Category: Animals

Viral Video of Dog who ‘Adopted’ Monkey is Not as Cute As It Seems

 In Cartagena, Colombia, an unlikely bond has formed between a dog and a capuchin monkey. Someone introduced the dog, who’d recently lost her litter of puppies, to the monkey, who was in need of rearing. The two took to one another and are now inseparable, with the monkey riding on the dog’s back wherever she goes. There is, however, an unfortunate dark side to this seemingly sweet story of friendship. The monkey was illegally stolen from its mother in the wild at a very young age due to demand for baby capuchins on the black market. Environmental officials...

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Woman Adopts Senior Dog, Then Learns It’s the Same Pet She Had As A Child

In a true-life story that could be straight out of a movie, a Pennsylvanian woman adopted an elderly dog only to find out  she was the same beloved canine who had been her best friend as a child eight years ago. Nicole Grimes was gifted with a pet puppy named Chloe by her Grandma when she was 10 years old. For four years Chloe and Nicole were best mates, until the family were forced to give Chloe away. Grimes’ father started a customer service job working from home, and the small dog barked often, affecting her father’s work. After...

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Shivering, Abandoned Puppy in Viral Video Finally Knows Love

An adorable pitbull puppy rescued from near death at the Halifax river in Daytona Beach, Florida, has found a happy and loving home after being adopted by a dog-loving police officer who instantly fell in love with the orphan. On January 17th, a freezing cold morning at 27 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 degrees Celsius), animal control officers responded to a report of a small puppy abandoned under a bridge on the river bank.  Officers John Pearson and James Lee found the puppy – only around two weeks old –  shivering and alone. “She was found wedged between two rocks,” said Lyda...

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VIDEO: Dogs Left Behind in Puerto Rico Are Overjoyed to See their Family Again

 When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, JolyAnn was forced to leave her beloved dogs, Lola and Red, with her grandmother. The separation was hard on everyone — then finally, after months of waiting, the day came when the adorable canines were able to fly back to JolyAnn’s waiting arms. As you can see in the video, it was an extremely happy occasion. Lola and Red were just two of 30 dogs to return to their humans that day after the Puerto Rico evacuation — and all were overjoyed to be a complete family again. Thank you to all...

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The Why and How of Better Water Conservation

It’s easy to see why water is so important. We can only survive for a few days without drinking it, we use it to grow the food we eat, and we need it to clean our clothes and dishes and our bodies. As clear as its value is, recent droughts in places like California and South Africa have driven home the point even more. We need to conserve water, especially since drought seasons and the growing season are approaching. Why Conserve Water? There are innumerable reasons we should conserve water. It’s connected to virtually every aspect of our lives,...

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