Online puppy scams rising sharply in 2020, BBB warns
Dec 2, 2020
Better Business Bureau – The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased demand for pets as people seek adding a pet to the family to ease the loneliness and tension of prolonged time at home.
Many feel that they now have more time to train a puppy. With this rising demand has come a spike in pet scams, in which an online search ends with a would-be...
Roving Bear Helps Himself to a Late Night Snack
TV.RING.COM – When Evan woke up to half-eaten decorations on his doorstep, he checked his Ring App to see what happened.
Did This Bear Really Just Do That?
When Dennis saw his truck door was open, he quickly checked the Ring App to see what happened.
Bear Steals Chocolate from Porch
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Moose Lick Your Car? Bad Idea
(CNN) Canadians, officials have an important message for you:
"Do not let moose lick your car."
Yes, you read that right.
Officials in Jasper, an alpine town in Canada's Alberta province, have put up signs asking motorists to avoid allowing moose to lick the salt, a treat moose find hard to resist, off their cars.
Jasper National Park spokesman Steve Young told CNN:
"They're obsessed with salt, it's one of the things they need for the minerals in...
Nov 21, 2020
CNN – A Florida man chased an alligator under water and rescued his 3-month-old puppy from the jaws of death.
Richard Wilbanks, 74, of Estero pried the gator's jaws open to free Gunner, his Cavalier King Charles spaniel.
"We were just out walking by the pond," Wilbanks told CNN, "and it came out of the water like a missile. I never thought an alligator could be that fast."
He said adrenaline or instinct kicked in, and...
"he SARS-CoV-2 virus has had a particularly devastating impact on mink, who experience respiratory problems similar to people and die at alarmingly high rates." – Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association
The Latest: Danes take action after virus mutation in minks
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Seven Danish mayors say restaurants will be closed across northern Denmark and people in the region will be encouraged to be tested after authorities found a mutation in the virus in 12 residents who...
"We have made it clear to the supplier we do not support the use of monkeys for harvesting and that all harvesting must be done by human labor." – Costco
Oct 31, 2020
CNN – Costco has reportedly stopped purchasing Chaokoh coconut milk after PETA accused its manufacturer, the Thailand-based company Theppadungporn Coconut Co., of using forced monkey labor
PETA investigators from its Asia division found cruelty to monkeys at farms and facilities used by Theppadungporn Coconut...
“We can’t say it enough: Wild animals are not pets.”
Woman cited with possessing, feeding young buck deer that gored neighbor |
Oct. 19, 2020 |
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Black Forest woman who told Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers she took a days-old fawn into her home more than a year and raised it has been cited with two misdemeanors after the deer, now a young buck, gored a neighbor last week.
CPW officers cited...
VIDEO: The world's largest cow factory will give you goosebumps
Ever seen a cow carousel? Cows can't wait to get on ...
Get A Load Of This –
Meet the dairy firm hoping to power its delivery trucks using cow manure
Oct 16, 2020
CNBC – Like many large businesses, dairy company Arla Foods has grand plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and the firm aims to be carbon net zero by 2050.
Around 85% of Arla’s total emissions...
Have we learned nothing from our run ins with Burmese pythons, rhesus monkeys, and Argentine tegus?
Oct 15, 2020 |
KRON – Maki has been found!
The lemur was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens Wednesday, officials said.
But Thursday evening, Maki was seen in the playground area of the Hope Lutheran Church in Daly City.
The San Francisco Zoo & Gardens offered a reward for tips and information leading to the safe recovery of its missing...
“Obviously, it’s very concerning to have a species that is this susceptible with this high of a death rate.” – Dr. Dean Taylor, Utah state veterinarian
October 2, 2020
Kaiser Health News – Thousands of minks at Utah fur farms have died because of the coronavirus in the past 10 days, forcing nine sites in three counties to quarantine, but the state veterinarian said people don’t appear to be at risk from the outbreak.
The COVID-19 infections likely were...
"These wild cats are not much bigger than a medium-size dog, but they retain their wild instincts and are cunning escape artists ... definitely not appropriate house pets." – British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
More weird news out of Merrimack, New Hampshire
African predator liberates itself from captors
Sep 9, 2020
Official Release, Merrimack, New Hampshire Police Department
Residents: Please be on the look out for this missing family pet.
Spartacus is a 40lb, 4 yr...
Pets boost morale during coronavirus pandemic: study |
Some are even considering adopting another animal to keep their pet company when they return to work
SNWS – Three-quarters of Americans couldn’t have gotten through the quarantine without their pet,
according to new research.
The survey of 2,000 cat owners (57% of whom also have a dog) looked at the various benefits provided by our furry friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ways in which they helped us...
GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING |
What a pit bull can do to a child |
Lucky just to be alive |
Aug 6, 2020
The Sun – Camdon Bozell, age six, suffered life-changing injuries when he was mauled by pet dog, Chaos, 5, at his grandma's home in Schoolcraft, Michigan.
The dog was ordered to be put down.
The pet dog attacked Camdon’s face last April in a fit of rage after he got up to get a snack and had to...
"We saw them going around the house with the pole to try and grab the dog, that took about a half hour, 45 minutes."
Same story, different day
Another child has died tragically after being mauled by her own family's pitbull
NBC 10 – East Providence, Rhode Island police said Friday a 15-month-old girl was killed after being attacked by a family dog. They said the incident happened at her grandparent's home.
Officers responded to the Brookhaven Drive...
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