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NASCAR driver Jack Sellers will adorn the hood of his car with a photo of a Chihuahua named Lily and the slogan "Stop Animal Cruelty. Protect the Innocent. Be their Voice" during the K & N Pro Series next weekend to bring attention to animal cruelty. After escaping from her yard in a California retirement community, Lily was killed by a neighbor wielding a golf club. “I’m afraid that without this campaign that we’re having here, that it would be just set aside,” said Sellers. — Watch it at MSNBC
Apes at the Milwaukee Zoo have been playing with iPad apps for a year — but their home is now being rewired for Wi-Fi, so they can have live “play dates” with orangutans at other zoos. — Read it at the Telegraph
Plus: Study finds that social stress can impact a monkey’s immune system. — Read it at The New York Times
Dog counseling is big business in Hawaii, where owners of incessant barkers face $575 fines — and the dogs themselves could even face eviction. — Read it at the Wall Street Journal
Evidence suggests that the fungus behind the deadly white-nose syndrome that has afflicted bats may have traveled to North America from Europe on a human’s shoe. — Read it at Discovery News
A new website called Rover.com connects dog aficionados who don’t have a pet of their own with owners who need someone to pup-sit. The company, which has been limited to the Pacific Northwest, has raised $3.4 million from investors to take the business national. — Read it at The New York Times
According to researchers, depleted numbers of large predators, such as wolves, has allowed herbivore populations (like moose and deer) to increase far beyond what they have been historically, contributing to deforestation and other changes in the northern hemisphere’s ecosystems. — Read it at Science Daily
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SeaWorld will not fight a court decision
that keeps its trainers from swimming with
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countries the Australian Shepherd,
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Dr. Tina Wismer describes mushrooms
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your animal has ingested any.
Dr. Marty Becker dispels misconceptions
like "all cats in a shelter are sick" or that
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needs the next 40 seconds to do it!
The hardy Icelandic Sheepdog has the
typical prick ears, curled tail and fondness
for barking of his Spitz relatives.
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