A former dairy cow was so saddened by memories of her previous babies being taken away by a farmer that she hid her newborn calf to keep her from being taken, too. Clarabelle was rescued from a dairy farm in late November by the Australian farm sanctuary Edgar's Mission. She was hours away from slaughter at the farm, where her milk production was too low to bother keeping her alive. When Clarabelle arrived at the rescue, volunteers discovered she was pregnant.http://tinyurl.com/ofcoek9
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Missan, 29, may be the world’s oldest cat, according to its Swedish owner who says that aside from suffering from some minor back and kidney problems, there is no reason why her furry friend won't make it to the grand age of 30. Missan the Swedish farm cat is turning 30 this spring and may be the world oldest living cat. By far. “I read an article about another cat that was supposed to be the world’s oldest, and I just thought to myself: ‘mine is older!’,” Missan’s owner Åsa Wickberg, from Karlskoga, told the TT news agency.
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She’s one regal beagle! A 15-inch, 4-year-old beagle named Miss P won the Westminster’s Best in Show at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. She beat out a Shih Tzu owned by newspaper heiress Patty Hearst and a Portuguese water dog that is a cousin of the Obamas’ family pet, Sunny.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
News of oil spills wreaking havoc on wildlife is enough to make people throw their fists in the air and question their faith in humanity—but they’d be glad to hear about one centenarian from Down Under. Alfred Date, 109, has been knitting sweaters and scarves for friends and family for 80 years. Last year, he began making sweaters for some new clients: penguins affected by oil spills in Australia. The Penguin Foundation put out a plea for sweaters to be used for oiled penguins being treated at the wildlife clinic of Phillip Island Nature Parks. About 32,000 of the birds live on Phillip Island, where oil spills are not uncommon.http://tinyurl.com/k758lfa
Monday, February 16, 2015
Now through Tuesday, the Westminster Kennel Club doggedly trots out its idea of purebred perfection. But as readers of The Post have proved for the last two years, a pup doesn’t need a pedigree to be top dog. This year’s no different, as dog lovers from as far away as Cheshire, England, wrote to tell us about the mutts — many of them rescues — who brighten their lives. “She is definitely no pedigree,” writes Upper West Sider Joe Simon of his 5-year-old Chihuahua mix, Alice. “She is missing a few teeth and has an underbite, has lopsided ears and a tail that curls up like a piglet’s. This makes her all the more beautiful to us, and we wouldn’t have her any other way!” Meet this year’s Best in Show, mixed-breed division:
Friday, February 13, 2015
There’s no denying the bond that develops between people and their pets. A miniature schnauzer in Cedar Rapids proved that nothing, even distance, can break that bond. Nancy Franck and her two miniature schnauzers, Sissy and Barney, live in southeast Cedar Rapids. Franck, however, has been staying 15 to 20 blocks away at Mercy Medical Center following a surgery. She’s been in the hospital for about two weeks. Last Saturday Nancy’s husband, Dale, was devastated when Sissy unexpectedly ran away from home “We looked up and there was this dog that was just running across the lobby,” said Mercy Security Officer Samantha Conrad.