Building Noah's Ark
Reniel Aguila, a Florida resident, has embarked on an estimated two-year journey to build a replica of Noah's Ark using precise biblical specifications. Rodolfo Almira said he thought of the idea after watching animals in Hurricane Katrina struggle to find food and survive. Almira has received about $300,000 in donations but needs much more.
Chimps As Pets
As much as you would like to share your home with a primate, and some of you who think you already do, it's no fun after the third or fourth dung toss. Plus their sheer strength can have you ready to reconsider. Debbie Rosenman chronicles the stories of primate love.
There's An App For That
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) unveiled a new app designed to make it easier than ever to report the neglect, abuse, and cruelty to animals. With just a few clicks, a picture or video with GPS location alerts authorities to any wrongdoing. Megan Backus explains.
Mosquitos are everywhere this year. The late moisture in the east hasn't helped. This little buggers can transmit Lyme disease to you and your pets. Fear not, Dr. Debbie has the solution without using harsh chemicals.
Pet Lemon Law
Illinois State Senator Dan Kotowski's (D–Park Ridge) legislation that promotes a healthier pet population passed the Senate. What happens if the dog or cat is ill or has a disease? Kotowski's proposal allows a pet owner to return their new pet to the store and receive a refund if a veterinarian confirms that the pet was purchased with an illness not disclosed by the seller.
Single People Own More Pets
Pet ownership among single people has increased by nearly 17 percent, from 46.9 percent in 2006 to 54.7 percent in 2011, according to a recent survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The study also indicates that singles are more likely to think of pets as family members, rather than companions or property.
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