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Pet Photo of the Day: Double trouble
ConnectedByPets.com - Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

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Is your dog ready for back to school?
ConnectedByPets.com - Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

When the kids go back to school your dog might be a bit lonely and may have a hard time adjusting.

From CBS News:

Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.

Many dogs whine and wait eagerly at the front door but eventually adjust to the absence of their young owners when they are in class. But millions of dogs can feel abandoned, sad and unable to cope - and they look for ways to lash out.

Nearly 20 percent of the nation's 80 million dogs have separation anxiety, said Dr. Nick Dodman of Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts.

Some 70 percent of dogs with separation anxiety will bark, howl or whine; 60 percent will destroy something, leaving behind scratched doors, damaged blinds or torn curtains; and a third are so upset they have accidents, Dodman said.

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What a difference a century makes for endangered birds
ConnectedByPets.com - Monday, Sep 01, 2014

On September 1, 1914, the last passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati zoo, where she had lived for many years. She was even given a name, Martha, for the former first lady of the United States. Martha's death was a wake-up call for conservation.

The fate of the passenger pigeon can be summed up in a few words: "From billions to none." People living at that time could not believe what had happened to this bird.

This year, many conservation organizations are recognizing the passenger pigeon in various ways. Joel Greenberg wrote the book A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction.

The whole purpose of remembering the tragic end of the passenger pigeon is to save endangered birds today. The mistakes of the past must not be repeated.
From Audubon Magazine:

On the 100th anniversary of one of history's most numerous birds becoming extinct, conservationists hope to help prevent other common species at risk from following the same path.

The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, died around September 1, 1914, at the Cincinnati Zoo, where she had lived her entire 29 or so years. Now, during the centennial of Martha's death, a group of enthusiasts is planning a year of commemorations. They hope to educate the public not just about the pigeon but also about the value of wildlife conservation and our role in preventing natural disasters, including extinctions.

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Massage isn't just for people anymore
ConnectedByPets.com - Friday, Aug 29, 2014

If you have ever had a massage, you know how much it can help relieve stress and even help relieve aches and pains. The same holds true for your pet.

From News & Observer:

Nicole King knows some people snicker when they learn that her dog has her own masseuse.

"Even my relatives thought I was crazy," said King, 45, an unemployed information technology worker.

They laughed, she said, until they saw how the massages helped Jewel, a 10-year-old, 100-pound Rottweiler and shepherd mix, who was left with a numb back leg after a seven-hour back surgery for hip dysplasia.

Twice a week, Melanie Hampton, owner of Raleigh-based mobile Serenity Pet Massage, visits Jewel.

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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.

From CTV News:

"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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Pets are required at this Hollywood apartment complex
ConnectedByPets.com - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014

The landlord of an apartment complex in North Hollywood, California only rents to people with pets.

From CBS Local:

Drive up and down Laurel or Coldwater Canyon and you'll see a lot of upscale apartment buildings with places for rent - and in a good majority of these places the signs out front are very large and very clear.

- No Pets. - Only small pets. - No Dogs! - Cats Only!!

Judy Guth owns a 12-unit building in North Hollywood, 5053 Cartwright Avenue to be exact.

Not only is Guth pet-friendly, she doesn't want a tenant who doesn't have a pet.

And she means business. All pets welcome - cats, dogs, birds.

Residents of the building told CBS2's Greg Mills that if your pet dies, Guth will personally take you to a shelter to get a new furry friend.

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