The dog had bullet wounds in its neck and shoulder. The police immediately alerted trains to stop so that they could get the dog off the tracks where it was tied down. Police rushed the dog to the vet. Although the dog lost a leg due to her injuries, her life was saved.
While Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island have their own vital full-service municipal shelters, Queens and the Bronx only have inadequate "animal receiving centers." These centers do not provide shelter, medical, or adoption services for homeless animals. Instead, dogs and cats brought to these centers are transported to already overtaxed shelters in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Mocha-Chino, a beautiful pup from New Jersey, celebrates a not so celebratory milestone this month: three years living in a dog shelter.
From an evolutionary point of view, however, sexual attraction to pain would seem to be maladaptive. Pain is, by definition, aversive. It evolved as a signal to get our attention and keep us out of trouble.
Today, I said goodbye to my Big Girl Lexi, my Bernese Mountain Dog. She was only 7, turning 8 in May, but by her breed standards she was well into her golden years.
As many as 25 percent of domestic violence survivors have reported returning to an abusive partner out of concern for their pet. And that fear is often justified: Abusers intentionally target pets to exert control over their intimate partners. This point bears repeating: Victims ready to escape from abuse are instead risking their lives to protect beloved family pets.
What was your first reaction to tasting a lemon? Did it surprise you? We found some of the cutest clips of babies and animals trying lemons for the first time. These "sour" reactions are sure to make you laugh!
Derick Dillard, husband of 19 Kids and Counting daughter Jill Duggard, has something of a PR cat-astrophy on his hands.
If you made a training mistake and your dog is engaging in unwanted or dangerous behavior, by all means interrupt it!
Preventing PETA from killing pets in its home state of Virginia will be a major triumph, but it is only the first step. The animals they kill personally -- tens of thousands -- are simply a fraction of those that they cause to be killed nationwide.
I now declare that I am going vegan about twice a month, usually after being disturbed by the mistreatment of yet another animal in the mainstream dairy industry. And then I'm at a restaurant and spy a cheese plate on the menu and it even includes Gruyere. Oh Gruyere, you are my weakness.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner ...
We can take milk, or leave it. Take milk fat, or leave that. Either way, we can have a good diet of wholesome foods in sensible combinations -- or not. But either way, we need to take seriously the reverberations of our dietary choices across the landscape of a shrinking planet, and the legacy of kindness or cruelty by which history will be invited to judge us.
I have known this man for decades -- not close like "besties" but rather kindred spirits of sorts. I always knew Isaac was a dog person, but when I learned that the two dogs he owns and loves were rescues, I was relentless. I mean RELENTLESS.
One of the best ways to communicate any message to your children is through regular rituals that are woven into the fabric of their lives. The consistency of intention and action help ingrain the messages you want your children to get most. The use of rituals is very effective in teaching your children about a love of nature and their responsibility for taking care of Mother Earth.
The beauty of fashion objects often stand in harsh contrast to the ugliness of how they're made. And that ugliness is avidly avoided, intentionally hidden beneath layers of expensive marketing, or -- in the case of something like fur -- transformed into a transgressive indulgence.