Brazilian artist turns recycled tyres into comfortable, customised pet beds

A Brazilian artist has found an ingenious way to recycle car tyres with his love of animals by turning them into pet beds. Amarildo Silva was looking for a way to make extra income using the trash that people throw in the streets. Two years ago, the 23-year-old noticed that there were rows of discarded used tyres littering the streets of his neighborhood in Paraíba, Brazil. He … Continue reading Brazilian artist turns recycled tyres into comfortable, customised pet beds

Paws on Plastic: Simple environmental campaign invites dogs and owners to pick up plastic trash on walks

Paws on Plastic, a simple and effective environmentally-friendly idea, is inviting dog owners to pick up two pieces of plastic trash while out walking their hounds. The simple solution to tackle plastic pollution was devised by primary school teacher, Marion Montgomery, in Stonehaven, Scotland last November. The dog owner was inspired by her eco-conscious dogs who enjoyed picking up plastic bottles on their walks and soon realised … Continue reading Paws on Plastic: Simple environmental campaign invites dogs and owners to pick up plastic trash on walks

The Mutties’ Club: Teacher sets up animal rescue centre in Brazilian city

Animal rescue centres are commonplace in the UK and US, but in countries like Brazil such organisations are rare if not, non-existent. That’s why Brazilian teacher Juliana Soares decided to take things into her own hands and set up her own rescue centre. The animal rescuer – based in the city of Guarapuava in Paraná, Brazil – founded The Mutties’ Club to address the lack … Continue reading The Mutties’ Club: Teacher sets up animal rescue centre in Brazilian city

Pet food banks helping animal lovers to maintain their domestic pet’s needs

Pet food banks, just like food banks, are becoming commonplace throughout the world. The food banks, specifically for domesticated pets, are a way for animal lovers who are struggling financially, to be able to continue to feed their domesticated pets. According to animal rescue charities, people-in-need, such as low income families, are giving away pets they cannot afford to feed. Pet food banks aim to help … Continue reading Pet food banks helping animal lovers to maintain their domestic pet’s needs

Hide & Sneak paper cat tunnel=hours of eco-friendly cat entertainment

Anyone with cats in their household will know that the furry ones tend to be rather content when it comes to playtime. Cardboard boxes, paper and anything that rolls on the kitchen or bathroom floor often suffices when it comes to toys. If you do feel the need to purchase a toy or two, there are a number of eco-friendly alternatives made from sustainable fabrics … Continue reading Hide & Sneak paper cat tunnel=hours of eco-friendly cat entertainment

The Catboat floating cat sanctuary helping Amsterdam’s feline population

Amsterdam’s canal network is home to numerous houseboats but one stands out in particular because its residents happen to be cats. The Catboat (De Poezenboot), on the Singel canal, is a sanctuary for stray and abandoned cats. Hailed as the “only animal sanctuary that literally floats, The Cat Boat aims to help as many cats as possible. The Catboat takes in strays and unwanted cats, sterilises and neuters … Continue reading The Catboat floating cat sanctuary helping Amsterdam’s feline population

How to keep your pets cool in the summer

With sweltering temperatures being experienced across the globe, it’s important to ensure your furry family members are protected from the extreme weather and as comfortable as possible. Whether you have cats or dogs, check out these videos offering useful tips on how to keep your pets cool through the warmer months. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea Continue reading How to keep your pets cool in the summer

DIY All Natural Cat Litter Freshener

If you have a cat or more felines in your house, you may have at some point considered buying a cat litter deodoriser. Make your own instead – that way you can purchase simple and natural ingredients that are non-toxic to your kitties. The below remedy combines baking soda with essential oils to give a light fragrance. I have used cedarwood essential oil for the … Continue reading DIY All Natural Cat Litter Freshener

How to be environmentally-friendly with pets

Raising cats, dogs or both may be a challenge for those wanting to adopt a more environmentally-friendly or zero-waste approach. Here are a few tips for any pet parent wanting to raise their furry babies with the planet in mind. Pet food  Getting the right balance between your pets’ nutritional wellbeing and wellbeing of the planet is crucial. When it comes to food, look for … Continue reading How to be environmentally-friendly with pets

Pet Safe Flowers & Which to Avoid Buying [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Whether you’re a pet parent looking for some flowers to brighten up your home, or you’re sending a gift to someone with a dog or cat that loves to chew everything, it is important to know which flowers and fillers are safe for cats and dogs, and which can be toxic. Print a copy of this infographic to use it as a reference to pick … Continue reading Pet Safe Flowers & Which to Avoid Buying [Infographic] — ecogreenlove