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Kelli Bender


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Kelli:

Over 100 Pets Airlifted from Overcrowded Shelters in Puerto Rico to Find Homes in Mainland U.S.

The plane dropped off much-needed supplies in Puerto Rico and then took over 110 adoptable animals back to the mainland → Read More

L.A. Zoo Celebrating Their First Gorilla Birth in Over 20 Years Thanks to Gorilla Mom N'djia

Mom N'djia, a critically-endangered western lowland gorilla, gave birth to the baby on Saturday morning → Read More

Los Angeles Hotel Offering Vanderpump-Themed Valentine's Day Package for You and Your Dog

The Orlando Hotel worked with the Vanderpump Dog Foundation to create the "Woof You Be Mine" package → Read More

Foodie Pet Owners Can Finally Get Matching Pajamas for the Entire Family — Dogs Included

It's time for your regular breakfast crew to get matching comfy outfits → Read More

The World's Rarest Dog Breeds Are All Coming to New York City for One Weekend

Meet the Breeds is the place to pet many of the AKC's 192 registered dog breeds → Read More

'Inseparable, Bonded' Lion Couple at Chicago Zoo Dies Days Apart

Zenda the male lion was euthanized on Jan. 2, and his mate Isis died less than two weeks later on Jan. 14. → Read More

Spotify Now Making Personality-Based Playlists for Your Pet — And Ozzy Osbourne's Dog Loves His

Spotify, with help from musicologist David Teie, has created an algorithm to help you find your pet's taste in music → Read More

Man Jumps into a New Jersey Zoo's Cheetah Exhibit to 'Get a Closer Look,' Cheetahs Unamused

Cheetahs Buju and Beenie "weren’t amused" by this impromptu pop-in, but "luckily ignored" the intruder, according to the Cape May County Sheriff's Office → Read More

Alec Baldwin Working to Free Ill, Obese Bear Kept in Concrete Cage at Penn. Sportsmen's Club

The USDA has cited the Union County Sportsmen’s Club numerous times for providing inadequate veterinary care for Dillan the Asiatic black bear → Read More

Rescuers Scouring Australia's 'Apocalyptic' Kangaroo Island for Animal Survivors After Fires

"These are some of the toughest scenes I've ever witnessed as an animal rescuer: the bodies of charred animals as far as the eye can see," one of HSI's rescuers said. → Read More

Brave Dog Saves Hundreds of Sheep by Herding Animals Away from Australia's Wildfires

Patsy the shepherd mix is rightfully being hailed as a hero In Victoria, Australia → Read More

Pregnant Giraffe Unexpectedly Dies at Utah Zoo: 'We Are Absolutely Heartbroken'

Pogo the giraffe became suddenly ill on Sunday and died 24 hours later → Read More

School Turned Into Makeshift Hospital for Koalas Orphaned and Injured in Australia's Wildfires

The hospital, run by Adelaide Koala Rescue, is caring for over 100 koalas affected by the fires → Read More

Trio of Adorable of 'Dumpy Thicc' Frogs Show That Instagram Stardom Isn't Just for Mammals

Jaques, Nanners and Tubby are all amphibians known as Dumpy tree frogs or White's tree frogs → Read More

Dog Abandoned in River with Large Rock Tied to Leash Saved from Drowning by Good Samaritan

The Belgian shepherd is currently recovering at a veterinary hospital in England → Read More

Australia's Wildfires Have Killed Over 1 Billion Animals, Expert Now Estimates

The distressing new estimate considers animals killed in the fires and those that will die from indirect causes, like starvation and dehydration → Read More

The Dog Bowl 2020 Starting Line-Up Proves Adult Canines Are Just as Cute as Puppy Bowl Players

Dog Bowl is similar to Puppy Bowl, except that all the pooch players are 3-14 years old → Read More

Knitters Create Mittens and Pouches for Koalas and Joeys Injured in Australia's Wildfires

Animal Rescue Craft Guild has received much-needed creations and supplies from knitters around the world → Read More

Tiny Koala Running From Australia's Wildfires Finds Friendship (and a Drink) with Truck Driver

The driver called his time with the koala "a little ray of sunshine in this nightmare." → Read More

Pet Influencers 'Go Dark' on Instagram to Raise Awareness on Veterinarian Suicide Rate

According to Banfield Pet Hospital, the CDC found that 1 in 6 vets consider suicide → Read More