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RECYCLED WADERS – The Making of the T.F.M. Zippered Stash Bags

I guess it was a couple of months ago now that I was left home alone for the weekend.  I decided to take advantage of the time and did a deep dive into the gear closet working on getting rid of quite a few things that needed new homes.  During this cleanse, I came across three old pairs of waders that either failed or had enough history of falls, scrapes, or leaks to not trust on my next trip.  I tossed them in the corner and continued working.

It had been awhile since I had last talked to Patrick Jenkins of Recycled Waders but didn’t want to toss the waders without talking with him first to see if he wanted them.  I sent a text and he answered back with his mailing address and asked if I wanted to do use them for some sort of collaboration.  That spurred a … Read the rest

Dog Begs For Early Dinner In Viral Twitter Thread

It’s been more than a year since Covid-19 led to school and workplace closures, ushering in the infamous “new normal” of work-from-home, social distancing, and intermittent lockdowns.

During that time, people and their pets have adapted to the changing world around them in a variety of ways. One shameless dog has become the poster pup for the way quarantine has changed dogs’ lives the world over.

In a Twitter thread posted by Tommy Vietor, his goldendoodle, Lucca, shows off her begging and negotiating skills, which Vietor notes helped her “bargain her dinner time down from 5 to 330.”


The photo shows Lucca putting her full effort and attention towards looking desperately hungry, pulling every puppy-dog trick in the book to get her way. Vietor humorously captioned his photo with a note to himself, showing how hard it is for him to tell her no: “Hold the … Read the rest

Popular Vegan Cooking Show ‘New Day New Chef’ Wins Two Taste Awards At ‘The Oscars Of Food’

NEW DAY NEW CHEF, the popular vegan cooking show that is now streaming on Amazon’s Prime Video, just won two prestigious Taste Awards, which are considered to be “The Oscars of Food.” The eight-episode season, which debuted in February of 2020, won this year’s Taste Awards for Best Series Pilot and Best Filmed at Home Episodes.

Along with amazing vegan chefs, the season featured vegan athletes, including NBA legend John Salley and Olympian Dotsie Bausch, as well as bodybuilders, actors, and singers.

New Day New Chef: Support and Feed Edition garnered the award for Best Filmed at Home Episodes. This season, the show looked at the work of Maggie Baird, whose organization raises funds for vegan restaurants to make nutritious, delicious food for those in need. The season featured a slew of celebrities, including: Downton Abbey’s Lesley Nicol, Dynasty’s Elaine

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Cat Shows Up Outside Family's Home to Have Her Kittens and Adopts 2 More that Needed Her

A cat showed up outside a family’s home to have her kittens and ended up helping a few orphans too.

Sunflower the catKara @azkittenfostermama

A few weeks ago, Kara Yancey, a foster volunteer of Living The Dream Rescue (in Phoenix, Arizona), spotted a cat outside her house, peeking through the screen door. Perhaps, the cat knew that something about Kara’s home just felt right.

“Every year when the weather gets nice, we open our living room window (with a screen installed) and our own cat, Charlie, ends up somehow attracting pregnant females to our backyard porch,” Kara told Love Meow.

“Sunflower (an orange stray) showed up on our porch one night, so we started feeding her. We could tell right away that she was pregnant.”

Sunflower the cat showed up as a strayKara @azkittenfostermama

The expectant cat mom was very shy at first and wouldn’t let anyone … Read the rest

Gracie’s Rescue Story

This story was originally shared on The Animal Rescue Site. Submit your own rescue story here. Your story just might be the next to be featured on our blog!

Gracie entered my life in 2001 when I decided to adopt another cat to be a companion for Abigail Lynn, my 10-year-old cat. When I met 4-month-old “Boots” at the shelter, I could hear her loudly voicing her dislike of being in a cage. When I opened the door, she jumped into my arms and wrapped her arms around my neck.

Adoption applications usually took 3 to 5 days to process and this was a Saturday so I thought I wouldn’t get an answer for a few days. The shelter called me back the next day to say I was approved and asked if I could come to get her right away. I was overjoyed and went to get … Read the rest

Rest In Peace Dr. Elliot Katz, Founder Of Animal Welfare Organization ‘In Defense Of Animals’

Photos from In Defense Of Animals

Dr. Elliot Katz, D.V.M., Founder of In Defense of Animals, one of the nation’s foremost animal advocacy organizations, passed away on March 24, 2021, at the age of 86. He was a trailblazer and monumental force at the forefront of the animal rights movement.

As a child, he began his lifesaving work by rescuing abandoned or lost dogs with his father on the beaches of Long Island, New York. He also saved starfish and other beings who had washed ashore by returning them to the ocean after a storm passed. Dr. Katz graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where he refused to perform “practice” surgeries on live dogs. He stuck to his convictions, with the support of his mother, even when he came close to being thrown out of school. While Dr. Katz was speaking up for animals seen as inferior, he

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Kitten Found in Car Engine Has the Most Precious Face and is So Happy to Be Cared for

A kitten with a sweet little face was found left behind in a car engine when someone heard his cries.

Tuxedo kitten born with a bilateral cleft lipAshley Kelley

Last month, Ashley Kelley, a foster volunteer of Wrenn Rescues (an animal rescue based in Southern California), was contacted about a pint-sized kitten needing specialized care. A Good Samaritan found him in a car engine bay when they heard his cries.

Once they got the kitten to safety, they noticed something unique about him. The tuxedo was born with a condition called a bilateral cleft lip, though his palate appears to be intact.

The kitten arrived with his umbilical cord still attached and eyes closed. Despite being so small, his will to live was strong from the start. Ashley sprang into action and took him into her care.

Ashley Kelley

She began round-the-clock tube-feedings and provided supportive care to … Read the rest

9 Endangered Giraffes Rescued From Flooded Kenyan Island By Community-Built “Giraft”

All nine endangered Rothschild’s giraffes are safe!

The rescue effort began in early 2020 when conservationist realized the rising waters of Lake Baringo had flooded the Kenyan island the giraffes called home, and drastically depleted their food supply.

Save Giraffes Now, a non-profit determined to save giraffe from extinction, teamed up with Kenya Wildlife Service, the Northern Rangelands Trust and the Ruko Community to remove the stranded giraffes and return them to their ancestral lands – for the first time in 70 years.

Photo: Northern Rangelands Trust

Rothschild’s (Nubian) giraffe population has declined by over 80%, leaving only 3,000 in the wild and 800 in Kenya, according to Save Giraffes Now.

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World Animal News TOP Stories Making Headlines (PART 2)

1. Largest Dog Meat Auction House In South Korea Closes Following Lady Freethinker Investigation

In a major victory for animal advocates, what is most-likely the largest remaining dog meat auction house in South Korea, Nakwon Auction House, closed this week, following an inspection by Mayor Cho Kwang-han in the city of Namyangju. The dogs have been removed from the facility, and the owner has voluntarily reported the business’ closure to the government.

The closure follows an undercover investigation in the summer of 2020 by animal rights nonprofit Lady Freethinker, that captured footage and images of captive dogs kept and sold at Nakwon Auction House. As reported by WAN last year, the investigation found more than 200 dogs being held in 60 metal crates and cages, each containing three to four dogs.


2. Call To Action! HSI Canada Demands That The Canadian Government Cancel The Cruel

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Woman Drives 10 Hours to Help a Cat and Ends Up Rescuing Her Kittens Just in Time

A woman drove nearly 10 hours to rescue a cat and ended up saving her precious kittens just in time.

Harmony the cat and her kittensDorset Rescue Kittens

A cat named Harmony was living on the streets of downtown Haliburton, Ontario (Canada) for her entire life, and befriended a few locals along the way. When they realized that she was pregnant, they began to try to bring her to safety.

Cailey Seymour, founder of Dorset Rescue Kittens, received several calls about the elusive cat. “A group of people tried to catch her for a few weeks with no success, so I made it my mission to rescue her,” Cailey shared with Love Meow.

She borrowed a handmade drop trap from a fellow rescue, Minden Cat Angels, and made the long trip to the location. “When I first arrived, Harmony was nowhere to be seen. We did a walk … Read the rest