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How Many People in the World Own Pets?

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Over half of people internationally have at least one pet, according to a recent study conducted by GfK.   WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE THE MOST PETS? 11111????Owning a pet is most popular in Argentina and Mexico, with 80% owning at least one 11111????70% of Americans own a pet 11111????People living in …

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American Pets Addicted to Chicken, Study Finds

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Despite being one of the biggest pet food markets in the world by value, America‘s pet owners appear unimaginative in their choice of pet food flavors.  GfK data on sales of dry food, wet food and treats for both dogs and cats reveals the most popular flavors across eight key countries, based on the value sold. America’s …

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PetSafe Donates $250K for Off-Leash Dog Parks

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PetSafe’s Bark for Your Park program is giving grants to more than 25 American communites. The program, created in 2011, originally only gave out grants to 5 communities. “Our new Bark for Your Park program is expanding to not only help break ground on new parks, but also help fund …

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24 Canines Compete for Dog Hero Award

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Two dozen heroic hounds were chosen by the American public to advance to the next round for the 2016 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. The public is now invited to visit HeroDogAwards.org between now and June 22 to vote once per day for their favorite in one of the eight Hero Dog categories. …

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Calvin the Bulldog Survives Following Brain Tumor Treatment

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Brain tumor survivor Calvin, an eight-year-old canine, is happily playing with his favorite toy “crunchy bone” and chasing his French Bulldog sister Olive around the house. Not long ago, such a scene seemed impossible. Calvin’s survivor story began on a Sunday afternoon last September when Gretchen noticed Calvin having a …

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PetSmart Donates 100K to pets in Fort McMurray Wildfires

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PetSmart has stepped up to help families and pets who have suffered as a result of the Fort McMurray, Alberta Wildfires. PetSmart Canada and PetSmart Charities issued the following statement Monday: “On behalf of PetSmart and PetSmart Charities of Canada, our hearts go out to those impacted by the devastating …

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Humane Association Unveils HUGE Animal Rescue Vehicle

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To celebrate its 100th anniversary of rescuing animals from war, hurricanes, floods and wildfires, the American Humane Association unveiled a gigantic gift. A giant 50-foot-long animal rescue truck is dedicated to helping animals caught in natural disasters and manmade crises such as hoarding and cruelty cases. Funded by the Kirkpatrick Foundation, …

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