Hot Weather and Mosquitoes

In Pakistan, mosquitoes dominate the summers literally everywhere. It’s difficult to sleep in most places, especially at night, in an average Pakistani house in summer. But on some real hot days, the little vampires appear to have vanished in thin air. In Peshawar during the dog days, mosquitoes would disappear when the heat hits the…

Judge Lets Miami Beach Puppy-Killer Walk Free

Courts are venues and judges arbiters of justice but over the years we have been seeing cases where judges act not to deliver but deny justice to victims, be those victims humans or voiceless creatures. The recent judgment of a 6-year-long trial of an animal cruelty-leading-to-death case in Miami Beach is an example of failed…

VA: Niko, the Death-Row Dog, Gets Stay of Execution

Niko, the Staffordshire Terrier in Albemarle County, Virginia, has been granted a stay of execution until January 18, 2017, according to an update of support for Niko—Prayers for Niko/Kino Strong. Niko’s mom posted “There has been a STAY!!! Thank you GOD!” on the page yesterday after a court hearing on whether to allow more time…

On Not Allowing Pets in Restaurants

by Bob Branco This topic does not apply to all animals, because guide dogs are allowed by law to accompany blind people outside the home, whether it’s transportation, eating at a restaurant, or being any other location. However, there has been a lot of discussion recently about other animals in restaurants. Some of it is…

Tips and Tricks For Hot Weather Animal Safety

by Patty L. Fletcher Hello again Word Matters Readers! Patty and Seeing Eye Dog Campbell Lee back with some tips and tricks for keeping your animal whether it be a Dog Guide from The Seeing Eye or a Purrfectly Precious Pet safe from the hot weather during the last and what can be for some,…

Can a Service Dog Serve Two Masters?

by Patty L. Fletcher Hello Word Matters Readers! Campbell and I are sorry we’ve been away so long. We’ve endured a ton of technical trials over the last few months but today we’re back with an article for you, that we hope will be both entertaining and educational. One of the questions I get asked…