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Guard cat on duty

Guard cat on duty

| May 19, 2014

Cats can be sweet, loving and playful. They can be aloof and elusive. Scary isn’t the usual description for this relatively small domesticated animal. But here’s proof that this sign isn’t just a joke: Last week, a cat named Tara pulled out some scary moves to save a little boy’s life. The boy is part […]

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In fatal dog attacks, owners get harsher punishments

In fatal dog attacks, owners get harsher punishments

| November 7, 2013

As the saying goes, there are no bad dogs, just bad owners. A new law in the UK is putting the burden of consequences directly into the lap of the responsible parties. Previously, the owners of a pets involved in fatal dog attacks could face a fine or up to two years in prison. Now, […]

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A guide to on-the-job dog bite prevention

A guide to on-the-job dog bite prevention

| October 3, 2013

For many of us, dogs are loving, protective creatures we invite into our homes as not just pets, but members of the family. But for some of us, dogs are unfriendly strangers that pose a workplace hazard we’d like to avoid. Mail carriers, emergency responders, construction workers, meter readers, door-to-door salespeople, lawn maintenance workers, repair […]

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How to rescue an abandoned pet

How to rescue an abandoned pet

| September 13, 2013

For most pet owners, the companionship and love felt for their animal is irreplaceable. Unfortunately, there are some who take their pets for granted, or worse, put them in serious danger. While some situations may cause beloved pets to go astray*, there are reckless people who knowingly risk their pet’s life for their own selfish […]

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Pet abandonment: stop it with a sign

Pet abandonment: stop it with a sign

| August 30, 2013

As everyone over the age of seven should already know, owning a pet is a big responsibility. They need to eat food everyday, which then needs to be pooped out at the right place and time. They need their nails clipped, their hair trimmed, their toys replaced, and perhaps a brand new Halloween costume or […]

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Feral pig hunting on private property is decimating land and ecology in Hawaii

Feral pig hunting on private property is decimating land and ecology in Hawaii

| July 29, 2013

Marauding wild pigs used to roam the hills of Hawaii, trampling gardens and digging out muddy wallows on the private property of the islands’ residents. Fast forward a half dozen years, and the perpetrators trampling private property are now human hunters. Feral pigs aren’t endemic to the islands of Hawaii. They are descendants of domesticated, […]

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Top 10 guard dog breeds for families

Top 10 guard dog breeds for families

| May 28, 2013

Readers Digest published interviews with convicted burglars in 2009; one burglar admitted that he steered clear of houses with loud guard dogs. In fact, research shows that more than four in five dog owners are never burgled. It makes sense to explore the option of getting a guard dog to protect your home. However, it […]

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