As the states of Texas and Florida recover from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, animal shelters are caring for an increased number of lost or stray animals, housing animals being held for evacuees and, in the case of some, dealing with damage to their facilities or a need to reduce services. With every disaster, the animal sheltering network learns more about how to better prepare for, respond to and recover from the devastation.
With the recent devastation in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we’re once again reminded of the importance of disaster preparedness for every member of our family, including our pets. During 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, many guardians were forced to leave their beloved pets behind because emergency responders wouldn’t take them and neither would most emergency shelters. In total, 250,000 pets were left behind and 150,000 died during the hurricane or in its aftermath, reports BuzzFeed.
With more interest in local, sustainable and organic food movements over the past 15 years or so, keeping backyard chickens has become quite popular, even in big cities. Being able to collect and eat fresh eggs is quite a treat, not to mention the fact that it reduces purchases of eggs laid by hens that are confined to crowded cages on factory farms. Chickens can also make great pets.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".