Cat Lovers Connect and Create Feline-Focused Couples

Just in time for International Cat Day on August 8,  cat lovers rejoice! There is now a dating app made specifically for cat people to connect — Tabby. Created by sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson, the app is designed “for both cat lovers and cat owners,” according to a release. “Cat-lovers will be able to meet […]

Happy as pigs in mud: Harrisburg girl navigates disability with assistance pet

Hannah Hartley’s just like any other 10-year-old with a pet. The two are inseparable: They share a room, play outside and unwind on the couch together. Hannah feeds her beloved Stormcloud — Stormy, for short — plenty of treats, provides ample belly rubs and picks up after her droppings during walks. But Stormy’s no dog. […]

USDA and Maine CDC team up to distribute rabies vaccines in the wild

AUGUSTA, Maine — Oral rabies vaccine baits will be distributed in northeastern Maine beginning on or about Aug. 3 through Aug. 7 as part of ongoing, cooperative rabies control efforts aimed at reducing the spread of raccoon rabies in Maine. Approximately 385,000 ORV baits targeting raccoons will be distributed by air and ground over a […]

Amazing benefits to seniors having pets

Pets bring much joy to the lives they touch. So it should come as no surprise that the 2019-20 National Pet Owners Survey, which was conducted by the American Pet Products Association, found that about 85 million families in the United States own a pet. In Canada, 7.5 million households are home to companion animals, […]

Frontline workers get helping paw from “Dogtor” Loki

A therapy dog dubbed “Dogtor” Loki is being celebrated for going above and beyond in the line of duty. Read about the service dog that has been honored with an AKC Paw of Courage award.

World’s Oldest Cat Dies at Age 31

Rubble, the world’s oldest cat, has died at age 31: ‘He was an amazing companion,’ his owner says. Read more here. 

Oldest Golden Retriever in History Celebrates 20th Birthday – Virtually

With a dog-friendly cake and loved ones around her, August the golden retriever celebrated her birthday recently. But little did she know that as she licked the frosting off her cake, she was making history. Read about Auggie’s big day here.

Meet This Popular Essential Worker. And Give Her a Scratch Behind the Ear.

Children in the hospital lost many of their activities during Covid-19. More than ever, they rely on the contact and comfort of therapy dogs. Continue reading at The New York Times Photo Credit: Melissa Golden for The New York Times

Animal-assisted therapy offered virtually at hospice

Patients at Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice in Springfield have been receiving animal-assisted therapy virtually through photos and videos during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here. 

Young Readers Keep Connecting With Canine Companions

In-person interactions are on hold because of the pandemic, but Tallahassee Memorial’s Animal Therapy program continues in a virtual format. Keep reading to learn more.