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     Meet Blu, this gentle giant Newfoundland is looking for his forever home. Blu came to the shelter for not being fond of the excitable preschooler in the home, so dog-savvy children 12 years old and over are recommended. Blu needs lots of extra space to roam, and should have a person familiar with the breed and understands that large breed dogs can be a big financial responsibility. To adopt Blu, please visit Bangor Humane Society.

  Meet Calypso, a gorgeous, fluffy girl with a strong personality. She is very sweet, loyal, and loving, though she doesn't have much patience for those who can't read her social cues. Calypso wants to be her person's one and only kitty -- she may be spayed, but that won't stop her from being a queen! To learn more about adopting Calypso, please contact HART Adoption Center & Shelter for Cats.

 


 

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     Afghanistan may be war-torn and desolate, but it also has beautiful pets waiting for homes. Our Website of the Week is Nowzad dogs, which features dogs and cats from Afghanistan's only animal shelter. The animals inside this shelter are extremely cute and amazingly beautiful.

According to the website, "When we first found out last year that we needed to find a new home for the Nowzad animal shelter due to circumstances beyond our control, it was a rather stressful and worrying time for the charity. But with thanks to the kindness and generosity of our fantastic supporters our fears were soon alleviated." The Nowzad Conrad Lewis Clinic for small animals is funded solely by generous donations. Two Afghan national veterinarians have been expertly trained by the generous support of Dr. Mohammad of Mayhew International, London, and Dr. Susan Chadima of Maine, who have both given up so much of their time to teach, oversee and support the Afghan vets to learn new valuable skills that have now seen the clinic carry out extremely necessary amputations on street dogs injured in road accidents, dentistry on cats with severe teeth problems, a tumor removal from a much-loved soldier's adopted dog, as well as the constant need for neutering and spaying of the stray population. See more at Nowzad's medical clinic page.

"With the shelter lease secured, we now have been told that our lease on the clinic, cattery and secure staff accommodation is not going to be renewed, and that the clinic has just two months to move," the website stated. "Having secure accommodation is vital in what is technically; still a country at war with daily threats aimed at western aid agencies."  

"This time we have decided to improve upon what we currently have and build a legacy for animal welfare in Afghanistan that will last long after the proposed troops pull out in 2014," the website added.

The shelter is hoping to collect about $125,000 in donations to secure a site for improved clinic facilities and serve as an educational base for Afghan national trainee vets. Along with reducing the threat of rabies, more staff would be trained to promote the benefits of animal welfare.

Take a look and fall in love with the Nowzad dogs of Afghanistan and donate if you can.

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Woman sends cougar running by blasting Metallica!

Municipalities grapple with bans on pet pigs

Video shows kangaroos hopping in rare heavy snowfall in Australia!

Baby dolphin dies in performance in Bulgaria

Public outcry results in no jail sentence for 79-year-old woman who fed stray cats!

EPA drops Alaskan bay wild salmon protection from mining project

Great news! Delaware becomes first no-kill state for shelter animals!

Home to roost: Backyard chickens get OK in Kankakee, Illinois!

Study reveals bone cancer similarities between children and dogs

Woman rescues injured 55-pound dog off mountain she just climbed!

World's smartest chimp has died

Green sea turtle trapped between rocks rescued

California killed 111,000 shelter animals last year, second only to Texas!

North Carolina small in population, but killed 56,000 shelter animals last year, 3rd highest in U.S.

California rodeo accused of animal abuse

Grizzlies are back on the endangered species list, feds finally comply with judge's order

Rockford, Illinois' 'bulldog' lawyer lives his brand!

Not good for wine lovers: Voracious, unstoppable bug wiping out vineyards!

Ten interesting facts about cat coat patterns

Photo of the Day

High five! School program designed to prevent animal cruelty

Pure evil! Beloved cat euthanized after being found with 31 sewing needles 'fired' into his body!

Wild boars are besieging European cities!

500-million-year crab fossil named after famed 'Star Wars' ship

Escaped chimp gives zoo trainer a helluva kick!

Bison charges and sends 9-year-old girl flying at Yellowstone Park! See the video!

Dark side of horse racing, losers end up in Mexican slaughterhouses!

Unreal! National horse doping regulations facing hurdles!

Big fish tale! Teen girl and dad reel in 700-pound tuna!

Lion dies from heat at North Carolina sanctuary

Del Mar's racing season opens in shadow of Santa Anita deaths

Heat and horses: Time for humane treatment long overdue

Unconditional love: Dogs turn up at hospital waiting for homeless owner!

Justice served? Dentist, bragging killer of 1,000 jaguars, arrested with 6 other poachers!

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Fall in love with the rarest breed in the U.S.!

Chicago gator nabbed, trapper throws first pitch at Cubs game!

Soldier reunites with puppy he met in Syria!

Track protesters return to shed light on horse racing deaths

German circus cruelty-free with amazing holograms!

Coincidence? Trump's EPA allows bee-killing pesticide at same time USDA stops honeybee counts!

Man dies of mass organ failure after after being dared to eat a gecko!

Kitten season explodes: 112 in Chicago area shelter in need of forever homes!

Video shows dog scaring off black bear in New Jersey backyard!

Piping plovers nest in Chicago for first time in over half a century!

Cutest baby animals from all over the world!

Photo of the Day

Monkey see, monkey do for spearfishing!

Arthritis in dogs: A guide for pet parents

Great news! Sea turtle survey shows endangered animals making comeback!

Nine deer in Japan die after eating plastic bags!

New Zealand wildlife: 14 favorite residents!

Alligator confirmed to be in Chicago lagoon!

Thousands of endangered wildlife rescued in worldwide smuggling crackdown!

Chinese diet of seahorses could mean demise of beloved marine animal!

Family reunites with dog 101 days after being separated by fire!

Bulls gore three people in first day of Spanish festival!

Amazing! Bald eagles adopt baby hawk into their nest! See the video!

Three peregrine falcon chicks making history in Rockford, Illinois!

Leopard skin found with retired forest officer in India

Tiger trainer in Italian circus mauled to death!

It takes just six minutes for a dog to die in a hot car!

South Korean actress faces four years in a Thailand jail for eating endangered clams!

Photo of the Day

Cat, fox breeding brings unique mammal in Corsica!

Disturbing discovery: Stingray found dead with stomach containing a book, a camera, a bottle and a pack of cigarettes!

How and why fireflies light up our sky!

Houston, we have a problem of being overrun by dogs dumped by owners

Japan's whalers celebrate first commercial kill in 31 years

Old bras have new use, to help save turtles!

Wasps building nests as big as cars, climate change being blamed!

Buy a T-shirt, feed 15 animals in shelters!

Here is an excellent S.T.A.R.T., the S.T.A.R.T. Rescue has transported nearly 5,000 animals!

Facebook directory of animal shelters and rescue groups in all 50 states!

Have a H.A.R.T.: Adoptable canines from the Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Illinois

Animal Almanac

October 21, 2020 

   1874:  'MORE MAD ANIMALS' -- "The Osage Chronicle of the 6th inst. says: C.D. Bush, Esq., had a Bull yesterday morning, taken with hydrophobia. The animal was a fine one, and is quite a loss. He chased Mr. B into the house which was the first symptoms that were noticed, but before they could dispatch him, he badly gored one of his most valuable horses." -- Emporia (Kansas) Gazette

   1954:  "Taffy, a family pet who didn't care much for her owner, was credited with 'possibly' saving his life after her barking alerted him to a fire in his mobile home. The dog's insistent barking forced Charles Shipley to stop repairing burst water lines in the home. Shipley then spotted the fire and was able to escape. Said Shipley: 'It's strange, but the dog never liked me before and even bit me one time, now he won't let me out of his sight." -- The Observer-Reporter, Washington and Green Counties, Pennsylvania

   2004:  Israeli Defense Minister Yaasov Edri supported a prominent Israel rabbi's proposal to hand bags of pigfat in buses as a deterrent against Muslim suicide bombers, as pigs are considered "unclean."


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Pig in slaughterhouse comforted by animal activist

Should it be a crime to film at factory farms? The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is pushing such bills in six states.

Factory farm film

Animal activists see such legislation as a way to hide mistreatment and abuse of animals. The proposals mandate that evidence of animal abuse be turned over to law enforcement within 48 hours, or face a financial penalty. This video shows abuse at a factory farm.

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