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Noah's Animal House exterior

Grant program helping to increase the number of domestic violence shelters offering on-site pet facilities

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WHIPPANY, New Jersey (PRNewswire) — Approximately one million pets per year are abused from domestic violence that occurs in their home. In a national survey, 71 percent of women seeking safety in a domestic violence shelter reported pet abuse in their home. Often a woman will leave home after domestic violence and take refuge at a shelter with her pet only to be turned away because very few women’s shelters in the US accept animals. Typically, an abused woman will return home to the abuser because the shelter was unable to take her and her pet.

Thinking of getting a peacock? Make sure it has room to play!

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When a lot of people think of peacocks, they imagine the regal animal standing there with feathers spread that we see in zoos and artwork.

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Two peacocks on a Japanese vase.

But, the reality is that peacocks need a lot of exercise. Below, you can see our two male peacocks, who have been together since before they hatched, playing “chase” through the bushes in our yard near where the chickens are kept. Like all peacocks, they like to both run and fly for exercise.

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The struggle is real: Tip for cleaning algae out of pet’s water bowl

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A lot of pet owners seem to struggle with keeping algae (either green or red) out of their pet’s water bowl.

We have this problem with our dogs and cats, but the chickens’ water is harder because, even though we have a hose back where they are, we don’t like to use any soap products on or around them. We also honestly don’t get to clean it as much as we do the dog and cat bowl. Sorry chickens! But it’s not easy to get to the trough and it’s harder now that we usually don’t get home from work till after dark when it’s too late to clean so we can only get it on the weekends (we do change their water every day though).

Anyway, although we haven’t come across anything that gets rid of it all together, we have found a couple of ways to help with getting rid of algae quicker.