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  1. Florida school shooting survivors are welcomed back to class by therapy dogs

    Volunteers and therapy dogs from the Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC) were invited to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to welcome the students back on Wednesday and Thursday. The dogs, part of the organisation's Animal Assisted Therapy Program, participated in classes and ...

  2. Cottonwood P&Z approves animal sanctuary plans, time extension for condo project

    Masters would like additional animals to offer animal-assisted therapy for people. These would be occasional sessions at no charge, and by appointment only. She is requesting to allow two mini donkeys, one mule, and four goats. Occasional fostering of animals may be done on a limited basis.

  3. Students Get Therapy Dogs To Cope With Parkland Shooting

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students were greeted with therapy dogs to cope with the aftermath of the Parkland shooting upon returning to ... and affection of an animal is often a source of relief during difficult times like these,” said Marni Bellavia, the manager of the Animal Assisted...

  4. Pet Talk: How to prevent the spread of disease from pet to owner

    This week for Pet Talk, we sat down with Dr. Jen Klabunde from Northwood Animal Hospital, to learn more about Zoonotic Diseases. According to Dr. Klabunde, Zoonotic Diseases are diseases that exist in pets but can be transferred to their owners. She also brought Carter with her on set! Carter is...

  5. Zoonoses and Public Health

    Lyme disease surveillance in the United States: Looking for ways to cut the Gordian knot (pages 227–229). M. L. Cartter, R. Lynfield, K. A. Feldman, S. A. Hook and A. F. Hinckley. Version of Record online: 12 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1111/zph.12448. Abstract · Article · PDF(200K) · PDF(200K) ·...

  6. Darwin's Dogs Project Takes Closer Look At Pets' DNA And Behavior

    They hope that by finding a cause hidden in dogs' genetics, it could also eventually lead to breakthroughs in the same conditions in people. “Even though there are a lot of differences between dogs and humans, you look at the really important things that are relevant to health, there's not that...

  7. Rabies warning and measures to protect your family

    Do not attempt to feed, approach, or touch wild animals. Do NOT shoot healthy appearing animals merely due to this warning. If you see a wild animal acting abnormally* report it to Arizona Game & Fish Department officials at (623)237-7201. Hunters should wear rubber gloves when skinning any wild ...

  8. Petline product targets paw pooch protection levels in Canada

    Petline Insurance Company, Canada's only licensed insurance company to focus solely on pet health insurance, estimates there are just under 14 million pets [cats and dogs] in Canada. However, judging by figures at the end of 2016, the insurer estimated only 220,000 cats and dogs across the...

  9. 2 Student Groups Recognized for One Health Day Events

    One Health Day—an international campaign co-coordinated by the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative, and the One Health Platform Foundation— is celebrated around the world every year on November 3. To coincide with the holiday, various One Health Day events are held across the ...

  10. Study shows service dogs can help PTSD patients

    The study was co-funded by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute and Bayer Animal Health. Maggie O'Haire, a veterinary medicine professor, led the study. The study was co-authored by Kerri Rodriguez, a veterinary medicine graduate student. O'Haire was also assisted in her story by K9s For ...

  11. Fever of the Rat

    Back in the 1980s, S.O.S. calls after midnight were common in the field of infectious disease. And as soon as my pager started to trill, I turned on my bedside lamp and dialed—often within thirty seconds. One night, I connected to an intern I'll call Paddy. The background din quickly spelled...

  12. The bond between humans and dogs dates back at least 14000 years

    The researchers also point out that because the puppy was too young to have had any practical use for hunting, the humans likely had a bond with the animal. "We suggest that at least some Late Pleistocene humans regarded dogs not just materialistically, but may have developed emotional and...

  13. Petland Expands K9 Support

    For more than 49 years, Petland Pet Counselors have been dedicated to matching the right pet with the right person and meeting the needs of both. To its customers who already have pets, Petland is dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond. Petland was ...

  14. Trailer: 'Sgt. Stubby' Promises a Heartwarming “Tail” Pulled from the Trenches

    ... a century of recognition by animal rescues and welfare organizations, and Fun Academy has partnered with more than 70 regional and national animal organizations across the entire US to shine a light on the human-animal bond and the amazing things adopted animals can do when given a chance ...