Mount Vernon Animal Shelter to reopen thanks to $1 million in state aid

The long-troubled Mount Vernon Animal Shelter won’t remain closed thanks to a $1 million infusion from New York state that will pay for renovations and enhanced services at the nearly 50-year-old facility. The state funding was announced Friday by Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard and state Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow four months after the city’s decision to […]

More Cat Chat with Radio New Zealand’s Sunday Morning

How cats were domesticated, whether to keep your cat indoors at night, and other cat questions answered. Photo: Anna Pasichnyk/Shutterstock By Zazie Todd PhD This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox. On Sunday Morning, I […]


Haakon was lying down, probably napping, and I was walking the dogs/cat as per usual. Pepper had to go and investigate everyone, always (Ted just goes home). This is the first time I’ve seen Haakon actually take an interest in Pepper.  He tends to usually just carefully ignore her even though he has known her […]

Animal Rising protester to remain in custody after being refused bail at magistrates’ court

The Animal Rising protester who gained access to the track during last weekend’s Derby will remain in custody after being refused bail at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Monday.  Ben Newman, who was swiftly removed from the track on Saturday, pleaded not guilty to the charge of causing public nuisance and requested his case to be […]

Oklahoma City Animal Shelter closes again following another canine respiratory outbreak

The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter has closed its doors once again to prevent the spread of a canine respiratory infection. According to shelter officials, around 130 dogs are currently showing symptoms such as coughing and runny nose. No deaths have been reported so far. The shelter is waiting for lab results, but suspects the infection […]

‘We’ve gotten to a breaking point’ | Williamson County animal shelter asking the community for help

GEORGETOWN, Texas — Last week, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter had more than 200 dogs in its care, and as of Sunday morning, it also had nearly 200 cats and kittens. With only eight people on staff, the shelter is calling on the community to help. “We’ve kind of gotten to a breaking point,” […]

Middletown CT animal ambassadors aid student with emotional challenges

But Devyn Jones, a sophomore in Middletown High School’s agriculture program, and animal handler in an innovative offering that provides therapy to students with emotional challenges, has learned that her dog Lucy speaks through hearing. Jones said the human handler needs to communicate with the animal and, importantly, understand what it needs at any moment. […]

Fun With Kids: Free-to-play mega inflatables, marine animal sculptures, science video contest

If your teenager has a knack for explaining complex scientific principles in an engaging way, encourage him or her to join the Breakthrough Junior Challenge video competition. Not only will the winner score a US$250,000 (S$338,518) post-secondary scholarship, he or she can also look forward to meeting notable names in the science industry at a […]

Verona Street Animal Society hosts The Fast & The Furriest

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The animal society held the pet festival on Saturday to benefit Rochester Animal Services. The 17th annual event included 10K and 5K races, a dog walk, and a pet festival to bring awareness of the City’s Animal Services Division; as well as boost pet adoptions, stimulate volunteer recruitment, and raise much needed funds tp support the […]

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