Category: Pets Warehouse

Indonesia ‘dog doctor’ rescues canines from pandemic peril

Indonesian doctor Susana Somali and her staff cut tightly-bound plastic ropes off dozens of whimpering dogs rescued from the butcher’s block after being sold or abandoned during the coronavirus pandemic.

Somali’s sprawling Jakarta complex, home to about 1,400 canines, has become a refuge for at-risk animals as cash-strapped owners sell them into the Southeast Asian nation’s controversial dog meat trade.

Mostly acting on tip-offs, Somali and her team hit the streets looking for stray dogs and butcher shops where more and more doomed animals are spending their last days howling in cramped cages.

Somali — who juggles a day job

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Florida ICUs nearing capacity as deaths spike; Nevada, New Mexico renew restrictions; Kentucky requires masks

A spiking COVID-19 case count in Florida is straining the Sunshine State’s hospital system as nearly half of its intensive care units are at least 90% full, state data shows.

On Thursday, Florida recorded a one-day record of 120 deaths. More than 4,000 people have died there since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Mississippi has also seen a recent strain on its hospitals. Five largest medical centers in the have no ICU bed space for new patients – coronavirus or otherwise – and are being forced to turn patients away.

Meanwhile, some states are scaling back reopening guidelines or

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Can I give my dog or cat COVID-19? The CDC has tips on keeping your pets safe

As people spend more time indoors with other family members, the concern about passing the coronavirus to a loved one is one of our daily stressors. As cases soar in Florida, and Miami-Dade is closing restaurants to in-person dining except for outdoor seating, more people are expected to stay at home, increasing the risk of transmitting the virus..

And what if one of your loved ones is a dog or a cat?

Can our pets get COVID-19 from its human?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the answer is yes.

“A small number of pets worldwide —

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After COVID-19, China moves to kick its exotic meat habit

Ou Yang is having a hard time finding snake to eat.

“A very famous restaurant specialized in cooking snakes in my city already stopped providing such dishes,” Ou told NBC News from Foshan, in southern China, where snake has long been regarded as a delicacy. “They are all banned now.”

As the world struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, China is clamping down on the sale of wildlife for human consumption amid concerns about another outbreak of a zoonotic disease. What began as a temporary ban to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is making legislative leaps to a broader ban

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194 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Deerfield

DEERFIELD, IL — Like every other municipality in Illinois, the Village of Deerfield has been dealing with its own unique data points regarding the coronavirus. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 194 people have contracted COVID-19 in Deerfield since the outbreak began. That’s an increase of five 10 cases since June 26. For further comparison, there was an increase of 10 cases between June 19-26.

The Lake County Health Department reports there have been 9,812 confirmed cases in Lake County. That’s an increase of 251 cases since June 26. For further comparison, there was an increase of 317

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