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PETITION- Military Dog Families Destroyed By New United Flight Pet Regulations

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Last May, iHeartDogs reported on the new PetSafe pet transportation policies set forth by United Airlines. After several incidents, the airline revamped their protocols and announced they would no longer accept reservations for “snub-nosed” or “strong-jawed” dog breeds. They also limited travel crates to a maximum height of 30 inches, effectively preventing large dogs of any breed […]

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Crow Pairs Strengthen Their Bond Through Preening

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This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of the National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. 190205-crows-preening.mp3 Transcript: Parrots of all kinds engage in a public display of affection called “allopreening,” and it’s probably this activity that gave lovebirds their name. Lovebirds may have the reputation […]

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Stray Becomes An Internet Star After Crashing Fashion Show

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Indian fashion designer Rohit Bal has held fashion shows in cities like London, Paris, and New York, but it was this weekend’s fashion show in Mumbai that really has people talking! Rohit Bal’s high-fashion Gul-Dastra collection was showcased this weekend at Mumbai’s 2019 Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour. His designs were modeled by fashion professionals, including […]

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Watch a Black Heron Fool Fish by Turning Into an Umbrella

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Most of the time, Black Herons look like your typical wading bird—long legs, long necks, long beaks. But when it's time to eat, this jet-black African species has a pretty nifty trick up its wings: It turns into an umbrella.    Not literally, of course. But while fishing, the bird will tuck its head down, […]

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Field Notes From My First Rare-Bird Sighting

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As a yard birder, I’d never felt the urge to jump in my car and drive dozens of miles just to set eyes on an obscure species. But never say never. When I first learned on Twitter that a rare Red-flanked Bluetail had been spotted at a library in downtown Los Angeles, my interest was […]

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Canine Star Of “A Dog’s Way Home” Was Hand-Picked From A Tennessee Shelter

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The filmmakers of A Dog’s Way Home had two very specific requirements for their canine star. She had to be a Pit Bull mix as in the novel by W. Bruce Cameron, and she had to be a rescue pup. Cameron and his wife discovered the perfect pooch in a Tennessee shelter. Despite her rough […]

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How to Set Up the Perfect Perch for Backyard Bird Photography

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Bird feeders are a useful way to attract photo subjects, but they don’t usually make the best backdrops for your shots. Fortunately, most birds prefer to perch near a feeder for a moment before they fly in. With some careful planning, you can create a photogenic pre-meal landing spot. Prep the Bird’s Perch Light Angle […]

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How Do Birds Spend Cold Winter Nights?

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This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of the National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. 181226-birds-on-a-cold-night.mp3 Transcript: This is BirdNote! As December days shorten, you may wonder where birds, including this Steller’s Jay and others, spend the long, cold nights. It might surprise you to learn that […]

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New Illinois Law Makes Pet Owners Responsible For Their Dogs’ Actions

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In 2017, a 10-year-old Yorkie named Buddy was attacked by an off-leash dog in Hanover Park in Illinois. Buddy’s injuries were so severe, he didn’t survive. His owners were devastated. Their grief was intensified when they learned the dog that attacked their small senior pup was one with a known history of aggression. They couldn’t […]

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Facebook Is Giving Away $100,000 To The World’s Most Amazing Dog!

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You know you have the best dog in the world – and so do all your friends, family, co-workers, and total strangers on the internet. Facebook Watch and The Dodo are giving you an opportunity to prove it to the world and win $100,000 while you’re at it! Be aware – the competition is fierce […]

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