Thank you so much for joining us for the September 2021 edition of TheCuddle Clones Chronicle, amonthly round-up featuring news you need to know and pet stories of interest from around the country. We keep up with the pet-related articles of interest from around the country and the world so you can too!
Captive Pet Cougar Heads to Sanctuary
The moral of this story can be summed up as “We all didn’t take the same message away from Tiger King”. Authorities in New York City recently removed an illegally-owned 80 pound cougar from her Bronx dwelling after the owners recognized their inability to keep this powerful predator. Sasha the Cougar will spend the rest of her days in the comfort and care of the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas.Read the entire article at APNews.
New Roomba Model Recognizes Pet Mess
If you own both a pet and a robot vacuum cleaner, there’s a good chance you’ve woken up in a cold sweat more than once fearing your Roomba has transformed your pristine home into a biohazardous disaster. However, Roomba owners can rest a little easier tonight. Manufacturers say the latest model recognizes pet excrement and avoids spreading the mess.Read the entire article at the BBC.
PAWS Act Provides Service Dogs for Vets
President Joe Biden has signed into law the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act. According to the VA, approximately 1 in every 5 servicemembers suffers from PTSD as a result of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. This new law aims to provide support animals and training to affected veterans over the course of the next 5 years. The bill passed through Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support.Read the entire article at NBC News.
Pet Food Manufacturer May Be Linked to Illness & Death
If your pet’s food is one of the many brands beneath the Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. umbrella, stop using it immediately! According to Food and Drug Administration spokesperson Stephen M. Solomon,"Inspections of Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc.'s manufacturing plants revealed evidence of violations, which were shared across multiple plants and were associated with the illness or death of hundreds of pets who had eaten the company's dry dog food," Their dry food was found to containaflatoxin as high as 558 parts per billion. Read the entire article at NBC News.