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April 30, 2012: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
When they first met by chance at an animal hospital, Tanner the Golden Retriever was blind and suffering from debilitating seizures, and Blair the Labrador mix was a former street dog who was painfully timid around people after sustaining a gunshot wound. But their lives have since changed: Blair became a guide dog to Tanner, whose seizures have all but disappeared, while Tanner helped to calm Blair’s nerves. “It’s the first time I’ve seen anything like this, the special relationship these two dogs have,” said Dr. Mike Jones, director of the Woodland West Animal Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. — Watch it at ABC News
A photojournalist for the student newspaper at the University of Colorado Boulder raced to the scene when he heard that a bear had been spotted outside a cluster of residence halls. The 200-pound bear spent two hours hanging out in a tree before officials decided to tranquilize him, and Andy Duann snapped an amazing shot of the critter in midair, before he fell onto a mat. The bear was later set free — away from the campus. — See the photo at People Pets
Marine experts are stumped by a dolphin’s refusal to leave a channel in Huntington Beach, Calif. Although he appears to be healthy and eating, he seems to be nervous about joining two other dolphins who were spotted waiting for him in the harbor. "I've never seen that type of interaction,” said a marine animal expert. "He chose to be in here for some reason." — Read it at CNN
In an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, the actress was asked about her work with rescue dogs. Keaton then ran off stage and came back with Clover, an adoptable puppy with gray and black hair who she said looked like Leno — “without the chin.” Keaton also rescues a dog in her new movie, Darling Companion. — Watch it at People Pets
In December, we told you about a campaign by a Milwaukee rescue group to raise money for a new location by asking people to donate $1 for each of Daniel the shelter cat’s 26 toes. The $26 checks from around the world helped the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center open in a new spot, but they still need help to pay off the balance. — Read it at Fox 6 Milwaukee
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