The Great West Virginia Deer Cull

The second Thursday in November has just passed. In most of the country, thoughts will be about the big feast that comes exactly seven days later, but not in my part of the world. This coming week does include American … Continue reading

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The “civet cat” of West Virginia

Source for image. When I was a little boy, my grandmother once told me that one of her childhood dogs killed a civet cat.  I was old enough to know that civets lived in Africa and Asia, so when I … Continue reading

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Would you help a puppy before you would help a human?

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The law is based on facts, that pit bulls dispropo…

The law is based on facts, that pit bulls disproportionately bite at higher rates compared to other dogs. Discriminatory? maybe. Necessary? Definitely. In July 2005, about 6 months prior to San Francisco enacting a pit bull sterilization law, the San … Continue reading

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What Do You Think About Paid Leave for a Sick Pet?!

An article in the New York Times recently told of a woman who works at Sapienza University in Rome who asked for paid time off because her 12-year-old English setter needed surgery. “My dogs are my family, I had to … Continue reading

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Kenny Chesney Helps Dogs, Cats Affected by Hurricane Irma

When Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of St. John in September as a category five storm, its 185 mph sustained winds stripped the landscape bare, tearing away homes from their foundations… [[ This is a summary only. Click … Continue reading

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Former Stray Dog Becomes an Officer for the Marquette University Police Department

Photo Credit: Wisconsin Humane Society Cinderella had a pumpkin to help her find her fairytale ending. One stray dog in Oklahoma had an amazing multi-shelter transport program to help her go from a stray to an officer of the law … Continue reading

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A Toast to the Holiday Season: Staying Present and Enjoying Simple Pleasures

Thank you Cameron Hughes for sponsoring this post. Capture the celebratory spirit of the holidays, and toast to the season with Cameron Hughes wine! I may live for summertime, but I truly believe that it’s the holiday season that is … Continue reading

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What could be more fun than being a Border Collie puppy?

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