GUEST VIEW: Adopting a pet will save a life
The debate goes on: whether to buy a new pet or rescue one.
Rescuing a pet has numerous ethical, practical, and monetary benefits. Buying a pet, however, can cost a small fortune and lead to considerable heartache down the road.
The new NOPSI Hotel in New Orleans has a food menu for pets
Forget the dog park. New Orleans’ newest hotel wants to be one of the city’s first upscale dining destinations for pets.
The NOPSI Hotel, which opens Thursday (July 6) at 3 p.m. at 317 Baronne St. in the Central Business District, is rolling out a pet menu as part of its room services for guests. The menu will also be available to pets lounging with their owners at the hotel’s lobby-level patio, which is open to the public.
If just the sight of a cat or dog seems to make you wheeze, sneeze, or break out in a rash, rest assured, you’re not alone. For the animal lovers who fall into this category, the idea of hypoallergenic pets might sound like a dream come true. But let’s be clear about classifications of hypoallergenic pets.
Non-traditional pets bring benefits with them
“A veterinarian from New York says in her book “Unlikely Companions” that “exotic pets can transform the lives of children with autism-spectrum disorder. These pets help increase attention span, relax the mind and body, and improve communication with peers and family members.”
Union County Play Explores What Would You Do If Pets Started Talking To You
“Have you ever wondered what pets are thinking about? What they would say if they could talk to you? Holmdel Playwright Mike Sockol explores this theory in his new play “Pets (and Their Humans)….”
Humane Society: Houston’s animals and pets need our help, too
“The struggles and despair in Houston and in dozens of surrounding counties remind us of how fundamentally, how poignantly, our lives are linked with animals. When it comes to grabbing what they can, Texans are hoisting their dogs on their shoulders and putting their cats in carriers and pulling themselves from flooded homes and streets, leaving behind the ephemera of material possessions and holding on to what really counts.”
Young duck receives a second chance after unusual surgery
“Forrest the duck was born with deformities in his legs that caused him to walk pigeon-toed, but his owners weren’t concerned until the young duck’s right leg went limp one day.”