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In Search of Wildlife

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

Many of you know I have been writing about pets and wildlife at Parade, which makes it somewhat difficult in posting as often as I would like here.

I recently interviewed Yanni about his work on behalf of panadas, a marine and his service dog from Afghanistan being reunited [...]

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. [...]

Pet Fosters and Tax Deductions

By Michele C. Hollow for Pet News and Views

I know I am spending more time on my Parade Pets/Wildlife column. I just wrote a post about tax deductions for fosters. So, if you foster or know anyone who does, take [...]

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 [...]

Why do cats do the things they do?

Every once in a while Earl Gray, my cat, makes mad dashes around the house. It usually happens at night. We have three floors in our house, and he practically flies up and down the steps. I should just give him a cape, and call him Super Kitty. If you ever wondered why cats get the night crazes, why they rub up against you, and why they exhibit other somewhat strange behaviors, read on. [...]

Fun Animal Facts

Fun animal facts to share with your kids. Learn about cats, dogs, elephants, snakes, dinosaurs, chickens, bugs, sheep, and fish. [...]

No, It’s Not A Zebra

Makeup artist Rose Ordile, owner of Animals of A Different Color is shown with one of her creations. The animal is not a zebra. Read more about this animal and others at parade.com. Michele C. Hollow has a pet column at parade.com. [...]