Research has been piling up to show that cats, like the people you meet on Match.com, are not quite what they appear to be.
I'd heard about -- and desperately wanted to try -- programs that let visitors take shelter dogs out hiking. It was a beautiful fall day, perfect for going for a hike. So my friend and I -- and my dog Murray -- stopped by a local animal shelter to pick up a dog to join us.
I was in Target, and there it was, hanging on an aisle end cap, among the polyester brides, wiener dog buns and puggalicious sunflowers -- a black and white padded football jersey, number 00, Wide Retriever on the back in big white letters. I couldn't. I shouldn't. But... come on...
The beautiful thing is that if we take care of our waterways, they will take care of us. A cleaner river and more vibrant ecosystem are powerful resources. They provide numerous education opportunities and drive community well-being and engagement.
What do Ryan Gosling, Gwyneth Paltrow, and the Kardashian family have to do with pigeons? To find out WATCH "AMANIMALS: Pigeon Edigeon" and learn the incredible truth about New York's most hated resident and the only charity that helps save them.
Truth be told, I don't spend a whole lot of time on Tumblr, but there are a few masterpieces that are worth keeping an eye on. One of my favorites is Mara Grunbaum's WTF Evolution?, which takes a regular look at some of evolution's strangest and most perplexing creations. Now, in plenty of time for Xmas, Gunbaum's evolutionary freak show is a book.
Studies show as many as 48 percent of people in abusive situations stay out of concern for their pets' safety, and more than 70 percent of pet owners entering shelters report their batterer had threatened, injured or killed their pets. But despite this issue, most domestic violence shelters only take humans -- no pets are allowed.
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Imagine being a dog and all of a sudden an endless stream of scary monsters show up on the doorstep and keep ringing the doorbell. For many dogs, Halloween, just like July 4th and New Year's Eve, are days of infamy.
The 2014 New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth showcased some incredible movies, from buzzed-about Hollywood films to lesser-known indies. I was o...
An ominous cloud hung over Chicago's fall chill all week. There was an uneasiness in the pit of Bears fans' stomachs they couldn't shake. Was the offensive explosion last week against the Atlanta Falcons an outlier? After Sunday's horrible 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins, the answer is a resounding yes.
To minimize their exposure to chemicals, it's extra important to give your pets nothing but the best whenever possible. You can start by making your own organic dog treats.
For decades, the standard practice for community cats -- also known as feral or outdoor cats -- was simply to round them up and kill them in shelters. This cruel policy failed to stabilize community cat populations. Trap-neuter-return has revolutionized community cat care by creating policies that protect cats -- who can then live out their lives without reproducing.
Heated argument is normal, when it comes to contentious issues. What deviates from standard practice, however -- especially on the part of a professional journalist -- is an effort to silence your opponent.
Bird watching, via bird feeding, is clearly the most frequent human-wildlife interaction. In our increasingly urbanized world, feeding birds is, for millions of people, our most significant direct connection to nature.