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The Weekly Buzz! Pigeons Detect Breast Cancer, Beer For A Cause, Bugs For Brunch, Best Holiday Gift, And More

Pigeons can do some very important work - now they're being trained to detect breast cancer!  This week you can also learn more about cuddlefish in unnatural environments; how birds, insects, animals, and even humans find our way home; and what the spider ate for lunch?  Did you know that one company is planning to stop poaching of the African Rhino with beer?  Plus, what gift to get the kid who has everything!

Like An Aesop Fable, Goat Goes Toe-to-Toe With Tiger!

We’re all familiar with real-life stories sometimes being stranger than fiction. But how about an Aesop Fable? In the case of Aesop’s ’The Goat and the Tiger’ we learn of a goat chastising a tiger from his protective vantage point of his owner’s roof.

Purina's 2015 National Dog Show Winners

The 14th Annual Purina National Dog Show took place on Thanksgiving, and we have all the info on who won what right here in 2015.

New Study Shows Kids With Pet Dogs Are Less Anxious

A new study claims dogs are a benefit to children beyond being their best buds and partners in crime. It turns out kids who live in homes with a canine score far lower on clinical measures for anxiety.

Who Needs A Coffee Break When You Can Take A Puppy Break Courtesy Of Uber?

Uber teamed up with Austin Pets Alive to deliver puppies to offices throughout Texas’s music capital for a rare treat to workers. Instead of taking a coffee break or slipping out for lunch, office drones got to cuddle with playful pups.

The Dogs Of The Mayflower

In September of 1620, when the pilgrims set out for the New World, the only animals that were known to have made the journey were two dogs. These dogs belonged to 25-year-old passenger John Goodman. Little is known about these animals, but some information about them has survived. Here is the story.

New Website Helps Pet Owners Find Trusted Sitters For Dogs

A new website called has rolled out the welcome mat for canine owners in looking for reliable pet sitting services for dogs.

Animals From The First Thanksgiving

The pilgrims had to seriously rely on wildlife to survive back in the day. It just wasn't possible to bring a whole host of livestock with them when they came to the New World. In fact, the only animals that came along on the journey for certain were a couple of dogs -- an English mastiff and an English spaniel. So meat had to come in the form of game, and some of what they ate may surprise you.

Friends For Animals Sanctuary -- An Interview With April McCoy

Friends for Animals Sanctuary, Inc. (FFAS) rescues animals scheduled for euthanasia, as well as rehabilitates animals and provides education and adoption of pets to forever homes.  April McCoy was kind enough to answer a few questions about how she became involved, the organization's goals, and some of the victories of FFAS's endeavors.

Paws Like Me 'The eHarmony For Pets And People'

Looking for the perfect pet? Search no longer. With Paws Like Me, you can find your soulmate and give him or her a forever home right now.