Is Tattooing Cats Animal Abuse?
Vets and animal organizations do not recommend tattooing a pet, even for identification, let alone for aesthetic reasons. The process requires anaesthesia which can be risky. Moreover, the cat may feel pain and stress from scratching and burning while healing.
Baby Red Fox Squirrels Saved by Texas Wildlife Rehab Center
Here is some information about the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition in Houston and how we have utilized their services. Photos and videos included.
The Consequences of Breeding: What Makes a Dog Healthy?
More and more, the importance of health and soundness is a topic of discussion in the media, in dog forums and kennel clubs, as well as in the minds of prospective dog owners.
Why Pony Rides Are Not Animal Cruelty: A Horse Trainer's Opinion
I do pony rides as part of my business, and it's infuriating to me to hear that PETA is protesting outside one of the venues where we regularly work. Here is what I have to say on the subject.
How Spaying and Neutering Pets Saves Lives
Stray dog and cat overpopulation creates a very real issue in our communities. The simplest way you can help is to spay and neuter your pets. This article will discuss the benefits of spaying and neutering for you, your pet, and for the domestic dog and cat populations as a whole.
Rehoming and Adopting Exotic Pets: What You Should Consider
Oftentimes, people looking to buy an exotic pet consider one that is being rehomed. Here are things you need to know before adopting a rehome or rehoming your own exotic.
Can Pets Be Left Alone Outside to Fend for Themselves?
Pets, no matter what kind, are fed and nurtured in a controlled environment. Are they then able to survive in the wild?
Why You Shouldn't Feed Junk Food to the Peacocks at the Zoo
Many zoos, parks, and petting farms have free-roaming peacocks on the grounds. These places also post signs asking visitors to please not feed the animals. Many people ignore this and offer the peacocks French fries, chips, and other junk food. Here's why you shouldn't do that.
The Ohio Exotic Pet Ban: What Animals Are Now Illegal as Pets?
The Ohio Dangerous Wild Animal Act has been passed as a result of the Zanesville, Ohio, "Zoo Massacre." What wild and exotic animals are now banned in the state as pets?
Facts, Statistics, and Stories About Animal and Pet Abuse
Here are general facts and statistics about animal abuse—from the most abused dog breed to the most common form of animal abuse. Also detailed in this article is the story of one particular dog's history of abuse and her incredible rehabilitation story.