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May 2018

  1. Researchers may be underestimating roadkill numbers

    A new study published in the Journal of Urban Ecology shows that roadkill, the number of wild animals killed by vehicles on roadways, may be underestimated due to the speed with which carcasses could be removed by scavengers for whom those animals make a good source of food. This study...

  2. 333 dog bites reported in Cleveland so far: How should you protect yourself?

    In light of the 333 reported dog bites in Cleveland so far in 2018, Amy Gutmann, who has been training dogs for 25 years, gives some tips to avoid getting bitten and understanding some of the body language of dogs that may be likely to bite.  There were 921 dog bit reports in 2017 in...

  3. Commemorating 50 Years of Canadian Animal Heroes

    Purina announced the newest inductees to the Purina Animal Hall of Fame. Sabrina, Arik, Ruth, and Lady were honored at a ceremony in Toronto. The Purina Animal Hall of Fame is the longest running pet-recognition program in Canada, hitting it's 50 year mark this year.

  4. At The Zoo, Harvard Medical Students Get A Different Kind Of Training

    Students at Harvard Medical School now have the opportunity to participate in the One Health Clinical Elective. A partnership with Zoo New England, the program allows students to shadow veterinarians at the Franklin Park Zoo and Stoneham's Stone Zoo in four-week rotations. The goal is to...

  5. One of Us: Lori Coleman's Deacon is her fourth pet therapy dog

    Jacksonville woman Lori Coleman has been providing pet therapy to nursing home residents, patients in hospitals, and students in schools for the past 23 years, most recently with Deacon, her fourth therapy dog. Deacon has had basic obedience training and the Canine Good Citizen training.