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10 Green Tips for You & Your Pet

Despite what Kermit the Frog said, it's actually easy being green--here are 10 things you can do to make the world a better place for animals (and people too!): 1. Adopt from a shelter Adopting …

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Behind the Scenes at a Kitten Bottle Nursery

Walking into the neonatal kitten unit housed in the Davenport building of Austin Pets Alive’s Lady Bird Lake Campus is an experience like no other. At first glance it looks like your typical veteri…

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Quiz: Are You Ready to Adopt a Pet?

Thinking of sharing your life with a furry, feathered, or scaly loved one? Animal adoption is not for the fickle of heart. Taking stock of your own life is the first—and most important—step to becomin…

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Beloved Cat Found at Shelter After 1 Year (Sweet Photos)

This young woman's cat, Princess, went missing for over a year, and she had just about given up hope of ever being reunited with her beloved kitty again. However, one day, she went to pet cats at h…

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What’s Your Animal Shelter IQ? (Quiz)

Most of you have visited an animal shelter at some point in your lives; many of you may even have a beloved companion animal whom you adopted from a shelter. But how much do you really know about the …

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5 Tips for Adopting Shelter Animals

Fido, Snowball or Goldie--no matter the critter, study after study shows that pets are good for our health. Their unconditional love and wonderful kindness reduce our stress levels and increase our se…

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To Battered Women Everywhere: Just Go Get A Pedicure?!

By April Sweazy In response to the Obama Administration’s decision to have insurance companies cover the costs of counseling for battered women, (and other benefits), Fox News contributor Sandy…

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Rescued Dog Now Saves People

Last fall you may have read an article about Pearl, the rescued black lab who was adopted from an animal shelter and then trained to work on search and rescue missions: Abandoned Dog Helps Save 12 Liv…

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The Dog Whisperer: Choosing a Dog (video)

Cesar, the Dog Whisperer, helps a little boy choose a dog from a shelter to adopt. They pick out two, take them to the boy’s home, and watch how they each react to the territory. How do they get al…

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Abandoning Pets: A Form of Violence

A major side effect of America's economic downturn is that when people don't have money, they cannot afford to feed their animals, much less themselves. This seems to leave them no recourse but to…

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