Animal Joy: Protect Your Pet From Extreme Cold

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“All beings tremble before violence. 
All fear death, all love life. See 
yourself in others. Then whom can 
you hurt? What harm can you do?”
 – Buddha It’s no coincidence that I came across this article from The Humane Society of the United States about protecting our pets from frigid winter temperatures. I posted it […]

Animal Joy Sees No Joy in New HBO Series

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Please read the article by DawnWatch and sign the petition. Very few signatures are still in need to get the attention of those in charge at HBO. The new series, Luck, is killing horses just like real barbaric horse racing does. Read below and please sign. Thank you! When I learned that HBO was planning […]

I Can Get What From My Pet?!?

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Most people know that wild animals can give rabies to people, but what they may not realize is that pets like cats, dogs and birds can pass diseases to people. That may sound scary, but prevention isn’t all that hard. Here’s what to know about keeping pets and people safe from each other. First, don’t […]

The Joy And Heartache of Being A Pet Owner

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Call me crazy, but if I’m nuts so is my husband. We have five pets; two cats and three dogs and that’s just of late. What can I say; we love animals – all kinds. Just like our four children each one brings us undeniable joy and relentless heartache. The boys (dogs) Adam, Louie and Franky […]

New ASPCA Program Takes Action to Prevent Animal Hoarding

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It happens more often than you might think: ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Agents receive a call about a New York City resident who, like thousands of hoarders nationwide, is housing more animals than he can care for adequately. The Agents arrive at the scene to find that, while the situation doesn’t violate the law, […]

Pet Holiday Safety Tips

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Lights, decorations, good food…every year, as we celebrate the holidays, we fill our homes with seasonal cheer for ourselves and our families. However, what may seem beautiful and harmless to us may pose hidden dangers to our pets. Don’t let an emergency spoil the festivities! Below are some common holiday hazards for dogs and cats […]

Grand Rapids Cows Update

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We’ve received word on the fate of two of the four missing cows, and I wish so much that the news was better. Saturday, we heard that one poor girl was shot and believed to have been butchered by a local farmer when she wandered onto his farm. Today, we were informed that a second cow was […]

Truck Accident In Grand Rapids Leaves Four Cows Missing

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Truck Accident in Grand Rapids Leaves Four Cows Missing http://detnews.com/article/20100722/METRO/7220463/Cows-escape-after-slaughterhouse-truck-overturns A livestock transport truck carrying former dairy cows was bound for a rendering plant when it overturned in Grand Rapids early Wednesday morning.  Tragically, several didn’t survive the crash and those who could be captured finished their journey to the rendering plant. Four of the […]

Animal Joy On The Prowl!

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What’s Animal Joy focused on these days? Aside from the usual, I mean. As my work with Sasha Farm has become a springboard to many animal concerns and causes, I have found myself asking what more can I do for animals and their welfare? After the massive devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing […]

Earth Talk: Ditch Toxic Flea Collars

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Despite improvements in recent years, pesticides in flea collars are still harmful to pets and humans. Are there ways to minimize fleas without resorting to chemical concoctions? And is anything being done to ban these dangerous products from store shelves? Americans spend some $1 billion each year on products designed to combat fleas. Many of […]