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articles by: Lisa Spector

Delta Airlines Treats Pets Like Luggage

What do you do if you hear about an airline treating dogs more like replaceable luggage than beloved pets? Care2 member Sue Lee heard about Ty the pit bull and started a petition asking Delta to im…

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Man and Dog Walk from Canada to Mexico to Raise Cancer Awareness

Everyone has been touched by cancer. And, if you've had dogs, you most likely have lost one or more to this terrible disease. Dogs get the same cancers as people, including but not limited to brain …

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Why & How to Adopt a Turkey for Thanksgiving

I don't eat turkey for Thanksgiving, or any other day, and I was delighted to read on Vetstreet.com additional ways to help turkeys, aside from not serving them for dinner. Vetstreet introduced me …

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Strongest Sentencing Ever in Historic Dog Fighting Case

I was so delighted to read in The Dodo this morning, "The perpetrators involved in the second-largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history are finally facing justice." The Dodo reported that 367 dogs …

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Can a Sport Save a Dog’s Life?

In June of 2014, Manja, a 10 and 1/2 year-old, high-spirited Sheltie, suffered a stroke or a seizure. At the time of the debilitating episode, she was already qualified for the Cynosport World Agility…

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Living and Dying with Dignity

On October 29, I wrote about my support of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with a Glioblastoma brain tumor, and her decision to die with dignity. On October 30, she posted a new video expressing her t…

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5,500 Dogs Will Die Today

Life expectancy for people is 75 years, for shelter animals it's 72 hours. For about 5,500 shelter dogs, today will be their last. When Mark Barone read those statistics, he knew he couldn't go o…

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Why I Support This 29-Year-Old’s Decision to Die

The only thing certain about life is one day it will come to an end. For one woman, that day will likely come this Saturday. Faced with her choice of dying from brain cancer or dying with dignity, …

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One Way We Can Help Stop Animal Abuse at the Circus

A lot of the petitions featured on Care2 address animal issues. Recently, we witnessed the power that a small, but targeted local petition can have over helping save animals lives in a Swiss Zoo. Care…

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5 Tips for Keeping Pets Safe On Halloween

Halloween can be pretty fun for children and adults, but the holiday can be scary for pets who don't understand that costumes are just for pretending. The witch showing up at the front door in the big…

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about Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.

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