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. ...
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. ...