Animals

What to do when kids hate reading or are a little bit behind? Why not get them to read to cats? Yes, cats. And what to do when kids love reading and love cats? Get them to read to cats too. The...
Penguins wearing tiny hand-knit sweaters. The optics are unbeatable, and the backstory compelling: penguins drenched in oil as a result of an oil-spill accident are protected in “penguin...
To the delight of multiple volunteer cat rescue and advocacy groups, the City of Toronto, once regarded as hostile on the issue of homeless cats, has declared Oct. 16 to 22 Feral Cat Awareness Week...
If they could talk, the wiener dogs in the care of Canadian Dachshund Rescue would tell you that being ridiculously cute has its drawbacks. For one thing, it tends to obscure some of the unique...
World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is ramping up its Bear Bile campaign, bringing awareness to the barbaric industry in East and South East Asia where thousands of bears are being...
With the possible exception of pugs, perhaps no breed of dog inspires such ecstatic devotion in their owners as greyhounds, those sleek, narrow, elegant sighthounds able to trace their lineage back...
It’s a grimly predictable summertime news story: the hapless pet that perishes in a sweltering car while its owner runs an ostensibly quick but ultimately too-long errand. Just yesterday, a...
It’s not every day one encounters a phrase as kooky and provocative as the “Moose Sex Project.” So it’s not surprising that Paula Noel, program manager for the New Brunswick...
Most would agree that having an emergency preparedness plan for dealing with fire, flood and other disasters and accidents is a sound idea albeit one rarely practiced outside of institutions. Deborah...
Ontario’s raccoons, foxes, squirrels, muskrats, turtles, coyotes and possums have an excellent friend in Peggy Jenkins. Jenkins runs Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue, a centre devoted to...

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