Today is Animal Advocacy Day

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Animal advocates joining forces on Tuesday, April 30 to celebrate National Animal Advocacy Day—and the public is invited!  Advocates across the nation are going to spend the day on the phone, calling members of Congress and urging them to ban horse slaughter once and for all.

http://tinyurl.com/brc756r

When Best Friends Can Visit

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A year and a half ago, Ruth London lay in intensive care in a hospital in Boca Raton, Fla., with severe pneumonia, delirious and hallucinating that she was in jail.

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Lil Bub Hits the Tribeca Film Festival

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If you are the type of person who is inclined to watch YouTube videos of cute animals doing even cuter things, you’ve probably encountered Lil Bub: the adorable, wall-eyed kitten with a perpetually protruding strawberry pink tongue.

http://tinyurl.com/bynyzn2

Subway Dogs

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Stray dogs are commuting to and from a city center on underground trains in search of food scraps.  The clever canines board the Tube each morning.  After a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night.

http://tinyurl.com/qp63mq

Dogs Provide Comfort to the Suffering in Boston

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Lutheran Church Charities’ K-9 Comfort Dogs traveled to Boston following the marathon bombings to help residents and victims cope.

http://tinyurl.com/cvopbmz

Britain Bans Wild Animals from Traveling Circuses

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Traveling circus shows in Britain have gone to the dogs — literally. A new law banning wild animals from traveling with the circus around the country takes effect in 2015, and then only dogs, cats and rabbits will be allowed on board.

National Pet ID Week

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It’s National Pet Identification Week. Do you know where your pet’s tags are?

http://tinyurl.com/d234zof

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