“At the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the dog therapy program has adapted to make sure their lineup of 127 four-legged friends can still visit patients, families and staff, even if via a computer screen. For the organizers — who haven’t missed a day of service in the past five years — the work-around was a must for their mission to continue….”
“Only a few people seem able to decipher what most people consider unreadable expressions on cats’ faces, researchers find.
These “cat whisperers” can discern subtle differences on feline faces that reveal their mood. Women and people in the veterinary field, but not necessarily cat lovers, are most likely to have this ability….”
“Animals — with their licks, cuddles, and silly antics — seem to make everything better.
We’ve seen the healing power of animals throughout the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as pet adoptions skyrocket, therapy animals bring joy to healthcare workers, and zoos throughout the country entertain us with live updates of their residents….”
“Brian Mendelssohn, owner and manager of Row House Cinema in Pittsburgh, announced the first-ever Quarantine Cat Film Fest, which will compile fan-submitted, shelter-in-place cat videos for a hilarious fundraising movie dropping June 19….”
“As TV meteorologists and reporters work from home, pets have become a part of their reports — often by accident, and always to delightful effect….”
“People forced to wait out coronavirus at home are adopting and fostering shelter dogs and cats to keep them company. The shelters are thrilled……”
“You might think being labeled the “World’s Worst Cat” would be an obstacle to finding a forever home, but not so.
Meet Perdita, a cat lovingly described by a rescue group as “just a jerk” — a kitty that stares “into your soul until you feel as if you may never be cheerful again” She’s the latest shelter pet to become an internet sensation….”
“Owners of a Kagel Canyon horse ranch are operating more than just stables – they are also saving cats and dogs. Golden Years Dog Sanctuary is a nonprofit effort run by Paul and Susan Friend LeTourneur at their ranch, Goldspirit Farm.“
“Because there are so many homeless pups in shelters out there, a little something extra can help them get noticed — and getting noticed can make a huge difference, helping them to find the loving homes they deserve.“
“Prepare for high-stakes adventures — and a hairball or two.
A new crew of beloved animated characters will get the theme park treatment for the very first time when The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! opens at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2020.“