Animal neglect or abandonment is a common type of animal cruelty where people do not provide adequate care for animals in their charge. The neglected animal may be their own pet, a farm animal, or wildlife.
Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out those pet abusers before their behavior worsens and give a boost to prosecutions, an animal welfare group says. For years,…Details
Barney lived at St. Parish Church cemetery on the island of Guernsey off the coast of England. For 20 years, Barney comforted mourners at the cemetery as they laid their loved ones to rest but recently he died of old age. His death led to an outpouring of grief among the church’s staff, visitors, and…Details
Losing a pet can be just as heartbreaking as losing a human loved one. Although not required by any laws, some businesses are offering workers pet bereavement days. There are few life events that can be more traumatic than the death of a pet, even if you thought you had time to sufficiently prepare yourself for…Details
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Growing up with a family cat is a significant if improbable commonality among people who develop schizophrenia. “Cat ownership in childhood has now been reported in three studies to be significantly more common in families in which the child is later diagnosed with schizophrenia or another serious mental illness,” wrote the researchers behind a new…Details
Quite often, pet owners are unaware of their cat’s hearing loss until the cat is completely deaf. Since felines can compensate for early degrees of hearing loss, it may take some keen eyes for the owner to pick up on symptoms of deafness in cats.
Despite the fact that 53% of cat owners questioned for the study said they give their pets a little cuddle when it seems unhappy, experts found that the best way to chill them out is to leave them alone. Behaviourist Nicky Trevorrow said: “Being held or stroked for too long can be very stressful for…Details
I thought I heard, saw, felt my departed pet. Am I out of my mind? Over the past decade, time and time again, people hesitatingly reveal instances in which their sense of sight, smell, touch and/or dreams indicated their departed friend may have been present. They worry about sharing such experiences with anyone else for…Details
My cat died just before Thanksgiving. Twelve years before my girlfriend had told me she wanted a cat, and we traipsed through animal shelters until I saw this beautiful, white, frightened creature, huddled in the back of a metal cage until she was given a hand to snuggle with. We named her Bonny, after the…Details