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States that favored cats or dogs during coronavirus pandemic: Report

The U.S. is split on cats and dogs.

Adoption data analyzed by home improvement website Porch.com determined which states favored which pet in 2020.


It turns out that the West Coast has been “cat country” with the exception of Oregon and the East Coast has been “dog country” with an exception of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, according to Porch, which used the independent nonprofit Shelter Animals Count as a source.

U.S. states most likely to adopt a cat

    Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho,

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Woman Collecting Valentine’s Day Treats For Shelter Dogs, Cats

LONG ISLAND, NY — Homeless cats and dogs on Long Island have a caring cupid working to make their Valentine’s Day special.

The wall of love is growing as a caring volunteer collects Valentine's Day treats for cats and dogs.

© Courtesy Valerie Sanks.
The wall of love is growing as a caring volunteer collects Valentine’s Day treats for cats and dogs.

Valerie Sanks, of Rocky Point, is a volunteer for the Brookhaven Animal Shelter who made headlines recently when she asked for donations to build a wall of peanut butter for shelter dogs to enjoy.


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Now, Sanks is working to make Valentine’s Day sweeter for dogs and cats, she said on the Blankets for Buster

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Airlines to require federal form for certified service dogs, cracking down on emotional support animals

Orlando, emotional support animal, ESA. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

The U.S. Department of Transportation is amending its rules on service animals on flights, cracking down on emotional support animals.

Starting Monday, passengers will be required to submit a standardized federal form to their airline about the health and training of their service animal.

The form will ask about the animal’s training, certification, good behavior and health.

RELATED: American Airlines banning emotional-support animals on flights

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued the final rule last month and amends the Department’s

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Paw Patrol Dayton rescue group seeks donations for cats and dogs

She says all animals need the basics: food, fresh water, shelter and the ability to exercise.

She says it’s especially difficult for pets that are trying their best to survive outside, are living in a home where they aren’t treated well, or are in a shelter. “Our goal is to better the lives of pets by rescuing and re-homing as many as we can reasonably take into our foster program,” Knox says. “In addition, we help owned animals in the community by providing outdoor houses, heated water bowls, and food, along with heavily subsidizing the cost of spaying and neutering

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During coronavirus, animal shelters don’t have enough dogs for the demand

“We thought people would stop adopting because they would need to conserve their money,” said Cindy Sharpley, founder and director of Last Chance Animal Rescue, a nonprofit animal shelter in Waldorf. “But that hasn’t happened. It’s been just the opposite. They’re going like hot cakes. We can hardly keep them in stock.”

Last Chance saw its pet adoptions — mostly dogs — increase 30 to 40 percent last year over 2019. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Arlington said it expected to finish 2020 helping about 3,385 pets find homes, up from about 1,800 the year before.

Mirah Horowitz, executive director

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