In an incredible act of intuition and heroism, a pit bull named Hades dragged an 8-year-old boy to safety from an angry swarm of bees.
According to Fox 12 in Oregon City, Ore., a group of neighborhood kids were playing near a creek when one child stepped into a rotten log. They soon discovered the log contained a bees nest….and the bees weren’t happy to be disturbed.
The bees swarmed around the children, stinging each of them multiple times. All of the kids but one were able to run up the embankment to safety.
“Shelter Me: New Beginnings,” the fourth episode of the inspiring national PBS series that celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories.
Halo, dedicated to raising awareness about pet adoption, has also proudly sponsored the previous three episodes, each hosted by leading actors and animal advocates, including: Katherine Heigl, Jane Lynch, and Edie Falco.
Hosted by actor and animal advocate Allison Janney, the one-hour emotionally-charged fourth episode focuses on two stories, including an aircraft transport of 120 shelter dogs to loving homes as well as a nationally recognized animal trainer who is implementing a first of its kind doggie play groups in overcrowded city shelters.
The “Shelter Me” series was created by filmmaker Steven Latham, who wants to break down the negative perceptions and stigmas of public animal shelters and help people realize that shelter pets make the best pets.
“Shelter Me: New Beginnings” (Ep. 4) Premieres on PBS
Here is this week’s airing schedule:
San Mateo, CA
Sunday, November 23 at 8 pm (#104)
Thursday, November 20 at 10 pm
Tuesday, November 18 at 7 pm
Friday, November 21 at 7 pm
Sunday, November 23 at 1 pm (#102)
Misi, a 4-month-old cheetah, and Cash, a 3-month-old yellow lab, were best friends from the start.
This adorable duo is being raised at the Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio as part of the zoo’s commitment to cheetah conservation.
With only 10,000 cheetahs left in the world, the species is in “deep, deep trouble,” says Suzi Rapp, vice president of animal programs at the zoo.
Rapp and her team discovered some years ago that their resident cheetahs benefitted from having canine companions. Because cheetahs are naturally shy and skittish, pairing them with dogs increased their confidence and well-being.
GreaterGood.org posted a blog that features their partnership with Halo and Freekibble.com helping to feed high quality food to thousands of shelter animals around the country.
“Through a unique partnership with Freekibble.com and Halo, Purely For Pets, GreaterGood.org is able to provide shelters around the country with free, top-shelf, healthy food for the animals in their charge.”
I am absolutely delighted to have been asked to write an occasional blog for Halo, Purely for Pets. I personally know the company’s CEO, Steve Marton, as a successful businessman; a knowledgeable, ethical individual; philanthropist, member of my veterinary school’s advisory board; and also as my friend and advisor.
I am happy to step up and contribute to Halo’s good cause to deliver quality, whole-food diets to the nation’s pets and provide bone fide helpful information to pet owners everywhere. Recently, Halo has become the first sponsor of a separate venture I am involved with as chief scientific advisor- The Center for Canine Behavior Studies (CCBS). CCBS plans an inaugural study to learn more about the effect of owner personality on the behavior of dogs. Working together, CCBS and Halo will produce and disseminate the results of the inaugural study to improve the lot of dogs everywhere and help ensure that all dogs have a good home for life.
It occurs to me, as a new Halo blogger, that you may not know much about me or why I have been asked to contribute, so I thought, first of all, that I had better introduce myself. I am, first and foremost, a veterinarian and have been one for almost as long as I remember.