Delaware is the first no-kill state for shelter animals in US

Delaware is the first no-kill state for shelter animals in US

Linda Torelli, director of marketing for the Brandywine Valley SPCA, which has three locations in Delaware and cares for more than 14,000 animals each year, credited a multipronged approach with helping the First State achieve no-kill status — and its citizens.“The community in Delaware is very oriented to pet advocacy, so we had their support,” she told TODAY.

Dogs ‘sad eyes’ have evolved to appeal to humans more

Dogs ‘sad eyes’ have evolved to appeal to humans more

‘Dogs have a small muscle, which allows them to intensely raise their inner eyebrow, which wolves do not’ (Picture: PA)Dogs have evolved their ‘sad eyes’ facial expression in order to help them get on better with humans, according to new research.

Cat lovers question ethics of Nicole Kidman hiking with pets in backpack

Cat lovers question ethics of Nicole Kidman hiking with pets in backpack

But Kidman’s revelation in an interview with You magazine that she regularly takes hikes with the pets in a backpack has met with a more muted reception, with animal rights groups questioning the comfort of the cats while being so transported.

'Sentencing their dog to death': how the anti-vax movement spread to pets

'Sentencing their dog to death': how the anti-vax movement spread to pets

“Most of the time people are OK, they’re not staunchly against it once you tell them the science and the statistics [but] we have had people walk out in hysteria, saying that there is absolutely no way their dog is getting [vaccinated] because they believe it causes auto-immune diseases or, specifically, autism.”.

How Her Cat Saved Sierra from a Parkinson’s Freezing Episode

How Her Cat Saved Sierra from a Parkinson’s Freezing Episode

According to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, the cause of freezing is unknown, but stressful situations may trigger episodes. The experience taught Sierra that she was able to break out of “freezing” episodes by use of an alternative movement—petting the cat had unlocked the brain "freeze." “Now, when my hand "sticks" to an armrest, I free it by clapping my hands.

Good Morning Britain condemned for spreading anti-vaccination myths with 'offensive' canine autism debate

Good Morning Britain condemned for spreading anti-vaccination myths with 'offensive' canine autism debate

The British Veterinary Association said it was aware of a growing community of anti-vaccination pet owners in the US, "who have voiced concerns that vaccinations may lead to their dogs developing autism-like behaviour".