The Wizard of Paws Is Back on the Road Helping Pets Walk Again and ‘Making Families Whole’

The Wizard of Paws is back to whip up more magic for pets in need.

Season two of the BYUtv show is premiering on April 28, and to prepare for its return, PEOPLE spoke with the “Wizard of Paws” himself, Derrick Campana.

In 2002, Campana started building orthotic and prosthetic devices for people. A few years later, he switched to making mobility devices for pets when he realized animals were underserved when it came to prosthetics. Bionic Pets, Campana’s pet prosthetics company, started in 2005, has helped over 25,000 animals find freedom and happiness with their custom-made mobility devices.


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Florida residents in uproar as scientists prepare to release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes

Mosquito - Joao Paulo Burini / Moment RF

Mosquito – Joao Paulo Burini / Moment RF

Florida residents are furious as scientists prepare to release hundreds of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into their communities.

The experiment, led by British biotech company Oxitec, will see around 750 million male mosquitoes sent out into the Florida Keys over the next two years in an attempt to control the population of an invasive, disease carrying species which has settled in the area.

But many residents are unhappy at being part of what one group called “a Jurassic Park experiment.”

The first wave of the project will see thousands of mosquitoes

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Genetically modified mosquito larvae to be released in Florida Keys

<span>Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP</span>

Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP

The Florida Keys will this week see the release of genetically modified, non-biting male mosquito larvae as part of a controversial program designed to curb the spread of insect-borne diseases such as dengue, Zika and yellow fever.

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District and British firm biotech Oxitec announced last week that 12,000 of the invasive Aedes aegypti mosquito species are expected to emerge each week for twelve weeks from six locations: two on Cudjoe Key, one on Ramrod Key and three on Vaca Key.

Related: US researchers seek citizen scientists as billions of Brood X cicadas

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Public invited to submit art highlighting the dangers of releasing pets and plants into the wild | Regional News

OLYMPIA –The Washington Invasive Species Council and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invite artists of all ages to participate in an art contest through May 14 as part of the “Don’t Let it Loose” campaign. The campaign explains the dangers of releasing unwanted pets and plants into the wild and highlights other ways to rehome them.

“Many people release their unwanted pets into the wild thinking it is the humane thing to do, but, sadly, it is not humane as most of those pets end up dying in the wild because they aren’t adapted to this climate,” said

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Dexter and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters

Every year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of those, about 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.

Each week, The Arizona Republic highlights a handful of the many pets up for adoption at Valley shelters. To check the status of a specific animal, please contact the shelter directly.

Nalani: A fan of lazy pointers 

If you're interested in Nalani, please go to to fill out a consultation form and then head to the adoption center at 952 W. Melody Ave. in Gilbert.

Nalani is a domestic, medium-haired Torti cat about two years old. She has the most gorgeous eyes! Nalani loves being pet and showing affection. She is easily entertained and

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