Animal shelter staff resorts to drawing pictures of pets after camera ‘breaks’: ‘Third dimension is overrated’

An animal shelter has been sharing drawings instead of photographs of the pets they care for in hopes of getting them adopted. On May 9, the Ottawa Humane Society appeared to have warmed hearts on Facebook after posting some of the original artwork created by staff, after they thought their camera had stopped working. “Our … Read more

Are Pets Allowed at Greece’s Archaeological Sites? | Smart News

Dogs sunbathing at the Acropolis Michael Condouris via Wikimedia Commons under CC BY 2.0 Under the watchful eyes of their owners, pets will soon be allowed to roam in more than 120 of Greece’s archaeological sites, the country’s culture ministry announced. Previously, only service animals accompanying visitors with disabilities were permitted, according to the Greek … Read more

Dogs face the risk of deadly lead poisoning from pheasant meat in pet food | UK News

Dogs may be at risk of lead poisoning after “very high” concentrations from shotgun pellets were found in raw pheasant pet food. After testing out samples of raw pheasant dog food, researchers from the University of Cambridge discovered that the majority contained high levels of lead, which could put dogs’ health at risk if they … Read more

‘I have to try’: Calgary charity setting up pet advocacy center to help disadvantaged

Melissa David knows the importance of having a pet for an individual’s mental health. David, who founded Parachutes for Pets, a Calgary charity that provides subsidized pet care, including food hampers and medical treatment, to low-income Calgarians, was in his early 20s when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. She was single and said her … Read more

Meet the Canadians helping stray dogs and cats displaced by war in Ukraine

Open this photo in gallery: Duane Taylor and Deebo visit the Bruce Pit dog park in Ottawa. Mr. Taylor is the founder of Impact Express, an animal rescue organization in Eastern Europe.Blair Gable/The Globe and Mail When Canadian Duane Taylor first reached out to Elena Nicolescu last year to offer to drive dog food into … Read more

Arnold Schwarzenegger Has a New Pet Pig

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a new pet to add to his family…and it’s a pig! The former California governor’s new pig’s name is Schnelly Schwarzenegger. “Chnell” means “fast” in German, FOX-11 reports, and the pig is reportedly quick on its feet. Schwarzenegger, 75, discussed the new addition to his family for the first time ever during … Read more