Types of Ducks

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Types of Ducks

When most people think of ducks, they imagine a mallard or something similar, something they’ve seen. Some people know, though, that there are actually many different types of ducks. Though they all belong to the Anatidae family, the family of ducks has such diversity that you can group them into even smaller divisions by their common characteristics. 

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Annapolis Area Pets Who Need A Home: Dogs, Cats & More

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Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization. Many pets are still looking for their forever home and animal shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

Over 6 million pets are surrendered to animal shelters each year nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Shelters

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New Cats, Dogs, Pets Up For Adoption At Darien Area Shelters

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Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Darien community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Many shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions.

Over 6 million pets and other companion animals are taken in each year by animal shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only around half of all shelter animals are adopted each year, according to ASPCA data. On a search for your new four-legged companion? Consider beginning

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Bay County shelter sees spikes in animal surrenders: ‘It’s been a stressful year’

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BAY CITY, MI — The summer months have been anything but restful for staff at Bay County Animal Services and Adoption Center. In a steady stream, pet owners have been surrendering their cats and dogs, pushing the agency’s housing capabilities to their limits.

“It’s been pretty stressful this year. It’s been a rough year,” said Craig Goulet, the shelter’s manager and director of the county’s administrative services.

As of Sept. 10, the agency has had 483 dogs and 402 cats admitted to the shelter located at 800 Livingston St. As of that same date in 2019, the shelter had received

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How to make your dog or cat an Instagram star like Jiffpom

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I’m trying to get my dogs to sit still for a photo. If you’ve ever tried to get a spaniel to sit still you’ll know what a challenge this can be. Two spaniels? No chance. I wave a treat above their heads, desperate to get at least one of them to face my phone camera and pose. Bingo! Penny, the elder, stares straight into the lens and tries out a cute head tilt.  

I snap away as the younger of the two, Flo, bounces around excitedly, a blue roan blur next to Penny’s – for now, static – black. At

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