Happy news about animals

November, 2010

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Once abundant to the area, the New England Cottontail is now a rare species, threatened by habitat loss. (AP) From east of the Hudson River and up through New England, efforts are underway to save what’s become a rare species of rabbit — the New England Cottontail. It’s the species that was a staple for […]

A dog airlifted to safety Friday in a dramatic rescue from the storm-swelled Los Angeles River was reported doing well hours later at an animal shelter. The male German Shepherd mix was rushed to the shelter freezing and shivering after a firefighter was lowered from a helicopter to pluck him from the swirling waters. It […]

Credit: Roeselien Raimond Look at this baby! Who can resist it!!!

By Sue Hewitt FROM death row to comfort, what a difference a new home has made for little Ellie Mae. The Maltese cross had only days to live when the Sunday Herald Sun featured her among six death-row dogs last week. Now all six have new loving owners and have beaten the clock which gives […]

http://www.mycentraljersey.com BRIDGEWATER IN KEEPING WITH after-Thanksgiving specials, the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is having a black Saturday/caturday cat adoption event today. The normal $100 adoption fee will be waived for qualified adopters. All cats are spay/neutered, vaccinated and dewormed, and this special applies to all the cats at the shelter — kittens, adult cats and […]

From the outside, it looked like a simple matter of moving animals from one place to another. But for our Rocky Mountain Representative Jonathan Proctor, it was a precedent-setting triumph for wildlife conservation on America’s National Grasslands. Proctor worked 16-hour shifts for seven straight days this July, helping trap 120 prairie dogs and relocating them […]

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Gray wolves regain federal protections under Endangered Species Act On August 5, 2010, a federal judge overturned a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act (ESA), paving the way for these critical predators to rebuild their numbers to ecologically sustainable levels. This ruling is […]

Credit: grafficartistg4 What can I say: he is what puppies are about: cute, “huggable”, so sweet looking, such a nice fur baby!

By Melissa Brewer “I love birds. I love to see them flying by, perching on branches, trotting across a meadow. Seeing one in a roasting pan or splayed out on a Thanksgiving platter? Not as much. But the thing about a holiday turkey is that it is the iconic symbol which screams “festive!” “tradition!” “abundance!” […]

Credit: KrazyBoutCats THANK YOU TO EVERYONE Purrrrrrrrrrrrrfect Thanksgiving kitty photo:)

Momo competed against golden retrievers and German shepherds to win a place as a contract police dog A chihuahua named Momo (Peach) has passed the exam to become a dog in the police force in western Japan, in what seems to be a first. The 3kg (6.6lb) dog is set to become part of a […]

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By DAILY MAIL REPORTER These dramatic pictures show a clash of the titans as a protective elephant mum and a ferocious crocodile get in an epic tug of war in Zambia. The female elephant and her baby were drinking from the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park when they were attacked. Leaping out […]

by Michelle Martin BERLIN (Reuters) – A court in the northwestern German city of Muenster has banned a man from tattooing his pony with the logo of rock band the Rolling Stones. The court came to the pony’s emotional rescue after the owner shaved off a patch of its hair and pre-tattooed a pattern on […]

Credit: willowjackie Nice little puppy:)

By Victoria Lau One of my favorite books, and subsequent favorite feel-good movies is “Marley and Me” by John Grogan. If you’re not familiar with the autobiographical novel, the central character is the family dog – a yellow lab named Marley. Marley is an uncontrollable, high-strung dog that the family just can’t help but love […]

Credit: cjnzja This little piggie..did not go to the market:)

training can be a fun hobby for you and your dog! Is your dog the star of the dog park? Does he move like a speeding bullet? Jump like a jackrabbit? If the answer is yes, and your dog consistently obeys standard commands such as sit, stay, down and heel, then you may be ready […]

PUNE: The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and Maharashtra government will draw up a feasibility plan to secure a tiger habitat corridor between Nagzira wildlife sanctuary and Navegaon national park which is 50 km away in Vidarbha. “National highway 6 passes through this corridor and the plan will look at how to protect it,” said […]

Credit: dora_marie Vanille, a very nice lil female piggie!

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