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Why Sharks Attack and How to Keep Safe If You Spot One

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

Shark sightings make most of us tremble with fear. However, Marie Levine, executive director of The Shark Research Institute, finds encounters thrilling.

Levine has been observing sharks for 40-plus years—many times her encounters have been up close—and she has never been attacked. “There are so few fatal attacks,” she explained. […]

Deployed Soldiers Leave Animals in Loving Hands

Deployed soldiers now have a place for their dogs and cats. Foster program helps military with pets. […]

Charitable Deductions for Animal Rescue Volunteers

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By Julian Block for Pet News and Views

Millions of individuals volunteer to help raise funds or perform other tasks on behalf of charitable organizations. When the annual reckoning with the IRS rolls around, the reward for their willingness to help out can take the form of write-offs for unreimbursed expenses incurred while they do volunteer work.

But what’s in store at tax time for animal rescue volunteers who work on behalf of organizations like the Humane Society of the U.S. and the ASPCA? Are they also entitled to claim charitable deductions for their unreimbursed expenses?

The IRS says such outlays are nondeductible personal expenditures, unless the rescuers establish that they incur the expenses to further the efforts of charitable organizations—for instance, foster care for stray animals.  Continue reading Charitable Deductions for Animal Rescue Volunteers

Wildlife Protection Legislation Hits and Misses for 2014

 

 

 

Our friends at Born Free USA shares its list of successes from 2014, and what still needs to be done in 2015.

1) Federal Bill: Captive Primate Safety Act (H.R. 2856/S. 1463)

Purpose: To prohibit the interstate commerce in nonhuman primates for the exotic pet trade.

History: In 2003, the Captive Wildlife Safety Act was signed into law to prohibit interstate […]

Healthy Halloween treats for your cats and dogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

We all enjoy a treat every now and then. Our pets do too. The trick (this Halloween and always) is not to overdo it, and to give your pets healthy options. Avoid Halloween candy, which can be hazardous to your pet’s health. Following are healthy treats that you […]

NJ and NY Pass Ban on Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

NJ and NY Pass Bills to Save African Elephants and Rhinos

The New Jersey legislature passed S. 2012/A.3128, a bill that seeks to eliminate trade in ivory and rhinoceros horn. Introduced by Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-20) and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33), illegal trafficking of these wildlife products is directly responsible […]

Service Dog Keeps Child Safe

Destiny’s story, along with 3 other families who use service dogs, can be seen in the PBS documentary, Through A Dog’s Eyes. The show airs Wednesday, April 21, at 8 p.m. Eastern. It’s narrated by Neil Patrick Harris and funded by Milk-Bone(R) brand. […]

Check on Pets in Foreclosed Homes

Pets in foreclosed homes. […]

Student Petitions Big Tobacco Company to Stop Animal Testing

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

Animals don’t smoke, and neither should people.

 

Jordan Turner, a 19-year old student and animal protection advocate from Watertown, WI, is taking on Philip Morris, the tobacco giant, to ban animal testing. He started his Change.org petition days after the third largest tobacco company in the United States, […]

The Olympics and Strays

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

In just a few days people from all over the world will be watching the Olympic Games. The host city of Sochi in Russia is trying to put its best face forward in hopes of boosting tourism throughout the city and the country.

According to Andrew Rowan, CEO of […]