Absolute novice’s manual to breeding sheep

Absolute Beginer’s guide to breeding sheep


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Two Kittens from Different Litters Share Adorable Bond, They Hope for Dream Home Together

Two kittens are so happy to have found each other, and hope for a dream home together.

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Q-tip and Tina are best of friendsPenny Richards

Quentin (Q-tip) and Tarantina (Tina), two 3-week-old kittens, crossed paths when they were rescued along with 24 other kittens by Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) in Arlington, Virginia.

They were the same age and size, and both needed a friend. When they were paired up in foster care, they instantly hit it off as if they had always been siblings. Penny Richards, a foster volunteer of AWLA, welcomed them into her home a week later.

“Quentin (a blue colorpoint) was a big baby, and he absolutely refused to wean. He would yell at me for his bottle. Meanwhile, Tina (a tabby) had been eating from a bowl for a while,” Penny told Love Meow.


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Common Cat Sounds & What They Mean

Cats are vocal animals, some more chatty than others, who attempt to communicate with humans through a wide range of sounds.

Did you know that a cat’s vocabulary consists of over 100 vocalizations, while a dog’s has about 10?!

Apparently, the more affectionate Fluffy is the more vocal she is. Siamese cats are notorious chatterboxes while Persians and Russian Blues are some of the quietest cats.

Photo: Pixabay

Cats express their emotions through the sounds they make. Learn more about the five common sounds below and what each means.

5 Common Cat Sounds

Meowing

This is the most familiar sound a cat makes, but it is only used to communicate with humans. Since humans do not read body language – ear and tail twitches – the same way other animals do, cats discovered meowing was an effective form of communication.

Photo: Pixabay

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Update! $20,000 Reward Offered For Information On The Illegal Killing Of A Mother Wolf; This Sadly Marks The End Of The Wedge Wolf Pack

Yesterday, animal welfare and conservation groups announced a reward of $15,000 for information on the poaching of the breeding female of the Wedge wolf pack. Today, Peace 4 Animals and WAN contributed $5,000 to raise the reward to $20,000 to bring justice to this slain female wolf. The mother wolf was found dead of a gunshot wound on May 26th in the Sheep Creek area of Stevens County in northeast Washington state.

Biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife discovered that the female wolf likely gave birth to pups earlier this year. It is speculated that the pups would not yet have been fully weaned and that her litter might not be able to survive on their own. Tragically, the female wolf’s death is thought to mark the demise of the Wedge wolf pack, as she was likely the only remaining female left. Now, it is thought

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Cat Shows Up on Windowsill, Tells Family He is Ready to Leave Stray Life Behind

A stray cat showed up on a windowsill one day and was ready to leave street life behind.

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Carlton the orange tabby catLittle Wanderers NYC

An orange cat befriended a young girl when he showed up outside her home in Brooklyn, New York. She began feeding the friendly stray and he just kept coming back.

When the cat returned late last month, with an injury, he hopped onto the windowsill, crying for help. The young girl and her family were able to rescue him and take him to Little Wanderers NYC, so he could receive the medical attention he needed.

“Little Wanderers does not turn a blind eye to friendly cats on the street. Carlton (the orange cat) was sick and had a huge cut behind his ear that required sutures,” Little Wanderers NYC shared.

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Carlton jumped on the windowsill crying for helpLittle Wanderers NYC

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Klepto Cat Loves To Steal From Neighbors, So Mom Posts Sign

A black rescue cat named Esme has been stealing from her neighbors in Oregon for years.

It all began in 2019 when she first started to roam outside. Esme would stand by the door and meow loudly
letting her mom, Kate Felmet, know she had brought a gift – which was usually a dead bird or trash.

“My mom is an avid bird-watcher and was quite distressed, so I began to praise Esme for anything she brought me that wasn’t a bird,” Felmet told The Insider.

Photo: Kate Felmet

And so a kleptomaniac was born.

Esme would collect anything she could fit in her mouth and bring them back home as a gift. Felmet tried to return the stolen items and apologize, but the stealth feline kept bringing more and more.

Things only got worse during the coronavirus lockdown.

Photo: Kate Felmet

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Breaking! Rhino Poaching Kingpin Petros Sydney Mabuza “Mr. Big” Was Shot & Killed In South Africa

Photo credit: Saving The Wild

Alleged rhino poaching kingpin, Petros Sydney Mabuza, known as “Mr. Big,” was reportedly killed this afternoon after his truck was shot an estimated 17 times in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

While authorities have yet to share his name publicly, they did release a statement noting that “Police in Mpumalanga are looking for suspects who shot and killed a 57-year-old man, who was previously arrested on several allegations related to rhino poaching cases which are currently before the High Court.”

Jamie Joseph of the nonprofit organization Saving the Wild also took to social media to acknowledge the news.

“I have just been advised that Petros Mabuza (aka) “Mr. Big,” the rhino poaching kingpin of Kruger, was gunned down today in Hazyview,” Joseph stated in a post on Saving The Wild’s Facebook page. “I have seen his dead face and I can confirm this as fact.

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Cat Kept Her Unborn Kittens from the Cold Until Help Arrived, Now Has Her Dream Come True

A cat kept her unborn kittens from harsh weather until help arrived. Months later, she finally had her dream come true.

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Camilla the cat and her kittensCatsnip Etc

Early this year, a tortoiseshell cat was spotted on the side of the road by a Good Samaritan (from Indiana) who was driving by the area. The stray was covered in ice and snow and curled up into a ball, desperately trying to stay warm.

“The Good Samaritan immediately turned around and scooped her up. She was so friendly and sweet and never stopped purring,” Missy McNeal of Catsnip Etc told Love Meow.

Volunteers of Catsnip Etc picked her up the next day and got her situated into a loving foster home. They didn’t know what happened to her prior to being found, but discovered some scratches on the cat and that some of her toenails were injured.


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How To Help A Dog With Separation Anxiety

Our pets are our best friends, and, in our dogs’ eyes, we are their whole world. Which is why, when owners leave, a lot of dogs develop separation anxiety. According to Medical News Today, more than 70{b8e52ae401ab4429f6a8b3e505e6a1121735214120d1305293475d9eee35ccfa} of dogs get separation anxiety. Pets can become anxious without their owners or in new locations or if they’ve had a traumatic event or if their owners leave them for long periods of time. Whether you’ve moved homes or your routine has changed, your dog can tell. They become nervous and frantic or act out when they’re left. The last thing you want is for your pet to feel anxious when you leave the house.

Signs of Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Every dog is different, and they all show signs of stress in unique ways. There are a variety of symptoms that show your pet has separation anxiety. It’s important to know the … Read the rest

Breaking! Maine Becomes The Sixth State In The U.S. To Ban The Sale Of Cosmetics Tested On Animals

Last week, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed legislation prohibiting the sale of cosmetics that have been newly-tested on animals. The measure, LD 1551, which specifically states that a manufacturer may not sell or offer to sell a cosmetic product that was developed or manufactured using animal testing on or after November 1st of this year, was sponsored by Maine Representative Vicki Doudera.

The new law makes Maine the sixth state in the country to ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics, following California, Nevada, Illinois, Virginia, and Maryland.

Animals who are experimented on for cosmetics suffer through painful testing: Rabbits have chemicals dripped into their eyes, or rubbed onto their shaved skin. Guinea pigs and mice have substances smeared onto their skin to determine allergic responses. Rats are forced to ingest large amounts of chemicals to determine the “lethal dose” that eventually causes death. Pain relief is rarely provided and the

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