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Pet Photo of the Day: Wherefore art thou?
ConnectedByPets.com - Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Romeo makes his presence known in our photo of the day, uploaded by ConnectedByPets.com user Kittyromeo!


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Bring your dog to work day
ConnectedByPets.com - Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Does your company have pet friendly policies that let you bring your dog to work? If not, maybe they should.

From US News:

A 2012 study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management showed that stress declined for people who brought their dogs to work. When owners did not bring their dogs to work, their stress level increased throughout the day.

Not only does the presence of one’s own pet decrease stress, but simply having a dog in the workplace has also been shown to increase collaboration – and it doesn’t even matter who the dog belongs to. In 2010, Central Michigan University researchers led experiments and discovered that groups who had a dog present during a collaborative exercise rated teammates higher on measures of trust and team cohesion than those who had not.


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Glass windows are deadly to migrating birds
ConnectedByPets.com - Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

Birds face all kinds of danger when they migrate or even when they are just flying around. Windows and glass doors present a hazard to birds because they cannot see them. Manufacturers are working to make a "safer" glass, one that will prevent bird deaths.
From nationalgeographic.com:

In fact, as many as 600 million birds die in window collisions in the U.S. and Canada every year, scientists estimate. We may hear only the occasional thump as a sparrow or robin crashes into our home or office window, but they add up.

These collisions kill more birds than oil spills or pesticides do, says Daniel Klem Jr., an ornithologist at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The spring and fall migration periods are particularly deadly, with large flocks of birds navigating cities and suburbs that are littered with windows.

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Domestic violence shelter opens doors to pets
ConnectedByPets.com - Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

Abused women are reluctant to leave their pets with their abusers, so one shelter encourages women to bring their pets with them.

From 9News.com:

"Police have reported that if there are pets in the home and there is domestic violence, there is a very high likelihood that the pets will be abused as well," said Jeneen Klippel, Gateway's director of development and public relations. "We saw a really huge correlation with that and over the years, we had been hearing women say, 'I need to bring my cat and dog.'"

Klippel says Gateway is one of the few shelters in Colorado and the country to accept most victims' pets.

"This year alone we have served 28 animals for over 400 nights," she said. "We will take pretty much anything but livestock. We have birds, fish, ferrets, cats, dogs. We really are pretty open. We're pet friendly."


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Shelter pets more popular than ever
ConnectedByPets.com - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014

Getting a new dog or cat? Over sixty percent of people planning on bringing home a new pet say they're going to adopt.

From the Huffington Post:

The PetSmart Charities 2014 U.S. Shelter Pet Report finds that 66 percent of people considering bringing home a new pet say they would adopt their new furry friend instead of going to a breeder or other source. That's up from 58 percent in 2011.

Spaying and neutering is also on the rise. Eighty-six percent of pets are now spayed or neutered, up from 80 percent in 2009.

Put those figures together with increased pet ownership -- the report finds 81 percent of households now have a cat or dog (or both), up from 60 percent in 2009 -- and they amount to a real boon for homeless pets.


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Man puts life at risk helping animals near Fukushima
ConnectedByPets.com - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014

If you're reading this, chances are you love animals. But do you love them enough to put your health and life at risk from radiation poisoning?

Canadian animal lover Howard Watanabe-Jin did just that after the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, where he's regularly worked in areas considered dangerous to help animals in need.

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"I think I sent (emails to) 11 or 12 rescue operations -- human and animal. And these (animal agencies) were the only ones that replied," the 51-year-old father told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview on Tuesday.

On the three-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami, Watanabe-Jin is speaking for the first time about his experience in Japan -- one that saw him put his health at enormous risk to save animals largely forgotten in the aftermath of the devastation.

With the help of the Japan Cat Network, one of the agencies he volunteered with, Watanabe-Jin was able to obtain a clearance pass into the restricted area near Koriyama.

Once a week, he would drive into areas as close as 10 kilometres from the Fukushima plant, setting up feeding stations on the side of the road for left-behind cats and dogs. The goal was to draw the animals in, so he and his coworkers could then trap them.

At the time, authorities were warning just how dangerous it was to enter the areas in which Watanabe-Jin was working. But he said that never really fazed him.

"We needed to do this because they (the animals) would just start to multiple too much," he said, adding that by 2012, many of the wild cats and dogs roaming the countryside were offspring of domestic pets that had been abandoned or separated from their owners during the disaster.

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Animal abuse and domestic violence are closely related
ConnectedByPets.com - Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Because domestic violence often includes animals in the home, many victims will stay rather than leave their pets with the abuser.

From Waterbury Republican American:

Animal abuse is often the first visible sign a family is living with the threat of domestic violence.

More than 70 percent of women who enter a shelter report their abuser has hurt, killed or threatened the family pet.

When animal cruelty investigators enter a house, it is not uncommon for them to find that an abuser not only has victimized the family dog, but also the children and other adults living there, according to the American Humane Association.

"Frequently, (victims) won't talk about their own abuse, but they will talk about the abuse their animals face," said Joy Wagner, one of the founders of Peace for Pets, a rare animal rescue that alleviates the anxiety of domestic violence victims by offering pets a safe haven, allowing the women, in most cases, to enter a shelter without abandoning the pet to their abusers.

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