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Warm Temps Triggering Gender Changes in Australia’s Dragon Lizards


According to new research from the University of Canberra's Institute for Applied Ecology, Australia’s bearded dragon lizards are, perhaps, the ultimate chameleons. READ MORE

Jul 21, 2015 / 0 comments

 

Oregon Cat Returns to Family After 7 Years


by Samantha Drake     READ MORE

Mar 31, 2015 / 0 comments

 

Study Finds That Cats Pay More Attention to Us Than We Realize


By Samantha Drake   Cats, long stereotyped as aloof and highly independent creatures compared to dogs, may be getting a bad rap.   READ MORE

Feb 23, 2015 / 0 comments

 

Loyal Schnauzer Runs Away to Be With Sick Owner in Hospital


It has been a rough year for Dale "Bucko" Franck and his wife Nancy. According to Iowa READ MORE

Feb 16, 2015 / 0 comments

 

'Three Tons' of Cats Rescued from the Butcher's Block in Vietnam, But Fate Still Uncertain (Updated)


Hanoi, Vietnam - Thousands of live cats destined "for consumption" have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from China, police said Thursday, but their fate still hangs in the balan READ MORE

Jan 30, 2015 / 0 comments

 

Animals Are Not Furniture, Rules French Parliament


Paris - France's parliament officially recognised animals as "living, sentient beings" rather than "furniture" on Wednesday.   READ MORE

Jan 30, 2015 / 0 comments

 

'Zombie Cat' Claws Its Way Out of Grave After Being Buried Alive


One pet cat in Tampa, Fla., might be suited for a role on “The Walking Dead” after making a miraculous recovery that rivals the resurrection of Lazarus.    READ MORE

Jan 28, 2015 / 0 comments

 

'In Dog We Trust' Rug Put on Auction in Florida


Miami - The rug at a Florida sheriff's department might have been better suited for an animal shelter.   READ MORE

Jan 16, 2015 / 0 comments

 

Therapy Dogs Help Prisoners to Cope and Learn New Skills


BOLLATE, Italy - With a bark of excitement, Titti, Tato, and Carmela scamper down the corridors of the Bollate prison near Milan and are enveloped by prisoners who shower them with treats, pats and READ MORE

Jan 13, 2015 / 0 comments

 

Dogs Rescued from Meat Farm Begin New Lives in U.S.


ALEXANDRIA, VA, U.S. - A dozen dogs originally destined for dinner tables in South Korea arrived in the Washington area earlier this month to be adopted as pets.   READ MORE

Jan 12, 2015 / 0 comments

 

Tarantula Spiders Poised to Become the Next Trendy Pet


MANAGUA - His corn and bean fields ravaged by drought, Nicaraguan farmer Leonel Sanchez Hernandez grudgingly found a new harvest: tarantulas.   READ MORE

Dec 03, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Dogs Dumped in Countryside Traced to Former Pet Shop Worker


TOKYO - Japanese police have arrested a former pet shop worker for allegedly abandoning 80 dogs, dead and alive, in the countryside, officials and reports said Wednesday.   READ MORE

Nov 21, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Group's Fight to Keep Gay Bull Alive Succeeds - Bull to be Given Sanctuary


DUBLIN - An Irish bull destined for the slaughterhouse because he appears to be gay has been saved following a campaign supported by the co-creator of "The Simpsons," animal rights activi READ MORE

Nov 21, 2014 / 2 comments

 

Iranian Officials Cracking Down on Dog Ownership with Fines and Lashings


TEHRAN - Dog lovers in Iran could face up to 74 lashes under plans by hardline lawmakers that would ban keeping the pets at home or walking them in public.   READ MORE

Nov 17, 2014 / 2 comments

 

Not a Tiger, But Wild Cat Still Roaming Outskirts of Paris


PARIS - French officials on Friday scaled down a frantic hunt for a mysterious big cat prowling on the outskirts of Paris after scotching earlier fears it was a tiger.   READ MORE

Nov 17, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Spanish Town Deploys Dog-Poo Police


MADRID, Oct 16, 2014 (AFP) - A Spanish town is deploying citizen street patrols and actors dressed as detectives to combat an invasion of dog droppings.   READ MORE

Oct 17, 2014 / 0 comments

 

German Hunters Angered by Proposed Ban on Shooting Cats


BERLIN, Oct 09, 2014 (AFP) - German hunters are up in arms over a proposed law that would prohibit them from shooting cats, a practice they say helps save birds and rodents.   READ MORE

Oct 16, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Lion Cub Abandoned by Parents, Taken in by Sheepdog Mom


WOJCIECHOW, Poland, Oct 09, 2014 (AFP) - A lion cub who was abandoned at birth by his parents has been cuddling up to a shaggy-haired sheepdog and mother-of-five at a private zoo in Poland. READ MORE

Oct 15, 2014 / 0 comments

 
 
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