Month: January 2021

COVID Outbreak at Birthday Party Thrown for Pet Cat Leads to 15 Infections

COVID Outbreak at Birthday Party Thrown for Pet Cat Leads to 15 Infections

A birthday party thrown for a cat has sparked a COVID outbreak after the guests all contracted the deadly virus.

At least 15 people became infected after the celebration in the small coastal town of Santo Domingo, Chile.

Francisco Álvarez, the Ministry of Health’s regional secretary for Valparaíso, confirmed the outbreak but expressed surprise at the circumstances.

“When I heard about this, I said … it’s a joke. Probably they said that to conceal something else—but it was exactly that,” Álvarez told local station Radio Bio-Bio, as translated by Google Translate. “We have corroborated it with at least six of the 15 [infected] people who told us the same thing.”

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A cat at a birthday celebration at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Fifteen people in a small Chilean town have contracted coronavirus after attending a birthday party thrown for a cat.
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The health official confirmed that the cat’s owner was found to be Patient Zero.

“Even though it sounds unbelievable and almost fiction, these things happen in our country,” Álvarez added.

It is not known exactly when the party took place, but local media reported that at least 10 people attended,

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Adopting instead of buying pets gets a boost from Bidens

Call it a tale of wags to riches.

The presidential inauguration Wednesday heralds a new era: the first time a shelter dog will live in the White House. President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, adopted their pup Major, a German shepherd, from the Delaware Humane Assn. just over two years ago.

“It doesn’t get more of a Cinderella story for a dog,” said Kitty Block, president of the Humane Society of the United States. “And the timing couldn’t have been better.”

Block said that Major’s move into the West Wing represents a shift among Americans away from buying pets and toward adopting them instead, a trend that has only been furthered by the pandemic. She hopes having a shelter dog in the first family will cement the end of pet-buying in the U.S.

In 2008, the Bidens purchased their other German shepherd, Champ, from a breeder, after Joe promised Jill that they would get a dog if they won the election. (President Obama made a similar vow to his children and came home the following year with Bo the Portuguese water dog.)

The sale of Champ sparked backlash from animal-protection advocates, so when the couple wanted

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Why Keep Fish As Pets And Setting Up The Right Habitat For Them?

We can keep a variety of animals as pets. Pet a dog, a cat, birds, or even fish. Domestic animals give us great company in a lonely home. Sometimes, they become so precious to us that they become a part of the family. They complete the family. Fortunately, every year an increasing number of people are getting interested in adopting a pet. This shows how we are growing in the direction of animal care.

Benefits of fish as pets

Talking about fish, they make one of the most beautiful pets. Keeping a pet is a responsibility, and so is the case with fish. One who keeps fish as per much get their tank/aquarium cleaned regularly. Keeping fish as pets has many benefits. One such benefit is that watching fish swim calmly in the water can make a person feel relaxed. Relaxation or the reduced amount of stress has been linked to various physiological benefits such as controlled blood pressure, decreased chances of heart rate abnormalities, less anxiety, improved productivity, and increased calmness.

Fish for your tank

One can keep a variety of from she’s as pets. The electric blue jack dempsey makes fabulous fish for the aquarium.

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Pet Adoption In The Los Angeles Area: See New Dogs, Cats & More

Want to add to your family and give back to the Los Angeles community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, shelters in Los Angeles and environs have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for your new companion is at Westside German Shepherd Rescue Of La, where *Dash Von Delitzch the dog is waiting patiently, or another local shelter. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Spice Girls, a Mixed Breed up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated

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A goose became a family’s pet after being rescued as a baby

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While driving in Mason last spring, Joe Songer came across a family of geese trying to cross the road.

“We were sitting there for less than 30 seconds,” Songer told CNN affiliate WXIX. “And a guy decides behind us that he wasn’t going to wait. He went around us, and he killed his mother, father, and three siblings and Bob was the only survivor.”

Songer rescued the gosling but feared it wouldn’t survive the night.

Ten months later later, Lil’ Bob is a beloved member of the family, spending days strolling through Cincinnati’s parks with Songer and his dog, Hant.

When they’re not taking walks, the trio like to hang out on the couch.

“We watch TV together for hours at a time sometimes,” Songer said.

Lil’ Bob is potty trained and rings a bell to use the bathroom.

The bird has accompanied Songer and Hant to Chicago, Cleveland and Tennessee, drawing astonished glances and questions from strangers.

Lil’ Bob’s diet includes one guilty pleasure: Arby’s roast beef sandwiches, minus the bun.

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