As adults, we lean on supportive friends, a spouse, and sometimes siblings to provide support and reassurance. Based on their results, study author Sigal Zilcha-Mano and his colleagues believe pets can serve the same function.
As I mourn Homer's death, I celebrate his life. Who could have foreseen, when I first adopted him as a tiny, blind kitten, all the lives he would touch, all the people who would love him, how much of a difference his life would make?
If you're a dog lover, your four-legged friend is your ultimate companion. But when you're feeling overwhelmed, you barely have time to exercise yourself, let alone make sure Fido gets enough exercise, too.
It is hard to believe that someone would abandon Rosebud. Rosebud, an English Bulldog who loves sloppy kisses and belly rubs, was tossed on the streets by her previous owner. She lived in a kennel her whole life as a breeding dog used to breed English Bulldog puppies.
The Washington Humane Society is in immediate need of adopters. In July alone, WHS took in 526 cats, 326 dogs, and 22 other domestic animals. At the same time, only 241 adoptions occurred -- just 27 percent of the total intake. WHS currently has over 250 animals who need homes now.
Is it a love match? Yes. Has it been easy? No. To survive on the streets a cat or dog has to find its own way of doing things, and Oberon wants what he wants when he wants it.
Unlike the film industry, the rodeo circuit appears to have no accountability when it comes to injuring and killing animals.
I was cool with the job change and the Caribbean excursion. But a dog? I'd been fighting this for years.
A high-quality pet treat will not contain grains or unnecessary fillers, rendered animal by products, added sugar (sometimes hidden in ingredients like molasses and honey), chemicals, artificial preservatives, or ingredients known to be highly allergenic to pets.
One of the two dogs rescued from the Lancaster, Calif. shelter on July 14th couldn't even wag his tail when he was rescued. "His fur was so severe...
Watch as these six adorable little balls of fur enjoy their first day outside in the beautiful summer sun! These cute and cuddly kittens are all re...
Groups lik Showing Animals Respect and Kindness have used social media to such a great degree that it is hard to refute egregious acts of animal exploitation and abuse. As the 2013 rodeo season gets well under way, we can expect to see more evidence that the animals suffer enormously for the jeering crowds.
I woke up this morning to news that you had sold your family dog, an adorable English bulldog, on Twitter.
Just like the animal agricultural industry doesn't want undercover investigations revealing horrific abuses at farms and slaughterhouses, rodeos have long been wary of activists filming the abuses that occur in their arenas -- but refusing media?
At the highest metaphysical level, my teacher was right: It takes no effort to be free. But interestingly enough, this spiritual freedom is of little help to me now as I face one of the most challenging decisions of my life. As life is so full of paradox, so is enlightenment.
Stunned by repeated exposés revealing inhumane treatment of animals, big ag lobbyists are working to prevent Americans from finding out about animal abuse, rather than working to prevent it. And now Orwellian euphemisms are being pushed as so-called solutions?