Deborah Kochevar

Rescue Dog Loves The Smell Of Endangered Whale Poop

Rescue Dog Loves The Smell Of Endangered Whale Poop

1 month ago   |   iHeart Dogs

When humans smell any type of feces, they feel disgusted. But when Eba the mixed-breed dog smells whale poop, she's overjoyed. That's because Eba has learned to associate whale...
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A Push to Prevent the Next Pandemic

A Push to Prevent the Next Pandemic

1 month ago   |   Tufts University

Cummings School expertise is key to a global program headed by the university that aims to stop new viruses from becoming a widespread danger to humans.
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Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread

Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread

1 month ago   |   Tufts University

The STOP Spillover program will involve large consortium of wildlife and human disease experts from Cummings School, the university, and organizations across the world.
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Senior Pit Bull Cried At Shelter For A Year Until Family Returned For Her

Senior Pit Bull Cried At Shelter For A Year Until Family Returned For Her

2 monthes ago   |   iHeart Dogs

Jada the Pit Bull mix spent the past year confused, scared, and alone. When her dad passed away, her mom, Deborah Warren, was so filled with grief that she struggled to keep a...
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Blind, Deaf Poodle Survives Being Taken By Hawk

Blind, Deaf Poodle Survives Being Taken By Hawk

8 monthes ago   |   iHeart Dogs

Unfortunately, small dogs are at a disadvantage when it comes to defending themselves. They should never be left outside unattended because you never know what wild animals...
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Vet Staff Bring Dog ‘Back From The Dead' After 10 Minutes Of CPR

Vet Staff Bring Dog ‘Back From The Dead' After 10 Minutes Of CPR

One year ago   |   iHeart Dogs

13-year-old Casper, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, suffers from congestive heart failure. Recently his condition worsened, prompting Gloria Jackson and her son, Shaun to rush...
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A Tale of Two Nest Boxes: When Pairing Doesn't Promote Peace

One year ago   |   All About Birds

Photo © Holly Faulkner by Mark Stanback, Professor of Biology, Davidson College Watching cavity-nesting birds build nests and care for young in our nest boxes is deeply...
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Help for the Overweight Dog

Help for the Overweight Dog

One year ago   |   Tufts University

It's very possible that you're living with a fat dog, but statistics say that you're not alone.
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How accurate are dog-activity trackers?

How accurate are dog-activity trackers?

One year ago   |   Tufts University

There are countless gadgets available these days for people to track everything from our heart rate to our stress levels. So perhaps it's no surprise that there also are quite...
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Greyhound Ban Creates Uncertain Future For Greyhound Breeder

One year ago   |   Topix

Greyhounds of every shade of brindle, black, red and white play and bask under a winter sun at Deborah Elliot's farm. Her 140 dogs run free.
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Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

I'm writing this post primarily because I am currently dreaming of the subject. Having been penned in our house for the last month , the last time we have been out birding... Read more ...

Dog Who Charged Into Gunfire To Save Soldiers Receives Highest Honor

Dog Who Charged Into Gunfire To Save Soldiers Receives Highest Honor

Not all heroes wear capes. Some are covered in fur with wagging tails. Military K9 Kuno went above and beyond during his duties, risking his own life to save the lives of... Read more ...

Carla Abellana's Rescue Dog Dies Only Hours After She Saves Another Dog

Carla Abellana's Rescue Dog Dies Only Hours After She Saves Another Dog

Actress and animal welfare advocate Carla Abellana has dedicated her life to helping animals in need. Whenever she can save a dog's life, she doesn't hesitate. But the most... Read more ...

Greece Passes Revolutionary Animal Cruelty Laws After Horrific Abuse

Greece Passes Revolutionary Animal Cruelty Laws After Horrific Abuse

Greece is taking strides towards protecting the rights of dogs and other animals throughout their nation. How? The Greek parliament recently passed a law that punishes animal... Read more ...

Dog Declared A Stray Turned Out To Be Missing For 7 Years

Dog Declared A Stray Turned Out To Be Missing For 7 Years

It could happen to any dog parent. A broken leash, a startling sound, an open door, a distracting scent... no matter how it happens, millions of dogs go missing every single... Read more ...

Home Sweet Habitat

Home Sweet Habitat

Some animals are amazing architects! Spiders weave webs, birds build nests, and beavers construct lodges and dams while also creating a habitat for many other animals. So let's... Read more ...

Feeling and Weather Journal

Feeling and Weather Journal

Have you ever noticed that your mood may change with the weather? Maybe you feel a little happier on sunny days and a little sad on rainy or cloudy days? Or maybe you notice a... Read more ...

Man Adopts Longest Resident At Animal Shelter After Losing His Mom

Man Adopts Longest Resident At Animal Shelter After Losing His Mom

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of loss and heartbreak to people around the world. In the spring of 2020, Wilfredo Vega from South Daytona, Florida faced his worst... Read more ...

Scientific Research Tells Us What Dogs Are Thinking

Scientific Research Tells Us What Dogs Are Thinking

I bet you've looked at your dog's innocent little eyes and wondered, “What's he thinking?” Unlike my Yorkie, Leonard, who stands on my chest, cries in my face, and then leads... Read more ...

We came out to just look, not really sure if

We came out to just look, not really sure if we wanted a brother for our then 8-month-old Labrador Retriever. Then after visiting with four fur babies we sat down in front of... Read more ...