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  • In 2015, the American Board of Family Medicine published a lengthy review of the known health benefits of dog ownership. They presented evidence indicating that dogs have many positive benefits on both kids, and adults

    Oct 29, 2018

  • A workshop on the link between pet abuse and domestic violence on this first day of Domestic Violence Awareness week.In domestic violence situations, pets like Mocha here can be used as leverage to keep a victim in a violent situation or they can be harmed.

    Oct 29, 2018

  • House Bill 1216 makes it a summary offense to confine a dog or cat in an unattended vehicle if it endangers the animal's health.Law enforcement officers, humane officers, animal control officers, and emergency responders could remove the pets if they have reasonable belief that the animal is in imminent danger.

    Oct 29, 2018

  • Opinion piece about pet owners bringing their furry friends when traveling. 

    Oct 29, 2018

  • TRU’s Board of Governors have finalized a pet policy to prohibit animals from coming into campus buildings, apart from those in the Animal Health Technology program and service dogs.

    Oct 29, 2018

  • Children will learn about the five welfare needs – shelter, food and water, good health, appropriate company and the right living environment – and even get the chance to interact with some pets in-store.Read more at: https://www.worthingherald.co.uk/news/free-pets-at-home-half-term-workshops-for-children-in-worthing-and-rustington-1-8680883

    Oct 29, 2018

  • Officials at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter are working this week to save a 5-week-old puppy found in a dumpster with a severe bite to her head.BARCS’ Instagram account shared a post Tuesday with a photo of the puppy, a female they have since named Hootie.

    Oct 29, 2018

  • PTSD is difficult to treat. But those who went through the program reported lessening of symptoms and better mental health,” said lead author Beth A. Lanning, Ph.D., associate chair and associate professor of public health in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.“The veterans felt less anxious, depressed, angry and isolated than before the intervention,” she said. “They indicated feelings of self-acceptance, increased confidence, gratitude and hope, as well as increased patience.”

    Oct 29, 2018

  • A new study has found some of the clearest evidence yet that animals can judge time. By examining the brain's medial entorhinal cortex, the researchers discovered a previously unknown set of neurons that turn on like a clock when an animal is waiting.

    Oct 29, 2018

  • Dr. Nicholas Testa, Chief Physician Executive for Dignity Health Southern California, said, "They actually really create a home-life environment here in the hospital that is important for our patients and our families,"

    Oct 23, 2018

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