Category: Pets News

5,000 pets found dead in boxes at Chinese shipping depot

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Boxes that had contained live rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and dogs without food or water are seen at the Dongxing Logistics station in Luohe city, in China’s Henan province, in a photo provided by the Utopia animal rescue charity.

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Beijing — At least 5,000 pets were found dead in cardboard shipping boxes last week at a logistics facility in Central China, likely casualties of a miscommunication in the supply chain of China’s thriving mass-breeding industry. Only a couple hundred animals were saved, and authorities have launched an investigation into the grim discovery in Henan Province, a local animal

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Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows

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Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows.

Most people who took part in the research perceived their pets to be a source of considerable support during the lockdown period. (23 March—1 June, 2020)

The study—from the University of York and the University of Lincoln—found that having a pet was linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness. Around 90 percent of the 6,000 participants who were from the UK had at least one pet. The strength of the human-animal bond did

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PETS Stock Forecast, Price & News (Petmed Express)

PetMed Express, Inc. and its subsidiaries, doing business as 1-800-PetMeds, operates as a pet pharmacy in the United States. It markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications, and other health products for dogs and cats directly to the consumers. The company offers non-prescription medications and supplies, including flea and tick control products, bone and joint care products, vitamins, treats, nutritional supplements, hygiene products, and supplies; and prescription medications, such as heartworm preventative, flea and tick preventative, arthritis, thyroid, diabetes, pain, heart/blood pressure, and other specialty medications, as well as generic substitutes. It also sells food, beds, crates, stairs, strollers, and other

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Pet of the Week: 2020 pets

Meet Polo! He is the sweetest older gentleman. He loves people, other animals and is very curious. He’s easy to walk and great on a leash. He may be 10 years old, but this petite pup isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Polo’s foster said he is the perfect dog, he’s eager to please, and loves to cuddle. Does he sound like the dog for you? To learn more and set up a virtual meet and greet visit humanerescuealliance.org/adopt. As an added bonus, if you’re over 50, Polo’s adoption fee is

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With more owners in need and more pets surrendered, KC animal groups feel the strain | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Experts say pets are the latest victims of the pandemic. More are being given up, and some owners don’t have the money for important procedures.

KC Pet Project said in August, they saw a 151% increase in the number of owner-surrendered pets coming in, and a 20% increase in the number of stray animals being brought in by residents.

For Dallas McElmurry and countless others, this pandemic has been a financial strain. Her husband was out of work, and most recently, her beloved dog, Shug, got sick.

“She is usually a playful, spunky dog, and she’s

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