Happy news about animals

April, 2007

It was perfect racing conditions for some furry, but fierce competitors. It was the annual hamster ball derby at the Petco pet store in Lansing. Using their hamster balls, the rodents raced down an eight-foot track in the general direction of the finish line. It’s all for fun and the thrill of the race. Believe […]

A dog which had been abandoned on the balcony of a Madrid flat for the past two weeks has been rescued by the Civil Guard, firemen, and members of the animal protection group, El Refugio. Eighteen-month old Aruk, a cross-breed dog, was kept alive by neighbours putting food over the balcony. They also managed to […]

An 8-pound Chihuahua named Chico, who was rescued from a New Jersey humane society, is about to make his New York stage debut in Legally Blonde. The underdog himself is playing Bruiser in the musical version of the story of sorority girl turned Harvard graduate, Elle Woods, played by Laura Bell Bundy, The New York […]

A puppy who broke away from her owners and jumped into New York’s Hudson River over the weekend was rescued by veteran firefighters. The New York Post reported on Bubba, the 15-month-old bull terrier who pulled away from her owners as they walked along the pier. The firefighters were finishing a drill on a neighboring […]

Tusko, the Oregon Zoo elephant, is finally tuskless. The big 35-year-old bull elephant broke both his tusks during the late 1970s. His right tusk was removed when he was a young elephant. But his left one remained, and was a source of infections. It could have been a source of more. “Bacteria build up in […]

Conservationists are crossing their fingers that birds will once again alight at Lake Martin after mysteriously abandoning the popular rookery last year. The birds have begun returning this year to the St. Martin Parish lake, but the test will be if the egrets and herons stay long enough to raise a brood of fledglings. Last […]

At just a hair over 17 inches tall, the miniature horse is more inclined to walk under fences than jump them. And her owners have sheltered the mare from ever gaining “circus-sideshow” or “one-trick-pony” status. As the world’s smallest horse, 5-year-old Thumbelina, weighing in at 57 pounds, has a bigger mission: to raise $1 million […]

How did a stray kitten from remote Easter Island, a 5½-hour plane ride from Chile, end up living in La Jolla? The stray kitty, about 3 weeks old and starving, was befriended in late January at an Easter Island hotel by San Diego tourists Mary and Hudson Drake, the former head of Teledyne-Ryan Aeronautical. Mary […]

A dog show may be the chance for enthusiasts to showcase their canines and talents, but a few Coshocton residents recently made it a family event. The United Kennel Club Performance Pack Nationals were held March 9-11 in Coatsville, Ind. Roy Pasmore of Coshocton attended the event with his two grandchildren, Cayla Wood, 13, and […]

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