It’s official: dogs are at risk for COVID. Here’s what you should know

This is 100% how I look when I’m sick. Photo via @matthewhenry on Unsplash

Just when you think 2020 might be slowing down with the curveballs, you find out even our fur babies aren’t immune to the pandemic. We caught up with a Birmingham vet and found out what you need to know when it comes to protecting your pup. Check it out!

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Get Tail-Waggin’ Takeout + support a paw-some cause

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Now that’s a face of pure joy. Photo via Hand in Paw

The supplies you need for the perfect date night or girls’ night, brought right to your car window—plus it supports a cause we love. How’s that for some Tail-Waggin’ Takeout? Get all the details of your new favorite event right here, and be sure to purchase your ticket by August 3!

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Keeping pups calm during the fireworks + how to respond to lost pets in Birmingham

A little bit of preparation can go a long way! Photo via @annadudkova on Unsplash

The sparkly show in the skies is a 4th of July tradition—and it’s one that Birmingham takes seriously. While the spectacle might have all of us humans ooh-ing and aah-ing with our necks craned to the skies, our furry friends aren’t always so impressed. We found out how to keep them calm and how to respond should you lose or find a pet in Birmingham this weekend. Check it out!

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15 environmental nonprofits who need your support now, including Alabama Audubon

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Our outdoors enrich life for everyone. Photo via Cahaba River Society

Our local nonprofits need our support now more than ever. With the weather warming up and social distancing continuing, people are spending tons of time in our stunning Birmingham outdoors. These local environmental nonprofits are making sure it stays beautiful—but they need your help. Check it out!

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Look at Birmingham’s urban wildlife with Michelle Reynolds (PHOTOS + art)

Michelle Reynolds outside. Photo via Bob Farley
Michelle Reynolds where she’s happiest. Photo via Bob Farley

If you love the natural world and its creatures, you need to know Michelle Reynolds. Among other things, she’s a regular explorer of Birmingham’s urban wildlife, often posting gorgeous photos of her surprising discoveries so the rest of us can armchair travel with her. Keep reading to find out what I learned during our Q+A.

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Here’s how to adopt animals in Birmingham right now

Who doesn’t want to wake up to these faces? Photo via GBHS on Facebook

There’s never a bad time to welcome a new furever friend into your home. Local humane societies are working around-the-clock to make sure their animals are cared for as they wait to be adopted. Here’s how you can provide a home to an animal in need today—and get a new best friend in the process.

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This three-legged goat got a new leg near Birmingham. See story + photos here

Valentino the Goat after his amputation at Serenity Animal Farm
Valentino the Goat at Serenity Animal Farm after his amputation. Photo via Bham Now

We’re big fans of the feel-good story here at Bham Now. So, today we bring you a story about a 3-legged goat named Valentino the Goat and his new leg at Serenity Animal Farm near Birmingham. Keep reading for all the details, including the unexpected role played by the owner of Birmingham Oddities.

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Birmingham Zoo receives special gift from Birmingham Barons

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Happy flamingos. Photo via the Birmingham Zoo

Vibrant, long-legged and oh-so unique, flamingos are one of the raddest birds ever. Recently, the Birmingham Zoo received a gift for their newly renovated flamingo habitat from the Birmingham Barons—and it’s almost as unique as the birds themselves. Can you guess what it is?

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Celebrate National Foster Care Day by supporting these 4 Birmingham nonprofits

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Family means something different to everyone, but the people who do their best to provide it for children in need are heroes in my book. Photo via Gateway on Facebook

May is National Foster Care Month is the U.S. The first Tuesday of the month (May 5 for 2020) is recognized as National Foster Care Day. If you’re looking for a way to support foster children and families, check out four Birmingham nonprofits dedicated to serving these communities.

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