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NBC News

Jen Reeder

2 October 2020

United States

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As the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on the U.S. economy, some people are struggling to afford the cost of care for their pets, so a network of animal services leaders have joined together to transform the role th...

Bangor Daily News

Aislinn Sarnacki

18 June 2020

Maine, United States

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For some Mainers, in their spare time, they treat and care for wild animals and return them to the wild. These small-scale wildlife rehabilitators care for animals like flying squirrels and black bears by opening up t...

The New York Times

Didem Tali

2 October 2019

Istanbul, Turkey

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Thanks to increased awareness and public pressure, Turkey has shifted from culling street animals to catching, neutering, and vaccinating them. Following social media campaigns and the work of activists, Turkey's gove...

The Telegraph

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

1 October 2019

Mumbai, India

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Vaccinating and sterilizing canines proves more effective in curbing rabies than culling the stray animals. In Mumbai, India, city authorities have partnered with NGOs like In Defense of Animals India (IDA India) and ...

NPR

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Samantha Balaban

7 September 2019

Rockland, California, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Recent statists are showing that an alarming number of veterinarians are committing suicide due to a variety of reasons from emotional stress to financial strain. Not One More Vet, a Facebook group started by a veteri...

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Jaymi Heimbuch

Will Burrard-Lucas

27 February 2019

Ethiopia

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Vaccination against diseases such as rabies and canine distemper virus in dogs can have positive effects on public health and biodiversity. In Ethiopia, diseases spread from semi-feral dogs threaten communities of the...

Radio Health Journal

Reed Pence

24 February 2019

Thousand Oaks, California, United States

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Suicide is becoming increasingly common in the veterinary medicine field due to many factors such as financial anxiety and the extreme stress of the job in general. To combat this, veterinarian organizations are conne...

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Linda Lombardi

4 February 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Across the nation, animal shelters are doing more to offer services and solutions for people giving up their pets, not because of any malicious intent, but because they can no longer afford to take care of it. In L.A....

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

23 January 2019

Huay Ton Chok, Thailand

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Connecting villagers to local governments and researchers is important to controlling possible disease outbreaks at their source. The One Health disease protection program, also known as PODD, uses funding from Endin...

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Jon Brooks

5 December 2018

Chico, California, United States

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Chico veterinarians treated cats and dogs burned in California wildfires with fish skins. Tilapia has collagen and which can help heal burned paws and prevent infection.

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Christabel Ligami

2 October 2018

Turkana, Kenya

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Multi-purpose field clinics can offer a one-stop public health service for nomadic communities. In the northwest of Kenya, temporary Kimormor sites combine essential health services for nomadic families and their live...

The East African

Christabel Ligami

13 September 2018

Kenya

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In order to reach a pastoralist community with health services, a mobile health clinic called the Kimormor has been deployed in northern Kenya. Treating both people and livestock, the Kimormor has provided family plan...

Pacific Standard

Francie Diep

17 August 2018

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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There used to be a time when oil spills devastated entire populations of animals. Although still an environmental disaster, scientists and wildlife veterinarians have become profoundly more successful at treating oile...

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Tafline Laylin

18 June 2018

Tunisia

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Bee populations in Tunisia are declining in large part because of climate change and disease. The startup Smart Bee aims to help save the population by connecting beekeepers with veterinarians that can monitor the hea...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

21 December 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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During his tenure in veterinary school at University of Pennsylvania, then-vet student Benjamin Lewis saw a disconnect between animal testing and the animals being tested on. In an attempt to revolutionize this practi...

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Brittany Hosea-Small

9 December 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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For homeless people, their furry companions give them comfort as well as a sense of purpose and security. However, living in poverty prevents them from giving medical care and play toys to their pets. San Francisco’s ...

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Amy Yee

7 November 2016

Ethiopia

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Ethiopia has the largest population of donkeys which are used to move people, food, wood and water. Despite their being necessary for survival, most Ethiopians neglected and abused their donkeys. The Donkey Sanctuary ...

Animal News Northwest

Karen Ducey

29 June 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Seattle’s Doney Memorial Pet Clinic offers free basic veterinary care and pet supplies to people experiencing economic hardship. Taking care of a pet can be expensive, but the benefits of having one can be motivating,...

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