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Coping With The Death Of Your Pet | The Humane Society …

We know how much pets mean to most people. People love their pets and consider them members of their family. Caregivers often celebrate their pets' birthdays, confide in their animals and carry pictures of them in their wallets. So when a beloved pet dies, it's not unusual to feel overwhelmed by the intensity of your sorrow. Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support, and unconditional love. If you understand and accept this bond between humans and animals, you've already taken the first step …

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Are you having trouble affording your pet? | The Humane ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Pet food and other necessities. To locate a pet food pantry or other pet-related community service, explore an interactive resource map provided by Feeding Pets of the Homeless; just choose which resource you’re seeking under the “Get Help” listing on the right. Or contact your local shelter and rescue organizations directly by visiting The Shelter Pet Project and choosing “shelter ...

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Petland | The Humane Society of the United States

Posted: (52 years ago) While many pet stores around the nation have transitioned to a more humane model by no longer selling puppies from commercial breeders, instead focusing on pet products and services, Petland doubles down on its outdated model by lobbying against laws that would stop the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores.

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Puppy-friendly pet stores | The Humane Society of the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Encourage local pet stores to become puppy-friendly. Contact us with your name, phone number, city and state. We can send instructions and a copy of the invitation and pledge or you can download and print them. Visit local pet stores to explain the benefits of the program and invite them to sign. Return the signed pledge to our Stop Puppy Mills ...

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Need to find your pet a new home? | The Humane Society …

Posted: (52 years ago) Make your pet more attractive to potential adopters. Have your pet vaccinated and checked by a veterinarian. Making sure your pet is spayed or neutered may also make them more likely to be chosen by a new owner. Advertise through friends, neighbors and local veterinarians. Your personal network is the best pool of adopters for your pet.

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Top reasons to adopt a pet | The Humane Society of the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Because you'll save a life. Each year, it's estimated that more than one million adoptable dogs and … Because you'll get a great animal. Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, … Because it’ll cost you less. Usually when you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations … Because of the bragging rights. No one needs to see another selfie—unless it’s a selfie of you with … Because it's one way to fight puppy mills. If you buy a dog from a pet store,online seller or flea … Because your home will thank you. Many of the pets from shelters and rescues are already house … Because all pets are good for your health, but adoptees offer an extra boost. Not only do animals … Because adoption helps more than just one animal. Overburdened shelters take in millions of stray, … Because The Shelter Pet Project makes it easy. You can go to the Shelter Pet Project to find pets … Because you'll change a homeless animal's whole world. And get a new best friend out of the deal. … See full list on humanesociety.org

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Holiday safety tips for pets | The Humane Society of the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Pet behavior and holiday guests . Though the excitement of a party may overwhelm some pets, keep your pets inside during cold weather and provide plenty of toys to keep them busy.. If needed, provide your cat or dog with a quiet room or crate during holiday parties and/or prepare ahead of time to discourage barking.. Inform your visitors ahead of time that you have a pet.

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Easy enrichment ideas for pets | The Humane Society of …

Posted: (52 years ago) Neighborhood watch. Set up a window perch for your pet to see what’s going on outside: a comfy blanket or bed on a windowsill for your favorite feline or a chair or bench by the window for your canine companion. Place a bird feeder outside for your pet to watch their wildlife neighbors enjoy snack time. (Bonus points if this entertains you ...

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Information for renters with pets | The Humane Society of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Pet deposits or monthly fees (if any) should be specified in writing in the lease. Prior to signing, a pet deposit or monthly pet fee can be discussed with the landlord and negotiated. Keep a signed copy of the lease stored safely where it can be easily retrieved if needed.

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Is a hamster the right pet for you? | The Humane Society ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Small animals like hamsters are often mistreated and forced into deplorable conditions when they're bred for pet stores to sell — look for a local rescue first when you're considering adopting a hamster, and skip the pet stores. Hamster Supplies on Amazon.com. Suit your schedule. Hamsters are nocturnal, which means they will be most active at ...

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Pet disaster preparedness | The Humane Society of the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) A pet first-aid book is also a good idea. Cat litter box, litter, litter scoop and garbage bags to collect all your pets' waste. Sturdy leashes, harnesses and secure carriers to transport pets safely and to ensure that your pets can't escape.

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Ending Pet Homelessness | The Humane Society of the United ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Ending Pet Homelessness. Together, we can make sure there’s a family for every pet—and help keep pets in the loving homes they have. By promoting pet adoption and spay/neuter, and supporting shelters and rescues in their efforts, we’re making sure pet owners get the support they need, so that no animal loses a home due to breed prejudices ...

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Pet store doublespeak | The Humane Society of the United ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Commercial breeders in all states who sell wholesale to pet stores are required to be regulated by the USDA. Some states (such as Missouri and Pennsylvania) also require a state kennel license and state inspections. This does not mean that puppies from Missouri or Pennsylvania are healthier. In fact, these states have two of the worst ...

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Is a rabbit the right pet for you? | The Humane Society of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Small animals like rabbits are often mistreated and forced into deplorable conditions when they're bred for pet stores to sell—look for a local rescue first when you're considering adoption and skip the pet stores. Space concerns. Keeping a rabbit in a hutch outside is a big N-O and so is relegating a bunny to the basement or garage.

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Consumer scam: Internet pet sales | The Humane Society of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Internet pet-selling scams often include a long-distance seller—claiming to be in another country doing missionary work—who cannot keep the dog because the climate is too hot. In other cases, the seller claims to represent an animal shelter or a good Samaritan, offering the breeds for "adoption." ...

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Why you should spay/neuter your pet | The Humane Society ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Caring for a pet with reproductive system cancer or pyometra can easily run thousands of dollars—five to 10 times as much as a routine spay or neuter surgery. In cases where intact dogs and cats may fight, treatment of their related injuries can also result in high veterinary costs. Spay or neuter pet rabbits

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How to help a stray pet | The Humane Society of the United ...

Posted: (52 years ago) If you are able to transport the animal, take them to the nearest animal shelter. If you plan to keep the animal in the event no owner is found, notify animal control that you have the animal or that you have taken them to a veterinary hospital for treatment. You can usually place a free "found" ad in your local newspaper or on sites like Craigslist. Keep any identification, such as collar or tags.

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Raccoons and pets | The Humane Society of the United States

Posted: (52 years ago) Keep pet rabbits and cats indoors at all times. If cats or dogs are fed outside, do so only by day and remove food immediately. Don’t allow dogs to roam unsupervised and unleashed. These practices are good for your pet, whether or not they're likely to come into contact with a raccoon.

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What to do if you lose your pet | The Humane Society of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) A pet (even an indoor pet) has a better chance of being returned to you if they always wear a collar and an ID tag with your name, address and telephone number. To further ensure that your pet makes their way home to you should they ever become lost, ask your veterinarian or …

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Rethinking the ‘starter’ pet | The Humane Society of the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 11, 2021  · Rethinking the ‘starter’ pet. Lucy and Ricky came to live with us when I was 9, maybe 10 years old. They were beautiful hamsters, with soft, tufty auburn fur, and they’d been surrendered by their previous owner at a pet store. My soft-hearted dad couldn’t resist the pair. We knew they couldn’t remain together, so we placed them in ...

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Guinea pigs: The right pet for you? | The Humane Society ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Guinea pigs live an average of five to seven years. This lifespan is longer than many other small pets such as hamsters, gerbils, mice or rats, all of whom only live up to a few years. If your life is in transition, a guinea pig may be more portable than a dog or a cat, but …

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Thinking of getting a pet turtle? | The Humane Society of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Countless pet turtles die from being kept in inadequate conditions. Turtles shipped by mail and other delivery services often die on the way. If maintained properly, however, turtles can live for decades and grow to be a foot long. That's a lifetime responsibility that many people are not prepared to meet. If you've done extensive research and ...

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Caring for a blind pet | The Humane Society of the United ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 01, 2017  · Set up sound, scent and touch cues. Blind pets, like this cat, rely more heavily on their other senses. You can help a blind pet navigate his environment through his other senses. Levin recommends using scent markers, like a lightly applied vanilla essential oil by the door to the outside and lavender oil by pet beds.

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Animal cruelty facts and stats | The Humane Society of the ...

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Birds | The Humane Society of the United States

Posted: (52 years ago) There are more than 10,000 species of birds on the planet, but only a few of them can happily live as our companions. Certain species, such as cockatiels, budgerigars, finches, doves, and lovebirds, can thrive as pets with proper care. But most other birds, macaws, cockatoos, and so many more, are best left in the wild. They’re too social, intelligent, and complex to have all of their needs ...

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Big win! 400 communities across the U.S. now stand up ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 02, 2021  · Across the U.S., 400 cities, towns and counties across 31 different states have now cut off the puppy-mill-to-pet-store pipeline. The HSUS. Our campaign to stop puppy mill cruelty just reached an important milestone with the passage of the 400th local ordinance prohibiting the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores.

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Why pet shop puppies shouldn’t be on your holiday gift ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 27, 2021  · Why pet shop puppies shouldn’t be on your holiday gift lists. As the holidays approach, the Humane Society of the United States has launched a new ad campaign to warn the public about the risks of purchasing puppies from pet stores. The HSUS. It is a sad truth that the cute puppies frolicking in the windows of pet shops so often come from the ...

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Where to get a puppy | The Humane Society of the United States

Posted: (52 years ago) Don't get a puppy from a pet store. Despite what they may tell you, most pet stores do sell puppy mill puppies. Unless the store is "puppy-friendly" by sourcing homeless pups from local animal shelters, you have to be very careful about a pet store's link to puppy mills. Don't believe promises that puppies are "home-raised" or "family-raised"

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Animal cruelty and neglect FAQ | The Humane Society of the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Animal neglect situations are those in which the animal's caretaker or owner fails to provide food, water, shelter or veterinary care sufficient for survival. It can be either deliberate or unintentional, but either way, the animal suffers terribly. Extended periods of neglect can lead to seriously compromised health or …

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High tech: Identifying lost pets with microchips | The ...

Posted: (52 years ago) A handheld scanner reads the radio frequency of the chip and displays this information. An animal shelter or vet clinic that finds your pet can contact the registry to get your name and phone number. Can a microchip get lost inside my pet? Your pet's subcutaneous tissue usually bonds to the chip within 24 hours, preventing it from moving.

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Stopping the Wildlife Trade | The Humane Society of the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Wild animals are targets for poaching, captive hunting, the fur trade, the exotic pet trade and more. Horror on the ice. Each spring, the Canadian government authorizes fishermen to club or shoot hundreds of thousands of baby seals for their fur, despite international outcry and bans on the import of seal skins.

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Breaking: Rescuers and police discover 150 pet shop ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 02, 2021  · At a pet store located next to a flea market in Burnside, Kentucky, on Wednesday morning, members of our rescue team encountered nightmarish conditions for dozens of animals. The details of the scene were heartbreaking to hear. The air inside the …

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Horrible Hundred report reveals gruesome conditions at ...

Posted: (52 years ago) May 10, 2021  · Dozens of pet stores across the country, including at least 21 Petland stores, purchased puppies from dealers in this year’s report. This flies in the face of Petland’s claim that they only purchase from top quality breeders. Petland is the only national chain of pet stores that still sells puppies from commercial breeding facilities.

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A massive blow to puppy mill industry: Illinois ends the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 08, 2021  · The state’s 21 puppy-selling pet stores have 180 days from August 27, the date the bill was signed, to stop selling commercially raised puppies and kittens. This effectively closes out a profitable sales channel for puppy mills and will drive the Illinois pet market towards more humane sources like shelters, rescues and responsible breeders.

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How to choose a reliable pet sitter | The Humane Society ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Start online. The internet (including neighborhood and community websites) is a great place to start. Professional pet-sitting associations such as the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters International list members on their websites. Reading online reviews and even checking out candidates’ Facebook pages can help narrow down your search.

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A “pet” tiger found in San Antonio during the Texas cold ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Feb 24, 2021  · An approximately 6-month-old, 60-pound tiger named Elsa is settling into her new home at Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas. Elsa was someone’s “pet” and wearing a harness when she was rescued in freezing temperatures by Bexar County authorities. They placed her at a local wildlife rehabilitation center until the temperatures warmed up enough for her to be safely transported to the ...

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Magic pill? | The Humane Society of the United States

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 01, 2016  · Once it’s clear that your pet’s worrying behavior doesn’t have an underlying physical cause, ask your veterinarian to recommend a veterinary behaviorist (a licensed veterinarian who has completed a residency in animal behavior) or a certified pet behaviorist (typically someone with a doctoral or master’s degree in animal behavior science).

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From “pet” cougars to flooding victims, animal rescue ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 31, 2021  · In Tennessee, our team provided supplies and caring hands to help the animals and the overwhelmed staff at the Waverly Animal Shelter who were affected by deadly floods. In New York City, the team helped a cougar being kept as a “pet.”. We received a request to help remove an 11-month-old, approximately 80-pound, female cougar from a home ...

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Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 20, 2021  · The pet industry is actively avoiding taking responsibility for this threat. The authors surveyed “168 cases from public health reports” from 2011 to 2020 of patients suffering from Campylobacter infections and found that 97% of patients reported contact with a dog; of those, 88% had had contact with a pet store puppy specifically.

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Elsa, the young pet tiger rescued during the Texas freeze ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 21, 2021  · Elsa, the young pet tiger rescued during the Texas freeze, celebrates her first birthday at Black Beauty Ranch Share TEXAS—In February, a young 75-pound tiger was found in freezing temperatures, in a cage in a San Antonio yard wearing a harness and was transported to safety at her new forever home at Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison.

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