Home & Leisure



VIDEO: Firefighters use tiny oxygen mask to save puppy's life

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

(UPI) A British firefighter's body camera was rolling when rescuers pulled a puppy from a burning building and used a pet-sized oxygen mask to save his life.

The West Midlands Fire Service posted a video to Facebook showing a firefighter's body camera's perspective of the rescue Monday in the Kings Heath area of Birmingham.

The firefighters ...Read more

VIDEO: Wild fox plays with dog at public park in Scotland

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

(UPI) A man taking his dog for a walk in a Scottish park captured video of the canine playing with a wild fox after both animals apparently mistook each other for the same species.

Kris McDonald said he was walking his dog, Cricket, in Glasgow's Dowanhill Park when they came across a fox.

McDonald said the fox's intentions appeared friendly, ...Read more

My Pet World: Don't believe it; dogs can get fleas at a kennel

Pets / My Pet World /

We boarded our 115-pound white German shepherd, for 10 days. A few hours after picking him up from the kennel, we discovered he had fleas. The kennel owner said the flea life cycle was 14 days and therefore, my dog could not have gotten fleas during his stay. She said that the fleas couldn't have jumped from another dog or from the surroundings ...Read more

VIDEO: Athletic dog interrupts Argentinian soccer game

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

(UPI) A scrappy dog brought a soccer game in Argentina to a halt after rushing onto the field to get into the action.

TyC sports shared video Monday of the energetic pup trying to dribble the ball down the field with its head during the second half of the Argentinian Superliga match between San Lorenzo and Arsenal di Sarandi.

The dog stole ...Read more

Want to drink with your pet? This website tells you where you can.

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

The only thing better than a cold beer on a warm day is drinking it accompanied by your best four-legged friend. Now, a Wake Forest, N.C., business is making that easier to do. recently unveiled its list of dog-friendly breweries. It joins the website's list of dog-friendly restaurants, beaches and other attractions. Named "...Read more

VIDEO: Wild jaguar makes rare appearance on Arizona wildlife camera

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

(UPI) A conservation nonprofit shared wildlife camera footage of a rare wild jaguar found living in the mountains of Arizona.

The Center for Biological Diversity posted a video Thursday to Facebook showing the jaguar, recently dubbed Sombra by students at Paulo Freire Freedom School - University Campus in Tucson, wandering the Chiricahua ...Read more

VIDEO: British fire crew frees puppy with head caught in snack jar

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

(UPI) A hungry puppy in England found itself in a tight spot after getting its head stuck inside a glass snack jar.

Crews from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service shared photos of the pup as they managed to gently pull its head free.

"Pictures of Buddy the chug pup, who was rescued by [Hampshire Fire and Rescue's animal rescue team] earlier ...Read more

Firefighters rescue curious kitten trapped inside car engine

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

(UPI) A Texas woman's morning commute was interrupted after she discovered a tiny kitten under the hood of her car.

Kara Tumlinson's husband Kevin recounted the story in a Reddit post, alongside photos of the gray striped stowaway they named Max.

"She's a project manager and had driven to a job site. When she got there, she heard this little ...Read more

Iowa bride replaced wedding bouquets with puppies

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

(UPI) An Iowa woman put a unique spin on her wedding party by replacing traditional flower bouquets with rescue puppies.

Samantha Clark, 23, teamed up with AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport, which shared photos of Clark and her bridesmaids posing with the tiny puppies.

"Our puppies were in a wedding! They were the 'bouquets' held by the ...Read more

Young 'astronaut' walking his dog inspires Internet photoshop battle

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

(UPI) A photo of a young boy dressed in a full astronaut walking his dog inspired an impromptu online photoshop competition.

Reddit user kchitownp shared the image to the Photoshop battles subreddit, encouraging users to modify the image.

The challenge received hundreds of responses, as users placed the young boy and his dog into various ...Read more

A respectful, eco-friendly way to say goodbye

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

SEATTLE -- From a few feet away, the metal trays look to be holding tiny rocks, plucked by a very particular and tidy collector. A closer look reveals that each tray holds not rocks, but remains -- one holds the bony bits of a ferret, the other a cat; both were pets, and both are done with their jobs as companions.

One more thing they have in ...Read more

Arizona troopers stop traffic for dog stuck on roadway

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

(UPI) Traffic in Arizona came to a halt on Tuesday, as troopers attempted to rescue a dog stranded on a local roadway.

Gil Estrada shared a photo of the stranded dog pressed up against the barrier of a southbound roadway on Tuesday morning and said Department of Public Safety had been contacted to help.

"Poor fella hasn't moved, up against the...Read more

Dog and kitten form friendship at London shelter

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

(UPI) A newborn kitten formed a special friendship with a 3-year-old dog after being rushed to an animal shelter in England.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home shared video Tuesday of the recently rescued kitten Ava and her new best friend Barney the Labrador, who took on the role of caring for the tiny cat.

"She is still so young that she needs ...Read more

My Pet World: Why dogs greet you with toys in their mouths

Pets / My Pet World /

Dear Cathy,

I have a two-year-old spayed female cocker spaniel named Roxy. She is a wonderful dog. Whenever anyone comes to the house, including myself, she picks up one of her stuffed toys and runs over to whoever came in with it in her mouth. She gets very excited and her tail wags. I think that she wants to play or is just showing she is ...Read more

VIDEO: Finn the dog runs for mayor of Canadian town

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

(UPI) A dog in Canada is seeking to take a bite out of local government by running for mayor of a Newfoundland city.

Dog trainer Glenn Redmond on Sunday shared a video promoting Finn the Australian cattle dog as a new candidate for mayor of St. John's.

Finn took to the campaign trail to encourage residents about his plans to help business, ...Read more

Pet Vet: Afraid to have your dog's teeth cleaned? That fear is what puts them at risk

Pets / Pet Help /

Sharie takes care of Stumpy, a 7-year-old terrier mix, a neutered male, that lives both inside and outside. Sharie has had Stumpy's teeth cleaned in the past and wonders how often it's necessary. She wants to take care of his teeth but is concerned about the anesthetic procedure when they are cleaned. She has heard that his teeth can be cleaned ...Read more

VIDEO: First-ever litter of male liligers born at Oklahoma Zoo

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

(UPI) An Oklahoma zoo announced the birth of what was described as the first litter of male liligers -- three quarters lion, one quarter tiger -- in the world.

Joe Schreibvogel, aka Joe Exotic, announced a female liger -- a hybrid animal resulting from the coupling of a male lion and a female tiger -- gave birth Sunday to four male liligers at ...Read more

VIDEO: Illinois dog gently rescues earthworms from hot asphalt

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

(UPI) An Illinois woman shared video of her dog displaying an unusual behavior -- rescuing earthworms from the hot road.

The video, recorded amid sunny weather in East St. Louis, shows Holliday the border collie/German shepherd mix gently picking up earthworms from the hot asphalt with her mouth and placing them in the grass.

"On walks, she ...Read more

My Pet World: How foster families help pets and their families after disasters

Pets / My Pet World /

Dear Cathy,

We live in Wisconsin, but would love to care for someone's dog from Hurricane Harvey until they get back on their feet. We have a two-year-old white German Shephard who is great with kids and other dogs. Please let us know how we can do this. -- Paul and DeAnne O., Wisconsin

Dear Paul and DeAnne,

It's very nice of you to want to ...Read more

Dog show aims to dispel pit bulls' stigma

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When most people think of a pit bull dog, the images are not usually pleasant.

A group working to change the perception of the dogs held a show recently at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds.

The Mid-Missouri American Pit Bull Terrier Club hosted owners and their dogs in from several states, as well as Canada.

"...Read more