Month: February 2021

PETA says people shouldn’t call their animals ‘Pets’

If you’re calling your animals at home “Pets,” you might be surprised to hear that PETA is now advising against it.

They recently put out a statement saying calling our animals “Pets” is derogatory, and somewhat demeaning.
Ashley Byrne, Associate Director at PETA, tells us it’s time to change how we think about our animals.

Words like pet and owner indicate a relationship where an animal is more of an object.
Where an animal is owned instead of being a companion and part of the family.
We’re talking about a different kind of relationship instead of treating animals like objects,”

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100 Texas pets coming to Massachusetts for adoption | Local News

METHUEN — More than 100 pets evacuated from winter storm-ravaged Texas are on their way to Massachusetts and will be ready for adoption as early as next week.

The transport effort led by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem is unfolding in real time, spokesperson Rob Halpin said Thursday morning.

Both local animal rescue organizations joined forces to save as many homeless pets as possible after an urgent call from Austin Pets Alive, a Texas-based animal shelter. The Texas shelter needed to relocate as many animals as possible to make

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Lady Gaga’s two abducted bulldogs returned unharmed to police

By Steve Gorman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Lady Gaga’s two stolen bulldogs, snatched in a violent abduction that left the pets’ caretaker shot in the chest this week in Hollywood, were turned over to police on Friday and have been reunited with the pop singer’s representatives, police said.

The safe return of Koji and Gustav came hours after Gaga, who was filming a movie in Rome when her pets were taken on Wednesday night, issued a plea on social media for “an act of kindness” to bring them home.

A woman who authorities have not publicly identified brought the dogs

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dog owners buy metal collars to deter thieves

<span>Photograph: Fotografixx/Getty Images</span>

Photograph: Fotografixx/Getty Images

A spate of dognapping in recent months has led to growing numbers of owners buying lockable, steel-core collars and leads that cannot be severed by bolt cutters as they walk their pets.

Dog theft has risen as animals available to buy have become scarcer since the pandemic began. The average cost of a puppy doubled to nearly £1,900 last year, and some breeds are worth more than £6,000.

Last week Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot in the chest in Los Angeles and robbed of the singer’s two French bulldogs. Meanwhile, the charity DogLost says that the

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