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Ways Humans Can Help Other Animals

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1. Speak out for animals
2. Never tolerate animal cruelty
3. Adopt a shelter pet
4. Spay or neuter your pets
5. Keep pets' vaccinations current
6. Identify your pets with tags or microchip
7. Appreciate wildlife
8. Leave room for animal habitats
9. Interest others in the cause

9 Ways to be Kind to Animals

How to Be Kind to Animals: 10 Ideas for Kids with Free Printable | Sunny Day Family
This link has specific directions, like how to make cat toys, bake dog treats,
create a butterfly garden, make bird feeders...etc.
 

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Go vegan!
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I caught a crow today in my friend's garage and
let it loose in her back yard. One of the garage
doors was open, but the bird wanted to go out
a window.

He was panting from all the times he bumped
against the window trying to get out. After I
let him loose he flew away, but he returned to
eat some corn from the feeder that is in the
back yard.
 

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Toronto eyeing new plan to ban cats from going outdoors unless on leash

“If you love your cat, keep Fluffy indoors."

These were environmentalist and former Scarborough city councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker’s words to Toronto City Council Wednesday as a city committee discussed a plan that could prohibit cat owners from allowing felines to roam freely outdoors.

The motion, moved by Councillor for Ward 17 - Don Valley North Shelley Carroll, is rooted in the belief outdoor cats can be a danger to local ecosystems, hunting bird and rodent populations, and are themselves at risk of being hit by vehicles or attacked by wildlife while roaming.


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A photo of a cat roaming outdoors can be seen above. (Jody Parks/Pexels)

Currently, city staff are proposing bylaws be changed to prohibit pet owners from allowed their pet to roam "at large" in the city, with the exception of cats and domesticated pigeons. Carroll wants to scrub cats from the proposed change, while still permitting pigeons to remain at large. Under the proposed bylaw, ats would still be allowed outdoors while on leash.

Members of council on the city’s economic and community development committee voted in favour of the motion by a show of hands.

“I’m moving [this motion] today because, truly I think people don’t want free-roaming cats,” Carroll said. “It is horrendously traumatic when you find a cat that has met with misfortune.”

However, the bylaw change hasn’t received final approval.
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The article continues with a couple of paragraphs pondering whether cats
should be considered an invasive species, and ends by suggesting that if
your cat requires a higher level of enrichment, build “a catio” – a cat patio –
which is an enclosed outdoor space that allows cats to remain contained
while outdoors.
 

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A cat saved from a house fire has become the first pet in London to use a specially adapted animal oxygen mask.
Fire crews attended a blaze in Paddington, central London, on Friday and saved two cats from the ground floor, putting a mask on one of them.
Station officer Nathan Beeby, who was at the scene, said the apparatus "ultimately saved the cat's life".
Masks will be carried by fire trucks in Battersea, Paddington, Richmond and Hammersmith as part of a pilot scheme.
If the scheme is successful, the masks will be rolled out to fire stations across the capital.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said the specialist equipment can be used on other pets, including dogs, rabbits, snakes and mice.
Cat saved with animal oxygen mask after Paddington fire

Article continues with brief discussion of number of fires attended that involved animals,
in addition to the human ones, and why the department makes an effort to rescue the
pets.
 

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Tiny turtle pooed ‘pure plastic’ for six days after rescue from Sydney beach

Reduce use of plastic.
Dispose of plastic responsibly.

Simple and effective- Best ways to dispose of plastic! - Times of India


 

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