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America’s Greyhounds Need Our Help!

September 10th, 2020

Greyhound racing has plagued American society for over one hundred years, with the first commercial greyhound track opening in California in 1919. Over the course of only a decade, nearly seventy greyhound racing tracks were functioning across the United States. Since the 1990’s, greyhound gambling has declined in popularity, largely due to animal welfare organizations, […]

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Common Misconceptions About Cats

August 22nd, 2020

 In honor of National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day coming up on August 22nd, let’s take a look at a couple common misconceptions that cat owners have about their felines. What does purring really mean? While most people associate a cat purring with them being happy and relaxed, sometimes the opposite is true: cats occasionally […]

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World Elephant Day–August 12th

August 8th, 2020

Elephants are powerful beings capable of expressing many emotions. In recognition of World Elephant Day, here are some interesting facts about these magnificent, sentient creatures and support efforts to help protect and free them from human exploitations. Elephant Species There are two species of elephants–African and Asian. Recently, scientists discovered unique DNA findings that could […]

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International Assistance Dog Week–August 2-8

August 1st, 2020

The History of Assistance Dogs World War I left its tragic mark on soldiers who fought for their countries. Some scars were physical, while others were ghosts that would haunt them forever. At a hospital in Germany, a blind soldier was being treated by Dr. Gerhard Stalling when a discovery was made. Dr. Stalling had […]

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National Pet Fire Safety Day–July 15th

July 16th, 2020

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