(UPI) Animal rescuers in Texas shared video from the rescue of a puppy that wound up with its head stuck in the rim of a tire.
Bastrop County Animal Control and Shelter posted photos and videos to Facebook chronicling the rescue of the puppy, which was found with its head stuck in the tire rim while its concerned mother and siblings watched ...Read more
Tom has written in, describing his Beagle puppy Trio as "devilish." His list of troubles include having to replace three remote controls for his television thus far, due to Trio chewing on them, trying in vain to get socks, toilet paper, dish towels and his checkbook out of Trio's mouth before they are destroyed, and having to drive down to the ...Read more
(UPI) A New Hampshire animal rescue group shared photos of an unimpressed dog with a face full of quills after an encounter with a porcupine.
Granite State Dog Recovery posted photos to Facebook showing a beagle named Milo before and after the porcupine quills were removed from his face.
The post said Milo had escaped from his home in ...Read more
(UPI) An Arizona real estate agent showing a house captured video of some unexpected urban nature when a bobcat and a rattlesnake faced off next to the sidewalk.
Laura Lucky said she was showing a house in north Scottsdale to a couple from California when the fierce battle started to play out.
Lucky said the eastern diamondback rattlesnake bit...Read more
(UPI) The New York Fire Department rescued a kitten whose three-day adventure in a tree was initially thought to be an April Fools' prank.
Alexandra Sanchez said her kitten, Reese's, became stranded atop a 60-foot tree at the Kingsborough Houses complex in the Crown Heights are of Brooklyn on Sunday.
Sanchez said she tried calling 911, but ...Read more
Laura Cassiday, was searching on Facebook recently, looking at the different animal rescue pages, when she saw Baltimore County Animal Services' plea for a cat named Thomas.
The 26-year-old feline, then under the care of the Animal Allies Rescue Foundation, had been put up for adoption after his owner fell ill. The geriatric cat, too, had ...Read more
(UPI) A Colorado family rescued their dog from attacking mountain lion and part of the tense encounter was caught on security cameras.
The family shared security camera footage from the incident outside their Nederland house, where the homeowner said his daughter was the first to spot the cougar and called for family members to "grab the ...Read more
(UPI) Animal rescuers responded to a hotel in England where a small cat became wedged between two automatic glass doors.
Phoebe Nyatsambo, assistant operations manager for the Premier Inn in Luton, Bedfordshire, England, said she was working the morning shift Wednesday when she "spotted a small cat outside the sliding doors."
"It was raining ...Read more
(UPI) An Oregon man on safari in Africa ended up in a closer-than-expected encounter with a cheetah that jumped into the back seat of the SUV.
A video captured by Peter Heistein on the Grand Ruaha Safari in Tanzania shows safari-goer Britton Hayes sitting still inside the tour vehicle while the cheetah watches him from the seat behind him.
(UPI) A Canadian photographer stopped on a logging road to capture video of an "epic" scene: A female lynx fighting off an unwanted mating attempt at the top of a tree.
Amos Wiebe said he was driving Wednesday evening on a logging road near Grand Prairie, Alberta, when he spotted the two felines scrapping about 100 feet up a tree.
Wiebe said ...Read more
Maria has written in about her Cocker spaniel, Molly. It seems that, although Molly loves to swim in the pool, she detests getting a bath. Maria bathes Molly herself, in the bathtub, every few weeks. Molly's behavior has worsened over time, to the point that it has now become a bathing battle that Maria feels she is losing.
Not to worry, Maria....Read more
Q: How and when did someone ever come up with the notion that "a cat has nine lives"?
-- Patricia Porter
A: Among my dozens of cat T-shirts is one that has a golden puss on a pedestal with a message that starts: "The Ancient Egyptians Worshipped Cats as Gods."
Then, thinking of every cat's supposed finickiness, it adds snidely, "Cats Have ...Read more
(UPI) A traveler on a stretch of road in a California desert captured video of a wild coyote chasing their vehicle at a high speed.
The video, captured Wednesday, shows the vehicle traveling on a road through Death Valley while the coyote runs close behind.
The filmer said the animal appeared to be looking for food.
"At first when he was in ...Read more
A search for a lost and much-beloved pit bull named Steve ended happily Friday, March 23 nearly a week after the dog disappeared from his central Fresno home.
An emotional plea by Steve's owner, Nicholas Dodson, for his dog's safe return was answered after his message was shared on Facebook nearly 12,000 times since the prior Tuesday evening.
(UPI) Animal control officers in Pittsburgh were filmed conducting a capture during a highly unusual call -- a bobcat that somehow ended up on a sightseeing boat.
Crew members on the Empress, a sightseeing boat with the Gateway Clipper Fleet, were conducting their inspection before passenger boarding started for the day Sunday when they spotted...Read more
(UPI) Colorado Springs firefighters said they were surprised to learn that the littler of "puppies" they rescued from a storm drain were actually baby foxes.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department tweeted photos showing firefighters fishing what were initially thought to be abandoned puppies out of a storm drain near the closed St. Francis ...Read more
(UPI) A Florida man whose cat disappeared in the aftermath of a 2004 hurricane has been reunited with his beloved pet 14 years later.
The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast said in a Facebook post that the cat was found as a stray late last week and officials discovered he had a microchip with his owner's information.
Perry Martin said he ...Read more
Q: My dog Ruben was recently labeled as 'fat' by a well-meaning friend and dog lover. My vet has never mentioned a weight problem, and I feed Ruben the recommended amount of food as noted on the back of the bag, but now that I look at him, maybe he is a little portly.
A: My first recommendation for you, Tom, is to specifically ask your ...Read more
Dear Amy: My husband and I are friends with a couple-- "Rose and Jack," who enjoy entertaining in their home.
Here is the problem: Jack and Rose have a beloved cat that has the run of the house, including tables and countertops, as well as the kitchen sink. This has always made my husband and me uncomfortable, but it does seem to be typical cat...Read more
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