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Dog chained up for 15 years gets new forever home

A dog named Bear spent most of his 15 years of life chained in a yard, until a non-profit animal rescue organization stepped in. USA Today reported Friday that a lab mix named Bear was rescued by Guardians of Rescue, which was able to convince the dog's owners to surrender him. "We received a call about a dog in need of a dog house," Robert Misseri, the founder and president of GOR...
WATCH: April the giraffe to give birth at Animal Adventure Park in New York

WATCH: April the giraffe to give birth at Animal Adventure Park in New York

UPDATE, Feb. 25: Officials at the Animal Adventure Park in New York are still eagerly awaiting the birth of April the Giraffe's calf.
Police call dog that ate heroin stash 'one tough pup'

Police call dog that ate heroin stash 'one tough pup'

Police in Texas rescued a puppy left in a truck Saturday, after the dog consumed an unknown amount of heroin.
Pet lizard waves at owner, startling moment caught on camera

Pet lizard waves at owner, startling moment caught on camera

A bearded dragon in a terrarium performs an unusual stunt: When its owner waves, the lizard waves back. The unusual waving was caught on video and has now gone viral. But the pet lizard isn’t really waving at its owner, or maybe it is. The reptiles, native to Australia, tend to wave their arms more when they’re young, but the gesture could have several meanings. It might be a sign of &ldquo...
Must see: Impatient dog honks car horn to hurry owner out of Subway

Must see: Impatient dog honks car horn to hurry owner out of Subway

An impatient dog was just doggone tired of waiting for its owner in a car outside a Grove City, Ohio Subway restaurant, so it did what anybody else would do: It laid on the horn. Tim and Yvonne Blankenship were pulling into the restaurant for lunch when they happened to catch the dog, named Diamond, on camera honking the horn incessantly, trying to hurry its owner out of the shop.  It worked...
Dog stolen 7 years ago reunited with owner

Dog stolen 7 years ago reunited with owner

A California woman and her dog were reunited on Saturday in North Carolina -- seven years after she said someone stole him. Early Saturday morning, Kelly Accettola and Bemis reconnected at the Wilkinson Animal Hospital in Gastonia. Bemis was microchipped at the time someone stolen him in 2011, and in December a woman in Gastonia found the dog. The American Kennel Club then...
A 'very amazing puppy': Family dog brought to shelter with note from child

A 'very amazing puppy': Family dog brought to shelter with note from child

The Humane Society of Utah in Murray, Utah, receives former family pets on a regular basis, but one dog came in with a notepad full of messages from his one-time human family member. Today.com reported that Rhino Lightning, a 3-year-old brindled boxer mix, arrived at the organization last week with a spiral notepad full of information on him for his new family, including that he is a "very...
Lawsuit alleges Springfield vet clinic billed for pills it didn’t give

Lawsuit alleges Springfield vet clinic billed for pills it didn’t give

Two Springfield residents have filed a lawsuit against a local veterinary clinic alleging the business charged customers for a flea treatment and other services that weren’t administered and seeking $750,000. The clinic and kennel’s owners denied the allegations and said they’d fight back in court. OTHER COURT NEWS: EF Hutton seeks to throw out former exec’s lawsuit over disputed...
Heartbroken dog owner in Utah warns about poisoning symptoms

Heartbroken dog owner in Utah warns about poisoning symptoms

  A heartbroken Utah family is warning dog owners to watch out for poisons that could kill a dog. The Burrells lost their two dogs last week after a suspected bout of poisoning with antifreeze, a common automotive coolant that is deadly for dogs and humans, too. Katrina Burrell said they had to watch as the vet euthanized their two dogs following a horrible poisoning attack, that included spasms...
One lucky dog in Michigan beat a death sentence through DNA testing

One lucky dog in Michigan beat a death sentence through DNA testing

When a Michigan man’s service dog was accused of killing a neighbor’s dog, it seemed like a lost cause to the Jobs family. Their dog, Jeb, described by the family as a gentle, 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, was taken into custody by animal control officers after the incident last year and spent more than two months in custody, Fox59.com reported. A judge ruled at hearing last fall that Jeb...
Pet stores restricted to selling only rescue animals in San Francisco

Pet stores restricted to selling only rescue animals in San Francisco

Pet stores in San Francisco can only sell dogs and cats that come from rescue organizations or animal shelters under new rules passed unanimously by the city’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Supervisor Katy Tang sponsored the legislation to amend the city’s health code to restrict the sale of animals of unknown origins. “Dogs and cats sold in pet stores often come from inhumane...
Man's pet squirrel unleashes surprise attack on burglar

Man's pet squirrel unleashes surprise attack on burglar

A burglar who broke into an Idaho man’s house to ransack his gun collection encountered a formidable security force – a pet squirrel named Joey. Adam Pearl told KIVI that he knew something wasn’t right when he arrived home Feb. 7 and found snowy footprints leading around to the back of his property. Once inside, he found doors opened and scratches on his gun case. A few small items...
Cat reunites with shocked owner after 15 years apart

Cat reunites with shocked owner after 15 years apart

The Takayesu family never thought they’d see James the cat again. James, a female tortoiseshell tabby named by the son after a Thomas the Tank character, disappeared 15 years ago in Maui, shortly after the family moved. After searching for her in vain, the family eventually went on with their lives and adopted dogs. The Takayesu children are now grown, so it was mother Tori Takayesu who...
Springfield man accused of breaking 7-week-old puppy’s leg with pipe

Springfield man accused of breaking 7-week-old puppy’s leg with pipe

A Springfield man has been accused of breaking the leg of a 7-week-old puppy with a metal pipe. Malik T. Shaw, 24, of 826 E. Main St., has been charged with cruelty to animals. He pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday morning and was allowed to remain out of jail on his own recognizance. READ MORE: Ex-Clark County dog shelter worker accused of sexual contact with teen Springfield...
Ex-Clark County dog shelter worker accused of sexual contact with teen

Ex-Clark County dog shelter worker accused of sexual contact with teen

A Springfield man has been accused of having sexual contact with a teen while working at the Humane Society serving Clark County. Demetrice Green, 35, is charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He pleaded not guilty to the charge during an arraignment last week and his bond was set at $25,000. A Clark County Sheriff’s Office affidavit states authorities were alerted to the possible...
Clark County, Humane Society negotiating $80K deal to keep dogs here

Clark County, Humane Society negotiating $80K deal to keep dogs here

Clark County and the Humane Society Serving Clark County continue to negotiate and hope to have an $80,000 contract finalized this week to shelter dogs collected by the county dog warden, according to local leaders. Clark County commissioners agreed Wednesday to rescind two contracts with the Humane Society, including housing the Clark County Dog Warden at the Humane Society’s office at 5201...
Must see: German shepherd adopts brood of baby chicks

Must see: German shepherd adopts brood of baby chicks

A video shared online shows adorable baby ducks getting some tender love and care from a German shepherd. The ducks and dog sit contentedly on a shag rug as the chicks chirp happily between the dog’s massive paws. The gentle pooch nudges the chicks with his nose as they snuggle in front of him. Baby chicks will often adopt any animal or human as a surrogate if they lose their mother.
Evanger's dog food recalled after euthanasia drug found in one batch

Evanger's dog food recalled after euthanasia drug found in one batch

Evanger's has recalled some of its dog food after a euthanasia drug was found in one batch. The company voluntarily recalled five lots of 12-ounce Hunk of Beef cans because of pentobarbital exposure in one batch of food. The drug can cause possible side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea or, in extreme cases, death. Five dogs reportedly got sick and...
Too much cuteness! Meet Puppy Bowl players

Too much cuteness! Meet Puppy Bowl players

All 84 puppies playing in this weekend’s Puppy Bowl are up for adoption. The puppies come from 44 animal rescue organizations from across the United States, CBS News reports. The Puppy Bowl pups will be competing on Team Ruff and Team Fluff for show, which airs at 3 p.m. Sunday on Animal Planet. In addition to gridiron antics, the show features special slow motion, water bowl and kiss cams....
Investigation underway after puppy found with metal rod in head

Investigation underway after puppy found with metal rod in head

An investigation is underway after the University of Veterinary Specialists in Pennsylvania received a 10-week-old puppy with a 5-inch metal rod through his head and eyes. The UVS Express Pet Transport was dispatched on Friday for a suspected abuse case. The dog is in stable condition and underwent testing to determine the severity of his injuries and surgical options. "We are going to evaluate...
Firefighters help puppy stuck in an odd situation

Firefighters help puppy stuck in an odd situation

A group of quick-thinking firefighters managed to save a puppy who got its head stuck inside a wheel. According to a Monday Facebook post, the Butte-Silver Fire Department in Montana were called to help an 8-month-old coonhound named Blaze. The puppy’s owner had let the dog play outside for a few hours, and found Blaze trapped with his head inside a wheel. Firefighters say they used "a...
SEE IT: Pet snake gets stuck in woman's gauged earlobe

SEE IT: Pet snake gets stuck in woman's gauged earlobe

An Oregon woman got an earful – literally – when her pet snake got stuck in her gauged earlobe.
Clark County sends lost dogs to Dayton shelter after contract dispute

Clark County sends lost dogs to Dayton shelter after contract dispute

A contract dispute might mean owners of lost dogs in Clark County have to go to Dayton to retrieve them. Clark County has worked out a deal with Dayton’s Animal Rescue Center, 67900 Webster St., to house and care for animals picked up by the Clark County dog warden, starting today. The Humane Society Serving Clark County previously took in the pets. Humane Society Board President Carol Dunlap...
Toddler forms special bond with orphaned baby cow

Toddler forms special bond with orphaned baby cow

A special bond between a little girl and an orphaned calf is warming hearts across the country. “They are just so cute,” Lacey Gray told ABC News. “My heart cannot even contain all of that love.” Gray is a professional photographer from Michigan City, Mississippi. She was hoping to do a photo shoot with a calf, and asked her husband’s uncle if she could borrow...
Reggae, soft rock help dogs relax, study says

Reggae, soft rock help dogs relax, study says

"Overall, the response to different genres was mixed, highlighting the possibility that, like humans, our canine friends have their own individual music preferences," said Neil Evans, one of the study's authors.
Therapy cat named Duke Ellington lifts spirits on hospital visit

Therapy cat named Duke Ellington lifts spirits on hospital visit

A cat named after a jazz legend hit all the right notes on a recent visit to a California hospital. Duke Ellington, a serene black and white cat, made an appearance at UCSF Medical Center on Monday, delighting patients and staff. The hospital posted a video of the cat’s visit on its Facebook page along with the caption, “Our therapy cat, "Duke Ellington" Morris, brings furry...
Maverick, golden retriever who won hearts while battling cancer, dies

Maverick, golden retriever who won hearts while battling cancer, dies

A 9-year-old golden retriever who won thousands of hearts with his sweet wagon rides throughout his Florida community as he battled cancer, has died, his owners announced Sunday. Maverick died peacefully in his sleep Saturday night, owners Joey and Allison Maxwell, announced on his Facebook page, Everybody Loves Maverick. “He gave no signs of being ill, and didn’t suffer at all. He simply...
Michelle Obama takes dogs Sunny and Bo on final walk through White House

Michelle Obama takes dogs Sunny and Bo on final walk through White House

The Obamas will soon leave the White House for the last time as the president and first lady. Their eight years in the historic house is coming to an end. First lady Michelle Obama took the Obama’s Portuguese water dogs Bo and Sunny on what’s described as a final walk through the building the Obama’s have called home now since 2009. She tweeted out a short video of the stroll, as...
Reward increases in case of dog found in Detroit with ears, nose cut off

Reward increases in case of dog found in Detroit with ears, nose cut off

The Michigan Humane Society is seeking the public’s help in a horrific case of animal abuse, and the reward for information has greatly increased. The organization received a call from a concerned citizen in a Detroit neighborhood on Tuesday, and a rescue team located the injured Rottweiler mix and rushed him to an animal hospital after observing his severe wounds, according to a press release...
Why pit bulls have a bad reputation

Why pit bulls have a bad reputation

You may have heard bad things about pit bulls. More than 700 cities across the country have placed bans on the breed. Stories of attacks, bad behavior and strong bites have made people fear the once-beloved breed.  Experts say the culture of dog fighting has contributed to the pit bull's bad reputation. The dogs are often conditioned to make them more angry and aggressive...
Child killed, another injured in pit bull attack

Child killed, another injured in pit bull attack

A boy has died, and a girl was seriously injured after a pit bull attack in southwest Atlanta. >> Read more trending stories   The attack happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday while the children were walking to F.L. Stanton Elementary School. Three children were present during the attack, but only two were mauled by the dogs, WSB-TV reported. A 6-year-old boy was sent to Grady Memorial Hospital...
Video shows dog standing on trailer of car on busy interstate

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...
Husky stolen in Texas in brazen theft that leaves owner heartbroken

Husky stolen in Texas in brazen theft that leaves owner heartbroken

A resident in Fort Bend, Texas is heartbroken after a brazen thief snatched her Siberian husky from her yard in the middle of the day. The theft was caught on surveillance video and shows the dog struggling against a leash the thief used to drag the dog from its yard. The video also shows the white van that was used to steal the dog. The owner told a Houston TV station that her dog’s name is...
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...
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...
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...
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. 
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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