Month: September 2020

5,000 pets found dead in boxes at Chinese shipping depot

Boxes that had contained live rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and dogs without food or water are seen at the Dongxing Logistics station in Luohe city, in China's Henan province, in a photo provided by the Utopia animal rescue charity. / Credit: Utopia/Sister Hua
Boxes that had contained live rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and dogs without food or water are seen at the Dongxing Logistics station in Luohe city, in China’s Henan province, in a photo provided by the Utopia animal rescue charity. / Credit: Utopia/Sister Hua

Beijing — At least 5,000 pets were found dead in cardboard shipping boxes last week at a logistics facility in Central China, likely casualties of a miscommunication in the supply chain of China’s thriving mass-breeding industry. Only a couple hundred animals were saved, and authorities have launched an investigation into the grim discovery in Henan Province, a

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Pets of the week: Twiggy was rescued from a hoarding situation and needs a new home

JACKSON, MI – Mara and Twiggy are just two of the many animals at the Cascade Humane Society that are looking for loving forever homes.

Mara is a 1-year-old pit bull mix who was transferred to CHS from another shelter, so her history is unknown. She has a lovely calm temperament and loves walks and car rides, but it’s unknown how she is with other pets or children. Her adoption fee is $150.

Twiggy, a 7-year-old female cat, arrived at CHS as part of a group of 60 cats taken in from a hoarding situation. She’s a bit shy but

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Stockpile pet food and plan emergency Brexit airlifts, animal charities tell Government

The end of the Brexit transition period risks disrupting pet food supplies, according to animal welfare charities. - Getty Images Contributor
The end of the Brexit transition period risks disrupting pet food supplies, according to animal welfare charities. – Getty Images Contributor

Britain must stockpile pet food and livestock feed and plan for airlifts of medical supplies to protect animals from Brexit chaos next year, leading charities will warn on Wednesday. 

The end of the Brexit transition period on December 31 could cause shortages of food for pets and livestock as well as other vital supplies, the 12 campaign groups said.  Even if there is a trade deal, delays and queues are expected at key ports such as Dover. 

Disruption to

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Illinois Coronavirus Update Sept. 29: 289,639 Cases, 8,614 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials announced on Monday 1,709 new cases of the coronavirus and 13 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. Over the weekend, the state added more than 4,000 new cases, marking the 4th time in a week the state reported more than 2,000 new cases in a single day.

The statewide totals now stand at 289,639 confirmed infections and 8,614 known deaths. Another 2,489 probable cases and 244 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Coles County: 1 female 80s

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1

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Two-Thirds of Students Attend School Year Virtually, Turning Pets into Classmates | State News

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), of the world’s 1.5 billion pre-primary to secondary students, only one in three will attend school in classrooms this fall. One billion students, two-thirds of the global student population, face either school closures or uncertainty. As many parents continue to work from home, they are also helping their children learn virtually. Pet Partners, the nation’s leading organization registering therapy animals for animal-assisted interventions, along with one of the world’s leading animal health companies, Elanco, know that one member of the family

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