Jan 21, 2016

Sticks, dogs don't mix, British vets warn

British veterinarians on Wednesday warned against throwing sticks for dogs to chase, saying that thousands of pets every year impale themselves or get dangerous infections from biting into the wood. “Our message is that these injuries are severe and are preventable simply by using ...

Cat found after seven years

Dec 27, 2015

Cat found after seven years

On Christmas Day, a family in Berlin got back their cat, Miko, which went missing in 2008. Miko had been discovered by people in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood — just a few kilometers from its old home turf — and taken to an animal refuge, ...

New York park goes to the dogs for Halloween parade

Oct 25, 2015

New York park goes to the dogs for Halloween parade

A park went to the dogs in a grand way on Saturday, hosting what was billed as America’s largest Halloween dog parade, with hundreds of canines submitting to their owners’ fanciful desires to see them in costumes as superheroes, dinosaurs and the pope. Thousands ...

How primeval hedgehogs evolved their spines

Oct 16, 2015

How primeval hedgehogs evolved their spines

Scientists say the fossil of a small, furry creature found in a Spanish quarry indicates that mammals evolved hedgehog-like spines far earlier than previously thought, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The fossil dates back some 125 million years to ...

Dog lost in Yellowstone National Park found 42 days later

Sep 6, 2015

Dog lost in Yellowstone National Park found 42 days later

Yellowstone National Park is known for its wildlife, including bears and wolves. But for six weeks, one animal that roamed the park didn’t belong there. An Australian shepherd named Jade was found in the Canyon area Friday, 42 days after she went missing. “She’s ...

Jul 16, 2015

Johnny Depp's wife charged with sneaking dogs into Australia

Johnny Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, has been charged with illegally bringing the couple’s dogs to Australia — an incident that captured global attention after the nation’s agriculture minister angrily ordered the pooches to get out of the country or face death. Heard was charged ...

Bring it on

| Jul 5, 2015

Bring it on

Jin, a beautiful dapple 4-year-old Akita, is a special-needs dog. An irreversible eye problem led to his total loss of sight and, though he had no problem adjusting, he does need someone who is happy to work as his trustworthy and considerate partner. Weighing ...