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articles by: Cherise Udell

Rabies Quiz: What You Must Know as a Pet Owner

Life can truly be ironic. Last Thursday, I went to the library to select some books on CD for an upcoming road trip. One of the books I chose was Stephen King's horror story about a rabid dog named Cu…

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Cows Help Save Seal Pup

Bovines and pinnipeds do not normally go together, but in this story they do. A birdwatcher was scanning the landscape at the Frampton Marsh Nature Preserve in the U.K. when he spotted a herd of a doz…

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Hugging Pups on Death Row Saved At The 11th Hour

Two hours and six minutes. This was the time it took for a photograph of two dogs forlornly hugging each other on death row at an Atlanta shelter to circulate on social media and trigger action that w…

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Fire-Survivor Cat Now Nurses Other Animals

Last week I wrote about a Polish cat named Rademense who has an intuitive gift for comforting other animals in need. The staff at the shelter where Rademense now permanently resides refer to him as "t…

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Loudest Cat Purr In The World

Americans have a reputation for being loud, but in the the contest of who has the loudest cat, the Brits have now won two Guinness Book of World Records (GWR) titles in a row. In 2011, a British k…

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Nepal’s Animal Earthquake Victims Getting Help

More than a week after the little Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal was struck by an earthquake so massive it shrunk Mt. Everest, people and animals are struggling to get back on their feet. As internatio…

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Is Your Cat Depressed?

Can cats get depressed? Absolutely. Just like humans, cats can suffer from depression and for many of the same reasons: moving, changes in routine, boredom, excessive fighting by household members, an…

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‘Little Nurse’ Cat Cares For Ill and Injured at Animal Shelter

A couple of years ago I wrote about a nursing home cat, Oscar, that seemed to know when death was imminent for elderly dementia patients. He would enter their room, jump on their bed and keep them pur…

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Huge Carnivorous Nile Lizards Invade Florida

Roaming Florida in increasing numbers, the massive carnivorous Nile monitor lizard is making sensational headlines across the nation: 8-foot Carnivorous Cat-Eating Lizards are Invading Florida Car…

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Dog Flu Outbreak in American Midwest: What Dog Owners Should Know

Dogs, like their human companions, can catch the flu, and when they do they suffer from uncomfortable upper respiratory symptoms and fevers. However, unlike human flu which is winding down for the sea…

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about Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.

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