08 Aug '11, 11pm

Dog Helps 15-Year-Old Rape Victim Testify | Care2 Causes

Dog Helps 15-Year-Old Rape Victim Testify | Care2 Causes

Courtrooms can be frightening and intimidating places for rape victims, as nearly every sexual assault trial shows. After all, the victim is testifying about a traumatic experience in front of people who are actively trying to prove that he or she is not telling the truth. Under these circumstances, it’s hard to imagine what could help rape victims feel more comfortable in a courtroom. But maybe there are some solutions. The New York Times ‘ William Glaberson writes about Rosie, the first judicially approved courtroom dog in New York, who sat in the witness box with a 15-year-old girl who had been raped and impregnated by her father. Rosie is a golden retriever therapy dog, trained to help people when they are under stress. Other states have allowed animals into the courtroom to give vulnerable witnesses support. And, at least in this case, Rosie helped. Glaberson writes t...

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Autism Isn't Caused By the Internet! | Care2 Causes

Autism Isn't Caused By the Internet! | Care2 Ca...

care2.com 08 Aug '11, 7am

The list of things that have been suggested as causing autism, but do not — watching TV , bad parenting , alcohol consumpt...

Doorbell Dog Can't Believe Her Eyes! | Care2 Causes

Doorbell Dog Can't Believe Her Eyes! | Care2 Ca...

care2.com 11 Aug '11, 6am

In part two of this series on the Doorbell Dogs of Bulgaria, I’m pleased to introduce you to a dog named Rita who was asto...

Doorbell Dogs | Care2 Causes

Doorbell Dogs | Care2 Causes

care2.com 10 Aug '11, 8am

In the villages of Bulgaria’s breathtaking Rhodopi mountain range you’ll find many beautiful doorbells and all of them rin...

Brave Dog Survives Knife Attack | Care2 Causes

Brave Dog Survives Knife Attack | Care2 Causes

care2.com 10 Aug '11, 10pm

They may be our best friends, but all too often dogs end up on the receiving end of humanity’s capacity for senseless brut...

What a Dog Does When It's Cold (fun video)

What a Dog Does When It's Cold (fun video)

care2.com 12 Aug '11, 10pm

By Lisa Spector, Canine Music Expert, Juilliard Graduate, and co-creator of Through a Dog’s Ear . Since reading The Healin...

Funny Dog Fakes Death (Video)

Funny Dog Fakes Death (Video)

care2.com 07 Aug '11, 7pm

Separate multiple e-mail addresses by a comma. You can send up to 100 recipients. personal message Funny+Dog+Fakes+Death+%...

17 Cool Treats for Your Dog:

17 Cool Treats for Your Dog:

care2.com 07 Aug '11, 11pm

By Morieka Johnson, Mother Nature Network Q: It’s hot and I would like to make some cool treats for my pooch. Any ideas fo...

Bachmann Wants To Lock Up The EPA And Turn Out The Lights | Care2 Causes

Bachmann Wants To Lock Up The EPA And Turn Out ...

care2.com 08 Aug '11, 7pm

Claiming that she will be “the new sheriff” in Washington D.C., presidential-hopeful Michele Bachmann once again set her s...

Working like a dog

Working like a dog

mnn.com 19 Aug '11, 4pm

Allowing dogs at the office can be beneficial to a company's bottom line. Benefits of dogs in the workplace include increa...