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Pet Photo of the Day: Driving along in my automobile
ConnectedByPets.com - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

Ling-Ling is road-trip ready in our photo of the day, uploaded by ConnectedByPets.com user marg!



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There are lots of great pet photos in our Photo Gallery... and throughout the year, we'll be featuring the best of the best. So come upload yours... it's free!


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Owl 'taken' for a ride in an ambulance
ConnectedByPets.com - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

Unknown to the driver, an owl had flown into the grill of the ambulance while the paramedics were on an emergency call. When they noticed the injured owl, they immediately took the bird to an emergency rehabilitation center. After a stay at the Southeastern Raptor Center of Auburn University, the owl and two other birds were released into the wild again earlier this week.
From oanow.com:

Two barred owls and a red-shouldered hawk took their places in the wild kingdom Monday, as workers from the Southeastern Raptor Center in Auburn released them near the ambulance station at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika after the birds spent some time in rehabilitation at the raptor center.

One of the barred owls was injured when it flew into the grille of an ambulance driven by an East Alabama Medical Center EMS worker on December 10, according to a release sent out by EAMC. The first responders on board took action to save the owl's life, then took it to the raptor center. It took 45 days of rehabilitation to get the owl ready to fly free.

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Fat cats and portly pooches at risk for serious health problems
ConnectedByPets.com - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

Pet obesity is increasing, and with the increase comes more health complications for animals.

From CBS News:

Just like their human companions, excess weight can bring on a host of health problems for pets. Being overweight can increase risk of osteoarthritis, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and respiratory disease, cranial cruciate or anterior knee ligament injury, kidney disease and some cancers. It can decrease an animal's life expectancy by up to 2.5 years.

Banfield Pet Hospital, which operates more than 850 veterinary facilities across the U.S., found that dog diabetes rose 32 percent between 2006 and 2010, while the number of cats with the disease went up 16 percent during the same time frame.

Senior veterinary surgeon Sean Wensley previously told CBS News one of the biggest issues is that weight problems can affect a pet's quality of life.


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140 felines compete in Roanoke cat show
ConnectedByPets.com - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015

Roanoke's annual Cool Cats in Coat brought together owners and cats of all stripes and spots.

From the Roanoke Times:

More than 140 cats were entered in the show, including all breeds recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association. Rows and rows of cats filled up the large conference room at the Holiday Inn on Ordway Drive. They had long hair and short hair. They were a variety of colors. There were burmilla cats, Siamese cats, tonkinese cats and ocicats. There were basically enough cats for a day’s worth of viral YouTube footage.

In spite of cats’ ornery reputation, all the animals seemed to be good sports about sharing the spotlight together.

“These cats are used to being modeled like this,” said Teresa Keiger, one of the judges. “They’ve been doing it from the day they were born.”


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After 10 years, breed ban in Rhode Island town falls
ConnectedByPets.com - Monday, Dec 01, 2014

As the body of opinion and science that breed discriminatory legislation doesn't make communities safer grows, a Rhode Island judge has overturned the town of Pawtucket's ten-year-old breed ban.

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For the first time in 10 years, pit bulls paraded through the town Sunday, after a non-profit group, Pit Bulls for PTSD -- which trains service dogs for people living with PTSD -- organized a victory walk. A judge ruled on Nov. 18 that the 2004 ban was in violation of a Rhode Island state law that had passed in 2013, which stated that cities (towns) cannot ban ownership of a specific breed of cats or dogs.

You can read more about breed bans, why they don't work, and who else opposes them, here.


Shelter pets more popular than ever
ConnectedByPets.com - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014

Getting a new dog or cat? Over sixty percent of people planning on bringing home a new pet say they're going to adopt.

From the Huffington Post:

The PetSmart Charities 2014 U.S. Shelter Pet Report finds that 66 percent of people considering bringing home a new pet say they would adopt their new furry friend instead of going to a breeder or other source. That's up from 58 percent in 2011.

Spaying and neutering is also on the rise. Eighty-six percent of pets are now spayed or neutered, up from 80 percent in 2009.

Put those figures together with increased pet ownership -- the report finds 81 percent of households now have a cat or dog (or both), up from 60 percent in 2009 -- and they amount to a real boon for homeless pets.


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Man puts life at risk helping animals near Fukushima
ConnectedByPets.com - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014

If you're reading this, chances are you love animals. But do you love them enough to put your health and life at risk from radiation poisoning?

Canadian animal lover Howard Watanabe-Jin did just that after the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, where he's regularly worked in areas considered dangerous to help animals in need.

From CTV News:

"I think I sent (emails to) 11 or 12 rescue operations -- human and animal. And these (animal agencies) were the only ones that replied," the 51-year-old father told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview on Tuesday.

On the three-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami, Watanabe-Jin is speaking for the first time about his experience in Japan -- one that saw him put his health at enormous risk to save animals largely forgotten in the aftermath of the devastation.

With the help of the Japan Cat Network, one of the agencies he volunteered with, Watanabe-Jin was able to obtain a clearance pass into the restricted area near Koriyama.

Once a week, he would drive into areas as close as 10 kilometres from the Fukushima plant, setting up feeding stations on the side of the road for left-behind cats and dogs. The goal was to draw the animals in, so he and his coworkers could then trap them.

At the time, authorities were warning just how dangerous it was to enter the areas in which Watanabe-Jin was working. But he said that never really fazed him.

"We needed to do this because they (the animals) would just start to multiple too much," he said, adding that by 2012, many of the wild cats and dogs roaming the countryside were offspring of domestic pets that had been abandoned or separated from their owners during the disaster.

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