Lucky the dog is having a very Merry Christmas this year.Her owners’ trash collectors, Orlando Ippolito and Otis Williams, surprised him with a Christmas gift: Her very own personalized ornament, along with a touching card.“Lucky is always our favorite. We always look forward to Lucky,” Ippolito, of Midland Park, New Jersey, told ABC News.The trash collectors quickly bonded with Lucky, who was adopted by Bobbe Kutcha after her previous dog died.“We always used to see the owner of Lucky walking their previous dog,” Orlando recalled. ...
Meet Jeda and Anala, the two adorable baby tiger cubs recently born at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, who made their television debut on "Good Morning America" today. The endangered Sumatran tiger cubs, born this August, are the first tigers ever born at Animal Kingdom.
A bride who incorporated her love of a dog breed into her wedding vows was later surprised by her groom with a puppy -- at their wedding reception. The bride, identified as Lauren, recited her wedding vows in a July 2017 ceremony in Ayrshire, Scotland, according to the video posted online. “I love that you have taken in my passion or obsession for Westies,” Lauren said, referring to the nickname for West Highland White Terriers.
The force was with this puppy when he turned one last Wednesday.Deuce, the beloved bulldog of Charles Wilson-Adams, a senior communications media major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, received a "Star Wars"-themed birthday party for first birthday.The party, in which approximately 20 partygoers feted the American bulldog, featured a birthday cake, piñata, paper plates, a banner and balloons all in the theme. Wilson-Adams, 24, threw the party and even gifted his pet a "Star Wars" sweatshirt to wear for his special day. ...
Meet Sqweeks, the newest member of the police department in Tryon, North Carolina. It startled me a bit and I stepped back to see a dark fur ball looking at me,” police officer Alan Corn told ABC News of his discovery.
A New York City neighborhood cat got into the holiday spirit. The feline was squatting in Jesus' manger in a Nativity scene last Sunday, and photographer Brooke Goldman noticed it while walking her boyfriend to a subway station in the borough of Queens. "I saw him there, and I just had to take a photo," said Goldman, who has been shooting photos professionally for six years.
An 18-month-old working cocker spaniel romped in snow for the first time Thursday.Proud dog-mom Jo Ellery of York, England, captured her dog, Truffle, running, jumping and even sniffing the white stuff.Dog saves fawn struggling to stay afloat Dogs enjoying the 1st snow of the season"This was the first time he's ever seen it. He was desperate to go outside," Ellery, 29, said. "He couldn’t understand what was happening. He was sitting by the front door.""As soon as he got onto the street. He was excited about it and he just started running," the British woman said. ...
Dog owners now have scientific data to back them in the eternal debate over whether dogs really are smarter than cats. A study led by a Vanderbilt University professor counted for the first time the number of cortical neurons in the brains of cats and dogs and found that dogs possess nearly double the amount of neurons compared to cats. Researchers at Vanderbilt University found that dogs have 530 million neurons in their cerebral cortex, while cats have only half that amount, or around 250 million.
Behold this paw-fectly pink puppy birthday party. Chami Rupasinghe of Melbourne, Australia, threw her dog, Frankie, an elaborate first birthday party with dog treats, a ball pit and a cake with Frankie’s portrait on it. “There were so many dogs from different breeds and sizes that came,” said the proud owner.
Kaylee Robertson, an emergency medical technician from Shetland, Scotland, makes custom, personalized dog beds out of old dressers. “Let’s be honest, your typical dog bed is pretty ugly!” Robertson, 27, wrote to ABC News in an email.
A cute moment was caught on camera at the Louisville Zoo as Jelani the Western lowland gorilla appears to ask a man to swipe right as he scrolls through pictures on his cell phone. “I thought it was awesome!” Sierra Anderson, who took the video, wrote to ABC News on Twitter of the animal’s impressive gesture. “Gorillas are very intelligent animals and it reminded me how they are a lot like humans.
Owen Mahan of Pittsboro, Indiana, flew to Arizona Friday to meet Chi Chi, a dog he previously knew only from watching videos of her online for inspiration. After the amputations, one of Owen’s teachers showed him and his mom, Susan Mahan, who adopted Owen at age 3, online videos of Chi Chi. Chi Chi, a 3-year-old golden retriever, was adopted by Elizabeth Howell and her family from South Korea in 2016.
This 6-month-old kitten holds his own among 23 support dogs. The friendly feline lives at Support Dogs, Inc., in St. Louis, Missouri, and helps train the pups. Klein said DOG has become a “training tool” for the assistance dogs as they through their two-year training process to be placed, free of charge, with people who have mobility issues, are deaf or hard of hearing.
James Xuereb of Ontario was overcome with emotion when his family surprised him with a new bichon frise puppy. “These dogs are my dad’s life,” his daughter Jaleen Xuereb told ABC News. Two of their beloved dogs, Nemo and Lucy, recently died from congestive heart failure and old age, and James Xuereb had been extremely upset about it.
There might be another bun in April the giraffe’s oven. “I cannot confirm nor deny the possibility of another pregnancy,” Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said on “Good Morning America” today, fueling the speculation. “Are we ready for another giraffe cam, world?
A Michigan dog with an esophagus disorder sits in a highchair during her mealtimes. Tink, a 1-year-old silver Labrador, was diagnosed in 2016 with megaesophagus (MegaE or ME), a condition that causes food to become stuck in her esophagus. It's a special highchair that keeps her vertical and allows the food to move into her stomach so it doesn't become stuck, Tink's owner, Tom Sullivan, 31, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, told ABC News.
Strudel the dog once weighed a whopping 80 pounds, but now she’s working on her summer body. The 7-year-old rescue pup was surrendered after her owner died, and now lives with a loving foster family, Kristen and Wynn Horton in Chesapeake, Virginia. The golden retriever mix is down to 54 pounds after working out at Zoom Room, a dog training facility in Virginia Beach, since June.
An animal shelter in Florida has sprinkled some “Harry Potter”-inspired magic into its dog adoption process. Dogs at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando are now being sorted into four categories inspired by the Hogwarts houses made famous by J.K. Rowling’s book series. Much as the Sorting Hat did at Hogwarts, Pet Alliance staffers divide adoptable dogs into the houses of Gryffindogs (Gryffindor), Ravenpaw (Ravenclaw), Hufflefluff (Hufflepuff) or Slobberin (Slytherin), based on their personalities.
While it’s not uncommon for wildlife to wander onto airport runways every now and then, one animal in Utqiagvik, Alaska, surprised an airport worker who thought he’d seen everything. Scott Babcock, a foreman at the Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport, said he saw a large bearded seal sprawled on the airfield on Monday. Babcock said that airport staff are "not allowed to handle or haze marine mammals," so he took a video of the massive sea mammal while he waited for wildlife control to arrive and safely help it on its way.
Three fuzzy intruders dove into a backyard pool in southern California on Saturday to beat the heat. A brown-colored mama bear and her two cubs were caught on video by a Monrovia, California, resident who was separated only by a pane of glass while the wild animals enjoyed the cool water. At one point the mama bear came right up to the glass before moving back toward the cubs.
After Florida police received several calls that a baby alligator was in a pond behind a local high school, one officer knew just what to do. Officer Xzevies Baez responded to Cocoa High School in Florida on Oct. 11. The alligator, which was double the size of Office Baez's forearm, was taken from a pond behind the high school to a larger, safer pond, police said.
Australian police captured an intense boxing match between two hopping mad suspects in the bushland of Victoria state overnight.Two large kangaroos were seen exchanging blows on footage captured by an infrared camera attached to a police helicopter.The marsupials' brawl lasted nearly a minute and included a few jabs and multiple kicks.
California will soon implement a new statewide ban on sales of animals commercially raised in puppy mills. Gov. Jerry Brown last Friday signed into law bill A.B. 485, making it illegal for pet stores to sell dogs, cats, and rabbits from any source other than a shelter or rescue group. "The problem is puppy mills, and this law is specifically targeting shutting down and not supporting puppies being manufactured in unsafe, unsociable, and horrific conditions," Elena Bicker, executive director at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, told ABC News.
One horse lover wanted to test a hotel's pet policy after one receptionist said it didn't discriminate. Lindsey Partridge, who in 2015 created Harmony Horsemanship, an organization that helps riders better understand their horses, told ABC News she was driving from Pontypool, Canada, to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, when she decided to check into her hotel. A riding coach, she was there to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover, in which hundreds of retired racehorses compete in categories such as field hunter, polo, ranch work and trail.
Scar the kitten is a fighter.He was born with a horrible eye infection and stranded in a remote area. Stalking a seagull... • • • PC: @jarrettjseiler A post shared by Scar (@cat_with_the_eyepatch) on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:49pm PDTSavannah Anas, a marine biologist, found him when he was only 2 weeks old and got him surgery.“I’ve done a lot of work with biology and diseases and infections and I knew that with the infection being so close to his brain, it was most likely fatal,” Anas of Arcata, California, told ABC News. ...