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Barn Owl's & Red Fox's Blood-Curdling Screeches On All Hallows' Eve

Bats, black cats, crows and spiders often get the bad rap for the creatures most likely to scare on Halloween. But are they the only ones that go bump in the night sending chills up and down your spine? Or are there others just as menacing and worthy of scaring the heck out of trick 'n treaters, young and old?

The Black Dog Takes A Bite Out Of Halloween

While black cats, bats, and spiders are the creatures of which much of Halloween is made, there are also legends of a ghostly black dog out there. This bit of folklore comes mainly from the British Isles, though some are also found in other parts of Europe. The supernatural dog is said to be huge and shaggy with glowing red eyes and bared teeth.

Black Cat Project Spotlights Adoptable Black Cats... Because Black Cats Matter!

Black cats spend more time in shelters than their brighter-colored brethren, possibly because they just don't photograph well. The Black Cat Project addresses this issue by allowing adorable, adoptable black cats to look their best while showing off their appealing personalities.

Actor Tom Hardy Caught On Camera Cuddling with Bevy Of British Beauties

Tom Hardy has been captured on camera snuggling up to a bevy of British beauties, and it's not for a movie, either. Those "beauties" happen to be dogs...

Overweight "Pup" Snares First Class Seat On American Airlines

Sweet, "full-figured" dog seen boarding a flight out of Los Angeles (LAX) on what can only be described as a trolley or handtruck.

The Clooneys Add To Their Growing Family

America may not have royalty to put up on a pedestal, but we do have one couple that comes pretty darn close . . . namely, the Clooneys! And while, Amal Clooney is not in the family-way, per se, the Hollywood couple recently added to growing brood . . . 

Abandoned Dog Taught Sign Language By Deaf Child In Order To Communicate

As heartwarming stories go, this one's a doozy! Read how the meeting of a little girl with a hearing disorder and an abandoned shelter dog changed both their lives forever.

How Scary Is A Troll Cat?

Most of us have never heard of a Troll Cat. So what is it? Well, it is a creature common in old Scandinavian folklore. The cat was reputed to have been created by witches from human hair, nails, wood shavings, and other such items. Once brought to life the cat would suck milk from the teats of cows and steal cream from neighboring households only to bring it back and spit it back out in the witch's milk pail.

Rescue & Shelter Dogs Parade Their Support For Mets To Win In World Series

The Mets might have lost the first game of the 2015 World Series by one run on October 27 —  but it certainly wasn’t due to lack of support from its fans . . . namely those of the canine variety. Rescue and shelter dogs, along with pet owners were appropriately dressed in New York Mets garb to parade ceremoniously in Manhattan. This was a celebration to kick-off the start of the World Series . . .

The Weekly Buzz! Mysterious Calls Of The Wild, Snarky Cats, Monkeys In Human Jobs, & More...

Researchers are learning some spooky stuff about animal communication and what the 'calls of the wild' mean. Can you believe that even their zookeepers never heard resident giraffes exchange vocalizations? I'll report why, along with what a certain male monkey doesn't possess if his calls are low and loud, and which house cats have the biggest attitudes.  Plus there's news about ....