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Shelter Sells Older Cats Like Used Cars

On the tail end of kitten season, older cats in shelters often find themselves waiting and waiting... and then waiting some more to be adopted, as it is hard to compete with pint-sized cuteness. The C…


Treating Bee, Wasp and Hornet Stings – Know the Difference

This summer while rafting the Salmon River in Idaho, my youngest daughter stepped on a bald-faced hornet—and her misstep did not end well for either the hornet or my child. After realizing why she was…


4 Home Remedies For Restless Legs

When I was pregnant with my first child I had my first bout of restless legs. I felt like a marionette puppet whose strings were being pulled and had no choice but to move. This condition was de…


Sea World Attendance Continues to Plunge

Thanks in large part to the eye-opening 2013 documentary Blackfish, the public seems to increasingly think that orca whales do not belong in giant swimming pools. Consequently, attendance continue…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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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