on Monday May 20th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
A dog found lost and hurt in South Carolina was discovered to be caring for some precious cargo a tiny, nursing kitten.
When Anderson Animal Control Officer Michelle Smith climbed down a steep embankment to rescue a yelping dog, she saw a black-and-white Shih Tzu- mix curled in a tangle of bushes and briars.
But when she blinked and looked again, she spotted a tiny kitten nestled next to the dog, suckling milk from her.
I didnt know what to think, she said. I was shocked and surprised and then...
on Sunday May 19th, 2013 at 11:20 AM
A young woman and her service dog caused quite a stir over the weekend when they both showed up to her college graduation ceremony dressed in matching caps and gowns.
On Sunday, this photograph which shows the graduate at the side of the stage in a wheelchair accompanied by her pooch went viral after it was posted online by Redditor tcjones54.
The girl and the dog received the loudest applause hands down. Very adorable, tcjones54 wrote.
According to posts on Reddit, the photo was taken at the...
on Saturday May 18th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
The bond between dogs and humans is ancient and enduring. Dogs snuggle up to us at night, gambol by our side during daily walks, and flop adoringly at our feet when we crash on our couches. But new research shows that the connection runs deeper than you might think. It is embedded in our genes.
Researchers from the University of Chicago and several international institutions found that several groups of genes in humans and dogsincluding those related to diet and digestion, neurological...
on Friday May 17th, 2013 at 11:09 AM
The twins were 7, shy and scared. Talking was tough and describing what happened nearly impossible.
So the prosecutor preparing them to testify against the father they said molested them borrowed a dog named Jeeter.
It was a last ditch effort to try to build rapport with my kids, who are terribly shy, said Kelly Dempsey, the twins mother. The prosecutor had no idea how to get through to them. He just believed down to the depths of his soul the girls had been wronged and he wanted so badly to...
on Thursday May 16th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
TORONTO A pooch that displayed dogged determination when his owner was in trouble has proven that some heroes come with four paws.
Snickers, a 4-year-old border collie/pointer cross, was inducted into the 45th annual Purina Animal Hall of Fame last week at PawsWay in Toronto. Snickers saved the life of his owner, Oshawas Gregory Gould, who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which affects his airway.
Early one morning in March 2012, Snickers was found pacing in a neighbors...
on Wednesday May 15th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
KENAI, Alaska It was Presidents Day last year, and the 60-year-old was walking along the Kenai Rivers south beach in a gale, snow and sand particles whipping against his body.
The sky was overcast and the sea was white-capped, and it broke on the shore as the tide rolled in.
He wanted to sit somewhere to watch the weather. As a fisherman, he said, he liked the energy in a gale.
As he walked, he noticed a large block of shore ice sitting below the tide line. He figured the river had carried it...
on Tuesday May 14th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
There was not a dry eye in the house when Lissa Vollmar, the keynote speaker at Thursday nights spring graduation of the Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence, finished her story about how a standard poodle, Haise, had changed the life of not just her son, but the entire family.
We had no idea how much effect a therapy dog would have on our life, said Mrs. Vollmar of Bowling Green, whose young son Owen has many ailments, including a blood clotting disorder, epilepsy, a heart condition,...
on Monday May 13th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Dog owners have healthier hearts than people who dont have pets, research suggests.
And those who already have cardiac problems may be more likely to survive if they have the companionship of a pet.
The American Heart Association reviewed studies from around the world and concluded pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, is probably associated with a decreased risk of heart disease.
The strongest data comes from studies which show that dog owners walk far more than other people.
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