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FDNY firefighters saved the lives of a tabby
cat named Butterscotch and a rescue dog named Sonny after a fire spread to their Brooklyn home Thursday morning. The fire apparently started in the basement of the brownstone next door and quickly spread to the animals’ home while their owner wasn’t home. More than 100 FDNY firefighters responded to the blaze. Sonny and Butterscotch were unconscious, and crews used oxygen masks to revive them. “It brought tears to my eyes when I saw them [being helped by EMS]. I was so thankful,” said their owner, Bryce Goggin. He was on his way home from the bank when he saw the fire trucks. Firefighters said the pets recovered well. It took 45 minutes for 3-year-old Sonny to come around, but he took off running once he came to. — Read it at the
New York Post and watch it from the
New York Daily News
New research finds that when dolphins have to raise their voices to be heard in noisy environments, they use extra energy. The new study measures the biological cost to marine mammals of trying to communicate over the sounds of ships or other sources. Although the dolphins use only a small amount of energy on louder whistles, the scientists from
NOAA Fisheries and the
University of California-Santa Cruz said the metabolic cost may add up over time because the animals have to compensate for chronic background noise. The study was published in the
Journal of Experimental Biology. — Read it at
There’s been a string of coyote sightings in the Big Apple recently, and experts say New Yorkers should expect to see more of them as the animals become more comfortable adapting to city life. "I would say that this is going to be a new normal: that coyotes are going to continually show up in downtown New York City," says Daniel Bogan, a coyote researcher at New York’s
Siena College. There have been at least four coyote sightings in Manhattan so far this year. Three of the animals have been captured and released in parks in the Bronx. With the decline of their predators, including wolves and cougars, experts say coyotes have dramatically expanded their range in the last 200 years. — Read it from
AP via Yahoo
There was a joy-filled reunion for a former Marine and his therapy
dog Thursday, after she was found as a stray in San Diego. Nahla, who helps Fernando Quandt cope with post-traumatic stress disorder, ran away on Christmas Eve while Quandt and his wife were out of town visiting a sick relative. The
dog was clearly overjoyed to see her owners again when they picked her up at the
San Diego County Animal Shelter. "I’m just really happy to have her back," said Quandt. Nahla had lost weight and was suffering from skin issues but is expected to make a full recovery. — Watch it at
NBC San Diego
The “Glee” actress, who was featured in People’s World’s Most Beautiful issue, announced big plans for her
cat in a video interview. Sheila was part of a litter found on the set of “Glee,” and all of the kittens were adopted by the show’s cast members. “I’m just excited about Sheila’s upcoming wedding to Brian, Chris Colfer’s cat,” she said. Colfer is Michele’s “Glee” co-star. “We’re very excited, it’s a wonderful union. You know, People’s gonna shoot it and it will be a December cover,” she joked. People got in on the act and mocked up a wedding magazine cover with the headline, “Their Purrr-fect Wedding.” — Watch it at
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