Monday, September 30, 2013
Click play, grab your tissues, and feel your heart grow three sizes today.
Friday, September 27, 2013
A puppy, once housed at the City of San Antonio, Texas Animal Care Services facility, was featured in this column over a year ago. His photo quickly broke hearts...his head was low to the ground, his back hunched over and his entire demeanor reflected pure and utter terror.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Customers braving the rush at Paris's newest cafe to order their coffees and croissants, are now able to enjoy them in the company of a dozen resident cats. The "Cafe des Chats" in the heart of the capital's chic Marais district is home to a dozen felines who weave in between the tables or curl up on armchairs as diners tuck in.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Deirdre Mead and Jonathan Itskov were celebrating a birthday at Six Flags Adventure Land in New Jersey when photobombing expert Conan the gutsy giraffe decided to steal the couple’s limelight.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The lives of orcas and elephants are remarkably similar, unhappily so in those areas where they interface with humans. Both have been hunted and captured, both are forced to perform tricks and live in unsuitable enclosures.
Monday, September 23, 2013
After several years tracking orangutans in the Sumatran swamplands, researchers made some surprising discoveries, they report in the journal PLoS One: males make travel plans up to 24 hours in advance and share them with nearby orangutans by emitting long, loud calls that can be heard more than a half-mile away.
Friday, September 20, 2013
As you can see in the video above, Apple’s new fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5s isn’t restricted to human users. After commandeering a cat, I tested a colleague’s hypothesis that you could register the identifying skin segments of your favorite furry friends for Touch ID, too.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
A new comic book mini-series hit the shelves recently with an important message for readers of all ages:Liberator Comics. It is a bold new voice speaking out against animal mistreatment and abuse.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Every year, billions of intelligent, gentle animals are raised and killed just so they can be eaten. Crazy, isn’t it? Cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys and other animals in the farmed-animal industry are deprived of all that is natural and important to them. They live in horrible, extremely crowded conditions and suffer terribly before they reach someone’s dinner table.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
A South Carolina couple is crediting their erstwhile family dog with helping them discover their babysitter was secretly abusing their seven-month-old son when they weren’t home.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Why do we find some animals cute and not others? And why do the cute ones get all the attention when it comes to conservation? Thanks to the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, that may be about to change
Friday, September 13, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Over the years Jennifer Conrad has come to see her fight as one against greed and stupidity, a nasty pocket of the stuff festering deep in the heart of her own profession. When her crusade began, though, Conrad wasn't thinking that way. She was focused on one patient, Drifter, a three-year-old, 550-pound tiger who was in agony and pissed off about it.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
A house cat in Alaska learned the hard way not to chase mosquitoes after following one out a window and falling 11 stories. The 2-year-old cat, named Wasabi, survived but suffered a fractured leg and broken bones.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Holy smokes, Batman — you rescued a kitty from a burning building! Two men in superhero costumes beat firefighters to the scene of a house fire in West Virginia and rescued a cat trapped inside.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Nearly 35 years ago, Leo Grillo thought he could get people to stop dumping dogs and cats in the forests and deserts of Southern California. He discovered quickly that wasn't going to happen. There seems to be no end to the number of animals he finds discarded on the side of the road.http://tinyurl.com/q7c8jsk
Friday, September 6, 2013
For those of us who consider pets members of the family, leaving them behind when we travel often isn't an option, especially if they're a certified companion or therapy animal. Sometimes, however, we just want to bring our furry friends along.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
A rare animal close encounter was captured on tape in the rural area of the northwest Victoria Highlands in Canada. Two pet dogs named Kovu and Teaka were seen barking at a young hissing cougar in an apparent attempt to drive the wild animal away from the house.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Dogs at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London are trying out a new adoption technique: taking selfies!
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Hide your girlfriend! Hide your down comforter! There's a furry and bizarre bed intruder on the loose. According to The Mirror, a half-asleep man rolled over in bed expecting to find his girlfriend, but discovered a fox instead.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Tonight marks the premiere of Super Buddies, the latest and greatest chapter of Disney Channel’s series featuring the descendants of Air Bud, that canine wonder that was introduced to the world in 1997, defying physics, biology, and professional human athletes to dunk basketballs and score touchdowns.