Monday morning cute animal video: Juggling otters!

I love otters. The top video is from youTube user mattbeetee and was shot in 2009 in Blackpool, UK. The bottom video is from scswift, taken in 2007 at the Miami Zoo. Just goes to show that fun is fun the world over! … [Read more...]

Retired cop forced to give up pit bull service dog – do you care about Breed Specific Legislation now?

According to Breed Specific Legislation, our dog Bailey would be illegal if our community adopted BSL.

Folks involved in animal rescue know all about Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), but many average dog owners don't understand what it really means when communities adopt laws banning dogs of specific breed or physical characteristics.Then a story like this one hits the front page: retired police officer James Sak is being forced to get rid of  his service dog Snickers, just because the five-year-old is a Pit bull-mix.Sak was a police officer in Chicago for 32 years, almost half that time … [Read more...]

Drunk driver hits deer, then drives it to hospital

Andrew Caswell was driving drunk when he hit a deer and then tried to take it to the hospital.

Andrew Caswell may have failed his sobriety test, but let's give him an "A" for effort. Or for at least making us laugh.When the 29-year-old Greece, NY man was stopped by police early Monday morning, December 19, 2007, he told police he'd hit a deer and was taking it to the hospital to be treated.It started when police responded to a call at around 2:24 a.m. Monday morning for the report of a car accident involving a deer. According to published reports, witnesses saw two men arguing on t … [Read more...]

Winner named in 2011 Inspiration in Action contest

The Belize Wildlife Conservation Network has been awarded $25,000 as the grand prize winner in the 2011 Inspiration in Action contest

Heska Corporation,  a leading provider of veterinary diagnostic and specialty products, has announced that, based on total votes received, the Belize Wildlife & Referral Center (BWRC), has been awarded $25,000 as the grand prize winner in the 2011 Inspiration in Action contest.The contest was designed to help bring to life inspired veterinary projects around the world. The finalists included Belize Wildlife & Referral Center; Inspiring Future Leaders in Veterinary Science; Project V. … [Read more...]

The real family behind “We Bought A Zoo”

On December 23, the movie "We Bought A Zoo," starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, hits theaters. It's the story of a father who, following his wife's untimely death, moves his young family to the California countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo, Rosemoor Wildlife Park.But did you know that the film is based on a real story?The real Benjamin Mee was a reporter for the UK's The Guardian. When his father died, his mother wanted to sell her home and move to something … [Read more...]

Electric eels power holiday display at Living Planet Aquarium (video)

The Living Planet Aquarium, in Sandy, UT. just south of Salt Lake City, has created a shocking display for Christmas: a light display powered by electric eels.Now that's an eco-friendly idea!A Christmas display in the "Journey To South America" gallery is blinking by using the energy generated by an electric eel in a nearby tank. "We took the voltage produced by the eel via stainless steel electrodes and used it to power a sequencer," said Terry Smith, Project Manager at Cache Valley … [Read more...]

5 reasons not to give a pet as a Christmas gift (and one idea how to do it, if you insist)

Too cute!

There's nothing cuter than the image of a fluffy little puppy under the Christmas tree, big red bow tied around is neck, surrounded by brightly wrapped packages, just waiting for your children to pad downstairs in the their little jammies as they cry out with delight. Oooh! Aaaah!! A puppy!That, my friends, is one dangerous image.Christmas is not the time to introduce a new puppy to the family, especially if it's a surprise gift. Unlike the ugly sweater Aunt Edith sent from Peoria or the … [Read more...]

A Christmas stocking filled with … a puppy! (photo)

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care ...

Too, too cute! My friend Kim at Gentle Shepherd Farms in Franklinville, NY share this super cute puppy photo - just one of five little  merle Border collie pups ready for their new homes. (Kim is the breeder where I got my darling little devil, Bandit. But don't hold that against her.)Do you have a Christmas or holiday pet photo you'd like to share?Check out more reader photos! … [Read more...]

Setting the record straight on Barkworks, puppy mills and the work of CAPS

  Last week I told you that back in October, Macerich has banned the sale of live animals at 70 of its malls nationwide in response to protests from animal rescue groups. My post was based on a story at GlobalAnimal.org and some press materials from Best Friends Animal Society in regards to a lawsuit they filed.I heard back immediately from Deborah Howard, President of Companion Animal Protection Society, who wanted to share some information to help clarify and expand the … [Read more...]

Monday morning cute animal video: Cute baby … sloths?

Last year, Lucy Cooke traveled to Costa Rica to visit the world's only sloth orphanage, where orphaned baby sloths whose mothers have been zapped by power lines or hit by cars are brought to the sanctuary to be cared for by legendary sloth whisperer Judy ArroyoAnimal Planet's "Too Cute!" debuted a documentary last night on the super cute baby sloths, and Cooke is also working on “The Little Book of Sloth” for Simon and Schuster. You can learn more at www.slothville.com. … [Read more...]


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