On the 4th, think of pets 1stNews from Philly.com: GINA SPADAFORI Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:01 AM I LOVE the Fourth of July, and especially the fireworks. But I love my pets, too, so I usually stay home. I know I would spend the evening worrying if I left them alone, and with good [...]

ASPCA’s ‘No Pet Store Puppies’ Website Shows Dogs In Poor Living Conditions …News from Huffington Post: LOS ANGELES — The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is bolstering its campaign against puppy mills by showing photos of sick puppies and harsh kennel conditions taken by the federal agency that licenses commercial breeders. [...]

Pet safety tips for the 4th of JulyNews from KSDK: Facebook … Read the full article . Related News: I asked my roommate to care for my rabbit while I was away. He didn’t feed it …News from Slate Magazine: In this week’s video, Prudie counsels a woman whose rabbit just endured with the world’s [...]

Michigan family wins fight against government to keep pet deerNews from Fox News: A Michigan family will be allowed to keep their pet deer they rescued as a fawn after a lengthy battle with the state’s government, a judge announced Tuesday. Fox 47 reports the family, who has not been identified publicly, reached a deal [...]

DNR says Genesee County family can keep its pet deerNews from Detroit Free Press: The Genesee County family that adopted an orphaned fawn as a pet five years ago will be allowed to keep her after all. Backing off an earlier decision that would have sent Lilly to a zoo, the Michigan Department of Natural [...]

Protesters camp out outside pet coke storage site near Detroit RiverNews from Detroit Free Press: Activists protesting the storage of petroleum coke near the Detroit River are camping out near a storage site tonight before announcing a set of demands Monday intended to prevent the mound’s black material from affecting the river and nearby residents. [...]

How to Tell If It’s Time to Euthanize Your PetNews from ABC News: My 14-year-old border collie was so crippled with arthritis that I had to lift him out of the car and gently set him on the pavement. One last hug, and full of trust, he struggled across the parking lot to the stranger [...]

Miami pet-rescue plan seeks unusual property tax fundingNews from Reuters: By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI | Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:19pm EDT MIAMI (Reuters) – Rather than euthanize unwanted cats and dogs, politicians in Florida’s Miami-Dade County are proposing a special property tax that would pay for saving the animals for possible adoption. Lawmakers gave initial [...]

Hints From Heloise: Finding a lost petNews from Washington Post: Dear Readers: Pets are important members of our families. So when one GETS LOST, it can be a traumatic experience for everyone, including the pet! Here are hints to help reunite you and your pet as quickly as possible: * Call animal shelters, veterinary clinics [...]

Guilt Trip: Biggest Worries of Pet Owners Who TravelNews from TIME: 75% of pet owners don’t trust airlines to safely care for pets in cargo; 73% feel guilty about leaving their pets at a kennel; and 15% admit to smuggling a pet onto a plane or into a hotel room. Getty Images Eager Dog Companion [...]