National No Dirty Dishes Day

National No Dirty Dishes Day

National No Dirty Dishes Day Saturday, May 18th marks a holiday that we all need in our lives- National No Dirty Dishes Day!  While the first thing that probably comes to your mind is the tedious task of washing dishes, we would like to take this day to recognize the importance of pet nutrition and ensuring that pets are not leaving any dirty dishes behind after meal time.  A loss of appetite in pets can be brief and nothing to worry about, but in some cases, it can also signal an underlying problem.  After learning about your pet’s appetite, we […]

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Tiger Stripe Patterns Are As Unique As A Human Fingerprint

Tiger Stripe Patterns Are As Unique As A Human Fingerprint

Tiger Stripe Patterns Are As Unique As A Human Fingerprint Tigers are the largest felines in the world. They are known to be a symbol of strength and courage and because of this hunters prey on killing them to show bravery. As a result of this, tigers are endangered. No more than 3,200 tigers are left in the world. Aside from that sad truth, tiger stripe patterns are very unique in that their skin is also striped. These stripes are the same as a human fingerprint, not one tiger is alike to another, stripe wise anyway. How neat is that? […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 17 – Allen County SPCA in Indiana

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 17 – Allen County SPCA in Indiana

Allen County SPCA has been around for more than 70 years & places thousands of dogs and cats into forever homes each year. They offer a number of programs that benefit the animals in their care and for the pet lovers of Fort Wayne, Indiana. One of their programs is Pet Promises which focuses on keeping pets with the people who love them. They have an event coming up in October and if you love karaoke and are in the area, we highly recommend joining them – it sounds like a wonderful way to support them and learn more! Listen […]

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National Sea-Monkey Day

National Sea-Monkey Day

Today is National Sea-Monkey Day!  This holiday falls on May 16th of every year and was created to celebrate these magical creatures that come alive with a little dust.  After the popularity of ant farms,  Harold von Braunhut was fascinated by a species of brine shrimp that he saw being sold in a pet store as food and invented Sea-Monkeys and hatching kits in 1957.   What Exactly Is A Sea-Monkey? Sea-Monkeys are actually not monkeys at all and they do not live in the sea.  So what on Earth are these little swimming creatures?  In short, Sea-Monkeys are an […]

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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 15 – One Tail at a Time PDX in Oregon

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 15 – One Tail at a Time PDX in Oregon

A quote from a volunteer of One Tail at a Time sums up what this organization is all about. “Puppies are generally easy, everyone loves and wants a puppy. But OTAT is so much more than just the easy work; it really is a labor of love and so much kindness. I think it’s important to discuss the hard side of the rescue process, and how it’s so necessary to find homes for elderly dogs, dogs who need a second chance, and sometimes make the hard decision to let dogs go who will never have a quality of life but […]

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Episode 91 – Julie Brommer

Episode 91 – Julie Brommer

Julie Brommer knew she would not be able to establish a sustainable community cat program from 200 miles away without finding other people dedicated to the mission. For the past year, Julie has been speaking with people to learn more about their interests and partnering with them to find “the right” volunteer activity. Julie hopes her grassroots efforts on Chincoteague could be the beginning of a blueprint to building a reliable network of animal advocates and needed resources in a community essentially bringing animal “rescue” to the place where it is most successful… the animals’ homes. Tune in to hear about […]

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