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Police Dog Killed in Anti-Terrorist Raids #RIPDiesel

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Photo Credit: CNNThe Paris attacks have had a profound effect on everyone in the world. The animal world is not immune from heartbreak and shock. In addition to the many lives already lost, we mourn the death of a police dog named Diesel, who was also killed during the anti-terrorism raids in a Paris suburb known as Saint-Denis.

France's Police Nationale confirmed Diesel's death on Twitter, reporting that Diesel "was killed by terrorists in the current operation in Saint-Denis."

According to Bustle, "...at around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, police closed in on an apartment building in Saint-Denis where they believed Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind behind the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, and a possible ninth attacker could be hiding.

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Hurricane Katrina – My Journey Back in Time

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My journey back to the Gulf Coast for Hurricane Katrina’s 10th Anniversary Remembrance was everything I had expected it to be, and much more.  And I am extremely glad that I made this journey.

As I headed south on the interstate, a flood of emotions and memories now filled my heart and soul, and it was as if I were now traveling back in time.  Ninety miles north of New Orleans, I stopped at the site of the first pet rescue camp that I had worked at immediately following this storm.  It was here that I had truly learned what tragedy looked like.

Row upon row of rescued dogs in hastily constructed pens; a MASH Unit to care for the many sick and injured pets that we were rescuing; and a place filled with dedicated animal lovers like myself.  It was also here that I learned what 20-hour work days felt like – there were no slackers in this group of extremely dedicated pet rescuers from all around the world.

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Meet the Artist: April Howland

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I first met artist April Howland when she posted a photo of her dog, (who looks identical to our dog, Cheiss) on Instagram. We became fast friends when we discovered that we support the same animal rescue foundations, and are both being members of the AZ Pet Professionals group.

But the most important thing we share is that we are both inspired by animals...

When I view her artwork, I see in it the joy that our animals bring to us every day. She is a master of capturing the watchful eyes of a South African cheetah, the primal ferocity of a grizzly in the Alaskan wilderness, or the simple, joyful expression of a basset hound.

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Effects of Full Moons on Our Pets

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We always hear stories about how full moons bring out the crazy in people. Weird things tend to happen during full moons, and have since the dawn of time. It's the time of Werewolves and vampires, lunacy and as Aristotle put it, our "moist brains" that are impacted by the lunar cycles.

But how does it effect our pets?

The truth is, full moons have varying effects on our domestic dogs and cats and we're not totally sure why they tend to be more active, occasionally more aggressive, and often likely to visit the ER.

But, here's what we do know...

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FREE National Microchip Registry

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August 15 is National Check the Chip Day. This is an important day because as pet parents, we often do the right thing by microchipping our pets, but then the ongoing annual fees grows tiresome. Or we move and forget to change the contact information, or never change the initial contact information from the rescue we adopted from. Found Animals is a FREE national registry that keeps accurate information on every chip. It’s free to set up an account, it’s simple to enter and change, and there are many other resources available on the site.

Found Animals doesn’t care who the chip manufacturer is or how many pets you register. It’s free, will reportedly always be free, and is critical to helping to ensure that pets are returned if they become lost.

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