CHICAGO (UPI) -- A brewery in Chicago enlisted the help of four feral cats to defend their grain from rats and other pests.
The four cats Venkman, Ray, Egon and Gozer were brought in to Empirical Brewery in December to help keep the brewery's pest problem under control.
"The traditional rodent control solutions weren't working for us, so we ...Read more
CHARLEROI, Pa. (UPI) -- Rescue teams in Pennsylvania helped retrieve a dog that had fallen into a 30-foot sinkhole.
Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Company shared photos of the rescue to Facebook as they managed to bring the dog to safety above ground.
"Putting their lives ahead of the dog, the request was made to command to enter the hole...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A dog stricken blind by diabetes underwent surgery and was filmed reuniting with his owners and seeing their faces for the first time in months.
Benjamin May said Duffy the 8-year-old Irish terrier went blind after contracting diabetes, but the canine was eligible for surgery to restore his sight after medication brought the...Read more
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UPI) -- Firefighters in California used tools to cut through a metal fence and free a dog that somehow trapped its head between the bars.
The West Sacramento Fire Department posted a video to Facebook showing the Engine 44 crew cutting through the metal bars Thursday to free the head of a German shepherd.
Firefighters ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- German shepherds named Lily, Oliver, Shilo and Faith have been in their new homes for less than a month, but they've already made life-altering improvements for the local veterans with whom they've been teamed.
One of the dogs sniffs the breath of her sleeping partner, who has diabetes, and wakes him if she determines that his ...Read more
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (UPI) -- A California family said they are refusing to give up on their 1-year-old golden retriever, despite a condition that makes her front legs extend upward.
Rachel Woertink and James Cassity of Victorville said the dog, Rexi, started showing signs of difficulty walking when she was about 10 weeks old.
"She was limping,...Read more
WARSAW, Poland (UPI) -- A border collie in Poland lived up to his breed's name when he showed off his skim boarding abilities on the beach.
The video, posted to YouTube by Mariola Sokołowska, shows Leon the border collie taking a running start toward a board floating near the surf on a beach.
The collie jumps on the board and rides it for ...Read more
WINCHENDON, Mass. (UPI) -- Firefighters in Massachusetts turned to dish soap to help rescue a cat that had become stuck in a storm drain.
Winchendon Fire Department shared photos of the one-year-old cat that was dangling below the grate, with its head stuck in one of the holes.
"When we arrived the cat was barely breathing and moving as she ...Read more
Murray the Moose Finds His MotherKelly Tovsen
The author uses Alaskan animals to relate to some of the trials children sometimes experience while growing up. In each story, the animal uses their own natural abilities to triumph over a particular fear or problem. Find out how Murray overcomes his fear of being separated ...
Q. In April I moved into an apartment complex that allows tenants to keep small dogs. We have not had too many hot days yet so I was able to open my windows rather than use the air conditioning. Some tenants have little dogs that bark at anyone they see while on the leash, and one tenant leaves her dog outside on the second-story deck for hours ...Read more
ROSTOV, Russia (UPI) -- A Russian cyclist stopped in a busy intersection to rescue a small kitten that had wandered into traffic.
The video, recorded by a driver's dashboard camera in Rostov, shows the kitten wandering in and out of the road while cars pass without seeming to notice the tiny cat.
A cyclist riding through the intersection while...Read more
KENT, England (UPI) -- A U.K. woman and her dog developed an unusual bond with an orphaned bird after it fell out of a tree into their garden.
Jurgita Peciulaityte chronicles the loving relationship between her boxer Rusty and the bird she's nicknamed "Birdie" on the Facebook page Rusty The Gentle Giant.
Peciulaityte told Kent Online that "the...Read more
Sandra Collins (used to) fight the cellulite battle for as long as she can remember. The odd thing is she has always been fit and healthy, going to the gym for the last 10 years, lifting weights and following gym programs. However, her cellulite never seem to go away no matter what until she came across...
FONTANA, Calif. (UPI) -- A California police department said a man was arrested on cruelty charges after his erratic-behaving chihuahua tested positive for methamphetamine.
The Fontana Police Department said Isaiah Nathaniel Sais, 21, brought the dog, named Jack Sparrow, to Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center in Upland July ...Read more
MOSCOW, Ohio (UPI) -- An Ohio woman shared video of her 16-year-old pet monkey giving a thorough grooming to his favorite cat.
Teresa Bullock of Moscow posted a video to YouTube showing her Java macaque, Bugs, giving a thorough grooming to Snickers the cat.
"Snickers is in total Heaven as he sifts through her hair taking care of any kind of ...Read more
NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia (UPI) -- A black cat showed off its speed at an Australian rugby match as it was seen sprinting down the sidelines.
The National Rugby League shared video of the cat as it made a mad dash down the sideline during a game between the Penrith Panthers and the Cronulla Sharks at Australia's Pepper Stadium.
One of the ...Read more
NEW HOPE, Pa. (UPI) -- A fox that found itself trapped by the neck in a soccer net was freed by firefighters with a Pennsylvania fire department.
The New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company posted a video to Facebook showing the Saturday morning rescue at a local soccer field.
The video shows the firefighters, who were assisted by Solebury ...Read more
COLORADO SPRINGS (UPI) -- A Colorado zoo shared video of a Siberian tiger "staying cool" in the summer heat by taking a swim in a pool.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs posted a video to Facebook Sunday showing an Amur tiger named Ivan enjoying a "Sunday Funday" by playing with a barrel floating in the facility's tiger pool.
GOLD COAST, Australia (UPI) -- A visitor to an Australian theme park captured video of two tiger cubs wrestling in a pool of water and captured slow-motion video of the "majestic battle."
A video posted to YouTube by user P Plater Ralliart shows the white tiger cub and an orange tiger cub play-fighting in a shallow pool of water at the ...Read more
SAN DIEGO (UPI) -- A patriotic biker taking a Fourth of July motorcycle ride in California was spotted with a helmet-wearing dog strapped to his back.
The video, captured and posted to YouTube by BMX star Shawn White, shows a man decked out in stars and stripes riding down Interstate 5 in the San Diego area.
The filmer gets closer to the ...Read more
HERSELT, Belgium (UPI) -- A Belgian pet owner shared video of a kitten epitomizing "the struggle of life" by trying in vain to grab some cash.
The video, posted to YouTube by Simon Newport, shows Wiske the kitten trying and failing to grab a 20-euro note being dangled over her head by her owner.
Newport wrote the video shows "the struggle of ...Read more
Q. I am a vegan with lots of pets. It seems that every pet I have except for my bunny needs to eat meat. I know that you can feed a dog a vegetarian diet but my vet advised me that it was not a good idea. I feel sad when I read the ingredients on the dog food and see chicken as the first one. I know that you love animals. How do you deal with ...Read more
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