Animals

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Dogs and Cats Are More Alike Than You Might Think

Curious — like my cat — I did some research.

  • 10/27/2022
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Language Beyond Words

Dr. Anna Ruelle’s patients cannot tell her how they feel. That is part of the joy of being a veterinarian.

  • 06/25/2022
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Education Before Extinction

The more you know, the less scary they are.

  • 12/28/2021
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The Pet Rescue Crisis

“We are seeing mass releases of animals.”

  • 10/27/2021
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The Call of the Wild

Wildlife patients do not understand that we are there to help them, and we cannot comfort them like pets. Being in captivity is inherently stressful and scary for our patients, so it is important to do what we can to shorten their stay with us.

  • 01/21/2021
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Animal Abuse

Certain animals are protected from harm while the abuse of millions of others is accepted as normal and necessary.

  • 01/02/2021
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Saving Each Other

Sometimes it is much easier to be outraged by someone else’s victimhood than your own.

  • 10/25/2020
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How We Got the Dog

When COVID-19 hit, it seemed like the stars had finally aligned for canine camaraderie.

  • 07/24/2020
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Pandemic Pets

We talked to Jennifer Kreitz from No Dog Left Behind, as well as our readers, about new pets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 07/24/2020
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Hen Solo: My Life as a Chicken

I am one of the lucky ones. I am a Heritage Chicken who grew up on a 100-acre farm in Northfield, at the Main Street Project. My human friend Rocky, along with farmers Antonia and Maria, are among those working together to create sustainable futures for rural immigrant farmers across the Midwest.

  • 01/25/2020
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Animals in Native Art

The “Hearts of Our People” art exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Summer 2019 was a comprehensive and pioneering

  • 10/27/2019
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My Sanctuary of Wildcats

Twenty years ago my goal was to be a top executive at an advertising agency, raising a family in a

  • 08/01/2019