Tag: Death

As death toll mounts, volunteers brave Oregon wildfires to rescue stranded livestock

Volunteers struggle to gather sheep for rescue near Colton, Ore., in the Riverside wildfire south of Portland. <span class="copyright">(Richard Read / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Volunteers struggle to gather sheep for rescue near Colton, Ore., in the Riverside wildfire south of Portland. (Richard Read / Los Angeles Times)

The plea for help appeared on Facebook just after noon: Dozens of animals were trapped on a farm outside the Oregon town of Colton. A wildfire was closing in.

Suzi Cloutier jumped into her pickup and headed south, towing a horse trailer.

As director of an animal sanctuary outside Portland, Cloutier has been on high alert amid some of the worst wildfires in Oregon history.

She sped past barricades near Colton, 30 miles south of Portland on

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Death of a pet can lead to depression in children, study finds

Previous studies have shown children often turn to pets for comfort and to voice their concerns. (Posed by a model, Getty Images)
Previous studies have shown children often turn to pets for comfort and to voice their concerns. (Posed by a model, Getty Images)

The loss of Rover, Felix or Thumper often triggers tears, but while parents may think the sadness is fleeting, new research suggests a child’s mental health could be impacted by the death of a pet.

Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital looked at 6,260 children, who were followed from their early life up to eight years old.

Results revealed “psychopathology symptoms” – like jealousy, poor social integration and impulsiveness – were more common among the youngsters who had loved

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St. John Animal Rescue Raising Money to Save Hundreds of Pets Facing Death in the Caribbean

Anne Bequette Photography, https://www.stjcreative.com/

The Animal Care Center (ACC) of St. John is working to help the “silent victims” “across the Caribbean” that are deeply affected by the halt in the stateside transportation of animals due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

According to a release from The Animal Care Center of St. John, Caribbean animal shelters are “understaffed, underfunded and overcrowded,” with some now at “four times their capacity,” and are greatly feeling the effects of restrictions put in place because of the pandemic. Caribbean shelters are now reaching the point where they may have to euthanize animals they

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