Blog Entries Tagged as Dogs

  • Aug
  • 7

James Brady and the Police Dog

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The passing of former White House press secretary James Brady , who dedicated his life to preventing suffering, reminded PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk of another victim of the 1981 shooting of President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr.: Police Officer Thomas Delahanty.

Delahanty was a K-9 officer on security detail that day but without his dog, Kirk. Kirk, named after Ingrid, was unwell and …

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  • Jul
  • 21

Toxic Mushrooms in the Backyard

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If you’ve experienced a lot of moisture and low temperatures in your area this past spring, you may have come across some wild mushrooms.

I live in Colorado, and we went through a soggy and cold—yet gorgeous—spring. Unfortunately, I’ve heard some horrific stories as a result about dogs suddenly dying because they ingested wild mushrooms in their …

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  • Jul
  • 7

Park Carefully This Summer—Your Dog’s Life Depends On It

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Parking carelessly this summer could result in more than a ticket. It could cost a life and land you behind bars—if you leave your dog in your vehicle .

In Texas, a man allegedly left his dog to bake in a locked SUV on a 90-degree day while he cooled off at a water park. A caring passerby spotted the dog and called …

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  • Jun
  • 19

Turn Your Garden into a Sanctuary for Birds and Butterflies

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Ah, watching the beautiful birds and butterflies who pass through my back yard is breathtaking! I welcome them and hope that they can find sanctuary and comfort in my garden. How can you turn your garden into a more accommodating and nurturing place for birds and butterflies? Some plants are toxic to domestic animals, so the safety of …

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  • May
  • 9

Make a Mother’s Day: Neuter and Spay

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For Lady, motherhood wasn’t something to celebrate. Chained to a dilapidated doghouse in a patch of weeds and muck, the skinny brown dog had no way to escape the advances of roaming male dogs when she came into heat. Before long, she was pregnant. She spent the long weeks of her pregnancy outdoors and alone, tormented by flies …

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  • Apr
  • 24

Moving With Animals

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In today’s highly mobile society, it’s not uncommon for people to move frequently from one city to another. And although there is plenty of help out there in the form of moving companies and other businesses that can minimize headaches and offer affordable prices, for some, the task of moving can still seem daunting when animal companions are …

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  • Apr
  • 21

Small Town Takes Big Step for Dogs

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Come visit the tiny town of Wheldon, North Carolina. This town recently enacted a total ban on chaining dogs, one of the strictest anti-tethering laws in the state. Well done, Wheldon!

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