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Time For Employees To Get Paw-ternity Leave?

Paw-ternity leave. In case you haven't heard of it, it is the latest benefit for employees to come along. Several companies in the UK have started offering this type of Paid Time Off (PTO) to their employees when they add a new pet to their household. The amount of time offered can range from a few hours to a few weeks. It is causing quite of bit of controversy and debate on this side of the pond.

Retire The 'GOP Elephant' If Trump Becomes President?

I know the title of this editorial is a bold question to ask, particularly from a blogger and cartoonist who has no political clout to make it happen. Nonetheless, in the name of animal advocacy, I would like to give voice to the voice-less — particularly where Donald Trump is concerned.

#FortMacFire Animal Lovers Rescuing Pets in Canada

For those who’ve been following the horrific inferno that erupted in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, there appears to be some good news on the horizon. Canadian officials are actually reporting a turning point in the battle to contain the wildfire, noting that a melding of cooler temps and rain is tempering the situation.

MLB's 'Bark At The Park' Lets Pet Owners Bring Dogs To The Games

Where can you and your dog hang out this summer besides the dog park? How about Bark at the Park while taking in a 2016 MLB game you and your pooch will never forget? Find out how many there are, what you'll get with your ticket and what you should bring along for man's best friend.

Pit Stops For Pooches At Airports

Many people aren't aware that U.S. airports are required to provide "pet relief areas" to accommodate service animals. These areas are also available to traveling pets. Since the law requiring these areas does not specify how these areas are to be equipped, where they are to be located, or how many are available, they can vary widely.

Sail On Silver (And Orange) Girl -- A Cat's Life At Sea

When Captain Liz Clark took off to live at sea ten years ago she had had no plans to take on any crew members, much less one with four paws and whiskers. Life had other plans. When she was in French Polynesia she found a stray calico kitten and took her back to the boat for some food and love while she sought a new home for the cat.

Refugee Dogs Saved From South Korean Dinner Tables, Second Chance: U.S. & Canada

The consideration of dogs as a food product is unfathomable by U.S. standards. The term “dog meat” is deemed unconscionable by most societies. Yet, the practice of butchering canines for human consumption still exists in the 21st century. Unfortunately, dog meat is purchased from farms and consumed as traditional cuisine in various parts of world, including China, Vietnam, Cameroon, Ghana Liberia and South Korea

There's Another Smokey The Bear Now

Move over Smokey the Bear, there's a new cub on the block -- and he's been named after you. Earlier this month a wildfire was raging in Lake County, Florida when firefighters battling the blaze discovered that a bear cub had somehow survived. The little guy was only about two months old and entirely on his own. His paws had burns and his fur was singed. They rescued him and named him Smokey Jr.

Brazen Octopus Escapes Aquarium

Of all the animals you might imagine escaping from a zoo, sanctuary, or other animal exhibit, an octopus would probably be pretty far down on the list. Sure, it has eight legs, but is lives in water. And yet, earlier this month Inky the Octopus managed to escape from the New Zealand National Aquarium and made it back to the ocean.

A Duck Walks Into A Bar . . .

It is a strange fact of life in Chulmleigh, England, that the local celebrity is a duck that wears a bow tie. The duck is known for waddlin around town and visiting various pubs for a pint. The bird came to blows in a barfight with a dog. It's not something you see every day, or any day. The duck lost the argument but saved his beak -- barely.