Firefighters are known for risking their lives for people who are trapped in dangerous situations. Recently, three firefighters recently ran into a burning house to rescue three Chihuahuas, four puppies and a turtle in Cape Coral, Florida.
All of the animals made it out safely thanks to the quick actions of the firemen, according to News-Press.com. The Cuevases family was out of the home when a pot left on the stove started a fire. A dog next door alerted its owner that something was wrong, and when owner Lydia Kozlowski looked out the window, she immediately checked to see if anyone was inside before calling the fire department.
Rescuers recovered all of the pets, and all of the canines appear to be in good dog health, which is a relief to of 9-year-old Gabriella Cuevas.
"When I first heard about the fire, I started to cry," she told the news provider. "But then they told me that the dogs were alright."
The family unfortunately lost their house and the community is setting up a fund to help them out.
Valentine’s Day may be the holiday of love, however, pet owners should take extra precautions with their gifts.
A number of popular Valentine’s Day presents can be detrimental to pet health, according to PeoplePets.com. Lily flowers can cause problems in cat health, potentially leading to fatal kidney failure.
Similarly, keep chocolate away from dogs, especially smaller ones, as dark chocolate and cocoa powder has the ability to kill a dog. The amount of chocolate for fatality may vary, however even a small amount can be harmful. ASPCA suggests that chocolate can also impair cat health.
Be sure to throw away any ribbon or string that may come with a gift, as a playful animal has the potential to accidently strangle themselves or choke on the twine.
Finally, even if you’re in a romantic mood, remember to blow out any candles before heading out of the home. Pets may accidently knock over the decoration, which could result in a house fire and even death.
Above all else, be sure to show affection for all of your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, including your furry friend. Providing pet care may be all it takes to keep your animal happy this Valentine’s Day.
A new study is suggesting that the educational attainment of individuals may rely on what kind of pet they own.
Researchers from Bristol University are suggesting that of the 2,524 households that were surveyed, 47.2 percent of homes with cats had at least one university degree holder in the family, as opposed to 38.4 percent of dog owners, according to the BBC.
The study suggests that because people with higher degrees may hold careers with more responsibility, it may be considered impractical to get a dog, which typically requires a bit extra attention and pet care compared to a cat.
"Our best guess is that it’s to do with working hours and perhaps commuting to work, meaning people have a less suitable lifestyle for a dog, researcher Dr Jane Murray told the news provider. "It’s really just a hunch though."
The survey also found that gender had something to do with the kind of pet one owned. Dog owners were more likely to be males under 55 years old and who live in rural areas.
According to the Telegraph, the study found that the number of pet owners is 50 percent higher than previously thought, with 20.8 million individuals owning an animal.
Vala, an Australian Canaan dog, is competing in the upcoming Westminster Kennel Club dog show. The black and white canine appears adorable, in good dog health and well-groomed, and also has a special hidden skill that his handler, Ethan Miller, can benefit from.
Miller suffers from cerebral palsy, which prevents him from presenting Vala with his left hand at the dog show. According to PeoplePets.com, when Miller used to suffer from seizures before medical advancements put a stop to them, Vala was able to detect an oncoming seizure two minutes prior to the occurrence, often alerting the boy’s mother.
"There’s that extra trust factor that he has with the dog," Miller’s mother, Chris, told the news source. "He knows that the dog understands him and his uniqueness. It’s a beautiful thing. They truly work as a team."
According to ABC News, other dog owners have reported that their animals can sense when they’re about to have a seizure. However, although there have been multiple claims there are no studies or scientific explanations to back this theory up.
Rescue workers were able to effectively remove 95 dogs from a puppy mill in Olive Branch, Mississippi, after they discovered the animals had been living in inhumane conditions.
The American Humane Association’s workers also found a number of dead adult dogs as well as puppies in the facility, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. Many of the dogs rescued were in poor dog health, underweight or had skin problems.
Approximately 34 of the retrieved dogs were flown out of the state to New York City with the help of Pet Airways, which is an animals only airplane service based in Denver, Colorado. These dogs landed safely and were scattered throughout the city’s many shelters.
Other animals were transported to the Marshall County Humane Society clinic in Byhalia, Mississippi, as an emergency shelter site.
Several areas have been trying to stop puppy mills. West Hollywood, California, recently passed a measure that would ban local pet stores from carrying dogs from puppy mills, according to USA Today. This law was put into effect because dogs in the facilities are treated cruelly and are usually in poor dog health.