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A Dog’s Best Friend

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A Dog’s Best Friend
Originally uploaded by Paco Lyptic

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More employers offering workers insurance for pets

“At a time when employers are scaling back on costly health benefits, pet insurance is gaining popularity as an employee benefit. Veterinary Pet Insurance, the nation’s largest pet insurer, saw its corporate accounts balloon from 15 to 1,600 in the past six years. About 15 percent of Veterinary Pet Insurance’s policies, or about 50,000, now come from its corporate accounts.”

More employers offering workers insurance for pets | clarionledger.com | The Clarion-Ledger

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An Unlikely Rescue for Pit Bulls

“His back resting comfortably against her chest, Hector nestles his massive canine head into Leslie Nuccio’s shoulder, high-fiving pit bull paws against human hands. The big dog — 52 pounds — is social, people-focused, happy now, it seems, wearing a rhinestone collar in his new home in sunny California. But as Hector sits up, deep scars stand out on his chest, and his eyes are imploring.”

Associated Press

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Why do we cut dogs so much more slack than people?

“Animal owners are a strange breed. Not enough art reflects that reality. Sherry J. Yoon of Vancouver theatre company Boca del Lupo decided that the time had come to at least scratch the surface of this fact.”

Vancouver Province

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the pits


the pits
Originally uploaded by Brit.

Today’s Daily Flickr Dog

“One of thirteen pits confiscated from a Mooresboro neighborhood recently. They’re all at the Cleveland County Animal Shelter until dog fighting suspicions are looked into…”