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Second Chance at Life: How Service Dogs Help Veterans

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Reading Time: 3 minutes “No vet suffering with PTSD should be without a service dog.”–Greg Melien, former Canadian Armed Forces, Petawawa Base. What is a service dog? A service dog is trained to work with people with disabilities, seen and unseen, and perform tasks as needed. The transition from service member to civilian can be difficult. Sadly, statistics show […]

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Special-Needs Pets Conquer Hearts and Homes

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Special-needs pets often surprise adopters with their ability to overcome challenges. Meet seven dogs and cats who don’t let anything stand in their way. “If the ball of fur you bonded with has three legs, only one eye, or needs a wheelchair, he may not be physically perfect, but he just might be perfect for […]

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Real-Life Cats Inspire Fictional Counterparts

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Cozy mystery authors have found that a furry friend for their main characters can be useful in solving crime. As in real life, the level of help cats provide will vary.

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Is That Cat Naked?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Hairless cats may sound like the perfect solution for allergic cat lovers, but while they are often thought to be hypoallergenic, they’re not. Allergies aren’t to fur but most often to cat dander (dead skin cells) or saliva after a cat bathes himself. But if their minimalist style appeals to you, spend time with a […]

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Cats Shelters & Fostering

Cats Wanted; Dogs Need Not Apply

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Like humans, animals need a purpose in life. Although dogs are often in the spotlight for the jobs they do, cats are not to be outshone. Working cats have their own areas of expertise, going beyond the familiar entry-level job of barn cat. As a feral cat rescue and socialization facility, the Kitty Bungalow Charm […]

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Safety First for Equine Actors

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Horses are highly intelligent. They have the ability to recognize faces even if they haven’t seen someone in months, understand the emotions of people around them, and to learn and combine a number of cues. As such, they’re in demand as actors in commercials, television shows, and movies. What looks effortless, though, takes many hours […]

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How Dogs Learn to Detect COVID-19

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Reading Time: 3 minutes A dog’s nose is a wondrous thing. He has the ability to separate breathing from smelling, to exhale without blocking incoming air and scents, and to use each side of his nose separately to determine the source of an odor. Paired with a remarkable scent memory, dogs can learn to sniff out cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, […]