2001-Mon Jun 25 15:27:35 EDT 2018
Vetstreet. All rights reserved. Powered by Brightspot.
Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. See Additional Information ›
November 14, 2011: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
St. Bernard Chases an Intruder From His Home The Day He's Adopted Just six hours after being rescued from a county pound in Ohio, Hercules the St. Bernard became a hero. As Lee Littler was opening the door to his house, Hercules started growling and took off after a man who was trying to break into the home through a basement door. The dog then chased the man over a fence, where he managed to get away. But the protective dog earned a permanent spot in the hearts of his new family. — Read it at ABC 2 News
A 4-year-old Labrador mix found a tasty snack on a countertop: ten $100 bills that were set aside for a car payment. When Tuity’s owner came home, she found shredded bills all over the house. Although she managed to piece back together nine of them, the tenth bill lacked all of its serial numbers and couldn’t be repaired. — Read it at Time
This kitty was stranded atop a 20-foot cactus in the Arizona desert for several days. Witnesses think that the cat scaled the cactus to escape from a predator. After being photographed and videotaped by helicopters, the kitty eventually climbed down from its prickly perch. — Watch it at Fox 9 News
In an article in The New York Times, Delia Ephron writes about how her dog, Honey, was out with her dog walker when the pup was clipped by a car that drove off. Ephron was amazed by the kindness of strangers who managed to catch the white Havanese (who took off running), and capture a picture of the car’s license plate — not to mention the surgeons who saved Honey. — Read it at The New York Times
Since 2005, Operation Roger, a growing network of kind-hearted truck drivers across the U.S., has transported 600 animals to safety. “Here I am, a big ol’ tough truck driver, and I’m sitting here choking up right now,” said one volunteer while describing a dog he'd helped rescue. — Read it at Today
Heiress Paris Hilton was “so sad” when she saw a starving dog while dining at a restaurant on a Bali beach that she ordered an extra dinner, so he could indulge in a filet mignon of his own. — Read it at People Pets
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Bartonella is a type bacteria that can be transmitted to cats, dogs and humans from exposure to infected fleas and…
Want to give your pup yummy, low-calorie treats? We’ve got the skinny on which foods are OK to feed him.
Not sure about food puzzles? Our veterinarian reveals why the payoff for your pet is well worth any extra work.
With these simple dental care tips, you can help keep your canine’s adorable smile shiny and healthy for life.
The friendly and inquisitive LaPerm has an easy-care coat that comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
Check out our collection of more than 250 videos about pet training, animal behavior, dog and cat breeds and more.
Wonder which dog or cat best fits your lifestyle? Our new tool will narrow down more than 300 breeds for you.