Billion-Year-Old Fossil May Provide ‘Missing Link’ in How Animals Evolved

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A billion-year-old fossil discovered in the Scottish Highlands may provide the “missing link” in how animals evolved.That “missing link” is the bridge between the transition of a single-celled organism and multicellular animals, according to the Current Biology study published about the discovery. This billion-year-old fossil “shows an organism which lies somewhere between single cell and multicellular animal,” according to a press release published by The University of Sheffield.“The origins of complex multicellularity and the origin of animals are considered two of the most important events in the history of life on Earth (and) our discovery sheds new light on
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Adopt A Pet From Woodinville Area Shelters: See New Dogs, Cats & More

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Looking to add to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter! Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and animal 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 throughout Washington — and many of them are located within driving distance. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the search for a lovable new fur child

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How to Find a Pet-Friendly Airbnb or Vacation Rental

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When my family and I traveled in the Before Times, our dog—a shih tzu named Agnes—usually didn’t come with us when we left our home in Brooklyn: Instead of flying to India or the Azores, Agnes would vacation at my in-laws in New Jersey (a yard!), take the subway to my friend’s in Manhattan (Madison Square Park!), or stay home with my cousin who lived with roommates and would gladly post up at our apartment and give Agnes more attention than she’d gotten from us since our son was born. 

Last summer, when I was tentatively ready to leave

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Hank and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters

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Every year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of those, about 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.

Each week, The Arizona Republic highlights a handful of the many pets up for adoption at Valley shelters. To check the status of a specific animal, please contact the shelter directly.

My Friend Ben: An affectionate friend 

If you're interested in My Friend Ben, please go to azfriends.org to fill out a consultation form and then head to the adoption center at 952 W. Melody Ave. in Gilbert.

My Friend Ben (Ben, for short) is an adorable little 2-year-old, 8-pound Chihuahua looking for his forever home. Ben is very affectionate and loves his people but he seems

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McCracken County animal abuse case sheds light on need for tougher laws, state rep. says | News

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — A McCracken County man charged in the case involving more than 100 neglected animals had his first court appearance Thursday. 

David Howery faces 25 counts of second-degree animal cruelty. 

A McCracken County judge set bond for Howery at $25,000 and appointed a public defender to represent him.

Every animal has been seized from the home on Broyles Avenue in McCracken County.

McCracken County Detective Sgt. Benny Kauffman said the animals were sent to Howery’s home overtime to be adopted out to other people, but that never happened. 

Howery also had an outstanding bench warrant from a

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