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The Power of a Cat’s Purr

Everyone who owns a cat, or who has ever been owned by a cat, knows how calming their purrs can be or how demanding their meowing can be, for that matter. However, scientists have recently taken this one step further and have come to the conclusion that cats have the uncanny ability to mix a […]

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Cloning a Dog Hero

A dog that was dubbed a hero during the aftermath of 9-11 has been successfully cloned – five times! Retired Police Officer James Symington, won a competition that was being run by BioArts International, a Northern California biotech company. The prize? Five cloned versions of his late search and rescue dog, Trakr. The contest sponsored […]

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Take Your Dog To Work Day – 26 June 2009

This Friday will mark the 10th Anniversary of Take Your Dog To Work Day. This internationally celebrated event was first sponsored in 1999 by Pet Sitters International. A mere 300 businesses participated in that event by encouraging the adoption of dogs from local animal shelters. Take Your Dog To Work Day was initially designed to […]

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China’s First Animal Rights Law

Chinese officials are currently in the final stages of drafting the country’s first animal rights law. Once completed, the proposed law will be submitted to the Chinese government and congress authorities. In December 2008, China’s first Animal Protection Law Research Center was created at the Northwest University of Politics and Law. Since then, law professors […]

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June is National Pet Micro Chipping Month

The UK’s Kennel Club is celebrating National Micro Chipping Month this June and is making it out to be a campaign that both encourages and promotes responsible pet ownership through micro chipping pets. The USA should follow their UK counterparts and also acknowledge June as National Pet Micro Chipping Month. Owning a pet is a […]

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Long Distance Pet Adoption

Petfinder.com has over 12,500 shelters and rescue groups that list their adoptable pets on PetFinder’s website. And, whilst most of those organizations will only allow local adoptions, there are a few that allow long distance adoptions. However, Sparky’s adoption is the longest, long distance adoption in the history of PetFinder.com! Rose and Chris Rasmussen were […]

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AVMA and SPCA Change Their Policies

The American Veterinary Medical Association recently changed its Dog and Cat Population Control policy to state that they no longer support any regulation or laws that make it mandatory to spay or neuter privately owned, non-shelter dogs and cats. The policy changes were recommend by the Animal Welfare Committee which reads, in part, as follows: […]

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Is Your Cat Right or Left Pawed?

Like most American kids, Michael, had to enter a science project into his school’s science fair. And, just like most American kids, Michael was having a hard time trying to decide what project he wanted to do. His mother decided to help Michael out by doing some online research of her own. Luckily, she came […]

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Unknown Dog Breeds

Every dog enthusiast knows about such dog breeds as the Labrador Retriever, Poodle and Pug. There are, however, quite a lot of dog breeds that are not so well known. Although these breeds are just as suitable to be a pet, very little people are aware that these breeds even exist. Below is a list […]

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Pet Airways

Every year thousands of people go on vacation or relocate to a new city and take their beloved pets with them. Sometimes flying to their destination is their only choice. But the only choice for their pets was to fly in the airplane’s cargo hold. That is all about to change, however, because on 14 […]

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