Hurricane Dorian’s ripple effects are still being felt – especially when it comes to the pets and wild animals that also found themselves in the path of the storm. Our partners the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are on the ground in the Bahamas and partnering with other key stakeholders helping to save the […]Continue Reading 561 words
Millennials are much more likely to enjoy their job and want to stay if they are allowed to bring their pets to work, according to a recent survey by Nationwide Insurance. And a millennial who sued the Meeker Housing Authority in Denver, Colorado for violating the federal rights of tenants with disabilities by charging a fee for companion animals recently agreed to settle his case against the authority for nearly $1 million. Millennials are increasingly forcing a change in U.S. society’s attitudes toward pets.Continue Reading 466 words
Hedgehogs have become popular pets thanks in large part to social media and videos of them taking baths and being otherwise adorable. Despite the fact that they’re nocturnal and not exactly playful, there may be another reason to reconsider a “hedgie” as a pet: they can spread salmonella to their owners. As the New York Times […]Continue Reading 400 words
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The unending government shutdown is causing stress for federal workers and their families, including their pets. Communities all over the country have been working to help fill this gap. The #ChefsforFeds project of Chef Jose Andrés and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen is serving hot food to thousands of government workers daily at many locations in Washington, D.C. and around the country — already 40,000 in DC alone. Here in D.C., WCK is partnering with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to provide pet food and necessary supplies for furloughed workers.Continue Reading 497 words