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  • Littlerock [California] Man, 31, Found Guilty Of 2nd-Degree Murder For Pit Bull Mauling

    08/29/2014 5:14:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 29, 2014 4:25 PM
    LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — A Littlerock man whose four dogs fatally mauled a jogger in May 2013 has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Alex Donald Jackson, 31, owned four pit bulls that escaped his property and attacked Pamela Marie Devitt, a 63-year-old married grandmother who was out jogging. Devitt was attacked near the intersection of 116th Street East and Avenue S. The dogs left the deceased with as many as 200 puncture wounds. The dogs dragged her 50 yards, took off her scalp and removed an arm. After the attack, all four dogs were tested for traces of the victim’s...
  • TGIF: Elementary school closes for the day because of feral cat trapped inside

    08/29/2014 12:48:48 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    These kids are having the best Friday ever. It’s way too early for a snow day — school just started — and already the natives are restless. Perhaps it was one of these conniving little kids who planted a feral cat in their Maryland elementary school to get the day off? The world will never know. Richard Henry Lee Elementary School in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, was evacuated this morning because of a crazy cat on the loose. Students were sent home once the wild creature was spotted roaming the halls. Animal control workers were not able to catch the...
  • Police look for dog, owner after fatal dog attack

    08/29/2014 11:14:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2014
    New Hampshire State Police are asking for help from the public to help identify a pit bull and its owner after they said the dog attacked another on a mountain hike. The attacked dog died of its injuries. ... near Tuckerman Ravine
  • Manatees may soon lose endangered species status

    08/29/2014 3:22:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 5:09 AM EDT | Jennifer Kay
    As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles. They noted the pink scars and disfigured tail on one manatee, damage from a boat propeller that left it unable to survive in the wild. Florida’s manatees need even more stringent protections than their listing on the federal endangered species list, Groff said, adding that boaters should go elsewhere if they don't like speed limits in waters where manatees swim. […] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing...
  • Winchester woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bed

    08/28/2014 6:53:16 PM PDT · by bkopto · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/27/2014 | staff
    John Birkett, of Longwood Services Pest Control, said removing the 3ft (91cm) nest from a bed in Winchester (UK) was his most unusual job in 45 years. He said it would have been "extremely dangerous" if the homeowner had tried to remove it herself. "I just stood back in amazement," Mr Birkett said. The nest was discovered by a woman at her house in St Cross, in an unused spare room, where a small window had been left open. Mr Birkett believes it may have taken about three months to build.
  • Teenage Boy Shoves Dog Head First Into Freezing Water in Vile 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    08/28/2014 1:21:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 26 August 2014 | Robin De Peyer
    This is the sickening moment a teenager plunges his pet dog head-first into freezing water in an "ice bucket challenge" stunt. The boy, believed to be from London, forcibly shoves the animal into the bucket in a cruel mutation of the charity fundraising trend. His actions have been condemned by animal rights campaigners who say it would have been caused "distress, if not harm" to the dog. Officers from the RSPCA said a "formal investigation" was being conducted into potential offences under the Animal Welfare Act. Footage of the incident emerged at the height of the craze - which has...
  • Indian Woman Kills Leopard That Attacked Her

    08/28/2014 12:31:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 August 2014 | Shiv Prassad Joshi
    An Indian woman armed only with farm tools is stable in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her. Kamla Devi, 56, sustained multiple bites, cuts and fractures during the half-hour battle. She had been fetching water in northern Uttarakhand state when the leopard pounced on her from nearby bushes - she fought back with a sickle and spade. "I thought I was dead but I did not lose patience and courage," she told reporters after her lucky escape.
  • Fargo Cop shoots unarmed cow, town braces for bovine riots

    08/28/2014 7:37:04 AM PDT · by laotzu · 52 replies
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 8/26/14 | Red Square
    A resident of Cass County, ND, has warned the People's Cube of the rising tensions between the local community and the bovine population after a Cass County Sheriff's Deputy shot and killed an unarmed cow who allegedly attacked him and pushed the uniformed officer to the ground after he produced his credentials and read the Miranda rights. While the details of the early morning incident in Interstate 94 west of Fargo still remain unclear, a PETA representative has flown from Washington, D.C., with a team of lawyers and forensic experts, demanding an independent autopsy. The PETA team have met with...
  • Multimillionaire CEO caught on camera repeatedly kicking his friend's puppy 

    08/27/2014 11:08:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 84 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | august 27, 2014 | louise boyle
    A multimillionaire CEO has been caught on newly-released surveillance video repeatedly kicking a puppy. Des Hague was seen in an elevator in a Vancouver apartment building repeatedly booting the doberman pup in the stomach as it flinches against the wall.  He is the head of Centerplate, a $6 billion-dollar company which provides snacks at sports and entertainment arenas across the U.S., with more than 30,000 employees and clients including the Superdome in New Orleans, the Javits Center in New York City and college sports arenas like Notre Dame.  Centerplate released a statement on Tuesday which read: 'In no way do...
  • Funny Dogs Watching TV Compilation 2014 [NEW HD]

    08/27/2014 6:41:46 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Funny Dogs Watching TV Compilation 2014 [NEW HD] Funny Dogs Watching TV Compilation 2014 [NEW HD]
  • Dogs Get Blues When Youngsters Go Back to School

    08/27/2014 5:12:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Sue Manning
    Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer. Many dogs whine and wait eagerly at the front door but eventually adjust to the absence of their young owners when they are in class. But millions of dogs can feel abandoned, sad and unable to cope — and they look for ways to lash out.
  • Happy National Dog Day!

    08/26/2014 11:43:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    fox59 ^ | August 26, 2014 | staff reporter
    (August 26, 2014) – Happy National Dog Day! This holiday (also known as National Dog Appreciation Day) has been celebrated every year on August 26th since 2004. The purpose of the holiday is to show appreciation for the millions of the dogs in the US that keep us safe and bring us comfort and companionship.
  • Tank the Dog (You will tear up)

    08/26/2014 10:24:42 AM PDT · by apoxonu · 33 replies
    tickld ^ | Unknown | Mecha Streisand
    "They told me the big black lab's name was "Reggie" as I looked at him lying in his pen. The shelter was clean and the people really friendly. I'd only been in the area for six months, but everywhere I went in the small college town,people were welcoming and open. Everyone waves when you pass them on the street."
  • Abortion backers launch “Taco or Beer Challenge,” because ice water is so cold and wet

    08/26/2014 4:39:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Around the world, famous and nonfamous people alike are filming themselves dumping or having dumped ice water on their heads in the new fad called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The dunkee then pays it forward by challenging others to do the same. Party poopers are supposed to donate $100 to the cause. Pro-lifers oppose donating to the ALS Association because it supports research of human embryos and aborted fetal cells. Our opposition has even made national news, which is helpful in bringing attention to ALSA’s deadly research. Pro-lifers are still enjoying the ice bucket challenge, they just donate to...
  • God Made a Dog

    08/25/2014 5:25:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-25-14
    Video at link.
  • Animals can be ‘victims’ just like people, Oregon Supreme Court says

    08/24/2014 11:17:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 120 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | August 22, 2014 at 2:50 PM | Aimee Green
    In two landmark rulings earlier this month, the Oregon Supreme Court said that animals—whether they be horses, goats, dogs or cats—shall be afforded some of the same basic protections as human beings.The dual rulings are expected to make it easier for police to rush to the aid of ailing animals without first obtaining a warrant. They also could result in harsher criminal repercussions for those found guilty of abusing or neglecting animals. “These are hugely helpful to the prosecution of animal-cruelty cases,” said Jacob Kamins, a Corvallis-based prosecutor assigned to pursuing such cases across Oregon. …
  • These Fishermen Were Going To Have Shark, But A Giant Fish Decided It Wanted Sushi Instead

    08/24/2014 2:47:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    ijreview ^ | August 24, 2014 | Justen Charters
    These fishermen were thinking shark was on the main course for dinner. However, one grouper fish only saw it as an appetizer. http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/170793-fishermen-going-shark-giant-fish-decided-wanted-sushi-instead/
  • Old Timey PHOTO) Circa 1890 - Man Riding a Goat

    08/24/2014 2:41:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1890 | Retronaut
    1890: Man riding a goat Man riding a goat, 1890 (Initiation into fraternal group). Photographer: Chas.v. Hamer, Columbus O, USA
  • Severed Snake Head Kills Chef Cooking Cobra Soup

    08/23/2014 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 57 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 23, 2014 | Aaron Akinyemi
    Chinese chef Peng Fan died after the severed head of a spitting cobra bit him 20 minutes after being cut off A chef cooking a soup dish from cobra flesh died in China after he was bitten by the snake's head – 20 minutes after it was cut off. Peng Fan was preparing the rare Asian delicacy from the Indochinese spitting cobra when the snake's severed head bit him with venom as he was throwing it into the bin, The Mirror reported. Peng died before he could be treated in hospital with life-saving anti-venom, police said. "It is a highly...
  • Playful Beluga Whale Teases Kids

    08/23/2014 5:48:17 AM PDT · by ozarkgirl · 17 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 08/23/14 | youtube
    Adorable. Beluga Whale teases kids
  • Dog Saves Life of Newborn Kitten, Now Like Siblings

    08/22/2014 5:52:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 22, 2014 | SARAH FIGALORA
    Opie and Spilka’s partner, James Roode, were on a walk around their neighborhood in Ontario, Canada, last August when Opie heard a squeak coming from the bushes. Opie led Roode to a newborn kitten pinned underneath a log, and the dog continued to cry and whine until his owner took the shirt off of his back to pick up the kitten and carry the injured animal inside. A year later, Opie and Roscoe now lead adorable lives as the best of animal friends.
  • Moose Sex Project aims to promote animal husbandry

    08/22/2014 6:46:37 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 22 replies
    Halifax Chronicle-Herald ^ | August 22, 2014 | Francis Campbell
    A Nova Scotia mainland moose checks out the surroundings. An additional 198 hectares of land is being added to protected holdings in the region connecting New Brunswick to Nova Scotia with the goal of making it easier for the mammals to migrate and find mates. (CONTRIBUTED) AMHERST — The mighty moose. Large, gangly, antlered, awkward-looking twig eater. Amorous and sexy, not so much. But the so-called Moose Sex Project and the land conservancy that makes it possible were at the forefront of a land protection announcement at the YMCA in Amherst on Thursday. “In terms of capturing people’s imaginations...
  • Dramatic Studio Portraits of Big Cats by NatGeo Photographer Vincent J Musi

    08/22/2014 2:28:39 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 22,2014 | DL Cade
    National Geographic‘s Vincent J Musi will quite literally do whatever it takes to get the animal portrait he’s looking for, including kneeling in urine while singing Tom Jones’ “What’s New Pussycat?” to a growling Snow Leopard… hand gestures included.
  • What Makes People Look Like Their Pets?

    08/20/2014 1:04:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The eyes are a window to the ego.f ever you overhear someone comparing you to a dog, chances are it’s not a compliment. Yes, there’s the famous loyalty of dogs, their unbridled enthusiasm for life, their boundless love and devotion, their fierce protectiveness—qualities that any of us would be lucky to possess at even a modicum of their standard manifestation in the canine. Typically, though, it’s meant as a slight and a reference to some especially animalistic aspect of our four-legged friends. That assertive woman people call a “bitch,” for instance (a term that has always struck me as being...
  • Stray Cat Problem: What Would You Do?

    08/20/2014 10:39:50 AM PDT · by jespasinthru · 123 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/20/2014 | jespasinthru
    Vanity
  • When You Put A Doberman On A Playground Slide, The Results Are Not Always Predictable [Video]

    08/19/2014 1:03:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    An owner of two Dobermans thought it would be amusing to take the dogs to a playground and see what happens when he put them on a slide there. Somewhere in the end, a lesson was learned. Maybe. Don’t worry, no one was hurt — neither human nor canine — in making this video, which is going viral today. But it does show that a Doberman can exercise basic common sense. Well, sort of. “It was my stepson 23 yrs old that went up the steps & had the dogs follow him up and PERSUADED THEM TO SLIDE,” wrote Sherry...
  • Suki the Agility Cat Will Amaze You

    08/19/2014 7:26:46 AM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies
    Halopets ^ | Unknown | Caroline Golon
    Dogs aren’t the only animals that can amaze and delight with their agility skills. Suki, a two-year-old cat in the Czech Republic, has been running agility courses since she was just a kitten.
  • California Woman Climbs Into Zoo’s Giraffe Pen, Gets Kicked In The Face

    08/17/2014 8:44:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    AP ^ | August 17, 2014
    MADISON, Wis. – Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face. ... giraffe’s are capable of killing lions, so the woman was fortunate that her injuries were not life threatening.
  • Pennsylvania woman fights Ohio rescue over dog

    08/17/2014 7:49:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Agu 17, 2014 | AP
    A Pennsylvania woman's fight to get her dog back from a central Ohio rescue group has turned into a full-fledged legal battle and Internet war. Veronica Covatch, 53, of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, has been trying to get her 5-year-old sheltie back since April, when she said the dog escaped from her friend's back yard in Columbus, Ohio. Covatch said her dog, Piper, was picked up by Franklin County Animal Control and then turned over to Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue in Columbus in April, even though Covatch said a microchip in her dog would have shown she was the owner.
  • The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke For Pets

    08/17/2014 12:18:13 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 86 replies
    Though the dangers secondhand smoke poses to humans are well documented and understood, many smokers still subject their pets to these hazards on a daily basis. It is becoming increasingly apparent, however, that doing so puts our furry friends in harm's way as much as it does us. As recently as 2006, the Surgeon General's Annual Report stated that secondhand smoke puts pets at risk, and numerous professional organizations have issued statements encouraging pet owners to keep their homes smoke-free for the benefit of their animals. If you're considering quitting smoking but need a bit more motivation, think of the health benefits...
  • Watch Giant Crocodile Chase Boy Swimmer

    08/17/2014 12:07:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 16, 2014
    This video footage captures a boy swimming with a huge crocodile chasing him. The incident is believed to have happened in Mexico.
  • Funny cat walking across "bridge" (gif via Imgur)

    08/17/2014 11:16:31 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 16 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 16, 2014 | ricebowlinseoul
    Link via Imgur
  • Happy girl, unhappy "uni-cat" (Pic via Imgur)

    08/17/2014 10:58:52 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    Reddit via Imgur ^ | August 16, 2014 | vanillamasala
    Link
  • Jewel Eyed Cat in Peru (Pic via Imgur)

    08/17/2014 10:51:18 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 27 replies
    Reddit via Imgur ^ | August 16, 2014 | fuzzybearcow
    Link
  • Boston Researchers Train Bees To Detect Diabetes

    08/16/2014 7:30:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Dr. Mallika Marshall
    “Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, not only in the U.S. but worldwide,” says Dr. Allison Goldfine, a diabetes specialist at the Joslin Diabetes Center. She is helping foreign graduate students Tobias Horstmann and Juliet Phillips with their research project. They’re trying to use bees to sniff out diabetes. In collaboration with the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, they are using a device to house the bees and observe the bees’ reaction. If a patient breathes into the device and acetone is detected, the bees stick out their tongues in response.
  • AK Beat: Killer whale sends sea lion flying

    08/16/2014 6:25:35 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 12 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | August 16, 2014
    Sea lion goes flying in video: Guests aboard an Anglers Adventures charter out of Ketchikan got to see more than just scenery Friday morning when their vessel, the F/V Sierra Dawn, attracted a sea lion being stalked by an orca.
  • 100 Tuxedo Cats Left at Shelter

    08/16/2014 1:00:56 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 80 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Newser Editors
    If you're partial to black and white "tuxedo" cats, an animal shelter in Novato, Calif., would like to talk. It seems someone has dropped off more than 100 of the cats over the last 18 months. The last dropoff occurred Monday, when a car pulled up to the Marin Humane Society and left behind three boxes with 24 cats. It was the fourth such occurrence in the last 18 months. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that all the cats, which range in age from kitten to full-grown, appeared to be in good health, with no fleas or diseases. The unidentified...
  • A ‘purr-fect’ day to adopt a black cat (Aug 17th)

    08/16/2014 12:29:49 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Sleek, majestic, playful and cuddly—what’s not to like about a black cat? This Sunday, Aug. 17, is National Black Cat Appreciation Day, a time to recognize the fine features of these felines and to encourage the adoption of black cats. A black cat is not a specific breed. The Cat Fanciers Association allows solid black coloring in 22 of its recognized breeds. The only breed with all-black felines is the Bombay, produced by mating a Burmese with a black American shorthair.
  • Hero dog dies after saving drowning boy

    08/15/2014 4:07:14 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 13 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | 14 Aug 2014 11:26 GMT+02:00
    A dog has been hailed a hero after saving a five-year-old boy from drowning in the sea along Italy’s Adriatic coast, but minutes later died himself. Barillo, an eight-year-old mestizo dog, started barking after seeing the child struggling in the sea at San Benedetto del Tronto in the Marche region, and jumped straight in after failing to get the attention of his owner, La Stampa reported. Along with another swimmer, the dog managed to bring the boy to safety, but then drowned before reaching the shore after swallowing too much water. The incident happened on Sunday after the child, who...
  • Starving Wolves Feed on Villagers’ Ears

    08/15/2014 3:57:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, August 15, 2014
    Severe draught may have forced the pack to enter the village looking for foodA pack of wolves landed in a small farming community in China to find food following severe draught and left six people with horrific injuries. This was the worst attack in decades, when some of them lost their ears and others suffered facial injuries, according to a report in mirror.co.uk Residents managed to flee, but not before being attacked by the pack. Some received cuts on their chest and limbs, as well. After the people left, the wolves killed several animals.
  • AK Beat: Should we be worried about 'grolar' bears?

    08/15/2014 11:39:28 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 23 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | August 15, 2014
    Are hybrids -- such as polar/grizzly bear offspring -- a bad thing? Conventional wisdom suggests that when an endangered species -- such as a polar bear -- mates with a close relative -- such as a grizzly, or brown, bear -- the resulting hybrid speeds the endangered party to the affair along the path to extinction more quickly. In fact, creatures like the one described -- called “pizzly” or “grolar” bears -- already exist. But perhaps hybridization isn’t as bad as biologists feared, a possibility the New York Times explores in a lengthy Sunday magazine piece titled “Should You Fear...
  • Mother, Daughter Trapped by Aggressive House Cat

    08/15/2014 10:44:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    10News ^ | Aug 12, 2014
    Officers got into a standoff with an enraged cat early Tuesday morning after it allegedly trapped its owners in the bedroom of their Chula Vista home. According to Chula Vista police, a woman and her adult daughter called 911 at about 4 a.m. to report that they had barricaded themselves inside a bedroom in the 4000 block of Neptune Court because their cat would not let them out. They told emergency dispatchers that when they tried to exit the room, the cat became furious. Officers responded and tried coaxing the cat, named "Cuppy," by softly calling it, until it eventually...
  • The Feline Uprising Is Upon Us

    08/15/2014 10:32:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jessica Roy
    The feline uprising is upon us, and to be fair, it's about damn time. Our cat companions have suffered for too long at the hands of the internet, as we rush to monetize their every move. Have you ever stopped and considered the fact that maybe they don't want to be internet famous? While we continue to ignore their right to privacy, cats across the nation are rising up against their owners to say: We're mad as hell, and we're not gonna take it anymore, and also, meow, please give us more dry food. Earlier this year, a 20-pound cat...
  • Minneapolis girl attacked, chased by otter in Wisconsin lake

    08/15/2014 10:00:10 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 58 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-14-14 | Andy Rathbun
    It was a fun time at the lake -- until the otter arrived. After spending about an hour swimming with friends in Bone Lake near Luck, Wis., on Saturday, Rory Kliewer began to climb a ladder onto a dock when she suddenly felt something bite her backside and thigh. "I thought it was a northern pike," the 12-year-old Minneapolis girl said Wednesday. "I thought a fish was after me." As she threw the creature off of her, she realized that the animal was an otter -- later estimated at 3 1/2 feet long and about 40 pounds. "It was a...
  • Soldiers reunited with dogs and cats they rescued in Afghanistan

    08/15/2014 2:36:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    KDVR ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | CNN Wire
    When a litter of puppies was born on the base where Caba served, the animals provided just the relief he needed. But a few months later, the soldiers’ tour was coming to an end. Determined not to leave the dogs behind, they searched for a way to get them to America. That’s when Caba was connected with Nowzad Dogs. Since 2007, the organization has reunited hundreds of soldiers with the stray dogs and cats they rescued while serving on the front lines. The group’s shelter and clinic in Kabul are staffed by 14 Afghan nationals, four of whom are trained...
  • 23 silly cat tongues to rule them all [photos]

    08/14/2014 12:34:41 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 60 replies
    MNN ^ | Jun 23, 2014
    Catching them with their jaws down It's a phenomenon that cat enthusiasts eagerly await — the moment when a beloved feline lets down its guard and allows its tiny pink tongue to hang absent-mindedly out of its mouth. This often happens when the kitty is deep in sleep (as seen above) or following a fastidious licking bath (below), but one thing everyone knows for certain is that the longer the tongue stays out the kitty's mouth, the more magical (and hilarious) the moment becomes. Sometimes these silly moments only last a couple seconds, so the cat's human inevitably makes a...
  • Manitoba cat on run for weeks is trapped safely (Head stuck in contraption)

    08/14/2014 6:57:14 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | August 10, 2014
    BRANDON, MAN.—A Manitoba cat has been safely trapped after evading capture for weeks with what was believed to be a bird feeder stuck on its head. According to the Brandon and Area Lost Animals group, Butterscotch is in good shape considering his ordeal and was being treated at the Grand Valley Animal Clinic. Rescuers were originally concerned the ginger-and-white cat couldn’t eat or drink because of the device, but they later said they believed it could do both. Toni Gramiak with the animal group said it now appears the device was actually an insect catcher, not a bird feeder. She...
  • Vote for your favorite Kitty video - The Friskies

    08/13/2014 6:28:37 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Every vote kitty food will be donated to less fortunate cats.
  • A 12-Year-Old Girl Just Made $100,000 By Selling Her Grand Champion Steer

    08/13/2014 3:07:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Consumerist ^ | August 13, 2014
    When you and I were 12, we were really lucky to make $10 selling lemonade on even the hottest of days. But one very special 12-year-old isn’t making the big bucks on shilling drinks — she’s just sold a grand champion steer for a whopping $100,000.
  • World's oldest eel dies in Swedish well[155]

    08/13/2014 11:28:58 AM PDT · by Theoria · 48 replies
    The Local ^ | 08 Aug 2014 | The Local
    The world's oldest European eel just died in its home, a well in a southern Swedish fishing town, aged 155. Some people have ghosts in their attics. Tomas Kjellman, resident in the little fishing town of Brantevik in Skĺne, has always had an eel in his well. "My family bought the cottage in 1962, and we always knew the housepet was included," Kjellman told The Local. Its presence has been well-documented for more than a century. But no more. "Of course it's sad. I have memories of the eel from when I was a child," Kjellman said. The eel featured in...