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When animal lovers should celebrate, not educate

Monday, Nov 10th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

young beagle with laptop

Sometimes, animal lovers really should let an opportunity to educate others about responsible pet relationships pass by. Let me tell you why I say this. If I post a story about a lost cat who is reunited with his family, most of my readers will rejoice, but some will use it as an opportunity to […]

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Three dogs are alive today because of you

Thursday, Nov 6th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Three dogs played on the grass today. They went for a walk, took treats from a volunteer’s fingers, and had a nap. But those things very nearly didn’t happen, because all three dogs were scheduled to be killed on Nov. 1. Fortunately, that didn’t happen, because of the power of each and every one of […]

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A true story of people, pets, and doing the work of the angels

Sunday, Nov 2nd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Just how much goodness is in the world when it comes to animals? A lot, at least, when you’re at North Idaho Animal Hospital. That’s where I practice, but I wasn’t there the day a Chihuahua named Chico was brought in after being attacked by a Husky. Chico’s owner said the Husky’s owner on his […]

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Why we need to break the chains on dogs

Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

In all the years I’ve lived on our ranch in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, I’ve been troubled as I drive by dogs chained to trees, doghouses, or stakes in the ground. I never drive by and not see them there. They never run free, go for a walk, or come into the house. These dogs are […]

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Can you help these horses in North Carolina?

Monday, Oct 13th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you love horses? I do, and so does Victoria Rogelin. However, to her lasting sorrow, she is financially unable to keep her three special needs horses, who she rescued and has cared for and loved, any longer. She’s received help for one of them, but is trying to find a new home for the […]

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