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At the Doney Memorial Pet Clinic who's healing who?

Animal News Northwest

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The poor often suffer from depression and mental health challenges, so taking care of an animal can be a source of motivation to stay well and hopeful. However, the poor do not have the financial resources for pet care. Private donors fund the Doney Memorial Pet Clinic in Seattle, which offers su...

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Four-Legged Medical Care Helps San Francisco's Homeless

KQED

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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 Veterinary Street Outreach Services is a pop-up clinic that offers free veterina...

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Donkeys Are Finally Getting More Respect

NPR

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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 teaches people how to take care for their animals, increasing the usefulness of ...

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Meet The Disruptors: The One Health Company

The Philadelphia Citizen

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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 practice, he and his wife and business partner Christina Lopes launched The One Health...

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We're Getting Better at Saving Seabirds After Oil Spills

Pacific Standard

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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 oiled birds. Crediting much of the success to better understanding the importance of...

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The Data Engineer on a Mission to Save Tunisia's Bees

OZY

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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 health of the hive.

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One-stop health shop for Kenyan pastoralists

The East African

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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 planning, antenatal care, and child health services to this community.

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'Little Fish Mitten' Tilapia Skins Used to Treat Cats in Camp Fire

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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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What do a herd of goats, a few cattle, and a baby have in common? Find out

Bhekisisa

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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 livestock. In a region where migration poses a constant challenge to public health a...

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Poverty Forces People to Surrender Their Pets. It Doesn't Have to Be This Way.

TalkPoverty.org

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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., for example, Downtown Dog Rescue has been connecting low-income pet owners wit...

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