Category: Pets Paradise

Homeward Trails Comes To The Rescue Of Homeless Dogs And Cats

FAIRFAX STATION, VA — Since Sue Bell founded Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in 2002, it has grown to become the largest private shelter in Northern Virginia. Last year, it took in 3,116 animals, making it 11th among the more than 400 shelters and rescues in Virginia.

“Our mission mostly is just to provide temporary and permanent homes for homeless dogs and cats in the D.C. region,” she said. “However, in the last five or six years we have also expanded our mission to do work and advocacy and legislation to promote more humane animal welfare policies and laws locally and

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The Critter Fixers Vets Know What it Takes to Keep Your Kitty Calm During Pandemic Changes

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Dr. Vernard Hodges and Dr. Terrence Ferguson of Critter Fixer Veterinary Hospital and the Nat Geo WILD’s Critter Fixers: Country Vets know that your cat, or any other pet, is part of the family.

The dynamic duo started their veterinary clinic — currently located in the rural Georgia city of Bonaire, which is about 100 miles south of Atlanta — 21 years ago. They have grown their practice from two men with a dream into a beloved, successful business that has dozens of employees and takes care of local pets throughout their lives.

“That’s who we are. We

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Illinois Coronavirus Update Sept. 21: 275,735 Cases, 8,457 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Monday announced 1,477 new cases of the coronavirus and 7 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. Over the weekend, the state added the most new cases since May 12, with 2,529 announced on Saturday and another 1,402 on Sunday. The statewide totals now stand at 275,735 confirmed infections and 8,457 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, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

  • Ford County: 1 male

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How humane is the UK’s plan to introduce robot companions in care homes?

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Some UK care homes are to deploy robots in an attempt to allay loneliness and boost mental health. The wheeled machines will “initiate rudimentary conversations, play residents’ favorite music, teach them languages, and offer practical help, including medicine reminders.” They are being introduced after an international trial found they reduced anxiety and loneliness.

These robots can hold basic conversations and be programmed to people’s interests. This is positive, but they are not a viable alternative to

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The 10 Best Indoor Hanging Plants to Elevate Your Space

Maybe your green thumb is itching for a new plant baby or you want to make your home lush and vibrant…but you lack the floor space for free-standing potted plants. One easy solution? Indoor hanging plants. Suspended from your ceilings, they’ll add the touch of green you’re after, without taking up any of your precious floor space.

But like all indoor plants, choosing one to start with can be daunting. Which plant is best for your home? How much light will it need? What kind of pot should you use? Is it pet- and kid-friendly? You might have as many

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