Second feral cat shelter

Make a Feral Cat Shelter for Under $10

Winter is here with a biting vengeance. Temperatures around Ohio have been dipping below zero with wind chills reaching the frigid negatives. On your work commute you may have heard wind chill advisories on the radio encouraging you to stay out of the cold as a precaution to frostbite. It is equally important that during […]

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Will You Be Mine?

Love is in the air! It’s that time of year… It’s February and as we humans are planning outings with our sweethearts the animal kingdom is starting to buzz as well. While squirrels and birds may not be heading out to the newest restaurant, they are engaging in unique courtship rituals. Although not exactly romantic, […]

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Cardinal on Snowy Branch

The Great Backyard Bird Count

What was the first sound you heard when you woke up this morning? (After the alarm, of course!) If your household is quiet, chances are it was birdsong. Gordon Hempton, an acoustic ecologist who records sounds of our natural world, shares that humans have a “very discreet bandwidth of super sensitive hearing, which falls between […]

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House Training an Adult Dog

It’s 3:15 a.m… Tags clang together as Birdie shakes and climbs from under the covers to head to the kitchen for a drink of water. Do I get up? She’s getting better, but she doesn’t quite have our trust, so I follow her and let her outside to do her business. Birdie joined the family […]

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Eastern Gray Squirrel in Snow

Yay for Squirrels!

Happy National Squirrel Appreciation Day! For those of you who aren’t familiar with this holiday, it was founded in 2001 by Christy McKeown, a wildlife rehabilitator in Asheville, North Carolina. The concept is very simple: on January 21st, people can show their appreciation for these little critters by leaving out a little extra food at […]

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Meet the Turtle Lady!

Every year there are some unusual guests at festivals, schools and libraries throughout Ohio: turtles! Turtles, that is, of every shape and size, along with a few assorted friends: bearded dragons, corn snakes, geckos and more. They stroll around in fenced areas and tubs, providing children and adults with the chance to see turtles up […]

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Cat Eye Close Up

Common Eye Problems in Cats and Dogs

Cats and dogs can develop a variety of maladies associated with the eyes and surrounding structures. Below is an overview of some of the issues that can arise in our cats and dogs eyes as well as how we as pet owners can identify if there is a problem. Eyelid Disorders There are a number […]

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Resolve to Help the Animals in 2015

It’s that time of year… Resolution time! Time when we reflect upon the past year, think about the future, and start to make commitments about the upcoming year. Since you’re reading this article, I’ll assume you’re interested in animals and helping to improve their lives. Volunteering for animals can be one of the most rewarding […]

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