The best way to gift a pet is to involve the pet family and pet parent-to-be in the selection: treat them with a gift certificate that covers the adoption fee of an animal at a local shelter or rescue group.
Browsing: Stray & Feral Animals
Each Christmas people all over the UK enjoy a furry addition to their family in the form of a new pet. In an effort to inform potential pet owners about the responsibility and cost involved with owning a pet, TotallyMoney.com has created a Cost of Christmas Pets calculator.
The crisis in Venezuela has caused an increase in the number of abandoned pets on the streets. I rescue stray cats and, up until now, I have been able to find forever homes for them. This has become really difficult due to the situation.
It is the culture of this land and root of this soil that grants protection to cows and prohibits their slaughter. Irrespective of one’s religion, it is the responsibility of all inhabitants of India to protect and respect the cow and its progeny.
Pagasa the dog, named after a Filipino word for Hope, was a city dweller with a tumor on his face, living in the streets and barely subsisting on garbage food. He is now with Animal Kingdom Foundation after a group of well-meaning folks took him in and cared for him temporarily.
Take care of homeless animals this winter! For you it is a little thing, but for them it is a matter of life and death…
In spite of years of international outrage over the Mauritian government’s inhumane treatment of its dog population – and despite repeated offers of support from international animal-welfare groups – the country is still using a barbaric and ineffective method of dog control.
One has to be part of the raiding team to understand the cruelty inflicted to the dogs. Their muzzles shut tied by strings, their tongues swollen because they have bitten them when their snouts were forcefully tied, dead ones piled up on by the weak ones and the stench, it never leaves you; it is as horrible as the sight before you. AKF almost always bury half of the number of dogs recovered from these raids.
Instead of posting a photo of a dog tied out in the rain to Facebook and waiting for animal lovers and animal welfare groups to take notice, try doing something else that directly helps the animal.
Thundering over the plains
In an ecstasy of freedom…
In this week’s episode, Animal People reviews the trial of pig activist Anita Krajnc, the lifting of Australia’s dog racing ban, good and bad news for endangered wildlife, and more!