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Demand remains high for pets at U.S. shelter

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N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Another death in Grand Falls, 15 new cases

COVID-19 has claimed the life of another New Brunswicker, pushing the total number of COVID-related deaths in the province to 38, Public Health announced Monday, along with 15 new cases. A person in their 90s in the Edmundston region, Zone 4, has died “as a result of COVID-19,” according to a news release. The person resided at Pavillon Beau-Lieu, a special care home in Grand Falls, where there’s an outbreak involving the variant first reported in South Africa. Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said she is saddened by the

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United Kingdom Pet Insurance Market Distribution and Marketing Report 2020-2021: Direct to Insurer Remains the Most Popular Channel of Distribution for Pet Insurance – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “United Kingdom (UK) Pet Insurance – Distribution and Marketing 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report explores pet insurance purchasing behavior and how consumer preferences are changing over time. It discovers the most influential factors for customers purchasing a policy and also reveals the most popular providers in the market. New trends and innovations are highlighted, as well as the key factors that will influence the market over the next few years.

The direct channel was the most popular among both cat and dog insurance policyholders in 2020, with 49.3% and 53.1% of

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Trumpeter swans on the rise in Ohio, but bird remains on state-threatened list

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The trumpeter swan, the white-feathered bird that wades through wetlands, remains on the state’s threatened species list, though its population is growing, including in Northeast Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recorded 650 swans in 2020, a nearly 20% increase over 2019, said Division of Wildlife wildlife biologist Laura Kearns.

Trumpeter swans were reintroduced to the state about 25 years ago. Since then, the state has worked diligently to restore wetland habitats, where swans forage for the stems and leaves of waterweed, pondweeds and muskgrass among other plants.

“We’ve either protected or created by restoration additional

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