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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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Embark on a Journey for Wildness–Our Future Depends On It

July 8th, 2020

Penned over a century ago, John Muir’s words could not ring truer today. Constrained and restricted to our four walls and fence rows in this tumultuous pandemic, many of us are yearning for wide open spaces–away from people, but perhaps more fervently–away from our “nerve-shaken, over-civilized” lives. The sentiment couldn’t come soon enough. While we […]

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Opt for a Firework-Free July 4th for the Animals

June 24th, 2020

While it is safe to say the majority of Americans try our best in protecting wildlife, our environment, and our companion animals on a daily basis, many of us turn a blind eye–consciously or perhaps unconsciously– to the ravaging effects of fireworks during July 4th festivities. An Independence Day fireworks display has become as traditional […]

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How Can You Help Monarch Butterflies?

June 13th, 2020

You can help these endangered species by creating a waystation in your own backyard. (See how NHES is helping the monarchs.)

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