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In Support Of Turtles

( life / animals / turtles )
My mom is retired, & she spends her winters volunteering at a sea turtle rescue center in south Texas. The cold snap is stunning the local turtles & they're doing a lot of rescues. She sent me this photo today of the back of her Subaru. It's literally turtles all the way down. pic.twitter.... read more

Wicklow Mountain Golden Retriever Rescue

( life / animals / dogs )
I love this kind of story! See wicklow-mountain-golden-retriever-rescue... read more

The 'World's Loneliest Elephant' Is Moving To A Sanctuary With Other Elephants, With Help From Cher

( life / animals )
Read the rest of the article at sunnyskyz.com/good-news/4051/The-and-039-Worldand-039-s-Loneliest-Elephantand-039-Is-Moving-To-A-Sanctuary-With-Other-Elephants-With-Help-From-CherUPDATE: See update... read more

Deer Steals Hunter's Gun, Flees Into Woods

( life / animals )
Read the rest of the article at upi.com/OddNews/2020/11/25/Deer-steals-hunters-gun-flees-into-woods/3701606319899/ "A hunter in the Czech Republic now called Czechia was charged by a deer that snagged his gun on its antlers and fled into the woods with the weapon..." Of course, the ... read more

'It's Working!': Video Shows Deer, Bears, And More Using Utah's First Wildlife Overpass

( life / animals )
Read the rest of the article at Utah's first wildlife overpass " It's working! wrote DWR on social media, adding, As you can see, the 2nd year of this overpass has been successful at helping wildlife safely migrate over busy Interstate 80 and helping motorists be much safer as well... read more

Dog Owners Supposedly More At Risk For Covid

( life / animals / dogs )
Read the rest of the article at dog owners SUPPOSEDLY more at risk If this was Denmark, the government would want to kill everyone's dogs. Thank God I'm not Danish. They love killing animals over there. Who can forget this? And then, of course, they killed again. There is something ser... read more

Eagle Sends Drone To 'Watery Grave' In 'Brazen Attack' Over Lake Michigan

( life / animals / birds )
Read the rest of the article at upi.com/OddNews/2020/08/13/Eagle-sends-drone-to-watery-grave-in-brazen-attack-over-Lake-Michigan/2401597342194/ "Michigan state officials said a drone that was mapping shoreline erosion in the Upper Peninsula was sent to a watery grave in a brazen attack ... read more

Magnificent Animals Face Culling

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See here, here, and/or here. "We will not allow our animals to starve. We will not allow them to suffer. Culling would be the kindest and, if this came to pass, this is what we would do, she says. " And here's a place in Colorado you might want to visit and/or donate to.... read more

Indian Railway Company Using Bee Sounds To Ward Off Elephants

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Read the rest of the article at gephardtdaily.com "Officials with an Indian railway company said they have started using the recorded sound of buzzing bees to keep elephants from wandering onto the tracks..."... read more

A New Idea On Fostering Pets

( life / help / animals / pets )
A Mississippi hotel lets guests foster dogs during their stay and now more than 60 have found forever homes." Read the rest of the article at Yahoo News ... read more

National Weather Service Warns Of Falling Iguanas On Cold Night In Miami

( life / health / environment / animals )
The National Weather Service on Tuesday warned people in South Florida of the possibility of falling iguanas in advance of cold weather.... read more at upiDISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can read what they say in the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself. Make... read more

Elephant Climbs 5-Foot Wall To Steal Mangoes From Lodge

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Read the rest of the article at upi.com/Odd-News/2020/01/13/Elephant-climbs-5-foot-wall-to-steal-mangoes-from-lodge/3411578953055/ An elephant in a Zambian national park was caught in camera climbing over a wall to steal some mangoes from a safari lodge....... read more

After Losing Hope Of Ever Finding Their Dog, Pup Is Finally Found Living Like King Among Doting Prisoners

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Read the rest of the article at alabama-man-finds-dog-living-life-large-in-prison/Although this pup's owners were frantic with worry over his disappearance, he was found only days later living like a king amongst the local pri...... read more

Girl Had Only Been Volunteering At Pet Shelter For Two Days When She Was Reunited With Lost Cat

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Read the rest of the article at girl-volunteered-at-pet-shelter-for-two-days-until-reunited-with-lost-cat Hannah Rountree had not seen her cat Spunky in three years-at least until he reappeared at the animal shelter she had only just started volunteering. ... read more

Tennessee Safari Park

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Drove past this place a month ago on my way to New Madrid (just because). It looked interesting and is apparently getting great reviews.UPDATE: And now we've been there. We went last week (7/31/2020). It was great! You can buy feed buckets to feed the animals as you make your way through the... read more

Difference Between Alpacas And Llamas

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In case you were wondering, as I was...Click the image See also, llama vs. alpaca... read more

Elephant Poaching Falls Dramatically

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Some good news for a change: elephant-poaching-falls-dramatically-africa "Elephant poaching in Africa has dropped significantly from a peak in 2011, according to a new analysis of annual surveillance data. The progress seems to have resulted in large part from declining demand for ivory in Chi... read more

Donation To Harmony Haven

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We just donated to Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding and Horse Rescue. This recent snowstorm knocked down fencing, along with their shelter. And don't forget these guys: Adopt-a-horse here or here... read more

When Coyotes (Try To) Attack

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Well, I had an exciting morning. Who needs coffee to wake up? It was around 5:30 when I let our pug Joey out in the backyard. I'm standing there keeping an eye out for critters (there is no fence) when, sure enough, a couple of coyotes start trotting toward us, all casual-like as if out for a st... read more

Draft Horses Pull Big Rig Up Hill

( life / animals / horses )
A Minnesota couple harnessed their Belgian draft horses to help a semi truck driver whose vehicle was stuck on an icy driveway." Read more: Horses-pull-stuck-semi... read more

Animals Rescued From Wildfires

( life / animals )
"UC Davis has been caring for dozens of animals that were displaced or injured in the California wildfires over the past two weeks." Read the rest of the article at www.sacbee.com ... read more

Got Yelled At Today

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I got yelled at today... by a quail. I was crossing an empty lot toward the soccer field (for my daughter's soccer game) when I heard squawking. I looked down, and there it was, probably protecting its nest, obviously telling me to get lost. So I did. I am nothing if not considerate. Image co... read more

Horse Versus Google Street View

( education / tech / computers / animals )
I like horses. I like Google maps street view. The two don't like each other. See Google Street View car... read more

Dolphins Speak In Holographic Language

( culture / language / animals )
Very cool! Read the rest of the article at scientists-reveal-that-dolphins-speak-in-a-holographic-language/ UPDATE:The commenters are mostly unconvinced.... read more

My Sister's Horse Rescue

( life / help / charity / animals )
...... and riding therapy operation now has a GoFundMe page!I hope you've got some pocket change you can donate.Thanks. Here's the link (in case you missed the first two, above) :)gofundme.com/Facebook-harmony-h/donate See also: Willie Nelson rescues 70 horses from slaughter... read more

Please Donate To Harmony Haven

( life / help / charity / animals )
Please DONATE to Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding & Horse Rescue's fundraiser to build better shelter for the winter. Thanks. Please donate by clicking here. Thank you! Or go here: harmonyhaven.wordpress.com/donations And, last but not least (and possibly best of all), you can use Amazo... read more

One Too Many Cats

( life / animals / cats )
I was up a little earlier than usual this morning, which apparently surprised one of the cats in our house. The thing is, we only have one cat. Any more than that is too many. This one -- either a stray or just one of the neighbor's cats, I don't know; either way, it's apparently our cat ... read more

Just 'Cuz You Cut Off Its Head

( life / help / advice / animals )
Just 'cuz you cut off its head... don't assume it's harmless. Chef dies after spitting cobra he was cooking bit him on the hand ... 20 minutes after he had cut its head off. See Chef-dies-spitting-cobra-cooking... read more

Watch Tara The Hero Cat Attempt To Throw A Ceremonial First Pitch

( life / animals / cats )
Watch Tara the Hero Cat attempt to throw a ceremonial first pitch For those who saw that video. But then, who didn't? ... read more

Feral Cats Find A New Use

( life / animals / cats )
In case you're in the market for a barn cat, this is for you: sacbee.com/2013/08/31/5696395/feral-cats-get-a-second-life-as.html. Maybe other cities near you have a similar program.... read more

Saved A Life Today

( life / animals / turtles )
Probably. You never know about these things. Anyway, I had forgotten to buy cat food and that is what allowed me to be there in time to save a life. Taking my daughter to school this morning, I had to turn south on Nolensville Rd because Old Hickory was backed up. I was running late, and there'd... read more

Harmony Haven (12/23/2010)

( life / help / charity / animals )
You can watch it here: vimeo.com/18194031 HarmonyHaven2010 vimeo.com/18194031 Family visit in August to sister Jeannie's Harmony Haven therapy riding and horse rescue ranch in Cottonwood, California. Please donate by clicking here.Thank you. ... read more

Detection Dogs

( life / animals / dogs )
Read the rest of the article at A nose for wild things "These are no hounds. These are highly trained detection dogs used by biologists to canvass for animals, scat, rare plants and invasive weeds that are easily missed by humans."... read more

Harmony Haven (10/24/2010)

( life / help / charity / animals )
We spent the better part of Friday here at Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding & Horse Rescue in Cottonwood, CA. My sister and her family run it. Feel free to make a donation! Here's a 4-minute amateur video. Please donate by clicking here. Thank you.... read more

House The Horses

( life / help / charity / animals )
Please donate by clicking here. Thank you. We are always trying to raise money so we can build a barn for our wonderful horses.Some of the horses are older and need more shade or storm protection to be comfortable. Please donate by clicking here.Thank you.... read more

Bird In The House

( life / animals / birds )
Woke up this morning to a bird in the kitchen. I had a hunch the cat Sunny had brought something inside because, while still half asleep, I heard her banging around outside of the bedroom somewhere.Anyway, I walked into the kitchen, and there was a bird perched on the curtain rod over the back door. ... read more

Cool Site To Help Pets

( life / animals / pets / internet )
NoPawsLeftBehind.org "The No Paws Left Behind web site is here to help you through some tough times."... read more

Leaving Your Mark

( life / help / charity / animals )
We welcome all the visitors and students to our center, Harmony Haven. Our mission statement: "We rescue and rehabilitate horses so they can rescue and rehabilitate the people who need them most."It's all about leaving your mark or hoof print. Help others and have a better life just b... read more

Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding And Horse Rescue

( life / help / charity / animals )
We have started our non-profit organization in Cottonwood. Harmony Haven Therapy Riding and Horse Rescue. We will add you to our mailing list if you want updates (we now have 3 horses for our riders). Hope to hear from everyone. - Jeannie, 2008 Click below to see how much they've changed sinc... read more

Harmony Haven (2008)

( life / help / charity / animals )
My sister and her daughter have started a therapeutic riding and horse rescue! Don't forget to donate by clicking on the DONATE button. Please donate by clicking here.Thank you.... read more


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