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April 6, 2016

Shelter takes unusual step of removing breed labels from adoptable dogs

Results of study by ASU researchers support pilot program by Arizona Animal Welfare League

PHOENIX – The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) is removing breed labels for adoptable dogs at its shelter to help potential adopters focus on the dog’s personality and how well it fits with their lifestyle, rather than what breeds make up the dog. "We have always talked about how you fall in love with the dog, and that, while breeds contribute to a dog’s personality, it is just one part of who a dog is," says Michael Morefield with AAWL.


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james k whiteIn approximately 1530, Phillip Melanchthon (1497-1560) received a watch that he had specially ordered. The maker of the watch is unknown, but the gold-encased timepiece is still around and it still runs when wound. Housed in Baltimore, the watch was recently evaluated to bring between $20 million and $28 million, if ever offered at auction.

There is a mass of seaweed that floats and rotates throughout the Gulf of Mexico and the North Atlantic. That plant is a sargassum and reproduces vegetatively, which makes the Sargasso Sea one huge living entity (more than 900 million acres) – possibly the largest organism on earth.