May 9, 2021
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Write Your Own Column: Just a typical day in the life of a bird rehabilitator at Three Rivers Avian Center | Life & Arts

“You have a plan and then the phone rings,” is how Wendy Perrone describes a typical day in the life of a bird rehabilitator. They just never know what a day is going to bring, as injured wildlife do not keep a schedule.

Wendy and her husband, Ron, own and operate Three Rivers Avian Center in southeastern West Virginia. They met at WVU where Ron was a student in forest management and Wendy was a veterinary technician. They both enjoyed working with birds, and in time made the move to southern West Virginia where they established their business — a

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Prime Day On The Move, Walmart On Health, Pets

Just days after Amazon’s latest round of record earnings results, as well as a new PYMNTS prediction that its sales growth will outpace Walmart’s by a 3-to-1 margin over the next five years, the dominant online retailer is starting to home in on Prime Day — its biggest annual sales event.

The company has already said it wants to hold the annual promotional event in the second quarter this year, after bumping back to October last year due to COVID complications and essentially abutting — if not

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American Humane and Fear Free Launch National Pet Happiness Day

“Companion animals have proven to help people cope with isolation and symptoms of depression and anxiety, and as people dealt with the ramifications of the coronavirus during a stress-ridden year, pets made all the difference,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, CEO and president of American Humane. “Our companion animals provide us with their unconditional love and devotion every day, in turn making us happy. It’s time we return the favor.”

Pets have emotions just like humans, and to keep pets healthy both physically and mentally, pet owners must feed both the mind and body of their pets.

“No one knows

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Join Pet Partners in Celebrating National Therapy Animal Day, April 30 | State News

BELLEVUE, Wash., April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Pet Partners, the nation’s leading organization in registering therapy animals for animal-assisted interventions, is proud to announce the seventh annual National Therapy Animal Day set for April 30, 2021. National Therapy Animal Day was created to recognize all of the exceptional therapy animals who partner with their human companions to bring comfort and healing to those in need. Therapy animals and their handlers help people of all ages in a variety of settings including hospitals, veterans’ facilities, schools, and assisted living facilities.

Recognize and celebrate therapy animals, this National Therapy Animal

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The best eco-friendly products for a healthy home: Earth Day is Thursday

Earth Day is a reminder that individuals can effect positive change on the environment, in big and small ways. You can find events and ideas at and work toward reducing one-use plastic in your home.

Plastic harms marine and human health, litters beaches and landscapes, and clogs waste streams and landfills, according to Earth Day’s End Plastic Pollution campaign.

“We really don’t have any more excuses when it comes to making better decisions about who we give our money to, as many [eco-friendly] products are easily attainable, and often affordable when you think of longterm use,” states Caroline Williamson

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It’s Dog Parent Appreciation Day, Here Are 5 Vet-Recommended Ways to Strengthen Your Bond With Your Dog

Dog Parent Appreciation Day has been founded by Dr. Marty Goldstein, DVM, a notable integrative veterinarian, founder of Dr. Marty Pets™, and author of the new book, The Spirit of Animal Healing: An Integrative Medicine Guide to a Higher State of Well-Being.

“I’m so excited to announce this new holiday that celebrates the loving, devoted dog parents that help give our four-legged family members a happy, healthy life,” said Dr. Marty Goldstein.

In this spirit of Dog Parent Appreciation Day, Dr. Marty has shared some tips and tricks on how to improve the connection between pet and pet

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