Month: July 2019

After Five Years, the Sagebrush Songbird Survey Ends on a High Note

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The clouds had just cleared when the caravan pulled off the Vantage Highway in Eastern Washington. As the survey team stepped out, backpacks loaded and binoculars primed, a Sage Thrasher’s jumbled song rose up from the distant shrub-speckled hills. It was the first Saturday of April and the final season of Audubon Washington’s Sagebrush Songbird […]

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Shelter Dog Tucked Himself In Every Night As He Waited For A Family

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Everything changed for a senior Chihuahua named Scooter when his person passed away.  Suddenly, instead of being at the home he’d known for years, he was in a shelter for homeless animals.  Credit: Jessica Lynn Howard To comfort himself, Scooter pulled up a dark blue blanket with white stars over his little body, tucking himself […]

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Rescuers Never Gave Up Finding Cat After Saving Her Kittens from Dumpster

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Rescuers never gave up searching for the mother of three young kittens found in a dumpster. A few days later, she came back. Alley Cat Rescue Last weekend, a resident from an apartment complex in Maryland was taking out garbage when he heard what seemed to be kittens’ cries. He traced the sound and discovered […]

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Wag! Faces Lawsuit and Backlash for Using Olivia Munn to Minimize Bad PR

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We wish this wasn’t another story about bad behavior from the Wag! app. Lately, we have read one awful tale after another. Well, here we go again. The popular dog walking service is now being sued. And, after yet another awful Wag! experience, Wag! enlisted the help of its celebrity ‘Chief Strategist’ Olivia Munn to […]

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Kitten Found in a Shed, Born Special – She Sees the World at a Slightly Different Angle

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Tippy the kitten was born with a congenital head tilt. Though she sees the world at a slightly different angle, she’s perfect just like any other kitty. Tonis Kitty Rescue Tippy or Tippy Canoe was found alone when she was a few weeks old. Her feral cat mom gave birth in a shed and later […]

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Man Rescues Dog in Plastic Bag Bound for Yulin Festival

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Late June marks the start of a cruel event in Yulin, a city in the Guangxi province of China. Every year, an estimated 10,000 dogs are consumed at the Yulin “Lychee and Dog Meat” festival. While many dogs suffer from this unthinkable fate, one man managed to save one of the dogs. This is the […]

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The Joy of Being a Bird Ambassador

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In June, we asked a group of our loyal members (who had opted to participate in Audubon's Donor Insight Panel survey) to tell us more about their role as a "birding ambassador." More than 40 percent of those surveyed said that they share their love of birds with a relative, friend, colleague or stranger who may […]

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Sweet Dog Has Been Waiting 3 Years In Shelter For A Family

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All Chubbs wants is a family.   For more than three years, the hound mix has lived in an animal shelter, waiting for an adopter to choose him.  Credit: Rona Distenfeld In March 2016, when Chubbs was just 1 year old, he ended up at Austin Pets Alive! (APA) in Texas.  “Chubbs has been at […]

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There’s A Real-Life Batman Going Around Saving Shelter Pets

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Not all heroes wear capes — but when it comes to helping animals in need, some really do. That’s what one homeless pit bull named Koko learned when the Caped Crusader himself changed her life forever. Credit: Batman4Paws Koko arrived at the Pet Resource Center of Tampa as a stray. Day after day, she waited […]

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The Future of a Billion North American Birds Depends on Canada

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A living sea of a billion or more birds swept north through the U.S. to Canada and Alaska this spring. Warblers, vireos, sparrows, shorebirds, ducks, hawks—they have since built nests and are now busily feeding nestlings on their extraordinary breeding grounds: the vast green swath of northern forest known as the Boreal Forest, North America’s […]

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