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This Costa Rican Sanctuary is Heaven on Earth for Stray Dogs 1

 

We recently came across a fascinating article sure to capture the imagination of any animal lover.  It’s a profile of a remarkable woman named Lya Battle and the amazing refuge she has provided for hundreds of homeless street dogs in Costa Rica.  This special place is...

Help Protect Alaskan Animals From Trophy Hunting 0

 

The Humane Society of the United States has issued a humane alert, asking all concerned animal lovers to take a stand against potential new cruel and inhumane hunting methods that will affect Alaskan wildlife, especially bears and wolves.  Here’s what you need to know, and how...

10 Positive Reinforcement Tips for Training Your Dog 0

 

 

Any good dog trainer will tell you that the key to successful training is positive reinforcement.  What do the words positive and negative reinforcement mean, and how do you make sure that you’re always keeping it positive around your dog…even when you’re frustrated or in a...

Video: Wildlife Filmmakers Dedicated to Saving Big Cats 0

 

If you’re a fan of National Geographic nature shows, you’re already familiar with the noted wildlife filmmakers and conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert.  The Jouberts are based in Africa and have spent many years filming the wildlife all around them…especially African big cats.  If you can’t...

How Cats Let Us Know They Don’t Like Their Food 0

 

We all know that cats can be fussy eaters.  What cat parent hasn’t been exasperated by a cat who turns her nose up at a food she used to love…or puzzled when a cat would rather lick the peanut butter off your plate than eat tuna-flavored...

World’s Endangered Species Under Threat From Climate Change 0

 

Scientists around the world have been predicting dire consequences for our planet’s animal life if current global warming trends continue or worsen.  But are animals at risk right now?  A recent study estimates that 47% of threatened terrestrial mammals and 23.4% of threatened birds are already...