Thousands of animals have been displaced by California wildfires

November 14, 2018 by  
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The California wildfires are raging on, but humans aren’t the only ones in danger. Thousands of pets and farm animals have received attention in Northern and Southern California while over 400 square miles continue to burn. Over the past few days, the fires have led to mass evacuations, jammed roads and packed shelters. The animals caught in the blazes are also trying to figure out where to escape. In Malibu last Friday, horses, goats and alpacas packed the shoreline along with humans, and a parking lot became an evacuation zone. Multiple photos have surfaced of animals tied to things like lifeguard towers and fences while smoke fills the background. Related: The fearless dog who refused to leave his goats during the Santa Rosa wildfire “There was just no time to do anything,” said Talley Hutcherson, a ranch owner. “Within hours, we had to make the decision to come to the beach because the [Pacific Coast Highway] was shut down.” Hutcherson’s decision to evacuate to the beach with eight horses required her to make multiple trips back and forth. Searchers combing through areas affected by the California wildfires have rescued hundreds of animals — including dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, ducks, and a tortoise https://t.co/eY2uwf8E5U — CNN (@CNN) November 14, 2018 According to the Huffington Post , animal shelters throughout Southern California are reaching capacity. But there are many shelters in the Los Angeles area that are still open and requesting donations. These facilities are caring for hundreds of animals , including horses, pigs and rabbits. The Los Angeles Zoo also briefly evacuated some animals last Friday while firefighters battled to contain a fire in nearby Griffith Park. The zoo does have an emergency evacuation plan in place when needed, and it eventually returned the animals to their habitats. But not all animals in the evacuation zones have been able to get to safety. Photos from the fires have shown injured and dead animals that became overwhelmed from smoke or flames. There has also been concern on social media for a popular giraffe and other animals at Malibu Wines and Saddlerock Ranch. The ranch was under evacuation orders but didn’t appear to have an emergency evacuation plan in place. Several buildings on the property ended up being damaged or destroyed by the fire, and when a USA Today reporter arrived over the weekend, the ranch looked empty except for one worker and the giraffe. Many people were extremely unhappy that the giraffe, named Stanley, was left behind. Via Huffington Post and USA Today Image via NASA

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Vincent the disabled cat receives new titanium legs

December 8, 2015 by  
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In a experimental procedure, a 3-year-old cat named Vincent has been fitted with rare, high-tech titanium prosthetics that attach directly to the bone of his injured limbs. Found abandoned as a kitten with injured back legs, he was immediately adopted by an employee of the Story County Animal Shelter and put on a physical therapy program to help him learn to walk on the stumps of his hind legs. Unfortunately, as he grew, his weight began to put too much pressure on the area, causing him painful sores. That was when his doctor decided to try an innovative new surgery to help Vincent walk like a normal cat. Read the rest of Vincent the disabled cat receives new titanium legs

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Shelter dogs ‘follow’ would-be owners across billboards to inspire adoptions

May 7, 2015 by  
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If you’ve ever adopted a shelter animal, you may remember making a special connection with your furry companion when they approached you to play, or followed you around for a while. Battersea Dogs & Cat Home , located in the UK, came up with a way to replicate this experience for people without requiring them to visit the shelter. A series of high-tech billboards strategically placed throughout a shopping mall are used to help shelter dogs “follow” would-be owners around, after the unsuspecting shoppers grabbed a leaflet from a shelter rep. It’s a clever and—let’s be honest—really adorable way to use technology to help animals. With 7.6 million dogs and cats entering shelters in the United States each year, according to the ASPCA , perhaps a creative campaign like this one would help more of them find their forever homes. Via Gizmodo Images via Battersea Dogs & Cat Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adopting a shelter dog , adopting a shelter pet , animal shelter , battersea dogs and cat home , clever dog adoption campaign , dog adoption campaign , dogs in animal shelters , shelter pets , united kingdom

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Climate change may threaten one in six species with extinction

May 7, 2015 by  
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The Golden Toad once made its home in the mountaintop cloud forests of Central America, but as climate change-driven drought caused the forests to disappear, so too did the toad—now considered extinct , as it hasn’t been seen since 1989. If climate change continues at its current rate,  one in six species could face a similar fate , according to a new meta-analysis of 131 published studies examining everything from Arctic foxes to Californian Oak Trees. Read the rest of Climate change may threaten one in six species with extinction Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia extinction , Climate Change , climate change environment , environmental destruction , extinction rates , global temperature animals , global warming , golden toad , habitat loss , south america extinction

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Top Tips for Raising Your Pet in a Sustainable Way

August 14, 2013 by  
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Image via Shutterstock There is no doubt that pets give us unmatched companionship, but owning one can take its toll on the environment. In a book written by two New Zealand scientists , they suggest that owning a dog is equivalent to the carbon footprint of owning an SUV. We have some top tips for easing the impact while still keeping your furry, feathered, or even scaled best friends around. Read the rest of Top Tips for Raising Your Pet in a Sustainable Way Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal shelter , compost , diy pet tips , Eco , how-to , neuter , pet food , pet toys , recycled , spay , Sustainable        

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SOM’s LEED Platinum-Seeking Federal Courthouse Breaks Ground in LA

August 14, 2013 by  
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Help All 4 Paws Animal Shelter Green Its New Space!

April 13, 2012 by  
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It’s pretty clear that we’re animal lovers here at Inhabitat, so when we got an email from All 4 Paws , a progressive animal rescue in South Carolina, asking for help we knew we couldn’t say no. The shelter just moved into an old auto shop and they’ve been trying to incorporate green design into their new space, but have limited finances and limited resources. We were hoping that our readers, many of whom are renewable energy and eco interior experts could lend them a hand – maybe “bring a windmill or a poop to energy converter,” as they put it, into their new space. They’ve worked really hard to save the lives of animals so if anyone would like to help them out, it would definitely be appreciated! Please comment on the post or email nannydog[at]yahoo.com if you’re interested in lending your services. + All 4 Paws The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following  this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: all4paw , animal rescue , animal shelter , eco design , green design , help all4paws , ll 4 paws , Solar Power , sustainable design

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11 Things We Learned from H&M’s Sustainability Report

April 13, 2012 by  
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H&M is a fast-fashion mogul – due to their low-wage production and trendy pieces we wouldn’t label them a paragon of ethical fashion. However they have pursued several sustainable initiatives, and with huge quarterly profits and sales of over 550 million garments each year, we can’t deny their influence. Click ahead for a look at their  2011 sustainability report and the debut of their latest  Conscious Collection – is fast-fashion entering the realm of sustainability? READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , h&m , organic cotton , recycled cotton , recycled polyester , recycled wool , Spring/Summer 2012 , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , Sweden

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