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  • Cooper the CASA Dog [Golden retriever passes away, Lea County, NM]

    01/23/2017 2:22:24 PM PST · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    Facebook ^ | Facebook Page
    Cooper, CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocates] of Lea County’s much loved Canine Companion, passed away on December 6, 2016 at the age of 9 years after falling ill during the past Thanksgiving holiday. Cooper was “purpose bred” for service work in northern New Mexico and professionally trained by Assistance Dogs of the West in Santa Fe. There, his amazing intuition to human nature was nurtured and he learned the many commands and behaviors that would allow him to excel in his work. He began his work serving Lea County in January 2010. Cooper faithfully served the children of Lea County...
  • Rescued Rottweiler found mutilated with nose, ears cut off

    01/23/2017 12:18:37 PM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 51 replies
    FOX 2 ^ | January 18, 2017 | Taryn Asher
    (WJBK) - A sickening case of animal cruelty on Detroit's west side as a dog is mutilated and abandoned. The pictures are so shocking, one might wonder how a human could be so inhumane. We want to warn you - the video and pictures may be hard to view - but it's nothing compared to what this poor dog endured...........
  • Maverick, Golden Retriever Who Won Hearts While Battling Cancer, Dies

    01/23/2017 10:51:44 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    WBDO ^ | Monday, Jan. 23, 2017
    A 9-year-old golden retriever who won thousands of hearts with his sweet wagon rides throughout his Florida community as he battled cancer, has died, his owners announced Sunday. Maverick died peacefully in his sleep Saturday night, owners Joey and Allison Maxwell, announced on his Facebook page, Everybody Loves Maverick. “He gave no signs of being ill, and didn’t suffer at all. He simply went to sleep after dinner,” Joey Maxwell, of DeLand, wrote on the page. “Allison and I are absolutely heartbroken, yet we are at peace knowing that Maverick is now at rest.” Maverick began making national headlines in...
  • Stunning fossil discovery: Giant otter was size of wolf

    01/23/2017 10:03:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2017 | Staff
    Millions of years ago, a wolf-sized otter swam around ancient swampy China, scientists have discovered. The huge otter would have weighed about 110 pounds, and lived about 6.24 million years ago, according to a new report. The fossilized remains of this now-extinct ancient otter— one of the largest otters known— were discovered in a mine in China’s Yunnan Province, and part of what makes it remarkable is that the find included a nearly-complete cranium.
  • Extreme PMS? Scientists say the symptoms may be caused by a parasite carried by your CAT

    01/23/2017 6:53:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 23, 2017 | Pat Hagan
    For some women, that time of the month can be so bad it triggers a complete emotional meltdown. But those who suffer severe forms of premenstrual syndrome may be suffering from more than raging hormones – their symptoms could be caused by a parasite carried by cats, research suggests. Scientists found women with extreme symptoms such as depression and anger are more likely than others to have the parasite in their bloodstream.
  • Deimos and Misty - Victory or Meh [cat video]

    01/22/2017 11:02:29 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 1/22/17 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    "I shall vanquish you...unless, you know, I think of something better to do."
  • Adorable little girl meets her kitten.....

    01/22/2017 4:41:26 AM PST · by Doogle · 23 replies
    YT ^ | 01/17/2017 | Yt
    Little girl meets her kitten...
  • A Group of Women Quit Their Jobs to Be Mermaids

    01/19/2017 6:50:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2017
    A group of women have quit their jobs to become permanent mermaids. A community of people in Seattle, Washington, have decided to switch their life on land to live like the sea beings under water permanently, despite being "laughed" at for their lifelong ambition as a child. Caitlin Nielsen - who was a biology graduate - has put her plan into action as she has set up a workshop where she handcrafts silicone tails, which she feels "awkward" when she isn't wearing the attachment. Speaking to The Mirror Online, the 32-year-old said: "When I was in kindergarten and the teacher...
  • Disturbing "A Dog's Purpose" on-set footage shows animal cruelty

    01/19/2017 2:56:30 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 18, 2017 | CBS News
    “A Dog’s Purpose” -- the upcoming major motion picture based on the best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron -- is set to open later this month, but new footage obtained by TMZ may give animal lovers pause about going to see it. The exclusive video shows an animal trainer forcing a terrified German shepherd dog into a pool of raging water, while the animal tries desperately to escape. It’s a chilling behind-the-scenes look at the filmmakers’ attempt to recreate a scene from the book, in which a police K-9 named Ellie rescues someone from a rushing river.
  • Finch Frozen to Fence Rescue

    01/18/2017 2:49:55 PM PST · by navysealdad · 22 replies
    While feeding my horses on New Year's morning I noticed a solitary finch perched upon the steel fence near the water tank. The tank is heated to keep it from freezing. It is not uncommon for birds to drink from the heated tank. Apparently this unfortunate bird had gotten its feet wet and, while making its exit, had become frozen to the fence in the prevailing near zero Idaho temperatures.
  • Addicts hurting pets to get pain reliever commonly given to animals, vets say

    01/18/2017 9:30:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    news10 ^ | January 17, 2017 | Carmen Chau
    SLINGERLANDS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Reports claim addicts have begun hurting their pets to get ahold of a pain killer given to pets with arthritis. Veterinarians at The Animal Hospital in Slingerlands said they don’t carry the drug Tramadol in-house because they’re worried addicts will use it for themselves instead of their pets. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration declared Tramadol a controlled substance three years ago. Since then, the commonly used pain medication for pets with arthritis became available only as a prescription at pharmacies. “There’s unfortunately always the risk of abuse with any of these medications, and it’s a sad...
  • Colo, the oldest gorilla in captivity, dies aged 60

    01/17/2017 6:20:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/17/17 | Staff
    The oldest known gorilla to be born in captivity, a female named Colo, has died in the US aged 60. Colo passed away in her sleep overnight at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio, less than a month after celebrating her birthday. She was born at the zoo in December 1956 and is believed to be the first gorilla ever born in captivity. Colo, a Western lowland gorilla, lived for more than 20 years longer than the average captive gorilla. Despite recently having a malignant tumour removed, zookeepers said that she had been recovering well and the cause of...
  • Parisians told not to fear roaming wolves as 'they only eat four-legged animals

    01/17/2017 5:22:44 PM PST · by Gamecock · 32 replies
    Mirror ^ | 1/17/2017 | Stephen Jones
    Parisians are frightened that the endangered beasts are now within howling distance of the capital and can't be stopped. French people have been told not to fear wolves roaming Paris streets - as "they only eat four-legged animals". Parisians are frightened that the endangered beasts - which have fought back from near extinction in the 1930s - are now within howling distance of the capital. Indeed the discovery of paw prints, messy droppings and late-night howls from wolves - a distant relative of the domestic pet dog - are reported to be a now frequent occurrence in the city's suburbs.
  • Video of massive Florida 'dinosaur' gator creates buzz

    01/17/2017 6:06:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | January 16, 2017 | Staff
    And you thought dinosaurs were extinct. Video of a massive alligator spotted in Lakeland was posted to Facebook on Sunday, raising the eyebrows of many.
  • Wounded Warriors Take Aim at Feral Hogs

    01/15/2017 1:24:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jan 14, 2017
    Feral hogs can be a big problem for property owners in north Texas. On Saturday, a unique group of hunters helped keep the wild pig population at bay. Texas Game Wardens organized a feral hog hunt for eight wounded warriors, including Air Force Veteran Chris Walff. The hunt is adventure Walff said he never imagined he would be on. "Exhilarating, that's the one word I’m going to go with. It’s exhilarating to be out," Walff said. Walff is in a wheelchair, paralyzed for medical reasons after returning home from Afghanistan. "So for 2.5 years, I laid in a hospital bed...
  • King Arthur's legend will be revisited for Wales' 2017 Year of Legends

    01/15/2017 1:18:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    According to the ancient tale, King Arthur still sleeps in a cave in the hills across the Shropshire border in Mid Wales.The legend says he is waiting for the call to rescue the nation when it is in danger. The King Arthur story resonates with visitors – and now it will be used to attract more tourists. King Arthur’s legend will be revisited as part of Wales’ 2017 Year of Legends. It is hoped the tale will benefit the region in the same way it attracts crowds to attractions like Tintagel in Cornwall and Glastonbury in Somerset. In Mid Wales,...
  • Newly Discovered Ruby Sea Dragon Seen Alive in Wild for 1st Time

    01/15/2017 12:59:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Beautiful, elusive species first identified in 2015, often misclassified as common sea dragon By Nicole Mortillaro, CBC News Posted: Jan 13, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017 2:33 PM ET Australian researchers have observed two specimens of a rare sea dragon that's never before been seen alive. Sea dragons aren't very common, found in the waters off the coast of southern Australia. For some time, only two types were known: the leafy sea dragon and the common sea dragon (sometimes also called the weedy sea dragon). Then, in 2015, PhD student Josefin Stiller discovered that four samples...
  • APNewsBreak: Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

    01/14/2017 7:44:36 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 121 replies
    AP ^ | 14 Jan 2017 | AP
    Posting limits due to source.
  • Dozens of Dogs Rescued From Illegal Meat Trade in Thailand

    01/14/2017 3:55:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Jaspreet Kaur and Omari Fleming
    Dozens of dogs greeted visitors at a local brewery Friday after they were rescued from an illegal meat trade in Thailand. The event, called Suds for Soi Dogs was held at Mission Brewery featuring 17 of 30 dogs recently rescued and brought to the United States. It was a fundraiser to raise money by El Cajon-based The Barking Lot and the Soi Dog Foundation to help care for the dogs and rescue others. Another 1,200 dogs are still at a shelter in Thailand. It costs $250 to bring each dog to the U.S., which doesn't include the cost associated with...
  • Dog-Napped Doberman Missing for Over a Year Is Reunited With 'Ecstatic' Family

    01/14/2017 11:46:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Meath Chronicle ^ | Thursday, 12th January, 2017 | Gavan Becton
    An ecstatic Meath family have been reunited with their dog - one year after it was stolen from their back garden. Ace was handed into a vet on the Commons Road in very poor condition. The Doberman was emaciated and carrying an infection and after some emergency care was in a position to be reunited with owners the Walsh family from Kells. Ace was identified because he had been Microchipped at only a few weeks old. However he was taken from the family's back garden on 16th December 2015. "We had a tearful reunion and we are looking forward to...
  • Funniest commercial ever, from VW!!!!

    01/14/2017 11:06:22 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 30 replies
    vw commercial ^ | 1/14/2017 | self d/0Byng4ND1o- JLdWRoNUxFYy1nYkk/view?usp= drive_web
  • Snake Stuffed Down Thief's Pants Returned to Oregon Pet Store

    01/13/2017 9:27:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    The owner of an Oregon pet store said a stolen python was returned five days after a security camera recorded a man shoving the snake into his pants. Richard Bjugan, owner of A to Z Pets in Portland, said the man walked into the store with a woman Friday and a security camera recorded him taking a $200 python out of a tank about 2 p.m. and shoving it into his pants before leaving the store. ADVERTISING Bjugan said another man returned the snake to the store Wednesday, saying he had purchased the 2-foot long snake from another man, but...
  • Animal-Lover Georgina Bloomberg Under Fire for Dating Avid Hunter

    01/12/2017 7:11:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The animal lovers of New York society are in an uproar over the hot-and-heavy romance between Michael Bloomberg’s daughter, Georgina, and a trophy-game hunter. In November, animal-rights organization the Humane Society gave the Bloomberg scion its Compassion in Action Award for “her tireless work to protect all animals.” Little did the org know that her date for the gala at Cipriani was oil company COO Carlos Arruza Jr. — who can often be seen on social media posing cheerfully with the gory carcasses of deer, wild boars and wild turkeys that he has gunned down.
  • 2 pit bulls shot and killed after breaking free at Kaufman County park

    01/12/2017 6:15:57 PM PST · by PAR35 · 31 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 1/10/17 | Liz Farmer, Breaking News producer
    Two pit bulls were fatally shot Sunday after breaking free from the person who was walking them at a park in Kaufman County. ... The dogs approached a man, who said he felt that his two children and small dog were being threatened ...

    01/12/2017 5:43:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 1/11
    It is a dream come true for a young girl in Farmingdale, New York. Thanks to social media and her hard work, she's raised enough money to buy a diabetic alert dog. Eight-year-old Emma Brussels has type 1 diabetes. She wears two high tech devices but they're not perfect. For Christmas, the 3rd grader wished for a diabetic alert dog, but the highly trained canine came with a $15,000 price tag, and was not under the tree. The adorable artist is not a quitter. She turned her passion for painting into a dream come true. Emma started selling her precious...
  • New Orleans woman shoots trophy Mississippi buck<picture>

    01/12/2017 5:01:23 PM PST · by BBell · 20 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/12/17 | Todd Masson, | The Times-Picayune
    Conditions couldn't have been better Saturday for deer hunting, with frigid air keeping Friday's sleet and snow in a frozen state on the ground in Jefferson County, Miss. A New Orleans woman says all that ice is partly responsible for her killing the biggest deer of her life. Marni Demelo, 29, told she heard the deer moving through the woods adjacent to a food plot she was hunting, and had time to prepare herself for what she hoped would be a shot at a big buck.-snip-Demelo knew the buck was one she would be proud of, but didn't realize...
  • [Story] of a man who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska, and his trophy bear.

    01/12/2017 3:20:37 AM PST · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    FB ^ | Jan 3, 2017 | Joseph E. Botts
    These pictures are of a man who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska, and his trophy bear. He was deer hunting last week when the large grizzly charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him. The big bear was still alive so the hunter reloaded and shot it several times in the head. The bear was just over one thousand six hundred pounds. It stood 12' 6' high at the shoulder, 14' to the top of his head. It is...
  • Surfing Dog Shark Scare?

    01/11/2017 4:24:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A weekend shark sighting temporarily closed the ocean off of a stretch of Huntington Beach, and a surfing dog may have had a close encounter with a shark. During a photo shoot with Sugar the Surfing Dog in Huntington Beach, an image was taken that shows what appears to be a 9 to 10-foot-long shark in the wave next to her. Source: Follow us: @NBCLA on Twitter | NBCLA on Facebook
  • Bald Eagle Euthanized After Being Shot in Chambers BCounty

    01/11/2017 3:24:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Ckick2Houston ^ | January 10, 2017 | Erica Young
    If you spend any time in Anahuac, you’re bound to see tons of birds. “We have birders come in from all over the world,” Sheriff Brian Hawthorne, of Chambers County, said. You might even spot an eagle’s nest, which is a good sign. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, eagles have bounced back from a DDT scare. In the 1970s, eagles were endangered, and it wasn’t until 2007 that they were taken off that list. “They’re making a great comeback in our area. To see something like this, something injured that severely, it was extremely sad,” Sharon Schmalz,...
  • Welcome to my parlour, said the spider to the SNAKE! Reptile is no match for a venomous [tr]

    01/11/2017 6:46:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 11, 2017 | Rachel Buford
    Snakes often spark fear in humans because of their venom and speed, but one found itself completely helpless when it stumbled into the home of a deadly spider. Carmel Munro, from Vinifera, Australia, walked into her garden shed to find a female redback spider battling a snake that it had caught in its web. Despite tossing and turning the large snake cannot shake itself free as the spider approaches to inject its venom.
  • Horrifying footage shows a huge wasp dragging a paralysed huntsman spider around a kitchen floor

    01/10/2017 9:04:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Ted Thornhill
    Most living creatures make themselves scarce upon seeing a huntsman spider. But not the spider wasp. It kills them and uses them as a giant meal for its larvae – and one of the insects has been caught on camera dragging one of the arachnids around a kitchen.
  • Raised for meat in South Korea, dogs head for new homes in U.S.

    01/10/2017 7:19:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 10, 2017 | Nataly Pak
    You're OK, you're OK," Lola Webber, a campaign manager with the Humane Society International (HSI), whispers to a lab-mix puppy, cradling her in a jacket as dozens of dogs bark in nearby cages. The puppy is moved from a rusty cage on a dog-meat farm in South Korea to a plastic crate, given the name Demi, and placed in a truck where she begins the long journey to a shelter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to be put up for adoption.
  • VIDEO: On Big Cypress bike ride, I watched a python wrestle an alligator

    01/09/2017 3:22:16 PM PST · by BBell · 36 replies ^ | 1/3/17 | Joe Capozzi
    OCHOPEE, Fla. You hear a big splash in Big Cypress, chances are it’s an alligator diving into the swamp, most likely after being startled from a roadside sunbath by an approaching human.But this was one big splash followed by another big splash. And another and another. I stopped my bicycle to see what all the ruckus was about.Right there, just off the edge of Loop Road, no more than 15 feet away, an alligator was rising tail first and belly up over the surface of the water and then plunging back down. It was clear it was moving against its...
  • Candy maker Mars is buying L.A.-based animal hospital chain for $7.7 billion

    01/09/2017 2:41:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies ^ | James F. Peltz
    The deal calls for Mars to pay $93 for each of VCA’s shares and to assume VCA’s $1.4 billion in debt. VCA’s stock — whose ticker symbol is WOOF — soared $20.02, or 28%, to close at $90.79 a share in trading Monday. “VCA is a leader across pet healthcare and the opportunity we see together — for pets, pet owners, veterinarians and other pet care providers — is tremendous,” Mars Chief Executive Grant Reid said in a statement. The deal was approved by both companies’ directors, but remains subject to approval by VCA’s stockholders. It is expected to be...
  • Long-distance birdie call: Sex-crazed pipers travel for tail

    01/09/2017 12:21:36 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9 Jan 2017 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — You fly more than 100 miles for love. You get rejected. You fly another 100 miles. Another rejection. And another... "Copulations are incredibly rare," Kempenaers said. "The males need to try and try and keep at it."... adding that it "will make me think differently about every pectoral sandpiper I see during the summer."
  • Candy-Stealing Squirrels... (Hold Muh Squirrel Thieves Alert)

    01/09/2017 9:41:27 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 01/07/2017 | James Dator
    Same store. Same candy bar position. Different candy. Different squirrel. CBC News spoke with the shopkeeper to determine what was going on and the result is shocking. The owner later learned the thefts — at least six so far — could be the work of an entire ring of furry thieves, or at least two critters. "A black one (or more) and a light brown/grey one (or more)," the owner wrote. It’s too late. The thieving squirrels will soon be in your town, robbing your stores and keeping small business owners living in fear. Hide your candy and say your...
  • Kansas family’s pet deer shot by game warden

    01/07/2017 8:34:29 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 59 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | January 4, 2017 | Michael Pearce
    On Dec. 19, 2016, Kansas game wardens came to the home of Mark and Kim Mcgaughey regarding a deer they said the family kept illegally as a pet. The mule deer doe, which the family had named Faline and which they had had for about 22 months, was eventually shot and killed by game wardens a few minutes later on the property. (Video courtesy of Taryn Mcgaughey) A western Kansas family is angry that game wardens killed a deer that had been their pet for 22 months and “was like one of the family.” Kim Mcgaughey said the deer...
  • Captured On Video: 6-Year-Old Girl Rescues Stray Dog Others Spent Months Trying To Catch

    01/07/2017 12:04:27 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/4 | Garvin Thomas
    After two months on the run and countless attempts by adults to capture her, it took the charms of a 6-year-old dog whisperer named Meghan Topping to finally bring "Daisy" in from the cold. "I used all my experience with dogs" said the Morgan Hill girl. The tale of "Daisy" began in late October when the shepherd-mix, rescued from a Northern California animal shelter, was adopted by a "forever" family in Hollister. She escaped their back yard just two days later. For close to two months, members of the Hollister Animal Lost and Found Facebook group chronicled "Daisy" sightings all...
  • Ann Arbor Reveals Plan To Sterilize, Kill Up To 100 Deer On Public Lands

    01/06/2017 8:38:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | January 6, 2017
    Ann Arbor has revealed its plan to control the deer population, which includes sterilization efforts followed by lethally removing up to 100 deer on public lands. The city says its deer management program has three components: sterilization, sharpshooting and community education. The sterilization step is set to take place from Jan. 22 through Jan. 29, every day from 3 p.m. to 5 a.m in two designated areas where sharpshooting of deer cannot occur (Wards 1 and 2 on map). The process will be performed by a city contractor, White Buffalo, which will locate female deer and dart them with tranquilizer...
  • Study: Chickens Might Be as Smart as Dolphins

    01/06/2017 7:18:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    Often dismissed as bird-brains, chickens are showing they’ve got some smartsAs we get ready to launch ourselves into the Year of the Rooster, here’s news that could give you new respect for the humble chicken. Researchers have determined that chickens are smarter than we think, have a good measure of self-control, and might even have Machiavellian tendencies. A study published this week in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Animal Cognition, revealed that those bird-brained chickens are actually pretty smart, as most backyard chicken farmers have long maintained. Neuroscientist Lori Marino authored the paper, which compiled the conclusions of several studies showing...
  • Startled five-month-old elephant takes a tentative dip in the Pool (BEST. PHOTO.EVER.) Tr. Ed.

    01/06/2017 3:08:38 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 1-6-2017 | Hannah Othman
    This baby elephant did not take naturally to the water when she went for a dip in a Thai swimming pool. The calf took a tentative splash in a pool at a veterinary clinic on Thursday as part of a lengthy rehabilitation process to heal her injured foot. Baby Fah Jam was three months old when her front left leg was caught in a trap set by villagers in Chanthaburi province, 155 miles southeast of the capital, Bangkok. Veterinarian Padet Siridumrong said Fah Jam, who is now fiv
  • Squirrels Stealing Chocolate Bars Driving Toronto Store Owner Nuts

    01/05/2017 8:34:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
    Video shows one rodent waiting for coast to be all clear before pouncing on candy and scurrying away. A group of squirrels is driving the owners of one Toronto convenience store nuts, after the rodents have been caught on video stealing chocolate bars from their east-end shop. “I always see them sneaking outside the door, looking in my store, and even right at me!” said Paul Kim, owner of Luke’s Grocery near Gerrard St. E. and Logan Ave. “They come in and take Crunchies, Crispy Crunch, Wonderbar . . . ” And those who are really bold “try to take...
  • Video Shows Rabid Bobcat Attacking Florida Wildlife Officer

    01/05/2017 3:38:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A frightening encounter between a rabid bobcat and Florida Wildlife Officers was captured on camera. Last week, the bobcat got into a North Port home from through an open front door and would not leave. FWC was called to the scene. Officers used a catchpole to try to get the animal out of the family's back porch, but it became aggressive and scratched one of the officers. The feline was eventually removed and later euthanized. Officials said the bobcat tested positive for rabies. Another bobcat attack took place nearby the home the same week. A rabies alert is in effect...
  • Massive Recall Of Cat Food Underway

    01/05/2017 6:53:32 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    IBT via Yahoo ^ | 1/14/17 | Bruce Wright
    Multiple cat food companies have voluntarily recalled dozens of their products over concerns the pets could get sick from eating them. Certain cans of cat fold from 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty did not have the proper amount of thiamine, which is also known as Vitamin B1, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which announced the recall Tuesday. The products affected were all distributed for retail between Dec. 20 and Tuesday. A full list of the canned cat food recalled follows below:
  • This Puppy Has Racked up $155,000 in Vet Bills

    01/04/2017 10:13:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 1, 2017 | Melkorka Licea
    This French bulldog might be the most loved dog in New York — and his owners have $155,000 in vet receipts to prove it. After Williamsburg couple Kate and Ben Stern adopted the caramel-coated pup named Jones in 2013, he immediately became more progeny than pet. “We were instantly obsessed. My parents even referred to him as their grandson,” Kate said.
  • ‘Small’ anaconda pulled out of toilet in Virginia apartment

    01/04/2017 7:39:10 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 59 replies
    cbs6 ^ | 1/3/17 | VERNON FREEMAN JR
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Animal Control Officers in Arlington received a big surprise last week while responding to a snake call inside an apartment bathroom – Anaconda big! Arlington County Animal Control said they received a call for a snake inside an apartment toilet, something that isn’t that unusual. However, this wasn’t just any snake, it was a juvenile yellow anaconda that was nearly 5 feet long. On a yellow anaconda scale, that is actually quite small. Fully grown yellow anacondas can be up to 13 feet long and over 100 pounds. Officials say Officer Brenys White was able to safely...
  • UC Davis Veterinarians Help Paralyzed Cat Walk Again

    01/04/2017 12:35:31 PM PST · by EinNYC · 26 replies
    CBS NEWS online ^ | January 3, 2017 | CBS News
    Against all odds, a cat suffering from a rare spinal cord infection is back on all fours. Just three months ago, Gray was paralyzed from the waist down. His owner Jack Hill was living in Hawaii when he found him. Hill noticed Gray was having difficulty with his hind legs. Within days, he lost his ability to walk altogether. Hill made a commitment to Gray and flew him to the world-renowned UC Davis Veterinary Hospital. He was diagnosed with an infection of his spinal cord and surrounding vertebrae. Compression or pressure on the spinal cord in the area infection made...
  • Archers to the rescue in Madrid as boars invade urban areas

    01/03/2017 9:01:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | January 3, 2017 | Staff
    It's a scene straight out of mediaeval times set in modern-day Madrid: an archer dressed in camouflage gear, stationed in a tree at night, waiting for the kill. For five years, the authorities in the region have resorted to this unusual technique to cull wild boars encroaching on towns, relying on 55 volunteer bow hunters to eliminate pigs that take too much of a liking to urban life.
  • This puppy has racked up $155,000 in vet bills

    01/02/2017 3:57:50 PM PST · by Daffynition · 37 replies
    NYP ^ | January 1, 2017 | Melkorka Licea
    This French bulldog might be the most loved dog in New York — and his owners have $155,000 in vet receipts to prove it. After Williamsburg couple Kate and Ben Stern adopted the caramel-coated pup named Jones in 2013, he immediately became more progeny than pet.
  • Woman leaves $1.2 million estate for Carter County animals (Tennessee)

    01/02/2017 2:50:52 PM PST · by who knows what evil? · 29 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | January 2, 2017 | who knows what evil?
    ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) – The Elizabethton Carter County Animal Shelter is getting some much needed improvements thanks to a generous gift from the estate of a Carter County woman who recently passed away. Around $500,000 of that will go to the Elizabethton Carter County Animal Shelter, while the rest is distributed among other animal care agencies in the region Glenda Delawder committed her estate of $1.2 million to helping Carter County animals in need. Around $500,000 of that will go to the Elizabethton Carter County Animal Shelter, while the rest is distributed among other animal care agencies in the region....