A paramedic has rescued a stray puppy that survived Hurricane Harvey. Lester Hernandez, 29, of Las Vegas adopted the 8-month-old collie mix named Houston, from the city of Houston, days after he had been working in the area post-storm. There are people still without homes and animals without homes in Texas and in Florida, so there's still a lot that needs to be done.
A 15-year-old feline has found a forever home after a photo of him in a baby carrier caught the attention of animal lovers. Dougie, the senior shelter cat, was adopted on Sept. 16 after spending a summer at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland in Portland, Maine. "We had visitors all weekend long coming in to meet Dougie," said Jeana Roth, the shelter's director of community engagement.
A rescue cat has been raising money for homeless people from the office building where he lives. The feline, named Sir Whines a Lot, snatches dollar bills from locals who offer money through a slot in the door of GuRuStu, a marketing firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When the cat's owner, Stuart McDaniel, learned locals were using cash to play with him, he and his colleagues decided to use it for a good cause.
Millions of Americans have dogs and these beloved pets are often considered families’ four-legged fur babies. A small study followed 40 adult dog owners, using activity trackers to monitor the humans' and dogs' sleeping patterns over seven nights. Having a pup in the bedroom doesn't seem to disrupt owners' sleep.
Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm transported a variety of animals in need of shelter to holding cells inside the county jail ahead of Hurricane Irma on Saturday. Mini-horses were staged in a loading dock at the farm before they were taken up to the jail's holding cells via an elevator. Crates and carriers filled with snakes and alligators were moved inside the jail.
Meet Molly, Davis Smith’s precious golden retriever puppy.She is the apple of her owner’s eye, and Smith, of Clemson, South Carolina, has no qualms about his love for her.“I’m not even joking, when I have to discipline her, when I walk away, my heart’s broken,” he told ABC News of the beloved new addition to his family. “We’ve had dogs my whole life, I’ve loved dogs my whole life, but I never knew I’d love her so much, so fast, enough to hire a photographer.”But that’s exactly what he did to document her puppy months, and he has zero shame about it. ...
Humans aren’t the only ones weathering the storm as Hurricane Harvey ravages Texas with “epic and catastrophic” flooding that has left thousands of people stranded. Adam Brackman said he is trying to help rescue Cindi Simpson and her 90-year-old mother from their attic, along with Simpson’s three dogs and three cats.
Gina and Scott Noble had a beautiful wedding ceremony in Denver’s Washington Park on Aug. 19. There was just one hiccup -- their canine ring bearer lost their wedding bands minutes before the ceremony began. The bride's brother's dog, Tucker, misplaced the bands that were tied around his neck.
Meet Hennessy the French bulldog, a 6-year-old pup living like a king with his own bedroom nook underneath the stairs.His owner, David Maceo, of Tampa, Florida, built the bedroom just for Hennessy.“I don’t have kids, so I have to spoil someone other than my wife,” Maceo, 24, told ABC News. “He means everything.”The pup first belonged to Maceo’s brother-in-law, but when he moved to Colombia he couldn’t take Hennessey along because he has a heart murmur.“He was scared if he had taken him he would have passed, so me and my wife took him," said Maceo. ...
People aren’t the only ones who were excited about the total solar eclipse, pets were too, prepping for the rare occasion by wearing their own solar eclipse glasses.Take a look at these pups and cats getting ready for the celestial event. No telling how many planned to howl at the daytime moon. ...
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.