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Kelli Bender


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Kelli:

Koalas Rescued from Australia's Bushfires Released Back into the Wild Happy and Healthy

The 13 koalas released back into the Blue Mountains of Australia are part of the most genetically diverse koala population in the country → Read More

Cat Person Will Ship You Everything You Need to Be a Perfect Cat Parent — Feline Not Included

"It became obvious to us that cats and their people have been largely neglected," the Cat Person founders said of why they created the brand → Read More

The Private Zoos on Netflix's Tiger King Exist Because of These U.S. Exotic Pet Ownership Laws

"There are currently no federal laws prohibiting or regulating private possession of big cats in the United States," according to an expert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund → Read More

Zoo Miami's Baby Koala Hope Is Here to Spread Joy to the World Once Again

The baby koala first emerged from his mother's pouch during the devastating Australian bushfires → Read More

This Cute and Conscientious Rescue Raccoon Is Here to Remind You to Wash Your Hands Frequently

This raccoon wants to remind you of a very important and topical lesson → Read More

PetSmart Charities Commits $1 Million to Animal Shelter and Pet Parents Affected by Coronavirus

"Whether you are a shelter overwhelmed with the intake of homeless pets or an organization that provides resources to pet parents, we’re here for you," the non-profit's interim president said. → Read More

Zoo Porcupines Are Now Going on Field Trips and Meeting Neighbors Due to Coronavirus Closures

Like the penguins before them, these porcupines are enjoying the new extra space in the country's temporarily closed zoo and aquariums → Read More

Expert Tips on How to Groom Your Pet At Home While You Are Social Distancing

It's easy to keep your dog fresh and clean by following a few steps → Read More

Therapy Dog Visits the Windows of Senior Center to Cheer Up Residents Amid Coronavirus

Tonka the Great Dane isn't letting new coronavirus-related restrictions keep him from safely saying hello to his friends → Read More

Over 90 Hours of Puppies and Kittens Are Coming to Your TV to Make Self-Isolating Sweeter

The TV show Too Cute! follows baby animals through their first few months of life, and lives up to its name. → Read More

N.Y.C. Subway Rat Caught on Camera Stocking Up on McMuffins Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

> And just like that a star was born—Egg McMuffin Rat #subwaycreatures — Rick (@SubwayCreatures) March 13, 2020 As stores set limits on certain products and businesses start to close temporarily in response to the coronavirus pandemic, one enterprising rat has found an untapped resource for its stock up needs: the N.Y.C. subway. In a video — reminiscent of the… → Read More

Don't Self Isolate Alone: Animal Shelter Encourages Fostering a Pet During Coronavirus Pandemic

"The companionship of pets has been shown to reduce stress and lower anxiety," said the CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. → Read More

How to Keep Your Dog Mobile and Active Inside Your Home Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

An expert vet offers advice on easy ways to keep your pet mobile while still practicing social distancing → Read More

Blind and Deaf Puppy Finds Forever Home with Her Guide Dog Brother

The adorable puppy pair were sent home with a giant card and a year's supply of dog food → Read More

Curious Cat Opens Up Owner's Container of Cookies and Takes Tiny Bite of Every Single One

Nellie is a feline foodie. “She lives to eat instead of eating to live,” Allison Riebel, Nellie’s owner and a veterinary student at the University of Illinois, told The Dodo. This passion for snacks has led the calico cat to get creative with how she obtains extra food. Recently, Nellie discovered a plastic container full of cookies Riebel made to bring to her human friends at the Wildlife… → Read More

Puppy Left with One Ear After Accident Transforms into Instagram's Adorable Golden Unicorn

Rae's remaining ear started to migrate up her head as the puppy grew older → Read More

Australian Plumber Rescues 2-Day-Old Puppy from Pipe After Pup Slides Down Bathroom Drain

The puppy slid down the bathroom drain after the cover accidentally popped off → Read More

Cat Named Pretty Kitty Is Always Sticking Out Her Perfect Pink Tongue Due to Jaw Deformity

Pretty Kitty's tongue doesn't affect her health, it just makes her a bit of a messy eater → Read More

Extra-Wrinkly Sphynx Kitty Called 'the World’s Scariest Cat' Is Actually Very Sweet

Xherdan the sphynx cat's owner said, when she met the wrinkly pet, it was love at first sight → Read More

Kratu the Rescue Dog Adorable Fails Crufts Dog Show Agility Course for the Third Year in a Row

A fan favorite, Kratu delighted Crufts Dog Show attendees with yet another wild run through the show's rescue dog agility course → Read More