Humans aren’t the only ones who use service dogs; these wild cats are paired up with happy-go-lucky labradors and retrievers to ease their anxiety. Some thirty odd years ago, a zoo in San Diego decided to pair their cheetahs with support pups to encourage them to relax. The first ever pair was Arusha, a male cheetah, and Anna, a female golden retriever, in 1980.
Internet slow clap for Cambridge, Massachusetts! This corner of the greater Boston area was the first to ban the commercial sale of not only cats and dogs, but also reptiles, birds, amphibians, and arachnids. Basically, the sale of any pet who is not obtained from a rescue shelter or comes from a home breeder is now illegal.
Chester is a red fox who doesn’t let his lack of a limb slow him down. He’s got three legs, a shiny fur coat that would make Lucille Bluth jealous, and a heart of gold. Chester lost his leg while out for a walk with his human and his best friend Spike the border collie in November, 2013.
Monty might not be purr-fect but he’s definitely paw-some. He’s a cat born with a chromosomal abnormality, which causes him to be missing a bone in his nose. It makes him a little more sneezy and a lot more adorable.
Norbert, a 3lb philanthropist mixed breed mutt is one of a kind. He’s a “philosopher, intuitive healer, and fashion-forward snappy dresser”. Or at least his mom thinks so.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, this particular one is a retiree covered in fur. Luca is an eleven year old German Shepherd (which is 77 in dog years) who was called to duty last year when an elderly gentleman with Alzheimer’s went missing. Two older men visited a salvage yard in Fort Worth, the day was going well until one of the men disappeared.
Remember the hero cat who saved her best friend toddler from a dog attack in 2014? No? To recap, her name was Tara and she chased a savage dog away from her 2 year old bestie.
Fiona the baby hippo is only six months old, but has already won summer with her fun attitude and amazing story story that has inspired countless fans around the world. Her life didn’t get off to the best start, making us all lucky to be able to bask in her positive glow. She was born six weeks premature in January 2017 at the Cincinnati Zoo.
China has proposed a plan to save the wild Giant Pandas. They’re planning on building a national park three times bigger than the Yellowstone National Park in the U.S.A. – do we sense a Trump tweet coming soon? The park will span across the provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu.
This is the story of a heroic pot-bellied pig named Lulu who became a media sensation in the late 1990s. In 1997, Lulu’s human left her to be babysat by her parents JoAnn and Jack Altsman in Pennsylvania. They got along so well it led to her human parents becoming Lulu’s permanent parents.