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People & Other Animals: Who Rescued Who?

Ken White | Posted 12.22.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

On occasion, someone will send me a story which needs a larger audience and nothing else from me. This is such a story, sent (along with the photo) from Anne Sallot.

Bonnie and Clyde: Bovine Edition

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.18.2013 | New York

Two New Jersey cows on their way to a slaughterhouse made a break for freedom Tuesday night. The two bovines escaped from their trailer pen in Paters...

You and Your Shelter

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

In only 90 days, how many homeless dogs and cats do you think one local animal shelter can help find permanent homes? 100? 1,000? 2,000?

Being Born as a Surplus Pet Is a Predictor of Shelter Relinquishment

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Our nation has long had a love affair with "pets" or "companion animals" -- dogs, cats, rabbits and other cute critters. But while we seem to value our relationships with the animals that share our homes, we're fickle.

How Rush Limbaugh Made Me Feel Safe In My Home

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

"This is a single family dwelling," I said. "Not Wild Kingdom. How do I get rid of them?"

Hurricane Sandy Dog Found In Nick Of Time

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.07.2013 | Good News

Missing for weeks after Hurricane Sandy, Buster the runaway dog was nearly done away. Just hours from being put to sleep at a shelter in Brooklyn,...

Scary Prank With 'Mountain Lion' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.25.2012 | Los Angeles

A mountain lion sleeping on your neighbor's patio table is a good reason to call 911. So Beverly Bradham of Laguna Beach, Calif., did the right thing,...

10 Household Items Your Local Animal Shelter Will Love

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

The next time you uncover old and unused things while cleaning your home, consider donating them to your local animal shelter. Everyday items you migh...

The Squirrel Amongst the Razors in Occam's Butter Churn

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 03.31.2012 | Comedy
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

There are many on Facebook who already question my sanity. Heaven knows, I myself question it much of the time. Usually, however, it doesn't answer me back in squeaks or leave droppings behind the piano.

Moose Caught Licking Cars In Steamboat

Posted 12.23.2011 | Denver

Forget cowlicks, in Steamboat Springs a "mooselick" may be more likely (though not the Urban Dictionary definition, which defines a mooselick as: "The...

An Opossum Encounter In Shaw; 'Cougar' Report At Glover Park Apartment

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There have been more reminders that nature is not a stranger to the District of Columbia. Monday morning, neighborhood blog Prince of Pe...

Odd Animal Removal Service

David Mizejewski | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

Check out the photo below. Something is not quite right about it.

Animal Control Warden Resigns After Euthanizing Wrong Dog

Yorkville, IL Patch | Jillian Duchnowski Email the Author | Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago

Troubled Kendall County Animal Control Warden Christine Johnson resigned Tuesday afternoon before county board members were expected to discuss firing...

Euthanized The Wrong Dog: Animal Control Official Put On Leave

Posted 09.28.2011 | Chicago

A warden working for Kendall County Animal Control was placed on administrative leave Friday after she admitted to lying to county officials after eut...

Florida Grandfather Caught Having Sex With His Dog: Cops

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

A Florida grandfather was charged with animal cruelty after his grandson allegedly found him naked and trying to have sex with a dog. Walton County...

Target the Hero Dog, and the Progress of Animal Rights

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Asher Smith

The issue of euthanization for stray animals is morally complex. There is, however, a middle ground that still acknowledges the inherent dignity and rights of these animals.

A Most Unfortunate Target

Suzy Shuster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzy Shuster

Target, the hero dog who saved American soldiers from a suicide bomber attack, was euthanized this week because of mistaken dog identity. This dog survives a suicide bomber and then is put to death by our barbaric animal "shelter" system.

Monkeyshines: Diaper-Wearing Capuchin Monkey Sets Off Criminal Probe

Herald News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COAL CITY -- A tiny diaper-wearing capuchin monkey whipped up a frenzy and launched a criminal probe after a woman complained to village officials abo...

Hooters for Neuters -- NYC Marquee Night Club Oct. 1

Dr. Belisa Vranich | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dr. Belisa Vranich

How to make the animal control fundraising event sexy? Add some poker playing and join forces with a local Hooters restaurant.

Animal Welfare and the Dog Days of Summer

Ellen Susman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Susman

The great Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by how it treats its animals." If we are to be judged by his adage, then we have failed.

Seven Tips for Preventing Dog Bites in Animal Care Professionals and Dog Lovers

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

Speaking in a happy voice and tossing multiple small treats can also change the dog's perception of what you're up to.