Dogs in Politics Day

Dogs in Politics Day

Dogs in Politics Day Dogs in Politics Day, also known as National Checkers Day, began on September 23rd, 1952 when former President Richard Nixon delivered a televised and radio broadcast speech refuting the charges that he had taken campaign funds and spent them on personal expenses. In his speech, which was later dubbed as the Checkers Speech, he said that his family was gifted a black and white cocker spaniel named Checkers and regardless of what people thought, they were going to keep it. The “Checkers Speech” had an estimated 60 million viewers and listeners, and everyone responded positively. That […]

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Did you know that a reindeer’s eyes change color in the winter?

Did you know that a reindeer’s eyes change color in the winter?

Reindeer Eyes Turn Blue In The Winter Reindeer don’t fly, but they do sometimes have red noses. These animals are part of the deer family, or Cervidae, which includes deer, elk, moose, and wapiti. Like others in their family, reindeers have long legs, hooves, and antlers. Reindeer are also called caribou, depending on their location. They are called reindeer in Europe, but in North America, reindeer refers to Eurasian populations, and caribou refers to wild populations in North America, according to the San Diego Zoo. Reindeer also often refers to domesticated animals, while caribou refers to wild populations. More Facts About […]

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Elephant Appreciation Day

Elephant Appreciation Day

Elephant Appreciation Day Elephant Appreciation Day was created by a graphics and publishing company called Mission Media in 1996. It all started when the owner of the company, Wayne Hepburn, received an elephant paperweight as a gift from his daughter. He became fascinated with the animals and decided to dedicate a special day just for them. Despite the simple back story, the holiday is officially recognized and observed across the nation. Today, let’s all take part in the celebration and appreciate the existence of these gentle giants!   Why Are Elephants So Important? 1. They fight climate change Did you […]

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Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Puppy Mill Awareness Day In 2003, a group called Puppy Mill Awareness designated the third Saturday in September as Puppy Mill Awareness Day and started a movement that aims to educate people about the horrors that take place in puppy mills. They launched a website where they wrote about the cruelty that puppy mill dogs are subjected to and even hosted events to spread the ugly truth hidden behind the adorable faces of the puppies we often see in pet stores. So, if you’re itching to buy that precious little puppy you saw online or at your local pet shop, it’s […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 32 – Bangor Humane Society

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 32 – Bangor Humane Society

The Bangor Humane Society champions the humane treatment and adoption of companion animals, provides quality care for homeless pets, and promotes animal welfare through education and advocacy. They strive to facilitate the human-animal bond by re-homing and rehabilitating homeless pets with humans through pet adoption. As the world of animal welfare continues to evolve, the staff at BHS are committed to adapting and changing with it so they can continue to be a vital part of the community in which they operate. Website: https://www.bangorhumane.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BangorHumane/

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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 31 – Friends of Rowlett Animals

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 31 – Friends of Rowlett Animals

Friends of Rowlett Animals is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that started in 2004. They are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of homeless animals. It is the organization’s mission to come to the aid of homeless pets in Rowlett and the surrounding communities, create community awareness about the plight of these animals, educate the public, enrich the lives of these pets while they are being sheltered in the community, and end the killing of pets in need. Website: https://friendsofrowlettanimals.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FriendsOfRowlettAnimals/about/?ref=page_internal

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