Ohio Striped Skunk

Everything You Wanted to Know About Ohio’s Striped Skunk

Almost everyone thinks of the same thing when it comes to skunks – the smell, right? As it turns out, skunks rarely “spray” predators unless startled, and will usually give warning signals before they do. But the striped skunk, an Ohio native, is actually a complex animal with a lot more interesting features than just […]

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Old Black Dog Resting

Looking for Love? Adopt a Senior Pet!

“Forgotten4Paws has over 75 cats aged six to fourteen. Some have been with us over eight years. While we show cats for adoption at the Easton Petsmart, the older cats don’t do well in that setting and are in foster homes. Therefore, the only way we can ‘promote’ these cats is through our website, Facebook, […]

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Woman Holding Dog

Adopting a Shelter Dog

The ASPCA estimates that 3.9 million dogs enter a shelter each year. Many of these animals will be reunited with their owners or find new homes, however, many will not and are at risk of euthanization. If you’re considering adding a new family member, a shelter is a great place to find the love of […]

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Feral Tabby

Celebrate National Feral Cat Day

National Feral Cat Day is October 16th, 2014. This national recognition is an important step in the battle to educate the public about proper and humane treatment of feral cats. What is a feral cat, and why should you care about its well being? Let me introduce Shifty. Shifty is thought to be about five […]

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Brown Bat

Bats: More Friend than Foe

It was hard to get a good look at while it fluttered softly and silently. Eventually it landed, clinging to the white and green wallpaper. It looked so out of place, and my mother screamed as it took flight and dad tried to catch it with a broom. At the young age of 5 years, […]

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White Cat Grooming

Feline Hairballs: Mere Nuisance or Cause for Concern?

Let me describe an all-to-familiar scenario. As we dream peacefully in our beds, at times we find ourselves awakened in the middle of the night by nature’s call. In an attempt to not awaken others or blind ourselves by turning on the light, we clumsily stumble from bed in the dark and head towards the […]

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Help for Hermit Crabs

They are sold in beach shops, handed out as prizes at carnival booths, and touted by pet stores as an “easy” pet. But to be happy and healthy, hermit crabs have specific needs that few casual purchasers are prepared to meet. For Mary Ann Casselman, founder of the Mill Creek Hermit Crab Sanctuary of Northwest […]

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Building a Community of Caring

Charlene and her puppy Chocolate have been coming to Faithful Forgotten Best Friends (FFBF) for a few months now to get pet food and see the vet. She only comes when she is completely out of food, so as to not take it from others who need it more. She loves all of the people […]

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