Pets

The number of pet guinea pigs exploded during the pandemic as New Yorkers sought to stave off loneliness indoors. Now, it’s a problem.
The city’s animal care agency and other nonprofits are increasing efforts to pair pet owners with the resources they need to hang on to their furry friends when money is tight and housing can’t be found.
Though dogs have been in some city public schools since 2016, their roles in the classroom have been evolving, and training them — and their humans — is an ongoing process
New York is one of the few states that categorize pets as objects not worth more than a few hundred dollars. Advocates say treating them as sentient beings would enhance the ability to seek compensatory damages if they are mistreated.
As pets are still being jolted, city oversight of Con Edison equipment and inspects called into question. The DOT says there’s no problem, but data says otherwise.
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Unable to arrive in the United States as flights grind to a halt, dogs being rescued abroad often wait in dangerous situations.
Even veterinarians found to have practiced with “gross negligence” are often back at work within a few months.
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