(UPI) A Virginia animal shelter said a cat named Dennis Quaid will soon be on his way to a new happy home -- with actor Dennis Quaid.
The Far From Heaven actor said he happened to see a WSLS-TV story about a cat that shares his name at the Lynchburg Humane Society and decided he had to give the feline a home.
"It was really off the wall, but I...Read more
(UPI) A family boating on Lake Michigan conducted an unusual rescue when they found a dog swimming 4 miles from shore.
Jeannie Wilcox said she and her family were taking their boat on a 12-hour trip from Grand Haven, Mich., to Frankfort, Mich., and about eight hours into the trip they spotted something in the water.
"I see this red animal in ...Read more
The only thing that can make sleeping under the stars on a warm, breezy summer night better is having your dog with you. Bringing your pet along for camping trips is a fun and adventurous way to enjoy nature and get some exercise together, but it does come with some added responsibilities.
The American Kennel Club shares the following safety...Read more
(UPI) A cat brought into a Las Vegas shelter as a stray was reunited with his family 10 years after going missing from a friend's house.
Heather Whitener said Logan the cat fled from a friend's house a decade ago, and the family was shocked to receive a call this week from The Animal Foundation saying the feline had been found.
The Animal ...Read more
(UPI) Palmerston, the British Foreign Office's famous feline "Chief Mouser," announced he is retiring to spend more time relaxing away from the limelight.
A letter addressed to Sir Simon McDonald, permanent under-secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was posted to the Palmerston's official Twitter account to announce the cat'...Read more
(UPI) A dog spotted running loose in traffic on a Chicago highway was rescued by police with the help of concerned witnesses.
Video of the rescue Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 94 shows police and witnesses attempting to use their cars to block the dog's path as it runs through the roadway.
The footage shows one person get out of their car to...Read more
DEAR JOAN: We have a nice big set of windows that faces a partial hillside backyard and flat grass area. We've had some pretty major gopher problems with mounds all over our yard that my son rakes down regularly.
We also have ground squirrels who live on the hill that we enjoy watching frolic around the yard. There were three babies and the ...Read more
Certain foods have become associated with summer: grilled meats like chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs; chips and dips; watermelon and other fruits; ice cream and popsicles.
We generally recommend that dogs not receive table scraps so they don't develop bad eating habits, to prevent gastroenteritis due to a change in a dog's regular diet, and...Read more
(UPI) A dog who jumped out of a car window on a South Carolina highway was found 11 days later -- 600 miles away in Florida.
Tim Whitfield said his family got the dog, Bella, for his 90-year-old mother just a few months ago, and earlier this month the canine vanished after leaping from a car window on the highway near Charleston.
Whitfield ...Read more
DEAR JOAN: I pressure wash my birdbath two or three times per week and add fresh water, but red algae has appeared.
Is this something I need to clean out? We have a steady line of customers for the birdbath, and no ill effects apparent. Should I be more diligent cleaning my birdbath?
John P. Bronson, San Jose, Calif.
DEAR JOHN: Most algae, ...Read more
(UPI) A St. Bernard, a breed of dog famous for conducting mountain rescues, was the subject of a rescue when the canine collapsed on England's highest mountain.
The Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team said in a Facebook post the owners of the dog, named Daisy, contacted rescuers to report the St. Bernard had collapsed and appeared to be experiencing ...Read more
Going on vacation can be costly and stressful, especially if you plan on bringing your family pet. During the current global health crisis, many families are rethinking travel this summer.
With plenty of dog-friendly fun in your area, you don't need to stray far from home to enjoy your vacation with your dog included. The American Kennel ...Read more
(UPI) Security cameras at a Russian bar were recording when a cash-obsessed kitten made two attempts to run off with stacks of cash.
The Pivbar CCCP in Anapa, Krasnodar Krai, shared surveillance camera footage to Instagram showing the kitten running through the pub with a bundle of banknotes.
The feline drops the stack of money before making ...Read more
(UPI) A Utah animal shelter said a cat that went missing 10 years ago was reunited with her owner after being brought in as a stray.
The Tooele City Animal Shelter said a stray cat was recently brought into the shelter by a person who said they had been feeding the stray feline, but they were preparing to move and were concerned about leaving ...Read more
Working remotely during the stay-at-home order, Kelly Sorfleet moved from the city to her parents' cottage in Michigan. Her loneliness led her to take in a foster dog in late May: 2-year-old basset hound Desi.
"After fostering dogs for a while, you prepare yourself to see the dog off to a new home," she said. "With this dog, I didn't see myself...Read more
Owning a pet at an early age can be a wonderful experience for children. Not only do kids become more active with pets, but they also learn a variety of valuable lessons, including responsibility and compassion. The first thing kids must learn about pets, however, is how to be safe around them.
Whether it is a dog you know, one you've never ...Read more
(UPI) A baby leopard escaped from its enclosure at a South Carolina zoo, prompting guests to be temporarily moved to indoor areas, city officials said.
Beth Brotherton, communications and neighborhood relations director for the City of Greenville, said the 4-month-old amur leopard cub escaped from the leopard exhibit at the zoo about 10:30 a.m....Read more
(UPI) A dog that went missing from her family's Kansas home turned up about a week later at the front door of her family's former home -- 60 miles away in Missouri.
Colton Michael said family members returned to their home in Lawson, Mo., recently and were surprised to find a dog on their porch.
Michael, who moved into the home two years ago, ...Read more
(UPI) Firefighters in California came to the rescue of a dog found trapped in a drain pipe on the University of California Santa Barbara campus.
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department said a member of the public heard the dog crying in distress from a drain pipe on the school's campus and alerted authorities.
Firefighters climbed into the ...Read more
(UPI) A Kentucky couple said taking care of a stray cat paid off when they stopped to buy food for the feline and won a $50,000 lottery jackpot.
The Florence couple told Kentucky Lottery officials they were out running errands when they decided to stop at the Turfway Food Mart to buy food for a stray cat that lives around a local shopping ...Read more