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Spay, neuter clinic comes to Kenai

"This is your clean area," said Dr. Jeanne Olson, motioning in a square around an unconscious cat. "It doesn't matter if you do it in a cabin or in a vet clinic, as long as this area's clean.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The single-engine plane came in low as the seasoned pilot maneuvered to give his gunner a clear shot at a coyote on the ground below.

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Go green with plant-based food for Earth Day

Vegetarian eating is an effective and positive way to help animals, go green and adapt a healthier lifestyle.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - The Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday.
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Boycott Iditarod sponsors

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race is held in Alaska every year. During the Iditarod, dogs are forced to run while pulling sleds 1,150 miles (the equivalent of running from NYC to Miami). More than 140 dogs have died in this race. Most of the survivors have lower airway damage by the end of the race. In fact, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine says 81 percent of dogs in one of the Iditarod races had "abnormal accumulations of intralumenal debris" ["Racing Alaskan Sled Dogs as a Model of 'Ski Asthma'", Vol. 166, 2002].
Myths can often prevent spaying, neutering

There are several reasons why a pet owner may opt to spay or neuter their dog or cat, yet a lot of myths and misconceptions exist around the idea of pet surgical sterilization.
Humane Society of the United States joins dog food relief effort

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- More relief is on its way for sled dogs in villages along the Yukon River.
EcoChristianity: Environmental responsibility meets biblical teachings

From the Garden of Eden to Noah's assembling of animals on the ark, there are no shortage of biblical references to caring for the environment, and as society takes steps to become more green, so too are the religiously devout.
Cause for celebration

Since the Kenai Animal Shelter opened, the staff has had a goal to work themselves out of their jobs by educating the public about responsible pet ownership. And, while the day that their services are no longer needed is still a long way off, the shelter staff did get measurably closer to this goal in 2007.


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