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Reading With Rover: A Legacy of Love and Literacy

For more than 17 years, Reading With Rover has inspired children to read while teaching them about empathy, compassion, and kindness. Reading With Rover (RWR) started in 2001 in the Bothell Public Library with a librarian named Mei-Mei Wu. Reading With Rover became a corporation and granted non-profit status with the IRS in 2004. “Our…

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Cooper the Santa Dog

Cooper was a very special patient at Olympia Veterinary Specialists — and he became Olympia’s very own Santa Dog.  By Lisa Parshley, DVM, PHD, DACVIM Have you ever heard of an IV of love? Does it sound implausible to have an IV delivering love? Six years ago, I would have scoffed at the very idea. Then…

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Wings of Rescue: Let the Fur Fly!

Wings of Rescue has flown more than 26,000 pets to Safety — and they’re just getting started.  The wingtip of the Pilatus PC-12 glinted in the late morning sun as it tilted toward the runway at Everett’s Paine Field. This was no ordinary flight; thanks to Wings of Rescue, the small plane was carrying 132…

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Join Us September 16 for the PAWSwalk 5k!

Join us on Sunday, September 16 from 8:00 to 1:00 p.m. for PAWSwalk at Magnuson Park in Seattle!  Registration for the 27th annual PAWSwalk is open at PAWSwalk.net for walkers, runners, and virtual walkers who want to support the cause but can’t make the event. Check out Pet Connection Magazine’s page here! PAWSwalk is THE end-of-summer event for celebrating…

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Don’t Miss Wag Love Life on September 9!

Don’t miss the Canine Cancer Research Alliance’s Wag Love Life on September 9!  When Mari Maeda lost her dogs to cancer in quick succession (one was only two years old), she was totally devastated. “Dogs aren’t people,” she said, “but I honestly had difficulty getting out of bed for a year. I finally started talking…

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Death Toll Reaches Thirteen: $46,000 Reward to Find Serial Cat Killer

A serial cat killer is on the loose in Thurston County, Washington, and the authorities need your help to find this person. Publisher’s Note: This article discusses a disturbing animal cruelty case. Reader discretion is strongly advised. Thurston County: Thirteen cats have been brutally killed recently, and authorities need your help to find the person…

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Join Us For a Beach Paw-ty on August 20!

Pet Connection Magazine and Brokers Supporting Pet Rescue are having a Beach Paw-ty at Lagunitas Brewery in Seattle on Monday, August 20 — and you’re invited!  Meet Lee Asher of the Asher House, dine on yummy Hawaiian food from Kama’aina Grill, meet (and maybe adopt!) lovable adoptable pets, and hang out with the folks from…

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