Mary Schwager

"Watchdog" Mary Schwager is a Columnist at Grit Daily. She is a television and print journalist watch-dogging for consumers and animals. She is honored to have won fourteen Emmy awards, seven Edward R. Murrow awards, and Associated Press awards for investigative reporting and writing.

These US Veterans have had it with animal poaching and you would not want to mess with them

They’re highly trained soldiers. They’re fearless. They’ve fought overseas serving the United States. Now they’re fighting a new battle: To stop wildlife poaching. These post 9/11 veterans are tackling the front lines in Africa. Their mission is to help save elephants and rhinos, some of which are critically engendered. They’re part of a group called VETPAW, Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife. VETPAW VETPAW started one night after U.S. Marine veteran Ryan Tate...

Using the Rover app? You should read this first…

When Colleen Nolan had to go out of town for a business trip last May the Atlanta resident worried who would watch her beloved dog, Mooshu. The 12-year-old Japanese Chin could not see and needed extra care. Nolan turned to the Rover app. She told Grit Daily she found a local dog sitter whose profile indicated they had experience caring for special need pooches. When Nolan spoke to the caretaker, she said she gave her very specific instructions: Mooshu was not to leave her home. “He was blind....

Wagamama: “Straws Suck” Restaurant Chain Announces Big Changes

Big news from the restaurant chain with the name that is just fun to say: Wagamama. The Asian fusion company eloquently declared that “straws suck,” and announced starting on Earth Day, it’s going to be the latest business to ditch plastic straws. All Wagamama locations in the United States will only give out biodegradable paper straws for its juice drinks. All other beverages will be served sans straws. Why the change?  Wagamama says it’s making the switch because of the devastating...

City Workers Save Puppies Stuck in Drain Pipe

Cheers of joy erupted in Midlothian, Texas when city workers saved puppies who were stuck in a drain pipe for hours. It all started one-night last month when Sandy Mendez was out in the backyard with her three-month-old puppies, Chub and Snax. All of a sudden they darted off in the dark. Mendez panicked. “I called out for them and I could hear barking,” she told Watchdog Mary. “Then I saw the pipe and thought, ‘No! They just could not be in there!'” Unfortunately,...

How a Handicapped Rescue Dog From Texas Ended Up starring in a New York City Fashion Show

From living in deplorable conditions in a Lone Star State garage to rolling down the runway in a Big Apple fashion show, Effie the pit bull is showing the world anything is possible. The six-month-old pup was rescued last year after Apollo Support and Rescue found her living in a plastic bin inside a Fort Worth, Texas garage.  She was covered in urine burns and could not move the lower half of her body. Monica Brown, the rescue’s special needs coordinator, offered to foster the pup and...

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