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Video shows dog standing on trailer of car on busy interstate

A woman who was driving in the Palm Coast area recorded video of a dog on top of a trailer while the car was traveling on Interstate 95. The woman, Brenna Cronin, said she could not get the driver's license plate information when the vehicle exited the interstate. Cronin, who said the dog was chained to a crate, posted the video on Facebook. The video has been viewed more than 2 million...
Tuna, star of the Amazing Acro-Cats, dies of cancer

Tuna, star of the Amazing Acro-Cats, dies of cancer

The cowbell won't sound quite the same now that Tuna, the star of the Amazing Acro-Cats cat circus, has died.Happy Cats Haven posted the news Friday on its Facebook page: "To all our fans of Tuna and The Rock Cats and the Amazing Acro-Cats, it's with many tears that we let you know that Samantha Martin's star kitty Tuna crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday from cancer." Tuna had recently...
'Pioneer Woman' says goodbye to 'Charlie the Ranch Dog' in bittersweet blog post

'Pioneer Woman' says goodbye to 'Charlie the Ranch Dog' in bittersweet blog post

Charles, the title character in Drummond's "Charlie the Ranch Dog" children's books, died Sunday, according to Drummond's website. In a post on her website, Drummond said she will allow parents to decide whether or not to tell their children about Charlie's death.  "It might not be necessary if they are younger!" she added. Drummond is the television personality behind...
Pet deer gunned down by Kansas game wardens in front of upset family

Pet deer gunned down by Kansas game wardens in front of upset family

 A pet deer on a Kansas farm was gunned down by state wildlife officials in front of its owners, outraging the Mcgaughey family and sparking a social media backlash. Owner Taryn Mcgaughey told local news outlets in western Kansas that a game warden and two other officials showed up at her farm and shot her pet deer five times. “They followed her around our horse pen. The first shot in the...
Lost dog to rejoin New Mexico family after holiday crash that killed daughter

Lost dog to rejoin New Mexico family after holiday crash that killed daughter

A lost dog in North Carolina is on his way to being reunited with his family in New Mexico after a deadly holiday car crash. Coolyay, a 1-year-old American pit bull terrier, ran away from the scene of an accident in Greensboro just before Christmas. The Bannerman family lost their 11-year-old daughter, Tori, when their minivan collided with a tractor-trailer on Dec. 18 as they were traveling to see...
Cat food recall includes 9Lives, Special Kitty, EverPet products

Cat food recall includes 9Lives, Special Kitty, EverPet products

Check your cupboards, cat lovers: Your furry friend's favorite food may be the target of a new recall.
Clark County 9-year-old raises money to help local animals in need

Clark County 9-year-old raises money to help local animals in need

A Clark County third grade student is already an entrepreneur and philanthropist, raising $200 in December through her Pet Buddies club to help animals in need. In March 2016, Lauren Pollock’s dog Maggie was hit by a car. Maggie — who had three owners before Lauren — recovered, but the incident prompted the 9-year-old girl to look for ways to help needy animals. In August, she checked...
Watch: Ukrainian dog stays by injured sister, protects her on tracks as trains roar over them

Watch: Ukrainian dog stays by injured sister, protects her on tracks as trains roar over them

Two lost dogs in Ukraine turned into lucky dogs and are safe now, after spending two harrowing days over Christmas stuck on busy railway tracks with trains roaring over them every half hour. One of the dogs, named Lucy, was injured and couldn’t move from the tracks near the village of Tseglovka. Watch what her brother, known as Panda, does. He stayed by her side for two days, nudging her head...
Toodles the poodle offering hope for seniors

Toodles the poodle offering hope for seniors

Residents at a Georgia retirement home are finding new joy in an old dog. The poodle, named Toodles, got a forever home for the holidays at the Sunrise at Buckhead retirement Complex. But residents said they're the ones who got the real gift. "He's the sweetest, nicest dog," said resident Stacy Haugen, who now sleeps with the dog nightly. Haugen said “most of the people who live here...
Man says he punched cougar to save dog outside Tim Hortons restaurant

Man says he punched cougar to save dog outside Tim Hortons restaurant

Some people would do anything to protect man's best friend – including punching a cougar in the head.
Carrie Fisher's dog, Gary, 'posts' heartwarming message after Debbie Reynolds' death

Carrie Fisher's dog, Gary, 'posts' heartwarming message after Debbie Reynolds' death

The tweet read: "If Carrie was here I bet she would make a joke that it was just like her mom to upstage her even in death. #FindingHumorInTragedy."
Florida county to monitor animal abusers in the same way as sex offenders

Florida county to monitor animal abusers in the same way as sex offenders

A Florida county has a new way of protecting pets from those who injure and abuse them. Marion County officials plan to keep track of animal abusers the same way they track sex offenders. The law came after a dog named Molly had a rough couple of years. Molly had a fractured skull from being beaten with a bat and suffered stab wounds to the top of her head. The boxer mix recovered after the attack...
WATCH: Cat attacks man excitedly opening Christmas present

WATCH: Cat attacks man excitedly opening Christmas present

​Posted by Jessica Freeman on Sunday, December 25, 2016
Carrie Fisher's faithful dog, Gary, pays tribute to his mom

Carrie Fisher's faithful dog, Gary, pays tribute to his mom

Actress Carrie Fisher had a close relationship with her French bulldog, Gary. Week after week, Fisher showed off her precious pup on social media. No matter what, Gary was by her side.
Lies my dog and I told each other

Lies my dog and I told each other

What can I say? I lied to my dog. Each day for almost 17 years I declared, “You are the smartest! The prettiest! The most clever! Best dog ever.” Well, the day she ate the stuffing out of my neighbor’s antique chair, I might’ve had a few other choice words. Still, I bet that day, any day, really, she heard me. Smartest. Prettiest. Best. Was it a lie? Indeed, it was. Darla would...
Santa's helpers deliver adopted pets to families

Santa's helpers deliver adopted pets to families

A North Carolina girl got a surprise from Santa’s helpers Christmas morning. The Humane Society of Charlotte teamed up with Santa Paws & Elves to deliver adopted pets to children in the area on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This is the first year volunteers personally delivered the newly adopted cats and dogs to families who want to make the special gift a surprise. “She&rsquo...
Kitten stuck in palm tree makes dramatic leap, survives

Kitten stuck in palm tree makes dramatic leap, survives

A kitten in New Zealand got stuck in a tree, but not just any old tree. The gray and white cat somehow ended up high atop a palm tree that measured approximately 25 meters, according to a report from Stuff, a New Zealand news publication. That’s 82 feet, and firefighters were called out Tuesday to assist in the rescue mission. The firefighters placed a ladder on each side of the tree and climbed...
Carrie Fisher's dog: 'I'll be waiting right here mommy'

Carrie Fisher's dog: 'I'll be waiting right here mommy'

While the get well wishes pour in for actress and author Carrie Fisher, who suffered what is reported as a cardiac event while on a flight Friday, her loyal canine companion has a message of his own. Gary, Fisher’s beloved French bulldog, has his own Twitter account. On Friday night, an image of the dog looking out a window was posted, with the message: “I'll be waiting right here...
Internet's favorite cats take on Christmas

Internet's favorite cats take on Christmas

The internet’s famous cats are donning holiday gear and showing off their Christmas spirit. Some are naughty, others are nice, but all are delivering holiday cheer. From the world's angriest cat to Lil Bub and Grumpy Cat, enjoy these "purrfect" holiday messages.
Dashcam video shows dog jumping out of moving car on highway

Dashcam video shows dog jumping out of moving car on highway

A Colorado woman posted dashcam video on Facebook Tuesday that showed a dog jumping out of a car on a highway. Erica Robles Kannely said her husband captured the frightening scene while driving his truck on a busy I-70. In the video, the small white dog can be seen jumping out the window, rolling over and standing in the middle of the highway as traffic slowed down around it. The dog’s owner...
Cat found with 2 pounds of matted fur that looked like dreadlocks

Cat found with 2 pounds of matted fur that looked like dreadlocks

Hidey the cat was found hiding in the cellar of a Pennsylvania home, after her owner, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was moved into a nursing home. Hidey was carrying a shocking secret. The cat had accumulated years of matted fur, which had turned into what looked like dreadlocks. Paul Russel, a distant relative of the cat’s owner, told The Dodo that he went to check on the cats after the...
Clark County home with 25 dogs investigated, owner says pets healthy

Clark County home with 25 dogs investigated, owner says pets healthy

A Clark County home with dozens of dogs has prompted complaints from neighbors in recent years, but the health district and other county organizations said they are limited in what they can do. The homeowner said the animals are well cared for and licensed, and some neighbors said the situation has improved recently. The Springfield News-Sun received a call this week from someone who said they were...
Video shows Colorado shelter celebrate all its pets getting forever homes

Video shows Colorado shelter celebrate all its pets getting forever homes

One animal shelter in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has a lot to celebrate this season. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region held a campaign to clear out its kennels and give as many pets as possible a home, The Colorado Springs Gazette reported. Gretchen Pressley, the organization's community relations manager, said the "Bring Them Home for the Holidays" campaign waived adoption fees...
Children 'Deck the Howls' at shelter's reading to dogs holiday event

Children 'Deck the Howls' at shelter's reading to dogs holiday event

Children brought the holiday spirit to dogs at a special event held at the Humane Society of Missouri. The second annual Deck the Howls event was held Dec. 2 and was open to children ages 5-11 who wanted to come to the shelter and read holiday stories to the adoptable dogs. According to the shelter’s YouTube page, the kids made toys, treats and pillows at the event, and helped tuck the dogs...
Cat gives birth under Christmas tree, kittens named 'Joy,' 'Faith,' 'Noel'

Cat gives birth under Christmas tree, kittens named 'Joy,' 'Faith,' 'Noel'

A rescued cat gave birth to a litter of kittens Tuesday under a family's Christmas tree.   The cat's owner, Danielle Lopez, said her family adopted Tink when she was found with a stray cat family.  Tink, the runt of the litter, had poor health before the Lopez family took her in.  "If we didn't take her home, she would have died. She was all bones," Lopez told BuzzFeed...
Watch: Man reunited with lost dog at pet adoption event

Watch: Man reunited with lost dog at pet adoption event

A man was reunited with his lost dog Saturday at a pet adoption event in Florida. The man's dog, Daisy, arrived at a Jacksonville animal shelter around Thanksgiving as a stray. The man said he and his family searched for Daisy for weeks after his son accidentally left a gate open.  The family was reunited with Daisy after a babysitter who works for the family saw Daisy’s photo on the animal...
Cute potbelly piglet abandoned at groomers, up for adoption

Cute potbelly piglet abandoned at groomers, up for adoption

He’s not exactly what you’d expect to find at a Humane Society just about anywhere, but he’s certainly a cute discovery. His name is Batman. He’s a potbelly pig and you better act fast if you want him. The 5-month-old piglet was dropped off at a Tampa Bay groomers and never picked up by his owner, according to the Tampa Bay Humane Society’s Facebook page. Staffers said...
Therapy dog in festive van delivers holiday cheer to hospital

Therapy dog in festive van delivers holiday cheer to hospital

He even has his own transportation, though Santo rides in a festive van, not a sleigh. This month, Santo is delivering holiday cheer to patients and staff at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center in California. 
Instagram-famous dogs recreate Kanye West's 'Famous' video for good cause

Instagram-famous dogs recreate Kanye West's 'Famous' video for good cause

Kanye West's "Famous" video gained lots of attention and much criticism when it was released in June.  The 10-minute video features 12 naked sleeping wax figures in likenesses of celebrities with whom West has had connections. Taylor Swift, Ray J, Donald Trump and George W. Bush were among those pictured motionless in an oversized bed. But a parody version of the video is much different...
Firefighter rescues cats, returns them to owner in emotional video

Firefighter rescues cats, returns them to owner in emotional video

A Cambridge man recorded the emotional moment a firefighter returned two cats to their tearful owner after a massive fire last weekend. The cats, named Mac and Cheese, somehow survived the fire that damaged 16 buildings and displaced nearly 125 people. Cambridge Fire Lt. Brian Casey said he didn’t think there was any way he would find those cats alive. Casey was one of the dozens of firefighters...
Investigators searching for person of interest after starved dogs found

Investigators searching for person of interest after starved dogs found

Clayton County police are looking for whoever starved one dog to death and left another one in very bad condition. Police say they are looking for the last person to live in a now-vacant house along Denson Boulevard. Investigators said they found two dogs at the home Friday and one of them didn't survive the trip to get help. “This case has been given the highest priority and is actively being...
WATCH: Cat rescued after its paws froze to the ground

WATCH: Cat rescued after its paws froze to the ground

A video posted to YouTube shows a couple comforting the cat whose paws and fur froze to the ground as it sought refuge under a car in Russia. The couple used warm water to gently free the cat from its frozen state. According to Mashable, the couple said the cat was able to walk later that evening and was adopted that week.
Gatlinburg aquarium: 'Animals are safe' after devastating Tennessee wildfires

Gatlinburg aquarium: 'Animals are safe' after devastating Tennessee wildfires

But Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies posted a hopeful update Tuesday afternoon: All its animals are safe. "For the safety of our employees and guests, all of our Attractions will remain closed until the evacuation has lifted," the property said in a Facebook post. "We have a team of Marine Biologists and Life Support Experts inside the Aquarium and are happy to report that...
Cat yoga: Felines, humans get zen together in new classes

Cat yoga: Felines, humans get zen together in new classes

Yoga lovers in Georgia are getting into downward-facing dog with the assistance of a few friendly cats. The “Yoga With Cats” class has become a regular, sold-out feature at Good Mews Animal Foundation in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta in just a few months since it launched. In each class, up to 15 humans spend an hour getting zen with a some of the shelter’s feline...
Boy donates old duck costume to rescued baby goat to calm her anxiety

Boy donates old duck costume to rescued baby goat to calm her anxiety

A blind baby goat with anxiety has found a cute and cuddly way to ease her fears. Polly the goat is still a baby. She is blind, has anxiety and has neurological problems that won't allow her to eat normally. That has left her severely underweight. But a chance discovery and a purchase on a whim has brought some comfort to Polly, The Dodo reported. Leanne Laurichella, who runs Goats of Anarchy, ...
Shaved cat passed off as Sphynx, warns pet scam victim

Shaved cat passed off as Sphynx, warns pet scam victim

A Canadian woman is warning others after she says she fell victim to a scam involving a cat that may end up being investigated as a case of animal abuse.
Half-blind turkey rescued from streets, dinner table in time for Thanksgiving

Half-blind turkey rescued from streets, dinner table in time for Thanksgiving

While families across the country prepare to celebrate food and family on Thanksgiving, one turkey can be grateful for avoiding the dining table. Leon the turkey was found wandering the streets of Oxnard, California. After a brief stint at an animal shelter, he was brought earlier this month to the Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary in northern California. Under the care of the sanctuary, he's expected...
Thousands rally for pet pig Raisin as family battles city's swine ban

Thousands rally for pet pig Raisin as family battles city's swine ban

An Oklahoma family is working to change a city ordinance so they can keep Raisin, their four-legged, hoofed family member. Raisin is just like any other family pet to them, but a city ordinance banning pigs is leaving Raisin unwelcome in his own city. Raisin's owners say the miniature pig takes baths, does tricks, paints pictures and poses as an Instagram sensation with more than 9,000 followers...
Florida man offering truck as reward for lost dog

Florida man offering truck as reward for lost dog

A Florida man is offering his truck as a reward for the return of his lost dog. The truck has 243,000 miles on the odometer, according to owner James O’Sickey.
Volunteers step up to fight massive stray cat problem in Bellefontaine

Volunteers step up to fight massive stray cat problem in Bellefontaine

A group of volunteers in Logan County have stepped up to fight a stray cat problem in Bellefontaine after city leaders proposed a feeding ban this summer. The Logan County Trap Neuter Return Project was formed in August after its founder learned about the proposed city ordinance. Since then the group has spayed or neutered about 150 cats in the area, President Heather Hillery said. “Studies...
$500 reward offered for stolen teacup Yorkie

$500 reward offered for stolen teacup Yorkie

A College Park, Georgia, woman is heartbroken after someone broke in and stole her puppy. Homeowner Brianna Wright says she's devastated after someone took her teacup Yorkie, Peso. It happened between the night of Nov. 9 and the next morning in a College Park apartment complex. Wright says the burglars used some sort of tool to pop the lock. Since then, management put a ring around the lock...
Generous donor pays for shelter's pet adoptions through end of year

Generous donor pays for shelter's pet adoptions through end of year

A woman with a love for animals is doing everything she can to make sure one California shelter finds good homes for all of its residents by the end of the year. The Front Street Animal Shelter posted the good news on Facebook, thanking donor Kim Pacini-Hauch for her “tremendous act of kindness.” The shelter says all animals will be free to adopt through Dec. 31. Dog adoption fees are...
George W. Bush's newest family member is super adorable

George W. Bush's newest family member is super adorable

Like many people, former President George W. Bush finds it difficult to resist the magic of a puppy. A photo of Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and their new puppy, Freddy, was posted Monday on Facebook. The puppy is an Australian shepherd mix, according to Fox4. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news   Bush wrote in the caption that they were visiting the Jan...
Cat or dog? Viral photo of furry friend sparks debate on social media

Cat or dog? Viral photo of furry friend sparks debate on social media

A photo of an unusual-looking pet has social-media users scratching their heads. The viral image, tweeted Friday by @1evilidiot, shows a fuzzy critter with long fur and an intense gaze.
Here are the top 10 dog-friendly cities in the U.S.

Here are the top 10 dog-friendly cities in the U.S.

It's definitely a dog's life in the United States. According to a 2016 survey by the American Pet Products Association, 44 percent of U.S. households have at least one dog. SpareFoot conducted a survey to determine the top 10 dog-friendly cities in the country. It used research from WalletHub, Zumper and Realtor. The blog site then created its list based on the number of mentions...
Dog with sweet wagon ride is making health strides

Dog with sweet wagon ride is making health strides

A 9-year-old golden retriever who stole hearts for his wagon-ride visits around his community is showing some incredible signs of improvement. Maverick is battling lymphoma for the second time and is unable to walk, so his owner, Joey Maxwell, set up a special wagon for him and pulled him around town. But, less than a month after getting his wagon setup, Maverick seems to be getting better. Maxwell...
Cat adopted at age 20 receives loving tribute from family

Cat adopted at age 20 receives loving tribute from family

Dexter the cat spent just two years with the Williams family, but he made every moment count. The Williams family saved Dexter from a hoarding situation in Utah, according to People. At 20, and in declining health, the black and white cat may not have seemed the ideal pet for a family with two young boys. But the cat proved to be a loving, easygoing pet, who enjoyed spending time cuddling with the...
Company launches world's most expensive cat food

Company launches world's most expensive cat food

A British pet food company has created what it claims is the world’s most expensive cat food. British Banquet is a grain-free blend made with “Arenkha caviar, line-caught Scottish salmon, hand-caught Norfolk lobster and Devon crab,” according to the Green Pantry website. Of less interest to cats, British Banquet also contains organic asparagus, quinoa and saffron. The fancy cat food...
Humane Society waives fees on black or orange cats and kittens for Halloween

Humane Society waives fees on black or orange cats and kittens for Halloween

Here’s a treat for you: the Atlanta Humane Society will be waive adoption fees on all cats and kittens with any black or orange coloring today, Monday, October 31, aka Halloween. More than 120 cats and kittens at the Atlanta Humane Society, many with festive Halloween coloring, need homes. If potential pet owners find one with black or orange coloring today, the adoption fees are waived...
Celebrating National Cat Day

Celebrating National Cat Day

For spoiled kitties and their doting owners, every day is cat day, but officially, Oct. 29 is National Cat Day. Colleen Paige, a pet expert, founded the holiday. She also founded National Dog Day and National Pet Day. The holiday is designed to improve the welfare of cats across the country by encouraging adoption, donating to shelters and advocacy groups and by feeding cats healthy food. For many...
Family receives 'sign from doggie heaven' after pet's death

Family receives 'sign from doggie heaven' after pet's death

Catie Callaghan said that her family pet, Bandit, was a "very good dog." "We were his fourth home, and we always talked about how we never gave up on him," she told BuzzFeed News. She said Bandit was "loved by everyone." But after undergoing multiple surgeries, Bandit had to go back for another -- his 15th procedure. At the end of the surgery, the 15-year-old dog died...
Report: Family cat killed with bow and arrow

Report: Family cat killed with bow and arrow

A pet cat was killed by an arrow in Florida this week, and it's not the first time that it's happened to this family. "That was my baby," said Sarah Trump. The Nassau County woman wants to find the person who killed her cat. "Just the fact that nothing is going to get done. It's just infuriating. Because it's not just an animal," Trump said. Trump said it was the third family cat...
Owner claims dogsitter sold dogs on Craigslist

Owner claims dogsitter sold dogs on Craigslist

A North Carolina woman said her dogs were sold on Craigslist by a man she trusted to care for the animals while she was in the hospital. Ekemini Udoh told WSOC she hopes someone recognizes the dogs and returns them to her. “I am really heartbroken. I have been crying nonstop,” Udoh said. "They are my family. They are my kids.” Udoh saved her dogs Rosie and Bella from going...
Munchkin cat Giselle capturing hearts at shelter

Munchkin cat Giselle capturing hearts at shelter

There's a munchkin cat up for adoption at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that is capturing many hearts, but she is possibly the hardest cat the shelter's ever had to place in a home.  Giselle is 2 years old and barely weighs 2.5 pounds. She came into the adoption center because her owner was overwhelmed. She is completely blind, suffers from joint and nerve...
Dog battling cancer gets sweet wagon ride around town

Dog battling cancer gets sweet wagon ride around town

Joey Maxwell wanted to give his beloved dog, who is battling cancer, a special ride, and the journey has touched the hearts of people around the world. Maverick is a 9-year-old Golden Retriever who is battling lymphoma for the second time. While Maverick has responded well to chemotherapy, he gave his owners a scare this month when he had to be rushed to the animal hospital and spent two nights in...
You can take adoptable dogs to the beach in Maui

You can take adoptable dogs to the beach in Maui

For these dogs, life’s a beach. The popular Beach Buddies program sponsored by the Maui Humane Society allows visitors to take an adoptable dog out of the shelter for a day and frolic on one of the island’s beaches or hike in a state park. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news   The program operates on Wednesdays and Fridays and can have a lengthy...
Shelter dogs who became cuddle buddies adopted together

Shelter dogs who became cuddle buddies adopted together

Dubbed the "resident odd couple" at Animal Rescue League of Iowa, tiny CC and big and fluffy Chewbacca are often seen cuddling in their kennel together. Their former owner had a baby with allergies and the pair were brought to the shelter after caring for the dogs. Photos of the dogs uploaded to the shelter's Facebook page Oct. 4. "Pretty much every time we walk by their kennel, CC...
Pug saves family from fire, earns hometown hero award

Pug saves family from fire, earns hometown hero award

An 11-year-old pug in Idaho is being hailed as a hometown hero after saving his family from a house fire. Jaxson’s family said the pug barked in a different way than normal on Aug. 29, according to KBOI. When owner Todd Lavoie went to investigate, he saw sparks coming from an electrical outlet. A small fire started, which Lavoie was able to put out with a fire extinguisher. The Meridian Fire...
Istanbul's beloved laid-back cat dies, honored with statue

Istanbul's beloved laid-back cat dies, honored with statue

Tombili was a well-known and much loved cat, often found lounging on the streets of a neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey. A photo of the chubby cat striking a relaxed pose made its way to the Internet and quickly showed up in memes. Tombili died on Aug. 1, according to Anadolu Kedisi of the Anatolian Cat Project. A Change.org petition to honor the beloved feline was signed by over 17,000 supporters...

New Hampshire hotel's supersized cat a big draw

Guests at Best Western Silver Fox Inn in New Hampshire can't miss one of the property's star attractions. Logan, an 8-year-old tabby weighing 31 pounds, has become an internet star after guests posted photos and video of the massive cat on social media. But while some find the fat cat adorable, others have accused the owner of animal cruelty for letting her cat get so overweight. Owners Susan and...

Woman stabbed by her dog, no one believes her

A Colorado woman had a difficult time convincing hospital staff and police that the gash on her arm was the result of her dog stabbing her. Celinda Haynes told 7News Denver that the bizarre incident happened Wednesday. Her 1-and-a-half year old Chesapeake Bay retriever, Maya, has a habit of grabbing stuff off counters to play with. While in the kitchen, Maya grabbed a paring knife. Haynes tried to...
Woman has message for ‘dirt bag’ who threw dog out of car

Woman has message for ‘dirt bag’ who threw dog out of car

A Michigan woman has a message for the person who threw a sweet, scared dog out of the car Friday afternoon. In a Facebook post, Danielle Cole said her husband was driving through the Allegan Township area, near a forested region, when he saw a person throw a dog out of their car and sped off. The dog tried to chase the owner’s car down but collapsed on the side of the road. It was not until...

'Zombie Cat' adopted by foster family after legal battle

A cat that was mistaken for dead and buried alive, only to crawl its way out of the grave, has a new lease on life. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay announced Wednesday that Bart, who was nicknamed “Zombie Cat,” was formally adopted by his foster family, WFLA reported. The determined feline had been the center of a lengthy legal battle since the January 2015 incident. Owner Ellis Hutson...
Australian woman spends hundreds to save pet goldfish

Australian woman spends hundreds to save pet goldfish

An Australian woman shelled out hundreds of dollars to save her pet goldfish after the fish accidentally swallowed a large pebble and started to choke. The pebble became lodged in Conquer the ranchu goldfish's throat after the fish accidentally ate it from his tank, Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Services said Thursday in a Facebook post. In images shared by the veterinary service, the black...
Florida woman reunited with cat 8 years after he went missing

Florida woman reunited with cat 8 years after he went missing

A Florida woman and her cat have been reunited, eight years after the cat first went missing and traveled more than 100 miles. Orlando resident Kathleen Crichton knows she won't ever figure out how her cat, Smelly, got to Gainesville. "If only he could tell his story," Crichton said. "Did he trek there over the last eight years? Did someone pick him up and move to Gainesville with him?"...
Photo shows cat holding owners' hands on final trip to vet

Photo shows cat holding owners' hands on final trip to vet

A heartbreaking photo posted by Reddit user abernha3, shows a couple holding hands with their cat while on the way to the feline's final trip to the veterinarian.  His owner also said that Little Andrew was friendly and "loved everyone." Reddit users who saw the photo offered their condolences and their own stories of loss of pets.
Pet goldfish released in river grows to size of football

Pet goldfish released in river grows to size of football

What do you do with an unwanted goldfish? In Australia, many people are dumping their tanks in local rivers, freeing the fish and the former pets are growing, and growing and growing. Scientists are finding that the fish, which are part of the carp family, are swimming in rivers, traveling more than 142 miles in a year, the BBC reported. Dr. Stephen Beatty said his team from Murdoch University has...
Rare 4-eared cat is ready for adoption

Rare 4-eared cat is ready for adoption

A rare four-eared cat who has been undergoing treatment at the Western PA Humane Society is ready for a new home. The cat, named Batman, was brought to the Humane Society on July 12 after its owner could no longer care for the animal, according to officials with the organization. The rarely seen genetic mutation has been documented back to 1938 in Ashtabula, Ohio, with a four-eared cat named Toots...
Veterinarians warn owners to keep pet paws off hot pavement

Veterinarians warn owners to keep pet paws off hot pavement

Hot weather can be hard on humans, but pet experts said it can be even worse for pets. Veterinarians say the ground temperature is even hotter than the air above it, and it can cause some serious long-term damage to pets' paws. A veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital said the hot weather will essentially burn off the pads on dogs’ feet within minutes. The pads on the underside of dogs&rsquo...
Adorable alert: Cages can’t stop these two best friends from being together

Adorable alert: Cages can’t stop these two best friends from being together

Nothing can stop this cat from getting to her best friend next door. A video posted online shows a grey kitten scaling the wall of her cage to get to her puppy pal one cage over. The puppy, sleeping in his own cage quickly wakes up to cheer on the furry feline, who manages to hoist herself over a ledge and squeeze into a crack to join her friend next door. Watch the video below or click here:
Cat holds couple 'hostage'

Cat holds couple 'hostage'

A Wisconsin couple faced a predicament  earlier this month. Their cat wouldn't let them out of their home.  So what did they do? They did whatever anyone in an emergency situation would: Call 911. The couple told authorities that their cat was holding them against their will and asked assistance finding someone who could help, WDJT reported. The cat eventually was captured and turned...
Fish stores warn of wave of shoppers wanting to find Dory

Fish stores warn of wave of shoppers wanting to find Dory

While "Finding Dory" is breaking box office records, the movie's popularity is causing problems for fish store owners. Shop keepers are trying to cull a surge in demand for the the blue hippo tang, also known as the blue tang or hippo tang, WISH reported. One shop owner in Indianapolis said his staff is being asked every day about the popular blue fish. "We'll only bring in one...
Your cat can now be a wine snob

Your cat can now be a wine snob

Wine lovers who have cats can now toast together, thanks to a “purr-fect” new product. Apollo Peak, a Denver-based company, has created a non-alcoholic, all-natural wine for cats. The concoction, made with catnip and water and colored with beet juice, comes in two varietals: Pinot Meow and Moscato. While there was a cat wine product that debuted in Japan a few years ago, this is the first...

Video shows man breaking BMW window to rescue dog in hot car

A man took drastic measures when he saw a small dog in a parked BMW at a community music event in Grand Bend, Canada. One bystander recorded the effort on video and uploaded it to Facebook Saturday. "The announcer, between sets, was announcing there was a dog locked in a vehicle," Will Costa, who recorded video of the incident, told Global News Monday. "The owners were not around and...
Weeble, cat with 'wobbly' condition, seeks special home

Weeble, cat with 'wobbly' condition, seeks special home

Meet Weeble. She's a very special cat. The 2-year-old kitty has a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia, which means her cerebellum didn't develop correctly.

Scooter, briefly world's oldest living cat, dead at 30

The world’s oldest cat had a very long life, but a short reign as titleholder. Scooter, a 30-year-old Siamese cat, made headlines in May when it was announced that Guinness had awarded him the title of world’s oldest living cat. But just days later, Scooter’s owner, Gayle Floyd, revealed that Scooter had died before Guinness conferred the title on April 9. Scooter celebrated his...
Dog found chained to stop sign to become therapy dog

Dog found chained to stop sign to become therapy dog

A dog who was found abandoned and chained to a stop sign will be trained to become a therapy dog for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.   Titusville police found PD, pronounced “Petey,” chained to a stop sign near Interstate 95 on April 29. The dog was taken to Brevard County Animal Services. Police said Friday that he will be trained by Paws and Stripes to become...
Dog that survived jump off Florida bridge reunited with owner

Dog that survived jump off Florida bridge reunited with owner

The small dog that survived after jumping off a bridge in Jacksonville, Florida, has been happily reunited with her owner. As the Jacksonville Humane Society was trying to find a home for the Chihuahua-dachshund mix appropriately dubbed Bridgette, a neighbor of Robyn Goldfarb saw news coverage about the story. She immediately recognized the dog and contacted Goldfarb. The dog, who's real name is Jane...
SEE IT: Goat gets loose, goes on morning Starbucks run

SEE IT: Goat gets loose, goes on morning Starbucks run

Maybe humans aren't the only ones who crave a morning coffee fix. According to The Associated Press, a pet goat named Milly broke free from her Rohnert Park, California, home Sunday morning and ended up in an unlikely place – Starbucks.
First dog cafe in U.S. hopes to revolutionize adoption (and serve coffee)

First dog cafe in U.S. hopes to revolutionize adoption (and serve coffee)

After a slew of cat cafes opened around the world, the U.S. has its first dog cafe. Thanks to a fundraising campaign, The Dog Cafe opened its doors in Los Angeles.
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