Happy news about animals

April, 2009

By Jennifer Jiggetts, Times Staff Writer Jose Wagner had no idea where his 1½-year old German shepherd, Mater, went when he got lost Tuesday. So the concerned Westminster resident called the Humane Society of Carroll County and discovered the dog’s whereabouts. Mike Keiner, an animal control officer with the Humane Society, said the organization received […]

By JUDY MASTERSON JMASTERSON@SCN1.COM GURNEE — Children with autism and other disabilities are finding help on horseback through a Gurnee equine therapy program. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age 3, Charlie Sims had difficulty interacting with people. He didn’t even like looking at them, said his mother, Annamaria Sims of Lake Zurich. Sims and […]

Credit: katzarella A penny for your thoughts:)

Credit: Saraide What bunny wants, bunny gets!

Credit: ViaMoi “I had to get out and clear the head with about four pieces of bread and a bunch of hungry gulls lurking by air, sea and land. A little action to spark up my Thursday and get me out for….. about 4 pieces of bread worth of time.” said the photographer, Viamoi

Credit: paulakoala What are you looking at? Why do I feel I am an appetizer?

Original image source: BIG SLEEPY DOGGY He is so cute: who could resist such a cutie !

Sommer Woodward Staff Reporter An animal transfer program with an adoption agency in Denver, Colo., will provide homes for dogs from Pryor Animal Shelter. Animal Control Officer Carolyn Erwin said the program likely saved many dogs from being euthanized, especially a black Labrador and her eight puppies. Erwin said the Labrador she called “Momma,” was […]

By Lisa Miller Children and dogs: ideal combination or complete disaster? The answer depends on whom you ask. Check with the mother whose children, all under age 8, have lost interest in the family pet, and she’ll tell you that the last thing she needs is another “child” to take care of. Ask the kid […]

Credit: Siana NZ He who laughs last will..laugh too:)

Something really cute happened in downtown San Antonio this week. Michael R. is an accounting clerk at Frost Bank and works there in a second story office. Several weeks ago, he watched a mother duck choose the concrete awning outside his window as the unlikely place to build a nest above the sidewalk. The mallard […]

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Employees at The Home Depot in Harrison, Ark., say a great horned owl apparently has chosen the store as its permanent hangout. James Toon, an employee at the store’s garden center, said the owl’s mother laid its eggs in the garden center in January and employees […]

Credit: Scott Kinmartin Total overload of cuteness!

By Richard Shears Last updated at 9:34 PM on 26th April 2009 Has anyone heard of a blue sparrow? I have one – it’s popped into my garden in Sydney a couple of times in the past few days with a flock of ordinary brown sparrows and tucked into the seeds in the bird feeder. […]

Credit: reggaedori An aDORAble kitty:)

By CATHERINE WOULFE – Sunday Star Times Last updated 05:00 26/04/2009 It started with a kiss. Hairdressing student Sophie Coker, 16, met labourer Ryan Alexander Frost, 18, through a friend; sparks flew and the pair were together, on and off, for a few months. Sophie says she dumped Ryan in December (“I guess I didn’t […]

Credit: ViaMoi Fly, fly, little wings!

By Sandra Eckstein The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday, April 26, 2009 Ten years ago, Dee Anna Gamel of Alpharetta was looking for something fun to do with her Shetland sheepdog, Quita, so she signed up for an agility class. That’s where dogs run through, over or around a series of obstacles, directed by their owner, against […]

Christina Commisso Staff Reporter Staff at the Toronto Humane Society will need to wait a few more days to ensure the kittens rescued from a plastic bag earlier this week have not contracted any serious illnesses. Ten kittens were heard crying inside a No Frills bag close to Vaughn Rd. and Oakwood Ave. on April […]

Credit: Diogo Gasparetto Picture taken by an extremely talented photographer: Diogo Gasparetto

Posted: Thursday, Apr 23rd, 2009 BY: Ruth Heide Several years ago I put $20 down on a horse. No, I wasn’t betting. Or maybe I was. I was betting that this horse could have a better life. As I recall the facts (and my fact-recalling abilities are less pronounced than they once were), the sheriff’s […]

By Meggie Lu STAFF REPORTER Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 Twenty purebred dogs, all with their vocal cords cut, were found abandoned on the southern bank of the Bajhang River (八掌溪) on the border of Tainan and Chiayi counties on Monday, the Tainan County Animal Disease Control Center said yesterday. It marked the worst case of […]

Credit: richard ling Life is amazing in the ocean as well!

By VALERIE KALFRIN | The Tampa Tribune Published: April 23, 2009 TAMPA – Justice was served at the Krispy Kreme doughnuts shop on Kennedy Boulevard this morning. The Tampa Police Department horse nosed his way through the drive-through at least twice for an apple-cinnamon-filled doughnut to help kick off the department’s annual fundraiser for the […]

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WHITEHALL, Ohio — A stolen puppy that was highlighted by Crime Stoppers has been returned to the pet store from which it was taken, CrimeTracker 10’s Angela An reported on Tuesday. The puppy was stolen from the Petland, located at 3662 East Broad St., on March 21. Authorities said the store received an anonymous phone […]

Ashley Martin The Dickinson Press Published Monday, April 20, 2009 Stacia and Joel Schatz’s cat Junior made an unexpected journey that was over seven miles long to return home after another family adopted him. Stacia Schatz said the cat had to travel across Interstate 94 and across railroad tracks to make it back to her […]

Credit: dora_marie Of course not:) Les cotons de Tulear are the finest dogs and certainly not aggressive:) BTW, the little girl survived the licking *attack*:) LOL These two comes from the very best home and breeder I know: Lucie Dumais: http://www.puppystar.net/indexeng.html http://www.puppystar.net/photoseng.html I petsit these dogs regularly and they are just darlings! And they don’t […]

Credit: llulu That level of disapproval can kill instantly:)

By: PR Newswire Apr. 16, 2009 07:02 AM PHILADELPHIA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ — Nationally syndicated humorist Mike Ball has temporarily put aside the jokes and picked up his guitar to help Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue in their quest to save American horses from abuse and death. Angel Acres has made it to the “Top […]

Credit: ViaMoi And amazing photography taken by a very talented photographer!

By Jeff Murray • jdmurray@gannett.com • Staff Writer • April 14, 2009 Rehabilitated bird’s takeoff draws a crowd at Seneca Lake. WATKINS GLEN – Dozens of people gathered at Clute Park along Seneca Lake on Monday to watch a bald eagle that was grounded for five months take to the skies again. Advertisement Quantcast Children […]

April 17, 2009 Kevin Swayze RECORD STAFF CAMBRIDGE Seven abandoned puppies from Taiwan have a new home at the Cambridge Humane Society. They arrived last night after an exhausting 24-hour trip halfway around the world under the watch of Caroline Woerns. “It’s naïveté and stupidity, not knowing what you’re getting into,” she said, looking back […]

Credit: dora_marie Too true, indeed. I love that quote!

BY JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER First of two parts The frigid January air seeps through their clothing and stings their skin. Fatigue settles in their arms and legs. It’s been 30 hours, but the two women and a man standing in a Huntington Beach stable manage to ignore basic human needs for things like food and […]

Web Responds to Presidential Pooch by Claudine Zap Now that the Obamas have welcomed Bo, the newest and fluffiest occupant to the White House, the Web is drooling for more dirt on the presidential pup. Queries on “obama dog” are bounding up the Search box by over 22,000%. The breed is also causing some big […]

by Jim Lockwood/The Star-Ledger Thursday April 16, 2009, 8:15 PM Wanda Oughton had nearly eight dozen cats at her Chester Township home and knew each one by name — but these weren’t pampered house pets. The cats were removed from her home after police and officers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of […]

By Ben Leubsdorf Associated Press Published: Saturday, April 11, 2009 10:28 p.m. MDT DEARBORN, Mich. — Seeing-eye dogs are a nonstarter among many Muslims who consider the animals unclean, but a horse the size of a dog just might work. “This is a really awesome little horse,” Mona Ramouni said this week as she put […]

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