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  • Jun
  • 17

Adopting Senior Cats

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Most of the people I know already have a houseful of cats and are maxed out on the number of cats they can care for. I also know people who love cats, but they only have one cat because they are afraid that their older cat “hates other cats.” If you have been considering adopting another cat to keep your cat […]

  • Jan
  • 15

A Call, a Car, a Can of Food, and a Dog Is Saved

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A driver on a rural highway in Ohio spotted a dog lying on the side of the road. She stopped her car and got out to check on the dog but couldn’t tell much about her condition, other than that she appeared to be breathing. The driver called PETA but unfortunately hadn’t contacted local police […]

  • Mar
  • 27

Dizzy the Hamster Gets Jazzy New Life

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The first time that PETA staffer David Perle saw Dizzy, the hamster was nestled in the arms of a young girl who had rescued him from an apartment complex parking lot and was searching for his owner. A group of boys had tried to tell her that he was theirs, but she suspected their motives […]

  • Jan
  • 18

Myths About Pet Stores and Breeders

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Each year, millions of lost and unwanted dogs and cats end up at animal shelters across the U.S. Half of those animals must be euthanized because of simple math: There are too many animals and not enough good homes. This overpopulation crisis is a national disgrace. While I take some comfort in knowing that animal […]

  • Aug
  • 16

Panic and the Woodchuck

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“Panic” is my middle name. I’m not one of those people who can keep a clear head during an emergency. Instead, my emotions take over, causing my heart to race, my stomach to churn, and my breath to quicken. Just last weekend, I was only a block from my home when I saw what I […]

  • Jul
  • 20

Why I Didn’t Rescue the Fawn

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It was clear that he wanted my help. He was the cutest baby I had ever seen, covered with white spots, mewing a soft call as he walked toward me with pleading eyes looking straight into mine, ears perked forward inquisitively. I had never heard that plaintive sound before—and I’ve spent plenty of time watching […]

  • May
  • 11

Helping Wildlife Babies

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In spring, baby wild animals are everywhere. If you spot one, it’s tempting to want to help. But usually, these animals are OK, and their parents are nearby gathering food. Unless the baby appears to be hurt or in immediate danger, it’s usually best not to disturb the animal. If you discover a baby bird […]

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