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Cows Escape California Slaughterhouse, Stampede Through Neighborhood

( life / health / animals / covid )
Hurray for the cows! Showing more backbone than most humans, as evidenced by the latter allowing themselves to be pressured into getting one of these unnecessary (and unwise) covid shots. The one cow (mentioned at the bottom of the article) that had to be shot was black, so of course both Antifa ... read more

Counterfeit Seresto Collars Linked To Pet Deaths And Injuries

( life / animals / pets / health )
...from China, where they can monitor individuals down to the square inch, but cannot enforce safety laws at factories (or germ warfare labs). Go figure."If we can't depend on the EPA to warn the public about something so thoroughly documented, should we depend on the agency..."Read the R... read more

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! The family made a thorough search. They left a laundry basket of unwashed clothing near the spot they'd last seen Neesha on the chance she'd home in on the familiar scent marker. They even resorted to drones and took to the Internet to ask for help in finding Neesha, bu... read more

The 'World's Loneliest Elephant' Moving To Sanctuary With Other Elephants, Thanks To Cher

( life / animals / elephants )
Go to sunnyskyz.comUPDATE: See also first friend in 8 years... read more

Dog Owners Supposedly More At Risk For Covid

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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 seriously wrong with those people.Go to dog owners SUPPOSEDLY more at risk... read more

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

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"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 by a bald eagle."Go to upi.com/OddNews/2020/08/13/Eagle-sends-drone-to-watery-grave-in-brazen-attack-over-Lake-Michigan/2401597342194/... 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

( life / animals / elephants )
Go to 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

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A Mississippi hotel lets guests foster dogs during their stay and now more than 60 have found forever homes." Yahoo News... read more

Elephant Climbs 5-Foot Wall To Steal Mangoes From Lodge

( life / animals / elephants )
Go to 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 Dog, Pup Found Living Like King Among Doting Prisoners

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Go to 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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Go to girl-volunteered-at-pet-shelter-for-two-days-until-reunited-with-lost-catHannah 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

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 China... 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

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.": Horses-pull-stuck-semi... 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 copied fro... 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

My Sister's Horse Rescue

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...... 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/donateSee also: Willie Nelson rescues 70 horses from slaughter ... read more

Please Donate To Harmony Haven

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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/donationsAnd, last but not least (and possibly best of all), you can use AmazonSmile instead o... 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's buddy -- ... 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 pitchFor 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 be ... read more

Harmony Haven (12/23/2010)

( life / help / charity / animals )
You can watch it here: Please donate by clicking here.Thank you.... read more

Detection Dogs

( life / animals / dogs )
"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."Go to A nose for wild things ... read more

Harmony Haven (10/24/2010)

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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

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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

Snake

( culture / writing / blog / animals )
I almost stepped on a snake as Elizabeth and I came out of the creek. Yes, we were in the creek. Anyway, I yelled, Aaaah when he slithered past me toward Elizabeth and into the water.Elizabeth wanted to get a better look at him as he lay there half in the water, half out. It was only three feet lo... 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 because... 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, 2008Click below to see how much they've changed since this o... 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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