Regina Humane Society building modern animal community centre to replace shelter — Regina Leader-Post

Built over 50 years ago with donated supplies and volunteers, the Regina Humane Society (RHS) building doesn’t reflect the community’s expectations for how animals should be cared for or how animals and people should come together, says the organization’s executive director. Read More

via Regina Humane Society building modern animal community centre to replace shelter — Regina Leader-Post

‘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…

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

How pets can help in a pandemic — and how you can help them — Saskatoon StarPhoenix

As Canada and Saskatchewan endure the COVID-19 pandemic, many people across the country are spending more time alone at home — unless they have a fuzzy friend to keep them company. Read More

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How Pets Are Taking Their Thrones as the Stars of the Work-From-Home Paradigm Right Now — TIME

For those privileged enough to be able to work from home, there are still inconveniences with the new arrangement: social isolation, lack of access to free office coffee, difficulty making meetings work remotely. But it’s also introduced plenty of positives: judgment-free fashion choices, cutting the commute down to the distance between bed and desk and…

via How Pets Are Taking Their Thrones as the Stars of the Work-From-Home Paradigm Right Now — TIME

Vets Fear Anti-Vaccine Pet Owners Are Putting Their Animals’ Health at Risk — KTLA

More pet owners are failing to vaccinate their animals, new figures show, and a UK animal charity is describing the growing problem as a “ticking time bomb” for pets. Millions of animals are being left unprotected and vulnerable to potentially fatal diseases such as cat flu, rabbit viral hemorrhagic disease and parvovirus, according to the…

via Vets Fear Anti-Vaccine Pet Owners Are Putting Their Animals’ Health at Risk — KTLA

A cartoonist drew a touching tribute to his dying dog. His readers gave him an outpouring of sympathy – The Washington Post

Full article by Michael Cavna – February 8, 2019, from The Washington Post here.

Stephan Pastis’s tribute to his dog, Edee. (Stephan Pastis/by Stephan Pastis / Andrews McMeel Syndication 2018) 

TOO CUTE!!!! Loyal Dog Watches Over His Favorite Teddy Bear During The Entire Time It’s In The Wash

by Kim Wong-Shing – from MSN.COM

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Reason #41,986 why we do not deserve dogs: Habs, an adorable spaniel dog, watches over his favorite plush toy while it’s in the wash to make sure that it’s safe. Now that’s loyalty.

Reason #41,987: That plush toy is a ridiculously oversized teddy bear, much larger than Habs himself.

Is it even legal to be this cute?!

Habs’s owner, Jacqueline Estey, didn’t originally intend for Habs to bond with the giant teddy bear. It belonged to her before Habs even joined the family. But soon after he arrived three years ago, he claimed the teddy bear as his own

Read the full article and see this adorable dog watch over his favourite teddy in the drier here.