Coronavirus crisis helps dog find home after 4 years in shelter

Coronavirus crisis helps dog find home after 4 years in shelter

Michael Levitt, 52, a television producer with vast experience in animal rescue programming, wanted to do his part to help strapped shelters cope with the crisis.“I spoke with my partner about fostering and he agreed that now, more than ever, we need to step up and do it,” he told TODAY.Michael Levitt was happy being part of a two-dog family until the coronavirus pandemic motivated him to help a Southern California shelter by fostering Toretto.

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Things were looking good for Axel Evensen, 17, when the coronavirus outbreak led to a stay-at-home order in California.“This has been his best and happiest year of school,” his mom, Jill Evensen, told TODAY.Axel Evensen, 17, cuddles his foster dog, Johnny.

Super dog gives birth to 20 puppies in one litter

Super dog gives birth to 20 puppies in one litter

Proof that puppies make everything better (Picture: Amber Rees / SWNS) Cali’s surviving pups (Picture: Amber Rees / SWNS)‘She calmed down a bit after the first 12 so we rushed her to the vet.

Meet the veterinarian who gives free medical care to pets of the homeless

Meet the veterinarian who gives free medical care to pets of the homeless

When Dr. Kwane Stewart, a veterinarian, spots a homeless person with a dog while he’s driving to work, he doesn’t look away uncomfortably and step on the gas.For nearly a decade, Stewart, 49, has volunteered on his own dime to help pets of the homeless in California.

'I couldn't prise its jaws open': the woman who fought a mountain lion to save her dog

'I couldn't prise its jaws open': the woman who fought a mountain lion to save her dog

Ilene Dondlinger of California says she does not want the big cat killed, despite its fatal attack on her miniature schnauzer.Dondlinger said the big cat barely responded to her desperate efforts to save her dog.

Rescued circus tigers to arrive in Florida after 18-month ordeal in Guatemala

Rescued circus tigers to arrive in Florida after 18-month ordeal in Guatemala

Workers for the California-based Animal Defenders International say they endured the harassment after rescuing six lions and 15 tigers from circuses in the Central American country following a 2017 law banning live performances by animals.

Shocking moment pet sitter THROWS labrador puppy on floor - WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT

Shocking moment pet sitter THROWS labrador puppy on floor - WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT

Amanda Roy and her husband, from Victorville, California, were horrified when they looked at the security CCTV in their house to find out their dog sitter was abusing their defenceless labrador puppy.

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

I never planned to raise a surf dog, but she had been in a kids’ pool at eight weeks old and showed great balance on a boogie board. Surf dog contests were becoming popular in southern California and someone suggested she take part in one, at Ocean Beach in San Diego.

Would You Like a Cat with That Coffee? Yes Please!

Would You Like a Cat with That Coffee? Yes Please!

Located in Oakland, California, The Cat Town Café & Adoption Center has become the first cat café in the United States which opened in late October, reports Carol Pogash of the New York Times.

Scamp the Tramp is 2019's World's Ugliest Dog

Scamp the Tramp is 2019's World's Ugliest Dog

So, what exactly made Scamp championship caliber after failing to win the crown in his previous attempts?“Well, I think the audience got to know him beforehand and they saw all his community volunteer work,” Morones said.

‘Protect your pets’: cats make up one-fifth of coyotes’ diet in Los Angeles

‘Protect your pets’: cats make up one-fifth of coyotes’ diet in Los Angeles

It’s a common story in southern California, and one now backed up by research: a new study by the National Parks Service has found that 20% of urban coyotes’ diets is made up of cats.

A Great Dane delivered 19 puppies — see the pics

A Great Dane delivered 19 puppies — see the pics

A 4-year-old Great Dane named Cleo recently gave birth to 19 puppies via cesarean section at Kingman Animal Hospital (KAH) in Arizona. as well as driving from Illinois, Nevada (and) California." Cleo, a 4-year-old Great Dane, gave birth to 19 healthy puppies last Saturday in Kingman, Arizona.

Man’s dying wish is to find his dog a new home

Man’s dying wish is to find his dog a new home

John met Pawpaw back in 2017 at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in California, when Pawpaw was 11 years old. He’s working with Muttville to make sure that after he passes away Pawpaw will be matched with another senior who’ll give him the love he deserves.

California becomes first US state to only sell rescued animals in pet shops

California becomes first US state to only sell rescued animals in pet shops

California is set to become the first US state to ban the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits in pet shops unless they are from rescue centres. Known as AB 485, under the new rules pet shop operators will have to provide records of each animal’s origin or face a $500 (£391) penalty.

Californian law change means pet shops can sell only rescued animals

Californian law change means pet shops can sell only rescued animals

The change means cats, dogs and rabbits sold by retailers cannot be sourced from breeders, only from animal shelters. A couple hoping to adopt a cat from a San Diego shelter on Friday, told NBC News the move was a step forward for the state.

California will soon require pet stores to only sell rescue dogs and cats

California will soon require pet stores to only sell rescue dogs and cats

Originally approved in October of 2017 by Governor Jerry Brown, a new state law will go into place on January 1, 2019 that requires all pet stores to get dogs, cats, and rabbits from rescue organizations rather than breeders.

Sweet potato gnocchi is a great, gluten-free meal for you — and your dog, too!

Sweet potato gnocchi is a great, gluten-free meal for you — and your dog, too!

Chef Mark Jeffers of Manzanita restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe, California is stopping by TODAY to share a recipe for gluten-free sweet potato gnocchi, and he's also demonstrating how to turn the dough into sweet potato dog treats.

Owner has heartwarming reunion with dogs after Camp Fire destroyed her home

Owner has heartwarming reunion with dogs after Camp Fire destroyed her home

Andrea Gaylord's dog, Madison, was waiting patiently for her return (above) a month after her home burned down in the Camp Fire in northern California.

Dog Litter: What It Is and How to Use It

Dog Litter: What It Is and How to Use It

In fact, dog litter can be a good option for pet parents who are gone much of the day, says Irith Bloom, CPDT-KSA, CDBC, director of training at The Sophisticated Dog in Los Angeles, California.

7 Must-Have Supplies for Potty Training Dogs and Cats

7 Must-Have Supplies for Potty Training Dogs and Cats

One really nice thing about cats is that they typically need minimal training to use a litter box, says Mikel Delgado, an IAABC-certified cat behavior consultant and co-founder of Feline Minds in Berkley, California.

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