Tag: Pets

Peloton treadmills pose danger to small kids and pets, consumer agency warns

Owners of the Peloton Tread+ exercise machines who have small children and pets should stop using the popular luxury treadmills immediately, a government consumer agency warned Saturday.

The danger warning from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission was prompted by 39 reported incidents that included children and animals getting trapped, pinned and pulled under the treadmill’s rear roller.

One child’s death is linked to the machines, the consumer watchdog agency said, citing a case reported to it in March by Peloton.

Some of those injured suffered cuts and broken bones, the agency said.

Along with the warning, the agency released

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Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets ride: devastatingly cute

The pandemic-forced closure of Universal Studios Hollywood last year came just before the grand opening of the park’s long-anticipated 2020 addition — a ride inspired by the two films in “The Secret Life of Pets” franchise. But after a pause of more than a year, guests attending the park’s reopening this week will be able to get their paws, which will be squirted by Universal staff with hand sanitizer just before boarding, on the attraction.

What’s they’ll find in the Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! is the kind of ride that is something of an endangered species in

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Helping Hands Humane Society reflects on benefiting from adopting pets

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -April 11th is National Pet Day and Helping Hands Humane Society spoke about why its important to adopt or foster a pet rather than buying it from a pet store.

“We have a great variety of animals that are already spade and neutered and up to date on shots and your saving a life– al ot of these animals are homeless and are looking for families to adopt so its just always a great idea to come and support your local shelter,” Margaret Price said.

According to a survey from Topcashback.com and 83% of people in the

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Homeowners, pets safe after destructive house fire in northwest Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Two people and two pets are safe after a fire tore through a home on the Springs’ northwest side overnight.

Fire crews were called to Champagne Drive near 30th and Centennial a little after 3 a.m.

“We received multiple calls from homeowners in the area for the house on fire,” said Lt. Aaron McConnellogue with the Colorado Springs Fire Department. “First crew got here about 3:24, so about a five-minute response time for them. They reported heavy fire on the exterior of the home on the back side … they had fire on the first

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Purrfect pets – Portsmouth Daily Times

SCIOTO — “I think having an animal in your life makes you a better human.” Rachael Ray, American Television Personality says and for many animal lovers, there is not much that is more special than spending time with their animals.

This past year, pets became more important than ever as people were confined to their homes and were able to spend so much more quality time with their pets than they had in the past. People that didn’t have pets before also took to getting one while they were there to teach them and to keep them company when they

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