Dear Amy: I am a 74-year-old retired man. Over the course of my lifetime, I have had five or six dogs.
I live alone and my last dog died about a year and a half ago.
I've debated getting another dog for several months.
I preferred a dog that was a tad older, however, these dogs are hard to come by.
So after reading an article saying that it'...Read more
(UPI) A Tennessee nature center said a bobcat feared kidnapped from the facility is now believed to have escaped her would-be abductors and fled into the wild.
The Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center said Thursday that Evi the bobcat is believed to have fought against trespassers at the facility Monday night.
"We originally ...Read more
(UPI) A pair of bulls apparently escaped from a Baltimore slaughterhouse and ran loose through a neighborhood before being cornered by police.
The bulls, believed to have escaped from the George G. Ruppersberger & Sons slaughterhouse in West Baltimore, were spotted running loose through the neighborhood just after noon Thursday.
Police ...Read more
(UPI) A Massachusetts police department shared video of a teenager's unexpected encounter with a black bear in the driveway of a home.
The Barre Police Department shared home security camera footage that shows a girl appearing to look for something on the ground in her family's driveway.
A bear cub wanders across the lawn and crosses in front ...Read more
Feeling a bit stressed at work? Making one too many trips to the coffee machine? Ready to pull out your hair? Try a little puppy and kitten therapy.
People, Animals, Love and Support (PALS) will bring some adorable, adoptable puppies or kittens to your office for an hour of unmitigated cuteness and stress-reduction.
Now through Oct. 1, ...Read more
(UPI) Police in Texas surrounded a home where home invader reported by a resident turned out to be a confused deer.
The Lufkin Police Department said officers responded to a home about 6:11 a.m. Thursday when a woman called to report hearing a window shattering and strange footsteps inside her home.
Body camera footage shows the moment police ...Read more
(UPI) A teenager who was only on her second day as a licensed driver experienced an unusual hazard behind the wheel when a raccoon hitched a ride on her windshield.
Haylee Lowry, 16, was driving home from basketball practice with her mother in Tennessee when she thought she ran over a raccoon.
The animal surprised the mother and daughter ...Read more
(UPI) A New Zealand woman who stopped on her way home to chase a loose goat running through the Auckland city streets said someone stole her bike during the animal rescue.
Jessica Rose, an Albert-Eden Local Board member, said she was biking home about 9:30 p.m. Thursday when she spotted the goat running through a busy road in the Sandringham ...Read more
Dog owners, maybe you already know this, but your furry friend might be making you more active.
A study in the U.K. found that dog owners spend about 300 minutes walking with their dogs per week, about 200 minutes more than those without dogs.
Hundreds of households in a Liverpool community participated, meaning each dog owner lived in a ...Read more
Is your dog stressed out? Maybe you're the one who needs a belly rub.
New research finds that throughout a dog's life, the stress levels of a canine and his or her human tend to rise and fall together. In fact, stress in a dog appears to be more closely linked to the stress of its owner than it is to the dog's own temperament.
In the 15,000 ...Read more
(UPI) A motorist stopped by Station 42 for help after discovering a snake tail sticking out of the grill of their car. The crew successfully rescued the bull snake! pic.twitter.com/W3NY7pgkfC— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) June 4, 2019
Firefighters in Colorado came to the rescue of a woman who pulled into the station driveway -...Read more
Dear Joan: Is it possible for skunks to mate with cats and produce offspring? Asking for a friend who thinks her black-and-white kitten is part skunk, because when she found him in her backyard, he smelled like a skunk.
Dear L.: Your friend should first make sure she doesn't have a baby skunk, rather than a kitten. But no, skunks and ...Read more
(UPI) Police in Pennsylvania said they were called to help round up a "skinny dipping" bear that dashed through residents' yards before jumping into a pool.
The Bethlehem Police Department said they received multiple reports of a bear running through residents' yards in the Cloverleaf Street area early Sunday morning.
The bear decided to go "...Read more
(UPI) A Florida couple having a romantic picnic next to a lake had their amorous encounter ruined when an alligator dashed out of the water to steal their food.
Taylor Forte said she and her fiance, Trevor Walters, were having a picnic next to Lake Alice in Gainesville when the reptile appeared on the shore of the lake and quickly took over ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Polly Webb's pit bull-terrier may be named after one of the fiercer "Game of Thrones" characters, but Drogo proves more of a scaredy cat than a war lord.
"My dog, he's terrified of thunderstorms," Webb, a writer and editor from Northeast Baltimore's Govans neighborhood, said. "Usually, when he's shaking and afraid, he won't eat ...Read more
(UPI) Animal rescuers in Wales said a cat was "on the ropes" after ending up stranded on the roof of a boxing club for at least four days.
The RSPCA said animal collection officer Fiona Thomas responded to a Penarth Amateur Boxing Club, where a cat was spotted stuck in the gutter of the apex roof.
The group said members of the public reported ...Read more
(UPI) Police in New Jersey shared video of an animal control officer rescuing a fox cub that became stranded in the basement of a construction site.
The Princeton Police Department said Animal Control Officer Jim Ferry was summoned to the construction site when the small fox was spotted struggling in the hole that forms the basement of the ...Read more
(UPI) A California homeowner's security camera captured the moment a neighborhood cat protected their home by driving off a prowling coyote.
The Aldadena homeowner shared Ring camera footage showing the coyote wandering up to the property and being confronted by a cat, which the homeowner said does not belong to them.
The cat tussled with the ...Read more
(UPI) Animal rescuers in Wales said they took custody of a fox cub found acting lethargic near the equipment at a gas station.
The RSPCA said animal collection officer Fiona Thomas was dispatched when the baby fox was seen wandering along at the Welcome Break service station at the Cardiff Gate Business Park in the capital.
Thomas said the cub...Read more
(UPI) An Arizona resident captured video of an encounter with a surprising trespasser on their patio -- a lounging mountain lion.
The video, filmed Sunday on the patio of a Sabino Canyon area home, shows the cougar relaxing on the wooden boards without any apparent sign of being bothered by the human observer.
The Arizona Game and Fish ...Read more
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