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I would like to dedicate this page to all the unwanted animals in Philadelphia.



Part of this web-site is to provide links to you to try to answer the question, "Do animals have feelings?". The artwork comes from "". This is a wonderful source for free and funny graphics. The animated graphics comes from AnimationLibrary.

“There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher mammals in their mental faculties. . . . The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind. The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. We have seen that the senses and intuitions, the various emotions and faculties, such as love, memory, attention and curiosity, imitation, reason, etc., of which man boasts, may be found in an incipient, or even sometimes a well-developed condition, in the lower animals.”   — Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

A good starting place for me was Sentient Beings. That is where I found the quote from Darwin. The articleAnimal Emotions is a scientific approach to this issue. If you just want to research about primates read Do Animals Think? . A site that is not very scientific, but is inspirational is Point of Focus. If you feel like reading a thesis concerning how we need to develope more information about animals' feelings to inprove their welfare, then click on Do they suffer?.



A second function of this web-site is to help children learn how to care for the animals they have as pets. A site that uses a coloring book (that you can print) to teach children to be responsible pet-owners is AVMA Kids'Corner. This is a good place for parents also with questions about pets. Another site for kids (some kids might need parents' help with the reading) is Animaland . There also some short videos cartoons here. A very helpful site for kids (and parents) is KIDSAID. Heres's a site, Washingtonpost that allows you to take an interactive quiz that finds the best pet for you, and how to care for it. Even the U.S. government have a site, All About Animals that children can use.


  1. Remember that your pet needs you.
  2. Feed your pet on schedule.
  3. Talk to your pet.
  4. Clean up after your pet.
  5. Treat your pet as your best friend.
  6. Make sure your pet has fresh water every day.
  7. Don't let anyone harm your pet in any way.
  8. Read about your pet to gain more knowledge.
  9. Take your pet to the veterinarian at least once a year.
  10. LOVE YOUR PET !!!!
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Vet Research

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Animals & Feelings

I think most animals genuninely have feelings. The extent of their mental faculties may not be the same of humans; at least for some animals their brain hasn't evolved to the complexity of a human brain. There are intelligent animals capable and cognizant certain stimuli.