Animals

Add Miniature Horses To The List Of Service Animals Approved For Air Travel

Miniature horses are among the service animals approved to take on flights, according to new guidelines provided Thursday (8/15/19) by the federal government. While service animals on airplanes has been highly debated over recent years, especially when the animal is a little exotic, the U.S...
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The Emotional Support Animal Phenomenon Has Gotten Out Of Control

I understand how therapeutic animals can be. My cat and I get along famously. My wife and her horse have an unbelievable bond. Most pet owners can attest to the same. And for some people who have had traumatic experiences, the right dog can help them cope with daily life, where they wouldn't be...
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WATCH: Bizarre Lion Escape Drill At Japanese Zoo

It would stand to reason that zoos would have some kind of contingency plan, if one of their dangerous animals were to escape its enclosure. At a zoo in Japan, they even have a drill should one of the lions get out. Although, even the real lions appear a little confused about what's happening here...
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New York Closer To Cat Declawing Ban

New York lawmakers passed a bill that would impose a $1000 fine on veterinarians who perform the cruel procedure.
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International Respect For Chickens Day Is Saturday

Saturday, May 4th, is International Respect For Chickens Day . We have chickens that wander around our neighborhood. I don't really know whose chickens they are, but I don't discourage them from coming around. That's because they are beneficial in a number of ways: They eat ticks and other pests!...
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Cats Recognize The Sound Of Their Names

Researchers in Japan say they've discovered that cats actually understand their names when they hear it. Atsuko Saito of Sophia University in Tokyo says there's no evidence that cats attach meaning to our words, whether it's their name or anything else, like "get off the counter". Instead, they've...
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Casper The Friendly Cat

Casper is an absolute love! He’s a quiet, gentle, affectionate boy who is feeling overwhelmed by his active household. He’s very sweet, really appreciates affection and his favorite thing to do is curl up on a lap. He lost some vision when he was young but gets around just fine. He’s looking for a...
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Estie Needs A Family

Meet Estie! This sweet 2-year-old Lab/Hound mix is a sociable, curious, even-tempered gal, with a playful and sunny disposition. She takes well to training and is eager to please! Estie is still looking for a fun-loving and active family to go exploring with on walks and hikes. At the end of the...
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Our Companions: Volunteer Opportunity

Are you obsessed with cats or dogs? Are you looking for a fun way to give back to your community? Volunteering at Our Companions Animal Shelter would be PERFECT for you! There are many different ways to be involved. Want to cuddle kitties? Play with puppies? Represent Our Companions at events? Help...
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Here's Why Your Cat Likes To Sleep On Your Bed

If your cat likes to sleep on your bed, whether you like it or not, there's probably a good reason. Not the least of which is your cat obviously loves you. This is even more true if your cat likes to sleep on your bed, while you're in it! It's also comfortable. There's no doubt you've noticed how...
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