Former nun helps rescue more than 6,000 local animals

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A Wichita State University faculty member and former nun has hit an animal rescue milestone, saving or rehoming more than 6,000 pets.

“All you can help is the things you come across in your life, and we have done a lot,” said Pat Morriss.

Morriss, 65, is the owner of Hallmark Kennel and Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, Inc., a no-kill nonprofit.

Pat Morriss answers a rescue call.

She opened the animal rescue in 1996 after moving to Kansas from a California convent and beginning her career at WSU.

“I had stray animals, and I

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Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (4/14/2021)

Rattles – A3857085 – NEUTERED MALE RED/WHITE AM PIT BULL TER/MIX – about 7 years old. WEST KENNEL, WING D – 114 . Call 602-506-7387 for more information.MCACC

Meet Mia! This sweet little Chihuahua mix is looking for a home with someone who has as much love to give as she does. At 6-years-old, Mia had a rough start in life. She was brought the Arizona Humane Society after police found her abandoned in a town home with no one to care for her. She was so excited to see her rescuers that she ran right up to them

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Chicago bans dogs from firehouses after fatal pet attack

Dogs have been banned from all Chicago fire stations following a deadly attack on a smaller canine, department officials said.

The city’s acting fire commissioner, Annette Nance-Holt, issued guidance Monday mandating any “pets or mascots” at Chicago’s roughly 100 fire stations be removed after a mixed-breed stray dog living at Engine 116 named Bones attacked a woman’s smaller dog, killing the animal.

“Effective immediately, any and all prior permissions for dogs in the fire stations or on fire apparatuses are hereby revoked,” the department memo read. “All house captains, chief officers and other supervisors are ordered to ensure the immediate

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Is it a bad idea to surprise her with a dog?

DEAR HARRIETTE: My mom is 70 years old. Her dog recently died after being with her for 15 years.

Harriette Cole 

I know that she would love to have another pet, but she fears that she’s not at a place in her life where owning another pet makes sense. I think she is just being morbid.

I know she wants another dog, and I want to surprise her with one. I genuinely don’t know whether or not she’ll be offended that I went against her wishes, but I figured it’s worth a shot.

Do you think I’ll offend her by

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This Website Creates Photos of Cats That Don’t Really Exist

You want to know my favorite thing about the internet? There’s an endless supply of cat photos! Cat photos immediately boost my mood; I have such affection for the furry little critters that simply seeing one makes me feel better. They don’t even have to be doing anything! That combination of big, green eyes, a little pink nose, and whiskers is all it takes to put a smile on my face. I guess I just enjoy knowing they exist. Even if they’re cats I’ll never know personally.

That’s why I have super complicated feelings about a website I just

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Mystery canine illness identified as animal coronavirus

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An outbreak of vomiting among dogs has been traced back to a type of animal coronavirus by researchers.

Vets across the country began reporting cases of acute onset prolific vomiting in 2019/20.

The Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNet) at the University of Liverpool asked vets for help in collecting data, with 1,258 case questionnaires from vets and owners plus 95 clinical samples from 71 .

Based on this data, a team from the universities of Liverpool, Lancaster, Manchester and Bristol identified the as most likely to be a variant of canine enteric

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