Monthly Archives: November 2014

Once Slated for “Extermination,” a Sochi Dog Finds a Home in Virginia


Written by: Phil Monahan

Romana Williams sits at home with her dog, Sochi on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Chesapeake.
Photo by Rich-Joseph Facun | The Virginian-Pilot

A fascinating story in The Virginian-Pilot tells the story of Sochi, a dog who was in danger of being killed before last year’s Winter Olympics who has made it all the way to Chesapeake, Virginia, where she has found a. . .

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Fish Facts: Greenback Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki stomias)


Written by: Phil Monahan

Greenback cutthroat trout were saved by accident more than 130 years ago.
Photo by Kevin Rogers – CPW

Although the greenback cutthroat trout has been the focus of conservation efforts for more than half a century—starting when the once-lost species was “rediscovered” in a remote part of Rocky Mountain National Park—genetic research over the. . .

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Pro Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe This Thanksgiving


Written by: Phil Monahan

Pay attention to your dog during the busy holiday meal.
Photo by photo by Maria, Gastonia

North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has an excellent list of ten ways to keep your dog safe during the hectic family mealtime tomorrow. Here are a few things to look out for: . . .

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