pet

December 15, 2017 - 11:54am
The death of a pet once left owners to suffer in silence, but with a new understanding of a pet’s role in society, efforts are being made to recognize their grief and help them cope.

A Cornell University veterinary student rolls up the sleeves of her black fleece half-zip embossed with the school’s logo, and shoves her blonde hair into a lazy ponytail. She misses a lock of hair, but there’s no time to fix it. There is a call she has to take. She stretches out her thumb and pinky, and brings her imaginary phone to her ears. “You’ve reached the Pet Loss Support Hotline. What can I help you with today?” she says. “I’ve been having a really difficult time since my dog Sparky died from lung cancer last week,” says her caller. “I’ve been having trouble getting out of bed.

February 14, 2016 - 6:12pm
Whether it's a another person or activity, these students and local residents are passionate.

Valentine's Day is the annual reminder of love, and that love isn't necessarily limited to another individual.

As several of our digital reporters discovered in their quest to find expressions of love, human passions extend to animals, activities and themselves.

Watch the series of videos above to learn more about the way love can be expressed.

Videos produced by Natasha Amadi, Kate Capodanno, Mariana Domingues, Danielle Gehman, Nicole Griffin, Shumin Lai and Jackie Prager.