Happy news about animals

August, 2009

Compiled by Eric Hynes of the Maine Audubon Society Top birds this week are: EARED GREBE, TRICOLORED HERON, ROYAL TERN, AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, possible SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, and KENTUCKY WARBLER. Other noteworthy species included are: SPRUCE GROUSE, CORY’S SHEARWATER, LEACH’S STORM-PETREL, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, COMMON MOORHEN, SANDHILL CRANE, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, WESTERN SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, STILT […]

Credit: Gattou/Lucie Mostly there in weekend Yup, macadam, her fur friend, is somewhere under the comforter:) My idea is that the bulge under his paw must be kitty:)

by Becky Sowers If you’ve decided you would like a family pet and have begun to search for the perfect addition, be aware of puppy mills in the state of Oklahoma (Oklahoma ranks second in the nation). Until the Pet Quality Assurance Act (PQA, House Bill 1332) is taken up again in the Oklahoma Legislature, […]

Seen on North West Evening Mail: A MYSTERY benefactor has come forward to help a single mum pay vet bills after her cat was mauled by two dogs. Tipsy the two-year-old cat was left with a leg hanging off, teeth smashed out and damage to her bladder. She has since had to have a back […]

Credit: BunnyStudios Daisie seems to want to tell her owner (or does she owns her?:) that their friendship is a sure thing!

That news warms my heart in a way that is hard to describe: thank you Sir, for your kindness! by JOHN LUCIEW An anonymous benefactor wants to see Miles Thomas reunited with his collie, Baron, and is willing to pay for it. In a letter filed today in federal court, attorney William T. Tully said […]

Credit: Joe-Nathan (JonathanLaberge.com) Stunning Husky!

By Alex Lewis A HORSE stuck in a lake in Colney Heath was rescued after a two-hour battle yesterday morning. The chestnut mare, stuck in the muddy bottom of a ten foot deep fishing lake off Richardson Close, was spotted at 6.30am by a passer-by who alerted firefighters and the RSPCA. Animal collection officer Sarah […]

Gabrielle, the kitten set on fire twice in Baltimore last month, is continuing to heal and may be headed to a new home in the next few weeks, the Baltimore Sun’s Unleashed blog reports. Full story here

Credit: Dave Womach Hey! You are not the only one who likes to take a shower!

Bonnie Baker and Ronnie Meaux Fredericksburg After reading the article titled “Culpeper prison inmates helping train dogs” [Aug. 10], we felt compelled to praise the efforts of the Orange County Humane Society for implementing this new program. Shelter and rescue dogs have always been our family’s first choice when adopting a new pet, and we […]

by Dorene Weinstein It all started with a vegetable garden. Steve Kiefer didn’t like it. Surrounded by chicken wire and filled with weeds, “It was unsightly,” he says. He offered to pay for landscaping if his wife, Cathy Tunge-Kiefer, would agree to let go of her vegetable garden. So she did. They consulted a landscaper, […]

Credit: jaimuima As long as you hold the handle:)

BBC News Motola limbers up with her new leg A 48-year-old Thai elephant has been fitted with an permanent artificial leg, 10 years after losing a limb from treading on a land mine. Motola was measured up at an elephant hospital on Saturday before experts made the leg and fitted it on Sunday. The elephant […]

Who needs meat? Polar bears bite off more than they can chew to get to their frozen fruit and veg By MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE As a carnivorous animal, you wouldn’t expect a polar bear to get excited over fruit and vegetables. They’re usually more concerned with capturing seals than ensuring they receive their five-a-day. However […]

Credit: meredith910 *faint* This is too much cuteness in one photo:)

By George Derringer / swampscott@cnc.com Sat Aug 15, 2009, 11:52 AM EDT MARBLEHEAD – One more recycled glass bottle would have killed Gloria. But that didn’t happen. An alert employee at the Stop & Shop Supermarket in the Swampscott Mall, the Swampscott Police Department and, most of all, animal control officer Diane Treadwell saved Gloria’s […]

Uploaded on August 15, 2009 by Myst* You can see the original here This Photo belong to Myst

BY ALDRICH M. TAN • THE DESERT SUN • AUGUST 13, 2009 Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have made a financial donation to an Indio-based horse rescue organization, it was announced today. The donation will help the Coachella Valley Mounted Rangers shelter horses, said Annette Garcia, the organization’s spokeswoman. Full story here

Credit: myri_bonnie/Myriam Ah! Poor little doggy who had to play all day long:)

Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Aug. 5) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society. The big news this week is the increase in shorebird variety. South Beach has played host to many shorebird and tern species this week. A four-hour tour of South Beach sponsored by the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife […]

Credit: Izzi :) Fluffy and cuddly, cute as an angel! That bunny is an overload of cuteness!

How cute are these little critters! Their story and web cam here

Credit: BunnyStudios I am Royalty!

SPCA rescues animals from Sayre St. home By Harold McNeil News Staff Reporter SPCA Animal Rescue workers Thursday removed 32 cats, many of them in poor health, from a urine- and feces-littered house at 33 Sayre St. in Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood. Lindsey M. Styborski, an investigator with the SPCA Serving Erie County, said the cats […]

August 7, 2009 by Tim Saunders Golden Globe-winner Kyra Sedgwick has sent a letter to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on behalf of PETA. Hot on the heels of a PETA undercover investigation that exposed how Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circuses beat their elephants, Kyra has urged Bloomberg to make this summer […]

a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgerres/3780168744/” title=”OK….just ONE pigture! by sgerres, on Flickr”> Link to the original by Sue Gerres

Credit: ld photography 12 How many are left? Will our children and grandchildren see these jewels of the see in zoos only? Let’s protect them and pass the word! The good news is: WE STILL HAVE TIME TO SAVE THE SPECIE!

BBC News Blind Clyde relies on Bonnie to be his eyes A dog rescue centre in Norfolk is trying to find a new home for a blind sheepdog and its “guide dog”. The two border collies, called Bonnie and Clyde, were found roaming on a country road. It was not immediately clear why one followed […]

THE SUN By STAFF REPORTER Published: 30 Jul 2009 A beluga whale saved a drowning diver by hoisting her to the surface, carrying her leg in its mouth. Terrified Yang Yun thought she was going to die when her legs were paralysed by crippling cramps in arctic temperatures. Full extraordinary story and pictures here

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