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Urgent: Keep Pets Safe During Hurricane Irene
Offbeat  (tags: natural disasters, hurricanes, animals, family members, pets, safety )

- 2299 days ago -
After hammering the Bahamas, Hurricane Irene, currently a Category 2 hurricane with 110 mph winds, is heading toward Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina today, will possibly strike North Carolina tomorrow,
Orders of Protection Should Include All Living Beings Threatened By Domestic Violence
Offbeat  (tags: humans, animals, family members, protection laws, domestic violence )

- 2396 days ago -
Having safe havens for the humans living in abusive relationships is essential to breaking the cycle of violence and in giving the abused a chance at a new start in life. We need safe havens for animals living in domestically abusive environments as well
What Is Your Pet's Life Worth?
Offbeat  (tags: pets, bonding, family members, life, laws, protection )

- 2892 days ago -
A man who fatally shot a Vermont family's dog was ordered to pay them $4,000 to cover vet bills, cremation, and the original adoption fee. The family then filed suit for emotional distress and loss of companionship -- complaints previously restricted to
Readers' Rescue Animal Photos (Slideshow)
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- 2915 days ago -
From a female Eastern Grey Kangaroo trapped in a sediment pond saved by a reader in Australia to a giraffe adopted at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, readers sent in photos of their rescue animals. Click through for photos of a cat found in a grocery store;
Molly-Coddled? The Human Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, human names, study, survey, interesting, family members )

- 3059 days ago -
Dogs are increasingly being given human names as traditional ones such as Fido, Patch and Rover decline in popularity, a survey reveals. 'It's clear that more and more people are thinking of their dogs as another member of the family, rather than just
Unleashed: Breaking Down Cat Stereotypes -- Real Men Love Felines
Offbeat  (tags: cats, sterotypes, men, real men, cat families, own cats, family members, culture )

- 3116 days ago -
I'm one of those dudes. The ones you see in the supermarket checkout line carrying only a six-pack of middlebrow beer and a modestly priced bag of cat food. The ones who no longer care that they're out in clothing completely covered with hair. I'm a

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