Companion Animals

©Lisa Johnson

What do young professionals want in a city?

Studies suggest they want good transportation - and will even consider giving up their cars if they can rely on public transit.

They want access to amenities so they can have fun when they're not working, and they want to be connected with the community and make it their own.

So far so good, right?  But who would have thought day camps for their dogs are one of the things they're looking for as they contemplate a move to Duluth?

Michelle Riley/The HSUS

Tens of thousands of animal welfare documents were removed from the USDA's website at the beginning of February, and although some have been reposted, local and national animal welfare advocates continue to press the USDA to restore them.

The USDA maintains the records were removed in an ongoing effort to "balance the need for transparency with rules protecting individual privacy." 

The Animal Welfare Act oversees research labs, zoos, circuses and animal breeders: almost eight thousand facilities.

No one teaches you how to respond to a grieving friend.

People mean well, but sometimes the words hurt more than they help.

After three deaths on campus so far this year shook the campus community, over 200 students crowded into the Kirby Student Center lounge today for a special UMD PAWS event, where they could share whatever they were feeling with over a dozen dogs ... none of whom offered any more comment than a sympathetic slurp or two.

Three student deaths on campus so far this year  have left the UMD community shocked and saddened.

In an effort to help with the healing, UMD PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress) will be holding a special event Wednesday, March 1 from 11am to 1pm in the Kirby Student Center.

8/6 Forever Home

Aug 6, 2015

  Animal Allies Humane Educator Pat Castellano talks about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets not only to reduce animal overpopulation, but also to protect pets from wandering, health problems, and some behavioral issues.  


7/30 Forever Home

Jul 30, 2015

For more information on the Kimberly's Cats and Dogs event Saturday, click here.

Dotty:

Dotty is a black and white domestic medium hair who is 14 years old. She came to us from a previous home and is now looking for her new loving family! This sweet, senior girl would love to find a quiet retirement home where she can spend her golden years. She has been spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated.

A panel discussion on companion animals and the part they play in our lives, plus the changes coming up thanks to the Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation Bill, which went into effect July 1.