• Pet Food

    Pet owners are struggling to find pet food amid supply chain woes

    The supply chain crisis strikes again, and this time it’s targeting the furry creatures that have helped keep many people sane during the pandemic, as reports of pet food shortages roll in from around the country. As companies experience shortages of labor and materials, as well as logistics hurdles, it’s affecting the supply of pet food. This comes as pet ownership across the U.S. skyrockets. According to the American Pet Products Association, pet ownership in 2021 increased to about 70 percent, and in a survey, 35 percent of pet owners said they’re spending more on their pet and pet supplies, including food, over the last 12 months. That’s now being reflected in grocery…

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    Dayton nonprofit struggling for pet food donations

    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A Dayton-area animal nonprofit is struggling for pet food donations. People and Paws located at 2346 Valley Pike in Dayton is in desperate need. “We try to feed financially-fragile people’s pets so they stay in their fur-ever homes,” says Joyce Ahmad, founder of People and Paws. The organization relies strictly on donations and is lacking them. “It’s been very hard this year because of COVID and also because of the supply chain,” says Ahmad. “People are not donating because they also have their own pets to feed and their own financial responsibilities. We are definitely hurting because the donations are not coming in.” ‘That raises the…

  • Dog

    Heartfelt TikTok shows neighbors giving wagon to dog struggling to walk

    A dog owner and tired pooch received a helping hand from a pair of observant neighbors who had a wagon to spare. The kind moment, which was documented by Zena Rodriguez on TikTok on Oct. 31, has warmed hearts. More than 346,000 people have seen the generous wagon offering that’s set to the tune of “Break My Stride” by Chateau Pop. CANINE INFLUENZA OUTBREAK: WHAT DOG OWNERS NEED TO KNOW “My husband and I were out that morning taking down Halloween decorations since our city celebrated one day earlier and that’s when I saw this man coming around the corner,” Rodriguez recalled for Fox News. “He was actually carrying the…

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    Chicago officer seen struggling with Black woman who was walking her dog placed on desk duty

    A Chicago Police officer has been placed on administrative duty after a video appeared to show him grabbing a woman walking her dog at a local beach, Police Superintendent David Brown announced Monday. The woman, who has been identified by her attorneys as Nikkita Brown, called 911 and said she was racially profiled, CBS Chicago reports. The bystander video shows Brown walking her dog on the beach around midnight on Sunday. Her attorneys, from Saulter Law P.C., say the officer approached her because the beach closes at 11 p.m. Brown, who is Black, was not the only person on the beach, her attorneys say. She saw other people, who were White,…