Feast the eyes on these precious puppies posed as newborn babies. Newborn photographer Kelly Frankenburg posed the Chihuahua mom and puppies like human babies in hopes of helping find them forever homes. “I feel like shelter dogs have a stigma to them that they’re not as good or they’re unwanted and I photograph babies every day so I wanted to apply it to these puppies,” Frankenburg told ABC News about her clever photo shoot.
Fans of the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” love the show so much that they are apparently buying and adopting Siberian huskies that look like the fictional direwolves on the fantasy drama. “Huskies are a very high-energy breed,” Jodie Simard, the executive director of Wagging Tails Rescue in Las Vegas, told ABC Las Vegas affiliate KTNV-TV. In the past six months, Simard added, Wagging Tails has seen a “huge increase in the amount of huskies surrendered,” she told the station.
One of New York's finest canines is at home recovering after he was injured on the job Friday, police said. Timoshenko, a German Shepherd for the New York Police Department Special Ops team, fell through a ceiling inside while searching a house for firearms, police said. Last night / search warrant #K9 "Timoshenko" recovered these guns but also fell thru a ceiling.
One lucky puppy who was rescued from a burning apartment is now being adopted by the very firefighters who saved his life. When the firefighters of the City of Newburgh Fire Department in New York were called to the second floor of a three-story apartment building in downtown Newburgh on August 3, they were told by residents that two puppies were left behind, Lt. Timothy Dexter told ABC News. Dexter, who's been with the department for 10 years, said another firefighter Chris Baum found the first puppy in a back room.
Diesel Minnie, a 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier, has a pretty good life. In fact, a video of little Diesel enjoying a bath, complete with cucumbers on his puppy dog eyes and a rubber ducky, went viral on Instagram recently. Tip of the day: How often should you give your dog a bath?
One animal shelter is trying to crack the case on why a chocolate Labrador would turn on his beloved stuffed animal. When Hank, a 4-year-old chocolate Labrador, first checked into Fox Valley Humane Association in Appleton, Wisconsin, employees there noticed a note along with him. It was especially important for Reppert-Klich, who realized this was Hank's second time in the shelter.
One Michigan woman has had it with her rooster.Denell McCaul took to Facebook last week to post a desperate yet hilarious plea for someone to adopt her rooster, affectionately named Jerk.The Clarksville, Michigan woman lives on 20 acres of land that's also home to more than 30 dogs, chickens, ducks and even some stray cats.In her post, McCaul, 42, notes that Jerk is "the perfect rooster if your alarm is broken and you need to be awake at 5:30 a.m. That is his only setting, 5:30. ...
A newborn calf appropriately named Genie is taking the internet by storm as rocker Gene Simmons' doppelganger. Genie was born July 28 at a ranch in Kerrville, Texas, and bears the same black-and-white facial markings that Simmons paints on his face for Kiss performances. Heather Taccetta, whose grandmother owns the ranch, showed a photo of Genie to Drew Taylor, who handles marketing for Cowboy Steak House in Kerrville.
Experts shared some of their top tips for how to make your pet famous on social media, and cash in on the cuteness with sponsored content from advertisers that can earn up to $15,000 per post. "They tend to resonate better with consumers, they reach everyone whether you're a teenager or a grandparent," Loni Edwards, the founder of The Dog Agency, a talent management firm for social media famous pets, told ABC News of so-called "pet influencers," or social media famous animals. Edwards left her job at a law firm to start The Dog Agency after her own Mini French Bulldog, Chloe, became an Instagram superstar.
Born prematurely and rejected by her mother, who was used in rodeos, Minnie Moo was also battling pneumonia when Lee Orr and his wife, Tracy, heard about her plight. "We picked her up and brought her home and after about three days it wasn’t looking good at all," Lee Orr told ABC News of how they came to rescue the cow. The couple, who own Sunnyside Stables in Rosemount, Minnesota, immediately took Minnie Moo to the vet.
A rare tiger cub who was rejected by her own mother at the Philadelphia Zoo has found a new home and a foster mom at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. On Monday, the zoos announced they had successfully cross-fostered a female Amur tiger cub named Zoya with a family of Sumatran tigers. Zoya, which means "life" in Russian, was born on July 10 at the Philadelphia Zoo along with four other cubs.
An adorably fat cat named Vito has joined his new owners in a special wedding-day photo shoot. Vito, formerly known as Symba, was adopted in June by Kiah Berkeley and Peter Sorkin after the feline made national news for weighing 35 pounds. "We wished that we could've included him in our wedding because everybody loves him and would've thought it was hilarious, but we got married two hours away," Berkeley of Mount Rainier, Maryland, told ABC News.
What’s the father of the bride to do when he knows his daughter’s beloved pet pooch won't be able to attend her destination wedding? Wayne Bontempo had the perfect solution: a cardboard cutout. The newlyweds live in New York City and are from Ohio, but they chose to hold their wedding in Charleston, South Carolina because it’s where they went on their first vacation together.
Storm the golden retriever is being hailed as a hero for his quick thinking to help save a drowning baby deer.The dog’s owner, Mark Freeley, said Storm spotted something in New York’s Long Island Sound on Sunday morning and jumped in to rescue it, grabbing the fawn and bringing it to shore.“Storm, bring him in. Good boy, Storm. Bring him in,” Freeley can be heard shouting in a Facebook video of the harrowing moment — which now has more than 3 million views.Storm won’t even retrieve a tennis ball, but in this moment, he knew exactly what he had to do, Freeley told ABC News.
When a cat-loving teacher heard about a friend's feline with mobility issues, she had an innovative idea to use 3-D printing to help get the kitten moving a little easier. Carrie Barron from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, adopted a loving and feisty 6-month-old Maine coon kitten named Ray from the Odd Cat Sanctuary in Salem, Massachusetts, despite his physical limitations. Veterinary experts warned Barron that Ray had an inoperable spinal condition that immobilized the animal's hind legs, but Barron fell in love anyway.
The firefighters at Belmont Fire Department in Greenville, South Carolina, rescued this stray orange kitty after finding him malnourished wandering around the outside of their station about two years ago. Flame the Arson Cat, as he’s now appropriately named, is like their shadow in the fire house, “always there when you need him to provide that mental break,” firefighter engineer Jordan Lide told ABC News. Fire Chief Anthony Segars was unsure about having pets in the fire station at first, but now realizes just how helpful the cat is to have around.
An incredibly rare image shows the moment an adorable baby leopard suckled a lioness in Tanzania. A guest at the Ndutu Safari Lodge in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area snapped the shots Tuesday in the heart of the Serengeti Plain of Tanzania. Luke Hunter, the chief conservation officer for Panthera, an organization devoted to the conservation of wild cat species, said his jaw dropped when he received the photos of the unlikely pair from the tourist.
When Tommy Rios watched his aunt Elaine's dog for the very first time he had no idea she'd leave him with a long list of do's and don'ts. Rios, 20, who found the hilarious list -- which was printed and taped to the kitchen cabinet -- posted pictures of it on Twitter, where it quickly went viral. Elaine said there's a reason why she's so particular with her 3-year-old Pomeranian named Pepper.
When Mo, a 14-year old Chesapeake Bay retriever, wandered off from her owners Darwin and Cindy Cameron last September the couple desperately searched for months, but after a brutal winter, they feared the worst. "If you know anything about Idaho winters, this one was not a normal one.
A puppy abandoned in Las Vegas is about to get a new home. Chewy, a 3-pound puppy believed to be 3 months old, was found on July 2 in a bathroom at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, according to Darlene Blair, the administrative director at Connor and Millie's Dog Rescue. The Las Vegas–based organization is helping little Chewy, thought to be a Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix, find a new home.
A kitten has appropriately been named Firecracker after he survived injuries that rescuers believe he sustained from fireworks. Now, rescuers of the Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Humane Society in Newton, Iowa, hope the 3-month-old orange tabby will be placed in a forever home once he recovers. Rachel Long, director of the rescue, said Firecracker’s name comes not just from his injuries, but also his bold personality.
Only a few glimpses of rare white deer had been possible in upstate New York, until now. Inside the 24 miles of chain-link fence that protect the former Seneca Army Depot, dozens of white deer have grown to become what the nonprofit Seneca White Deer Inc. (SWD) says is the largest herd of its kind in the world. Thanks to SWD and Deer Haven Park LLC, plans are underway to build a full-scale program of bus tours open to the public at the Seneca County site, an Army weapon storage facility from World War II to 2000.
This dancing gorilla channeling his inner “Maniac” in his kiddie pool at the Dallas Zoo is captivating the hearts of the internet. Zola, a 14-year-old Western lowland gorilla, showed off his awesome moves, spinning around in his pool flailing his arms to splash the water, and it’s basically encompassing how everyone feels about it being Friday. “This is Zola 100 percent,” Ashely Orr, the primate supervisor who recorded the hilarious video, wrote to ABC News.
A dog in distress was rescued from a hot car in Auburn, Mass., on Wednesday. Police and Animal Control Officer Aimee Contois arrived on the scene and successfully removed the heavily-panting dog from the car in which temperatures had reached 120 degrees, officials said.
Northwest China just got three new, very cute residents. Three panda cubs were born in China at Shaanxi Rare Wild Animals Rescue and Breeding Research Center last week. The center's vet, Ma Qingyi, said two other female pandas there are expecting bundles of joy soon.