It was an emotional moment on May 19 when Raymond McNamara reunited with his 20-year-old blind cat, Lily, after she was lost for two months in Florida. “Hey Lily, you happy to be home? Happy your daddy’s got you?” Kathy Bieniek, the vice president of Saving Sage Animal Rescue in Miami, can be heard saying to McNamara in a video posted on YouTube.
Weighing in at a whopping 30.8 pounds and measuring 3.93 feet long, Omar is much bigger than your average Australian cat. Owner Stephanie Hirst said she expected Omar, a 3-year-old Maine coon cat, to weigh a maximum of 20 pounds. “We sort of realized that he’s not nearly done growing yet,” Hirst told Australia’s Network Seven.
Adoption offers are pouring in for an adorable male tortoiseshell cat named Burrito. The 6-week-old kitten has beaten the genetic odds by being born a boy, which is considered rare due to the gene that controls the orange and black fur color, found on the X chromosome. “When I turned little Burrito over I was so surprised,” said Dr. Erin Henry of the AWA.
This is certainly a new take on the famous play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Instead, it’s a dog on a shingled roof. Huckleberry, a golden retriever in Austin, Texas, has become a social media star for his unusual antics of hanging out on his owners’ roof. Sarafina Nance, who lives in the neighborhood, said she’ll never forget the first time she laid eyes on Huck, or rather, when he laid eyes on her, peering down from his perch.
Owen the puppy hasn’t always had such a sweet life: He was found in an old fridge with his mom and six siblings after being abandoned. “From what we understand is that they were abandoned in the fridge,” Madison Luscombe, a board member at the South Plains SPCA in Texas, told ABC News. “We had gone to the shelter a couple of times,” said Quintana, 20.
When one Michigan shelter held an event to empty its cages, all its animals were adopted except for one dog with health issues. Eastwood, a 1-year-old red-coated Labrador retriever, was the only animal left in the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society in Harbor Springs, Michigan, last Saturday after 21 others went home with new families. The dogs and cats were adopted thanks to an event called Empty the Shelters, sponsored by the Bissell Pet Foundation, which paid for all the adoption fees.
Footage of a veterinarian singing to his furry patient is capturing the hearts of animal lovers across the internet.On April 27, Dr. Ross Henderson was recorded serenading Ruby the golden retriever at Fox Animal Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. The video, which was shared on the hospital Facebook page, has been viewed more than 260,000 times."Dogs spend 99 percent of their time at home and when they come into the hospital, we try to give them as pleasant an experience as possible," Henderson told ABC News. ...
Before Beth and Michael Clark came along, Rocky was just a feeble, elderly dog who may have otherwise never found a home to live out the rest of his days. Luckily, the couple laid eyes on him one day when dropping off donations at the Anne Arundel County Animal Shelter in Maryland. "He was really frail," Beth Clark told ABC News.
The calf whose birth captured the internet’s attention has been given a name: Tajiri. The name of April the giraffe’s calf was announced today on “Good Morning America” by Jordan Patch, the owner of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. “Tajiri is a word in Swahili that means hope,” Patch said.
Kennedy Sartwell and Jake Terry of Warrensburg, Missouri, had a sex reveal photo shoot for the dog. “I’ve been looking for a puppy for quite a while and I’ve been wanting to do some way to announce it to the world,” Kennedy, 19, told ABC News. The black lab and German shepherd mix had a blast being the center of attention.
A family in Houston, Texas, discovered an unexpected feline stowaway stuck in the wall of their apartment. According to ABC-owned station KTRK, the Guerrero/Griffin family noticed something was strange when their dog "Little Momma" was barking and growling at a wall inside their home. Show Mommy.' But she wasn't looking at the door," Alexis Guerrero told KTRK.
These pups are sleeping in doggy paradise.Corgi owners Jonathan and Lisa, of Havre de Grace, Maryland, transformed a retro TV into this chic dog bed.Their dogs, Buckley, a Corgi, and Cy, a Border Collie/Corgi mix, are enjoying their new digs, but the family’s newest addition, a long haired tortoiseshell cat named Moxxi, has treated it like her own because “she’s already the boss,” Lisa told ABC News with a laugh.The creative DIY project took them a little more than a month to complete. The couple worked on it periodically on weekends. ...
April the giraffe finally gave birth to a healthy male calf this Saturday in Harpursville, New York, as over 1 million people watched in real time from around the world on the Animal Adventure Park's livestream. The internet-famous baby giraffe, however, still does not have a name, according to Jordan Patch, the owner of Animal Adventure Park, who appeared live on "Good Morning America" today to ask for the public's help in naming the calf. The money raised will be used for giraffe conservation efforts, the charity Ava's Little Heroes and also go toward supporting the Animal Adventure Park where April the giraffe and her calf reside.
A 6-week-old kitten named Porsche has a new lease on life thanks to a quick-thinking firefighter. On Thursday, the owner of a 2016 Porsche Cayenne called 911 after hearing meows coming from the car's engine. "Firefighter Eric Fillyaw, he's a mechanical guy — he saw some fur in the motor first and basically said, 'The only way we can get this cat out is we're going to have to take the car apart,'" Heiser said.
One dog who was gifted a new doggie bed by his owners wasn't deterred from enjoying his new digs even though the bed was entirely too small for him. Kenny is a 10-year-old golden retriever mix who lives in Elkhart, Indiana. After he tested out his new miniature bed, his owner Paeton Mathes took a few hilarious photos, which quickly went viral when she posted them to Twitter.
A North Carolina squirrel is living the dream: two special mini cones of ice cream per day served up by her human friends.Putter the squirrel lives in a tree above Fantasy Isle Ice Cream and Mini Golf in Holden Beach and has gotten quite comfortable fattening up with her daily treats.“You call her name, and she literally will come out of her nest in one of these big trees and hop her way down to the roof, ultimately to the rail and waits on her cone,” Scott Martin told local ABC affiliate WWAY. He co-owns the business with his wife, Pam Martin. ...
They're called the Rat Pack, and the internet has fallen in love. Sasha the dog, Jack the cat and Tweaks the rat formed an unlikely bond when living with a Wisconsin family. But when the family members had to move and weren't able to take the pets with them, they dropped them off at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society in Wisconsin on March 1, the organization's admissions manager, Cari Tetzlaff, told ABC News.
Miracle the dog’s backstory is truly a heroic one, and now she needs a home.It’s believed Miracle, a pitbull mix, rescued her puppies in December from a factory fire in South Carolina, and was injured in the process.“Apparently a passerby picked her up from the road and they knew she had been living in the abandoned factory because they saw her come and go,” Victoria McGonigal, owner of Dochas n Gra Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Chesterfield, South Carolina, told ABC News. “The day she got picked up was the day the warehouse had a fire. ...
The most paw-dorable new wedding trend is using puppies in lieu of bouquets—and this Charlotte, North Carolina, bride nailed it. Meghan Butler, an attorney and owner of four adopted animals, had each of her bridesmaids hold a pup from the Greater Charlotte SPCA in her wedding photos with the hopes the pictures would help them find forever homes. “One of my bridesmaids holding the adult dog in the photo, she’s a foster mom for the Charlotte SPCA,” Butler told ABC News.
Hip, hip, hooray!A hippo has been born at the Memphis Zoo.Binti, a Nile hippopotamus, gave birth to her second calf, a female that has not yet been named, on March 23.The big bundle of joy weighed in at 76 pounds.“This is one of our most significant births in a long, long time,” Matt Thompson, the director of animal programs at the Memphis Zoo, said in a press release. “It’s also incredibly special — as Binti and her baby are carrying on our legacy of hippos in their brand new home, Zambezi River Hippo Camp.”The baby will make her public debut on April 8. ...
Lennox, 11, was reduced to tears when he was surprised with the return of his neighbor’s dog. Bogart the dog had been away in California for a year while his musician owner was on tour. "I have known the emotional drama that he had felt while Bogart was away," Lennox’s mom, Ellen Goebel, told ABC News.
Tian Tian, a giant panda at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., decided to show off his acrobatic skills while climbing a tree.At one point in a video of his feat, the crowd gasps as Tian Tian dangles precariously head down.Miraculously, Tian Tian did not tumble out of the tree.You could call this stunt a midlife crisis of sorts. Tian Tian turns 20 this year, and giant pandas typically live 30 years in captivity. The oldest giant panda on record is 38 years old, according to the Smithsonian's National Zoo. ...
A dog named Lucy might be ready for a name change to Lucky.According to ABC station KABC, the canine was hiking with her owners in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu on Sunday when she fell into a 30-foot hole. Los Angeles County’s Urban Search & Rescue team responded to the scene and lowered firefighter Matt Walmsley into the opening.Using a safety rope, Walmsley told KABC, “I got it around the dog and stood her up and got her in my arms and up we came.”Firefighters say the incident underscores the importance for dog owners to keep their furry friends on a leash.
A 6-year-old cat named BooBoo, who went missing from her California home, has turned up four years later in an entirely different country. Today, BooBoo reunited with her owner after the Guelph Humane Society in Guleph, Ontario, tracked the family down through the cat's microchip. "They were very surprised and eager to get her back," said Melissa Stolz, the shelter's animal program and intake coordinator.