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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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"There's so much ivory being sold on Facebook that it's literally contributing to the extinction of the elephant species."

-- U.S. Rep Buddy Carter, R- GA

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!

20 things you didn't 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



Here is an excellent S.T.A.R.T., the S.T.A.R.T. Rescue has transported nearly 5,000 animals!

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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!

Cuteness alert: Baby wombat introduced at Chicago zoo!

Progressive! California first state to ban sale of animals from puppy mills!

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YOU can name this baby kiwi!

YOU can stop help the slaughter of wild horses and burros!

Michigan tragedy: 3 children killed, others seriously hurt as pickup slams into horse-drawn buggy

Blind dogs and cats can gain sight and have a safe haven!

'Enemies of the nation' sentenced to 36 years in prison for killing rhinos!

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Desperate effort on to save 'smiling porpoise' from extinction

This story about Tony the Tiger isn't great!

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What a Lulu! Cute but a failure at bomb-sniffing!

YOU can help stop the black bear, cub trophy hunt in Maryland!

Two elephants make dramatic rescue of drowning calf!

Brutal picture of dead, dehorned rhino wins wildlife award: WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTO

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Rare white rhino makes its debut!

Justice at last! 4-year prison sentence for man who smuggled body parts of 125 tigers, 1,200 leopards!

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Lutheran Comfort Dogs doing God's work at sites of tragedies!

Good news, sort of: Brazilian pork processor chooses to abandon cages and let the pigs run free!

PHOTO, VIDEO SERIES: Breakthrough for nervous bear too scared to believe she was truly safe!

YOU can help by rhinos by adopting them!

Red-headed woodpecker numbers in decline!

No tale: Fish can become depressed!

Police intercept suspect rhino poaching syndicate!

Mama Kitty back with kittens after suffering broken leg in Hurricane Harvey!

Hundreds of cats, dogs rescued from Puerto Rico in need of forever homes

Gucci says arrividerci to fur!

Rattlesnake bite fatal to 31-year-old triathlete!

Teen admits he nearly killed dog with arrow!

And a child shall lead them: 10-year-old boy raises $100,000 to save rhinos!

Should people boycott Jimmy John's because the jackass owner keeps killing endangered animals?

Feds offer $5,000 to nail wolf-killer!

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Rare Key deer survive hurricane but remain endangered

PHOTO SERIES: A whimper in a barn changes the way a farmer looks at this animal!

UK's annual massive bird slaughter about to begin

Huge drop in poaching so far this year in Mozambique park!

When will this savage bloodbath end? Dolphins, whales being slaughtered in Japan, Faroe Islands!

2 more pygmy elephants found dead without tusks!

Residents worry about wild elephants after rampage near school!

Cuteness alert: Tiger cubs meet each other for first time!

4 in court in Namibia for having elephant tusks

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Meet Maya! Rare tapir born in Scotland zoo!

3 Vietnamese nabbed with rhino horn in Thailand

Badger severely injured, euthanized after being caught in barbarous snare trap

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Disabled animals get second chance with 'Furrtographer'

Gates, Branson see investment future in 'clean meat,' which no longer kills animals!

Orangutan birth brings hope for Sumatra reserve, see the photos!

Endangered snow leopard cubs make their zoo debut!

A long life: Nutmeg, world's oldest living cat, dies at 32

Rescuers use clever way to save kitten trapped in well!

Dog that disappeared in Florida turns up in New York more than a year later!

Passionate conservationist David Shepherd dies

5 ways to tell your dogs you love them in their language

Czech zoo burns rhino horns, condemns S. Africa auction

54 cats safe at Hemingway Home in hurricane-damaged Key West, Fla.

Reporter helps rescue baby dolphin!

Animals in Barbuda fight to survive amidst Hurricane Irma aftermath!

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Manatees saved after being marooned in drained bay!

Great news! Number of endangered black rhinos rising!

Decaffeinated? Climate change could impact bees, trees needed to produce coffee

Cat chewing itself? Forget the plastic cone, give it an infant-sized shirt!

Deadly herpes virus threatens oysters worldwide!

Japanese smuggler arrested, six exotic animals seized in Bangkok

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Sassy swimming cat becomes symbol of resilience against Hurricane Harvey aftermath

Cat Tale I: See this world record long feline tail of 17 inches!

Cat Tale II: This feline is a world record 29 inches tall and weighs 30 pounds!

Firefighter dives into bay to rescue pup!

How zoos, aquariums prepare for hurricanes

Chronic wasting disease getting near Yellowstone elk herd

Wildlife crime in top 5 most lucrative for organized crime!

Tiger killed in Georgia had escaped circus truck!

10 sharks found in basement pool in New York City!

In case of disaster, have an evacuation plan for your pets

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Pets, wildlife swimming through Harvey's floodwaters

More than 100 dogs found abused, chained, starved in Georgia

Hundreds of pets displaced in Houston; here's how YOU can help them

Sad sun bear free for more than a year but still afraid to go out of his cage!

Airport using therapy dogs to soothe stressed fliers!

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

April 24, 2018 

   1854:  'Afraid of Rabid Dogs': Yankton, S.D. -- "Hydrophobia has made its appearance among the dogs of this city, and within two weeks four different canines have been killed for viciousness. Nine of the dogs slain succeeded in biting no less than a dozen other animals and the city authorities have ordered a wholesale slaughter of dogs to begin at once." -- The Anaconda (Montana) Standard

   1937:  "The University of California has established that while almost every species of wild bird in the state is diminishing, the mocking bird is increasing. Two reasons are given, that the mocking bird is not a game bird and increase in tree plantings has given it additional rendezvous." -- The Pittsburgh Press

   1942:  Robert Gordon, "flushed with fever almost hysterical with joy," ate his first meal in four days after his runaway brindle bulldog was returned. The boy was subsisting only on milk and did not eat while Peewee went missing. -- The Palm Beach (Florida) Post

     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. 

Your Comments:

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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