Flying Tree Snakes Can Soar As Far As 330 Feet

Flying Tree Snakes Can Soar As Far As 330 Feet

The Flying Tree Snake Chrysopelea is most commonly known as the flying tree snake or gliding snake. They are a genus of the family Colubridae, the largest snake family to 51% of all known living snakes. There are five species of flying snakes, which inhabit jungles, forests, and woodlands of South and Southeast Asia. These colorful snakes do not actually fly, but they do in fact glide. They are known to travel more than 100-meters in just a single glide, which amounts to about 8-10-meters per second. How amazing is that?  Although these snakes are venomous, they have tiny, fixed rear fangs that make them […]

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April is Heartworm Awareness Month

April is Heartworm Awareness Month

April is Heartworm Awareness Month The best time to learn about the serious disease that can impact cats and dogs everywhere.  The American Heartworm Society defines heartworm as, “a disease caused by foot-long worms that live in the hearts, lungs, and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other organs in the body.”  Heartworm disease can affect an animal’s health and quality of life even long after the parasites are gone, so it is important to prevent the disease to give an animal the best chance at life! How do animals get […]

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Fascinating facts about Lynx

Fascinating facts about Lynx

These beautiful creatures can detect a mouse from a distance of 250 feet! They are carnivores and usually hunt small mammals, such as snowshoe hares, mice, squirrels, and birds – some that are larger in size often hunt bigger animals, such as deer. They find prey by sight and sound as they are not as swift or powerful a runner as some of their feline relatives. The males are competitive in their search for a mate. Females do not build nests, they prefer a natural, concealed lair such as under a rocky ledge, a hollow tree or beneath dense undergrowth […]

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National Pet Day

National Pet Day

National Pet Day Dog, cat, bird, frog, pig, fish.  No matter what animal you call your best friend, today is the day to celebrate your pet! National Pet Day was founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige, Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate.  According to her site, this day was not only created to celebrate your pet but to also bring awareness about the animals who are waiting in shelters and rescue organizations to find their forever home. Ways To Celebrate Adopt an animal.  Have you been thinking about bringing home a furry companion?  Visit an animal shelter and […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week – Episode 12 – Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) in Maryland

Animal Shelter of the Week – Episode 12 – Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) in Maryland

The Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, located in Baltimore City, Maryland is saving more than 90% of the animals brought to their shelter. That wasn’t always the case, more than 10 years ago 98% of the animals in their care were being euthanized. That didn’t happen overnight and neither would getting to over saving 90% of their animals. Listen in to hear about their amazing transformation and how they were able to engage their community to help save more animals. They pride themselves on always innovating and finding ways to not only help the animals but the community as […]

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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 12 – Laura’s Hope Rescue

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 12 – Laura’s Hope Rescue

Laura’s Hope Rescue in Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania was launched in 2009 after Grace was volunteering for another organization and found herself questioning the way animal rescue was working in her community. She wanted to make a bigger impact by doing things a bit differently. Knowing she might face some criticism, she was ready to branch out on her own and help animals the best way she knew how. Over the course of 10 years, she has run into some challenges but she’s found a way to overcome them to save more than 1,300 dogs. Grace has built wonderful relationships with […]

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