Overcrowded, inhumane conditions at animal shelters that are so bad shelter dogs go for weeks without walks and some have been unable to leave their cramped cages for weeks–and even months.
Category: Animal Caregivers
Calling All Cat People: Scientists Need Your Input
Scientists are asking for U.S. volunteers who live with cats to participate in a new research project.
Seniors with Dogs Suffer Less Disabilities
New research on older adults suggests that seniors who own a dog may be at lower risk of disability than those who have never been dog owners.
Sorry, You’re Not Good Enough to Adopt a Rescue Dog
Adopting a shelter animal in some areas of the U.S. today can entail a rigorous adoption process that includes intrusive, seemingly random and frequently impossible to achieve set of hurdles in which few people are deemed worthy enough to adopt.
Caring for Pets during COVID: Study
The results of a new study have revealed that animal owners frequently report concerns and worries relating to caring for their animal during the pandemic. The study also revealed pet owners had increased their appreciation of their animals during the first lock-down phase.
Pets are Lifesaving Heroes of the Lockdown
A new study has recently revealed the lifesaving role that pets have played in 2020. In addition to helping people cope with loneliness during the lockdown, one of the key ways pets are helping their human family members is by providing a much overlooked necessity for humans: physical touch.
Pet Adoption in the Age of Lock Down: A Story in Pictures
Thankfully, the virus lock-down has not meant that animals needing homes are blocked from being placed with new loving families.
Dogs Follow Caretaker to Hospital, Wait for His Release
Dogs in south Brazil took their loyalty to the next level when they followed their pack leader—a homeless man—all the way to hospital.
Stray Dogs Go to Church–To Find Their Forever Home
Every Sunday the church welcomes not only its parishioners but stray dogs, too. Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes is at the helm of this heartwarming act; he invites pups from off the streets to be part of weekend Mass in hopes that attendees will want to take them home.
Animal Shelter Workers, Vets at Increased Risk for Mental Health Problems, Suicide
New study confirms that animal shelter workers and veterinarians are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, compassion fatigue, burnout and even suicide.
Owning a Dog is in Your Genes: New Twin Study
New genetic research on twins suggest the choice of getting a dog is heavily influenced by an individual’s genetic make-up.
Majority Of Veterinarians Report Widespread Moral Distress: Study
Some disturbing results have emerged from a recent study focusing on the emotional conflicts and stress experienced by veterinarians… – … More