Category: Animals

Hundreds of Sharks Discovered Trapped in Deadly Gill Nets

A massive abandoned fishing net has been discovered in the waters off the coast of the Cayman Islands, containing hundreds of dead fish and sharks. Discovered this week by Dominick Martin-Mayes and his friends, the 27-year-old fisherman and diving instructor said they came across the 50-by-50-foot net just north of Grand Cayman in the Caribbean. “At first we thought it was a log, but as we got closer we could see it was a net with floats,” said Martin-Mayes. “I jumped in the water first and was shocked at what I saw. It took my breath away – the...

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Abandoned Cat, Rejected After Walking 12 Miles Back Home, Finally Has A Loving Family

After walking 12 miles to find the family that gave him away, only to be dumped at an animal shelter and slated for euthanization, a beautiful ginger cat named Toby has now found his forever home — and Internet fame! According to the Wake County SPCA, the fluffy seven-year-old feline initially was a stray cat that tried to insert himself into a local household, but did not get along well with the cats who already lived there. He was re-homed with a new family, but this didn’t suit the determined feline, who made the journey back to his old...

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VIDEO: Orphaned Puppy Cheers Up Depressed Mama Dog Who Lost Her Own Babies

When a sickly pit bull puppy was brought to a veterinarian for medical treatment, his response was “I can save her, but I don’t know who will want her after this.” He couldn’t have been more wrong. After the removal of her infected eye, Raisin found someone who not only wanted but needed her. Around the same time, a pregnant dog named Daya was rescued from the streets. A check-up brought devastating news – due to complications, Daya’s nine puppies would not survive. Like any mother who loses her babies, Daya became extremely depressed. Desperate for something to care...

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Iowa City Ends Police Shooting of Cats, Seeks More Humane Solution

Jefferson, Iowa is ending it’s inhumane policy of trapping and shooting cats, under pressure from animal welfare organizations and local residents. With the help of Alley Cat Allies, the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Iowa and the Animal Protection and Education Charity, the city will review its trap and kill policy and hopefully replace it with a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) policy right away. The ARL responded to Jefferson residents’ concerned calls that trapped cats weren’t being taken to shelters.  Scott Wilson of the ARL traveled to Jefferson, where he met with the mayor and police chief to uncover the horrible truth...

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SIGN: Ban Killing Dogs and Cats for Meat in the US

12720 Signatures Collected Did you know that dog and cat meat are completely legal in 44 states of the U.S.? That’s right — as shocked and outraged as so many of us are by the brutality to companion animals in other parts of the world, the truth is that the slaughter is allowed right here in our homeland, too. A mere 6 states have outlawed dog and cat meat; that leaves nearly 90% of the country with no law protecting these animals from being killed, butchered and eaten. But now, there is an opportunity to finally end this atrocity. The House’s proposed farm...

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‘EPA Sucks’ Campaign Launched to Protest Cruel Pollution Tests on Animals

They call this protecting the environment? Last month, the White Coat Waste Project (WCW), an organization working to stop useless tests on animals funded by taxpayer dollars, revealed just how “protective” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is. Their report documented how the EPA takes the lives of over 20,000 animals in cruel experiments each year. The rabbits, mice, fish, and other animals that die at the hands of the government agency are exposed to experiments we already know are harmful. According to WCW, researchers make the animals breathe diesel exhaust, air pollution or ozone, force them to ingest lard...

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This Michigan Fire Department is Fostering a Special-Needs Puppy Named Bluebell

This Michigan-based fire department is helping their community in more ways than one. Aside from risking their lives to fight fires and protect human citizens, they’re also helping their furry friends in need. When Bluebell, a rescue dog from the Humane Society needed a place to stay before and after her leg surgery, the Dearborn Heights Firemen were the first to volunteer. The six-month old blue heeler was quickly accepted into the department. To make sure she stays safe when they need to rush off to stop a fire, the firemen are training Bluebell to go to her crate...

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Four Baboons Escape Texas Research Lab

Four baboons, bred and held in captivity for research, experienced 30 minutes of freedom after they worked together to escape from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute this week. It took officials less than half an hour to retrieve three of the animals, and although they thought one remained free, staff later determined that the fourth animal had returned to the enclosure shortly after the escape. Following the incident, staff concluded that these intelligent primates had worked together to roll a 55-gallon barrel over to the fence of their enclosure, pushed it upright, and climbed out. Once out of the...

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