Posted April 17, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

While raccoons often seem to want to make themselves at home in your house, they are still wild animals and should remain wild. To many people raccoons appear cute and cuddly, but close encounters with the critters often show their true nature as scrappy, mischeivous, and contentious.

Posted April 16, 2012 by John P. Barker

Got a fat cat?  I do.  So when it came time to buy a cat door, I found myself with a problem...

Posted April 16, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

The controversy over gay rights and gay marriage aren't the only gender-based issues brewing out there. There is also the case of trangendered or hermaphrodite chickens. Some say yes, some say no, some say sort of. The proof is in the chicks.

Posted April 14, 2012 by Ron Callari

While the term "scapegoating" taken from the Bible designates an "outcast,"
it's modern pyscho-socialogical interpretation came to mean a "whipping
boy" or the passing of blame onto a "fall guy." However, in the case of
race horses who have a tendency to be temperamental, the alliance with a
goat is known to have a calming effect on thoroughbreds.

Posted April 13, 2012 by Gayle Rodcay

More and more people are choosing to leave their pets in familiar surroundings rather than a boarding facility. This presents a great opportunity for starting a pet sitting business.

Posted April 13, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

With the increased advocacy for humane laws for farm animals and
domestic pets, has also come more advocacy groups, shelters, and rescue
and shelter personnel, many who have started their own businesses,
particularly no-kill shelters.  To provide these extra services, there
needs to be access to new education in these fields... and some
universities in the U.S., like the Humane Society University (HSU), are starting undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Posted April 13, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.  What does that
mean to those of us who lovingly care for every aspect of our pet's
health and happiness?  It means that this month we remind ourselves of
our responsibility to help those pets and farm animals who are not cared
for properly.  This month the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) gives us a refresher course in identifying cruelty and ways to report it to the proper authorities.

Posted April 12, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

While the U.S. pet carrier Pet Airways seems to be having trouble getting off the ground, airlines like Germany's Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, and Emirates
are enjoying their success at not only carrying household pets, but
large animals - rhinos, horses, tigers....  You name it, and one of the
airlines will carry it, unless it's a poisonous snake or an illegally
caught wild animal.