Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 43 – Barktown Rescue

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 43 – Barktown Rescue

Barktown Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization located in Boston, Kentucky. Seeing a need in their community, two volunteers first got their start working with Nelson County Animal Control to send dogs to rescues all over the country. Even with their best efforts, hundreds of adoptable dogs were being euthanized every year in Nelson County. The two realized the most effective way to make a difference in their community was to start their own rescue, and from there Barktown Rescue was founded in August 2009. They have recently marked a special milestone this year when the 3500th Barktown dog was […]

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Episode 121 – Tom Van Winkle

Episode 121 – Tom Van Winkle

Tom believes that the most important part of their job is to repair and strengthen the bond between humans and their pets. The mission at Hinsdale Humane Society is to eradicate animal homelessness by providing a temporary safe haven for homeless animals until a forever family can be located and operating programs to keep pets from becoming homeless in the first place. They accomplish this mission in many ways including pet adoptions, low-cost spay/neuter services for other rescues, humane education, pet therapy, and obedience classes.

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National Nobel Prize Day

National Nobel Prize Day

The Nobel Prize Day is observed every 10th of December in honor of Alfred Nobel’s third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris on November 27, 1895. Nobel, a renowned inventor and businessman who had started 87 companies around the world, wrote that he wanted the entirety of his wealth to be used in the establishment of a prize. Despite the initial opposition from his family, as well as the people on his list of prize awardees, the creation of the Nobel Prize was pushed through, and the first award ceremony happened on December 10, 1905—5 years after […]

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National Faux Fur Friday

National Faux Fur Friday

Fur wasn’t always the fashion statement piece that it is now. In fact, our ancestors from thousands of centuries ago hunted and killed animals for their fur solely out of necessity. From birth, most animals are gifted with soft, thick hair that keeps them warm through cold seasons, but humans aren’t. So taken over by their need to survive, our ancestors made the very first fur coats to protect themselves during wintertime. As time went by, fur coats started becoming a symbol of wealth among the people. Anybody who was anybody had a fur coat. However, not everyone was willing […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 43 – Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 43 – Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter (PRAS) is a collaborative venture supported by four separate Hampton Roads communities: Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and York County. This “open-admission” shelter contains a full-service veterinary clinic for the shelter animals as well as the animal control offices. The mission at PRAS is to rehome the needy, reunite the lost and reeducate when needed. Website: https://www.nnva.gov/2311/Peninsula-Regional-Animal-Shelter/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeninsulaRegionalAnimalShelter/

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International Ninja Day

International Ninja Day

Espionage, strategy, and secrecy—those are the skills of a ninja. Dressed in all black for maximum stealth, these silent warriors are famous for their ambush attacks and disappearing acts. In movies, we see them flying through the air, sword in hand, using their shurikens or “throwing stars” to pin enemies down with perfect precision. Who wouldn’t be amazed, right? We bet at one point you’ve wanted to be ninja yourself! If so, then it’s your lucky day! Every year, on the 5th of December, we celebrate International Ninja Day—a special day where, in honor of the extraordinary abilities of these […]

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