‘Incredible response’ from L.A. community allows for temporary closure of 2 animal service centers — KTLA

Beginning Monday, two Los Angeles area animal centers will temporarily close as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Fortunately, because of the incredible response from the L.A. community, many people have stepped up to foster or adopt animals,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said when announcing the closures of the West Valley and North Central…

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Dog Chases Cat up Tree and Gets Stuck, Prompting NorCal Firefighters to Rescue Both Animals — KTLA

As the dog days of 2019 near an end, one doggie is feeling the worst of it. A classic tale of dog-cat rivalry took a turn toward the ridiculous in Lathrop, California, when a German shepherd sent a fuzzy black cat skittering up a tree. Then, the dog shot up the trunk in hot pursuit.…

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L.A. County Animal Adoption Center to Waive Fees on Dogs, Cats and Rabbits This Saturday — KTLA

If you’re ready to get a furry, four-legged friend this holiday season, this weekend may be the perfect time to do it. Bella, a 5-year-old miniature pinscher mix, is among dozens of dogs at spcaLA looking for a forever home. That’s because the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals Los Angeles is waiving adoption…

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New York Poised to Become the First State to Ban Cat Declawing — TIME

Cats may now be able to sleep even easier if a New York state ban on declawing is signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The bill banning the procedure passed through the statehouse on Tuesday. Upon Cuomo’s sign-off, cat owners could face fines of up to $1,000 for putting their pets through the procedure, unless it…

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“From a tired, broken-hearted vet.” The sad reality of what our pets do in their final moments.

by Clare Stephens (via msn.com)

a dog looking at the camera: "I have never had pets worry during their final moments." Image via Getty.
© Getty “I have never had pets worry during their final moments.” Image via Getty.

There are few thoughts as sickening as imagining your pet in a scenario where they’re vulnerable, scared and alone.

We’d like to think our pets know they’re loved always, and know we’ll do whatever is necessary to protect them and make them feel safe.

But according to a post that recently went viral, there’s one moment in particular where humans fail.

Read this heart-wrenching yet poignant article here AND hug your dog, cat, bird, or other pet tight and promise them you’ll never abandon them in their final moments.