Friday, June 28, 2013

Video: Chimp, Chimp, Hooray!

The National Institutes of Health announced plans to retire more than 90 percent of government-owned chimpanzees to sanctuary and significantly decrease chimp research grants. This is amazing news for chimps in laboratories, and sanctuary has already come for some.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Foods That Can Be Poisonous to Pets

Some foods that are considered good for people can be very dangerous for pets. The list below highlights some of the most common foods that can be dangerous to animals.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Video: Dog Mourning the Loss of a Friend

There's been a lot of evidence lately of animals in mourning. It could be due to the loss of a fellow pet or owner, but whatever the case more and more people are realizing that dogs can possess human emotions. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

7 of the Biggest Celebrity Pets Around

These furry pets have the world in their paws. From movie deals to brand sponsorships and book deals, these animals are taking center stage and represent a new world of pet stardom.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Biggest Worries of Pet Owners Who Travel

Pet lovers always have always carried the burden of concern for their animal friends – especially when traveling. A new study from, an online home pet boarding service, reveals just how heavy that burden can be: 75% of pet owners don’t trust airlines to safely care for pets in cargo; 73% feel guilty about leaving their pets at a kennel; and 15% admit to smuggling a pet onto a plane or into a hotel room.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dogs And Cats Better For Relationships Than Social Media

Who needs a Facebook friend when you can have furry friend at your side? According to a new study, almost half of America's pet owners think their four-pawed friends are better for their social life than a social networking account.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cat Stands for Election in Mexican City

It started as a joke between friends, but Morris the cat's bid to become mayor of the Mexican city of Jalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz, has now turned into a social media phenomenon with a serious message about political disenchantment.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Video: Fox Cub Seeks a Helping Hand

A wild animal’s natural instinct is to steer clear of humans. But when a fox cub somehow got its head hopelessly stuck inside a glass jar recently in a Russian forest, there seemed no recourse but to seek a helping pair of human hands.

Monday, June 17, 2013

In Just One Day

Twelve years ago on June 11, 2001, the No Kill sheltering movement went from the theoretical to the real. As I drove into the parking lot for the first time as the head of the open admission animal control shelter in Tompkins County, New York, an agency which took in all animals for the 10 towns and cities that made up the County, I was met at the front door by a truck driver with five kittens he didn't want. Spaying his cat had not been a priority. And to him, the kittens were no longer "his problem."

Friday, June 14, 2013

Traveling With Pets Overseas

You'll be relieved to hear that transporting your sled dog team to Europe just got a little easier.  Previously, according to EU regulations, no one could take more than five animals across the borders of EU member countries. Now, if you can prove you are headed to a competition, exhibition, or recreational/sporting event, you can be exempt from the five-max law.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

8 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Pet

A number of human foods are dangerous to pets. Many of these foods may seem tasty to them but can prove deadly if eaten. We know it can be tempting to offer your favorite four-legged friends food from the table, but pets should not be given human food unless recommended by your veterinarian.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Don’t Forsake the Gray Wolf

It has been celebrated as one of the great victories of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. After several decades of federal protection, gray wolves — once nearly wiped out in the continental United States — have reached a population of roughly 6,100 across three Great Lakes states and seven Western states.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Elephant Poaching Brings Upsurge In Orphaned Animals

An elephant orphanage in Kenya is seeing an upsurge in orphaned elephants brought there because of the poaching crisis occurring across Africa, the founder said Wednesday.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Doctor, Guide Rescue Baby Moose

A Pennsylvania doctor on a guided fishing trip in southwestern Montana went home with an amazing tale of hauling in a 25-pound lunker — a baby moose she helped rescue from a rushing river.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Video: Wild Bear Gets On-Camera Closeup

When the Rogers family of Poudre Canyon, Colo., got a camera for Christmas to record the wildlife outside their home in the Rocky Mountains, they likely had no idea that one wild animal in particular would be such a camera hog.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Animals and Humans: A False Divide?

We don't just share our lives with animals; we are animals -- a reality that we often choose to forget in modern Western culture. Research published in the June special issue of SAGE journal, Social Science Information (SSI), delves deeper into our relationship with other creatures, critically examining our own animal nature, and looking at how animals profoundly influence our culture -- perhaps more so than we had initially thought.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

High-Flying Dogs Make Big Splash

The champ didn’t feel much like talking.  It might have been because it was 100 degrees outside; it might have been because he would be going out to defend his title in a little while. When I asked the champ a couple of routine questions, he did not respond. I did notice a bit of spittle forming on the corners of his mouth.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

10 Ways to Help Kitties on National Hug Your Cat Day

That’s right, there’s a holiday set aside specifically for hugging your cat, although you can do it any time. And the authorities can’t seem to agree on whether it’s celebrated on May  30 or June 4, so you might just have to celebrate twice. Why not take some time this national cat day to help your cat — and others?