Category: Pets Grooming

Minnesota sanctuary tiger tested positive for COVID-19

A tiger at a Pine County wildlife sanctuary tested positive for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, making it the second confirmed captive or domestic animal case in the state.

A Carver County house cat tested positive in June, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.

“It’s a good reminder that the virus can be transmitted from people to animals,” said Dr. Beth Thompson, State Veterinarian. People who test positive with COVID-19 or suspect they have it would avoid contact with pets and other animals to protect them from possible infection, state officials said.

“We have not seen any

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Kearney animal shelter looks back at 10,000 adoptions

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — The 10,000 animals adopted from the Kearney Area Animal Shelter since it opened in 2006 mostly have been dogs and cats, of course.

However, there have been bunnies, birds and guinea pigs, a couple of chinchillas, and an occasional snake, according to Executive Director Olivia Derr.

Dogs and cats usually are brought to the shelter by the public as surrendered pets or strays that legally become the shelter’s if not claimed after 72 hours, Derr told the Kearney Hub.

The shelter also has contracts with the Kearney Police Department and Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department to take

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JHS offers unique adoption event in January

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – National “Change a Pet’s Life Day” is Sunday, January 24 and the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is offering a unique adoption opportunity for community members.

This Sunday, Jan. 24, JHS is offering free adoptions in exchange for a bag of pet food for the JHS pet food bank.

The goal of this event is to assist both pets and people in need by finding new homes for the animals at JHS while providing pet food to community pet owners.

“This event is a wonderful way to give back to both pets and people in need,” Denise Deisler,

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Pablo Escobar’s Former Hippos and Their Offspring Could Be Culled Over Environmental Concerns

Scientists are growing concerned about the rising population of hippopotamuses that were introduced to Colombia back in the 1980s by drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

In a new study, published in the journal Biological Conservation, researchers from Mexican and Colombian universities said they are concerned over the hippos, — deemed the “largest invasive animal” in the world — their negative environmental impact, and the animals’ threat to human safety.

The hippos, native to Africa, have extended from their original home and have “invaded” extensive areas of the Magdalena River basin in Colombia over the past several decades, the study said.

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Thunder Vest For Dogs

Thunder Vest For Dogs for Anxiety Treatment

Weighted Products are being used by humans for a variety of different purposes and the most effective product is a Thunder Vest for Dogs. The main two are strength training for adults and help for children’s anxiety and social disorders, which is why children’s lightweight vests have become so popular in recent years. But you are here for a different purpose. Not a human being, but your canine. Finding ways to improve your dog’s life is good for you and a thunder vest for dogs can definitely help you. There are many

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