Click here to learn more.
May 8, 2012: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
Rescued Dog Recognized for Rescuing His Owner
When Debbie Zeisler inquired about adopting a German Shepherd at her Texas shelter, she was told that the only one they had was in the back because no one wanted him. But Zeisler did. Although the 100-pound canine had no formal training as a service dog, he quickly figured out how to sense when Zeisler was about to have a seizure. Last year, when Zeisler fell unconscious following an episode, Bear scratched on neighbors’ doors in search of help — earning him the National Hero Dog Award from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles. — Read it at the Washington Post
The actress hopes to get 9,000 people to become supporting members of the American Humane Association — the first animal welfare group that she joined. “As far as I am concerned, every week should be 'Be Kind to Animals Week,' " she says in an emailed invitation. — Read it from the American Humane Association
After making headlines in the last few weeks because of his size, the 2-year-old shelter cat, who was beginning to signs of improvement, has died of pulmonary failure. “The Shelter staff — along with all those who met Meow during his short time with us — mourn his passing,” wrote the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society’s executive director, Mary Martin. “We will forever be grateful for the attention Meow’s size brought to pet obesity and to animal shelters across the country.” — Read it at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s Facebook Page
A photographer who used a special macro technique snapped some amazingly detailed pictures of fire ants balancing giant seeds, while working together to move across a branch in an amazing circus-like act. — See the photos at Animal Tracks
A South African cat named Tabitha somehow ended up in her owner’s washing machine with a comforter that she must have been sleeping on. The cat, who spent nearly two hours in the washer, was treated for shock and hypothermia — and has since gone back to hiding in strange places. — Read it at The Star
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank You For Signing Up
for the Petwire newsletter, sending you all the pet news each week directly to your inbox.
Get the latest pet news, tips, tricks, and expert advice sent right to your inbox!
By following leads on her pup's Facebook page, Mary Wolfe found Nahla, who disappeared outside a pub 8 months…
Dr. Patty Khuly shares her favorite vests, mats and fans for keeping your cat or dog comfortable in warm weather.
Getting in some daily physical activity, like walking or swimming, is great for your canine’s weight —…
Watch as the adorable YouTube sensation snacks on some juicy watermelon just in time for summer.
Luke the yellow tabby finds the perfect tool to use when he is in need of a head rub — the paw from his canine…
The Balinese is a chatty and nosy cat who wants to be involved in everything that’s going on in the home.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.