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Posted May 9, 2016 by Ron Callari

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.

Posted May 4, 2016 by Rebecca West

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.

Posted April 30, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

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.

Posted April 30, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

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.

Posted April 30, 2016 by Ron Callari

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

Posted April 29, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

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.

Posted April 28, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

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.

Posted April 27, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

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.