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Studies Link Canine Cancers to Lawn Chemicals

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  By thinkaboutnow – June 10, 2017 A six-year study from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine linked lawn pesticides to canine malignant lymphoma (CML). Based on questionnaire results from dog owners, the study found “specifically, the use of professionally applied pesticides was associated with a significant 70% higher risk of CML. Risk was also higher in those reporting use of self-applied insect growth regulators.” A different study with similar methods discovered that herbicides also contribute to canine malignant lymphoma. The study found that herbicides...

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Pets-a-Palooza teaches the power of positive training

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Chicago Tribune David Sharos / Aurora Beacon-News Hanover Park resident Urszula Bak is an unabashed dog lover, and has saved a number of them in her lifetime. “I’ve had dogs in my life since the moment I was born, and grew up with them,” Bak said. “I love them for their companionship, and I currently have four of them that are all rescue dogs.” The Mooseheart Child City and School was alive with plenty of family, friends, and furry pets Sunday as the Anderson Animal Shelter, based in South Elgin, staged its third-annual Pets-a-Palooza event. The...

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Southwest donates plane to fly homeless animals from hurricane-ravaged Houston

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Embry Roberts / TODAY / 09/11/17 Many victims of Hurricane Harvey sadly lost their homes — including quite a few who walk on four legs. When Texas shelters found themselves overrun with homeless pets after last month’s storm, Southwest Airlines stepped in to help move dozens of animals across the country. Southwest first partnered with Helen Woodward Animal Center of San Diego, California, in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy. Upon seeing the damage caused by Harvey, the shelter and airline quickly hooked up again. After operating several relief flights for customers and employees,...

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Last 9/11 Ground Zero search dog honored in area ravaged by Hurricane Harvey

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Laura T. Coffey / TODAY / 09/11/17 Sometimes the love of a dog can help us keep going — even when moving forward feels impossibly hard. One dog who inspired thousands to persevere is being honored in a special way on Monday, Sept. 11. A life-size bronze statue of the beloved disaster search dog, named Bretagne, has been unveiled in a Houston suburb that’s still feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Bretagne (pronounced “Brittany”) was the last surviving search dog who worked at Ground Zero in New York City after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The perpetually smiling...

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