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Why do cats sit in a taped square or circle?

[embedded content] Cats are quirky. There’s no question about it. We know they like to hide in boxes and knock things over. They are persnickety about their drinking preferences. But this kitty question involves a roll of tape. If you…

BBC sports broadcaster who narrates his dogs' lives in lockdown is branching out

Some sports are slower. More about the strategy. pic.twitter.com/JMBaGJ1tSd — Andrew Cotter (@MrAndrewCotter) April 9, 2020 During the coronavirus lockdown, Scottish sports broadcaster Andrew Cotter has been keeping people entertained on social media by describing his dogs’ activities. Normally, the…

Shelters are clearing out as pet adoptions surge

As more people are sheltering at home, they’re deciding to do it with a new temporary or permanent family member. Many rescue groups and shelters across the country are reporting success in finding homes and fosters for their furry residents….

Can dogs sniff out COVID-19?

[embedded content] In the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, dogs might soon be on the front lines. Researchers in the U.K. believe they can train dogs to detect COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Dogs with a heightened sense…

It took a pandemic for this old dog to finally find a home

This is what love in the time of coronavirus looks like: It’s a big, bright-eyed dog named Toretto who had no idea that his chances of leaving the shelter were fading fast. Indeed, the dog with the ever-twirling tail had…

6 questions pet owners are asking during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many pet owners are spending a lot more time at home these days, and they have lots of questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their animals and their daily activities. Here are some answers. Is my dog stressed…

Homeless pets need your help as coronavirus closes shelters

There are so many obvious victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are plenty that aren’t as apparent. Animal shelters and rescues are among those impacted but the coronavirus. As more people across the United States are being told to…

Pets are being abandoned in China because of the coronavirus lockdown

People aren’t the only victims of the coronavirus making its way around the globe. In China, where the outbreak started, thousands of homeless pets wander the streets or are starving in their homes. The virus — known as COVID-19 —…

Rescue dogs find help in unlikely places

It used to be that lost dogs or those needing new homes didn’t have all that many resources. Good Samaritans put up flyers on telephone poles or hoped that people would visit the animal shelter. But with the amazing reach…