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Mysterious Frogs Found Hopping Cold In The Snow

A man walking through a snow-covered alley behind his house in Derby, England got quite a surprise earlier this month when he spotted four little orange frogs. At first he thought that they were just toys until he reached down and touched one. After his wife's urging he rescued the little amphibians and is keeping them in a tub of water for now. Since frogs are cold-blooded they were lucky little creatures to have been discovered in time.

Global Federation Of Animal Sanctuaries Accredits First Donkey Sanctuary In U.S.

Last month the Longhopes Donkey Shelter in Bennett, Colorado became the first donkey rescue facility in the United States to be accredited by the Global Federation Of Animal Sanctuaries. The shelter had to meet a long list of criteria for providing responsible, humane, and loving care for this special group of animals to receive the accreditation.

Thanks To Donations "Boneless" Cat Will Walk

Harvey was just four months old when he was rescued from his cruel owner who was trying to sell him online. The little white cat had been born without bones in his forelegs. Pictures and video of the plucky feline captured the hearts of cat lovers everywhere and donations have been pouring in to pay for the surgery to replace the bones and give Harvey the chance at a normal life.

"Pets Add Life" Wins Viral Video Award From APPA

The Pets Add Life (PAL) campaign, conducted by a non-profit arm of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), received the 2012 Strategic Video Award, Best Viral Video, for its 'Pet Interviews: Guinea Pig' video.  The video was created by one of the most famous creators on You Tube, Andrew Grantham.  The video is part of PAL's campaign to encourage multiple pet ownership, and it, so very cutely, does that....

The Case Of The Missing Mistle Thrush

In the United Kingdom the RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch is taking place this weekend. One of the birds that the organization is most concerned about is the mistle thrush, a common song bird whose numbers have declined 28% between 1995 and 2010. The birds are now being seen in only half the gardens that they were 10 years ago.

Hartz Pulls Two Contaminated Dog Treats Off The Shelves

The Hartz Mountain Corporation, makers of Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists (pig skins wrapped in chicken) dog treats, pulled those products off store shelves yesterday in response to the company's own findings of contamination in the products. These two chicken products, like many other chicken treats made in China, were found to contain residue of unapproved antibiotics in them.

Australia's Youngest Wildlife Ranger Holds Own Wrestling Alligator

At the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia, owner Greg Parker's son Charlie is already making his mark on the family business. Just three and a half years old, Charlie is already adept at wrestling an American alligator. Before you have a heart attack over this, that is a juvenile gator by the name of Gump and his jaws are clamped shut. Dad is also close by just in case.

LAPD Officers Rescue Dog Left To Die On Roadside

Two weeks ago three Los Angeles police officers were on their way back to their station at the end of their shift when they stopped to help a seriously injured that had been hit by a car. At first they weren't even sure that the animal really was a dog. Witnesses told the officers that the dog had been suffering there for at least five hours with his ribs exposed. The officers rushed the dog to a veterinarian where the pit bull-Shar Pei mix underwent emergency surgery.

Flood Of Crocodiles Hits South Africa

Torrential rains in South Africa have led to flooding. In one area of the country it led to a flood of a different kind when the Rakwena Crocodile Farm in the northwest part of the country was forced to open its floodgates to avoid a storm surge. Communities downstream ended up dealing with a different kind of flood as 15,000 crocodiles were able to escape along with the water.

Shetland Ponies Model The Latest In Fair Isle Knits

There are just two things that Scotland's Shetland Islands are known for -- Shetland ponies and Fair Isle knitwear. To help promote Scottish tourism in 2013, the year of Natural Scotland, someone decided that it would be a great idea to pair the two items together to bring attention to the area. So now Victoria Beckham and Rihanna aren't the only fine fillies stepping out in Fair Isle knits these days.

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