Roadrunner was rushed to the emergency room, but the estimate to save his life was $2,000. The shelter could not afford to spend that much money on just one dog for treatment. Roadrunner was going to have to be put down.
The animal control officer had contacted Tera, at Doggie Protective Services, a nonprofit, all-volunteer driven animal rescue organization who had rescued animals from that particular shelter before. Tera had never taken care of a dog that had survived a coyote attack before, but the thought that a dog would survive such a brutal attack only to be euthanized at the shelter was haunting.
Doggie Protective Services rescued Roadrunner, but that did not mean Roadrunner’s life was in the clear. He survived his surgery, but had a long road to recovery. Roadrunner’s body was wrapped in an orange and black bandage that was literally holding his life together. He had to keep them on constantly because removing the bandages could kill him. There was a potential threat for when they removed the wrap — the punctured lung could collapse and Roadrunner could die. He was isolated for several weeks in a crate for his own safety, any movement could injure him or lead to his sudden death.
Now, two months later, Roadrunner is almost completely healed. After a long and stressful road to recovery, Roadrunner is full of personality. He loves to cuddle and loves to go under the covers and play in the pillows. He does not have any long-term health issues from his injuries. He’s just a happy-go-lucky dog who recently found his forever home! That’s right, Roadrunner was recently adopted.
Despite almost dying from the attack, Roadrunner definitely had the last laugh over the coyote this time around.
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The paper, titled “The Influence of Divorce on Men’s Health,” concluded that divorced and married men have mortality rates up to 250 percent higher than married men. The causes of premature death for divorced men include cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke. Divorced men are also more prone to various diseases, ranging from common colds to life-threatening health problems like cancer and heart attacks.
Divorce can also affect men’s mental well being; the researchers found that divorced men are more likely to partake in risky activities such as abusing alcohol and drugs, and divorced or separated men have a suicide rate that is 39 percent higher than that of married men. Depression is also more common for divorced men than married men, and divorced men undergo psychiatric care 10 times more often than married men do.
Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh, the president of the International Society of Men’s Health, explained the importance of the study’s findings in a press release.
“Popular perception, and many cultures as well as the media present men as tough, resilient, and less vulnerable to psychological trauma than women. However, this article serves as a warning signal not to follow such unfounded perceptions,” he said. “The fact is that men get affected substantially by psychological trauma and negative life events such as divorce, bankruptcy, war, and bereavement. Research is urgently needed to investigate the prevalence and impact of such effects and to develop diagnosis and treatment guidelines for practitioners.”
This isn’t the first study to look at how divorce affects people’s health. In August, a study out of Finland found that antidepressant use spikes in the months preceding divorce, and a study published in July 2013 found that children of divorce may be more susceptible to serious health problems later in life.
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OTTAWA – The David Suzuki Foundation says the latest international report on climate change confirms that global warming is amplified in Canada and the trend is going to continue.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, released today in its entirety, confirms the planet is heating up and that it’s extremely likely that human activities are to blame.
The Suzuki foundation, however, says the additional details from the report released today also show that climate change hits harder in northern countries such as Canada.
The foundation says Canada has experienced double the average global temperature increase during the last century.
It also says the report shows it’s not too late to cut carbon emissions and avert the worst effects of global warming.
The Harper government greeted the report by saying it’s already acting to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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