Archives for July 2006

Petpourri of Breaking Animal News

If you don’t think abandoning pets is a common occurrance read this shelter article on an increase. I mentioned the problem was a big one in Canada but this article is from Ohio.

This article talks about people wanting to be buried with their cell phones! It also incorrectly mentions pet issues not being taken care of by the estate. Pet trusts are becoming common and will cover burials and establish arrangement for long-term care.

Microchipping law is it barking up the wrong tree?

New pet travel risk statistics just in.

Read this article to get some good water safety tips for pets.

Read this short article on the most recent shark attack in South Carolina.

The recent heat wave has been hard on people but it also is hard on animals as this article on livestock deaths due the heat wave explores.

Race animal controversy hit the news in this article sparked by Barbaro.

Check out the wild kingdom androids!

Here is an interesting piece on animal rescue in Lebanon. In wartime there are always animal victims. Check out these additional sites about BETA and the ethical treatment of animals in Beirut.

Also the Ahava animal rescue in Israel is assisting.

Lassie is on tour
before her next movie comes out September 1st.

If you love animals be sure to take this photographic safari online.

Animals in the News

The article reports an alleged wolf attack on pets.

I thought you would like this article on elephants. In captivity elephants require a high degree of activity to keep them fit and footwork to maintain the soles of their feet. Vascualar activity is augmented by movement. Anyway, although the quote says that elephants can be sweet–make not mistake–they remain wild animals and big powerful ones at that!

My pal Carol (of Tonight Show fame and who resides at the San Diego Wild Animal Park) painted a picture when I worked with her. It hangs on my wall along with a photo of us working on it. Here is some elephant art you might be interested in reading about.

I enjoyed seeing this commentary on exotic pets. Earlier this week someone sent me an email thanking me for the wolf dog hybrid series mentioning the woman referenced in this article. For twenty plus years I’ve maintained that wolf dogs are not good pets. I still stand by that statement.

Good job for a dog…sniffing out turtles!
Dog parks are not always safe places these days. Facilitated gatherings are much better choices.

Soft dogs don’t make good police canines...straight from the UK.