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dogs who made headlines when they were saved from a shelter after a
photo showed them hugging each other now have two new people to smother with love. Kala, an 11-month-old Hound mix, and Keira, a 15-month-old
Boxer mix, have been living with a foster in Georgia since July, and waiting patiently for the right adopter to come along. Finally, Wendy read about their plight in People magazine, and fell in love. Her elderly
dogs had recently passed away, and she knew it was fate when she found out the hugging puppies were still available through
Angels Among Us Rescue. She and her longtime roommate, Pam, decided to bring them home. “It just fell together,” Wendy said. “We turned our tears into smiles with these two young, playful dogs.” — Read it from
Angels Rescue via Facebook
After getting several tips from the public, two cougar kitten brothers were found orphaned and emaciated last week by the
Washington Fish and Wildlife Department. "The mother was a hit by a vehicle, and I think best we can tell, they had been out there several weeks on their own," said the department’s Beausoleil. The kittens appeared to be about 7 to 8 weeks old at the time. After a search for a home for the babies, they were flown from Washington to the
Alexandria Zoo in Louisiana. The
zoo is working on fattening the cubs up during their 30-day quarantine. — Read it at Louisiana’s
The Town Talk
Threatened by poisoning and poachers, about half of Africa’s 11 species of vultures are now critically endangered, the
International Union for the Conservation of Nature said Thursday. The group found that six of the species faced a bigger threat of extinction than they did a year earlier. The IUCN said the
birds are deliberately killed by poachers because when they circle, it helps authorities find illegally killed big game carcasses who are hunted for ivory. — Read it from
Agence France Presse via Yahoo
Your workday is about to get 100 times better with #UberKITTENS. Uber,
the on-demand ride service, is offering visits with kittens today. As long as
your boss is OK with it — and there are kittens available — people in 50 cities
across the U.S. will get the chance to ask for kittens to be delivered to their
office for a 15 minute visit between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. today, using the Uber
app. Uber charges a $30 snuggle fee, and supports the local shelters that are
participating. In most cities, the kittens are available for adoption. Uber has
done this before, and has helped more than 30 kittens find forever homes. Their
goal is to find a home for all of the participating kittens today. — Find out
more from Uber
We have one more rescue with a happy ending to tell you about today. A
few weeks ago, Dan found a tiny kitten all alone in the warehouse where he
works in Canada. He thought her mom and siblings might also be in the
warehouse, but had no luck when he tried to search for them. He brought the
kitten, who he named Boots, to the Regina
Humane Society in the hopes that they could care for her until she was old
enough for him to bring home. With his work schedule, he wouldn’t be able to
bottle-feed her every two hours. A staff member took on that job, and the group
was thrilled when Dan came back this week and officially adopted the kitten
whose life he saved. — See photo from the Regina
Humane Society via Facebook
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