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The Cuddle Clones Chronicle | November 2021

Thank you so much for joining us for the November 2021 edition of TheCuddle Clones Chronicle, amonthly round-up featuring news you need to know and pet stories of interest from around the country. We keep up with the pet-related articles of interest from around the country and the world so you can too! 

Tree in a field

Tree Planting Pledge Grows Out Of Control

A well-meaning Instagram campaign byPlant A Tree Co. spiraled wildly out of control when their promise to plant a tree for every pet photo shared was shared a staggering 4.1 million times. The size of this campaign (dwarfed only by the cuteness of the photos shared) prompted people everywhere to question how this small Instagram presence could possibly make good on their promise. The company promptly deleted the post once it began to go viral. However, many are refusing to accept this campaign as accidental, pointing to a history of similarly duplicitous tactics from the company in the past.Read the entire article at NBC News here.

Fox curled up and sleeping

Problem Pooch Revealed As Fiesty Fox

Enamored by their new dog’s bushy tail, lanky legs, and floppy ears, a family in Lima, Peru decided to name their brand new pet Run Run! However, as Run Run continued to grow, it became abundantly clear that this wasn’t a typical pup. His passion for killing the local chickens and ducks angered the local community, causing animal control to seize control of Run Run, revealing that he was in fact an Andean Fox!Read the whole story at NPR here.

Two hands in the air in handcuffs

Burgled Bugsy Leads To Dog Trafficking Bust

After investigating a burglary at a local pet store for over 6 months, Orange County sheriffs deputies put an end to a dog trafficking ring terrorizing the area. Tampa Bay resident Johnny Matos was robbed at gunpoint and his French Bulldog Bugsy was stolen from him. Now, six months later, Bugsy has been safely reunited with his family. All three men involved in this heinous operation are expected to face charges, and the families whose dogs were stolen are thrilled to be reunited with their families.Read the entire story at ABC Action News Tampa Bay here.

Coyote

Coyotes Cause Chaos For Colorado Pet Owners

Here’s an article of interest for members of the Cuddle Clones community in and around Snowmass Village, Colorado. Four small dogs have been taken by coyotes in the last two months alone! Police Chief Brian Olsen is warning residents to remain on high alert, and the surging coyote population poses a potentially deadly threat to the area’s furriest family members.“The coyotes, they’re everywhere. They’re in our subdivisions, they’re in and around the golf course, on the ski hill — if the dog or cat is left unattended, they can fall prey to that predator,”Read the entire story at Aspen Daily News here.

Two dogs walking down a dirt road

Pet Adoptions Decline As Pandemic Departs

Pet adoption and fostering rates appear to be declining across the United States, and many are pointing to the pandemic as the cause of the issue. Across the country, adoption rates spiked during the pandemic, as homebound families sought to welcome new members into the fold and add a little bit of joy and excitement to an otherwise bleak period. There's nothing like adopting a chihuahua to add some fun into your days! According toAmy Clatterbuck, the director of operations atHearts Alive Village,"Some rescues may find that their adoption numbers are slowing but that may be due to their high adoption fees or the barriers that they put in place making adopters go to breeders or pet stores."Read the entire story at Fox News here.

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