Horses ARE NOT Colorblind

Horses ARE NOT Colorblind

Animal Fact: Horses Are Not Colorblind Horses are beautiful creatures to look at, and thousands of fanatics enjoy riding them or showing them every year. A male horse is called a stallion and a female horse is a mare. Horses which have been tamed usually live to be around 25 years old. However, the oldest domestic horse on record was Old Billy, who died at the age of 62. Another good fact about horses is, when they are seen standing up, don’t assume they are awake! These creatures can sleep either standing up or lying down. A group of horses will […]

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National Kids and Pets Day

National Kids and Pets Day

National Kids and Pets Day National kids and pets day was created in 2005 by Colleen Paige, a mother, former EMT/Medic, and an expert in celebrities, families, and pet lifestyles.  Paige established this day in order to recognize the bond between children and animals and to help bring awareness to pets that are still waiting to find their forever homes.  This holiday was intended to educate people about the necessary safety that should occur between children and pets. Is your family thinking about adopting a pet?  That’s great!  Pets make incredible companions to children and can teach them many lessons […]

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Toucans Curl Into Little Balls When They Sleep

Toucans Curl Into Little Balls When They Sleep

Animal Fact: Toucans curl into little balls when they sleep There are about 40 different species of toucans. They live in tropical and sub-tropical jungle regions, they are native to southern Mexico in Central America, the northern areas of South America, and the Caribbean region. Toucans are renown for their large colorful bills. At 8 inches (20 cm) they have the longest bill of any bird in the world. The relatively small wings of the toucan mean they are not very good at flying. This is fine by them though, they often don’t move far, and usually hop between branches using curved […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week – Episode 13 – Somerset Regional Animal Shelter in New Jersey

Animal Shelter of the Week – Episode 13 – Somerset Regional Animal Shelter in New Jersey

Somerset Regional Animal Shelter goes above and beyond for the 1,500 animals per year that they take in, including cats, dogs, rabbits, and other animals.  The shelter provides 24/7 animal control services to Bridgewater, Manville, and Green Brook New Jersey, as well as providing animal adoptions, trap- neuter-returns, and animal surrender services.  In addition to those services, they also provide microchipping, behavior and training advice, and lost pet services.

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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 12 – FUR BAE in Washington

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 12 – FUR BAE in Washington

FurBae is an animal rescue organization that offers many services for the dogs that they help to rescue from Qatar, including the “Flying Buddy” program.  If you are taking a trip to L.A., FurBae will arrange for you to take a dog back on the plane back with you (even if you aren’t adopting), so that each dog can have company on the journey to his or her new home.  In addition to the Flying Buddy program, FurBae offers adoptions and foster home opportunities.

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