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Omaha Zoo wants your tree branches to feed its animals

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – If you’re doing some springtime trimming around your yard, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo is encouraging you to donate your healthy tree branches.

According to the zoo’s Facebook page, they use more than 200 tons of fresh, leafy branches every year to feed their animals, including the elephants.

Did you know that the Zoo uses more than 200 tons of fresh, leafy branches (also known as “browse”) each year to feed…

Posted by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Thursday, April 15, 2021

Keep in mind, the zoo will not accept trees that have been

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Maverick Dog Park now open in downtown San Antonio

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Gracie, Max, and Milo were living their best lives Saturday.

Chasing at full speed across a newly opened dog park in downtown San Antonio, the black lab, pit bull, and goldendoodle paused only to nudge their pet parents or greet a newcomer before they were off again. 

Maverick Dog Park, located at the corner of Broadway Street and East Jones Avenue, opened in recent days after a yearlong demolition and construction project that developed a portion of the existing 3-acre Maverick Park into an off-leash dog park. 

Construction on the $500,000 dog park designed by San Antonio-based landscape architects Bender

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PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Review: Simple but pricey

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You’d think feeding your pet would be simple enough. But actually, mealtime is deceptively complex, and doing it right is an important part to being a good pet parent.

The PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Programmable Dog & Cat Feeder promises to remove the guesswork and remembering parts of mealtime — even better for forgetful pet owners with ADHD like myself. A favorite on most automatic feeder shopping guides, the Healthy Pet Simply Feed does what it says. As the title implies, it spits out pre-portioned pet food at the programmed time, with a mind-numbingly fool-proof simplicity that Luddites will

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Council Bluffs pet owner promises better conditions after animals seized

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (WOWT) – More than two dozen small animals have been seized from a Council Bluffs home and the owner appealed to get some of them back.

Animal control claims that’s a bad idea and the pets should be adopted out instead.

Pet owner Denise Vacanti says conditions are changing and the family pets should be allowed to live with her again.

”Because I care for them, they’re cared for, they’re never neglected or abused, or they never go hungry,” said Vacanti.

Uncaring is how animal control describes photos of unsanitary conditions in Denise’s home a month ago.

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Latest Pets Up For Adoption At Woodinville Area Shelters

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Want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home in Washington — many of whom are located not too far from you. In the search for an adorable new family pet, consider beginning at a local animal shelter like

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