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The Fast and The Furriest: Annual wiener dog race returns in Mount Pearl

The race has just begun for these dachshunds. (Henrike Wilhelm/CBC News) Over 40 pet owners proudly gathered for the 11th annual Wiener Dog Races at the NL Pet Expo in Mount Pearl this weekend. “People will train,” said Tanya Martin, founder of Dachshunds of Newfoundland and Labrador and an organizer of the race. “People wanna …

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Untreated sewage was released into the sea after the storm as people were told to stay away from Fylde beaches

Play Brightcove videos People are being urged to stay away from beaches until further notice on the Fylde coast after raw sewage was pumped into the sea during a storm. United Utilities says the ‘pollution incident’ saw the sewage, mixed with rainwater, released into the sea after a pipe burst on Monday 12 June. It …

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Georgian Triangle Humane Society preparing for annual ‘Walk for Pets’ fundraiser

Animal lovers will unite alongside their furry friends for a cause very close to their hearts later this month. The Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) is preparing for its 11th annual Walk for Pets. The fundraiser brings in about 10 per cent of the organization’s yearly fundraising targets and is a critical way to spread …

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Pet palliative care program ‘the perfect fit’ for first foster

A new program from the PEI Humane Society has brought a lot of happiness to the first Islanders participating in it. The Palliative Care Foster Program, which sends older animals home with families to be cared for in their last months, started in March. The society has dozens of families lined up to participate. Tasha, …

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SPCA offers free pet health screening for low-income Singapore households

SINGAPORE: This weekend, 77 cats, 25 dogs, four rabbits, three hamsters and one chinchilla underwent health checks as part of a program that lets low-income households receive veterinary care for their pets. The initiative by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was launched on Saturday (May 13) at Marsiling, where the …

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University of Guelph experts weigh in on avian flu risk in pets and humans

Migration season is underway and scientists warn it could fuel the spread and evolution of avian influenza. “Because we have birds moving this time of year, it creates some added risk,” said Scott Weese, a professor at the Ontario Veterinary College and the University of Guelph. “We’re getting birds coming in from areas where they …

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Overflow of dogs prompts Winnipeg Animal Services to hold sale

Winnipeg Animal Services held a dog sale on the weekends, as its shelter deals with an ongoing influx of pets that leave them regularly over capacity. “We’re seeing more dogs coming in after the pandemic, which is very sad,” Leland Gordon, general manager of Animal Services, told CBC on Sunday. “It seems like we’re having …

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Animal lovers flock Joshimath to tend to abandoned pets | Dehradun News

DEHRADUN: When Sanjay Mohapatra reached Joshimath on the afternoon of January 21, he found that a family who was rushing to a safer location in Pipalkoti was abandoning their dog in Singhdhar. The dog is now being looked after by Mohapatra, an animal lover, and his team. Mohapatra is in Joshimath with his team of …

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