Emily Heeb

I'm Emily and I'm a freelance writer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. I am an avid camper and hiker who picked up the bug at a young age, I have just about visited all the places worth seeing in the Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin area as well as other places in The Unites States and Canada. I am an avid supporter of animal rights and also an advocate for better environmental practices that lower pollution and keep the environment I love so much healthy. I have one dog named Nibbler (yes, he is named after Nibbler on Futurama), a Pug/Jack Russell Terrier mix, who has been my constant partner in crime. On the weekends I volunteer at the local Fort Wayne animal shelter in which I adopted Nibbler with my boyfriend. In my spare few moments of free time I enjoy cooking new recipes from cuisine all over the world and playing more than a few different video games, though in the summer time I enjoy a leisurely day of fishing just as much as a good hike.

Recent Posts

How One Couple Turned Their Vacation into A Rescue Mission for Homeless Pets
May 26, 2015
Owners Jeff and Diana Hall of Camp Bow Wow Doggy Day Camp in Burnsville, Minnesota were enjoying some well deserved time off from their business in La Paz, Mexico when they came upon a pack of 27 dogs and 7...
Dog Miraculously Survives Being Impaled on Tree Branch for 24 Hours
May 21, 2015
When a dog chases a squirrel, they'll follow it right up until the moment it scampers up a tree and that is usually the end of it. However, for pit bull mix Louis, he went the extra mile by managing...
NOAA Confirms the First Ever Warm-Blooded Fish
May 19, 2015
The opah, otherwise known as moonfish, sunfish, kingfish, redfin ocean pan and Jerusalem haddock depending on who you ask, has been around for awhile and has recently become increasingly popular in seafood markets. However, it has never occurred to fishermen...
Biting the Bullet - Live Ammo Removed From Dog's Stomach
May 14, 2015
Benno, a 4-year-old Malinois from Arkansas has hopefully learned to stop eating strange things he finds around the house after his most recent surgery. Benno had to undergo emergency surgery after he chewed on and swallowed 23 live rounds of...
Indonesian Smuggler Arrest Sheds Light on Cruel Bird Smuggling Practice
May 12, 2015
On May 4th, a 37-year-old man was stopped by police as he departed a passenger ship in Surabaya, Indonesia, a city open the main island of Java. The man was suspected of wildlife smuggling, but when police opened his suitcase,
90-Year-Old Tortoise Gets Speedy After Rat Attack
May 7, 2015
A 90-year-old tortoise, named Mrs. T, was hibernating one day in her Pembroke, West Wales home. However, Mrs. T was viciously attacked by rats while she was sleeping in her shell. While her head was protected, the rats succeeded in...
Tom and Jerry Syndrome Mysteriously Afflicting Hundreds of Cats in the United Kingdom
May 5, 2015
Tom and Jerry Syndrome - what is it and what does it do? Those are two questions that the average cat owner likely doesn't know the answer to. However, it is certainly not as fun or as entertaining as the...
Man Commits Suicide After His Dog Was Forcibly Euthanized By Government
Apr 30, 2015
Did you know Denmark has a dog breed ban written into law? Neither did Dan when he and his pit bull Zanto moved to the country. Denmark first implemented a breed ban in 1991 in order to prevent dog violence...
32 DIY Dog Crafts & Homemade Dog Projects
Apr 29, 2015
If you are anything like me, your dog is more than just your best friend, they are a member of your family. Since my dog is so important to me, I try to do as many things for him...
Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?
Apr 28, 2015
From shoe boxes, hat boxes, Tupperware and all the way down to the lowly cardboard box, if it fits, a cat sits. Every breed from the domestic house cat to the lordly lion has an obsession with boxes, but why...
Lost Dog Awareness Day - The 25 Dog Breeds Most Likely To Get Lost
Apr 23, 2015
April 23rd marks the second annual Lost Dog Awareness Day, which was created to remind pet owners that not all stray dogs are homeless.
Parrot Cries Out for "Help" During Fire - Saves Itself and Friend
Apr 21, 2015
On Friday night at 9:30 p.m., the Middleton Fire Department received a call about a house fire in Boise, Idaho. The two alarm blaze came from a secluded house in one of the more rural areas of the city, causing...
Rage Against the Machines - Rogue Peacocks Wreak Havoc on English Cars
Apr 16, 2015
Cars within and around the Bishops Court Estate in Clyst St. Mary, Devon, England have been in constant danger since the temperatures have started warming up. A feral group of peafowl have been roaming the area and they have been...
Canine Flu Strike the Midwestern United States
Apr 14, 2015
Dog owners in the Midwestern United States will have more to worry about this summer than flea and tick problems. As the canine influenza virus (CIV) continues to rapidly spread throughout Chicago and its suburbs, pet parents are looking to...
Small Pet, Big Problem - Goldfish Take Over Colorado Lake
Apr 9, 2015
While keeping goldfish alive in a bowl can occasionally be a tough task, a lake in Colorado is faced with a very different problem. Colorado parks and Wildlife have sent out a press release that Teller Lake in Boulder, Colorado...
World's Loudest Purr May Have a New Record Holder
Apr 7, 2015
Is an audible purr an aspect that you look for in a cat? Well, Bluey has plenty to go around. This sweet little domestic cat that lost her home recently is thought to be the new record holder of world's...
Trifexis Reportedly Responsible for One Dog Death A Day
Mar 31, 2015
Trifexis, a heart worm and flea preventative, is reportedly responsible for the death of over 900 dogs, an estimate of at least one day. This marked increase in sudden dog deaths have pet owners questioning why the product is still...
Madrid Officially Becomes A No-Kill City for Pets
Mar 26, 2015
As of March 13th, 2015 when the city government signed in the new law, Madrid became a no kill city for strays and abandoned animals. From now on, all pets in Madrid have the right to enjoy their lives even...
Cat Rescued from its Egyptian Tomb After Five Years
Mar 24, 2015
While Egypt is renowned for its grand tombs and the ancient residents that within, it seems that one cat's tomb was not meant to be neither grand nor eternal. This week, a cat was saved from its "tomb" inside of...
Thousands of Snow Geese Fall Dead from Sky over Idaho
Mar 19, 2015
This weekend, a massive bout of avian cholera is suspected in the deaths of more than 2,000 snow geese that feel dead from the sky in Idaho on their way to their Alaskan nesting grounds. Dozens of Idaho Department of...
Dieting Dachshund Dennis is on the Road to Recovery After His All Fast Food Diet
Mar 17, 2015
In a dog version of Super Size Me, a dog from Ohio that lived on a diet of fast food is well on his way to a healthy weight after spending years drastically overweight.
Dog Born with No Eyes Brings Smiles as a Therapy Dog
Mar 12, 2015
Just because he was born with no eyes doesn't mean Smiley can't bring his trademark good nature to comfort those in need. Smiley, a golden retriever, originally started life in a puppy mill, but with his deformity, he didn't have...
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