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A puppy is getting some TLC after a harrowing ordeal in Ohio. On Sunday, the puppy was traveling in a van with his owners when it went off the road and over an embankment. In the chaos that followed, the couple’s puppy escaped and ran off. The next day, a road supervisor was surveying damage at the scene of the crash, when he spotted the dog. But the scared pup ran when he tried to approach her. Windsor firefighters were called, and the crew used ropes to repel down a gorge to a ledge where the puppy was stuck. “We brought her back to a warm station to give her some food and TLC while waiting for her owners,” the
fire department wrote in a Facebook post. “Happy ending all.” She’s now been reunited with her owners, and all three are recovering well. — Read it at Ohio’s
Dog owners now have some research to back up what they’ve always known: your pooch really does know how you’re feeling. Researchers from London and Brazil showed 17 domestic
dogs pictures of both humans and other dogs with expressions that were happy or playful, or angry or aggressive. They also played positive or negative audio clips for the dogs. They found that when the dogs were shown a picture that matched the emotion they heard in the audio clip, they spent a lot more time looking at it. "Our study shows that dogs have the ability to integrate two different sources of sensory information into a coherent perception of emotion in both humans and dogs,” said study coauthor Dr. Kun Guo, of the U.K.’s
University of Lincoln. “This cognitive ability has until now only been evidenced in primates and the capacity to do this across species only seen in humans." The study was published in the journal
Biology Letters. — Read it at
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A beloved retired draft horse is expected to be OK after falling and getting stuck in ice and mud. Charlie, who’s a recent retiree, wandered away from his Westminster, Massachusetts, home on Tuesday. His owner worked with police, firefighters, animal control and neighbors to rescue Charlie, pulling him from the spot where he slipped to a nearby field. After lying on his side for two hours, the horse stood up on his own, to the relief of the crowd around him. A veterinarian who examined Charlie expects him to recover. — Watch it at
An endangered Bornean orangutan was born at
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo on Dec. 21 after a challenging delivery. Veterinarians were standing by as 30-year-old mom Josie gave birth to her fourth baby, who was in the breech position. “Josie did an amazing job with the delivery under difficult circumstances, and she cleared the baby’s airway herself immediately after birth,” said Dr. Ray Ball, the zoo’s director of medical sciences. The newborn has been named GoJo, which is a combination of the names of his mother, Josie, and father, Goyang. GoJo is doing well resting, nursing and snuggling with his mom. — Read it at
Boxer mix is looking for a place to go home to once he heals from surgery to remove porcupine quills. The stray
dog was caught by an animal control officer in Colorado last week after he tried to attack a prickly porcupine, and found himself covered in quills. Named Canello, the pup is now recovering from his surgery. — Read it at
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