Chicken yoga becomes the newest animal therapy trend

Good News Notes: “Meows, barks and bleats have been common at yoga sessions in recent years, as animal therapy became a trend to soothe participants as they work out. Recently, a downtown business added clucks into the mix with the launch of chicken yoga. Yes, chickens. But not your average Rhode Island reds. These were…

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides peace of mind to pet owners

Good News Notes: “Pets provide comfort during all stages of life, though for many hospice patients, that comfort is accompanied by concerns about routine pet care and the future of a favorite furry friend. Hospice of the Western Reserve’s new Pet Peace of Mind program aims to alleviate such concerns, while also ensuring that pets…

Duluth animal shelter learns positive lessons from pandemic

Good News Notes: “Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth has had to make some changes over the last year. “Right now with the pandemic, things look a little different.  We are closed to the public which means no browsing and very few volunteers and a lot less of humane education,” said Emily Spurgeon, Animal Allies’…

Drive challenge grows into fundraiser to benefit dog charity

Good News Notes: “Winter is always testing us here in the Red River Valley. If it isn’t snow, its cold or wind and maybe, all three together. A local man has decided that this winter’s challenges were enough to stop him. Nick Adamski drives a Jeep Gladiator. The vehicle allows you to remove the doors…

3 dogs lost during Fultondale tornado found safe

Good News Notes: “The house the Jordan-Vice family once made a home is now only foundation and rubble. Following a tornado that swept through Fultondale Monday night, a family lost their three dogs, but has now found them safe. ‘I mean – the whole house is gone,’ Brittany Vice said. Vice and her family were…

RACC Credits Pandemic For Empty Cages

Good News Notes:  “Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) is reporting a staggering decrease in the amount of animals they’ve taken in and high adoption rates at the same time. In turn, cages that normally would be full are empty. The city-run organization will use the extra space to save animals from around the country….

Anonymous donor leaves $2.2 million inheritance to CNY charity

Good News Notes: “An anonymous donor recently left her $2.2 million inheritance to the Central New York Community Foundation upon her passing, according to a recent announcement from the charity. The gift established an endowed fund to support local nonprofits that provide healthcare and animal care, two causes that were important to the anonymous woman, the charity…