Friday, September 30, 2011
A group of Venice Beach surfers came to the rescue of a baby great white shark that had washed ashore near the Venice Pier on Saturday morning. A fisherman had realized that a shark had hooked onto his line. He and several other fishermen ran down to the beach to pull the shark from the water.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
To most people meeting Frank ‘n Louie for the first time he looks like any ordinary cat. “They initially walk up with the look of ‘oh what a beautiful cat’ and then as he turns I see the look of horror come across their face.”
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A deformed puppy rescued from a garbage bag has finally learnt to walk. Little Harper was saved from a certain death when a woman in Sanford, Florida, saw a man selling pit-bull puppies outside a Save-A-Lot holding a squirming trash bag. When she asked him what was in the bag he at first refused to show her but he finally handed over the bag containing a puppy so deformed it couldn’t walk or hold up its head.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
My real name is Berry, Shadowberry, and I am now 10 human years old. Many dog years ago I played the part of Padfoot in a big film that was watched by many people all around the world (or so my Dad told me). I haven’t seen it personally but apparently I looked pretty mean in it sometimes.
Monday, September 26, 2011
In a victory for dogs and cats everywhere, pet stores in Toronto will no longer be able to sell dogs and cats, as the Toronto city council voted to crack down "puppy mills" that have been supplying the dogs and cats to these stores. The city council in Toronto voted this week to close a loophole that made it possible for the unlawful puppy mill breeders to sell the animals they raise through local pet stores. Good for Toronto! Now if we can only get cities in the United States to follow suit!
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Does it make sense to design homes to cater to the enjoyment of cat and dog pet owners? Several design firms are grabbing the pet-friendly home idea by the tail and running with it. The demand is there, at least in Japan, claims Fauna Plus DeSIGN and its director, Keiji Hirose, a firm known for designing a custom home for 16 cats. The heart of the home features a cat-climbing tree that serves as a spiral staircase leading up to a catwalk on the second floor of the unit.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
A bill under consideration in the St. Louis Board of Aldermen could make St. Louis one of the most restrictive cities in the nation when it comes to owning cats and dogs.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A Fort Smith man says he survived an early morning home invasion Monday thanks to his pet bird, Charlie. “He goes everywhere with me,” said Jack Dukes, pet owner. Dukes says the pet macaw saved his life.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Years of combing tropical mountain forests, shining flashlights under rocks and listening for croaks in the night have paid off for a team of Indian scientists which has discovered 12 new frog species plus three others thought to have been extinct.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Legislation in San Francisco designed to prevent birds from deadly accidents involving high-rise windows has passed a Board of Supervisors committee and will be presented to the full board.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
A calico cat named Willow, who disappeared from a home near the Rocky Mountains five years ago, was found Wednesday on a Manhattan street and will soon be returned to a family in which two of the three kids and one of the two dogs may remember her.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Last year, radioactive boars frustrated hunters in Germany. This year poisonous rhinoceroses are discouraging poachers in South Africa. Like the boars, the rhinos are not a product of nature, but a result of human actions. In this case though, the toxic treatment was intentional.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Shirley the orangutan is going cold turkey after Malaysian wildlife officials banned her from smoking cigarettes. Shirley was rescued by the authorities who thought she was living in unacceptable conditions at a state-run zoo last week.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Google seeks to meet its carbon neutrality goal the same way Tina Turner powered the Thunderdrome in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdrome. Pig excrement. Google recently invested in a system that turns methane from pig waste into energy.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Karen Pascoe left for Kennedy International Airport two weeks ago ready to make a fresh start. After 22 years in New York City, she was moving to San Jose, Calif., to take a job at a software design company. Naturally, her two cats, Jack and Barry, would be going with her.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Dolphins "talk" to each other, using the same process to make their high-pitched sounds as humans, according to a new analysis of results from a 1970s experiment. The findings mean dolphins don't actually whistle as has been long thought, but instead rely on vibrations of tissues in their nasal cavities that are analogous to our vocal cords.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
A drunken elk desperate for just one more mouthful of fermenting apples lost its balance in the attempt, leaving it stuck in an apple tree in western Sweden.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A farmworker who says he learned how to lasso 30 years ago while working on a cattle ranch in Mexico still knows his ropes. Jesus Villanueva was working Wednesday when he heard a disturbance along the Roza irrigation canal.
Monday, September 5, 2011
She was a 3-year-old golden-haired beauty when she got the call to respond to her first disaster. Now, stiffer, slower and a bit gray, 13-year-old Bretagne is one of just a handful of World Trade Center rescue dogs still alive.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
One of Africa's "most elusive" animals has been recorded by scientists, and shared in what may be the only publicly released video, according to CNN.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Orangutans are now embracing the wonderment of the Apple iPad at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The idea to involve primates in touch-screen technology originally started out as an April Fool's Day joke, Milwuakee Zoo's iPad Enrichment Coordinator Scott Engel explained to MSNBC.http://tinyurl.com/3gd23ug