# Pets and animals
Chicago is one of the top 10 cities with the most dog attacks on postal workers
To highlight National Dog Bite Awareness Week and support responsible pet ownership, the USPS released a report which ranks U.S. cities on dog attacks. (CHICAGO) It's not a top 10 list you want your city to be in. A new report released from the U.S. Postal Service ranked Chicago as 8th in the nation for the number of dog attacks against postal workers.
'Tyson the Bison' roamed a Chicago suburban forest preserve for 8 months
The American buffalo that escaped her farm and wandered through a northern suburban forest preserve for months was safely captured last week. (CHICAGO) Officials from the Lake County Forest Preserve announced on Wednesday, May 25th, that the wayward 1,300-pound bison "was safely and humanely removed."
The Illinois DNR wants to know if you see an armadillo in Chicago
Is climate change bringing armadillos into northern Illinois?. (CHICAGO) They don't seem to be here yet, but according to officials from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR), armadillos might be making their way north from the southern part of the state.
It's against the law to let your dog bark for more than 15 minutes in this Chicago suburb
The Aurora City Council voted last week to fine pet owners a $100 ticket for excessive noise from dog barking. (CHICAGO) Nobody likes to hear a dog barking excessively outdoors, but this Chicago suburb is taking it to another level.
The historic donkeys that roam this high mountain town
In high country town in Colorado is a great historical mining town. Many go up to this historical town to gamble in it many casinos. But in the summer months they let their donkeys roam the town. And in winter they herd them out to a pasture area on the outskirts of town. Where visitors can get up and close with these adorable hams. Edited 5/24/22: description
Bird flu warning: Illinois residents advised to stop the use of bird feeders and baths
Officials hope to limit the spread of avian flu among wild and domestic birds. (CHICAGO) In upsetting news for backyard bird watchers and bird enthusiasts, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has issued a warning to all Illinois residents.
Maryland is the second state to ban declawing cats. Should Illinois be next?
Although the practice is illegal in many countries, including countries throughout Europe, cat declawing is still legal in most U.S. states. (CHICAGO) Cat declawing is now illegal in two states, Maryland and New York. It used to be a fairly standard practice at the veterinarian's office. But times have changed, and today many vets refuse to declaw a cat without a medical reason.
What Does Lentigo in Cats Look Like?
Have you noticed that as your cat ages, he seems to be getting more and more black spots on his gums or nose?. Some cats end up getting so many black spots over time that it almost entirely seems to change the pigment of their gums and nose. You may even notice that these black spots seem to cluster on the face, especially around your cat’s eyes. Should you be worried?
Why Do Cats Bite Their Owners?
It's in their nature. Sometimes cats will bite. It's often in response to fear or feeling threatened, but some cats will bite for seemingly no reason. Yet, the cat always knows why it is biting, and there are plenty of reasons a cat may bite. It's important to understand the reasons behind a cat's bite to help them stop their damaging behavior.