• dogs in the news
    dogs and hurricane irma
    More sad news about animals in storms

    Florida media is reporting that pets have been abandoned in huge numbers as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida. And even worse than just let out, some dogs have been chained to cars. These cars will be underwater within hours.   Animal Cruelty Charges Considered As Hurricane Irma bore down on the Florida Keys with 130-miles-per-hour winds […]

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    fear of fireworks
    Bad news: fireworks scare Morkie away from home

      Very sad story about a runaway Morkie in Marion County, Florida. Seems the family’s Morkie, “Tuttles” was frightened by July 4th fireworks.  He somehow slipped out the front door and ran away. Now, more than 2 weeks later, Tuttles is still missing and let’s face it, the chances of finding him are very slim. […]

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    urban legends about hawks stealing dogs
    Snatched by a hawk

    It’s no urban myth; small dogs and cats are being grabbed by predatory birds.  Although it’s relatively rare, it does happen. Often the  hawk or owl quickly drops the pet, realizing it’s far too heavy to carry. But sometimes, it doesn’t turn out well. The sad truth is: large raptors, such as Red-tailed Hawks and […]

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    Yulin dog meat festival
    Yulin Dog Meat Festival – cancelled this year!

    Great, great news. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival – also known as the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival – HAS BEEN CANCELLED …for this year! At this annual “celebration” in China, it’s estimated that 10,000 to 15,000 dogs are killed and eaten each year. It’s hard to even imagine the size and scope of this living nightmare.   […]