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 ...

Dec 11, 2014

Los Angeles man accused of killing, eating ex-girlfriend's rabbit

A Southern California man who is accused of killing, skinning and eating his ex-girlfriend’s pet rabbit — and saying he would do the same to her — has been charged with cruelty to an animal and making criminal threats, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Dimitri ...

Nov 25, 2014

U.S. physicists solve mystery of why cats rule, dogs drool

Popular web videos showing that “cats rule and dogs drool” have new scientific evidence to support that felinophilic sentiment, at least when it comes to drinking. While cats expertly manipulate water to quench thirst neatly, dogs smash, slosh, spill, and splash their way, according ...

Nov 5, 2014

Nearly 30 more dead dogs found in bizarre dumping case

Officials in Tochigi Prefecture said Wednesday the number of bodies in a bizarre dog dumping case had reached nearly 70 animals, days after police launched a criminal investigation. Authorities said they had found almost 30 more dead dogs, following the discovery last week of ...

Oct 17, 2014

Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish

A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish. The reunion was brought about by a Southern California veterinarian who mistook Nigel, ...