Happy news about animals

August, 2007

A cat from Oak Ridge who took an unexpected 600-mile trip has been reunited with his loving owner in Beverly Hills, Fla. Ashley Gaines, of Oak Ridge, said the cat, Ike, climbed into a moving truck being loaded in east Oak Ridge on July 7 by her neighbors, the Mayes, who were in the process […]

Years ago, Bonita Springs resident Jenny Brunt was a veterinary assistant, but found herself longing for more human contact. “I liked it, but it really wasn’t for me,” Brunt said. “I liked working with people as well.” So she moved into the publication industry but deeply missed interacting with felines, her true love ever since […]

It seems that Australia’s thylacine, often known as the Tasmanian Tiger may have survived far longer than naturalists previously thought. The thylacine (a marsupial predator) was hunted to extinction in Tasmania. The last wild specimen is believed to have been killed in 1918. The last known captive thylacine died in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania in 1930. […]

Not long ago we adopted Maggie, a black Labrador retriever puppy. It was my 11-year-old son who had initially wanted the dog, but Maggie quickly become a family project – and I suddenly found myself as the newly appointed project manager. One of the first things we did after taking Maggie home was to sign […]

The Amur tiger cubs at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium are celebrating their first birthday today. Mara now weighs 160 pounds while her brother, Petya, is 180 pounds. Their birthday cakes were made from boxes filled with their favorite treats. Amur tigers are an endangered species. Mara and Petya were just about 14 pounds […]

A Great Dane dog in Manchester has given birth to 16 puppies after a grueling 20 hours in labor, leaving her owners perplexed over what to do with the vast litter. But despite Macey’s success, she hasn’t broken the world record of 24 puppies born to a Cambridgeshire dog in 2005. Macey’s proud owners Daniel […]

Bird watching has quickly become one of the most popular hobbies in the World. What at one time was just a backyard interest has now grown into extensive bird watching vacations. When looking for a bird watching vacation, you can choose from one as simple as a weekend getaway or you can elect to go […]

Bird watching enthusiasts flock to Delaware as the fall migration begins. The fall migration starts early, well before what visitors normally think of as autumn. The first southbound arrivals show up the last few days of June, and by mid-summer, many shorebirds can be spotted as they make their way back from the Artic nesting […]

Researchers are discovering unprecedented details about the lives of Southern Elephant Seals. The work is being done by a group of international scientists, including some from the CSIRO and the University of Tasmania. The researchers attached sensors on 85 elephant seals in early 2003. Mark Hindell from the University of Tasmania says the data has […]

On a foggy morning in Morro Bay, a 3-year-old golden retriever named Saint is so stoked he can hardly stand it. It’s not just because there are birds he can chase — though Saint certainly likes to chase birds. It’s more because his owner is prepping his board and the conditions today are glassy. At […]

Five people made it out of a burning building in Cincinnati early this morning, thanks to some quick thinking teens. The fire started around 3:00 a.m. in a building at 501 Poplar Street , near Foote Avenue in Bellevue. Two teenage boys were driving by, saw smoke and flames and woke up everyone inside the […]

Mason Neck State Park in Virginia is close to the largest rookery of great blue herons in the mid-Atlantic region and Virginia’s biggest freshwater marsh. But mostly, people come for the eagles. The U.S. Interior Department’s decision last month to remove the bald eagle from the list of endangered and threatened species after 40 years […]

Just call him “superpuppy.” A South Windsor man picking up his children Friday afternoon from summer camp in Windsor found that the family’s 7-month-old puppy, Chewie, was smarter than he thought. The man – who asked that his name be withheld to avoid ridicule – had dashed into Oliver Ellsworth School to collect his two […]

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – A bald eagle is recovering after a muddy misadventure. A waste treatment pond at a Stimson Lumber wood processing facility in Forest Grove had been drained of water. What was left was sludge, about four feet deep, with the consistency of cold chocolate pudding. The eagle apparently misjudged the situation, and […]

Every morning, 10-year-old D.J. Standley goes out to play with his dog, a golden retriever named Nitro. To those passing by D.J.’s Burlington home, it would look like a normal scene: a boy enjoying time with his pet. But it’s much more important than that. D.J. has a high-functioning form of autism, and Nitro is […]

It’s the start of a beautiful friendship. Horseman Jud Carter and 2-year-old stallion Doc meet for their first training session where, inside a circular arena on his 20 acres of land in DeWitt, Carter carefully swings a piece of rope like a lasso and lets it touch the horse ever so slightly. “I’m just trying […]

Brad and Reenie Miller weren’t looking to rescue a horse when they purchased General Longstreet in Schuylkill in 1996. “We were looking for a horse as a pet,” Brad Miller said. It turns out, however, that they were saving him from an owner who didn’t give him proper care. “Something didn’t seem right,” Miller said […]

A photograph of an animal taken on Dartmoor (UK) is “almost certainly” not a big cat, according to a local expert. The picture was taken by falconer Martin Whitley, who stumbled across the creature by accident near Hound Tor. The area inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles, but Mr Whitley said there […]

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