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"I believe in the magic of kindness."
a Homeless Pet
Say hello to Featured Pet Nigel. Nigel is a handsome orange tabby who is seeking a home that can provide a calm, serene place for him to hang his hat. The mellow fellow is a social eater and enjoys dining in the company of others. He'll be so happy to have a mature individual, couple, or a family with older kids to call his own — the young man simply wants to be your one and only. Nigel can be characterized as a shy lap cat. Once the two-year-old has gotten comfortable he'll knead you, though, and he takes pleasure in the occasional treat and sisel scratching posts. A slow and patient introduction would be best for Nigel as he adapts to his new environment. Meet him today at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in downtown Tacoma. Please call 253.274.0225 or visit www.metvetpets.com to learn more. Nigel's Reference is A50169.
Be Kind - Spay, Neuter and Microchip Your Pets
Public Comments Period Extended for Grizzly Bear Restoration in State
National Park Service & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Public comment period open through
April 28, 2017.
This July 4 Marks First Time Bison are Recognized as the
2016: On May 9, 2015 President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy
Act naming the bison as America's National Mammal. One day later, May
10, this image of a mother bison nursing her calf was captured by Edwinna Van Eaton at Yellowstone National Park.
Reason for Bailey's
from Shelby Taylor
We got a call from Marcy, an Executive Director at the Lenawee Humane Society, who told us of a young man visiting Michigan with Bailey, a nine-year-old Shepherd mix. He was arrested, and the dog went with Animal Control, in a city where they euthanize animals after five days. Bailey was then transferred to Lenawee, and the young man got in touch with Marcy, expressing that he did not want his dog to suffer for his mistakes.
Six States Crossed to Bring Bailey Home to Family in Tacoma...
Bailey puts on a happy face when she's finally home (courtesy photo)
Humane Societies Working Together...
by Shelby Taylor
Bailey is greeted by her family and pet owner Joyce Wild, 80, in the pink. (courtesy photo)
What is That Bird?
What are those large birds flying overhead? They're not the usual red tailed hawks or bald eagles we have become accustomed to seeing. They are vultures !! Turkey vultures to be exact. Several were spotted Saturday, September 21, in the Ohop Valley feeding on road kill. Pictured is one of the vultures walking up the Clay City road. Like many other migratory birds, turkey vultures migrate north in the early spring and return south in the fall months, passing through Washington for a quick snack.
Did you know ?
The Turkey Vulture (and also the California Condor) are classified by the Ornithological Union in the same order as storks and flamingos (Ciconiiformes).
The Turkey Vulture is lacking strength in its tiny grasping claw and does not, and cannot, kill. Also, the Turkey Vulture's beak has neither the shape nor strength to tear into a fresh carcass?
The Turkey Vulture's digestive system has the unique ability to kill any virus and bacteria in the food the bird eats and the vulture's droppings and dry pellets (bolus) are clean and do not carry disease?
For more information on turkey vultures visit The Turkey Vulture Society at www.accutek.com/vulture/ .
"I wish people were more like animals. Animals don't try to change you or make you fit in. They just enjoy the pleasure of your company. Animals aren't conditional about friendships. Animals like you just the way you are. They listen to your problems, they comfort you when you're sad, and all they ask in return is a little kindness.”
~ Bill Watterson
"If a dog will
not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home
and examine your conscience."
"Money will buy
you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail."
“Animal companions come into your life for an infinite number of reasons, each one being in service to you, your current life experience, and moreover, your soul's growth and evolution.”
~ Amy Miller
"Outside of a
dog, a book is probably man's best friend, and inside of a dog, it's too
dark to read."