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Need more of the Olympic Games? This animal shelter hosts PyeongChang with pets

First there was the Kitten Bowl, then the Puppy Bowl, and now, we’re about to spoil you even more with the cutest Winter Olympics to date — a PyeongChang for adoptable pets. Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control, the municipal shelter for the Charlotte, North Carolina area,...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:20pm

Canned dog food recalled for possible euthanasia drug contamination

Several kinds of canned dog food are being recalled for containing a drug used to euthanize animals. The J.M. Smucker Company said it is recalling certain products, including Kibbles ‘N Bits and Gravy Train cans, for turning up positive results of pentobarbital. Pentobarbital is most...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:00pm

ASPCA funds microchip scanners for all NYPD precincts to fight animal cruelty

In its continued effort to help the NYPD fight animal cruelty, the ASPCA is funding pet microchip scanners for all 86 police precincts, including Housing Police Service Areas, across the city, the organization announced Monday. Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are implanted in...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:52pm

Everything you need to know to catch the upcoming Kitten Bowl

The team rivalries might be viscous, but there’s one thing everyone can enjoy on Super Bowl Sunday: the Kitten Bowl. Even dog lovers can’t deny the cuteness of the little fluffs. So before you dish out the snacks to your guests and the shade to your rival team, bring family and friends...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:44pm

47K-square-foot animal shelter coming to the Bronx

Homeless animals in New York City will have a new resource with a city animal shelter coming to the Bronx. A 47,000-square-foot Animal Care Centers (ACC) of NYC facility is projected to open in the East Bronx in 2024, city officials announced this week. The full-service shelter is expected to...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 1:12pm

Caramel the kitten back with MSPCA after being stolen

Caramel, a two-and-a-half-month-old kitten, was on her way back to the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen after being stolen from the adoption center Thursday afternoon. At about 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, the brown and orange kitten was stolen by a woman who put the kitten in her bag, officials said....

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

A scientist explains Cape Cod’s 'frozen sharks'

Winter has already taken its toll on Boston and its surrounding areas with record-breaking flooding, frigid temperatures and lots of snow, but are humans the only ones feeling its effects? The rapid drop of water temperatures in coastal waters may have played a role in the deaths of four thresher...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 2:35pm

Bye-bye glitter? Scientists suggesting a ban just in time for the holidays

Glitter catches our eye, adds glitz to anything and can glam up your look on a hot night out. It also gets stuck on everything and seemingly (like beach sand) never goes away, but that isn’t why researchers are suggesting a ban on glitter. Glitter does “terrible damage” to the...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:27am

Uptown and Downtown rats in NYC are genetically different, study finds

You’ve heard of Uptown girls, but what about Uptown rats? Apparently, rats that live Uptown and Downtown in New York City have distinct genetic differences, according to a new paper out of Fordham University. Matthew Combs, a PhD student at Fordham, is writing his dissertation about the...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 5:03am

Adopt a pet and then get 'Stuffed' with Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli, the “queen of mean,” isn’t known for keeping mum. She said her parents taught her never to talk about who she is voting for or how much money she makes. Everything else is fair game. Animal adoption and body issues are two topics the comic will talk about freely...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 4:42pm

7 foods to keep away from your pet this Thanksgiving (and some alternatives)

We give thanks for our furry family members and want to spoil them year ‘round, but while we indulge in Thanksgiving goodies, we need to be the humans in the relationship and monitor what our party animals get into. Here are some pet safety tips to get you through your Thanksgiving meal. 1...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:41am

The most vegan-friendly meal kit delivery services: PETA

In a world of conveniences, there are meal delivery kits. Companies like the well-known Blue Apron or FreshDirect ship you the ingredients you need plus the recipe. All you have to do is cook and serve. Unless you’re vegan. Then, your options could seem a bit dismal, but maybe you're not...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:18pm

These pet-parent life hacks will simplify your whole existence

My cats are my kids. Wait, wait! Hear me out. I love my furry little jerks, but sometimes taking care of them is a hassle (that I’ll gladly take) when life gets busy. And those are cats! Dogs typically require more attention than their feline counterparts, so we’re offering up these...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:53pm

Another reason science rules: Those puppy dog eyes are just for you!

You know those people who try to tell you that your pet doesn’t really love you or only uses you for food? You know how you want to just tell them “shut up” because you know your fur-kid loves you? Now, you can tell them to “shut up” with science because a new study on...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 2:09am

Florida man fighting to keep emotional support squirrel

A Florida man must choose between his emotional support squirrel or his home. Ryan Boylan of Clearwater Beach received a notice from his condo association saying the squirrel has to go. Boylan said he saved the squirrel, Brutis, during Hurricane Matthew and the two have become inseparable. "...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9:06pm

K9 officer hot car deaths at a record high: PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) told Metro exclusively that at least 13 K9 officers died as a result of being left in a hot car so far this year, already surpassing 2016’s K9 officer fatality numbers. Of the 13 K9 officer deaths, two resulted in criminal charges, four...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:32pm

Yes, people can still — and do — die from rabies in the United States

Bats don’t actually fly around looking to suck on the blood of unsuspecting humans, but they do bite — and some of them carry rabies. Unfortunately, a Florida man learned that the hard way after receiving a bite from a bat infected with rabies. He didn’t seek treatment and died a...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 5:08pm

Lara Trump's White House duties 'unprecedented,' 'inappropriate': Watchdogs

Move over, Princess Royal. Another Trump is holding high-level meetings: Lara Trump. President Trump’s daughter-in-law, an advisor to his campaign, is crossing the line between campaigning and serving the public, watchdog groups said. Lara Trump, campaign adviser President Trump’s...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 2:52pm

Adorable snow leopard cub has Bronx Zoo debut

Just in time for Halloween – and the last weekend of Boo at the Zoo – the Bronx Zoo debuted one of its newest residents, a snow leopard cub, which is sometimes known as a “ghost cat.” “This snow leopard cub is special not only because it is an ambassador for its...

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:28pm

Host of My Big Fat Pet Makeover on Animal Planet shares training tips for chunky pets

We had so much fun talking to Travis Brorsen, host of Animal Planet’s My Big, Fat Pet Makeover, that he gave us some tips and tricks to understanding our pets and how to train them without tipping the scale. I love this picture from @AnimalPlanet of Gracie’s before and after. We...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 9:13pm