Animals

A Tribute To Man’s Best Friend

June 20, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals |

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Children Reading To Shelter Dogs To Improve Their Reading Skills And Calm Shy And Fearful Dogs

June 5, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

Kinard Elementary School in South Carolina has started a new project that’s enriching the lives of kids and animals in the area. For two days first grade teacher Lauren Demarest took all the first graders to the York County Animal Shelter.

They weren’t there to learn about animals, or walk them, or do any of the other things that usually need doing around the shelter. No, they were there to read to the animals.

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This Woman’s Snapchats Of Her Dying Dog’s Last Day Will Make You Cry Like A Baby

May 30, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

For eleven-year-old Hannah, a pit bull terrier-Labrador mix, life was getting harder to live. Suffering from seizures and riddled with arthritis in her hips, loyal, loving Hannah was also enduring side-effects from the medications she was on to control her seizures. While watching Hannah struggle to walk and climb stairs, owner Kyle Amick knew a difficult decision was on the horizon.“I finally decided that keeping her on the meds was selfish, but keeping her off of them was just as cruel,” Amick stated.

Devastated to see her best friend living in pain, stricken by seizures, with medication that no longer worked, Amick decided to give Hannah one last day of love and pampering. She photographed each step of this beautiful yet heartbreaking final day with Hannah.

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Dog Meat To Be BANNED at China’s Annual Yulin Festival

May 18, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Animals, TRUTH |

If you’re an animal lover, we probably don’t need to tell you all the gory details about the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China. In short, the festival is held every year to mark the summer solstice, in which thousands of dogs and cats are brutally bludgeoned to death and sold for their meat. 

At its height, the Yulin Festival was said to be responsible for 10,000 to 15,000 slaughtered dogs. In 2014 that figure was reported as dropping to 2,000 to 3,000. Reliable sources put last year’s numbers under 1,000. Given the attention that this horrific festival has been given from activists and celebrities alike, it wouldn’t be far off to suggest that changing public opinion is behind this decline.

But now there is finally good news for the millions of animal lovers worldwide that have been tirelessly fighting to stop the festival for years…

According to a press release from Humane Society International, the Yulin government is set to prohibit restaurants, street vendors, and market traders from selling dog meat at the event. This is a huge milestone for animals! 

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The World’s Last Male White Rhino Placed Under 24-Hour Armed Guard In Kenya

May 1, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Animals |

Out in the vast wilds of Kenya’s southern savanna, the singular remnant of a once wide-ranging subspecies of rhinoceros stands precariously close to the edge of extinction. The Northern White Rhino, which once ranged over much of the central and eastern regions of the African continent, is staring down the barrel of a gun – literally.

Only a single male by the name of Sudan is left in the wild. Luckily, he doesn’t stand alone.

Rangers from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy guard Sudan 24/7 in an desperate effort to protect him from harm.

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Meet Cyrus, the Dog that Stalks His Owner All the Time

April 25, 2017 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Animals |

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Cyrus is a 2-year-old bullmastiff from Perth, Australia, who has a bit of an obsession with his owner, Lauren Birney.

The overly-attached dog really likes to “stalk” his owner wherever she goes in the house. Sometimes, Birney doesn’t even notice he’s there until he makes a noise.

According to Birney, she thinks that Cyrus simply likes to keep an eye on her.

Apart from being a total creeper, Cyrus is also a lifesaver. He donates blood every four months to an emergency vet in his hometown.

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This One Goes Out To All Those Who Have Experienced The Joys Of Owning A Dog

April 20, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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Sylvester Stallone’s Beautiful Tribute To His Old Dog Butkus

April 4, 2017 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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Anyone who’s ever loved a dog knows the indelible mark they leave on our lives — a legacy of devotion that lingers on long after they’ve gone. And it’s never too late to honor them for that. Sylvester Stallone, reminiscing about his best friend, a dog that not only inspired him to write ‘Rocky’ but who also played an important role in the film, revealed little known details about their early life together and the dog that kept him going during some of the toughest times in his life.

Stallone met the Bull Mastiff puppy, who he named Butkus after the famed Chicago Bears linebacker, in 1971. Broke, hungry, and living in a tiny apartment above a New York subway stop in Hell’s Kitchen, Stallone and Butkus became the very best of friends. It was during their time together in that flophouse that Stallone began screenwriting.

“When I was 26, totally broke, going nowhere VERY fast… I had my dog, BUTKUS, my best friend…”

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