The COVID-19 crisis has undoubtedly affected the entire country in one way or another. Many people are not only dealing with the potential hazards the virus poses to our health, but issues like a potential decrease in income or even job loss.
However, human beings are not the only ones put at risk by the virus and its aftereffects. Dogs without homes in particular are suffering from issues presented by COVID-19. This is because a lot of animal shelters are being forced to close their doors to the public, to prevent the spread of the virus.
There’s this Yiddish proverb that says, “Man plans and God laughs.” The saying points to the volatility of life and how, despite intricate planning, things don’t always pan out as planned. But it there’s one thing Americans seem to be great at planning for, it’s weddings. In the United States, there are 44,230 weddings on average that take place each weekend. In the year 2018, the U.S. wedding industry was worth a mind-boggling $72 billion. It’s safe to say that weddings are big business. Continue reading →
Winter Storm Gage slammed the Midwest and Northern New England on Monday, December 30, downing power lines and trees across the states. Tens of thousands of people lost electricity and the town of Otis, MA declared a state of emergency.
Nothing is more troublesome than watching your dog in pain or suffering emotional when all you want to do is ask them what is wrong. They go through similar ailments as humans, but they can’t tell you what’s bothering them.
You would try anything to help them, so when you heard that CBD is now being used on pets, you jumped online to see what products are available.
*In Colorado Springs, Colorado, two people were arrested as protesters crowded the entrance of the Colorado Springs Police Department headquarters Monday demanding justice over a recent officer-involved shooting.
Both of the men – who appeared to be bad boy bikers – interrupted what had been a heated but peaceful protest.
“They pulled up and they started talking about how all lives matter and this is about everyone,” said witness Brandon Poe. “… Everyone immediately rushed them and were like, ‘Hey, get out of here, this isn’t the place for that. We’re, like, mourning and protesting our thing.
“… Soon as the people started going towards them, they pulled out their guns and started aiming at people’s faces.”
At that point, protesters start chanting/yelling at police officers to “shoot them motherf**kers!”
The counterprotesters’ arrival came two hours into the demonstration, which started at City Hall at 11 a.m. and made its way to the POC about a mile away.
The focus of the protest centered largely around De’Von Bailey, who family and friends say was wrongly shot by police Saturday night. Family members of a second man recently shot by police, Josh Vigil, were also in attendance.
Towns across the midwest and parts of the south have been feeling the heat with heavy rains causing record-breaking flooding in the last few weeks. And now that the flood waters have retreated, serious repairs and cleanup are needed to fix the damage.
According to the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, a local advocacy group, repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding will cost over $2 billion. This is significant considering floods have cost the U.S. as a whole $40 billion since 2010 and all 50 states have experienced flooding in the past five years.