A huge win for animal lovers, California passed a law prohibiting pet stores from selling animals obtained from anywhere but shelters and rescue centers. It’s the first statewide ban of its kind in the country and will go into effect in 2019. Governor Jerry Brown last Friday signed the law bill A.B. 485, which will force pet stores to obtain dogs, cats, and rabbits from shelters and rescue groups.
A bull escaped death when he broke out of a slaughterhouse near 16th St and 4th Ave in Sunset Park, New York. Originally dubbed The Brooklyn Cow in a case of mistaken gender, The Brooklyn Bull (@thebrooklynbovine) speaks out on Twitter. #Cows are females, #bulls are intact, #steer are neutered. Plz don't misgender me. #brooklyncow #brooklynbull— Brooklyn Cow (@BrooklynBovine) October 17, 2017 I'm on the loose.
Stories of survival, like Izzy the Burmese Mountain Dog, have been keeping spirits high for those who have lost everything in the California wildfires. With fires still raging and firefighters up against insurmountable odds, people have had to abandon their homes and occasionally their beloved family pets to escape the blaze. Odin, a 1.5-year-old Great Pyrenees pup is hailed as a hero.
The death toll in California continues to rise as wildfires destroy the state. One family was devastated when they had to leave their beloved two-time cancer survivor dog, Izzy, behind as they fled their Sonoma home. Izzy panicked when her parents, Clint and Kathy Weaver, woke up in the middle of the night surrounded by flames.
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and of course Luna have brought a new fur baby into the household. The other three four-legged children – Penny, Pippa, and Puddin – welcomed the newest squishy-faced creature into the fold. Pepper is an English bulldog puppy who was named after Teigen’s mother’s nickname.
When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island collapsed. It was the strongest storm to land on the tiny island in 85 years. Puerto Rico had a large stray dog population and the situation was looking pretty bleak for the poor pups.
Two spectacular feline roommates have recently set two separate Guinness World Records. Cygnus Regulus, a silver Maine Coon has the new record for “Longest Tail on a domestic cat (living)”. His tail measures in at 17.58 inches (44.66cm).
In this hilarious video shared by the sports network TyC, a wild corgi wolf boots it onto a soccer field during a match between San Lorenzo de Amalgro and Arsenal de Sarandí in Argentina. The match was a live broadcast so the playful pup was shown across the country, and naturally became a viral video. Check out the video below of the adorable pup danglin’ like an absolute beauty.
Entire cities were destroyed when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico, coming just two weeks after a magnitude 8.1 quake affected southern Mexico. The 7.1 magnitude tremor comes 32 years to the day after Mexico was hit with one of the deadliest earthquakes in it’s history. The country has banded together in search and rescue missions; humans and dogs alike are digging through the rubble to unearth survivors.
The 2017 Emmy Awards had it’s tense moments – from Stephen Colbert using Donald Trump as his personal comedic punching bag to Donald Glover addressing racial tensions in his acceptance speech. Even Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin had something to say about the current state of affairs in the USA. But, the awards ceremony wasn’t completely focused on heavy political issues.