Pet shelters are excellent places to look for a pet to adopt. In my opinion, getting a pet from a shelter is actually a better idea than buying a pet from a pet store. This is because of two main things:
1. The animals in the pet shelter need your love and help.
Animals in pet shelters usually have been rescued from one sort of trouble or another. Bringing one home with you and giving it the love and care that it needs would be an act of compassion and love. Remember that shelter animals are not in any way less than pure bred animals you can buy in shops.
2. Getting an animal from a pet shelter is free.
Looking at the practical side getting an animal from a pet shelter is free. You will not have to fork up a couple of hundred dollars to buy a pet from the store.
As you can see, getting your pet from a pet shelter is a good thing.
Now, I myself have just recently brought home a brand new pet from the pet shelter nearby my home at St George. I am ecstatic to say that my new cat is now happily wandering the various rooms in my quaint new home. (Which, by the way, I found through hothomesofstgeorge.com)
If you want to be able to find a good pet from a shelter, you have to make sure that you are actually looking AT a good shelter. How do you know what construes a good shelter? Here are the things you need to look out for.
A good pet shelter….
Has a variety of educational materials to propagate pertinent knowledge about pet ownership, pet care, and pets in general.
Is clean and sanitary in every nook and cranny.
Looks like a cheerful and well kept place.
Has a cordial, friendly staff that is willing to assist you and provide answers to the questions that you may have, especially about pet ownership and pet care.
Has access to comprehensive pet care as in a clinic where animals can be treated in case of illness.
Has suitable clean and sanitary living quarters for the animals in their facility.
Has a good program to help and develop the wellbeing of the animals in the shelter. For example, a good feeding, exercise, grooming, and play routine.
Is accessible to the public and has facility hours which are convenient for most.
Posted in Animals on May 7th, 2012 by Elnora Hoadley — Comments Off
Texas Longhorns are the best in the cattle market and the most amazing characteristic about them is that they are good at taking care of themselves without having much care and assistance from their owner. This is the type of cattle you can raise on your ranch if you mostly stay in the city during the weekdays and only spend your weekends at your ranch. However, this cattle is not the native of America and in fact, it was actually brought in by the European settlers. The wonderful lifestyle of the American Cowboy was actually publicized by the cattle drives on the Texas Longhorns which was carried out in the 1800’s. For learning more about the subject, you can tune to http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ and can also check out the National Geographic coupon codes.
Texas longhorns are quite known for their calving as they do with ease and more than 97% of the heifers do give birth to healthy first calves without any assistance from a human being. The Texas Longhorn mothers are quite protective of their off-springs and it is only in very rare occasions that a calf is lost to a predator. In fact, it is this characteristic that actually persuades some of the cattle owners of other breeds to have a Texas Longhorn in their herd so that they can act as the ‘protection factor’ for the young calves.
Most of the ranchers are tempted to go in for the Texas Longhorns as the maintenance costs related to raising them is quite low than the other cattle breeds. Texas Longhorns can feed on a diverse range of grass variety, weeds and plants and they are also quite hardy and since their hide or skin is quite thick, they can easily resist being bitten by pests. They are also quite resistant from diseases and require less of veterinary care. Thus, by going in for the Texas Longhorns, the ranch owners can save a lot of time and money on maintenance.
You will be surprised to learn that the beef produced from the Texas Longhorns is referred to as the lean beef which has more of meat and less of fat content and hence, this beef certainly has lower cholesterol content. These magnificent cattle are also quite popular for their varied color patterns and for the amazing horn spread. In fact, it is even fondly referred to as the art form which has been hand painted by the Creator, God. Thus, the visual delight, multiple markets, easy and low maintenance and the pride of owning a part of the history, makes Texas Longhorns the best buy for all kinds of cattle ranch owners.
Insects, no matter how dangerous they seem to be, all play a vital role in our ecosystem. Not only do they serve as food sources for many animals but they also help in the pollination and decomposition of plants. With that being said, there is still no denying that some of these insects can pose significant threats to both man and animals alike.
Given the sheer number of insects present in the world today, there are those who are regarded as the most treacherous of all. Though some may not be as common, their mere presence in your home already warrants the assistance of professional pest control in Oklahoma City. Here we take you deep into the world of these insects and identify those that you need to stay away from.
These common insect takes on the top spot for the simple reason that mosquitoes claim the most number of lives each year even as compared to any other insects or animals. As explained by the www.pestcontroloklahoma.org, these small insects carry with them some of the today’s deadliest and fiercest diseases that include yellow fever, encephalitis and malaria.
Mosquitoes are found everywhere in the globe although their impact in Africa, Asia and South America has led to more than 300 million deaths each year.
2. Brown Recluse
Second on the list is a species of spider that is known for its brownish color. Though relatively small in size, this spider has a deadly bite that can do more than just sting. By releasing its venom onto its victim, the brown recluse can induce a number of illnesses that ranges from vomiting, fatigue, blisters and lesions.
With over 2,000 documented scorpion species in the world, 40 of which are found in North America and they are perhaps one of the most feared pests of all. Though they typically prey on other insects, they can however do immense harm on humans with their simple sting.
Posted in Wild Animals on November 18th, 2011 by Earnestine Bagnell — Comments Off
The ancestors of the camel, like those of the horse, developed in North America but became extinct in this region during the late Ice Age, about a million years ago. These ancestors, which were very small and did not have humps, first appeared about 40 million years ago. Their descendants crossed the Bering Strait into Asia and the Isthmus of Panama into South America. They flourished in all the large landmasses except Australia. Those in the arid lands of Central Asia and the Middle East developed into the familiar humped camel, and those in South America became confined to the Andes and developed into the longhaired llama and its relatives. The others disappeared. Modern camels are descended from stock that was domesticated as early as 1000 B.C.
In 1856 the government reintroduced camels into the deserts of the southwestern United States, hoping to use them as beasts of burden. However, the project lost support because of the Civil War and general indifference to the plan, and the camels were sold to private owners or circuses. Some of the animals, which escaped or were abandoned, roamed wild and were gradually destroyed because they frightened settlers and interfered with cattle and sheep raising. The last wild American camel died in Yuma, Ariz., in 1899.
Posted in Wildlife on November 9th, 2011 by Marylou Watchman — Comments Off
It’s just a thought, but I know that other folks I have spoken to feel the same. In a nutshell, isn’t it enough already that animals are being used for all kinds of purposed in the fashion world, but now there seems to be an new trend (yet again!) to feature animal prints on handbags, tunics, shoes and a whole myriad of fashion accessories. I mean, I get it – this of course, is not as horrible as actually killing innocent creatures just because some people feel more attractive by wearing coats made of fur. Yet, at the very least it leaves a bad aftertaste, if you know what I mean. Or let’s put it this way, I actually think it is utterly ‘taste-less’ of showing of a handbag in leopard print or zebra striped.
I’m not trying to tell people what they should do or not do. This is all about personal preferences and opinions, I get that. However, just to give you an example; have you ever looked at some of the items available for purchase at the online fashion outlets? Take those zebra print Tory Burch Handbags for example. I’m not sure why anyone would want to walk around with a handbag that resembles the skin of an animal. This is not against Tory Burch, I like her. I think she’s great, but I wish she would stop selling these items. Just my opinion.