Those who love animals feel something die inside when they hear of creatures being mistreated or unnecessarily put at risk. Appeals for help and warnings about products dangerous to pets hit us right where we live; we forward them on in the hope that our small action can somehow make a difference in saving the life of an animal at risk. Unfortunately, all too often these warnings omit important facts or contain information that is distorted or wrong.






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Signing an e-petition will convince the Air Force to retire its colony of space chimps instead of turning them over to a research facility.


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6,500 minks set free by animal rights activists rampaged through the British countryside.


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Rice thrown at weddings is dangerous to birds.


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The Chinese are raising St. Bernard dogs for food.*


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Crafters have been asked to knit sweaters for oil-soaked penguins.


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A litter of Golden Retriever puppies is about to be euthanized unless homes are quickly found for them.


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A sanctuary for dogs is maintained on a “dog island” off the coast of Florida.


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Theobromine, a chemical found in cocoa mulch, can be harmful to pets.


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The nine mixed-breed abandoned puppies shown in a photo need homes.


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Raisins and grapes can be harmful to dogs.


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The Swiffer WetJet poses a general danger to household pets.


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A web site provides information and equipment for making bonsai kittens.’


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Fellow threatens to eat his pet rabbit unless $50,000 is donated through his web site.


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Deadly canine flu sweeps through the U.S.


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Fisherman on Réunion Island employ live dogs as bait for shark-fishing.


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Huntingdon Life Sciences is offering to pay cash for cats and dogs rescued from New Orleans.


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Greenies brand dental chews pose a general danger to dogs.


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Ordinary use of Ultra Clorox bleach poses a general danger to household pets.


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Ordinary use of Febreze brand fabric refresher poses a general danger to household pets.


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Diamond Pet Brands recall underway due to potential Salmonella contamination.


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Newspaper article describes an ensnared whale who seemingly thanked her rescuers.


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The web site Genpets.com sells mass-produced, bioengineered pets.


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Household paper shredders can pose a danger to children and pets.


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Pending California legislation mandates the extermination of pit bulls.


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An animal shelter will soon be closing for good and will euthanize all their animals that are not adopted before then.


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Mold in Beneful dog food is harming dogs.


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A number of pet foods manufactured by Menu Foods (sold under a variety of labels) have been recalled.



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Xylitol (a sugar substitute used in sugar-free gum) can be harmful to dogs.


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A Costa Rican artist starved a dog to death as part of a gallery exhibit.


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E-mail warns that ProMeris brand flea and tick protection may cause allergic reactions or illness in cats and dogs.


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Four Paws withdrew a “pimple ball” dog toy from the market following reports of injuries to dogs.


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Two Labradors named Cookie and Coco need a home.


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Sago palm is poisonous to pets.


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Dogs not adopted after the closure of the Dairyland Greyhound Park will be euthanized.


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Dog that eats child’s stuffed toy that contains flame retardant dies.


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52 thoroughbred horses are destined for slaughter if adopters are not found for them soon.


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Exer-Hide brand rawhide chew products have been causing seizures and deaths in dogs.


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Nails have been found in pieces of cheese left in dog parks.


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A dog named Parrot was murdered by a police officer during a Washington DC festival.


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Chicken jerky treats from China have been determined to cause illness in dogs.


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Photograph seeks help in identifying youths pictured hanging a puppy.


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A McDonald’s advertisement described petting pit bulls as a “risky” behavior.


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The Humane Society will donate $1 towards the care of an abused puppy every time his photo is shared.


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Living turtles and fish are packaged in plastic bags and sold as souvenir keyrings in China.


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Eating gum thrown on the ground causes birds to die.


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Persons in Oregon are obtaining free animals through Craigslist ads to use for target shooting practice.


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After ‘Elephant Whisperer‘ Lawrence Anthony died, groups of wild elephants traveled miles to visit his home.


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Hundreds of decommissioned bomb-sniffing Marine Corps dogs are in need of adoption by the public.


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The flowering plant heliotrope is toxic to dogs and can cause death to those who ingest it.


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Hartz brand flea and tick products are harmful to pets.


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A Texas business provides big game hunters with an opportunity to participate in “horse hunt adventures.”


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A dog died after picking up a poisoned Nerf football in a dog park.


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Photograph shows dog heads for sale in a foreign supermarket’s meat section.


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Several rescued horses in the Niagara Falls area are in need of adoption.


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Trifexis brand parasite prevention tablets have caused the deaths of a large number of dogs.


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Ugg boots are made from sheepskin.


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Photograph shows a cat burned by the spillage of a cinnamon reed diffuser.


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Image shows newspaper account of a kitten who nearly died from being fed a vegan diet.


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Giving your dog ice or ice water on a hot day is likely to cause it to die from bloating and spasms.


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Purina Cat Chow caused several cats to become ill and die.


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A kitten died after consuming chemicals sprayed on a Home Depot Christmas tree.


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Pedigree Jumbone treats are being recalled.


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PETA is stealing family pets and euthanizing them.


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EverPet dog and cat food is made in China and has caused pets to fall ill and die.


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Dynamic Pet Products Real Ham Bone caused several dogs to fall ill and die.


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Canine Carry Outs contain antifreeze and present a danger to dogs.


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A dog named Lucky suffered an adverse reaction after he was treated with Frontline Plus flea and tick remedy.