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Kelli Bender


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Kelli:

Australian Rescue Volunteers 'Mooed to Respond' to Call About a Cow Stuck in a Swimming Pool

A group of volunteer rescuers from the New South Wales States Emergency Service saved the "good-natured" cow from a swimming pool in New South Wales, Australia, after the animal ran into the water accidentally. → Read More

Last of 9 Giraffes Stranded on Flooded Kenyan Island Floated to Safety: 'A Significant Success'

One of the final Rothschild's giraffes to make the trip from the flooded Kenyan island in Lake Baringo to a new sanctuary in a custom barge is a calf born on Longicharo Island in December → Read More

Pets Help Children Reduce Their Stress and Stay Active During COVID-19 Pandemic, Survey Finds

A recent survey of parents by Mars Petcare found that most parents believe their pets have helped their children with virtual learning, keeping to a daily routine, and more during the COVID pandemic → Read More

Eloise the Rescue Seal Pup Returns to the Ocean After 42-Day Recovery at National Aquarium

Baltimore's National Aquarium released Eloise the grey seal pup back into the Atlantic Ocean on April 7 after a 42-day recovery at the aquarium's Animal Care and Rescue Center → Read More

Netflix's Pet Stars Takes You Inside the Wild and Cuddly World of a Hollywood Pet Talent Agency

Pet Stars, Netflix's new reality series premiering April 30, follows two pet talent agents from Pets on Q as they search the country for the next big animal celebrities → Read More

Athletes Training for the Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics Pause to Cuddle Rescue Pets

Ryan Lochte, A'ja Wilson and more athletes training for the Tokyo Summer Olympics posed with cute dogs from Paw Works for National Pet Day. → Read More

Ree Drummond Cooked Up Something Special for Dogs Everywhere to Celebrate National Pet Day

Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, is expanding her dog treat line with Purina just in time for April 11th's National Pet Day → Read More

Austin Firefighters Save Squirrel Who Got Its Head Stuck in a Tree: 'Not an April Fools' Joke

The Austin Fire Department responded to a call right before April Fool's Day about a squirrel that managed to get its head stuck in the knothole of a Texas tree → Read More

Zac Efron, Olivia Munn, and More Lend Voices to Film About 'Terrible' Cosmetics Animal Testing

The stop motion animated short film Save Ralph, created by Humane Society International, follows a lab rabbit named Ralph as he endures a day of cosmetics testing in a lab, and features the voices of Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn, Tricia Helfer and Pom Klementieff → Read More

Army Sergeant Needs Help Adopting the 'Wonderful' Stray Cat She Rescued While Serving Overseas

Army Sergeant Rode earned the trust of a wounded stray cat named Bubba during her deployment in the Middle East, and now she plans to adopt the feline and bring him to the U.S. as her forever pet. → Read More

The Dog Returned After 419 Days in a Texas Shelter Has Moved to a New Rescue to 'Decompress'

After more than 419 days at the Humane Society of Central Texas, Rusty, the shelter dog, has moved to Pearl's Place, a rescue in Temple, Texas. → Read More

Golden Retriever Interrupts Live Russian News Segment to Steal Reporter's Microphone and Run

Russian reporter Nadezhda Serezhkina with Mir TV found herself without a microphone after a daring golden retriever dog jumped into her weather forecast and took the item. → Read More

Florida Sea Turtle Found with Wounds on Four Flippers Is Recovering After Partial Amputation

Heidi an adult female Hawksbill sea turtle is recovering from her predation injuries at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida → Read More

Teach Your Dog to Read Cue Cards and Identify Colors Through PetSmart's New 'Brain Games' Class

PetSmart's new Brain Games training program uses games to teach your dog about the power of choice and how to communicate their personal preferences → Read More

Bobby Flay and His Cat Nacho Create a Cat Food Brand with Your Feline In Mind: 'We're Thrilled'

Inspired by his Maine Coon cat Nacho, Flay worked with pet nutritionists and veterinarians to create the cat food line Made by Nacho → Read More

There's Nothing Scary About the 'Precious' and Talented Canine Star of Clarice: 'She's Great'

Marnee Carpenter, who plays Catherine Martin in Clarice, adores working with the dog who plays Precious on the show, a Bichon Frise named Kendall in her first acting gig → Read More

Salma Hayek Says Her 'Curious' Pet Rescue Owl Has Great Taste: 'She Like Good Wine, This One'

The Eternals actress appears in PEOPLE's 2021 Beautiful Issue alongside her "super cool" rescue owl Kering. → Read More

Dog Thrown in River with Rock Tied Around Her Neck Finds a Loving Home After 15-Month Recovery

In January 2020, a Good Samaritan rescued Bella, an 11-year-old Belgian shepherd, from drowning in a frigid English river. → Read More

Rescue Dog Thriving in New Home After Losing His Nose in Machete Attack: 'He's a True Survivor'

Wacku lost his nose and jaw during an machete attack in the Philippines, and has been fighting for abused and neglected animals ever since → Read More

Relatable Bear Mom Struggles to Wrangle All Her Rambunctious Cubs Across Connecticut Road

A Connecticut bear recently brought traffic to a halt as she tried to get all four of baby bears across a road safely. → Read More