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     Meet Blu, this gentle giant Newfoundland is looking for his forever home. Blu came to the shelter for not being fond of the excitable preschooler in the home, so dog-savvy children 12 years old and over are recommended. Blu needs lots of extra space to roam, and should have a person familiar with the breed and understands that large breed dogs can be a big financial responsibility. To adopt Blu, please visit Bangor Humane Society.

  Meet Calypso, a gorgeous, fluffy girl with a strong personality. She is very sweet, loyal, and loving, though she doesn't have much patience for those who can't read her social cues. Calypso wants to be her person's one and only kitty -- she may be spayed, but that won't stop her from being a queen! To learn more about adopting Calypso, please contact HART Adoption Center & Shelter for Cats.



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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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Rare albino gators hatched in Florida zoo!

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1,700 endangered cormorant chicks rescued from South Africa island

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Detroit Zoo tragedy: Male polar bear kills female mate during breeding

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Will Cambodia's ecotourism save its wildlife?

Elon Musk's neuralink chip lets monkey play video games with its mind!

4-year-old girl finds 220-million-year old dinosaur footprint on beach!

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New whale species found in Gulf of Mexico!

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Was there a ceasefire in World War I to hunt wolves?

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Awww! First baby tyrannosaur fossils discovered in Montana and Alberta!

First snowy owl sighted in Central Park since 1890!

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Beloved hippo celebrates 4th birthday!

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Salamander DNA could regenerate human body parts!

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Platypus bizarre mix of mammal, bird, reptile genes!

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Rare fairy armdadillo return in Bolivia 'a dream come true'!

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Blind cat transforms into 'friendliest pet' after hard life outdoors!

Archaeologists find world's oldest animal cave painting!

Aussie family gets Christmas surprise!

Kangaroos communicate with humans like dogs in experiments!

Two gorillas catch coronavirus at San Diego Zoo!

Spiders use electric field to fly hundreds of miles!

Bastard etches Trump's name on a manatee

'Major indoguration:' Biden's shelter dog gets special honor!

Era of horse-drawn carriages ends quietly in Chicago

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Wolf, bear share unusual friendship!

Outrage in Portugal: 16 Spanish hunter wipe out 500 animals!

20,000-year-old wooly rhino found by scientists in Russia!

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Photo shows incredible sight of sleeping whale!

Wow! Angry octopuses actually punch fish, says scientists!

Show Me State idiocy: Missouri ready to wipe out its black bears with hunt!

K-9 killed after drunken limo driver slams into police SUV

Driver avoids squirrel but goes into ditch and hits electric pole!

Nearly intact 57,000-year-old wolf pup found in Yukon permafrost!

Nightmare over: Last two animals moved from rundown Pakistani zoo

Unreal! Snake-infested sea foam covers eastern Australia coast!

Man's inhumanity: Chinese ski resort workers accused of beating old sled dogs, selling them to restaurants!

Animal welfare group saves 24 dogs, cats from Vietnam slaughterhouse!

More than 100 stranded whales rescued in Sri Lanka by navy, villagers!

Wow! 20,000-year-old armadillo shells found, and they are the size of Volkswagen Beetles!

Giant panda cub born in Japan!

Singer-actor Cher seeks new home for lonely gorilla who lives in Thailand department store!

Sign of the times? Vultures wreaking havoc in Pennsylvania!

Rats rampage New York Chipotle, eating avocados, attacking staff!

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Biden fractures foot while playing with his dog!

Colorado votes to reintroduce wolves for the first time since the 1940s

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Bizarre warning in Canada: Don't let moose lick your car!

Scents of direction: Dogs poop aligned with Earth's magnetic field!

Researchers create first global map to save the world's bees!

Scottish deerhound wins National Dog Show!

Utah officials thrilled to see animals using wildlife overpass!

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5-year-old boy explains how he saw lemur taken from zoo!

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Monarch in Mexico tracked from Iowa!

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1st Asian hornet nest in U.S. destroyed!

Flying squirrel trafficking ring busted in Florida!

11-year-old directing dolphin show at aquarium!

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Two peregrine falcons found poisoned to death in England

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Largest wildlife bridge in the world planned in California!

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Zookeeper seriously injured after being attacked by gorilla in Madrid!

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Stagnant water may have killed hundreds of elephants in Botswana!

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750 million genetically modified mosquitoes being released in Florida Keys!

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72-year-old woman gored several times by bison at Yellowstone!

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Here we go again? Flu virus carried by pigs, and with 'pandemic potential,' found in China!

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Alligator gar reintroduced into Illinois waters!

Environmental groups worry about release of EPA-approved, genetically modified mosquitoes!

13-foot long giant squid washes on shore in South Africa!

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Taking another slap at Obama, Trump reopens commercial fishing in fragile marine ecosystem!

Rescuers save baby lion that had legs broken so it couldn't escape tourists taking selfies with it!

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With ALEC's instigation, Iowa tries a third time to ram through an ag-gag bill!

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Trump OKs killing hibernating bears, cubs in Alaska!

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Donald Jr's hunt for rare sheep in Mongolia cost U.S. taxpayers $75,000!

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Contest on to name the peregrine falcon chicks!

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West Nile back, mosquitoes carrying the disease hitting Southern California!

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London cop hurt after rioter spooks horse!

Rioters damage anticruelty building in Chicago but all animals safe!

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With no zoo visitors, penguins go to art museum!

Scrappy the kitten recovering after being found impaled with an arrow!

Intruders remove donkeys from zoo but are returned safely!

Incredible! Worms frozen in Siberian permafrost wriggle back to life!

Beautiful husky stray needs his story shared to save his life from the shelter!

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Animal sanctuary saves 1,000 hens from Iowa farm!

Until death did they part: Air Force vet, loyal dog die within hours of each other!

For second straight year, three falcons hatch on Rockford news tower!

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Capybara can befriend every other animal! See the photos!

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Snakes find comfortable spot in a tree in suburban Chicago!

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12-year-old boy builds dumped disabled puppy Lego wheelchair!

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Eight facts about the animals of Chernobyl

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Rachael Ray's beloved dog Isaboo dies

53-year-old tortoise needs a home after owner dies of CoViD-19!

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Until every pet has a home, Empty the Shelters!

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Egg-cellent! Woman uses Facebook to save 80,000 hens!

For Meghan, Prince Harry will stop hunting!

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Can a llama be the answer to stopping CoViD-19?

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White-tailed eagles return to English skies for the first time in 240 years!

Hero cat alerts owner about burning slow cooker in the middle of the night!

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Tired of using hornet killer, woman crochets nest that keeps away pests!

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Coronavirus shuts down dog tracks, 1,500 greyhounds need homes!

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Dog recovering from coronavirus caught from his North Carolina family!

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Stunningly beautiful dog abandoned after her owners fail to pick her up!

With no tourists because of quarantine, 70,000 endangered turtles lay eggs on empty beach in India!

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Man with coronavirus uses drone to walk his dog!

No bull! Matadors looking for $700 million from Spanish government to keep 'sport' alive during coronavirus shutdown!

How dogs went from wolves to man's best friend

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New York pizzeria puts photos of shelter dogs on its pizza boxes!

Why? Bastards kill white giraffe and its baby in Kenya!

Incredible! Dolphins, swans seen in Venice canal after city in lockdown

Have a minute? Watch this amazing border collie!

No, dogs can't catch coronavirus, so don't dump them in shelters!

10 million-year-old shark tooth found in Australia!

To stop spread of coronavirus, city in China bans eating dogs, cats!

Finally! Dog passed over at shelter for five years is adopted!

Coronavirus sparks wildlife consumption ban in China!

Pesticides damage brains of baby bees, research finds!

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Oh my! Lion, tiger, bear have been best buddies!

Bloodthirsty: Donald Jr. gets permit to kill grizzly in Alaska!

Air Force looking for furever homes for their military canines

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Rainbow snake sighting first in Florida forest in 51 years!

Keep your hummingbird feeder clean or it could be fatal for the birds!

Frozen bird in Siberia 46,000 years old!

German shepherd treads water for 11 hours to save owner!

Hero pit bull protects lost child until he is found by police!

Weird, eyeless creature with dolphin head and tadpole tail found washed ashore in Mexico!

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Kittens at home in Canada bookstore, and they can be adopted!


Sad news: Eaglet dies after ingesting toxic amount of rat poison

Salmon caught in Seattle found laced with cocaine, antidepressant drugs!

No joke! 3-year-old finds pink grasshopper in Texas!

Bloodthirsty bastard: Donald Trump Jr. gets special perk to kill grizzly in Alaska!

Man's inhumanity: Michigan police search for couple who tossed six chihuahuas out of a van, just 1 survived

Mama skunk helps her babies over a high curb!

Naperville, Illinois votes to ban sale of dogs, cats at pet stores!

Record number of manatees killed by boats in 2019

Super Chief! World champion pays for all dog adoptions at Kansas City animal shelter!

Savages! Two Monarch butterfly conservationists found murdered in Mexico

To help save bumblebees, plant these flowers in your spring garden

Rancher gets year in prison for pleading guilty to killing six bald eagles

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Group of ocelots seen on U.S.-Mexico border!

Donald Trump Jr. sets up 'dream hunt' for trophies in Alaska with bidding starting at $10,000

Dog owner buys $6 million in Super Bowl ads to thank vet for saving pet's life!

Pacific Ocean is so acidic that it's disssolving the shells of Dungeness crabs!

Unreal! Iowa senator who pushes 'ag gag' law has exposed animal abuse on his own hog farm!

Animals given away for free being tortured and used for bait!

From millions of monarch butterflies to just 29,000 in California

Rescued owl to fat to fly after bingeing on mice!

Goat mayor in Vermont faces challenge from police K-9!

3 horses die at Santa Anita track in 3 days! 37 in 2019!

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Photos of emaciated lions in Sudan zoo spark worldwide protest!

He who crows last: Man killed by rooster as he was taking it to a cock fight!

Every action has a reaction: K-9 bites cow, deputy tasers K-9, cow kicks deputy!

Wild animals banned in circuses in England!

Tastes like chicken: Iguana touted as newest delicacy

Guinea fowl prevent Lyme disease by eating up to 4,000 ticks a day

53 Mexican police detained in butterfly activist's disappearance

Yuck! Bedbugs intentionally placed in Pennsylvania Walmart!

Bees love cannabis plants and it could help restore their populations!

Cold-stunned iguanas forecast to fall from trees in Florida!

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How would you like to find this guy in your kitchen?!

Horror on the Outback: 5,000 camels killed in drought-stricken Australia

Coyote that bit boy in Chicago won't be euthanized!

Steve Dale: Naperville, Illinois should ban the sale of dogs, cats at pet stores

New law in New York would give tax credits to people who rescue dogs!

Bloodthirsty savages! 850 coyotes, foxes slaughtered in 2-day, multi-state killing spree!

Coyote rescued from Lake Michigan in Chicago!

Losing a pet is more painful than many people realize

Switzerland bans egg industry from grinding live male chicks!

German lab where monkeys were strapped into metal harnesses and tested has been shut down!

Michigan wildlife killing contests unacceptable

Second lion dies in last 12 days at Chicago area zoo

This is quick! A deer sneezes and it rocks the riverbank!

Study says that cats bond with caregivers just as much as dogs and babies!

Illinois bans animal-tested cosmetic products!

One coyote caught, another sought in attacks on Chicago's North Side!

Someone in Kentucky is shooting horses -- $20,000 reward for information on killer

Did this tortoise really live 30 years abandoned in a storage room? You decide!

Wow! 250,000 animals being saved each year from vegan fast food burgers!

Eat. Drink. Adopt at Portland, Oregon taproom!

More horror in Australia: 10,000 camels to be shot because they drink too much water!

UPS drivers have a Facebook group about dogs they meet on their routes!

Shocking! Woman faces charges after hundreds of animal carcasses found at her Illinois 'sanctuary' property

Steve Irwin's family helping save animals hurt in Aussie bushfires!

Car maker Ford creates kennel to protect dogs from fireworks noise!

Warning: Candy canes can kill your dog!

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No Christmas tree is safe with these pets!

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What is a dog's secret superpower? It may surprise you!

Turtle returns to lay her eggs and finds her beach has become a runway!

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Something to crow about! After primates, these birds might be the smartest animals!

Horrible tragedy: Sky lanterns suspected cause of zoo fire that killed more than 30 animals in Germany!

Four prosthetic paws give frostbitten kitty new lease on life!

Why did someone shoot and kill a bald eagle in Indiana?

Veterinarian warns against giving dogs rawhide bones as gifts!

Missouri school-sponsored raccoon hunt sparks national outrage!

Man converts dumped coolers into winter shelters for feral cats!

Can you hear the kitty saying, "Well, hi!"?

Greater good! In New Guinea, a man buys turtles from the food market and sets them free in the ocean!

Beloved cat Lil Bub dies; she was only 8!

Illinois dog trainer arrested after allegedly abusing, starving dogs

Trump Jr. kills endangered sheep in Mongolia!

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Owner got a cat in 1988, now Rubble is the world's oldest living cat!

Senior dog adopted then abandoned and tied to a railing 48 hours later!

Why? Ohio man says his dogs given away while he was in cancer surgery!

Wisconsin state trooper uses drone to find dog missing after car crash!

Great news! New drug promising for cats with FIP!

Conservationist attacked by her own tigers at wildlife sanctuary

Coast Guard rescues dog stranded off Florida beach

Bloody wastewater pipe still pumping viruses into Canada's largest salmon migration route

Sick down under: Cop who laughed while killing a wombat will not face charges!

All pets adopted at Minnesota 'Clear the Shelter' event!

Outrageous! Lazy, arrogant Tex-ass animal control workers kill family cat without checking for its microchip!

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Meet Freddy, the 7-foot Great Dane is the tallest dog in the world!

Firefighters, vet help dog after owner dies in car crash

Brain of chickadee expands in autumn

18,000-year-old puppy found frozen in ice could be 'oldest confirmed dog' ever!

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Reading to animals program has overwhelming positive response!

Trump signs animal cruelty bill, making it a national felony!

A mushroom is saving millions of bees from a deadly virus!

Missing tortoise found 7 days later, 5 miles away at family's old house!

Western Iowa Energy seeds plot for monarch butterfly fueling station!

Heat wave in Australia may have wiped out one-third of its flying foxes

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Vet has 'comfort dog' that assists sick, scared pets!

School first in the world to use synthetic, manmade frogs for realistic dissections!

Sioux City, Iowa, puts end to 11-year-old pit bull ban

Found: Chicago Fire Department's lost firehouse dog!

Outrageous! 100,000 mongooses killed every year to make paintbrushes from their hair! WARNING: Graphic images

Malnourished, dead horses found on northwest Illinois farm

Last Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies, only 70 remaining in the world

Shocking! Police say chained, abused dog chewed off paw, owner charged!

Australia faces national tragedy: 1,000 koalas may have died!

Barbaric tests on monkeys lead to calls for closure of German lab

Boy helps a blind deer find food every day before school!

400-year-old shark found in Arctic may be the oldest living vertebrate!

Donkey population being decimated by Chinese medicine demand!

Pregnant woman killed by dogs while walking in forest in France

Tiny deer-like animal, feared extinct, spotted after 25 years!

Great white sharks coming in 'crazy' numbers off Carolina coast!

Clever dog rings doorbell at 2 a.m. to be let in!

Wow! Styrofoam eating larvae win national high school sustainability contest!

Queen Elizabeth says she no longer will wear clothes with fur!

Incredible! Cows swept out to sea by hurricane found alive on island after swimming several miles!

New Zealand scientists discover fossilized human-sized 'monster' penguin!

Bear trapped and killed in Lake Tahoe, California, sparks outrage!

Haze the baby koala was saved by being in her mother's pouch! See the photo!

Too cute! Photographer captures shot of rare baby white reindeer!

Rat poison killing larger animals, worsening rodent problem

62 vets ask for state investigation of bobcat killing in Oregon!

Puppy thrown into Wisconsin retention pond in need of forever home!

Killed in the line of duty: Police dog in Indianapolis suburb shot by suspect he was chasing in the woods

Once, squirrels used to be one of America's most popular pets!

Stray cat kept coming to Boston police station, so they built her a cat condo!

If you talk to your pets, researchers say you're smarter than those who don't!

Savage, cruel revenge: Missouri man stabs dog 11 times, dumps body on woman's doorstep

Woman brings shelter kill rate from 100 percent to zero, Petco awards her $35,000!

More horse racing tragedies: 2 dead, 1 hurt in one day at San Diego track!

40,000-year-old wolf's head preserved by permafrost found in Siberia!

Last dog slaughterhouse in Seoul shut down thanks to relentless activism!

Justice is served! Torturer, killer of dogs sentenced to 28 years in prison!

United Kingdom may finally ban trophy hunting

Deadly virus spreading in marine mammals, and climate change being blamed

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This level of cruelty cannot even be believed!

Horse racing horror! 2,500 U.S. thoroughbreds ending up on dinner plates around the world!

Leftover pumpkins feeding hungry animals instead of ending in landfills

Too ridiculous! Animal rights activists attack blind man for having guide dog!

Major buzz! Biggest bee in world, presumed extinct, found for first time after 38 years!

Tackle illegal online wildlife trade, cops are urged

Orangutan granted 'personhood,' settles into new Florida home

Huge trove of mammoth skeletons found in Mexico!

Mr. Moose just can't get enough pumpkins!

North Dakota brewery putting shelter dogs on its beer cans!

Actor James Cromwell arrested while protesting animal testing at Texas A & M

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Hatty soon will comfort Chicago area children

Not joking! Actor Joaquin Phoenix releases new must-see animal rights documentary

Pet owners howling as Fontana, Wisconsin bans dogs from large public events!

Another tragedy: Breeders Cup ends with death of 37th horse at Santa Anita

Worker who rescued kitten from train finds out he was not to go to work the next day!

Paradise? Drunk, violent monkeys attack tourists on beach in Thailand!

Savages! Four lions hacked to death at preserve in South Africa

Freedom of speech? Miss Montana sparks backlash from meat industry for speaking out against factory farms!

Incredible! Firefighters save 20,000 ducklings!

Archaeologists unearth in Croatia fossilized Roman chariot with two horses!

Great news! Monarch butterflies appear to be making a comeback!

Really sad! Dead baby turtle found with 104 pieces plastic in stomach!

Oil spill in Ganges River considered major disaster in river dolphin breeding ground

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265 bears were killed in New Jersey hunt!

Bastards! South Dakota content with wiping out 30 percent of its mountain lions through hunting!

Another horse dies at Santa Anita, fourth this fall

African elephant dies in New York zoo at 37

Here kitty, kitty: Bobcat cub rescued in Illinois!

Many species of lemurs in danger of extinction!

Horror down under: Thousands of Aussie racehorses being slaughtered!

Rodenticide: Modern day DDT?

Hunter killed when deer he shot recovers, and attacks!

Outrage grows as Zimbabwe sends 20 baby elephants to Chinese zoos!

Hundreds of birds slam into NASCAR Hall of Fame building, killing themselves!

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Labradoodle inventor now regrets creating 'a monster'!

Hiding their shame: Trump-appointed judge bans feds from releasing names of hunters who kill for trophies!

Park Service wants donkeys gone from Death Valley, but are they really the problem?

Sound of silence: North America has 3 billion fewer birds since 1970!

Two mountain lions found dead from rat poison

Man arrested in death of disabled dog

Woman finds missing dog after 57-day search in Montana

If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to watch out for the mating tarantulas!

Manatees, Key deer being pushed to brink of extinction by climate-induced superstorms!

Tragedy: Pregnant whale found dead tangled in fishing net

Animal Almanac

July 5, 2022 

   1903:  The Evening World of New York City praised "a little insect with a nasty sting," the wasp ... "the importation of a peculiar kind of wasp from Smyrna has been responsible for the raising of 6,000,000 pounds of figs in California last year ... in the case of the wasp, if it had not been introduced into California it would have been impossible to raise figs there." The wasp fertilized the flower of the fig.

   1903:  Stephenson, Mich. -- "But for his cat, August Jankowski, an old Menominee county settler, residing at Cedar River, would in all probability perished in the flames which destroyed his house. Jankowski was awakened by midnight by the cat pulling at his bedclothes and scratching him on the hands. On sitting up he discovered the building was on fire and was only able to save a trunk and a gun before the roof fell in. That he got out in time he attributes solely to the efforts of the cat. The origin of the blaze is supposed to have been from a defective chimney. Jankowski had no insurance and his loss is total." -- The Minneapolis Journal

   2013:  Manhattan (N.Y.) Borough President Scott Stringer issued a blistering expose on the failure of New York City's animal shelters during Hurricane Sandy. He charged that the municipal shelters "took in no animals, there was no field operations, no outreach and no presence." Defenders called the charges "outrageous."

     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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