WASHINGTON -- Yes, you can eat dog or cat for lunch in most states. Or dinner. Or anytime.
Unless Congress acts on a new plan that would subject anyone who kills those animals for human consumption to a jail term and up to a $2,500 fine.
The House farm bill, approved this week by the House Agriculture Committee, would apply those penalties to ...Read more
(UPI) A California man said he was checking his home security camera footage and was shocked to see a mountain lion wander past his house.
Steve Guevara, 64, said he was reviewing the footage on the camera pointing toward the road from his San Jose home when he spotted the large adult cougar.
"I was looking through footage from the camera and ...Read more
We rescued a miniature poodle in 2016. He was 5 months old. It has been a trying 18 months. We took (obedience) training with him and he got the basics. He just turned 2 and no longer eats everything he finds. But he has bitten both my husband and me on multiple occasions. I'm at a loss as what to do. I have had poodles all my life,...Read more
(UPI) The makers of upcoming documentary Superpower Dogs said the final day of filming brought a Guinness World Record for largest dog photo shoot.
The producers of the 3D IMAX documentary, which is scheduled to premiere in March 2019, said 108 dogs and their owners gathered in Los Angeles for a "Superpower your Dog Day" event on the last day ...Read more
ARCADIA, Pa. -- For spring break this year, college students Kiara Jacoby and Tori Zaccaria decided to go to a hurricane-ravaged Texas town just south of Houston to help an 87-year-old woman repair her badly damaged home.
On their last day there, a dog showed up.
The light tan pit bull mix wandered on to the property with no collar or ...Read more
Why are photos and videos of cats high-fiving suddenly popping up on Facebook and Instagram?
Ask Jackson Galaxy, host of Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell."
Last year, Galaxy launched Cat Pawsitive, a program that encourages animal shelters to teach cats how to do tricks, like giving high-fives, to make them more attractive for adoption. ...Read more
(UPI) A Florida court ruled that two former neighbors must split custody of a dog after a dispute about who's the dog's rightful owner.
Pinellas County Judge Lorraine Kelly recently said Tina Marie Walker, 53, and David Somerville, 68, each have a right to Elario, a 4-year-old, 100-pound Labrador and must abide by a visitation calendar to share...Read more
(UPI) Police in Massachusetts said a wild baby fox used a doggy door to wander into the home of a surprised family.
The New Bedford Police Department said animal control officers were dispatched to a home last week on a report of a fox that wandered into a home through a doggy door.
Animal Control Officer Manny Maciel brought the baby fox to ...Read more
The Shekhinah is ComingValjean Tchakirides
The Shekhinah is Coming: Secrets of the Divine presents a circular study of what Tchakirides calls "the divine plan that ends where it begins - 'in LIGHT'". This work bridges the gap between religion and science, offering explanations of recent NASA discoveries and suggesting what they might ...
(UPI) A dashboard camera on a Wisconsin bus captured the unusual moment that a small black cat chased a coyote across the street.
The Milwaukee County Transit System posted a video to Facebook showing the unusual animal chase that took place in front of driver Johnel Morris' bus on Wednesday.
The video also shows footage from inside the bus ...Read more
(UPI) A subway track inspector in New York got down onto the tracks to rescue a dog that wandered into a tunnel and was nearly struck by a train.
Edlin Cruz, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority track inspector, said the dog was first spotted on the tracks at the Wilson Avenue stop in Buckwick, Brooklyn, about 3:40 a.m.
The canine was ...Read more
I have a 7-year-old cat named Squeaky. She was fixed as a kitten and is an indoor cat. She was the only cat for two years before we inherited a second kitty from my son. The second cat really brought Squeaky out of her shell. Both cats get along fine, but Squeaky is not friendly with other people. One of my sons moved back home and ...Read more
(UPI) An Arizona woman captured footage of a tense and unusual encounter between a coyote and a rattlesnake in the middle of a road.
Annie Kane said she filmed the video Sunday morning when she spotted the two wild animals in the street near Baseline and Recker roads in Mesa.
The video shows the coyote and rattlesnake lunging at one another ...Read more
(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
Reeling from a string of high-profile mishaps involving pets, the airline industry is launching a new certification program designed to improve the safety of animal passengers.
The International Air Transport Association, a trade organization representing 280 airlines, announced the program Thursday. It takes into account both physical and ...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
Nani is our 15-year-old cat. We lost her brother four years ago. She was depressed for two years, but then improved. When the family is all gone at once, I have someone come in every day to check on Nani, change the litter, and feed her.
In December, we were gone for 13 days. Around day nine, she stopped eating and using her litter...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
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