Blog posts tagged in animal charities

We all know tales of bomb sniffing dogs and their bravery, or horses that charged soldiers valiantly into battle, but there have been so many other super smart animals that have served our country throughout the years. Give them a medal!

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After a "ruff" day, do you ever feel torn between going home for a snuggle with your pooch or cozying up on your favorite bar stool instead?

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When her 14-year-old toy poodle, Muffin, lost his sight due to cataracts, Silvie Bordeaux was devastated to see her blind baby become depressed and withdrawn because he was no longer safely able to move around the house.

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According to the ASPCA, there are approximately 7.6 million pets that are admitted into animal shelters each year. With only an estimated 13,600 independent community animal shelters nationwide, there are just too many animals and not enough help. Shelters rely heavily on volunteers to help keep operations running smoothly. By volunteering at an animal shelter, you're not only helping animals in need, but you can help yourself, too.

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Pit bulls are perhaps the most misunderstood breed, with a bad rap for being overly aggressive. They were originally bred to be fighters—of bears, bulls, and other dogs—and when they fall victim to irresponsible ownership, they act out. Now, many cities across the country are trying to enforce pit bull bans. When properly trained and cared for, however, pit bulls can be loyal and loving companions.

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Lush is a British cosmetics company that makes natural vegan products like glitter infused bath bombs and sweet smelling shampoo. The company is firmly against animal testing, so they've rightly been beloved by animal rights activists for the last twenty years.

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Image Source: The Guardian

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Opening in a secret location at the end of March, Annie the Owl is London’s first “owl café,” a place where patrons can enjoy a smoothie while hanging out with six live owls. 

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We’ve been patiently awaiting George R.R. Martin’s next installment of his fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, but that’s not the only worthy pursuit that’s been taking up his time. Martin made headlines last year when he ran a contest promising to award the three top donors to his charities their own custom death in his book series.

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Bob Barker and Adam Sandler recently reunited for A Night of Too Many Stars, an autism benefit airing on Comedy Central this Sunday, March 8th.

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Did you know that there is a magical fox sanctuary nestled in the mountains of Japan? 

The Zao Fox Village, a haven for more than 100 free roaming foxes, is a 3-hour bullet-train ride away from Tokyo.

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A recent announcement from the small Sicilian town of Mascalucia has offered a solution to Italy’s notorious stray animal problem: tax breaks for dog adoption.

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The title “Man’s Best Friend” is usually reserved for dogs, but that doesn’t mean they have the market cornered on service animals. Here are 9 other companions who are indispensable aids to their owners—no woofing required.

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After an oil spill threatened a colony of Australian Little penguins in 2013, Victoria’s Phillip Island Penguin Foundation asked the residents of local nursing homes to knit sweaters for the slicked up birds.

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Even though they don’t know their “ABC’s,” devoted therapy dogs are teaching children how to read.  Programs like “Paws for Learning” are bringing pups into schools and libraries. 

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