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2014-10-15 08:31:42

Non-profit organization is the dream of a 12-year-old leukemia survivor wanting to "pay forward" the help she received during her illness SEAL BEACH, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PoundWishes, a non-profit and web site focused on ending the needless euthanasia of 3-4 million shelter pets each year due to health problems, shelter overcrowding or lack of resources, today announced it has granted 150 PoundWishes in its first six months of operations. PoundWishes...

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2014-10-13 08:22:37

ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pest control leader Orkin released its top 20 rattiest cities. The markets are ranked by the number of rodent treatments the company performed in 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141010/151520 1. Chicago 11. Dallas-Ft. Worth 2. Los Angeles 12. Denver 3. Washington, D.C.-Hagerstown 13. Houston 4. New York 14. Atlanta 5. San Francisco-Oak-San Jose 15....

2014-10-10 23:02:46

David and Kelly Backes join other luminaries participating in Best Friends’ photo campaign featuring celebrities posed with their personal rescued dogs and/or cats in support of the Save Them All http://bestfriends.org/save call to action. ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 David Backes, NHL hockey player and captain of the St. Louis Blues, two-time Olympian and Silver medalist, and his wife Kelly, an animal welfare professional, walk the walk when it comes to saving the lives of...

2014-10-09 23:08:10

Animal Aid USA, Dogs on Death Row, Pilots N Paws, and a host of volunteers rescued a record-breaking number of homeless and abandoned animals Sept. 27, 2014, and sent them on their way to forever homes across the U.S. GREENVILLE, S.C. (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Animal Aid USA founders Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Karen Talbot joined forces with Dogs On Death Row and Pilots N Paws last month to rescue 490 dogs and one little pig named Lily, making it the largest adoption rescue in South...

2014-10-09 23:07:28

"My Cat From Hell" Behaviorist Says All Cats Deserve Love and Protection BETHESDA, MD (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 The Cat Daddy himself, Jackson Galaxy, stars in Alley Cat Allies’ National Feral Cat Day® (Oct. 16) Public Service Announcement (PSA) to help raise awareness of community cat care. On his popular Animal Planet show “My Cat From Hell,” Galaxy works with cats of all kinds, and teaches cat owners how to provide an enriched environment for their furry family...

2014-10-09 12:23:10

QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Nature Québec is appealing to Canadians and individuals worldwide to take a stand against the Quebec government and TransCanada Corporation in an effort to prevent them from perpetrating a crime against biodiversity by building an oil terminal in the heart of an endangered species' breeding and nursing grounds. Today, Nature Québec is launching the English version of its petition, www.saveourbelugas.com The white beluga of the St. Lawrence...

2014-10-08 23:13:30

Royal Flush Havanese shares tips on creating a healthy environment for child/puppy relationship success. Children and puppies should have a mutually respectful relationship which will foster a fulfilling, unique bond. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Most parents with young children have heard the question “Can we get a puppy?” at least a few times. However, adding a puppy into a mix of youngsters is often an area of contention. If not done correctly, introducing a young...

2014-10-08 23:00:57

Additional Donations for Park Cities Pet Sitter’s Presents 4 Pets Campaign Are Still Being Collected Through November 8th. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 On September 27th, 2014, Park Cities Pet Sitter hosted a “Stuff-the-SUV” Event at the Pet Supplies Plus location at 6060 E. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas that netted $8600 in donations for Dallas street dog rescue group, Duck Team 6. The pet supply drive was part of Park Cities Pet Sitter’s and NAPPS' Presents 4 Pets...

2014-10-07 16:24:53

More than a quarter of a million lives saved during five-year nationwide competition NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that 68,805 dogs and cats were adopted during the three-month 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, an increase of 16,789 over the same period last year. Over the five years of the $100K Challenge - held annually since 2010 - contestants saved a total of...

Pheidole megacephala
2014-10-07 03:00:30

Provided by Diana Yates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The big-headed ant (Pheidole megacephala) is considered one of the world’s worst invasive ant species. As the name implies, its colonies include soldier ants with disproportionately large heads. Their giant, muscle-bound noggins power their biting parts, the mandibles, which they use to attack other ants and cut up prey. In a new study, researchers report that big-headed ant colonies produce larger soldiers when they...


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2014-10-16 10:41:37

The Jacob sheep, also known as the piebald sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that developed without large amounts of human intervention, making it an heirloom or unimproved breed. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known to have descended from some type of Old World sheep. Piebald or spotted sheep have been documented throughout history in many areas including the Mediterranean and the Far East. One account of this breed, possibly the oldest, includes the story of the Biblical figure...

Lacaune
2014-10-14 11:06:32

The Lacaune is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from the Lacaune region near southern France, from which it was named. Although it is now used for milk production, it once only produced 18.4 gallons during the human milking period each year. The French government established a strict selective breeding program that included rigorous breeding and meticulous record keeping, as well as increased knowledge about the care of the breed and cooperation of farmers across the area. This...

Karakul
2014-10-14 10:22:10

The Karakul, also known as the Qaraqul, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Central Asia and is thought to have been raised in that area since 1400 BC. Because it has been raised in the desert regions of Central Asia, it is extremely hardy and can survive in arid conditions with little water by storing fat in its tail. This breed is raised in the deserts of Namibia and was introduced into that area by German scientists during the early twentieth century. The Karakul often...

Hog Island Sheep
2014-10-14 10:12:48

The Hog Island sheep is a breed of feral sheep that resides on Hog Island in Virginia. The breed descended from domestic sheep that were brought to the island during the 1700’s. Most likely the sheep used to develop the hog island sheep were modern English sheep, but Merino sheep could have been present on the island. It became feral between the 1930’s and 1940’s after a storm forced the evacuation of the island, leaving some sheep behind to live free of human intervention. During the...

Herdwick
2014-10-10 08:58:14

The Herdwick is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to North West England and was named from the Old Norse term herdvyck, which means sheep pasture. Its origin is unknown, but it is thought that the ancestors of this breed were brought to the area by Norse settlers between the tenth and eleventh centuries. Another theory suggests that its ancestors were introduced to the area after a Spanish Armada crashed. Despite its unknown origin, this breed has been important to the Lake District...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.