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Until there are none, adopt one.

     Meet Blu, this gentle giant Newfoundland is looking for his forever home. Blu came to the shelter for not being fond of the excitable preschooler in the home, so dog-savvy children 12 years old and over are recommended. Blu needs lots of extra space to roam, and should have a person familiar with the breed and understands that large breed dogs can be a big financial responsibility. To adopt Blu, please visit Bangor Humane Society.

  Meet Calypso, a gorgeous, fluffy girl with a strong personality. She is very sweet, loyal, and loving, though she doesn't have much patience for those who can't read her social cues. Calypso wants to be her person's one and only kitty -- she may be spayed, but that won't stop her from being a queen! To learn more about adopting Calypso, please contact HART Adoption Center & Shelter for Cats.



Website of the Week...

     Afghanistan may be war-torn and desolate, but it also has beautiful pets waiting for homes. Our Website of the Week is Nowzad dogs, which features dogs and cats from Afghanistan's only animal shelter. The animals inside this shelter are extremely cute and amazingly beautiful.

According to the website, "When we first found out last year that we needed to find a new home for the Nowzad animal shelter due to circumstances beyond our control, it was a rather stressful and worrying time for the charity. But with thanks to the kindness and generosity of our fantastic supporters our fears were soon alleviated." The Nowzad Conrad Lewis Clinic for small animals is funded solely by generous donations. Two Afghan national veterinarians have been expertly trained by the generous support of Dr. Mohammad of Mayhew International, London, and Dr. Susan Chadima of Maine, who have both given up so much of their time to teach, oversee and support the Afghan vets to learn new valuable skills that have now seen the clinic carry out extremely necessary amputations on street dogs injured in road accidents, dentistry on cats with severe teeth problems, a tumor removal from a much-loved soldier's adopted dog, as well as the constant need for neutering and spaying of the stray population. See more at Nowzad's medical clinic page.

"With the shelter lease secured, we now have been told that our lease on the clinic, cattery and secure staff accommodation is not going to be renewed, and that the clinic has just two months to move," the website stated. "Having secure accommodation is vital in what is technically; still a country at war with daily threats aimed at western aid agencies."  

"This time we have decided to improve upon what we currently have and build a legacy for animal welfare in Afghanistan that will last long after the proposed troops pull out in 2014," the website added.

The shelter is hoping to collect about $125,000 in donations to secure a site for improved clinic facilities and serve as an educational base for Afghan national trainee vets. Along with reducing the threat of rabies, more staff would be trained to promote the benefits of animal welfare.

Take a look and fall in love with the Nowzad dogs of Afghanistan and donate if you can.

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"I feel very sorry for them. I can imagine the stress animals are under because of the war, and no one can help them." -- Natalie Popova, who risks her life rescuing wild animals and pets from the war in the Ukraine

Pet raccoon executed after woman brings it in North Dakota bar!

Thugs break into pet shop, steal 10 puppies!

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Iguanas return to Galapagos Island after being extinct for nearly two centuries!

Snakes alive! Great migration prompts road closure, even for venomous ones!

9 bugs to eat in a survival situation

Spiders returning in a big way!

Bird flu makes deadly comeback in Midwest

Meat-eating wasp spotted in Hawaii!

Horrifying! Mail carrier dies after she is attacked by 5 dogs!

Sad choice: Higher housing costs forcing more people to give up their dogs!

Puppy mill dogs: Where they are sold

New strain of parvo suspected in sudden deaths of dogs in northern Michigan

Video of the Day

All this dog wants at the soccer match is a belly rub!

Manatee's relative from China likely extinct

Study says 90 percent of marine species might be wiped out by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed

Drought uncovers dinosaur tracks in U.S. park!

Scientists discover fossils of giant sea lizard that ruled the oceans 66 million years ago!

Dog missing two months found alive in cave!

88-year woman falls in pond, killed by alligator!

Global warming means almost every sea turtle born in Florida is female!

Ten puppies drown in flooded St. Louis shelter

Missing dog reunited with owners after 12 years!

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They're grrreat! Tiger population makes big comeback!

Tragic encounter: Lioness killed by lion during introduction in Alabama zoo

Two injured geese tangled in fishing line rescued

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Picky penguins, otters refuse to eat cheaper fish!

World's oldest giant panda dies at 35

Backpacker plays dead to stop grizzly bear attack!

Boy, 6, dies from rattlesnake attack during family bike ride in Colorado

Man, 14-year-old dog rescued after six days in desert!

What do you do with invasive crabs? Turn them into whiskey!

Scumbag: Father accused of killing daughter's three dogs by locking them in sweltering car for three days!

Police shoot family dog in Australia after frenzied attack!

Running of bulls returns, seven hurt, none seriously!

Dozens of adoptions stave off euthanizations at Louisville, KY shelter!

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This shelter dog has waited six years to be adopted!

Sick and evil! Cats shot with blow darts, mutilated on U.S. Army base!

Rare albino catfish caught, released by 15-year-old Tennessee boy!

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After months on the lam, Chicago area's wayward bison safely captured!

Another woman gored by bison at Yellowstone!

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Rare albino otter found in Iraq!

Asian carp gets PC name in Illinois!

Woman finds new life in quest to break national birding record

Galapagos tortoise species thought to be long extinct is discovered!

At least 2,000 cows in Kansas died in recent extreme heat!

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Stray dog saved after entering gorilla enclosure!

47 cats rescued from car at rest stop during extreme heat!

Secret polar bear population found in 'impossible' location!

Bear killed after clawing woman, child in tent!

Hero dog who saved owner from mountain lion suddenly dies!

Bison gores, throws woman at Yellowstone!

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Orphaned, starving mountain lion cub rescued, recovering!

New frog family discovered by biologist in Guyana!

Sloth bear kills couple in India!

Bird feeders OK'd for use in Illinois, but don't feed the geese!

Four rabid bats found in Illinois!

Rare antelope in Kazakhstan now numbers more than one million!

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A perfect gift for the animal lover!

Trainer flies to Ukraine to rescue 35 military dogs!

Wrongly accused bird watcher gets his own TV show!

Cats know the names of other cats that are friends, say researchers!

Fox gets into Washington, D.C., zoo, kills 25 flamingos, 1 duck

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First red wolf pups born in wild in four years!


Here is an excellent S.T.A.R.T., the S.T.A.R.T. Rescue has transported nearly 5,000 animals!

Facebook directory of animal shelters and rescue groups in all 50 states!

Have a H.A.R.T.: Adoptable canines from the Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Illinois

16-year-old reels in rare record fish, then lets it 'swim away'!

Flamingo missing from zoo for 17 years sighted living in wild in Texas!

Whale of a tuna caught off Florida coast, 832 pounds!

First human case of bird flu reported in U.S.

Fossils of giant marine reptiles found high in the Swiss Alps!

One-fifth of all reptiles face extinction

Bird flu hits Illinois: People urged to remove bird feeders

PETA seeks more charges against truck driver in crash that killed six cows

Ukrainian canine hero: Terrier bomb-sniffing expert

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Javelina takes Subaru for a joy ride!

Man's inhumanity: Nursing dolphin found dead on beach after being stabbed in the head!

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Baby dolphin freed from fishing net by police!

Rabid fox bites 8 on Capitol Hill!

Mississippi man catches state record catfish of 131 pounds!

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A happy Ukrainian child is reunited with his pet cat in Poland!

Invasive jumping worm from China invades 15 Midwest states

Wind turbine company pleads guilty to killing at least 150 eagles

Scientists testing wildlife for CoViD, wary of mutant strains that could spread back to humans

New bird flu spreading to American birds and may be here to stay!

Bird flu found in turkey farm in southern Wisconsin

$112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks destroyed by construction workers!

Dog mauling deaths spark debate on killing strays in North Africa

Bison roaming Chicago suburb, again!

Florida man dies after striking alligator with his car!

Pure evil: Russians target, kill woman after she brings dog food to animal shelter!

Growing gator population prompts Mississippi to set up hunts

Dog dumped for being 'gay' adopted by same-sex couple!

Uncaring bastards: Two Ukrainian animal shelters bombed by Russians!

Extremely rare wolverine caught, given GPS collar in Utah!

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Staffers and their families living at Kyiv Zoo

Swan song: Man builds raft to save eggs after watching them fail for 10 years!

USDA issues warning about bird flu

Man nabbed trying to take 52 reptiles across border in his clothes!

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Dallas Zoo selling its poo!

Ukrainian animal shelters fight for survival after Russian onslaught

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Oldest living koala turns 25!

Japan ignores savagery: Dozens of dolphins slaughtered in annual hunt!

Hank the tank: California officials look to capture black bear that has broken into 30 homes!

Bird flu found at 4th Indiana turkey farm

Starving manatees fed 25 tons of lettuce!

Koalas seen as in danger of extinction

Fortunate events bring tremendous comeback of monarch butterflies!

Willow now White House's first cat!

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Tsunami tragedy: Animal advocate dies trying to save her dogs

America's idiots: Stupid rumors spark fear of National Butterfly Center attack

K-9 stabbing suspect charged with murder of his father

All 100 monkeys in truck crash en route to lab accounted for, 3 euthanized!

Texas bans chaining of dogs!

First successful pig to human heart transplant performed!

Canadian health officials close restaurant that accepted dog photos instead of vaccine proof!

Photo of the Day

Deep sea footballfish washes up on San Diego beach!

Loose tiger attacks three zookeepers, one has hand bitten off!

Video of the Day

Sloth gives surprise response after rescue on road!

Animal Almanac

September 26, 2022 

   1903:  The Evening World of New York City praised "a little insect with a nasty sting," the wasp ... "the importation of a peculiar kind of wasp from Smyrna has been responsible for the raising of 6,000,000 pounds of figs in California last year ... in the case of the wasp, if it had not been introduced into California it would have been impossible to raise figs there." The wasp fertilized the flower of the fig.

   1903:  Stephenson, Mich. -- "But for his cat, August Jankowski, an old Menominee county settler, residing at Cedar River, would in all probability perished in the flames which destroyed his house. Jankowski was awakened by midnight by the cat pulling at his bedclothes and scratching him on the hands. On sitting up he discovered the building was on fire and was only able to save a trunk and a gun before the roof fell in. That he got out in time he attributes solely to the efforts of the cat. The origin of the blaze is supposed to have been from a defective chimney. Jankowski had no insurance and his loss is total." -- The Minneapolis Journal

   2013:  Manhattan (N.Y.) Borough President Scott Stringer issued a blistering expose on the failure of New York City's animal shelters during Hurricane Sandy. He charged that the municipal shelters "took in no animals, there was no field operations, no outreach and no presence." Defenders called the charges "outrageous."

     Ann and Roy Bernard of Kankakee, Ill., started the website AnimalNewswire.net on July 1, 2013. The site also now is available as animalnewswire.com. Since its start, the website has worked to stop the killing of rhinoceroses and elephants for the ivory, the slaughtering of whales and provided Livestream coverage of a savage dolphin hunt in Japan. AnimalNewswire also led the charge to stop a bill in Illinois that would have forced nearly all animal shelters in the state to close. See editorial link below.

An AnimalNewswire editorial: We can never again let Illinois legislators get thisclose to closing our animal shelters

Pig in slaughterhouse comforted by animal activist

Should it be a crime to film at factory farms? The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is pushing such bills in six states.

Factory farm film

Animal activists see such legislation as a way to hide mistreatment and abuse of animals. The proposals mandate that evidence of animal abuse be turned over to law enforcement within 48 hours, or face a financial penalty. This video shows abuse at a factory farm.


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