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.
A quick look at the practice of cropping a dog's ears and why you should avoid this unnecessary medical procedure for your family pet.
Often times, people looking to buy an exotic pet are drawn to ones being rehomed. Here are things you need to know before adopting a rehome, or rehoming your own exotic.
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.
Animals are sentient beings with feelings and yes, emotions. They deserve humane treatment and care at all times.
Pets, no matter what kind, are fed and nurtured in a controlled environment. Are they then able to survive in the wild?
How can we stop puppy mills? We can start by considering adoption. When you buy your puppy from the pet store, it is usually from a mill. Puppy mills are all about profit and don't consider the well-being of these animals.
Are you worried about a dog in your neighborhood? Do you suspect abuse? This can be an extremely upsetting and emotional situation for anyone to deal with. If you do suspect an animal is being abused, there are several things that you can do to intervene legally and safely.
The facts about de-clawing cats, presented in no-nonsense, stern language. It's not sugar-coated or "prettied up" in any way; it's just the straight, graphic truth. Please don't do this!
Where ever I have lived I saw some type of stray animals. They looked so helpless and hungry. Learn what you can do to help.
Adopting a pet can be very exciting. Here are some reasons why you should consider adoption versus buying your new pet from a pet shop.
General facts and statistics about animal abuse, from the breed most abused to the most common form of animal abuse, plus a story about one particular dog's abuse.
If you had a bad experience with you vet, and they did nothing when you complained, here is a comprehensive list of links to your state's or territory's complaint page or form.
Noah's Ark is an animal rescue charity in the Haute-Vienne, France, run by Cindy Maasik and her daughter Lauren. Their sole purpose is to rescue and re-home animals in need.
Being a dog owner is a blessing. Having good relations with neighbors is also a blessing. Sometimes the two conflict when a dog has behavioral issues.
What do you do if you find a lost dog or stray? Is there a dog roaming in your neighborhood or is it in the road? Does it have a collar? If you find a stray dog, you may be wondering what to do and who to call. Here are some safety tips and steps to take.
The Five Freedoms are logical, common-sense guidelines that allow you to gauge the quality of care and professionalism in a zoo, farm, pet shop or wherever animals are kept.
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.
Pet flipping is becoming an increasing problem, but many pet owners don't know what this practice is or why it's so disastrous for them and for their pets. Information is the best defense against this!
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.
Dolphins are exceptionally complex creatures, and one such species, the bottlenose dolphin, has been around for 15 million years. It's time to rethink the quality of life of these species in captivity. Are these shows cruel? Let's find out.