The South China tiger population was estimated to number 4,000 individuals in the early 1950s. In the next few decades, thousands were killed as the subspecies was hunted as a pest. The Chinese government banned hunting in 1979. By 1996 the population was estimated to be just 30-80 individuals. Today the South China tiger is … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: South China Tiger
Registered microchips give lost pets the best chance of returning home. The statistics indicate that missing pets rarely make it home: • The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year. • One in three pets will become lost at some point during their … Continue reading The Importance of Micro-chipping!
Often called the Asian unicorn, little is known about the enigmatic saola in the two decades since its discovery. None exist in captivity and this rarely-seen mammal is already critically endangered. Scientists have categorically documented saola in the wild on only four occasions to date. The saola was discovered in May 1992 during a joint … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Saola
As warmer weather is becoming more of a norm, we wanted to share a few benefits of keeping regular grooming appointments! Our in-house groomer, Cerena, is available on Mondays, Fridays, and on the first and third Saturday of every month. Booking regular grooming appointments for your dog doesn’t just keep him pretty, it keeps him … Continue reading Grooming!
Known for their distinctive red fur, orangutans are the largest arboreal mammal, spending most of their time in trees. Long, powerful arms and grasping hands and feet allow them to move through the branches. These great apes share 96.4% of our genes and are highly intelligent creatures. The name orangutan means "man of the forest" … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Orangutan
Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Transmitted through tick bites, the disease can be difficult to detect and can cause serious and recurring health problems. Therefore, it is best to prevent infection by taking appropriate measures to … Continue reading Lyme Disease Prevention Month!
The world’s smallest population of mountain gorillas—a subspecies of the eastern gorilla—is split in two and scientists have debated whether they may be two separate subspecies. A bit more than half live in the Virunga Mountains, a range of extinct volcanoes that border the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. The remainder can be … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Mountain Gorilla