Happy news about animals

June, 2007

POLICE officers forced entry into a home in a bid to help a women heard crying only to find it was her rabbit who had called for attention. Operators from a telephone monitoring service connected to the house told Bromley Police they could hear a woman crying and whimpering down the line in Shurlock Drive, […]

“Our mission is to promote humane principles, to protect lost, homeless, abandoned and mistreated animals and to act as advocates for the animals in the community.” That’s the mission of the Animal Friends Humane Society in Trenton. A Hamilton woman would like to rewrite that mission statement — and after she was done, it couldn’t […]

For three days, a cat was stuck in a tree in front of my apartment complex. All of the neighbors and I tried to get her down but she wouldn’t budge. We tried talking to her, tried food, even throwing things just to scare her down. We called the Fire Department. They told us they […]

Chris Miller may not have nine lives, but the one she has is devoted to saving as many stray, deserted and homeless cats that she can. Miller, who lives on Chestnut Street in a 2,500 square foot home with a large garden and garage, is sharing just about everything she has with 30 cats she […]

STAFF and customers at a pub have raised the final few pounds to reach their £5,000 target for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association so that they can sponsor a guide dog puppy. The final push for funds came at a fun day at The Bell, Sandy, where there was a guide dog display, […]

A deer which survived nine weeks with a metal bird feeder trapped in her mouth has had the object removed. The wild deer, which has been named Mary, had still been managing to feed every night in Peter Sluggett’s garden in Plymouth. RSPCA officers managed to catch the deer on Wednesday night and were able […]

A prosecutor has dropped charges against a woman who was arrested for staring at and making faces at a police dog. “Prosecuting a woman for ‘staring’ at a police dog is absurd,” said her lawyer. “People are allowed to make faces at police dogs and officers to express their disapproval. It’s constitutional expression,” said public […]

A two-and-a-half-year old maiden cow, which has started producing milk without giving birth to an offspring, has becomes the centre of attraction in the district of Satna in India, sources said today. Sarita Dube said physical changes were seen in her calf a few days back and it developed into a mature cow. Artificial Insemination […]

A rare and unique species of dolphin living off the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand could be saved from distinction by a new marine sanctuary being proposed. The sanctuary, which is planned from Maunganui Bluff in Northland to Cape Egmont in Taranaki, will protect Maui dolphins that are down to 111 […]

A dog belonging to a fishing enthusiast was treated by a vet with a diet of banana sandwiches in order to remove a fishing hook from the stomach. Candy, a Jack Russell owned by Elwyn Thomas was accompanying her owner on a fishing trip when she jumped into the river after the bait. The plucky […]

About three weeks ago, Lindsay Shaver was handed four baby birds who had been abandoned by their mother. A neighbour of the 12-year-old Long Sault girl heard the young starlings squawking in the Shaver’s garage and retrieved the animals. The neighbour handed the birds to Lindsay, who has cared for them ever since. Since that […]

Zoo workers may take a closer look at an eagle egg at Miller Park Zoo if an eaglet doesn’t hatch before Friday, zoo director John Tobias said Tuesday. Tobias said he may “candle” the egg, a process in which light is shined through the shell to see what’s inside. Closer examination also will reveal if […]

An effort to save a rare species of rabbit in the Florida Keys has led to a showdown between two apparent loves of Hugh Hefner: stray cats and Playboy bunnies. The species, which references the Playboy magazine founder in its Latin name, Sylivilagus palustris hefneri, is an endangered marsh rabbit named for the mogul after […]

THINK your pet is younger than you? Multiply its age by seven and there might be a surprise new head of your household. Veterinarians nationwide have put the spotlight on senior pets this month, as animal-owners often don’t realise just how old their pets really are. A seven-year-old pet is the equivalent of a 50-year-old […]

Mobile phone ringtones of cows mooing are being used to lure stray leopards. Forest guards in western India are using cell phones with ringtones of mooing cows, goats bleating and roosters crowing to attract leopards that have wandered into human settlements. The wild cats in the state of Gujarat often roam into villages near forests […]

In the vast expanse of African grasslands, wild herds of migrating elephants have learned to communicate with each other by listening with their feet to vibrations in the ground. Now a Stanford University School of Medicine researcher has found their seismic communication system is so sophisticated the elephants have their own version of “caller ID.” […]

Where in Northern Nevada do the Red-necked Phalaropes roam? And at what lake can residents creep up on Brown Creepers? Find the answers to that plus the best spots to spot Sooty Grouse, Ruddy Ducks, Calliope hummingbirds, bald eagles and a flock of other fowl in the new edition of “A Birding Guide to Reno […]

Your dog may be a lot smarter than you think, according to a new study conducted by European scientists. Like many animals, dogs have long been known to copy human actions by imitation — for example, for a dog to pick up a ball with its mouth after it sees a human pick up a […]

A family’s pet dog which was recently stolen out of his own yard by two young men has been found and is back home. Tino, a Giant Malamute who belongs to the Tom Morris family of East Lake Drive, was found by Morris on Friday after he received an anonymous tip about where the dog […]

Dog owners who walk their dogs are more active and have less body fat than non-owners and non-walkers, according to a study presented today at the 54th American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Dog ownership was associated with higher levels of self-reported leisure-time physical activity in the study, which examined […]

It took more than five hours to rescue two kittens from a sewer pipe, but in the end, the Fontaine family saved the day. For Michael Fontaine, 13, the effort was worth it. “How would you feel if you were down in a sewage drain, trapped and starving?” asked Michael, who will be a seventh-grader […]

Which came first, the designer or the jewelry? In Dania De Bortoli’s case, the jewelry beat her by about 80 years. The Fairfield jewelry and purse designer creates opulent adornments using beads and intricate cast metal pieces taken from vintage art nouveau and art deco jewelry. A businesswoman with a background in project management, De […]

For Wisconsin to reduce its dependence on foreign oil, it may take capturing more wind, expanding nuclear plants, and taking advantage of all the cows in America’s Dairyland. “I believe we need more cows in the state to strengthen the cheese industry,” Judy Ziewacz, Gov. Jim Doyle’s executive director of the Office of Energy Independence, […]

ENTHUSIASTIC dog walkers went on a four-mile trek to raise money for charity. And those without a dog did not miss out – they took toy ones instead. One person even dressed up as cartoon favourite Scooby Doo to get into the spirit. There were 22 people on the walk, which started in Cemetery Road, […]

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