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Overall, shelter pet adoptions in 2020 were the lowest they have been in five years, but the number of adoptions has also declined significantly over that time frame. The remaining pets were simply adopted faster, which explains the empty cages. Instead, vets say pet owners – new and existing – were simply paying more attention …

Reverend Brenda Barnes gave and received kisses after delivering her Sunday sermon. The pastor applied a kiss, along with anointing oil, to the animals that were cooperative, as she led the annual pet blessing from noon to 2 p.m. at the New Hope Presbyterian Church pavilion in North Huntingdon. “They are offered near Saint Francis …

Viewers tonight praise Elaine Crowley and others for speaking out about their mental health issues. As they gathered for World Mental Health Day, they discussed their experiences, exchanged stories and shared the hope for improved mental health in Ireland on Just Ask: Mental Health Special. The Irish presenter AM herself was clinically diagnosed with a …

The crisis has provided an opportunity for Iran and its proxy in Lebanon, the militant group Hezbollah, to present themselves as intervening where other powers have failed. In recent weeks, Iran has sent fuel by tanker to Syria, where Hezbollah has organized caravans to take it to Lebanon. The whole operation defies US sanctions on …

Soju prepares for his next dangerous adventure. Macy Meyer / CNET I adopted my cat, Soju, during the pandemic – and I’ve already started to worry about leaving her as I return to the office. It’s understandable: we’ve spent almost 24 hours a day together for over a year. People have adopted a record number …

Support local journalism Your membership makes our reporting possible. {{featured_button_text}} “There was no way to treat all of the established patients,” she said. And with the veterinarian shortages, several receptionists, assistants and a practice director have also left the clinic. “Pandemic stress, constant tension and anxiety combined with rude, sometimes downright aggressive behavior, and unrealistic …

THE last thing a pet owner wants to see is that their furry friend is upset, but unfortunately that can happen for a lot of fear and anxiety around Bonfire Night. Due to their enhanced senses, animals may find the loud bangs, vibrations, and flashes of fireworks distressing, often resulting in stress-related behaviors. PDSA veterinarian …

AAs the holiday shopping season begins to prepare, supply chain experts are advising customers to buy gifts as early as possible due to traffic jams that are hampering the shipping system. The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented grunts in the supply chain, and these jams, characterized by rising shipping costs, clogged ports and insufficient store …

Kyle Center Street Trick-or-Treat takes place on October 23. (Courtesy of the Town of Kyle) There are many ways to enjoy fall in the Central Texas area, from attending a family festival, choosing the perfect pumpkin in a square, or going out into nature to enjoy the good weather. Note: The information for each event …

The digital pet health company announced that it has dedicated October to raising awareness about feline chronic kidney disease. To help raise awareness of feline chronic kidney disease (CKD), Basepaw has declared October Feline Kidney Disease Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Basepaw will support cat parents with tools and resources designed to help manage CKD …