Pets

BBC: Dog ‘adopts’ nine orphaned ducklings at Essex castle

A dog has "adopted" nine ducklings after their mother disappeared. Fred, a 10-year-old labrador has become "dad" to the...

Safety Precautions You Should Take As Dog Parks Reopen

As someone who worked in the animal ER for many years, I often wondered if dog parks were invented by an emergency...

BBC: ‘Stop and think’ before buying dogs from abroad, says vet

One of the UK's leading vets has told Radio 1 Newsbeat people need to "stop and think" before buying dogs from abroad.

VOA: Can Dogs Sniff Out COVID-19?

A dog’s sense of smell is much stronger than a human’s, detecting everything from aromas in the air to organisms in...

CNN: Make your rescue or foster pet a ‘forever’ friend

Fuzzy, furry friends are filling our homes since the lockdowns due to cornoravirus began in early March.

BBC: Dogs go through ‘teenage’ phase when they hit puberty

You want to stay up all night gaming, then sleep in until lunch. You don't want to listen to your parents or...

CNN: This is what happens to the pets left behind when their owners die from coronavirus

Secured head-to-toe in a white protective suit, mask, gloves and booties, animal welfare enforcement supervisor Sean Gallagher entered an apartment in...

AP: In a US now in puppy love, Labs still tops, but corgis rise

America’s dogs are having their day as the coronavirus keeps many people at home more with their pets and spurs so much...

CNN: Stressed pets: How to stop it now and when you go back to work

Happy dogs chasing balls on their fourth walk of the day. Purring puffs of fluff who can't wait to snuggle with...

CNN: 8 big cats have tested positive for coronavirus at the Bronx Zoo

Seven more big cats have coronavirus at the Bronx Zoo, in addition to a tiger that tested positive earlier this month, the...

VOA: US Dog Adoptions Spike During Pandemic

While the pandemic has made life more difficult for most Americans, it’s been a great few weeks for shelter animals. That's because adoptions are...

CNN: Cats may get coronavirus, but experts say it’s nothing to worry about

A newly-hatched study out of China, so raw that it's not yet been peer-reviewed, has some disturbing news for cat lovers.

Anouncement

Illinois Community Pledge provides common focus on COVID-19 safety

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff are invited to sign a voluntary pledge that reinforces the need for...

[Illinois] Eight projects awarded funding for AI research to mitigate COVID-19

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eight University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign projects are among 26 to receive the first C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute awards for artificial...

Research Park Offers FREE Technology Training Program, Application Now Open

CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois Research Park is launching a free technology training program to increase skills in programming and data...

[Illinois] Tests optional for fall 2021 freshman applicants

Students applying for fall 2021 freshman admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will not be required to submit SAT or...