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     Meet Rena, a one-year-old Pitty pup who's hoping to have a home. She's currently at an Abbeville, Louisiana, kill shelter. At 32 pounds, she'll make a right-sized addition for a loving family. To adopt Rena, please visit Animal Aid for Vermilion Area.

  Meet Chester, a neutered and housetrained male Flame Point Siamese born with a slight abnormality of his upper eyelids. He's great with kids and other cats, and loves his belly rubs. To learn more about adopting Chester, please contact Animal Rescue New Orleans.



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     Afghanistan may be war-torn and desolate, but it also has beautiful pets waiting for homes. Our Website of the Week is Nowzad dogs, which features dogs and cats from Afghanistan's only animal shelter. The animals inside this shelter are extremely cute and amazingly beautiful.

According to the website, "When we first found out last year that we needed to find a new home for the Nowzad animal shelter due to circumstances beyond our control, it was a rather stressful and worrying time for the charity. But with thanks to the kindness and generosity of our fantastic supporters our fears were soon alleviated." The Nowzad Conrad Lewis Clinic for small animals is funded solely by generous donations. Two Afghan national veterinarians have been expertly trained by the generous support of Dr. Mohammad of Mayhew International, London, and Dr. Susan Chadima of Maine, who have both given up so much of their time to teach, oversee and support the Afghan vets to learn new valuable skills that have now seen the clinic carry out extremely necessary amputations on street dogs injured in road accidents, dentistry on cats with severe teeth problems, a tumor removal from a much-loved soldier's adopted dog, as well as the constant need for neutering and spaying of the stray population. See more at Nowzad's medical clinic page.

"With the shelter lease secured, we now have been told that our lease on the clinic, cattery and secure staff accommodation is not going to be renewed, and that the clinic has just two months to move," the website stated. "Having secure accommodation is vital in what is technically; still a country at war with daily threats aimed at western aid agencies."  

"This time we have decided to improve upon what we currently have and build a legacy for animal welfare in Afghanistan that will last long after the proposed troops pull out in 2014," the website added.

The shelter is hoping to collect about $125,000 in donations to secure a site for improved clinic facilities and serve as an educational base for Afghan national trainee vets. Along with reducing the threat of rabies, more staff would be trained to promote the benefits of animal welfare.

Take a look and fall in love with the Nowzad dogs of Afghanistan and donate if you can.

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"I knew immediately that it was something bad, and it wasn't just like a fish nibble, so I pulled my foot into the air and there was blood everywhere."

-- Kristin Porter, Annapolis, Md., who apparently was bit by a moray eel in Hawaii

Nip from dog brings about rare fatal infection for woman, amputations for man

CAN YOU HELP? Desperate plea for food from Indiana animal shelter so far unanswered

Radioactive sheep bolster claim that Israel conducted nuclear test, researchers say

200 million-year-old pterosaur 'built for flying'

Is a cougar roaming Chicago's northwest suburbs? And we don't mean one that hangs out at bars!

Really nutty: Police called to rescue man being terrorized by baby squirrel!

Balloon releases are killing birds, other wildlife. WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS

BASTARDS! Father, son face charges for killing Mama Bear, cubs in den, then attempting to cover it up!

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Whale shark among animals killed by devastating red tide

Red tide kills hundreds of rare turtles on Florida's Gulf Coast!

Experts shaken by three recent deaths of horses on North Carolina's Outer Banks

Large cattle farm may have caused romaine lettuce e-coli outbreak

Chick makes dramatic leap! Advisory: Stick with the video to the end, amazing!

Former NFL star Peyton Manning adopts abused pup from Mississippi carnival!

Man rescues daughter after she is bitten by shark along North Carolina island!

Starting first with lungs for pigs, bioengineers eye lab-grown lungs for humans

Idiot who taunted bison at Yellowstone arrested!

'Rarest of rare' cotton candy-colored lobster caught off Maine coast!

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Can forensics save the world's most-trafficked animal?

Supermarket bans dogs from grocery carts, even service animals!

Chicago's leading no-kill shelter desperate for adoptions!

Heartless bastards: Trump's team sees nothing wrong with killing bear cubs, mothers in their dens in Alaska

All 12 rare rhinos relocated have died, six Kenya wildlife officers suspended

Polar bear shot dead after it attacks cruise ship guard

Falcons, new chick news hawks atop Rockford's newspaper building!

Will proposed changes endanger more species?

Why was a dead bald eagle left lying on the road in Iowa?

Jaguar escapes New Orleans zoo enclosure, kills alpacas, emu and fox

Kenya announces death penalty for poachers!

Lions feast on three suspected poachers!

37 million bees killed in Canada: GMO field suspected as culprit!

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How this white cat escaped slaughter to become a pampered pet!

Man's humanity: To reduce animal anxiety, town in Italy uses 'silent' fireworks

Fired animal control director in Chicago rips claims of animal 'warehousing'

Truck overturns in Washington state carrying 5,000 slaughter-bound chickens

Unbelievable: Bumblebees now considered endangered species!

Duke, renown dog of Bush's Baked Beans commercials, dies

Court declares that killing dogs for meat is illegal in South Korea!

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Fred the chameleon newest, smallest addition to zoo!

BUFFALOED: Trophy hunter fatally gored in groin by mate of water buffalo he had just killed!

Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, dies at 46

Three bald eagles take flight from rehab center, watch the incredible video!

Here are some of the most pet-friendly companies!

100,000 dogs die each year from riding in truck beds!

Why are giraffes becoming endangered?

Jellyfish attack in Florida! More than 800 swimmers treated for stings!

FDA sees nothing wrong with Asian seafood raised on antibiotics, pig feces!

Ever see a shoebill stork? Strange looking and makes strange noises!

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Cricketer slammed for having lion at home!

Two gorillas at Milwaukee Zoo died of e-coli in drinking water!

Coyote hunting contests banned in Vermont

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Blind dachshund and his guide dog reunited!

G'day, mate! Wallaby running amok in Indiana!

Another tragedy in the air: Pomeranian dies during Delta flight!

Happily ever after: Beagle goes from Kentucky kill facility to Buckingham Palace!

Wyoming OKs first grizzly bear hunt in 44 years, 23 targeted!

Woman badly hurt after bear attack in Montana

Facebook seen as to being an accomplice of ivory market, wildlife crimes

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo celebrates 150 years!

Cougar euthanized, after being suspected of killing mountain biker, injuring another

Pack of seven dachshunds attack, kill Oklahoma woman!

Humane Hoosiers: Indiana drops plan for bobcat hunting!

Outstanding WWF message still needed to stop the killing of rhinos

Sick bastard! Ag teacher drowns raccoons, opossum in front of students! WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO

U.S. Rep wants answers on USDA killing of cats, kittens!

Indian rhino killed by poachers, fourth dead in India preserve this year

Rats eradicated from Antarctica island, birds make huge comeback!

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Lion cub gets an incredible ride as Mama watches!

Putin plan: Kill 1.2 million stray animals in time to host soccer's World Cup in June!

VIDEO: Army vet flies to save dogs from certain death!

Pelicans crash college graduation!

World's oldest living spider dies at 43 -- victim of wasp sting!

Hundreds of cattle killed in fire-scorched Oklahoma pastures

Hippo thinks he has become a rhino, his best friend!

First polar bear born in tropics dies at 27

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Amazing underwater photos show why we need to protect our oceans

Only 40 wild red wolves remain says feds

Deaf, partially blind dog stays with toddler lost in Aussie bush

Stench leads to discovery of stolen tortoises -- 10,000 of them!

Court: Monkey can't sue for copyright infringement of selfies

WHY? Iceland wants to hunt 191 fin whales after two-year self-imposed ban!

Sick savages: AR-15s used to wipe out wolves in Alaska!

Lamb saved from slaughterhouse!

This dog was the last of 80 rescued from a closed South Korean dogmeat farm! See how they lived

Queen Elizabeth devastated: Her last corgi dies

Family rescues baby manatee during Florida vacation!

Pure evil: 11 lions, including cubs, poisoned to death in Uganda national park!

Report reveals five deadliest states for mountain lions

Will Trump's crap ever end? Endangered Species opponent picked to set federal wildlife policies

Phoenix airport uses therapy dogs to soothe stressed fliers

Maryland woman finds a place in her home for 26-year-old cat

Extinction imminent? Last male northern white rhino dies

Central Michigan University student saves squirrel using 'Office' trick! Check out this video!

Dog stuck in railing until friend gives a helping paw!

More airline pet problems: Family's dog stuck in Germany!

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YOU can tell Ohio governor to stop bastards like this from causing this carnage!

More Trump lies: Wildlife 'Protection' Board filled with big game hunters!

Incredible! Super colony of 1.5 million penguins discovered!

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Curiosity almost killed this kitten!



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20 things you didn't know about torties!

Pot for pets: N.Y. legislator offers bill to allow medical marijuana for people's pets

Bizarre tie with happy ending: Dog of superhero creator Stan Lee rescued by NFL legend Jim Brown!

Wiping out wildlife: 126 hawks, raptors found shot dead at California property

French bulldog dies after being put in airline overhead bin!

United flies wrong dog to Japan!

TWO-FACED: Trump backtracks on animal trophy ban; did he cave in to the demands of his big game hunting sons?

Race car driver gives up chance to win by avoiding hitting dog on track!

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Capybara, rescue animals make incredible family!

Coyote that bit 8 in New York had rabies!

Runaway dog brings interstate to standstill!

Great video of a pit bull who goes from fighting to getting his forever home!

Mexico reports huge drop in number of monarch butterflies!

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Yes, this yellow cardinal is real, and rare!

Great video of a pit bull who goes from fighting to getting his forever home!

Headed to slaughterhouse, sow rescued to become Pigasso!

Country that hosted Winter Olympics still has dog meat trade, but YOU can help stop the slaughter!

Wrong horsepower? Man who rode horse on California freeway faces DUI charge!

Extinct in 20 years? Where have all the monarch butterflies gone?

Hunter using animal caller mistaken for coyote, shot to death!

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Bald eagle on ice!

Annual killing of cormorants put on hold for spring

Surprise! Penguin makes unscheduled visit with researchers!

Lions maul suspected poacher to death!

Dolphin slaughter in Japan continues, 6 butchered, one captured for zoo!

Yuck! Parasitic worms previously found in cows removed from Oregon woman's eye!

36 more striped dolphins slaughtered in Taijii, Japan, and Trump and Japan's PM ignore it!

Blood on the ivory: American investigator stabbed to death in Kenya!

Runaround Sue: Well-known T rex getting new digs at Chicago's Field Museum

Bullseye! Shot goose hits hunter, knocks him unconscious!

VW, Mercedes apologize for testing diesel fumes on monkeys

Bastards! 4 elephants killed with fruit poisoned with cyanide!

Bullet with his name on it: Hunter shot dead while aiming for lion he wanted to kill!

Group seeks to expand ban of boiling lobsters, crabs

Who's Grumpy now? Famous feline nets $710,000 from copycat!

Trump: U.S. ban on elephant trophies will remain in place

52 baboons escape Paris zoo; four remain on the lam!

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Rare baby okapi presented at London Zoo!

Shorts sighted: Man makes fashion statement to help raise funds for animal shelters!

Incredible! Cat rescues puppy in war-torn Syria!

1,000 cold-stunned turtles rescued from drowning in Gulf!

Scratch from rabid bat fatal to 6-year-old Florida boy

Zimbabwe's first lady implicated as being in poaching syndicate!

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Baby sloth makes its debut!

Great video! Volunteers rescue dozen elk that fell through ice!

Want to be a senior owner of pets? Many pros, cons to consider

How to determine when a dog is in pain

This little piggy has a BBQ cook now running a farm rescue!

Scaling a severe burn: Injured mountain lion's paws bandaged with fish skin!

Stingrays invade California beach!

Elephant's death in Topeka, Kansas, zoo under investigation

U.S. Senate passes act to crack down on animal cruelty

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Will we say goodbye to French Bulldogs?

Notorious wildlife trafficker nailed in Thailand!

YOU can sponsor a cheetah or a livestock guarding dog!

Parading penguins have Christmas spirit!

Hey Trump! Rocket Man getting funds from rhino horn poaching!

Oh crap! Bomb-sniffing dog leaving surprises in airport terminals!

80-year-old mayor rescued from icy lake after retrieving pet dog!

Bloodbath: Dolphin butchers 'not ashamed' after seeing movie 'The Cove.' WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS

Bears rescued from Vietnamese bile farm, see the touching videos!

'Underwater city' reveals mysterious octopus world

Prehistoric penguins were as big as humans!

Animal skeletons reveal beatings, restraints for pets in ancient Egypt

Horrifying! 29 horses perish in California wildfire

Brutally abused pup in Turkey doused with industrial glue won't give up! See these shocking incredible photos!

Rare white moose seen in Sweden!

A cure for the flu? Would you believe frog mucus?

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Husky won't duck this friendship!

Traveling with cats in the car: 5 ways to calm your kitty!

Poll: Nearly half of all Americans would like to see the end of slaughterhouses!

5 turkey myths busted!

GOP in Congress: Let lesser prairie chicken go extinct! And to hell with the gray wolf, too!

How to keep your cat off the counter!

3 elephants forced onto Georgia interstate during tractor-trailer fire

Freed from slaughter! Live tiger in cage en route to Hanoi saved by Vietnamese police!

Smugglers caught with 125 budgies in Indonesia!

Girl's fate uncertain after accidentally shooting protected elk

Wisconsin removes minimum wage for deer hunting!

Fake alligator farm nails poachers!

Illinois legislators look to protect monarch butterfly habitat

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Kitty part of the pack with husky buddies!

Critically endangered! Only few hundred mountain gorillas remain in wild, listen to the sound of a gorilla!

Nearly killed by a tiger, man comes back to save it!

Steroid use admitted in greyhound racing!

Frozen remains of extinct lion found

Antarctic krill not just whale food!

See how YOU can save rhinos!

Oldest Indian rhino dies at 48

Hoarding! 47 dogs rescued from home near Chicago!

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Believe it or not, THIS is the most trafficked animal in the world! Can you name it?

Rare snowbirds: Young Pennsylvania plover spotted in Florida!

Nearly half of Hawaii's coral reefs bleached from heat waves!

Facebook directory of animal shelters and rescue groups in all 50 states!

Have a H.A.R.T.: Adoptable canines from the Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Illinois

Animal Almanac

August 15, 2018 

   1872:  From the Daily State Journal, Alexandria, Virginia: "The person who said that a woman was kicked by a cow she was milking on Sunday was righteously punished for desecrating the Sabbath, was not raised on a farm."

   1872:  The Nashville Union and American reported that cases of hydrophobia were diminishing: "As a consequence, innocent dogs enjoy a gratifying immunity from the blow and shots of those whose duty it is to abate public nuisances, and especially to lesson (stic) circumstances hurtful to public health."

   2003:  A Japanese inventor creates the Meowlingual, a gadget that translates animal sounds into human language.

     Ann and Roy Bernard of Kankakee, Ill., started the website AnimalNewswire.net on July 1, 2013. The site also now is available as animalnewswire.com. Since its start, the website has worked to stop the killing of rhinoceroses and elephants for the ivory, the slaughtering of whales and provided Livestream coverage of a savage dolphin hunt in Japan. AnimalNewswire also led the charge to stop a bill in Illinois that would have forced nearly all animal shelters in the state to close. See editorial link below.

An AnimalNewswire editorial: We can never again let Illinois legislators get thisclose to closing our animal shelters

Pig in slaughterhouse comforted by animal activist

Should it be a crime to film at factory farms? The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is pushing such bills in six states.

Factory farm film

Animal activists see such legislation as a way to hide mistreatment and abuse of animals. The proposals mandate that evidence of animal abuse be turned over to law enforcement within 48 hours, or face a financial penalty. This video shows abuse at a factory farm.


The mandatory microchipping of dogs was the hands-down winner of our last poll. 

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On mandatory microchipping: 

"There is no way to enforce this policy with back yard breeders and  Most Pit Bull breeders are backyard breeders."

 "If a vicious attack were to occur in the future, microchips may lead to the culpable dog owner.

  - Lidio 

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