The Animal Issue, 2017 | The Animal Issue | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Published August 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Updated August 16, 2017 at 5:52 p.m.

  • Matthew Thorsen | Diane Sullivan
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Clearly, life is better with furry friends. Or feathered, or scaly. Pets inspire this annual issue, but so do stories about wildlife (“nuisance” bears) and barnyard beasts (an egg-delivering donkey — yes, really). In these pages we learn about two social-media endeavors in Burlington: the RAD Girls Club, which finds homes for adoptable pups; and marketing firm Sniff & Barkens, which creates dog-centric content for clients. We check out Happy Tails Pet Resort and Spa for the latest in pampering, and visit a women’s shelter that takes in pets, too. We tag along for a K-9 search-and-rescue training session, find out why artist Corrina Thurston draws animals, and ask about the theme of this year’s giant corn maze in Danville. (Spoiler: It’s teddy bears.) Paws what you’re doing and read ’em all!