Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cat With 26 Toes Helps Animal Rescue Center

When Amy Rowell went to the Milwaukee Animal Control Commission to pick up one furry friend, another found her. A cat reached out his big paw and tapped her on the head -- with all 26 of his toes. The curious cat, who she later named Daniel, was supposed to be euthanized that day due to lack of space and resources at the animal control center.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Video: Beam of Light Shines on Fallen Soldier’s Miracle Dog

It was an overcast day in Newport, N.H., when a simple “20/20″ shoot turned into something that made me wonder about life after death. I was filming soldier Justin Rollin’s parents Skip and Rhonda playing with their dog Hero, whose rescue from the Iraq War zone where Justin died was nothing short of a miracle.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Video: Loyal Chinese Dog Refuses to Leave Friends Grave

In a tear-jerking display of loyalty, this faithful Chinese dog refuses to leave his late master's graveside even after going seven days without food.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Video: Oskar, Blind Kitten, Plays With His First Toys

Oskar the kitten was born without fully formed eyes, but the impairment hasn't stopped this playful cat from going about enjoying his life.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Myanmar's White Elephants Hailed As Sign of Peace

Myanmar's government warmly welcomed two rare white elephants, traditional symbols of power and prosperity, and linked their appearances to the country's improving foreign relations.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Video: Labrador Puppies In Slow Motion

Labrador puppies meet "Chariots of Fire" for an adorable and inspiring video to lift anyone's mood. According to YouTube uploader robistration, the puppies were filmed with a Canon HV30, and the slow motion effect was created using Adobe Pro CS3.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Video: Shake It! How Animals Keep Dry

They don't have towels. So when they get wet, what do they do? They shake themselves into a frenzy and the water flies off like this:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Puppy Mill Rescue Produces Tiny Miracle

Last Monday, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescue teams assisted in an operation that rescued 175 dogs from a puppy mill in Arkansas. Most dogs were small breeds like Chihuahuas, Boston terriers, and dachshunds.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Video: Adopted Dog Saves New Family

Here's a story about a dog named Hercules who saved his family the very day he became apart of it. "We had named him Hercules when we had first gotten him," said owner Lee Littler. "The reason for that was his overall size and what he had already been through. "Hercules was rescued from the county pound by Lee and Elizabeth Littler, dog lovers who feared he would be put down if he wasn't adopted soon.

Monday, November 14, 2011

First Ever Beer For Dogs

If ever there was an achievement that deserved a toast, a beer for dogs would certainly be it. And the makers of Bowser Beer, a brand brewed specifically for pooches, have double the cause to enjoy a little hair of the dog: Their achievement has been officially as honored as the first beer for dogs by World Records Academy, an online database of offbeat achievements.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Can Dogs Smell Cancer?

Dogs have held a special place in the hearts of humans for tens of thousands of years. As one of the first domesticated animals, they have practically evolved alongside us, guarding our homes in exchange for tasty morsels, a pat on the head and a warm place to sleep. As it turns out, dogs are guarding more than our homes -- they are also guarding our health.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Video: Deer Crashes Into Taco Shop Window

So a deer walks into a taco shop.... Diners at a Taco Mac restaurant near Atlanta, Georgia got the shock of their life when a wayward deer came crashing through a window Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Video: Angry Cobra Cat

The Hunchcat of Notre Dame better watch his back, because there's a new weirdly anthropomorphic pet in town, and he's ready to kick some butts.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lion Cub And Toddler Play Together

Forget guard dogs, lion cubs are the new way to protect your children in their crib. Well, maybe not, but some parents seem to feel it's safe.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pink Flamingo Found in New York

He could have one-upped the neighbors with this lawn ornament. A Westchester County naturalist was canoeing on Lake Kitchawan, near his home in Pound Ridge, last month when he spotted something of a fish out of water -- a real pink flamingo.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Orphaned Bear CubsTo Return To The Wild

Two bear cubs that were orphaned after their mother was shot by a Colorado Division of Wildlife officer in August are healthy and receiving care at a wildlife sanctuary on Colorado’s Western Slope, according to a press release from the Animal Law Center. The cubs are expected to return to the wild sometime in 2012.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

VIDEO: Bear Cub In Grocery Store Aisle

Overpriced asparagus, apple avalanches and creepy people in sweaty workout wear are all things you might expect to see in the produce aisle of your local grocery store, but a roly-poly black bear cub cavorting about in the cabbage? Wha?! As you can see in the video below, this little black bear cub is believed to have wandered away from his mama and found himself in the produce department of a local Ketchikan, Alaska grocery store.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jack the Cat From JFK Airport In Critical Condition

Jack the cat may be out of the customs room, but he isn't out of the woods. Two months after he first went missing at JFK International Airport on Aug. 25, American Airlines reported Tuesday that Jack had been found.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lucky Dog Survives Gas Chamber and Is Now Up for Adoption

Unnamed and unwanted, the young beagle mix was left anonymously in a drop box outside an Alabama pound. His life was supposed to end in a gas chamber. Instead, the young stray emerged frightened but unscathed, wagging his tail. Now, he's being hailed as a miracle dog, given the name Daniel after the biblical figure who survived the lion's den. And he has a fresh start in New Jersey, where a rescue group hopes to find him a good home.