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Pet Photo of the Week: Heart to heart
ConnectedByPets.com - Thursday, Jun 11, 2015

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Military veterinarians treat service dogs and family pets
ConnectedByPets.com - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015

The phrase "military vets" might not mean "veteran," but the veterinarians that treat military dogs and the pets of service members.

From Delaware Online:

The base's seven military dogs are top priority. Besides doling out preventative care, U.S. Army Capt. and veterinarian Amanda Jeffries is on call round-the-clock in case a military dog breaks a toenail or has a bout with diarrhea due to stress.

A few months back, she received an impromptu visit from more than a half-dozen U.S. Marine Corps dogs traveling from their assignment in Afghanistan back to Japan. They made a pit stop in Dover so Jeffries could give them U.S. health certificates.

Jeffries also handles health certificates for service members who want to take their animals overseas. It's a complicated process that requires up-to-date rabies shots and microchipping to avoid extended periods of quarantine at the new location. Jeffries explains the risks of transport, especially for elderly or sick animals.


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Yawning budgies copy each other
ConnectedByPets.com - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015

That open mouth your budgie shows is really a yawn. If you have other budgies, notice how a yawning festival begins among them.
From Science Daily:

Have you ever caught yourself yawning right after someone else did? The same happens to budgies. Biologists have just noted that contagious yawning also occurs between members of a bird species. Contagious yawning was previously thought only to occur between humans, domestic dogs, chimpanzees and a type of rodent aptly called the high-yawning Sprague-Dawley rat.

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Treehouse Humane Society building Chicago's first cat cafe
ConnectedByPets.com - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015

A no-kill Chicago cat shelter is building a new headquarters and cat café designed to be the cat's meow.

From Curbed Chicago:

Chicago's Tree House Humane Society will break ground on its new $7 million headquarters in Rogers Park tomorrow morning. Located at 7225 N. Western Avenue, the 15,000 square foot facility will create much needed room for cats to play and socialize and will feature an adoption center, a veterinarian clinic and Chicago's first cat cafe. With ambitions of becoming one of the nation's foremost leaders in veterinary care and animal adoptions, Tree House's new facility comes at the heels of a lengthy planning, design and fundraising period, however, the cat-specific organization still needs to raise nearly $2 million to complete the project.


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Utah rescue helps place senior pets in lasting homes
ConnectedByPets.com - Monday, Feb 16, 2015

A Utah rescue group works to save elderly pets from shelters, and place them in homes where they can live out the rest of their days.

From fox13now.com:

For the past two years, Russell and a team of volunteers have been rescuing cats and dogs from shelters across Utah–focusing on animals who would likely never be adopted. The animals are then paired with a foster family willing to care for them until the end.

Currently, 13 dogs and three cats have been placed. Hope’s Rescue pays for the ongoing care of the animals–including food and veterinarian bills.

Uintah resident Catherine Macloud currently cares for two of the organization’s dogs. One had previously been neglected, has no teeth, and is going blind. The other has a history of seizures, but his health has stabilized since arriving in her home.


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After 10 years, breed ban in Rhode Island town falls
ConnectedByPets.com - Monday, Dec 01, 2014

As the body of opinion and science that breed discriminatory legislation doesn't make communities safer grows, a Rhode Island judge has overturned the town of Pawtucket's ten-year-old breed ban.

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For the first time in 10 years, pit bulls paraded through the town Sunday, after a non-profit group, Pit Bulls for PTSD -- which trains service dogs for people living with PTSD -- organized a victory walk. A judge ruled on Nov. 18 that the 2004 ban was in violation of a Rhode Island state law that had passed in 2013, which stated that cities (towns) cannot ban ownership of a specific breed of cats or dogs.

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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.

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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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