What?! Whales and Dolphins Can Drown?!

What?! Whales and Dolphins Can Drown?!

Although most people would assume that all aquatic animals can breathe underwater, this is actually not the case for some. In fact, there are many animals that live underwater that don’t get their oxygen from the water.   And did you know that despite the ability to hold their breath underwater for long periods of time, turtles, water snakes, crocodiles, alligators, dolphins, whales, and other water going creatures will drown if kept underwater too long? This is because these animals have lungs used for breathing air and are what we call air-breathers. They actually can’t breathe underwater and just have […]

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Afraid of Spiders? Keep Off the Grass, Please!

Afraid of Spiders? Keep Off the Grass, Please!

Bet you’ll think twice before walking on grass now. Did you know that there is an average of 50,000 spiders per acre in green areas? Wow, that’s really a lot! If you want to get rid of spiders on your lawn you can:  Spray insecticides to control the insects on your lawn.  Mow your lawn regularly. Remove spider webs frequently. Clean up your yard.  You can get rid of the spiders on your lawn but just so you know, spiders are virtually everywhere. There are about 35,000 known species of spiders and they are endemic to every continent except Antartica. […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 57 – Kauai Humane Society

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 57 – Kauai Humane Society

As Kauai’s only open-intake animal welfare organization they work hand-in-hand with their community to foster respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals. They have several programs to enrich the lives of their animals including their shelter dogs on field trips, volunteer dog walkers, cat socializers and more. The Kauai Humane Society also partners with several shelters on the mainland in their transfer program. This enables them to reach more adopters and find forever home for the animals. Website: https://kauaihumane.org/

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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 55 – Westie Rescue USA

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 55 – Westie Rescue USA

Westie Rescue has been in existence for going on 26 years and has helped over 1,200 Westie find just the right home where they get a second chance at a great new life with open arms to hold them and a warm bed to sleep in. Who is Westie Rescue MidAtlantic? Westie Rescue USA/Westie Rescue MidAtlantic is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The organization is dedicated to assisting West Highland White Terriers needing rescue from neglect or abuse or assistance in finding new homes. Website: http://www.westierescue.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestieRescueMidAtlantic/

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The World Through a Dog’s Eyes

The World Through a Dog’s Eyes

Our eyes are incredibly impressive and complex. The human eyes can differentiate millions of colors and receive huge amounts of visual information. The farthest edge our eyes are able to see is about 3 miles away. This is pretty impressive but how does it compare to that of our canine friends?  Well, on average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, but not as colorful. Although it is not true that dogs only see in black and white, they only have 2 types of cones which limit their color recognition.  However, dogs beat us, hands down in the aspects of visual […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 56 – Laramie Peak Humane Society

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 56 – Laramie Peak Humane Society

Laramie Peak Humane Society is the best keep secret in Wyoming. The shelter takes in impounds, strays and surrenders and their goal is to treat them as their own until they find them homes! They have a county wide TNR program and offer county residents spay and neuter vouchers. Rescued is their favorite breed! The LPHS is committed to the health and welfare of all animals, and the active pursuit of a loving forever home for every set of paws that enters their care. Hundreds of displaced animals come through their doors each year and it takes a lot of […]

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