Happy news about animals

November, 2009

By Hayley Kappes Correspondent Published November 30, 2009 GALVESTON — A police officer rescued a cat from a power line Sunday afternoon after residents’ repeated calls to CenterPoint Energy, which owns the line, proved fruitless. The cat was stuck on the wire in the 5200 block of Avenue N½ sometime Saturday night, Caroline Dorsett-Pate, executive […]

by Philip Hoare There are plenty of stories of cetaceans saving humans. Indeed, Jonah was rescued by a whale when he was thrown overboard, and there have been tales of dolphins assisting swimmers in distress or shielding them from circling sharks. Killer whales, however — themselves a species of dolphin — didn’t get their name […]

Credit: big ian2009 LOL Too cute:)

Credit: mbkepp Cid does not approve one bit being dressed-up:)

By Sharon L. Peters You might imagine that a little shelter already filled to the rafters with discarded dogs and cats wouldn’t exactly launch itself into code-blue alert to save a long-shot homeless cat. You’d be wrong. This is the story of a skinny, scraggly, half-frozen cat picked up by animal control during a nasty […]

Credit: Brian Negus One of Mother’s Nature’s jewels!

State Sen. Barry Hobbins, a Saco Democrat, is proposing to increase penalties for large animal breeding facilities that violate state rules. Operators of large animal breeding facilities — often called puppy mills — that don’t follow state rules could be charged with a felony under a measure lawmakers will consider in January. State Sen. Barry […]

Credit: Craft Ideas Nature is beautiful!

A stray cat which won the hearts of staff at the Shropshire Star’s head office has finally been reunited with his owner following an appeal in the paper. The black kitten, named Star by employees at the paper’s Ketley office, was taken in and given a temporary home by telesales worker Mandy Batchelor on November […]

Credit: AL-Tubaiykh Beautiful, absolutely grand horse!

Editor: Xiong Tong HARBIN, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) — Some 100 cubs were expected to be born in the world’s largest Siberian tiger artificial breeding center in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province in 2010, or the year of tiger in China. The first heavy snow on Nov. 13 in the provincial capital Harbin City made more than […]

Credit: BunnyStudios These Guinea pigs are simply adorable, too cute for words!

Written by David Hertz A new puppy has been bought by a pub to be trained to help disabled people. Orchid, a golden retriever puppy who is six months old, has been bought by the Royal Standard in Vanbrugh Park after a fundraising effort that included raffles and quiz nights. According to News Shopper, the […]

All 24 of the Yorkie and Maltese dogs who were seized from a Lehigh Acres puppy mill have been adopted from Lee County Domestic Animal Services. People started lining up for hours before the shelter opened at 11:30 a.m., said animal services spokeswoman Ria Brown, and within 40 minutes they had all found homes. 11:11 […]

A weekly reminder of the nice things we do for each other BY DANIELLE BELL, THE DAILY NEWS Renovations at the Nanaimo SPCA that wrapped up last week brought the end of a leaky roof and dark, cold rooms. Communal cat rooms at the shelter got a much-needed facelift with the donation of labour and […]

Credit: Joe-Nathan (JonathanLaberge.com) The Siberian Husky is a medium-size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in Initially from eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly-furred double coat, sickle tail, erect triangular ears and distinctive markings. Huskies are an active, energetic and resilient breed whose ancestors came […]

Congratulations to Sweet Binks of Rhode Island for adopting out its 1000th rabbit today. The lucky bunny is called Maggie. For more info: http://www.myhouserabbit.com/blog/2009/11/05/sweet-binks-adopts-out-1000th-bunny/ Also see Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue.

Noisette et Océanne- November 2009 Originally uploaded by dora_marie Noisette et Océanne- November 2009

Credit: llulu Close-up from a lovely pet rabbit:) Beautiful picture! Love how we see the texture of the fur!

Credit: extensiblecow HRH The Piggies:)

by Rosemary Plybon Clemmons, NC — Bark For Life is an American Cancer Society fundraising event that honors the care giving qualities of our canine “Best Friends.” Dog lovers, along with their canine companions, are joining the American Cancer Society on November 14, 2009 at Tanglewood Park, Shelter 4, in teams and as individual participants […]

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by BRITTANY BROWN Life changed for Oak Grove High student Ryan Henry last spring when she found an abandoned kitten outside First Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. “While I was walking into the church with my family, I found a teeny, tiny kitten in the bushes,” said Ryan, 16, of Oak Grove. “I was shocked someone […]

by Jeremy Hance and Rhett Butler Saving the Ethiopian wolf in face of habitat loss, diseased dogs, and climate change, an interview with Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, founder of the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme. Living on the roof of Africa, the Ethiopian wolf is one of the world’s rarest carnivores, if not the rarest! Trapped on a […]

Credit: Saraide That bunny knows how to get rid of the bacterias:)

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