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     Meet Rena, a one-year-old Pitty pup who's hoping to have a home. She's currently at an Abbeville, Louisiana, kill shelter. At 32 pounds, she'll make a right-sized addition for a loving family. To adopt Rena, please visit Animal Aid for Vermilion Area.

  Meet Chester, a neutered and housetrained male Flame Point Siamese born with a slight abnormality of his upper eyelids. He's great with kids and other cats, and loves his belly rubs. To learn more about adopting Chester, please contact Animal Rescue New Orleans.



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     Afghanistan may be war-torn and desolate, but it also has beautiful pets waiting for homes. Our Website of the Week is Nowzad dogs, which features dogs and cats from Afghanistan's only animal shelter. The animals inside this shelter are extremely cute and amazingly beautiful.

According to the website, "When we first found out last year that we needed to find a new home for the Nowzad animal shelter due to circumstances beyond our control, it was a rather stressful and worrying time for the charity. But with thanks to the kindness and generosity of our fantastic supporters our fears were soon alleviated." The Nowzad Conrad Lewis Clinic for small animals is funded solely by generous donations. Two Afghan national veterinarians have been expertly trained by the generous support of Dr. Mohammad of Mayhew International, London, and Dr. Susan Chadima of Maine, who have both given up so much of their time to teach, oversee and support the Afghan vets to learn new valuable skills that have now seen the clinic carry out extremely necessary amputations on street dogs injured in road accidents, dentistry on cats with severe teeth problems, a tumor removal from a much-loved soldier's adopted dog, as well as the constant need for neutering and spaying of the stray population. See more at Nowzad's medical clinic page.

"With the shelter lease secured, we now have been told that our lease on the clinic, cattery and secure staff accommodation is not going to be renewed, and that the clinic has just two months to move," the website stated. "Having secure accommodation is vital in what is technically; still a country at war with daily threats aimed at western aid agencies."  

"This time we have decided to improve upon what we currently have and build a legacy for animal welfare in Afghanistan that will last long after the proposed troops pull out in 2014," the website added.

The shelter is hoping to collect about $125,000 in donations to secure a site for improved clinic facilities and serve as an educational base for Afghan national trainee vets. Along with reducing the threat of rabies, more staff would be trained to promote the benefits of animal welfare.

Take a look and fall in love with the Nowzad dogs of Afghanistan and donate if you can.

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"These results demonstrate the strong opposition that Californians hold toward trophy hunting these small wildcats." -- Crystal Moreland, California state director for the Humane Society of the United States, commenting on a poll of California voters showing a supermajority opposes hunting of bobcats

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Man leaps into river to save drowing bear!

Pod of orcas enter Vancouver harbor! Check out the video!

Good news: World's fattest parrot, the critically endangered kakapo, has record breeding season!

With just 180 remaining, YOU can help save the Florida panthers!

As ocean warms, lost, confused sea creatures keep washing up on California's beaches!

p align="left">Rabid bobcat euthanized after attacking golfer, horse in Connecticut!

Inhumane: Woman in California seen tossing bag of puppies into Dumpster!

Best way for dog training? Science shows that positive rewards works best!

Scientists revive cells in brains from dead pigs!

Homeless Aussie reunited with pet rat lost by police!

Study shows that great white sharks are afraid of orcas!

Retired officer comes to rescue of wounded, missing K-9

What to do when you find 'abandoned' wildlife

Father frees toddler from dingo's jaws!

Man recovering from surgery wakes up to a stranger cat cuddling him

This dog helps protect an endangered species in New Zealand!

To save monarch butterflies, Mexican scientists are moving a forest 1,000 feet up a mountain!

Poaches target endangered crayfish for barbecue, aquarium trade!

Newly discovered ancient carnivore was bigger than a polar bear!

Baby right whale brings hope for the future of endangered species!

Your guide to spring snake spotting!

Young duck emerges from a screech owl's nest box! See the photos!

Where are the leatherbacks? No turtles seen nesting at Nicaragua site!

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After Julian Assange's arrest, what happened to his cat?

World's most dangerous bird kills 75-year-old Florida man!

Hair of the dog cleaner than most men's beards, says researchers!

Muskrat love: Detroit area Catholics OK'd to eat the large rodent during Lent!

Pit bull ban ending in Arkansas town!

Can you appreciate these photos of baby bats?

Amazing! Swimming dog saved by workers on oil rig, 135 miles off Thailand coast! See the photos!

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Two dads and a mom stay in this nest!

Tired of animal mistreatment, judge finds unique alternatives to jail!

Chimpanzee matriarch dies at 46 at North Carolina Zoo

Judge upholds Trump on allowing export of animal trophies in U.S.

Owl an unlikely mom that keep watch on duck egg before it hatches!

Last female Yangtze turtle dies; only three left until extinction

Kenyans protest killing of elephants, rhinos

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Horrifying! 14 tons of pangolin scales, equal to 36,000 animals, seized in Singapore!

Females are taking their stand in birding!

Lacrosse game postponed because of nesting bird!

Senior cat goes from feral to mama's boy after rescue

Chart the northern progress of the ruby-throated hummingbird

Some animal care workers overwhelmed by challenges, burdens, choosing suicide

77-year-old hunter unrepentant for killing 5,000 elephants, 60 lions, 50 hippos and 40 leopards

Shelter dogs need ways to reduce stress, says study

Jaguar doesn't mind a bubble bath!

Here is an excellent S.T.A.R.T., the S.T.A.R.T. Rescue has transported nearly 5,000 animals!

Too sick! Someone is feeding cats with baited fish hooks!

A lion's tale, and its tie to Churchill!

From poultry to pot: West Virginia farmer makes the switch!

Trump's EPA: The hell with hellbenders!

Singer Willie Nelson has 70 rescued horses on his ranch!

Slow down, it's turtle season!

So many animals are going extinct that it may take 10 million years for the earth to recover!

Save yourself from heartache, remember to check your yard for rabbit nests before mowing!

Elephant kills poacher, who was then easten by lions!

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Listen to a robin's unique songs in morning and evening!

Rescued pit bull has hilarious, endless conversation with adopted mom

Outrage as 'cruel monsters' shoot dead two young elephants in 'self-defense'

Mystery of 'dog suicide' bridge may have been solved, 50 animals have jumped to their deaths!

Elephant in a can? Botswana's new president open to killing elephants for food!

Fewer than 10 'smiling porpoises' may be left!

New law allows for animals to be buried next to their humans in cemeteries

Everyone at the airport stopped when the service dog started whimpering

Rhino poachers sentenced to 25 years in South Africa, setting new precedent

Sir David Attenborough warns that fish farms are endangering wild salmon!

Russia takes first steps to release orcas. belugas from 'whale jail'

Gaza animals find new homes after zoo deaths

Because of hunting, Africa now has fewer giraffes than elephants!

Lawmaker introduces bill to ban fur sales in New York

Another dog dies in Florida from poisonous Bufo toad!

Instead of choking turtles, brewery's new six-pack rings feed them!

Fungi causing major wipeout of frogs, salamanders

Judge grants stay of execution to 45-year-old 'problem elephant'!

Rare white whale filmed off coast of Mexico!

Acting like stork, forestry worker makes special delivery of great horned owl babies!

Here Kitty, Kitty: Believe it or not, cats can respond to their name!

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Fascinating things about the roly-poly!

Pregnant whale washed up at Italian tourist spot with 22 kilograms of plastic in its stomach!

Rat poison ban on wildlife proposed in California

'Monster' walleye, 17 pounds, netted by DNR in Michigan, then released!

Humane Society looking for volunteers to snuggle shelter puppies!

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Way too cute: Yes, there really is a panda nursery! See these amazing photos!

Ancient four-legged whale swam across ocean, walked across continents

New practice of netting hedges and trees in England seen as endangering birds

Why have 27 horses died since Dec. 30 at the Santa Anita race track?

Should employees be allowed to bring their dogs to work?

Meeting on Yellowstone grizzlies to focus on reducing conflict, mortality, 65 likely killed last year!

Tasmanian devils 'adapting to coexist with cancer'

One rhino dead, another severely injured in savage poaching attack in South Africa!

Incredible! Woman adopts senior dog that turns out to be her childhood pet!

457 Yellowstone bison killed this winter, but apparently that's not enough!

Police dog finds two children lost in Virginia woods in just 15 minutes!

Want to see hummingbirds in your back yard this year? Here are some tips!

Chimps make ladder from damaged trees to escape N. Ireland zoo!

Polar bear cub makes debut at Berlin Zoo!

Hundreds of manatees seek warmth in Florida springs

Great news! Hawaii coral reefs making miraculous comeback!

Animal Farm Foundation questions 'Future of Animal Welfare' philosophy by PetSmart Charities exec

Jail program puts long-term inmates with dogs in danger of being destroyed!

66 endangered sage grouse released into wild in Canada!

World's fastest shark endangered, 17 others nearly extinct, says conversationists

More dog food added to recall for possibly toxic levels of Vitamin D

Science confirms that dogs can sense 'bad people'

People need to be taken seriously when they grieve the death of a pet, and here's why

Horrifying! Hundreds of 'extra' sled dogs killed, ex-employee says!

No Donder or Blitzen: Reindeer declared extinct in continental U.S.

Bobcat that survived California wildfire killed by car

World's largest T-rex discovered in Canada!

PHOTOS: 15 of the most spectacular household cat jungles you've ever seen!

Ugliest dog in Britain dies at 16

Corporate neighbor: Verizon suspends worker who used equipment to rescue cat off top of phone pole! See the video, photos

Torturing of bulls at festival ended by Spanish Supreme Court!

Cat found frozen to ground in Maine lives and recovers!

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pleads for people not to release balloons!

Rats are taking over Washington, D.C., and not the two-legged political kind!

Coyotes don't reduce deer population, says Journal of Wildlife Management

Critically endangered black rhino pregnant at Lincoln Park Zoo!

U.S. to declare northern scarlet macaw as an endangered species!

Thousands of fossils discovered on China riverbank!

Actor Morgan Freeman converted his 124-acre Mississippi ranch into a honeybee sanctuary!

Puppy laundering has ties to Chicago pet stores!

Police in Chicago suburb warn of growling raccoons, may have distemper!

New Smithsonian study links declines in suburban backyard birds to presence of nonnative plants!

K-9 Trump may have to get name change!

Teen's service dog gets high school yearbook photo!

VIDEO: Matador seriously injured when flipped, gored by bull!

Mountain lion sighting on forest trail spurs tips on what to do if you see one

You can't make this up! Man shoots foot when he throws shoe with gun in it to hit cockroach!

Alpaca enjoys playing in the park!

Bird brains? A pigeon just sold for $1.4 million!

'Extinct' Taiwanese leopard found for first time since 1983

Brigade of beagles saving billions of dollars at U.S. airports!

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Snakes alive! Southern Illinois road closes for spring migration!

To protect and serve: Massachusetts police close highway to relocate bear family!

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Feeder photos show backyard birds like you've never seen before!

Elephant being caned crushes his attacker! WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO

Unreal! Navy man who beat wife's beagle to death could avoid jail time!

Man who taped dog's mouth shut sentenced to 15 years in prison!

Police find abused pit bull in bathtub with rope around its neck!

YOU can take a conservation class taught by Jane Goodall!

Moron sentenced after killing seagull that took his chips!

Too stupid: Woman hurt after jumping into jaguar enclosure to take selfie!

Dog fight puts an end to leader's chance in Iditarod!

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Meet the mayor of Fair Haven, Vermont!

80 hurt when vessel hits 'marine animal' in Sea of Japan!

Man helps lost dog find its home with sign on street corner

Zoo to study whether dolphins are emotionally and physically healthy while in captivity

Killer of bees: Trump's EPA cites 'emergency' in dumping pesticide on 16 million acres!

Rescuers find kitten in dire situation thanks to help from former feral cat!

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Dog dies after saving family from fire

Blind raccoon brought kittens to his human friends and saved their lives!

Elephant sheds tears after being freed from 50 years of captivity!

Hippo doesn't mind a teeth cleaning!

Dog world: People love canines over other humans, says study!

Family sues after 5-year-old daughter attacked by 'emotional support' pit bull at airport!

Blood on her hands: Female hunter's photo of bloody, hunted-down mountain lion angers animal activists

60 dogs rescued from meat farm in need of forever homes!

Cuteness alert! It's feeding time for the baby manatees!

Sanctuary saves wolfdog after owner left it a shelter to die!

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Why are giraffes endangered species?

Late president's service dog has a new job with the Navy!

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Wild pig takes a bite out of bikini-clad model!

Bullied boy rescues cat with rare eye condition and cleft lip just like him!

Man's and woman's inhumanity I: Sick savages display their trophies on Facebook page, Cecil the Lion

Inhumanity II: Wisconsin man arrested after shooting Doberman in lake, dumping body in garbage

No bird brain: Cardinal is half male, half female and so is its brain!

Tex-ass judge says it's OK for Trump's wall to destroy butterfly sanctuary!

Elephant poaching in Botswana 'no hoax'

Breed ban? Pit bull puppy turned away from PetSmart play date promotion, woman claims

Woman taped dragging dog behind electric scooter faces cruelty charges

Rooster in the house something to crow about! You'll be amazed!

Scotland salmon farms raided as part of European Union probe

Dog's barking saves family from fire!

L.A. first U.S. city to ban fur sales in 2021!

No fish tale: 120-pound sturgeon landed on St. Croix River! Check this out!

Trail runner recalls life-or-death battle with mountain lion in Colorado!

You won't believe what some people found in this hole!

Hunter claims he killed two baby elephants "in self-defense!"

Sorry Charlie! Illegal tuna catch costs fisherman $15,000!

Looking for a place to smoke pot reveals a caged tiger!

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Desperate polar bears swarming Siberian villages!

Too sick to believe in two ways! Norway killing whales for food in fur farms!

Elephants on parade in Thailand!

Rare black leopard spotted in Kenya, first in 100 years!

New species of spiky-faced catfish discovered in Brazil!

Cat found frozen in Montana brought back to life!

All alone: Only one elephant remains in a South Africa forest

Yuck! Oklahoma courthouse reopens after bedbugs found falling out of lawyer's clothes!

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79 of these guys were found in boxes heading to China!

Half a million cattle may have died in Australia floods!



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Wild boars running amok in Hong Kong as the Year of the Pig begins!

Four injured in Missouri as driver tried avoiding coyote!

Arizona aquatic facility temporarily closes after fourth dolphin dies

Crocs, snakes roaming flooded streets in Australia!

Here are 22 healthiest dog breeds that have the longest lifespans

Jane Goodall nominated for Nobel Peace Prize!

Missing Black Lab makes two friends to take home, too!

Revenge? For $2, you can name a cockroach after your ex!

Zebra freezes to death -- in Indiana!

Two en route to Vietnam nabbed with rhino horn at South Africa airport!

St. Bernard survives 17 days in Minnesota cold!

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Gator provides emotional support for Pennsylvania man!

'Fox and Hound' in real life: Abandoned baby fox finds new home!

Bald eagle couple in Arizona welcome second egg after raven got the first!

During shutdown, elephant seals took over California beach!

Divers encounter largest great white shark ever along Hawaii coast!

House sale includes a cat that has lived there all of his life!

Sad to see this: Fattest cat returned to shelter for the FOURTH time!

Rare albino porcupine found running through Maine woods!

SeaWorld orca dies at 30, cause unknown

Pacific islanders mourn as their lone duck dies

Good news! Frigid temperatures could wipe out ash borer larvae in Minnesota!

See this baby 'roo takes its first hop!

Puppy miraculously survives after being shot in face with arrow!

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Big problem with little piggies growing MUCH larger!

Man takes 2,300-mile trip to reunite dog with boy battling cancer!

Norway targets its last wolves with hunt!

Cats test positive for bubonic plague in Wyoming

Orphaned bears in Colorado rescued and taken to artificial den to hibernate

A dog's way home: Canine goes from stray on the street to movie star!

Feds: Bumblebee numbers have plummeted 90 percent!

Mary Oliver dies; poet expressed our need to preserve nature

Under poaching pressure, elephants are evolving and losing their tusks!

Pomeranian known as 'world's cutest dog dies at 12

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Ay chihuahua! How did this fatty lose weight? Find out here!

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Bald eagle population jumping in Wisconsin!

Want to make $100 an hour playing with pups in Texas? Here's how!

Catching a wave! Dolphins have fun riding with surfer!

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Here are some things you might not know about squirrels!

Kennel tragedy: 30 dogs killed in Chicago area fire!

No big deal! Just a moose on the loose in an Alaska hospital!

Pampered kitties: 2 felines living on their own in a $1,500-a-month apartment!

Best kitty litter? Here's the scoop!

Little pup gets big welcome from Great Dane!

After eight years in a shelter, Roxy finally gets her forever home!

S. Korea animal charity accused of killing dogs

Help if you can: 450 neglected German shepherds found on two sites in Georgia!

Bald eagle nest found in Walworth County, Wis., first in 50 years!

Need someone to trim the tree? These gorillas can help!

Family dog killed by coyote in suburban Chicago!

Trump's shutdown may snarl world's longest study of wolves and moose!

New Mexico's new governor puts bans on coyote hunting contests on state land!

Where have all the monarchs gone? Butterfly population plummets 86% in California!

Injured red-tailed hawk rescued by sheriff's police in New Jersey

Potatoheads: Idaho court sees nothing wrong with teacher feeding live puppy to snapping turtle in front of students!

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This dog horrifically injured when children 'fed' it lit fireworks!

New York Times: Japan must end whale slaughter now!

Big tuna: World's most prized fish sold for $3.1 million at auction!

Pointy-eared dogs no longer to be used by TSA because they scare some children!

OPINION: Trump administration's war on wildlife should be a scandal

100 tigers died last year in India, slight drop from 2017

Scientists make mammoth discovery with ivory DNA!

Lion escapes enclosure, kills woman in North Carolina!

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Man rides an elk in Montana in 1910!

Despite worldwide protests, Japan resuming whaling!

Trump, Abe ignore bloodbath, 34 dolphins butchered in one day!

Cow escapes cattle truck, rounded up by New Jersey police!

Ohio police officer finds baby kangaroo in back seat after making traffic stop!

Dog walkers beware: Poisoned treats found on path in Morton Grove, Illinois!

Toxic danger in using tea tree oil for dogs!

U.S. big game hunter faces criminal charges in Scottish island hunt!

Kankakee County, Illinois man faces dogfighting charges

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Plenty of feathered friends to see during winter!

They shoot horses don't they? Trump's agency takes aim at wiping out 80 percent of wild herd!

Real Scottish wildcats may be extinct, says report

Heartbroken student forced to give up beloved pet fish prior to Southwest flight!

Plastic found in every turtle species across the globe!

Will bulldozers soon plow National Butterfly Center for Trump's wall?

Some Puerto Ricans angered by upcoming ban on cockfighting!

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Canine gives life to save soldiers in Afghanistan

Don't call these dogs mutts anymore!

Major auction houses ban sales of rhino horns!

Rare albino buck seen in Tennessee!

Utah man dies of rabies after handling bats he allowed in his home!

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Man saw a family of mice in his garden, so he created a village for them!

Puppy makes mammoth discovery in owner's backyard!

Ignoring protests, Trump administration resumes fatal testing on dogs!

To stop slaughter, people are vaccinating badgers in England!

Hunter illegally kills rare albino deer in Wisconsin

Super-aggressive 'monster chimps' inhabit African island!

Woman survives hippo attack on birthday trip to Zimbabwe

Two nabbed for illegally selling ivory from La Jolla, Calif., gallery

Despite dangers to sea creatures, Trump administration issues permits seismic testing in Atlantic!

Help needed to save animals from closing S.C. adoption center!

102 dogs rescued from appalling conditions in England; puppies bred on site!

Report: Zookeeper leaving gate open resulted in snow leopard escaping, being shot, killed

Like mother, like son: Beloved wolf shot dead near Yellowstone

Man rescues kitten after finding it glued on busy road!

Legal loophole results in tusks, endangered animal parts being sent to UK!

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Life or death: Hundreds of animals flee California wildfires!

Let the killing continue: In last dirtbag action, House Republicans have votes to take gray wolves off Endangered Species List and in same resolution let Trump's war continue in Yemen

What were believed to be wolves in Illinois more likely coyotes!

Horror House: New Jersey woman had 44 frozen dogs, 130 live ones at home!

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5,000 dogs went to Vietnam; none came back

Police dogs save two lives in Chicago area!

Drones being used to help free whales tied with fishing lines!

Churchill Downs tragedy: Exercise rider, horse killed

Basketball player caught flying into Australia with French bulldog in hand luggage

Is bringing new wolves to Isle Royale National Park 'restocking' the zoo?

Family dumps loyal dog at shelter because they're having a baby

New Illinois law opens funding for feral cat colonies!

Snowy owl takes a wild ride on a lake ice floe!

Trump's proposed new head of fish, wildlife a former Monsanto executive

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Don't mooove! Cow cuddling gaining in popularity, even at $300 a session!

Snakes alive! Southern Illinois road closed to let the critters cross!

Man-eating tiger shot dead in India after lengthy hunt

Maine officials say no to pot before lobsters are boiled in a pot!

Family dogs killed by coyote in fenced yard in Florida

Watch what had to be done to save a dog from a home flooded by Hurricane Florence! Incredible!

No beef here! Plant-based burgers outselling grass-fed burgers at Southern California, Texas restaurant chain!

Unreal! Baby ostriches slaughtered to become Louis Vuitton luxury bags!

Four federal grants totaling more than $1 million will help protect bats

Pilot foster dog program started in Memphis firehouses!

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How do dogs know when it's time to eat or when you're coming home?

Sad news: Queen Elizabeth's last corgi, Whisper, has died at just 12 years old

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5 tips for being the best voice for animals you can be!

Shorter life for chocolate labs? Dog's color could impact its longevity

Idaho Game Commissioner resigns after bragging about killing baboon family during African safari!

Invasive frogs pestering Southwests Florida residents

Poisonous caterpillars return to be a problem in Florida!

PAWS Chicago on way to rescue pets displaced by hurricane: You can help!

Hoarder horror: Sick dogs, remains of 500 found in Arkansas! WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS

Grand Teton tragedy: Mama Bear fed by visitors killed after becoming too bold; cubs taken to Michigan enclosure!

After three years, man reunites with dog on the streets!

Pretty nutty: Flight delayed after woman brings her 'emotional support' squirrel on board!

Four-foot caiman found in Lake Michigan!

Toxic red tide, dead sea life, stench ruining Florida beaches

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Snakes alive! Two-headed copperhead found in Virginia!

Stung by judge's rebuke of grizzly bear hunt, GOP assholes in Congress won't give up, plan to gut Endangered Species Act!

These three bears get a little help from a friend!

Dozens of animals found neglected, dead, on South Dakota farm

Man's inhumanity: Good samaritan saves cats found stuffed in airtight container

Cute rare Amur tiger cubs make appearance with mom!

Iguana gets electrocuted, knocking out power to South Florida nursing home

Commercial fishing vessel busted in Africa for shark finning

More than 200 dogs being saved from meat farm in South Korea!

N.C. factory farms flooded: 3.4 million chickens, 5500 hogs drown!

Overfishing endangering orcas on U.S.'s Pacific coast

Despite excellent conservation record on elephant poaching, Botswana faces more scrutiny

Potential political power in Australia wants live sheep exporting to end

Amazing triple breach of humpbacks off Nova Scotia coast!

Maine officials put stop of lobsters going to pot before going to the pot!

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Believe it or not, U.S. has a tiger problem!

Savage killer: 7 dead pit bulls found in garbage bags in New York

UK banning sales of puppies in pet shops and online

Texas grandma shoots, kills 12-foot gator to avenge death of her mini-pony!

Not horsing around: Carriage owners suing Chicago animal activists!

Though it's cheaper to vaccinate, badger killing expanding in England

Murder for hire: Big Cat Sanctuary CEO targeted for death by man who ran for governor in Oklahoma!

Cute rock hyrax pups keep mom hopping!

Smithfield closes major meat facility in North Carolina after $400 million lawsuit!

50 cat behaviors explained

Japan apologizes for captive dolphin show during Olympics sailing test run

Too sick! Man buried dog alive because it didn't get along with new kitten!

Chicago City Council committee to hear proposal to ban horse-drawn carriages

Facebook directory of animal shelters and rescue groups in all 50 states!

Have a H.A.R.T.: Adoptable canines from the Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Illinois

Animal Almanac

April 22, 2019 

   1926:  'HOGS IN AUTOS': LINCOLN, Neb -- "The hogs have taken to riding in motor cars in this neighborhood, but the farmers say they're the wrong cars. A band of thieves operating recently stole scores of porkers. Associations were formed in 15 counties to fight the thieves." -- The Beaver Falls (Pennsylvania) Tribune

   1929:  Aviator Charles Lindbergh ignored telegraphed entreaties to boycott bullfights that were being held in his honor in Mexico. "The colonel saw six bulls killed. He saw General Velasco, the 'finisher,' put the final touches to the the tortured animals. And in the process, he saw horses gored to death by the slashing horns of the infuriated animals. Bullfights, of course, are bestial. The bull never had a chance. Horses are cruelly sacrificed. Lindbergh must have known this before he sat in at the fights, But he sat in." -- The Beaver Falls (Pennsylvania) Tribune

   2005:  Directors of the Idaho animal welfare groups highlighted the lack of options for stray animals in Adams County, Idaho, and asked the county commissioners to discuss a cooperative agreement as rescuers had local options to handle strays. The current options were to make either a 200- or 300-mile road trips to shelters in Boise, Idaho, or Ontario, Oregon. -- The Adams County (Idaho) Record

     Ann and Roy Bernard of Kankakee, Ill., started the website AnimalNewswire.net on July 1, 2013. The site also now is available as animalnewswire.com. Since its start, the website has worked to stop the killing of rhinoceroses and elephants for the ivory, the slaughtering of whales and provided Livestream coverage of a savage dolphin hunt in Japan. AnimalNewswire also led the charge to stop a bill in Illinois that would have forced nearly all animal shelters in the state to close. See editorial link below.

An AnimalNewswire editorial: We can never again let Illinois legislators get thisclose to closing our animal shelters

Pig in slaughterhouse comforted by animal activist

Should it be a crime to film at factory farms? The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is pushing such bills in six states.

Factory farm film

Animal activists see such legislation as a way to hide mistreatment and abuse of animals. The proposals mandate that evidence of animal abuse be turned over to law enforcement within 48 hours, or face a financial penalty. This video shows abuse at a factory farm.


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