-- animal newswire, all animals,animal stories,animal tales

HomeAlerts Species A- Z Media Centre  Advice & Directories Law & Legislation Outer Limits About Us


Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Here's why people are posting cat pictures in response to the Barcelona attack


SowHopeSee Sow Hope's inspiring videos

Video of the Day

Two ducklings rescued in West Chicago!

News And Views

Pets of the Week

Until there are none, adopt one.

     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.



Website of the Week...

     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.

Check it Out!

Got News?

Feed the need.

E-mail us links to stories for consideration.


Please include support documentation, and name of source.


Contact Us


Quote of the Day

"Each year sees the disappearance of thousands of plant and animal species that we will never know -- that our children will never see because they have been lost forever. The great majority become extinct for reasons related to human activity. Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence nor convey their message to us. We have no such right."

-- Pope Francis

SeaWorld euthanizes 42-year-old 'matriarch' orca

FATAL REVENGE! Big game hunter trampled by elephant in Namibia!

Massive case of illegal killing of wildlife ready to go to prosecutor. WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTO

Needed: Homes for 400 greyhounds!

Photo of the Day

Piglet DNA map could mean animal organs for needy humans!

Women sue after finding mouse in chicken sandwich!

Extreme poaching: Chinese fishing vessel nabbed with 200 tons of sharks off Galapagos Islands!

Crushing statement: Two tons of ivory destroyed in New York City!

Photo of the Day

Near death, this 43-pound Weimaraner has made an incredible recovery!

Prison for man who threw dogs off parking garage

A win-win: High school track team runs with shelter dogs!

Determined paralyzed kitten walks again!

Highly endangered white rhino population in Uganda rises to 20

Photo of the Day

Here is one of many great pictures captured from camera trapping in the trees!

Actor William Shatner narrowly escapes injury at horse show

Dog flu update and a new site to follow the flu epidemic

Listen to the beautiful sound of a loon duet!

A first! See photos of a female lion nursing a leopard cub!

Rare bird not seen in 60 years found in Venezuela!

PHOTO SERIES: This picture shows a pit bull before his adoption. Check out the photos after he gets a home!

South Africa reporting slightly fewer rhino killings this year, but the number still is appalling!

Trump administration pledges $23 million to fight poaching in Namibia

SeaWorld tragedy: Baby orca dies

YOU can help save the koala from extinction: Here's how!

Why? Parts of rare animals nabbed in Katmandu!

Smile! Selfie makes monkey out of photographer!

Real fish story: Man reels in 80-pound catfish!

VIDEO: Oh deer! Dog rescues fawn from water!

Alarm sounded on rising number of tiger killings!

What a dick! Trump ends ban on animal trophy imports!

Animal abuse in Singapore results in $180,000 fine!

Two poachers killed, four arrested after rhino slaughter! WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTO

South Africa savages: Six white rhinos killed in one night!

Famous French bulldog lifts spirits of hospital patients!

Trump administration sued over federal blackout on animal welfare information!

No bull! Shark caught on Indiana lake!

Chicago area tragedy: 18 horses killed in barn fire!

Italian town uses only silent fireworks to reduce anxiety in pets, wildlife!

K-9 cop tragedy: Police dog dies from overheating in squad car!

God can't fix stupid: Pastor nearly killed by lions as he asked for divine intervention

Two rare Eastern black rhinos born within days of each other!

Rhino horn, rifles seized in South Africa

8 things you can do that will have your senior dog thank you for!

Chained all of his life, watch the reaction when this bull is finally freed!

Exotic animal bust made in Houston

ALERT: Many brands of dog rawhide chews recalled!

Sick bastards! Every 33 hours a rhino is slaughtered!

PHOTO SERIES: Meet this cute baby rhino named Raja!

Asshole Trump strikes again! Limits removed on netting of turtles, dolphins, other marine mammals!



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

Chicago police hope to find owner of dog rescued from Lake Michigan

VIDEO: Horse has fun with a squeaky rubber chicken!

Climate change seen as causing animals to be out of sync!

Animal abuse registry gains support throughout U.S.!

Power of social media: Animals Asia helps shut down 100 dogmeat restaurants in China!

Scarlet ibis, national bird of Trinidad & Tobago, being poached, eaten into extinction on those islands!

Park ranger from the Congo tells of the stark, grim reality of the ivory trade

Elephant found dead from electrocution in India

Stop having misconceptions about feral cats!

Feral cat debate opinion: Trap, Neuter, Return is sound public policy

50 nabbed for rhino poaching

Man fatally injures his German shepherd with an ax!

Incredible! 99-year-old veteran donating $2 million to wildlife refuge!

Hurt Mama 'Possum won't let go of people who saved her babies!

What's good about opossums? They eat ticks by the thousands!

Puppy mill ban passes one California House, Senate next!

Two dozen nailed with 200 poaching counts in Ohio!

Man found guilty of mistreating dogs

73-year-old man hurt when great white shark jumps in his boat!

Zookeeper killed by tiger in UK

Pure evil: Man throws two dogs from fifth-floor building, one survives!

True crazy cat lady: Woman designs little living room furniture just for her felines!

Ultimate revenge: Hunter crushed to death by dying elephant he shot!

Dog whose mouth was taped shut so grateful to be freed!

All of these animals are endangered, and here's what YOU need to know!

Rare, beloved white wolf killed in Yellowstone

YOU can help protect the northern white rhino, the world's rarest mammal!

Will relentless climate change wipe out the beloved yellow-eyed penguin?

Four arrested in South Africa in possession of parts of two lions

Burrito, the rare male tortie kitten, is in high demand for adoption!

PHOTO SERIES: Meet Smiley! Born without eyes, this golden retriever is an outstanding therapy dog!

VIDEO: Look at who takes a drink from The Bucket!

Veterinarian helps after other vet takes off with all pet records!

12 dogs found in mass grave in California; $10,000 reward offered for information

Animal sanctuary relocation rejected, so owners euthanize all of its 11 exotic animals

VIDEO: Lambs won't eat, but then they are reunited with Mom!

PHOTO SERIES: Why are squirrels getting fatter?

Girl pries alligator's jaws open to free herself!

OPINION: Time for Veterans Administration to stop experimenting on animals!

Greyhound trainer busted for giving dogs cocaine!

For the sake of a tortured and killed cat, sign the petition to create an Animal Abuse Registry in Utah. Let's do it in every state!

Spider blamed for rollover crash!

Hundred rare pangolins rescued from wildlife traffickers!

VIDEO: Baby black rhino makes debut at Pittsburgh Zoo

World's 'most expensive' tortoises rescued in Taiwan!

Paying the price: Poacher gets 20 years over ivory

Batavia, Ill. City Council goes whole hog to protect 'service' pig!

Going to the dogs: Woman dumps husband to live with 500 huskies and hundreds of stray dogs!

Underground puppy mill raided in Newton County, Ind.

The other ivory trade: Narwhals and walruses!

Can you help gray-headed flying foxes?

HUNTER BECOMES HUNTED: South African eaten by crocodiles!

MORONS IN MONTANA: Macho hunters Trump Jr., GOP congressional candidate want to shoot pregnant prairie dogs!

Oldest polar bear in captivity dies at 36 at San Francisco Zoo

ALASKA'S ASSHOLE: Congressman Don Young wants ivory ban relaxed to kill more walruses; more elephants would be butchered, too!

REAL PIGS: Scumbag N.C. legislators ready to protect factory farms from scrutiny!

April the giraffe gives birth! See the baby on live cam!

Meet some of the animals, including many pigs, at Farm Sanctuary

VIDEO: Bell ringers! Who says cats can't learn new tricks?

What a dick! Trump OKs killing of hibernating wolf pups, bear cubs in Alaska!

Estimated 20,000 salmon escape sea farm in Scotland!

Cattle drive! Six steers go from slaughterhouse to sanctuary!

Girl found living with monkeys in India!

Appeals court upholds dismissal of anti-mustang suit

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

August 20, 2017 

   1884:  The Daily Los Angeles Herald reported that exactly 853 grains of wheat were found in the chops of a squirrel that had been shot at La Bella Rancho, near the city.

   1914:  The entire street rail system of a city in Australia was tied up when a pet parrot escaped from its home and dragged its chain against two wires, causing them to short circuit. The Scott County Kicker, Benton, Mo.

   2004:  Wisconsin classified wolves as protected wild animals.

     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.


The mandatory microchipping of dogs was the hands-down winner of our last poll. 

Your Comments:

On mandatory microchipping: 

"There is no way to enforce this policy with back yard breeders and  Most Pit Bull breeders are backyard breeders."

 "If a vicious attack were to occur in the future, microchips may lead to the culpable dog owner.

  - Lidio 

Unless otherwise noted, all original content and headlines are property of Animal Newswire.net and Animal Newswire.com MMXVII


Animal Newswire.net and Animal Newswire.com are not responsible for the content of external sites.