Million Dollar Dog

A red Tibetan Mastiff now claims the title of the World’s Most Expensive Dog. It is reported that a coal baron from the north of China paid $1.5 million for the 11 month old, 180 lb. puppy. His name is Hong Dong which means Big Splash in English. The Tibetan Mastiff, an ancient breed, was […]


Year in Review: 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, let’s take a look at the some of the top stories of this past year in animal welfare legislation, recalls, research, animal heroes and natural disasters. Contents 1 Legislation 2 Recalls 3 Research 4 Animal Heroes 5 Natural disasters Legislation A bill to ban crush videos has been approved […]

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Microchips and Cancer

The potential of microchips causing cancer was brought to our attention by members of bonecancerdogs. Merck Pharmaceuticals is facing a lawsuit by an owner claiming their HomeAgain pet microchip caused cancer in the owner’s cat. Dr. Katherine Albrecht, a consumer advocate, highly knowledgeable on adverse reactions to implanted microchips said, “Based on the alarming number […]


Wildlife Affected by Fire in Northern Israel

On Dec. 1, 2010 a huge forest fire broke out in Northern Israel‘s Carmel region. The fire burned for days, decimating about 12,300 acres of land. 42 people lost their lives in the fire and many people are homeless as a result of the fire. The fire was apparently started by negligence. Some of the […]

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The Effects of Volcanoes on Pet Health

The volcano in Iceland put many animals at risk. Animals who inhale or ingest volcanic ash are at risk for fluoride poisoning. This could cause internal bleeding, long-term bone damage and teeth loss. This was a large concern for farmers of sheep, cattle and horses in southern Iceland. Some horses panicked and ran away. They […]

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Save More Lives, Take the ASPCA 100K Challenge

Are you looking to make a real difference in the lives of animals? ASPCA is searching for public and private shelter leaders and volunteers to take their town to the next level by vastly increasing pet adoptions in their community. To sweeten the deal, they’re launching a friendly competition to inspire innovation and showcase successful, […]

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The First Dog, Bo

All the U.S. Presidents have had pets except for three. Pres. Barack Obama is no exception to the rule. Shortly after entering the White House, he and his family adopted a six-month old Portuguese Water Dog which they named Bo. The pure-bred dog was given to the Obamas as a gift by Sen. Ted Kennedy […]