Friday, March 29, 2013

Canine Art Guild Mugshot Collection

"Mug Shots" conjures up images of criminals being processed into the justice system but when it comes to interpreting canines, what do you see? Lets see what our artists have come up with! With just over 60 images in this show, creative interpretations abound! Enjoy the show and vote for your favorite (one vote only please). Works are for sale as indicated. Please contact the artist directly via the supplied links.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and each year, the ASPCA urges supporters across the country to support our efforts and Go Orange for Animals in honor of the signing of the ASPCA's charter in 1866. Throughout the month, we’ll be encouraging our members to show their support by donning our signature color and going orange for animals. Please join us for this month-long celebration of our victories in the fight against animal cruelty.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Humane Society Pet Tips for Easter

This spring, as people prepare to celebrate Easter or go on spring vacation, The Humane Society of the United States offers some tips to keep pets safe and happy.  Baby chicks and rabbits are not Easter gifts: Bringing a new pet into your home is a serious commitment that should only be made if your family is prepared to provide lifelong care for the animal.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dognition Sells IQ Tests To Measure The Genius Of Your Hound

First there were doggy daycares and DNA testing kits. Now you can test your pup's intelligence. A North Carolina-based company recently launched an IQ test for dogs called Dognition. For $60 per pooch, customers get access to a long, online questionnaire and a series of exercises to complete with Fido to measure his cognitive abilities, like how well he comprehends gestures or learns new words. After completing the interactive tests, which take around 80 minutes start to finish, the results classify Fido into one of eight kinds of intelligence. 

Animal Mugshot Makes a Difference

In Tulsa, OK, dogs in area shelters are mugging for the camera. Thanks to Sherry Stinson, professional photographer, more dogs are finding homes by just being who they are – dogs with personalities all their own.  “God gave me a talent to take pictures, and dogs and cats are near and dear to my heart so I want to help get them out of the shelters,” Sherry said. Sherry has photographed more than 30,000 animals who need homes and she has really made a difference.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Extinct Animals Could Come Back

Until recently, the arrow of natural selection seemed to go only one way. A species could form, then it could flourish, then it could go extinct. And once it was extinct, it could not come back.  Now, though, some scientists say they see a new path.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Iowa Scientist To Obama: Save The Elephant

The majestic African elephant — a creature that mesmerizes people young and old — is disappearing at an alarming rate. A new study of forest elephants found that more than half of them have died over the past decade, with their numbers down by 62 percent between 2002 and 2011. The study by the Wildlife Conservation Society comes as governments and conservationists are meeting in Thailand to discuss changes in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

ZooBorns Round-up: Tiger Cubs, Otter Pups & Dik-Diks!

ZooBorns showcases baby animals born at accredited zoos and aquariums as ambassadors for their species in the wild, raising awareness and support for conservation while they entertain. Spring is in the air in Cheshire (UK), Tokyo, and Sacramento, where zoos debuted adorable babies over the past week.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Cats vs. Your Stuff

From the endless amount of cat content on the Internet, it’s clear that cats are adorable, sly, and sassy. These cats are all of those things, with an emphasis on the sass. These 27 cats have taken your stuff for ransom and they are not giving it up.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Winner Of Top Dog Competition Heads To Broadway

The Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is heading to Broadway. Not to see a show — to be in one. The Roundabout Theatre Company said Banana Joe, the 5-year-old affenpinscher who emerged triumphant Tuesday at America's premier dog competition, will appear for one night only in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" on Wednesday. The dog will replace Macaco, the 5-year old Maltese-Yorkie mix that is the real-life pet of actress Stephanie J. Block.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Kissing Octopus Unveiled For The First Time At The California Academy Of Sciences

Scientists are unveiling a rare octopus that has never been on public display before. And unlike other octopuses, where females have a nasty habit of eating their partners during sex, Larger Pacific Striped Octopuses mate by pressing their beaks and suckers against each other in an intimate embrace. The beautiful creature can also morph from dark red to black-and-white stripes and spots and can shape-shift from flat to expanded.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Video: Ducks Walk Through D.C. With A Four-Person Escort

Around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Harald Olsen, a Korean translator looking for work -- "casualty of the sequester," he says -- thought he was about to go home after having lunch with a friend. Instead, he and three other people helped escort a family of ten ducks a mile through downtown D.C.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ohio Zoo Workers Play 'Mom' To Abandoned Baby Gorilla

Some zoo workers in Cincinnati are going ape over a baby gorilla. They are wearing all-black outfits, grunting affectionately, and generally imitating mother gorillas to help the month-old baby adjust to a new home and get ready for a surrogate mother. Later, they will don hairy vests and carry baby Gladys on their backs, put on kneepads and gloves to move around like a gorilla, and they might knuckle-walk and climb a tree with baby on board.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Video: Polar Bear Cub At Buffalo Zoo Introduced To The Public

Here's to a super-cuddly start to the long-awaited weekend. On Friday, an adorable polar bear cub made her public debut at the Buffalo Zoo, tickling onlookers with her unbearably cute antics.