Florida fights cat-eating African lizards

Apr 11, 2015

Florida fights cat-eating African lizards

A cat-eating lizard native to Africa is being targeted by Florida state wildlife officials who say the creatures, known as Nile monitors, could be dangerous to pets and people. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday it is “increasing efforts to locate and ...

Volunteer pilots help doomed dogs land new chance at life

Apr 9, 2015

Volunteer pilots help doomed dogs land new chance at life

Thousands of dogs facing euthanasia, some just hours from death, get loaded on planes each year and flown to new homes in places across the United States with shortages of adoptable pets. Groups such as California-based Wings of Rescue or South Carolina-based Pilots N ...

Apr 5, 2015

DNA testing for dog poop on the rise in Seattle

Frustrated with dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets, an increasing number of apartments in Seattle are opting to use DNA testing to identify the culprits. The Seattle Times reports that a company called BioPet Vet Lab from Knoxville, Tennessee, is ...

Science dates old dogs with new tricks

Feb 6, 2015

Science dates old dogs with new tricks

Man’s best friend has not been around for nearly as long as thought, according to a study released Thursday that brings the emergence of modern dogs forward by some 15,000 years. The finding follows the reclassification of two fossil skulls, one more than 30,000 ...

Hit by a car, 'dead' cat crawls from the grave

Jan 29, 2015

Hit by a car, 'dead' cat crawls from the grave

Bart the cat was hit by a car and buried. Then he crawled back from the dead. Earlier this month, a car hit the 1½-year-old cat in Tampa, Florida. Bart’s owner was so distraught, he couldn’t stand the thought of burying him, so he ...

Jan 1, 2015

Puppy heads home after 3,800-km U.S. road trip

A puppy called Penny could soon be reunited with her worry-stricken U.S. owners after she went on a nearly 2,400-mile (3,860-km) road trip that took her to an Iowa truck stop and a Pennsylvania pet hospital, her family says. The floppy-eared Vizsla has one ...