Category: Pets

Roving Vets of Mexico

By Emiliano Rodríguez Mega/ Photographs by Victor J. Blue Pedro Parra stood by his horse’s side as the animal dropped to the ground under the weight of anesthesia. Its four hooves flailed for a moment, then ceased, and a team of volunteer veterinarians rushed in. One placed a pillow under the patient’s neck; another tied a rope […]

Was Ending Your Pet’s Life the Right Decision?

By Karen Fine, a veterinarian and the author of “The Other Family Doctor: A Veterinarian Explores What Animals Can Teach Us About Love, Life, and Mortality.” Marula was an orange kitty, a purr machine with multiple birth defects, so he was the perfect cat to be a veterinarian’s companion. He purred against my belly when I […]

Hotels Roll Out the Red Carpet for Pets

By Stephanie Rosenbloom/ May 15, 2023 If you wouldn’t dream of going on vacation without your pet, you’re in luck. Hotels and resorts are increasingly catering to them with new packages and amenities (or “pet-menities,” as Virgin Hotels puts it), be it an in-room dining menu for dogs with a “beef woofslider” at Andaz Mexico City Condesa, […]

Any Dog Can Bite

By Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist who studies dogs. Any dog can bite. It is the special misfortune of dogs living in the most famous house in the United States to have their bites widely publicized, amplified and scrutinized. And so when Commander, the German shepherd who lives with President and Jill Biden, began biting, his […]

Dog Parks in America

By Julie V. Iovine/ Author is a journalist and dog trainer in training and is on the board of the Animals & Society Institute. For urban dog owners with a live-wire canine bouncing off the apartment walls, an enclosed dog park can feel like an oasis, offering off-the-leash exercise, an outlet for excess energy, a social […]

Lion on Shahrahe Faisal in Karachi

Lion wandering down Sharae Faisal on August 29, 2023. In August 2023, the owner of the lion caught roaming on Sharae Faisal got bail from the South district court against a bail bond of Rs 200,000. “I don’t want the lion, court may handover its custody to anyone it deems fit,” Shamsul Haq stated before […]

41 Parrots Worth Rs 2 Million Stolen in Karachi

Although parrots are now becoming rare, bird lovers breed them to save the specie from extinction. Approximately 41 valuable parrots, with an estimated worth exceeding Rs 2 million, were stolen from the residence of a retired Deputy Inspector General (DIG). Upon receiving the information, the police promptly arrived at the scene to initiate an investigation […]

Pets Never Leave You

NYT/ By Elizabeth Stein For years, my husband told me, “You’re the love of my life. Nothing you do could ever make me leave you.” Then he met someone else, and it was over. As promised, it was nothing I had done. It had been the second marriage for both of us, and he had come […]

Old Dogs of Police Offered for Adoption

Ceremony held to mark transition of retired sniffer dogs to their new owners. One family adopted two dogs, Sandy and Rita. Retired police sniffer dogs have recently found new homes through adoption, marking a significant departure from the customary practice of euthanizing them. An adoption ceremony took place at the Police Dogs Breeding Centre and […]