How we can use gaming to support positive aging (and support our relationships with our pets, too)

[ad_1] Margaret, 63, loves playing online Scrabble everyday with her sister who lives interstate. The online game allows a playful way to keep in constant contact when geographically distant. Tom, 70, discovered the joy of Wordle and shared his daily outcomes with friends. Penelope, 67, gets online to play Roblox games with her grandchildren who … Read more

Instead of pets, Maine priest blesses the animals who need it most

[ad_1] WESTBROOK, Maine — Usually, on Oct. 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, the Rev. Louis Phillips blesses his parishioners’ pets outside the church. But not this year. Instead of blessing dogs, cats, bunnies and birds with loving homes and caring owners, Phillips donned his vestments and … Read more

West Palm Beach animal shelter rescues 57 pets from Fort Myers

[ad_1] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Hurricane Ian displaced not only thousands of residents but also hundreds of pets. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League on Friday brought back 57 animals from the Gulf Coast Humane Society based in Fort Myers. The shelter was damaged, including losing a portion of its roof, during the Category 4 … Read more

Man who saved cat on AC unit during Hurricane Ian helps other pets

[ad_1] NAPLES, Fla. – As Hurricane Ian plowed through Florida’s Gulf Coast, Michael Ross waded into rising floodwaters to save a furry friend in distress, prompting a viral video and thousands of dollars in donations. As the storm arrived, Ross, 29, was with his family in Bonita Springs, he said. That’s when he saw the … Read more

New Report: Largest Counties Lack Adequate Shelters for Pets of Domestic Violence Victims

[ad_1] Washington, DC—In recognition of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has released new research that identifies a lack of sheltering services around the country—including in some of the most populated counties—for pets of domestic violence survivors. Safe havens include humane societies, veterinary offices, foster homes, and shelters that … Read more

The hero pets of Mobile Manor teach resilience through Hurricane Ian

[ad_1] Anthony Lehman is a big man, but when Hurricane Ian started to scream up the Caloosahatchee River and chomp bites off his roof, he turned to his most trusted friend. “Let’s go, Rocky!” he said. Lehman and the tabby cat he’s raised from kittenhood jumped in his 2015 Mazda 6 — Rocky taking the … Read more

My co-worker made no attempt to control the dogs

[ad_1] DEAR ABBY: My husband and I attended a party at the home of one of my co-workers. There were about 15 guests. The problem was the homeowner’s pets — two dogs that live inside. They were allowed to roam freely during the party. They barked each time a guest knocked or rang the doorbell, … Read more

Petco Unwraps One-Stop Holiday Shop to Help Pets and Pet Parents “Make More Merry” All Season Long

[ad_1] Petco’s holiday collection is bigger than ever before and more pet parents plan to involve pets in holiday gifting, up from last year SAN DIEGO, Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nearly 80% of pet parents plan to include their pets in holiday gifting and the majority continue to be more excited about celebrating the … Read more

Animals Displaced After Hurricane Ian Taken to Rescues in South Florida, New Jersey – NBC 6 South Florida

[ad_1] Nearly 100 animals from shelters are now in a safe space after their shelters were impacted by Hurricane Ian. Eighty-eight cats and dogs were flown from South Florida to New Jersey after their shelters on the southwest Florida coast were left unable to fully operate due to damage and staff shortages caused by Hurricane … Read more

After fires and a pandemic, Sonoma County pets get their blessings

[ad_1] They came, they barked and they were blessed while surrounded by people having wine. Following a two-year break blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards held its Blessing of the Animals Sunday afternoon just outside of Santa Rosa. Dogs are welcome year-round, but Sunday’s blessing is an especially popular event at … Read more