Roo, a Chihuahua who was born with only two legs, has found a forever home just in time for Thanksgiving. It’s a big feel-good story over in the Los Angeles area, where he's spending Thanksgiving. He sure is a cutie. Click here to view the video of when the puppy that stole the hearts of people across the US meets his new forever owner. Keep the kleenex handy!
The Pet Industry is thriving. The idea travelled from the United States and now Britain's pet owners are breathing a huge sigh of relief. No more wrestling Kitty into her cat box, or marching Rover into an alien environment where he may be exposed to contagious diseases, sickness or parasites. Granny would also be safe from the constant trips to empty the litter tray and water the roses and the neighbours wouldn't need to hide from the annual doorbell when next doors suitcases appear down the drive!
During recent floodings in Oklahoma, three horses found themselves neck deep in water and close to death. Animal welfare and the fire department managed to rescue two of the horses but the third horse was swept the 25ft swollen creek. Officer Mike Sullivan said, " It was heartbreaking. All we could do was hope in God and pray the horse could catch it grip and swim to higher ground and get out of the water.
Well God must have been listening because Sullivan's prayers were answered. Check out the video report to hear ''Reg's'' story in full. Gotta love a happy ending!
Watch as animals show incredible kindness towards each other and offer protection for abandoned babies of other species.
Having grown up together at the Glen Afric Country Lodge, Tommy the golden retriever and Salati the leopard are now inseparable. Salati was rescued as an orphaned cub when she was 10 months old and she now spends her days chasing after tommy and snuggling up to each other after their walks. Check out this story in full at dailymail.co.uk.
Could a Beluga whale from Qingdao Polar Ocean World, China be the new Picasso? The whale discovered his love for painting after picking up a paint brush left behind by a visitor and the rest as they say is history! The 7 year-old star's paintings are now selling for hundreds pounds - to read this story in full go to Orange UK
Comet, a five year old rescued greyhound won over judges with his beaming smile and was crowned winner of the Superstar Smiles Photo Contest...
An unlikely patient walked into the emergency room at San Juan Regional Medical Centre on Saturday night. When the automatic doors opened hospital staff were surprised to find a dog with blood on his nose and paws...
Dogs are unique among non-human animals in that there is a long and storied history of dogs performing heroic, self-sacrificial acts for their human comrades. Below, we've put together a list of the eight most heroic dogs of all time. Click to read more...
Leo the Lion, Baloo the bear and Shere Khan the tiger go against all the rules of nature and form a close friendship, even sharing a house in Georgia. Rescued from drug lords who kept them as prized trophy's, these 3 special animals now spend their days together in loving harmony. To read more click here!
For anyone who thought sign language was just for humans, this dog has proved otherwise. Deaf canine Spot will sit, stay and come at the command of his carers after learning to understand their signs. He even knows when he has been naughty or good. The Jack Russell cross was handed to the Blue Cross Southampton adoption centre six months ago when his owner discovered he was deaf. To read more click here and go to Blue Cross website.
Keeping parrots as pets is a relatively new phenomenon in Ireland, and as a result there are few resources for our feathered friends here. I started www.parrots.ie to try to address this shortfall, giving Irish Parrot owners and breeders a place to find all of the information they might need, from sourcing food and toys, to help with behavioural issues and a place to chat about their parrots. There is a forum on the site, which is the only dedicated parrot forum for Irish owners and breeders.
Heidi Rhiann, a pig breeder from Wales was anguished when she witnessed her litter of 13 piglets dwindled to just seven. Apple sauce, the runt, was near death after being rejected from her mother. In an act of desperation, Heidi placed the rejected piglet in with her Dog Sasha who just had puppies.
Heidi goes on to say ''everyone started to panic, but "when we eventually got there to see, Sasha was suckling all puppies and piglet! Which is quite cute, isn't it? And she never looked back!" Apple sauce will now be kept as a family pet along with surrogate mom Sasha and siblings.
Petchums's favorite Cat 'Nora' wins ASPCA Cat Of The Year 2009! ''When Betsy Alexander and Burnell Yow visited an animal shelter in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, they never imagined they would adopt a feline prodigy. Nora is a five-year-old gray tabby, whose special piano-playing skills quickly became a YouTube sensation, drawing more than 15 million page views and inspiring a Lithuanian composer to arrange a symphony in her honor. Nora is a talented example of how shelter pets—far from being castoffs—often make the best animal companions''. Courtsey of ASPCA