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2013-10-02 23:28:50

Karen Bostick, creator and CEO of and PetsPage.com was excited to learn that the Canyon County, Idaho Animal Shelter won $25,000 from the 2013 $100,000 Rachael Ray Challenge by winning the "Community Engagement Award" for using social media to find homes for more pets. Bostick and PetsPage assisted the Shelter during the contest by promoting the shelter’s adoptable pets through PetsPage.com – a social pet community and her extensive social media network. Boise, Idaho (PRWEB)...

2013-10-01 23:19:52

On average, Pets Best Insurance clients file first claims about 2 months after enrolling pets. Boise, ID (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Pets Best Insurance, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, released new data today showing that a significant number of its clients file multiple insurance claims for their pets each year, with many saving hundreds to thousands of dollars in the process. In addition, many clients who enroll their four-legged family members in Pets Best...

2013-10-01 23:19:35

CanineJournal.com has just completed a full pet insurance comparison to find the best pet insurance carrier for 2013 and 2014. This unbiased pet insurance comparison has resulted in three national companies earning top on CanineJournal.com's list of best pet insurance companies in the nation. Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 On the tail of National Pet Health Insurance Month, organized by the North American Pet Health Insurance Association, CanineJournal.com shares their...

2013-10-01 08:20:10

Dog-rescue airlift saves hundreds of wet-nosed lives ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 300 homeless dogs will be rescued from Georgia kill shelters and airlifted from MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield in Hinesville, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Pilots N Paws' Operation Special Delivery. Petmate will provide travel carriers, harnesses, collars and leads to make sure all transported pets are safe and comfortable for this life-saving trip....

2013-09-30 23:24:43

Pet Kept Secrets, a social network for pets and their owners that allows users to search for pet-related services, is working on a new release that will be coming out later this year. Pet Kept Secrets is the most useful website for pets, their owners, pet-related businesses and non-profit organizations and is only going to get better with the new added features. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Pet Kept Secrets has been working to be the best site for pet owners since its inception...

2013-09-30 08:29:27

SUMMIT, N.J., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeAgain(®) Pet Recovery Service, a division of Merck Animal Health, today announced the five finalists for the HomeAgain Hero of the Year Award. Chosen by an esteemed panel of judges from the animal welfare community, each finalist was identified as having outstanding dedication to supporting the health and well-being of companion animals. "We received hundreds of nominations detailing countless ways people are contributing to and making a...

2013-09-26 12:26:57

Live from the Beverly Hilton on October 5th and broadcast nationwide on Hallmark Channel October 30, Lawrence joins Betty White, Marlee Matlin, Ryan O'Neal, and a galaxy of stars to help celebrate heroes on both ends of the leash LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beloved television and movie actor Joey Lawrence has been chosen to host an unusual and heart-warming national television special, joining a veritable galaxy of stars to celebrate some very special...

2013-09-24 23:35:52

Royal Flush Havanese discusses the pros and cons of purchasing health insurance for dogs. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Pet health insurance is a rapidly growing industry, a phenomenon that did not exist until relatively recently. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimated in 2007 that out of the 72 million dogs and 82 million cats in the United States, only 850,000 were covered by insurance policies. Caring for a pet can be costly, especially when something...

2013-09-24 23:32:45

Animal Support cofounders Dr. Michael Omidi, Julian Omidi, and Maria Abaca are new supporters of the rescue efforts and animal welfare programs of MuttNation Foundation. (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 The charity Animal Support and its cofounding trio Dr. Michael Omidi, Julian Omidi, and Maria Abaca are new supporters of the animal rescue organization, MuttNation. The like-minded charities are excited to assist shelters and animal assistance organizations by providing spay and neuter...

2013-09-24 23:01:35

Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic offers tips to keep pets healthy. Damariscotta, ME (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 October is National Pet Wellness Month. It is important to have a plan to keep pets healthy. Everyone knows healthy food and exercise is key for people's health, but it is also key to a pet’s health. What pet owners often neglect are the preventive care visits to the doctor for themselves, as well as their pets. Whether it is due to lack of time, finances or just not seeing...


Latest Pets Reference Libraries

Smith's Bush Squirrel, Paraxerus cepapi
2012-06-14 21:17:27

Smith’s bush squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi) is native to many areas of Africa including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, and Zambia, among other regions. Its other common names include the Yellow-footed Squirrel and the South African name of Tree Squirrel. Smith’s bush squirrel is approximately 1.1 feet in length, including the tail, which can comprise up to half the body length. It is small, weighing only seven ounces. The fur color of this squirrel varies in...

Cape Porcupine, Hystrix africaeaustralis
2012-05-16 12:45:20

The cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) is sometimes called the South African porcupine, and can be found in much of sub-Saharan Africa, however, it is not found in the southwestern desert regions. It is an Old World porcupine. The cape porcupine prefers to make its home in hills or rocky outcrops in dens or caves that it burrows. The female members of this species are the largest rodents in southern Africa, weighing in at an average between forty to sixty-six pounds and they can...

House Mouse, Mus musculus
2012-05-01 11:42:07

Even in the wild, this rodent is associated with humans by destroying crops and stored food. The house mouse is also known as the fancy mouse, a common pet. It is also a widely used laboratory animal, important for testing in genetics, biology, and medicine. There are three recognized subspecies of the house mouse. These mice thrive in a number of locations including fields, houses, and commercial structures. An adult male house mouse can have a body length of up to 3.9 in, and tail length...

Townsend’s Ground Squirrel, Urocitellus townsendii
2012-04-23 07:42:28

The Townsend’s ground squirrel, or Urocitellus townsendii, can be found in many areas of the United States. The range of this squirrel includes south-central Washington, western Utah, east Oregon, southern Idaho, and most of Nevada. They can also be found in the eastern extremities of California. There are seven subspecies of this type of squirrel including Merriam’s ground squirrel and Piute ground squirrel. Townsend’s ground squirrels prefer to live in arid environments, most often...

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2007-08-14 03:55:22

Richardson's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii), is a ground squirrel native to North America. It is found mainly in the northern states of the United States, such as North Dakota, and in southern Canada, such as southern Alberta and Southern Saskatchewan. The range of this animal expanded as forests were cleared to create farm land. It lives in short grass prairies and has also adapted to suburban environments. A typical adult is about 12 inches long. Weight varies greatly with...

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