The Importance of Micro-chipping!

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!

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Endangered Species of the Week: Saola

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

Endangered Species of the Week: Orangutan

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 Prevention Month!

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!

Endangered Species of the Week: Mountain Gorilla

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