Restaurant Worker Gets in Trouble for Feeding Feral Cat, Keeps Trying to Help Anyway

This article was written by Theresa McBride. I work at a restaurant built into the side of a mountain. One day when I came to work, there was a frail tuxedo cat walking along the mountainside. We started to see him regularly, and we all decided to call him Oreo. He was there every day roaming and sleeping in the dirt. I started feeding him and even … Continue reading Restaurant Worker Gets in Trouble for Feeding Feral Cat, Keeps Trying to Help Anyway

Tortoise Celebrates 190th Birthday and is the Oldest Living Animal

A giant tortoise who holds the record for being the world’s oldest land animal has turned 190. Four-foot-long Jonathan lives on the island of St. Helena in the South Pacific, with festivities having been organized to celebrate his landmark anniversary. The elderly reptile – who is now blind – was first brought to the British overseas territory from the Seychelles in 1882 when he was around 50. Jonathan was … Continue reading Tortoise Celebrates 190th Birthday and is the Oldest Living Animal

Mind-Controlling Parasite Turns Wolves into Pack Leaders

Wolves infected with behavior-altering parasites are more likely to become pack leaders, or abandon their packs altogether, according to an analysis of more than 200 gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite, pulls on the puppet strings of its hosts, goading them into pursuing risky behaviors. “We identified a substantial increase in … Continue reading Mind-Controlling Parasite Turns Wolves into Pack Leaders

Terrier that Went Missing for 11 Years Miraculously Reunited with Family

Exactly 12 years after going missing in the UK as a young puppy, a little border terrier has miraculously been reunited with her owner. Missie, a puppy that Liz Eldridge, 51, had got for her son Oscar as a birthday present, mysteriously disappeared from their Hertfordshire home in February 2011. As per reports, Eldridge drove across the country for the following eight years to find the cherished dog. The … Continue reading Terrier that Went Missing for 11 Years Miraculously Reunited with Family

Avian Flu Kills Record 50.54 million U.S. Birds, Making It Worst Outbreak in History

More than 50.54 million U.S. birds have died in what is the worst Avian flu outbreak in U.S. history, according to data from the Department of Agriculture, Reuters reports. It also marks the worst animal-health disaster in U.S. history. The flu affects chickens, turkeys, and other bird species and spreads quickly among birds, which significantly impaired bird farmers. It also is carried by wild birds, which has … Continue reading Avian Flu Kills Record 50.54 million U.S. Birds, Making It Worst Outbreak in History

Meet the “World’s Oldest Cat” Certified by the Guinness Book of Records

No need to tap into those nine lives just yet! Shortly before her 27th birthday, Flossie — a British black and brown cat — was pronounced the world’s oldest living cat by the Guinness Book of World Records on Wednesday, marking a fanatic feat for the feline and her owner. Flossie received official recognition at 26 years and 329 days old — which is approximately 120 years … Continue reading Meet the “World’s Oldest Cat” Certified by the Guinness Book of Records

This Animal May Soon Be Removed from Endangered List

The Utah prairie dog population is on the mend, and the Division of Wildlife Resources is recommending that the federal government remove them from the endangered species list. There are actually three prairie dog subspecies living in the Beehive State, Gunnison’s, white-tailed, and Utah. The Utah variety landed on the list in 1973, and it has since moved from endangered to threatened. In the current … Continue reading This Animal May Soon Be Removed from Endangered List

Fish 1,200 Times Deadlier than Cyanide Hits UK Shores

The deadly puffer fish is considered a delicacy in Japan but has washed up on a Cornish beach. An incredibly dangerous fish full of poison and capable of killing 30 people was discovered on a British beach. Loaded up with poison that can be up to 1,200 times more deadly than cyanide, the killer fish was found on a beach in Cornwall by a visiting … Continue reading Fish 1,200 Times Deadlier than Cyanide Hits UK Shores

French Bulldog Crowned Winner of National Dog Show for the First Time (VIDEO)

Winston the French bulldog was named Best in Show at this year’s annual National Dog Show. The three-year-old dog is the first French bulldog to win the competition’s top prize. The cream-coloured pup beat out 1,500 of dogs representing 212 breeds and varieties at the 21st annual dog show, which is hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia and broadcast on NBC following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Winston first … Continue reading French Bulldog Crowned Winner of National Dog Show for the First Time (VIDEO)

10 Holiday Foods That Are NOT Safe to Feed your Pet

During the holidays, pet owners may want to share the cheer with their furry friends by handing off human food under the table. But some of that food may be toxic for Fido or Fifi. God’s Dogs Rescue, an organization based in San Antonio, said some holiday feast mainstays like turkey, ham and bread may cause stomach problems or other issues. “As tempting as it … Continue reading 10 Holiday Foods That Are NOT Safe to Feed your Pet