On this National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, don’t fall for some misleading mythsNews from al.com: Idgie is a year-old bull terrier mix, neglected until taken in by Bama Bully Rescue. Today is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Yes, there’s a “day” for practically everything. I Googled the first thing that came to mind: [...]

Seen At 11: Thieves Cash In On ‘Pet Flipping’News from CBS Local: NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Pet owners beware: Thieves are stealing dogs at an alarming rate, all to make a quick buck. As CBS 2?s Kristine Johnson reported, dogs are being targeted on the street, at the store, in cars and in backyards. Crooks steal the pooches [...]

Amtrak’s New Pet-Friendly PolicyNews from TIME: continues on TIME … Read the full article . Related News: Turkey to require pet owners to undergo mandatory certificationNews from Boing Boing: Xeni Jardin at 9:35 am Mon, Apr 28, 2014 Via Reddit, photographer unknown. Under a new law in Turkey: Anybody who wants to have a pet [...]

Paying tribute to our beloved petsNews from CBS News: Some of our first experiences with death come when we lose a childhood pet. And, as Lee Cowan shows us, how we remember our pets can say a lot about who we are as humans: It’s a sun-kissed morning in the foothills above California’s Napa Valley. [...]

Delco SPCA To Celebrate National Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet Day With Ceremony …News from CBS Local: MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) – The Delaware County SPCA is celebrating National Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet Day with pick your price adoption fees for all animals and a remembrance ceremony for pets in shelters worldwide. National Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet Day is Wednesday, Apr. 30th, and the organizations says [...]

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Are Pet Insurance Policies Worth the Cost?News from Fox Business: Insurance policies can be confusing, even those designed for your four-legged friend. After all, not all pet policies are created equal, and with various caveats to each, it’s easy to sign up for a plan that doesn’t meet your expectations. But despite the complexity of [...]

Why Adopting an Older Pet Makes Sense (Op-Ed)News from LiveScience.com: At 16, Buddy is now well trained, doesn’t chew on electrical cords and gets along well with other dogs.Credit: Anne Hicks. Inga Fricke is director of Shelter and Rescue Group Services for The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). She contributed this article to [...]

Heaven for Real? PET Scans Offer CluesNews from Discovery News: A new film about a young boy’s near-death experience, “Heaven is For Real,” made a splash at the box office this past weekend, pulling in over $ 22 million. The film, based on the best-selling book of the same name, is about a father whose [...]

Pet prosthetics: More vets are using themNews from The Journal News / Lohud.com: Sue Manning 5:25 p.m. EDT April 21, 2014 Naki’o, a red heeler mix breed, was the first dog to receive four prosthetic limbs. (Photo: OrthoPets ) Story Highlights More veterinarians are using wheelchairs, orthotics and prosthetics for dogs that have lost limbs. [...]