Japanese health officials find 164 dogs crammed into tiny house

National Nov 4, 2020

Japanese health officials find 164 dogs crammed into tiny house

Japanese health officials have found 164 emaciated dogs crammed into a tiny house in one of the country's worst cases of animal hoarding, an animal rights activist said Wednesday. The parasite-infested animals were found in a 30 square-meter (323 sq. foot) house in the city ...

Wasao, popular 'ugly-cute' Akita dog, dies at age 13

National Jun 9, 2020

Wasao, popular 'ugly-cute' Akita dog, dies at age 13

Wasao, an Akita dog who earned nationwide popularity for his unique looks, has died at age 13, believed to be equivalent to around the early 90s in human years, a support group said Tuesday. The big, white furry canine with a squinty-eyed face died Monday. ...

How safe are pets from COVID-19?

Commentary / World May 30, 2020

How safe are pets from COVID-19?

by Faye Flam

Back in mid-April, I took my 13-year-old cat to the vet for some tests. They told me his chronic heart disease had worsened, but it was nothing alarming. His condition started to deteriorate a few days later, ultimately leading to a 3 a.m. trip ...