Little Brown Bat Hibernating

Going Bats for Bats!

When you think about bats, what do you think? Flying rodents? Dracula’s familiars? Creepy creatures with a lust for blood? Think again. Bats are neither rodents, nor do many of them drink blood. Except for a couple of nectar-eating bats in the desert southwest, all bats are in the United States are insectivores. Find mosquitoes […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Black Cat Laying Down

Keep Your Black Cat Safe this Halloween

Halloween is upon us, and you are probably seeing lots of black cats around your neighborhood and community among the autumn-themed outdoor decor. It is important, though, to remember that if you own a black cat, or even just a cat in general, you should take extra caution around this time of year. The black […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Feral Cats Have Their Day

Admittedly, some folks are cat people and others just aren’t. Regardless of your allegiance, the countless cats – estimated by the ASPCA to be in the tens of millions – born in the wild deserve some attention, and there’s no better time than October 16, National Feral Cat Day. In an attempt to lessen that […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Shelter Dogs

8 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Why have a special month dedicated to these dogs? Why raise awareness for shelter dogs when there are a plethora of cute puppies available for purchase at pet stores and through breeders? According to the ASPCA, 3.9 million dogs enter the cages of animal shelters each year. And […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Venus Close Up

Life with Venus

Each year the last full week of September serves as National Deaf Dog Awareness Week. In recognition of these important pets, we had the opportunity to speak with an Ohio pet lover who shares her home with a deaf dog. Amelia Binderfolder lives in Westerville, Ohio with her pit bull mix, Venus. Looking at Venus, […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Small Service Dog

Working Dogs Decoded

It’s a common mistake to see a person with a dog in a public place where animals typically wouldn’t be allowed and think to yourself, “That person isn’t blind! How can they bring their pet in here?” But these days, blindness isn’t the only issue that can merit a canine companion. Aside from service dogs, […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 1 }
Cat Face Coffee

Coffee, Art… and Cats!

They say there are two kinds of people in this world–cat people and dog people. Victoria Vetere, the engineer behind ZenCat Gallery, is a cat person. ZenCat Gallery began in 2008 as an online art gallery and sanctuary for cat lovers, and a space for promoting feline welfare. “I wanted to create something that honored […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 1 }

Native Bees: Pollination Super Heroes

Sun-ripened tomatoes, char-grilled zucchini and peach cobbler dazzle our summertime potlucks and picnics. The summer season brings some of the most delicious, nourishing foods—especially if you’ve grown and picked them yourself at the peak of ripeness. But the summer sun and rain alone aren’t enough to bring delicious foods to our table. If it weren’t […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }