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NBCUniversal Inc. Aug 11, 2017

Specialized Approach to Pet Adoption in Hopkinton

The Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, takes a specialized approach to helping each pet find the right home. Volunteer Kim Melanson says it’s not about a pet’s physical ap...

  • Aug 2, 2017

    Disabled Rescue Gets New Leash on Life With Custom Wheelchair

    Robin Starr, CEO of Richmond SPCA in Virginia says Diamond, who was rescued from Kuwait, had suffered a traumatic injury, that severed her spine, paralyzing her from the waist down. So Starr and the SPCA offered to rescue her and bring the puppy to the U.S. After visiting with specialists, and weeks of physical therapy, Diamond was fitted for a......
  • Wisconsin Aug 1, 2017

    Pit Bull Portraits Project Aims to Dispel Breed’s Myths

    A Los Angeles-based photographer is using his studio to take free portraits of rescued pit bulls. Headshots Melrose owner Peter Michelena plans to publish the photos in a book with the hope that it demonstrates, despite common misconceptions, pit bulls are just as loving as other breeds of dog. Michelena adopted a pit bull and fell in love with the...
  • Aug 1, 2017

    Family Discovers ‘Euthanized’ Pet in Shelter 6 Months Later

    A Utah family discovered the family’s beloved boxer that was taken to be euthanized months earlier, wasn’t put to sleep, but instead cured and offered up for adoption.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jul 31, 2017

    Narcan Used to Save Dog That Ate Pain Medication

    A sheriff’s deputy used Narcan to revive a woman’s beloved pet after the dog ate her legally prescribed pain medication.

  • actor Jul 31, 2017

    Non-Profit Offers Training, Community for Pit Bull Owners

    Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners started six years ago as a way to bring a community of pit bull owners together for group walks. Now, founder Troy Smith is leading classes for all breeds of dogs in Sherman Oaks and Long Beach each weekend.

  • Jul 31, 2017

    Kind Captain Rescues Bedraggled Cat Thrown From Bridge

    It was an ordinary day out on the water for charter boat Captain Jordan Smith when something out of the ordinary caught his eye. It looked like a bag of trash, but it was actually a bedraggled cat that has just been tossed off the bridge.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jul 29, 2017

    Don’t Give These Foods to Your Pet

    Nancy Notaro from Animal Care Centers of New York City explains which people foods are OK to share with your pet and which foods are dangerous.

  • NBC Jul 26, 2017

    Do Pets Grieve?

    Animal experts say pets often process loss in a manner similar to humans. In a recent newsletter published by the Funeral Consumer Alliance of Maine, researcher Jessica Pierce says a growing body of research into ‘animal thanatology’ suggests common pets such as dogs and cats seem to share with humans many behavioral reactions to death,...
  • Rescue Jul 25, 2017

    Dos and Don’ts With Stray Cats

    Here are some tips for what you should and shouldn’t do if you find a stray cat.

  • NBC Jul 24, 2017

    Olympians Share ‘Tails’ of Pet Adoption

    As part of NBC’s “Clear the Shelters” pet adoption drive, we asked Team USA to share their own “tails” of pet adoption and how these animals have impacted their lives.

  • Jul 24, 2017

    Teen With Autism Forms Inseparable Bond With Shelter Dog

    Kevin, a teen with autism and cerebral palsy, knew he found a forever friend when he met Yukon, an eight month old great dane, at a kennel. Kevin’s mother, Tabatha Branch, said the feeling was mutual. The two are constantly with each other, and Kevin’s parents feel that Yukon will know if her son was going to have a seizure...

  • Jun 16, 2017

    Overweight Cat Finds Forever Home

    Symba, the 35-pound orange tabby, found his forever home Friday. After a video of the rotund feline working out made its rounds on the internet, a family adopted Symba from a rescue in Washington, D.C.

  • America Jun 9, 2017

    How to Protect Your Kids From Dog Bites

    Over four million people are bitten by dogs each year and children are more likely to suffer serious injuries. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help prevent kids from getting bit by dogs and information on what you can do if a dog does bite.

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