Category: Pets Grooming

I Teamed Up With a Bunch of Strangers to Save Animals From the Oregon Wildfires. Here’s What I Witnessed in the Face of Tragedy

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A chicken wanders through charred remains from the Beachie Creek Fire in Lyons, Oregon on Sep. 13, 2020.  Credit – Rob Schumacher—AFP/Getty Images

Pigs aren’t meant to be hoisted overhead by teenage girls and goats aren’t meant to be shoved through open windows, but when fire’s eating its way out of the woodlands into pastures and beasts balk at the barn door, proper loading protocol be damned. You get them into that horse trailer by any means necessary.

My neighbors and I wrangled livestock under a blood-red sky for four days and nights, skin glowing orange as sweaty shirtsleeves

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Virtual community, entertainment events

While everyone is staying close to home, here is a list of reader-submitted opportunities to learn, take classes, contribute, stroll through galleries, or have front-row seats to hear and see some great musicians — from the convenience and comfort of your own home. All programs and activities are subject to change.

Virtual High Holy Day Services: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Temple Beth El of Boca Raton. tbeboca.shulcloud.com. or bit.ly/2RNyuXW. Free.

High Holy Days @Home: 8-9:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Kol Nidre. Virtual Reform High Holy Days Services Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County in Delray Beach. Online services to celebrate the

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Illinois Coronavirus Update Sept. 23: 277,266 Cases, 8,486 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Tuesday announced 1,531 new cases of the coronavirus and 30 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The statewide totals now stand at 277,266 confirmed infections and 8,486 known deaths. Another 2,198 probable cases and 236 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Coles County: 2 males 80s

  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s

  • Crawford County: 1 male 70s

  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s

  • Greene County: 1 female 90s

  • Jefferson County; 1 male 50s

  • Jersey County:

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Most Cases Since May 12 Reported Saturday

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Sunday announced 1,402 new cases of the coronavirus and 14 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. On Saturday, the state added 2,529 new cases — the most since May 12 — and the statewide totals now stand at 274,258 confirmed infections and 8,450 known deaths. Another 2,198 probable cases and 236 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

  • Douglas County: 1 female 70s

  • Greene County: 1

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Illinois Coronavirus Update Sept. 17: 266,151 Cases, 8,367 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Wednesday announced 1,941 new cases of the coronavirus and 35 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The statewide totals now stand at 266,151 confirmed infections and 8,367 known deaths. Another 2,095 probable cases and 232 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Bureau County: 1 male 80s

  • Clinton County: 1 male 90s

  • Coles County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 male 70s, 1 female 80s

  • DuPage County: 1

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