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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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 42 – Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 42 – Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides a safe haven for animals with no other home or shelter. They prepare animals for adoption by providing respite, rehabilitation, and socialization. Hallie Hill has over 30 acres of land with large enclosures for dogs to live and play. This organization helps Charleston to achieve the status of a No-Kill Community by working with local shelters and rescues to take in dogs that might not get adopted due to age, medical or behavioral issues. Email: info@halliehill.com Website: https://halliehill.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HallieHillAnimalSanctuary/

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Episode 120 – Shannon Reedy

Episode 120 – Shannon Reedy

Shannon Reedy is a zoo professional with nearly 26 years of experience. She is currently the Education Specialist with the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL where they have over 6,500 individuals in their programs with approximately 250 students participating in their Junior Zookeeper program each year. She believes it’s important to make informed and educated opinions, particularly when there are many strong voices around. She is passionate about educating the next generation and is a mom of several rescue dogs! Website: http://www.millerparkzoo.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MillerParkZoo

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National Pie Day

National Pie Day

Do you love pie? If so, then you’re in luck! It’s National Pie Day and everyone is encouraged to celebrate the occasion by baking, cooking, or buying their favorite pie! National Pie Day was founded by an engineer, brewer, and teacher named Charlie Papazian in 1975 when he declared that the special day be observed every 23rd of January—his birthday. However, because pie is such a crowd favorite, it’s also celebrated on the 1st of December! Pretty amazing, right? While most would think there’s a deeper meaning behind the pie-filled holiday, it’s actually just born out of Papazian’s love for […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 42 – Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 42 – Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region

Founded in 1949, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest animal welfare group for homeless and abused animals in Southern Colorado. Their mission is to create a compassionate community where animals and people are cared for and valued. Passionate and dedicated staff care for animals in distress, provide medical care for abused and injured animals, reunite lost pets with their owners, find loving homes for homeless animals, and investigate animal cruelty and enforce animal ordinances. Website: https://www.hsppr.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/humanesocietypikespeakregion/

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How to Have a Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving

How to Have a Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most treasured holidays in the United States—it’s also one of the busiest. Everything, from grocery shopping and food prepping to setting up home decorations and sending out invitations, needs careful planning. However, for pet parents, there are a few more things to consider. Thanksgiving is a food-centered celebration and with most pets being avid eaters, it’s so easy for them to accidentally ingest something that they shouldn’t. On top of that, strangers going in and out of the household can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, and discomfort to some pets. We believe that pets […]

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