Pets

PetSmart Inc. is an American retail chain operating in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico that is engaged in the sale of pet animal products and services such as dog grooming and dog training, cat and dog boarding facilities, and daycare.
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  • These are the fascinating pets of the ancient world
    Chicago Tribune

    These are the fascinating pets of the ancient world

    The relationship between humans and animals has been evolving for thousands of years, and animal companions are just as loved today as they were in the ancient world. The history of pets is fascinating, and it's an important part of human history. We've relied on animals for both their companionship and their work; they have been friends as well as tools, and all the while we've learned to depend on them when we're in need.It wasn't always just cats and dogs, however. Pets in ancient history consisted of creatures from all branches of the tree of life. Reptiles, birds, fish, and many other creatures have lived with us since time immemorial. Roman emperors and dictators lavished their pets with

  • KWQC-TV 6 Davenport

    Animal rescue looking for help with 75 cats rescued at Monmouth home

    MONMOUTH, III (KWQC) -- People in a Monmouth neighborhood say they're relieved after the rescue of 75 cats and one dog from a home Tuesday morning. "They're finally safe," said Marissa Brooks, a community member. "They can get the treatment that they need," A rescue that's been weeks in the making. As police, with animal advocates, on-hand raided a home on West Third Avenue in Monmouth. "This is probably the worst, " said Robbin Avery, an Animal Control Officer for the City of Monmouth. The living conditions of the home were so bad that officials had to wear gas masks and hazmat suits for their safety. "Very bad, unlivable, the smell is definitely urine. All around not good shape whatsoever,"

  • Firefighter Rescues Dog In Lawrence County
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    Firefighter Rescues Dog In Lawrence County

    A dog was stuck on a cable in waist-deep water and was rescued by an Ellwood City Firefighter.

  • Pet of the Week
    NBC Bay Area

    Pet of the Week

    The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA's Pet of the Week is Sam. Sam can be thought of as a bright student, excited yet nervous, ready to embark on a journey with new people at a new school.  This white and black neutered adult male rabbit has the softest fur imaginable and enjoys pets.  Sam is a kind and warm-hearted bunny who wants to create a strong and lifetime bond with a new family.  He's playful, affectionate and loves to nibble on veggies and herbs, especially parsley. Also, Sam's adoption fee is waived through the end of August. Seeking a fluffy, warm, and gentle rabbit who is eager to please?  Ask for Sam ID# A859609. WHEN: Weekdays 11AM-7PM, Weekends 11AM-6PM The Peninsula Humane Society

  • WNYT Albany

    Cat found with apparent chemical burns is going to be okay

    July 16, 2019 04:40 PM CLIFTON PARK – A cat found with apparent chemical burns in Clifton Park is going to be okay. The Saratoga County Animal Shelter says the cat, they named Soldier, is healing and doesn't need pain medication anymore. He was brought to the shelter to be treated for injuries to his face and neck.

  • 5 puppies found abandoned in Phoenix dumpster inside duffel bag
    WNYW

    5 puppies found abandoned in Phoenix dumpster inside duffel bag

    AHS' Animal Cruelty Investigator along with police responded to the area of 7th Avenue and Baseline Road where the puppies were found in a dumpster. Two of the puppies were dead and three were alive. "A Good Samaritan went to throw out some trash in the dumpster, and they saw a duffel bag moving, so they opened it and there were five puppies in there,” said Kelsey Dickerson with the Arizona Humane Society.

  • Jenelle Evans and David Eason reveal they have two new puppies two months after dog-killing controversy
    Fox News

    Jenelle Evans and David Eason reveal they have two new puppies two months after dog-killing controversy

    Jenelle Evans and David Eason revealed that they have two new dogs just two months after he allegedly shot their French bulldog, Nugget. Evans, 27, was fired from the "Teen Mom" by MTV and had her children, along with Eason's 11-year-old daughter, temporarily removed from her care after Eason admitted to shooting Nugget for snapping at their 2-year-old daughter. In a new post on YouTube, Eason announced that they've welcomed two new pups into their home, where they also raise several chickens. He took the opportunity to address the disappearance of the family's pitbull as well, but did not address Nugget. “Recently we had to find a better way of protecting our chickens and livestock. We have

  • Loyal dog dubbed as 'Greek Hachiko' refuses to leave spot where owner died
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    Loyal dog dubbed as 'Greek Hachiko' refuses to leave spot where owner died

    Washington, July 17: There are incredible examples of the loyalty dogs have shown to their human. Think Hachiko, the Akita who greeted his owner at the train station every day when he returned home from work, and after the owner suddenly died, returned to the train station at the same time every day for nine long years. Something similar scene happened in Nafpaktos, Greece. A dog's loyalty has once again melted the hearts of netizens. His loyalty has been dubbed as 'Greek Hachiko,' and the viral video of the pet's love and devotion for the owner is melting everyone. According to Nafpaktia News, the dog's owner, identified as Haris, was hit with a cement mixer on November 9, 2017. The pet, whose

  • How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Fever
    Reader's Digest

    How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Fever

    A fever is slightly different for a dog than it is for a human.

  • 2 Malnourished Horses Rescued From NH Home
    NBC10 Boston

    2 Malnourished Horses Rescued From NH Home

    Two horses were rescued from a farm in New Hampshire Monday and are now recovering from starvation. Live and Let Live Farm Director Teresa Paradis said the two horses were rescued from a home near Hollis where they were living in "sewer-like conditions." The mare and stallion — both around 20 years of age — had been kept in a dirty barn behind the home. Paradis feared they wouldn't have survived much longer if they hadn't been rescued. Paradis added that the horses named Bakka and April are at least 300 pounds underweight and were showing signs of dehydration. "You see those two bones on her rear end? You shouldn't see that," said Paradis Tuesday. She said a woman came to her Chichester horse

  • Man arrested for allegedly abusing dog in New Britain
    FOX 61

    Man arrested for allegedly abusing dog in New Britain

    NEW BRITAIN — Police said they arrested Christopher Vantull and charged him with cruelty to animals for allegedly abusing his dog. New Britain Police Department said on April 12, they were dispatched to 37 Bassett Street for a verbal domestic. Police said the incident involved Vantull, the owner of a pitbull named “Socks”, and another tenant. “The tenant was upset that Vantull was allowing the dog to urinate and defecate inside the residence,” police said. “No action was taken at that time however, officers on scene noted the dog cowered when the owner came near it.” Two days after, police said a New Britain Animal Control Officer followed up on the case and discovered that Vantull relinquished

  • Peninsula Humane Society Buys Land To Shelter Animals That Don't Get Adopted
    CBS San Francisco

    Peninsula Humane Society Buys Land To Shelter Animals That Don't Get Adopted

    The Peninsula Humane Society has come up with an ambitious plan to provide a home for rescue animals with nowhere else to go. Wilson Walker reports. (7-15-2019)

  • Wisconsin residents save golden retrievers from China meat trade
    FOX 61

    Wisconsin residents save golden retrievers from China meat trade

    Milwaukee, Wis. (WTMJ) — Wisconsin residents made some new four-legged friends after saving dogs meant for the meat trade in China. It was all thanks to power of love and one Wisconsin group called Wisconsin Adopt a Golden Retriever. The 30-hour journey to America is only the beginning of what these dogs may have gone through in their short lives. Today, they are healthy and happy thanks to their new foster parents. One-year-old Odin is doing great with Milwaukee's Lisa Southern, who plans to adopt him. “When I brought him home it was two in the morning and it took about an hour to get him out of my car,” Southern said. She did not realize until he came home that he had lost his left eye. “I

  • Horrific Animal Cruelty: Cat's Leg Amputated After Someone Rubber-Banded Firecrackers To Her Paw
    CBS Pittsburgh

    Horrific Animal Cruelty: Cat's Leg Amputated After Someone Rubber-Banded Firecrackers To Her Paw

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pickles, a cat whose front paw was blown off by firecrackers, is making a recovery at Humane Animal Rescue. The Humane Animal Rescue posted the horrific story on their Facebook page. They say Pickles was brought into the shelter with a missing paw. Once they inspected the wound, they realized that firecrackers had been tied to her front paw with rubber bands. The leg had become infected and infested with maggots. “There wasn't really any paw left. What was still there was barely hanging on by the rubber bands,” said Jamie Wilson, Director of Medical Business in the Facebook post. “Her bone was exposed and she was severely dehydrated. I had to stop her from eating and drinking