Pet

BBC: Dog theft: Organised crime driving ‘epidemic’ of dog snatching

Demand for dogs skyrocketed in lockdown and has risen again in the run-up to Christmas. Prices have soared as a result.

Reuters: Saved from the garbage, Russian cat lands on its feet in minister’s chair

When a worker at a Russian waste-sorting plant rescued a cat from imminent death, he had no idea it would end up...

Reuters: Christmas comes early for baby animals at Australian Reptile Park

Christmas has come early for some animals celebrating their first Yuletide holiday at the Australian Reptile Park

BBC: Macron’s dog Nemo in video plea to be kind to pets

French President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo is the star of a video clip urging citizens to adopt pets at Christmas "with awareness".

NPR: Meet Beave, The Internet’s Most Famous Beaver

That much was revealed by Nancy Coyne, who's rehabilitating a beaver in her home in New York's Hudson Valley. Coyne's videos of...

NPR: Pennsylvania Turns To Man’s Best Friend To Sniff Out Spotted Lanternfly Infestation

Spotted lanternflies are easy enough to spot, with ruby red streaks beneath black-and-white wings that blend like an abstract expressionist painting.

How to Treat Yeast Infections in Dogs

Yeast are spore-producing fungi that are always present on a dog’s skin, usually in low numbers, as part of the normal flora....

CNN: Sorry, folks — your dog doesn’t really know what you’re talking about

You might think your dog understands every word you say to him -- but chances are he isn't hanging on your every...

CNN: The pandemic has led to an enormous spike in pet scams

Carolyn Barg thought she'd be welcoming two kittens into her home by now.But when the kittens never showed up, she says she...

Reuters: From hijabs to cosplay, Indonesian finds calling in cat fashion makeovers

It may not be haute couture, but former Indonesian school teacher turned tailor Fredi Lugina Priadi has found a lucrative market for...

CNN: See dogs react to a Christmas song created just for them

"Raise the Woof," a Christmas song for dogs has been released. The canine jingle was created based on scientific research into...

AP: After a year lost in the woods, dog reunites with owner

Nearly a year after Walter the dog went missing in suburban St. Louis, apparently wandering the woods behind an industrial park,...

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[Urbana] Garden with the Urbana Park District

Organic Gardens: Community Gardens In Meadowbrook Park Garden at the oldest local organic community gardens! Since 1975, the Meadowbrook...

[Champaign] 13 Thursdays in Campustown

Mark your calendars for 13 THURSDAYS in campustown, every Thursday from May 20 through August 12, presented by JSM Living. Explore campustown all...

Champaign Public Library, 200 W Green St – Downtown

STARTING MARCH 29, we are expanding hours and services. We will stay open evenings, offer meeting room reservations, and provide seating throughout...

[Champaign] Free Mask Pickup for Individuals & Businesses

A large donation of masks has created an opportunity for individuals and businesses to access these masks at no cost.