French Scientists Attempt to Measure Dolphin Happiness
Posted on : 07-02-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
The keeping of dolphins in captivity is a controversial topic in France. Recently, legislation was defeated that would have outlawed dolphins being kept in captivity. Because of the controversy, scientists have been conducting a three year long study to determine what makes dolphins happy, and if dolphins show evidence of happiness while in a captive state. The study was conducted by Dr. Isabella Clegg and scientists working out of the University of Paris. The group worked with dolphins and their trainers at the Parc Asterix which is the largest dolphinarium…
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Teaching Cats to High Five is Helping Them Get Adopted
Posted on : 07-01-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Adopting a rescue animal is one of the most heartwarming experiences you may ever have. That's because you're taking an animal that didn't have a home and giving it one for quite possibly, the first time. It's also heartwarming because many of the shelter animals, especially dogs and cats, have never known what love is. They come from homes where they weren't treated very well or from the streets where they were neglected. Whatever the reason, it's important to find these pets their forever homes. Anyone who has ever worked…
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Thousands of Kill Shelter Dogs Rescued by Six-Year-Old Boy
Posted on : 06-30-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
At the mere age of six, Roman McConn with the help of his mother, Jennifer McConn, have rescued more than 1,000 dogs from animal shelters that practice general euthanization. The mother and son duo have initiated their rescue project while living in Texas, after they've adopted their pet dog named Luna from one of the state's kill shelters back in 2016. The mother became saddened after adopting Luna and wanted to find a way to help the other pups receive a happy home before it was too late. Mrs. McConn…
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Buff Cat is Causing Quite the Stir on Social Media
Posted on : 06-28-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
The internet loves looking at animals who have features that are out of the ordinary. Right now, there is a cat that is causing quite the stir on social media. A girl who loves cats was out for a walk in Quebec when she spotted a cat that was a bit beefier than most. That's right, there is currently a cat making its rounds on social media and it has earned the nickname buff cat. Buff cat looks like your average cat except for about five times the size. Buff…
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300 Animals Taken To NYC Animal Shelters
Posted on : 06-27-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Memorial Day was a busy day for animal shelters in New York. Three hundred animals were taken to the shelter. These animals were either strays or were given up by owners who no longer wanted them. Animal Care Centers put an announcement saying that they needed volunteers to help out at the shelter. They were also looking for people to adopt the animals. ACC stated that they typically get 40 to 60 animals per day. However, they got 160 animals during Memorial Day weekend. Kitten season is also in full…
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