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  1. Snakes
    My 6 Month Ball Python had really dry scales and I read to put neosporin or other type medication on them and it wouldn't harm them. so now the scales are falling off my snake! She seems fine and she's active and stuff but I can't lose my snake! I need help! I can't afford a vet and I don't know...
  2. Vents and Rants
    I want to rant and rave about cleaning dog poo out of my yard. I really don't enjoy it....especially cuz I DON'T HAVE A DOG! I just think it's irresponsible pet ownership for someone to walk their pup and not to clean up the mess. GRRRR. Heh, I usually don't get so annoyed over it, except...
  3. Animal Welfare & Legal Issues
    Virginia Considers Mandatory Spay/Neuter Bill! [Wednesday, January 18, 2006] Under a new bill proposed in Virginia, all dogs and cats acquired from dealers, hobby breeders, pet shops and adoption agencies would be have to be sterilized and microchipped. Sponsored by Sen. W. Roscoe Reynolds, S55...
  4. General Animal Discussion
    Note: This is an accurate account of what happens... If you are easily upset, don't read it. A mother and her young son entered a small pet store one day. They soon saw a baby guinea pig in a small cage with no hay. “Mommy! Look!,” cried the young child with glee. “Can I get it? Can I mommy...
  5. Degu Discussion
    Good day all, I am a bit perplexed. I brought two degus for my two boys. At the petshop they told me that they were two boy degus and that they were brothers. I was very pleased and thought ''HOW CUTE... two brothers for the two brothers and on top of it one was slightly smaller so the...
  6. General Animal Discussion
    Hong Kong Animal Ban Forces Tenants To Relinquish Pets by Sherry Morse and Patricia Collier A plan to improve cleanliness in Hong Kong's public housing units has drawn sharp criticism from animal lovers and animal rescue groups. The plan includes a strict ban on animals — except for a...
  7. Canada Shelters
    Ottawa Humane Society - http://www.ottawahumane.ca/ Non-profit, community-based organization and registered charity. Site includes newsletters, companion animal tips, and information about volunteer programs, humane education, events, and adoption. Ontario SPCA - http://www.ospca.on.ca/...
  8. Canada Shelters
    Parksville, Qualicum Beach SPCA - http://www.island.net/~pqspca/ Features information about services and programs, pet adoptions, and pet tips. Kelowna SPCA - http://www.okanagan.net/spca/ Information about the Society, animal adoptions, programs and services. Cowichan and District SPCA -...
  9. Rescues and Shelters
    The Humane Society of Greater Miami - http://www.humanesocietymiami.org/ Non-profit organization. Adoption facility locations, tips and procedure, dog training class schedule, low cost spay and neuter clinic, emergency care information, hurricane preparedness, flea and tick care tips, and news...
  10. Rescues and Shelters
    Humane Society of Huron Valley - http://hshv.org/ Located in Ann Arbor. Photos of homeless dogs and cats, information on volunteering, spay/neuter clinic, and upcoming events. Capital Area Humane Society - http://www.cahs-lansing.org Features a pet gallery, adoption information, pet care...
  11. Rescues and Shelters
    Monroe County Humane Association - http://www.monroehumane.org/ Photographs of available dogs and cats, adoption policy and procedure, information about spay/neuter, education and wildlife programs, articles, pet care tips, and local animal ordinances. Humane Society of Indianapolis -...
  12. Rescues and Shelters
    Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA - http://www.caspca.org/ Serves as a shelter for stray and displaced animals, as well as the pound for the city and county animal control. Overview of services, adoption fees, spay/neuter program, and directions to the shelter. Lynchburg Humane Society -...
  13. Rescues and Shelters
    Humane Society of Great Kansas City - http://www.hsgkc.org Shelter details, list of services available, membership and donation information, newsletter and wish list. Animal Haven - http://www.animalhavenkc.com/ A non-profit organization with a limited admissions policy. Contains...
  14. Rescues and Shelters
    Champaign County Humane Society - http://www.cuhumane.org/ County humane society based in Urbana. Information on hours of operation, adoptions, services and contacts are provided. The Chicago Herpetological Society - http://www.chicagoherp.org/ A group of Reptile and Amphibian enthusiasts...
  15. Rescues and Shelters
    Nebraska Humane Society - http://www.nehumanesociety.org/ Non-profit organization committed to the protection of animals. We provide education, give sanctuary to animals, encourage adoptions and promote responsible pet ownership. Nebraksa Rescuers Dog Rescue Group -...
  16. Rescues and Shelters
    Stray Rescue of St. Louis - http://www.strayrescue.org Photos and descriptions of available dogs and cats. Information on volunteering, fostering, and upcoming events. Humane Society of Missouri - http://www.hsmo.org/ Committed to the prevention of cruelty, abuse and neglect of animals...
  17. Rescues and Shelters
    Wild Animal Orphanage - http://www.wildanimalorphanage.org/ Located in San Antonio. Dedicated to giving quality lifetime care to unwanted, abused, and non-releasable wild and exotic animals. Includes current projects, information on the primate sanctuary, guided tours, and image gallery...
  18. Rescues and Shelters
    Springfield Humane Society of Vermont Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing humane shelter and care for the unwanted companion animals while working with the communities to foster responsible pet ownership. Franklin County Humane Society A no-kill animal shelter in Franklin County...
  19. Hedgehog Discussion
    Introduction Hedgehogs are indigenous to Europe, Africa and Asia. Two distinct hedgehog species are available to the pet trade: the African or White-bellied hedgehog, which is the most common in the United States, and the European hedgehog. Free-ranging hedgehogs are hardy animals that live in...
  20. Rescues
    AnimalTalk (1) 100 Ways To Help Animal Rescue/2-28-02 AnimalTalk Comments: No more excuses for not helping animal rescue --- especially the "I don't know how I can help" one. While the list below specifically addresses dog rescue, most of the items on it are equally applicable to cat rescue...
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