Animal-Related, General/Other News
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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has recently announced that its annual volunteer search is already well underway. Zoo Manager Tim Williams said that this year they are looking for people who have a...more
Troy Wright, a Hillsborough County Animal Services volunteer, has reached an outstanding milestone. Lat Monday, Troy washed his 1,000th dog at the shelter.
Troy is a retired US Air Force Gulf War...more
An injured bald eagle gains transport assistance for upper wing treatment at the Carolina Raptor Center.
The bald eagle was discovered in eastern North Carolina at Camp Lejeune. The Carolina...more
According to a study appearing in Applied Developmental Science, young adults who care for animals may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities.
Megan Mueller, Ph.D.,...more
Little Esperanza, a seven-month old puppy born with spinal injury, was brough to the FM Human Society badly in need of a wheelchair.
One of the volunteers wanted to use own money to buy the...more
A paper on "Are People More Disturbed by Animal or Human Suffering? Assessing the Influence of Victim's Species and Age on Empathy" shows people have more empathy for battered dogs and puppies...more
Pawsitively Connected is an online "a one-stop shop" for local pet owners, directing them to affordable animal care.
Lauren Gibilaro, of Waxhaw, and Sally Daggett, of Huntersville are the...more
The Homeless Hounds program provides housing to pet owners while they are in search for a new home.
The Homeless Hounds program, through Puppy Palace of La Crosse, averages nine to 12 homeless...more
The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk no longer will use its Keeper Aide program. The program enables volunteers to assist feeding wild and other exotic animals, help clean up habitats and transfer large...more