Dog searches for loved ones lost in Afghanistan quake, photo leaves netizens emotional

Dog searches for loved ones lost in Afghanistan quake, photo leaves netizens emotional

A destructive earthquake wreaked havoc in Afghanistan last week killing at least 1,000 people, injuring 2,000 and destroying 10,000 homes. While Afghan people have been grappling with the loss of loved ones, pet animals who have managed to survive are also facing a grim reality. Amid shattered homes and buildings, a pet dog kept looking … Read more

Abandoned by everyone: Kazakhstan’s stray dogs

Abandoned by everyone: Kazakhstan’s stray dogs

Stray dogs in Kazakhstan can have a rough life. Until recently, cities like Almaty would round up and kill thousands annually. Some of the euthanized animals had been abandoned, but some had loving homes – victims of zealous animal control officers. In March, a new law came into force that prohibits euthanizing strays except in … Read more

Former dog breeder in Missouri found in contempt of court, banned from breeding dogs or operating boarding kennel

Former dog breeder in Missouri found in contempt of court, banned from breeding dogs or operating boarding kennel

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that Laurie Lund, a formerly licensed dog breeder in Hickory County, was once again held in contempt of court for her unlawful acts and violations of previous court orders. Following a two-day hearing, on June 22, 2022, the Court agreed with the Attorney General’s Office and again found Ms. … Read more

Picking up after dogs helps environment

Picking up after dogs helps environment

I think we can all agree that cleaning up dog waste is not a fun task. In fact, nearly 40% of Americans do not pick up their dogs’ waste at all. However, this task is one of the most important jobs in bettering our environment and keeping us healthy. Pet waste can wreak havoc on … Read more

Provincetown’s a hot place, especially for dogs

Provincetown’s a hot place, especially for dogs

Loretta Butehorn, Ph.D. The surge in adoptions that began during the pandemic has continued, with 977,202 pets adopted in 2021, a 61% adoption rate — the highest rate in the past six years, according to pet adoption organizations. It has been a life saver for both dogs and humans. Many first-time dog owners are like … Read more

Dogs are sniffing out disease in animals vital to traditions of the Blackfeet tribe

Dogs are sniffing out disease in animals vital to traditions of the Blackfeet tribe

Kenneth Cook used a mallet and a chisel to crack into a pig’s skull in the gravel driveway outside his home on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana. Cook planned to use the pig’s brains in brain tanning, practiced by Indigenous people for thousands of years. The brains are mushed up in water and … Read more

Toxic algae at Jordan Lake killed dogs, officials say

Toxic algae at Jordan Lake killed dogs, officials say

Dogs got sick and some died after swimming near the Farrington Boat launch on Jordan Lake over the weekend, according to Chatham County Public Health. The Department of Environmental Quality reports algae blooms and cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, at half a dozen monitoring sites around Jordan Lake, south of Chapel Hill. What You Need … Read more

Wait, Are Hot Dogs and Bologna the Same Thing?

Wait, Are Hot Dogs and Bologna the Same Thing?

Photo: Tiger Images (Shutterstock) Hot dogs and bologna share one key similarity: they’re both emulsified meat products. That means these culinary masterpieces have been created with meat and other ingredients that are ground into a fine paste before being cooked. This technique gives them their fine smooth consistency and that soft bite we’ve all come … Read more