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. ...
Mochi "Mo" Ricket, an 8-year-old St. Bernard from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will go in the record books for having the longest tongue on a dog. Slobbering her way into the new #GWRAnimals book, Mochi's tongue has got the competition licked.
A group of therapy dogs are being flown to Las Vegas to comfort survivors from Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs, affiliated with Lutheran Church Charities, are helping survivors, families of victims, first responders and others after a suspected shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire during the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, killing 58 people and injuring nearly 500. "The key is for people to cry and for people to start talking about what they're are going through, and it's a key part of the healing process," said Tim Hetzner, president and CEO of Lutheran Church Charities and founder of the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministries.
The New Zealand Police started a chain reaction of cuteness on Twitter this week after they posted a picture of Tia the police cat, prompting another government agency to respond with cute photos of their own. New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries followed up with a snapshot of their beagle, Rupert, sniffing incoming packages for biosecurity.
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.