Dogs’ Eyes Have Changed Since Humans Befriended Them
It’s hard for most people to resist a petulant flash of puppy-dog eyes—and according to a new study, that pull on the heartstrings might be exactly why dogs can give us those looks at all.
The healing power of fish skin for a dog named Stella
Veterinarians used a creative approach to treat the burns of Stella, a 1-year-old Rottweiler puppy, who escaped a house fire. Smoke inhalation prohibited Stella from being sedated for skin grafts, so the team used cod…
Praying Mantis Seen Hunting Fish for the First Time
One night in March of last year, a praying mantis crept onto a rooftop garden in India and perched on an artificial pond, waiting intently. When an unsuspecting guppy swam by, the insect snatched it up and gobbled it down—marking…
Tiny Treadmills Help Test Sea Turtle Hatchling Stamina
Scientists believe that sea turtle hatchlings have an innate instinct that guides them toward the brightest low horizon and away from tall dark silhouettes, which orients them toward the ocean’s surf. However, excess…
Animals in medicine cared for like the heroes they are
Telling the public about those of us who work in animal research may not change opinions, but I want to break the silence.
I want real information to be available so, no matter what opinions are formed, they are…
Surprise: Blue Whales Are Mostly ‘Left-Handed’
a new study adds a surprising new detail to the marine mammals' underwater ballet: They don’t spin and turn at random. Instead, the 80-foot-long giants show a preference for either their right or left side—the…
Pollution Is Turning Sea Snakes Black—for a Surprising Reason
The turtle-headed sea snake usually sports beautiful bands of alternating black and white. But for decades, researchers have been puzzled by populations living near Pacific Ocean cities that seem to have lost their stripes.
Five Awesome Facts For Bat Appreciation Day
With over 1000 living species, bats are actually one of the largest groups of mammals (besides rodents) and make up 20% of known mammal species. They range in size from the less-than-one-ounce bumblebee bat to the 2.6-pound…
Dog’s adoption leaves owner at a loss
Not even two months after getting settled in with a pair of chihuahua-mix dogs named Bob and Bird, Central Point resident Terry Sharpe is facing the loss of one of the dogs over what he feels was a lack of communication…
Early Neutering Poses Health Risks
A new study in the journal Veterinary Medicine and Science finds that neutering or spaying these dogs before 1 year of age triples the risk of one or more joint disorders--particularly for cranial cruciate ligament,…
Swarm of Bees Follows Car
For two days, bees chased a car to rescue their queen--that may have just been stuck in the trunk
"The swarm of around 20,000 had followed her and were sat around on the boot of the car," said beekeeper Roger Burns
Santa Monica Pony Rides Owner
The hardest part of the ordeal, she said, was being vilified for doing work that she loves.
"Marcy (Winograd) didn't just stand on the corner and say, 'I don't like pony rides,'" Angel said. "She…
Girl and Her Animals Are Becoming Famous
A girl in video became famous over the night after she posted a video from their family farm showing their insane skills. The tricks you will see are more likely to be seen performed by dogs.
Pit Bull With Violent History
"... is this just a symptom of a greater quandary? There is no state or federal law governing "rescuers." There is no prior experience or training mandated, nor are there maintenance, health and…
HSUS Announces National Ag Advisory Council
We Support Agriculture Coalition Responds
“HSUS is not interested in enhancing animal welfare. It’s a Washington D.C.-based interest group led by a vegan animal rights activist,”…
Reptile Owner Sues City
2010 Raid, Exotic Animal Seizures
Six years after Milwaukee police broke into Terry Cullen's properties, killed his dogs and seized hundreds of lizards, snakes and crocodiles, the internationally…
Don’t Clean Up Dog Poop?
Chicago Considers $500 Ticket
"I don't think this is something that will be used very often, but when we have that problem house, where the backyard is full of dog feces, and neighbors are calling…
Break A Window To Free A Dog In A Hot Car?
Not In Indiana
See a dog trapped in a car on a hot summer's day? If you break the window--at least in Indiana--you're the one police will be talking to. Unlike in 19 states, it's not…
RSPCA Head Admits Charity Too Political
Vows to Bring Fewer Prosecution in Future
In his first interview since taking over as chief executive, Jeremy Cooper admitted the RSPCA had become "too adversarial" and dragged too many people through…
Named after the Ugandan forest where it was first isolated in 1947, the Zika virus is spread primarily through the bite of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, who must feed on blood in order to mature and lay her eggs.