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Cowlitz Humane Society sees record adoptions in 2020 as local animal service needs rise | Local

The Humane Society of Cowlitz County saw record-breaking pet adoptions last year as people sought companionship while self-quarantining or working from home due to the airborne coronavirus.

About 52% more pets at the Cowlitz County shelter were adopted in 2020 than two years prior, according to shelter data.

The number of pets that came into the shelter stayed relatively the same from 2018 to 2020 at an average of about 3,400 a year, according to the organization, but the amount of adoptions increased by almost 500 pets in two years.

With more pets adopted, animal advocates anticipate a growing need

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Netflix’s Tiger King sparks rise in applications for Brits to keep wild animals

NETFLIX’S Tiger King sparked a rise in applications for UK permits to keep big cats, crocs and even elephants as pets.

Figures show the number of Dangerous Wild Animal licences soared after the hit show aired last year — with 210 granted for 3,951 exotic wild animals from across the globe.

Shocking figures show the number of Dangerous Wild Animal licences soared after Netflix's Tiger King aired last year

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Shocking figures show the number of Dangerous Wild Animal licences soared after Netflix’s Tiger King aired last year

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They included 11 lions, eight tigers, 11 leopards, 18 pumas, ten cheetahs, two ligers and a jaguar.

There were also 150 lemurs, 158 crocodiles, over 500 snakes, 332 scorpions

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Positivity Rate, New Cases Fall Monday, Hospitalizations Rise

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Monday reported 8,322 new coronavirus cases and 47 more deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. After nearly 22,000 new cases reported over the weekend, Monday marks the first time in nearly a week that the state has reported less than 10,000 new daily cases. In addition, the Illinois Department of Public Health says all of the state’s emergency management regions have seen declining positivity rates in recent days, and fewer people are in the hospital with COVID-19 statewide, a good sign after weeks of surging case numbers and a spike

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The disturbing rise in the illegal jaguar trade

A jaguar carcass being transported from the forest in Suriname using a canoe: World Animal Protection
A jaguar carcass being transported from the forest in Suriname using a canoe: World Animal Protection

A bewildering array of products derived from jaguar parts are driving an alarming increase in the poaching and trafficking of one of Latin America’s most iconic species.

Conservationists have reported that jaguar teeth and claws are being marketed as must-have accessories to tourists taking part in traditional ayahuasca ceremonies in Peru. A separate investigation uncovered tubs of a glue-like black paste, made from boiled jaguar carcasses, being smuggled to Asia as an expensive arthritis cure. Jaguar cubs are also known to have been scooped

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Tick disease with coronavirus-like symptoms is on the rise in Michigan

DETROIT– Health officials are warning Michiganders to guard against anaplasmosis, a tick-borne disease that mimics COVID-19 symptoms.

Anaplasmosis is still rare in Michigan but the number of cases reported yearly in the state is on the rise.

There were 12 documented cases of anaplasmosis in Michigan reported to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in 2019. Michigan has seen an increase over the last six years, with only four cases reported in 2014. 

The symptoms are much like those reported with the coronavirus: fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, headaches and fatigue. People experiencing those range of symptoms

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