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  1. Grants to support studies exploring the human-animal bond

    The Society for Companion Animal Studies has announced a funding program to support human-animal bond research. Each year for three years, the society will provide up to five grants worth up to £10,000.

  2. Coronavirus outbreak may curb wildlife trafficking

    Thanks to the Coronavirus epidemic, China has banned the selling of wild animals in markets until the epidemic's end. Conservationists are pushing the government to make it a permanent ban.

  3. Tougher start could help captive-bred game birds

    According to new research, captive-bred game birds could benefit from a tougher early life. Such a start could help them develop survival skills to prepare them for adult life.

  4. Your pet pals and the coronavirus

    The coronavirus, which has caused the WHO to declare an international public health emergency, is zoonotic. Veterinarians stress the importance of caring for your pets despite the fact that there are no epidemiological signs yet.

  5. Awards celebrate second-chance horses

    Jackie Robertson and her horse, Ruith, won the Unbreakable Bond category World Horse Welfare’s annual Rehomed Horse of the Year 2019 competition. Ruith has been with Jackie for 24 years.

  6. Ruff day? Therapy dogs provide help

    Dog teams from the Go Team Therapy, Crisis and Airport Dogs program make visits with students at the DeForest Area Middle School.

  7. 'Like pet therapy': Foster cats delight customers at NS bookstore

    A book store owner in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia fosters cats. The cats are free to roam the book store, giving them a chance at socialization to increase their chances at adoption as well as giving customers a chance at therapeutic interactions with the felines.

  8. Therapy Dogs Arrive At UK Airports To Help Nervous Flyers

    Southampton International Airport has begun stationing therapy dogs at the airport to help passengers dealing with stress and anxiety during travel. The dogs come from the Therapy Dogs Nationwide organization.