Rats breed so quickly that in just 18 months, 2 rats have created over 1 million relatives. Before their offspring are born, rats build nests from any material that can be foraged from the area, including branches, grass, trash, and paper. These nests are usually built in crevices, in rotting trees or in buildings. Rats, generally, are baby-making machines. Female rats can mate around 500 times in a six-hour period and brown rats can produce up to 2,000 offspring in a year, according to Discover Magazine. Brown rats can have up to 22 young at once, though eight or nine is […]
National Best Friends Day What qualities do you think of when you hear the words, “best friend”? Does someone who is loyal, compassionate, non-judgemental, accepting, and loving come to your mind? June 8th celebrates that special person in your life that has all of these amazing qualities. However, a best friend does not necessarily have to be human, and oftentimes our best friends have four paws and fur. 7 Reasons Why Animals Make Great Best Friends They are loyal- Once you choose an animal to join your family, he or she will be your friend for life. No matter […]
National Chocolate Ice Cream & Doughnut Day Friday, June 7th, 2019 is a very special day. Today, we get to celebrate two holidays that are dedicated to two desserts that are almost too good to resist. While National Chocolate Ice Cream Day was created simply to enjoy the decadent frozen treat, National Doughnut Day honors the Salvation Army Lassies, which are the women that served doughnuts to the soldiers during WWI. While we all love indulging in desserts and giving in to our sweet tooth cravings, it is important to remember that these sweet treats are harmful to pets. […]
If you’re on the fence about fostering then Foster the 4th is a program you MUST hear more about. No long term commitment and you’ll be able to impact the life of at least one animal – something you’ll never forget! Listen in as Emily talks with us about their wonderful programs and how their relationships with other organizations is key. Emily also gives us a sneak peek into what she wants their future to look like, a can’t miss episode! Live Love Animal Rescue’s mission is to save homeless animals by providing them a lifelong commitment to their well-being.
National Running Day Each year on the first Wednesday in June, runners everywhere lace up their sneakers and take to the trails in celebration of National Running Day. Have you ever thought about bringing your dog with you to enjoy nature and to get some good exercise? You may be asking yourself if your dog is fit to go on a long run. Your dog’s age, size, and coat thickness may determine how far and fast he or she can go, but with the A-OK from the vet, you and your furry companion can be running together in no time! […]
Karen Eckert learned from a very young age to appreciate and respect all living creatures. After years in the corporate world, Karen decided to follow her passion for animals and became a Professional Pet Sitter. She is responsible for caring for the animals while their owners are away from home and this is something she takes very seriously. She’s also educating herself on state legislation to better help those without a voice. You can find her at vendor events across the state of Wisconsin, supporting local animal organizations and thanking them for their hard work and dedication.