As Naja settles in, I start to see how the abuse has hurt him. Any quick movements make him jump; any attempts to pet his head cause him to flinch. I have my work cut out for me, as I want him to trust and feel secure.
If there are two things that Los Angeles-based Lucy Butler knows about, it's acting and travel. As an actress, her success spans theatre (Chicago's Se...
Mark was found on the side of a busy road. He was unaltered and looked like he had been on his own for a bit. My husband and I took him to Dekalb Coun...
When you hear or read the term "marine mammal," chances are you think immediately of a sleek dolphin, or a graceful whale. But not all marine mammals are of the hairless variety. Sea otters, like the five we have here at Shedd Aquarium in fact, set the record for hairiness! Sea otters have more hairs per square inch on their body surface than any other known animal.
Thank you for coming into my life when I needed you most, trying the various people and places on for size right alongside of me, and being my true companion for all these years.
Next time you're thinking about adding a four legged furry friend to your family, think about adoption. There are 1000s of animals in local shelters that need your help.
After my first year of veganism, I made a decision: I couldn't watch the people closest to me eat meat. I see so many images of animal murder online. I've desensitized myself to much of the gore, but every bloody meme and slaughterhouse video stays in my subconscious.
Just two years after immigrating to the United States, Cuban born, and Venezuelan raised, Maria Conchita Alonso, made her Hollywood film debut in 1984...
A pet is one of those words like "lady" that has a patronizing, old fashioned air to it. Once an animal enters you life it is not the local rep from t...
When professional athletes get injured during a game they are examined immediately. The clock stops and the fans wait with baited breath until the athlete either gets up and rejoins the game or is escorted off the field.
When news of death and terror fills our minds, when a crude parody of a man threatens to become the ruler of our great nation, when things seem darkest: Then comes a pig.
Shit's kind of heavy for all of us right now, and we have a long road ahead, but I thought maybe, just maybe, you'd like five minutes of light reading about how I saved a cat and she saved me.
"I have always loved dogs because they are such great companions and never judge you," Wells says. "They will protect you with their lives and always want to please you. They love you so much and it's only fair if we help them out of sticky situations."
The reality is, not every animal will have a home tomorrow. Or the next day, or the next. They won't even all have homes next year. So I rescue. And I triumph. And my heart breaks. But most importantly... I rescue.
My time with the Dutch Animal Ambulance Amsterdam has taught me that we all have a duty to prevent or at the very least reduce the suffering of the animals around us.
The creature found abandoned in a vacant house in August 2015 was barely recognizable as a dog. He was severely ill and terrified, and when Rescue Dogs Rock founder Ginny agreed to take him on, she knew he'd face a long road to recovery.