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By Cat Wise
Millions of Americans became pet owners during the pandemic. Today, around 70 percent of U.S. households now have pets, but many owners struggle to cover the costs of veterinary care. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Tennessee.
Rescue shelters are feeling pressure with too many potential pets and not enough people adopting them. Inflation has made owning and caring for a pet more expensive, leaving some owners struggling to afford rising costs. Deputy Senior Producer of National…
By Courtney Norris, Dorothy Hastings
In the first 14 months of the pandemic, nearly one in five American households adopted a cat or dog. But as COVID precautions shift and inflation takes its toll on the economy, many of those pets are going back into…
Hong Kong authorities say they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected.
By Zen Soo, Associated Press
By David Koenig, Associated Press
Say goodbye to emotional-support animals in airplane cabins. The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday covering service animals.
By Associated Press
A German shepherd that was the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a dog in the United States has died in New York. The Staten Island family that owned Buddy tells National Geographic that the 7-year-old shepherd developed breathing problems…
By Judy Woodruff, Anne Azzi Davenport
Amidst these difficult times, we wanted to acknowledge the outpouring of interest in the furry creatures who keep some of us company, on- and off-camera, and those pets who are becoming part of the NewsHour family on social media, too.
U.S. authorities say that while it appears some animals can get the virus from people, there’s no indication the animals are transmitting it to human beings.
By Melanie Saltzman, Laura Fong
Thousands of New Yorkers have responded to pleas from animal shelters looking to find homes for pets amid the COVID-19 crisis. And it turns out, fostering animals also has emotional and physical health benefits for the humans taking care of…
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