Happy news about animals


© 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 […]

A mechanical cow that breaks wind on the hour has become Edinburgh’s latest tourist attraction. The bovine backside has been attached to the side of the Rowan Tree pub in the city’s historic Old Town. It lifts its tail and shoots out a cloud of white smoke at passers-by throughout the day. Pub landlord Norrie […]

A drunk Cambodian man became embroiled in an unfortunate genital incident when, as he was urinating through a fence, a happy little puppy on the other side bit onto his penis. News reports in Phnom Penh said that Kann Veasna was relieving himself through a hole in the fence after a hard day drinking wine […]

HERE’S a moggie with a look that’s straight from the catwalk. He’s modelling the latest in pampered petware – a wig for your cat. They’re available in a range of colours to suit their owner from a new American website. And are bound to be a hit with dippy owners who already spend thousands every […]

If the diamond-studded JooZoo MP3 player wasn’t enough for your spoiled pup, why not treat them to a luxurious soak in the automatic dog washing machine. This machine is the latest craze for spoilt pooches in Poitiers, France and at $30,000 it’s an expensive one! To prove that the machine is safe for dogs, the […]

A Michigan couple narrowly escaped death when a 600-pound cow fell 200 feet from a Washington state cliff and landed on the hood of their moving minivan. Charles and Linda Everson miraculously were unhurt, but the cow had to be euthanized. The couple was driving through Washington to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Charles Everson […]

Instead of flushing leftover medicine down the toilet, the federal government is urging consumers to mix unused drugs with kitty litter, dog feces or sawdust before they toss it in the trash. The goal is to make controlled substances unappealing to drug abusers without adding dangerous substances to the environment, as often happens when prescription […]

You always thought it was a myth, but Professor Richard Wiseman, of the University of Hertfordshire, England, says it’s a fact: pets and their owners are just like married couples and they get more alike over time. He asked 2500 pet owners to complete online questionnaires and found they shared such traits as happiness, intelligence, […]

The One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) is toying with a novel source of power for its low-cost XO laptops: cows. “We plan to drive a dynamo (taken from an old Fiat) through a system of belts and pulleys using cows/cattle,” wrote OLPC’s Arjun Sarwal, in an e-mail dated Oct. 21 and posted to one […]

A project for the manufacture of handmade paper from elephant dung in north Bengal’s Cooch Behar forest division is at an advanced stage of completion, the required infrastructure is being put in place and the process of imparting training to the staff is underway. It would be the first of its kind in the country, […]

A peacock that roamed into the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant was attacked by a man who vilified the bird as a vampire, animal-control authorities said. Beaten so fiercely that most of his tail feathers fell out, the bird was euthanized, said Richard Gentles, a spokesman for the city’s Center for Animal Care and […]

Next to an open Bible on a table inside the Riverview Animal Clinic on U.S. 280, pet Chaplain Marcus Allison cuddled a sick, shivering brown puppy in one arm, reading aloud a verse of scripture. Then he stroked the dog’s fur and spoke softly. “The Lord loves you,” he said. “The Lord has shined his […]

Visitors to the Taiwan Zoo can hold baby crocodiles while the keepers themselves are brave enough to clean their teeth. Expert and park owner Chui-Hsi-He often performs for onlookers with the zoo’s main attraction, a 25-year-old salt water croc. Over the years he claims to have built up a trust with this and other crocodiles. […]

Marti Healy believes God gave man dominion over the creatures of the earth with strings attached: Rule with kindness, love unconditionally and listen for lessons of the heart. A lifelong animal lover, Healy has discovered a deep spirituality in her relationships with dogs and cats, lessons she explores in her book, “The God-Dog Connection“. The […]

What do you feed worms? Worm Chow, of course, made by Purina just like Puppy Chow and Dog Chow and Cat Chow. You can also feed them organic material. And what do you get? Wonderful stuff to enrich your garden. “Everything they produce is used in organic gardening,” worm entrepreneur John Lask said last week, […]

A rubber horse is the latest training tool being used by firefighters in south Wales to help in animal rescues. Lucky the horse stands at 5ft (1.52m) tall, with a 70ins (1.77cm) girth and weighs in at 70 stone (450kg). He will be used to help South Wales Fire Service’s new large animal rescue team […]

A bizarre mix of horse and rabbit blood is keeping a schoolgirl alive. Antibodies drawn from the animals’ blood are giving 14-year-old Cara Heaney a chance of survival as she fights bone marrow failure. Pioneering doctors are hoping to kick-start the youngster’s immune system and cure the rare illness, known as aplastic anaemia, which affects […]

Nature serves as an inspiration for many technologies, and researchers in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University are taking their inspiration for a micro air vehicle (MAV) design from the hummingbird. The researchers are using a scale model that can mimic the wing motion of an actual hummingbird, allowing accurate measurements and […]

POLICE officers forced entry into a home in a bid to help a women heard crying only to find it was her rabbit who had called for attention. Operators from a telephone monitoring service connected to the house told Bromley Police they could hear a woman crying and whimpering down the line in Shurlock Drive, […]

A prosecutor has dropped charges against a woman who was arrested for staring at and making faces at a police dog. “Prosecuting a woman for ‘staring’ at a police dog is absurd,” said her lawyer. “People are allowed to make faces at police dogs and officers to express their disapproval. It’s constitutional expression,” said public […]

A two-and-a-half-year old maiden cow, which has started producing milk without giving birth to an offspring, has becomes the centre of attraction in the district of Satna in India, sources said today. Sarita Dube said physical changes were seen in her calf a few days back and it developed into a mature cow. Artificial Insemination […]

Mobile phone ringtones of cows mooing are being used to lure stray leopards. Forest guards in western India are using cell phones with ringtones of mooing cows, goats bleating and roosters crowing to attract leopards that have wandered into human settlements. The wild cats in the state of Gujarat often roam into villages near forests […]

A dog in China, given a drug used for treating human erectile problems, had to be hospitalized after mating with three females in a single day. The dog was given intravenous drip in a hospital in Sichuan, reports the China Daily. Its owner, who considers her pet good looking, had been offering the dog’s services […]

Toby, a 2-year-old golden retriever, saw his owner choking on a piece of fruit and began jumping up and down on the woman’s chest. The dog’s owner believes the dog was trying to perform the Heimlich maneuver and saved her life. Debbie Parkhurst, 45, of Calvert told the Cecil Whig she was eating an apple […]

A mouse munched its way through thousands of pounds worth of cash after managing to find its way inside a cash machine in a bank in Estonia. The animal was found inside the machine after a customer withdrew some money and got partly-eaten banknotes outside the bank in the capital Tallinn. Bank security experts are […]




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