We May Never Know The Science Behind This Crazy PairingA. Boyea
I’m sure you have heard the saying that a dog is a man’s best friend. That may be true, but we aren’t the only ones they love! We’ve seen dogs become best friends for life with other dogs, cats, goats, sheep, and pretty much any animal you can think of! However, there are so many stories about dogs and horses becoming friends that we’re convinced that humans might only be dogs SECOND best friend. That might sting a little, but really, when you see a video like this highlighting an odd couple friendship like these two cuties have, it’s impossible to be jealous of the horses.
Unfortunately, we may never know the science behind this crazy pairing, but I suppose we can try to figure it out by watching these two over and over again. And maybe a few more times just for good measure!
All animals deserve compassionate care, but is estimated that tens of millions of cats live on the streets of the United States. Sadly, many communities attempt to control their numbers through lethal methods such as catch and kill. Such methods are not only horribly cruel, they are also ineffective and costly. There is a better way.
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the humane alternative to euthanasia for managing and reducing homeless cat populations through sterilization. TNR begins with the trapping of cats using humane cage traps. The cats are then taken (in the trap) to be sterilized and vaccinated against rabies, distemper, and other diseases. Finally, the cats are “ear tipped” so they can be easily identified as sterilized. Following surgery, the cat is returned to the trap and allowed to recover, then released to the site of capture to live out its natural life while being cared for by community volunteers.
The Animal Rescue Site is offering a chance to help these animals. Click this link to learn how you can help stray cats everywhere!