Pets

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9 Cat Behaviors You've Always Been Curious About, Explained

Strange sounds, peculiar quirks, weird rituals, these are the strangest cat behaviors you've always been curious about, explained. 

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The Dog Chapel, a sanctum of loving memories.

Dog Chapel: A Sanctuary of Loving Pet Memories

This special place was created as a place of reflection to remember and honor departed dogs.

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A senior woman with a hen on her shoulder.

HenPower: A Unique Program Inspires Creativity in Seniors

Working with hens in a nursing home setting helps the elderly cope with dementia and loneliness.

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Two stray cats on the lookout.

City Cats Go After Rats in Washington D.C.

Blue Collar Cats places feral felines in homes and businesses to control the rodent population.

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Robin feeds her brood of animals.

A Special Bond with a Depressed Donkey

After the death of her son, the author opened a farm sanctuary and helped a despondent animal heal from a similar tragedy.

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Petey (left) and Ernest enjoy a snowy outing.

How to Help Your Pets and Wildlife This Winter

Keep animals safe and warm this season with these helpful tips.

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Petey the therapy dog in training.

Petey, a Therapy Dog in Training

In our print series “A Therapy Dog’s Journey,” columnist Peggy Frezon takes All Creatures readers along as her golden retriever Petey trains to become a certified therapy dog. Check out this video of the playful pup working on his skills in training class. Will he eventually pass the test?

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Photograph courtesy Nancy Sliwa

Cats Help Keep City Streets Safe from Rats

In New York City, feral cats receive food and shelter and help keep down the rat population.

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The two are forever bonded because of their shared tragedy. Through love and time, they were both able to find happiness and purpose again.

The Donkey That Saw Her Through Her Grief

When Robin Birdsong met Ronnie the donkey, she knew he was different than all the other animals she had saved. They had both lost a child. Robin knew exactly how Ronnie felt and she was determined to help him heal.

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Louise the rooster loves people.

Therapy Chickens Are Helping People Across the Country

From stressed-out tech executives to seniors with dementia, more people are finding chickens make life better

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Louise the rooster in a wheelchair.

Louise the Rooster Helps Others Build Confidence

A rooster in a wheelchair shows us that a little love and kindness goes a long way.

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Renea and son Jacob with dock diving champs Lily (left) and Monte

How a Rescue Dog Helped Her Heal

A back injury left her unable to work, but a mixed-breed dog helped her find a new calling.

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