Creative Acres Sanctuary founder says owners are giving up ‘pandemic pets’ as they head back to work

BRIGHTON, Colo. — Have you heard of ‘pandemic pets?’

People who were stuck at home, during the pandemic, wanted something to do, or something for their kids to do.

Some apparently decided that farm animals were a good idea.

Maxine Mager, founder of Creative Acres Animal Sanctuary, told Denver7 she’s getting calls from some pandemic pet owners who are changing their minds.

“Last week we had over 14 calls for ducks and chickens, and we’re getting one in tomorrow,” she said.

Lance Hernandez, Denver7

The no-kill sanctuary on Cavanaugh Road, east of Brighton, is home to a mix of geese,

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Cat Cleans Owner’s House and Tidies Away Toys in Adorable Viral Video

Cats are not known for helping around the house.

In fact, anyone who has their own feline friend will know they have a knack of being rather inconvenient.

Whether it’s sitting on your keyboard when you are trying to work from home, or settling into your shopping bags before you have unpacked them, cats are always up to something.

After all, it is their world and we are just living in it.

However, in a video posted to Twitter account @nocatplaces on May 4 the role of the much-loved pet has been hilariously subverted, and a tabby can be seen

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Pet owners, vets want telemedicine to continue post-COVID

A group of veterinarians and pet owners in California is asking the state to permit more telemedicine for animals even after the pandemic ends.

In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the state should not end waivers allowed during the pandemic for remote visits and asks that the rules be relaxed further.

“People can use telemedicine for themselves and their children, so why not for their pets?” said Brandy Kuentzel, general counsel at the San Francisco SPCA. “Telemedicine can be a vital tool to improve the lives of pets

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Hilton launches dog menu for pets who helped their owners through the pandemic

Starting May 17, 32 of Hilton’s pet-friendly hotels in the United Kingdom and Ireland will offer the hotel chain’s new dog menu, Bone Appétit, according to a news release.

The menu features four options:

  • Beef Doguignon: Slow-cooked beef brisket served with mashed potato, carrots, green beans, sweetcorn, broad beans and gluten-free gravy
  • Mutt Roast: Gluten-free tomato pasta, topped with mature cheddar cheese and roasted in the oven
  • Earl Greyhound: A calming blend of lavender, rose petals, lime flower and orange flowers
  • Tailwagger Creek: A non-alcoholic wine infused with elderflower, nettle, ginseng, lime flower and black carrot
Hilton said
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Local veterinarian warns pet owners about highly contagious rabbit virus

“It can be spread on clothing, so if a person were hiking or found a rabbit, touched it, got it on their clothes, their shoes, whatever, they could potentially bring it back to the house and that’s how most house rabbits are going to get it,” he said.

House rabbits are also at risk of contracting the virus if their owners lets them outside.

“Once your rabbit gets infected, or you think it’s infected, it’s going to get very sick very quickly. And the mortality rate is very high,” Levenson said. “Anywhere from 20 or 30, up to 70 percent

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Rabid raccoons attack Highlands NJ pets; owners warned to vaccinate

HIGHLANDS – Elizabeth Dellapietro’s dog was enjoying the backyard last week when an aggressive, rabid raccoon attacked.

The 63-year-old Highlands resident said the raccoon would not let go of her dog, Tilly, a 10-pound chihuahua mix.

“When I heard my dog scream in pain, I ran outside and I picked up a metal watering can and beat it (the raccoon) on its back to let go of my dog,” she said.

The attack resulted in hundreds of dollars in veterinary bills and multiple trips to the hospital for rabies vaccines, Dellapietrio said.

Tilly, a 10-pound chihuahua mix, recovers from an attack by a rabid raccoon.

Now she wants to warn the surrounding community

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