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A Good Samaritan helped save the lives of two Huskies from a frigid Connecticut pond Tuesday. The man was driving near the pond in Guilford when he heard a loud scream. He pulled over, raced to the water and saw two
dogs struggling where they’d fallen through the partially frozen pond. Realizing he couldn’t get to the dogs himself, he called the
Guilford Fire Department, which sent a team of eight firefighters to the scene. They pulled the friendly Huskies from the water and got them treatment at the veterinarian. They’re recovering well and their owners have been located, according to the
Guilford firefighters’ union, Local 4177, via Facebook. — Read it at
Guilford, Connecticut, Patch
In a study of 28 horses, psychologists found the animals could distinguish between happy and angry facial expressions in humans. "The reaction to the angry facial expressions was particularly clear — there was a quicker increase in their heart rate, and the horses moved their heads to look at the angry faces with their left eye,” said Amy Smith of the U.K.'s
University of Sussex, who co-led the research. Research has shown many species view negative events with their left eye because of the way the brain processes threatening stimuli. “We have known for a long time that horses are a socially sophisticated species but this is the first time we have seen that they can distinguish between positive and negative human facial expressions," Smith said. The study was published in the journal
Biology Letters. — Read it at
Researchers used a software algorithm to examine 2,000 recorded howls of 13 different canid species and subspecies. The software categorized them as 21 types of howls, depending on the pitch and other characteristics. The research team found that different wolf species use the howl types in ways that are specific to them. They believe the findings could be used to help with
conservation efforts. For example, while many of the dialects were distinct enough to prevent confusion among the species, some were so similar that they could lead to interbreeding between species. With this information, conservationists could help keep the species who sound similar apart to avoid interbreeding. The study was published in the journal
Behavioural Processes. — Read it at
A rabbit the size of a dog needs a new home in Scotland, and his photo is going viral. The
Scottish SPCA is taking care of Atlas, a 7-month-old continental giant rabbit, while trying to find him an experienced owner who can “properly care for him.” Believe it or not, the young bunny still has more growing to do — but that just means more of him to love. "He is a very friendly rabbit who loves attention and getting cuddles,” said the SPCA’s Anna O'Donnell. "Atlas is also an inquisitive boy who makes everyone laugh with his mischievous character.” — Read it at
There’s good news for Dottie, the scared white puppy who was
rescued from a highway median by workers with the
Arizona Department of Transportation last month, after they spotted her on traffic cameras. Now, she finally has her forever home. Fifty people were interested in adopting sweet Dottie, and the Arizona Equine Rescue Organization, which fostered her, decided the best place for Dottie was with a retired couple who had another small
dog to befriend the pup. “Many years ago we had a little dog that looked a lot like Dottie,” said her new owner, Marci O’Shaughnessy. “So when we saw her huddled on that median our hearts went out to her.” — Watch it at
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