him because it became lodged in Hansel’s throat. “He started turning blue. It’s so scary, it’s like a child,” said Skinner. This was only 20 minutes after another dog – a Doberman, was raced to the hospital for the very same problem. “The  

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  • Dog

    Choking dogs on Long Island rescued using special technique

    HUNTINGTON, Long Island (WABC) — Two-and-a-half-year-old Pit Bull mix ‘Hansel’ was having a ball on Thursday as his owner Kelly Skinner and other kind-hearted people at West Hills Animal Hospital showered him with attention. It was a much different situation on Sunday – terrifying actually – as Hansel’s owner Kelly, and her fiancée say it was a ball that nearly killed him because it became lodged in Hansel’s throat. “He started turning blue. It’s so scary, it’s like a child,” said Skinner. This was only 20 minutes after another dog – a Doberman, was raced to the hospital for the  

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  • Cat

    Firefighter Adopts Kitten He Saved After Developing ‘Very Special Bond’ During the Cat’s Rescue

    Rescuers Adopts Kitten He Saved from Pipe Courtesy of Brandon Mulvaney Firefighter Brandon Mulvaney’s family just got a bit bigger and furrier. In August, Mulvaney — a firefighter with Michigan’s Saginaw Fire Department — received an alert at 1 a.m. about an animal trapped in a storm drain. Mulvaney and several others were dispatched to respond to the call and found a tiny kitten trapped below ground. After conferring with the other members of his crew and Saginaw County Animal Care & Control (SCACC) — which had officers on the scene to assist with the rescue — Mulvaney descended seven  

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  • Animal Care

    Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control offering October adoption special

    Cat and dog adoptions are just $50 and include several treatments Spooky, a 1-year-old female domestic short hair cat, recently was featured as a Pet of the Week from Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control. The shelter, at 7241 Washington View Pkwy. SW, is having a “Spooktacular” October adoption special, where cat and dog adoptions are just $50. (Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control) Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control Spooktacular October Adoption Special CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control has dogs and cats waiting to help you celebrate the spookiest month of all! During October, you  

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