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  • California becomes first state to require stores sell only rescue animals

    10/14/2017 7:34:17 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 61 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/14/17 | Daniel Uria
    Oct. 14 (UPI) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation into law this week that requires pet stores in the state to exclusively sell rescue dogs, cats and rabbits. Assembly Bill 485, the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, requires all dogs, cats, and rabbits offered for retail sale in California to be obtained from animal shelters or non-profit rescue organizations. "This is a big win for our four-legged friends, of course," the bill's author, Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell, D-Long Beach, said in a statement Friday. "But also for California taxpayers who spend more than $250 million annually to house and euthanize...
  • Hurricane Irma: Dog owners fleeing Irma leave pets tied to trees

    09/10/2017 2:31:16 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 65 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 9/9/2017 | Jennifer Sorentrue
    Some Glades residents fleeing Hurricane Irma left their pets tethered to trees and cars before evacuating the area, county officials said Saturday. Dianne Sauve, head of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, said the department will be pursuing criminal charges against owners who abandoned their dogs and left them tied up in places where they would not be able to escape the storm. Animal control officers rescued 26 dogs from Pahokee and Belle Glade on Friday.
  • More than 50 animals found tethered to trees in Florida county

    09/10/2017 12:25:44 PM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 9, 2017 | WCMH
    Animal control officers in Palm Beach County say they are seeing animal abuse like they’ve never experienced before. Palm Beach County Animal Care reports animal control officers have rescued 49 dogs and two cats in the last 48 hours, according to WPTV. Local animal officials reported finding dozens of dogs chained to trees and parked cars as thousands of people flee the Sunshine State. High winds have now made it impossible for animal control officers to respond to these calls. County Director of Animal Care Diane Suave said she is encouraging anyone to shelter animals they see tethered outside.
  • Video, Texas dog rescued from tropical storm heavy floodwaters by gaggle of......

    08/30/2017 1:14:05 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 22 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/30/17 | fox news
    A stunning video captured the moment a group of Tropical Storm Harvey victims in Texas braved raging floodwaters to rescue a dog that had been swept away in a current.
  • Stranded Dog’s Owner Feels Attacked: ‘I Jumped Into Survivor Mode’

    08/31/2017 3:15:23 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | 30 Aug 17 | CBS reporter
    A dog owner accused of abandoning his pet found frightened and alone atop a car surrounded by rising Harvey flood waters wants him back. And rescuers have agreed to return the animal. CBS11 reporter J.D. Miles shared video of the pit bulls’ plight, which quickly went viral. People were outraged by the implication that his owners left their 3-year-old dog named “Blue” behind. But Blue’s owner Charles Rogers says rescuers are the ones to blame – not him.
  • Harvey and Pet Owners – Restoring My Faith in Humanity

    08/29/2017 1:38:54 PM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The devastating events through Houston and other parts of Texas have shown us not only the destructive power of hurricanes, but also, surprisingly, what we as humans really can be. In a world too often jaded by idiocy and recrimination, it is often a shock to realize how moved we can be by the plight of others. Pictures are coming out showing folk carrying their pets through the waters; some over the shoulders and some in their arms, and each one is more moving than the last.
  • Good Samaritans Help Save Horses From Fire At Goshen Historic Track

    08/24/2017 11:03:21 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    CBS Local NY ^ | 8/24/17
    Good Samaritans helped move horses to safety after a fire broke out at a historic race track in Orange County. The fire began after 6 p.m. Wednesday at a barn at the Goshen Historic Track, a registered historic landmark, and quickly spread. Kaufman said there were just seconds to react to get one horse, named Caviar Hall, out. “Caviar Hall was in a burning stall after the fire erupted and it was thanks to one of the horse trainers that he was able to make it out safely,” he said. “The whole stall was full of flames and the horse...
  • Hundreds of Huskies are being abandoned by Game of Thrones' 'Direwolves' fans [tr]

    08/24/2017 6:41:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2017 | Alex Matthews
    Hundreds of Huskies are being abandoned by Game of Thrones fans who want to have their very own 'Direwolf'. British dog charities are concerned that Huskies are becoming the next 'problem breed' after being impulse bought by owners, only to find they can meet their demanding needs. Direwolves are the dogs kept by the Stark family in Game of Thrones, acting as body guards to the children.
  • Maine fishermen rescue injured bald eagle from ocean

    08/03/2017 5:37:02 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 16 replies
    The Extract ^ | 8.3.17
    A group of fishermen in a boat off of Maine’s coast recently found a bald eagle struggling to swim in the Atlantic Ocean. The encounter and subsequent rescue was caught on video and shared via social media.
  • Imagine a world where millions of stray dogs and catsaren’t suffering in the streets

    07/25/2017 9:00:49 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 94 replies
    600 million dogs dot org ^ | website orig from 2014
    Welcome to a bold science-based project to end the overpopulation of homeless pets by developing Spay and Neuter Cookies. Once completed, the Cookies will be capable of spaying and neutering – without surgery. Yes, we’re on track to being able to use food instead of surgery. The Spay and Neuter Cookies are being designed to be species and gender specific. Dog cookies will only work on dogs. Cat cookies will only work on cats. Spay cookies will only spay females. Neuter cookies will only neuter males. Better yet, they are being engineered so that they will only need to be...
  • Misguided Attempt to Free Thousands of Minks Goes Horribly Wrong (Libtards kill 40,000 minks)

    07/21/2017 2:56:24 PM PDT · by pabianice · 60 replies
    slate ^ | 7/21/17 | Thieme
    Between 30,000 and 40,000 farm-raised minks were released into the wild near Eden Valley, Minnesota, earlier this week when burglars—presumably animal rights activists—cut the fence to a mink-pelt farm and opened the cages holding the mammals, letting them run into the wild. Minks are strange little creatures somewhere between otters and ferrets, and when they run, their front halves and back halves teeter independently like two people pretending to be one horse. While the idea of tens of thousands of minks flopping through a pasture is quite amusing, the minks’ liberation likely came at a price: Farm-raised minks aren’t really...
  • Dog swims through Long Island Sound to rescue baby deer

    07/17/2017 3:17:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2017 | Fox News
    A dog in Long Island, New York jumped into the Long Island Sound, the body of water between Connecticut and Long Island, to rescue a young deer stuck in the water. “Storm just plunged into the water and started swimming out to the fawn, grabbed it by the neck, and started swimming to shore,” the dog’s owner, Mark Freeley, told CBS New York.
  • This dog spent 9 months lost in the Idaho mountains. Here’s how she got home to Boise

    07/11/2017 6:46:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    idahostatesman.com ^ | 7/8/2017 | Nicole Blanchard
    Cheri Glankler has been rescuing dogs for 20 years — the last five of those spent in Garden Valley — so the elderly retriever that ended up in her care in late June was nothing out of the ordinary. At least initially. From the outset, the dog looked rough. She was found collapsed on a ranch off Idaho 55 near Horseshoe Bend and brought to Glankler covered in fleas and ticks. “Please share if you know someone is missing her,” Glankler wrote in a Facebook post in the Lost Pets Boise page. But Glankler had a hunch about who might...
  • Cute: Lost cockatoo got a tour of Fx. County police car

    04/23/2017 1:25:08 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    Fairfax County Police Twitter ^ | 23 April 2017 | Fairfax County [VA] Police
    This little cockatoo got a tour of our police car when she found herself lost away from home. Officers safely reunited her with her owners.
  • Rescuers search for whale with crab trap stuck on its head off California coast

    04/02/2017 4:53:06 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    mercury news ^ | 2 Apr 2017 | ERIKA I. RITCHIE
    Rescuers are asking boat captains to be on the lookout for a gray whale caught in a crab trap heading north along Orange County’s coastline... “We felt very uncertain about what damage it would cause to the whale with this unusual entanglement,” If you are out on the water and see a whale in distress, call 1-877-SOS-WHALE.
  • Carefree prairie dog rescued from Pennsylvania house fire

    03/11/2017 1:29:09 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    upi ^ | March 10, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    A pet prairie dog became a viral sensation for its carefree attitude after it was rescued from a house fire in Pennsylvania. Red Paw Emergency Relief Team shared photos of Vern the prairie dog, one of three "dogs" rescued after a fire broke out in Montgomery County. Vern captured the hearts of the group's Facebook followers with his relaxed facial expression as he lay next to one of his canine housemates with his belly exposed. Volunteers from Red Paw Emergency Relief Team joined emergency crews at the scene of the fire to help rescue the pets and ensure they had...
  • Snuggie-Clad Goats found Wandering Idaho Neighborhood

    02/24/2017 12:17:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    A pair of goats dressed in snuggies were found roaming around an Idaho town unattended. Nampa Police Department shared a photo of an Animal Control Officer holding the two escaped animals, each donning its own blue snuggie, in hopes of tracking down their owner. "Have you lost your goats? Or your Snuggies? If so, we found them near Lake Lowell and Midland Blvd.," police said. The goats were taken to West Valley Humane Society where the owners were instructed to pick up their missing animals. Officers managed to track down the owners within about three hours to reunite them with...
  • Dog refuses to leave abandoned buddy behind when help arrives

    02/09/2017 2:11:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    KFOR ^ | 2/9 | K. QUERRY
    An Ohio truck driver is being credited for his warm heart and his ability to pay attention to things others may have overlooked. When Dan O’Grady passed a little dog on the side of the highway in Florida, he knew he had to do something. He pulled over on the next exit and walked back to find the little dog. The frantic Jack Russell terrier barked at O’Grady and continued to run away from him every time he got close. O’Grady refused to give up and followed the terrier into the woods by the highway. Underneath a bush, O’Grady saw...
  • Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup

    11/30/2016 5:53:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 86 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 29, 2016
    Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup By Chris Perez November 29, 2016 | 6:09pm A California family is being hounded on Facebook after they were caught on camera doing their dog dirty — getting her all happy and excited to leave an animal control shelter and then adopting a new four-legged best friend, instead. Heart-wrenching video posted on Monday by a worker at the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control center in Downey shows the German Shepherd, Zuzu, frantically wagging her tail and barking for joy after spotting her despicable owners. The pooch...
  • A Man Adopted a Free Puppy and Later Found Out It Was Actually a Wolf

    10/12/2016 10:18:35 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 37 replies
    Goodhousekeeping ^ | OCT 11, 2016 | Caroline Picard
    A free puppy may sound great in theory, but one Arizona man got more than he bargained for when his new pet behaved, um, rather interestingly. The young pup acted very nervously, needing constant companionship and peeing and pooping all over his owner's car. That's pretty run-of-the-mill for a puppy, but the dog also became quite the escape artist.