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Blind Man Reunited With Missing Service Dog Through Facebook

Just when you were starting to think that perhaps social media was getting more people in trouble than anything else comes a heartwarming story of a missing guide dog being reunited with his visually-impaired owner through the help of Facebook users.

The Weekly Buzz! Pet Halloween, Cat Holiday, Times Change, A Cheetah Thinks He's A Dog, & More...

Oh, the Buzz today!  Lots of news, research, and a bit of advice for pet owners. Cats get crazy, parrots don't just parrot, and dogs can run like the devil. Of course there's Halloween, National Cat Day, and the Big Time Change coming up soon.  And yet another wild animal that thinks he's a dog: this time it's a cheetah! Go for it! 

All Aboard For The Dog Train!

A handful of stray dogs were very lucky that they had been abandoned at the end of a dead end street in Fort Worth, Texas. Not because they were dumped and left to starve, but because Eugene Bostick, his brother Corky, and their families took the dogs in. In addition to food, shelter, and veterinary care, these lucky dogs get a train ride from Bostick twice a week.

The Mystery Of The Vampire Rabbit

One of the favorite monsters of Halloween is the legendary vampire. Since vampires first appeared hundreds of years ago it has taken on many forms in popular culture -- from humans to animals and from live-action to animation. One of the strangest vampires out there is the statue of a vampire rabbit that graces the exterior of historic cathedral buildings in Newcastle, England.

International Animal Rescue: Help Save Little Gito And Other Animals!

International Animal Rescue isn’t just for wild or exotic animals in foreign countries. The group does work all over the world. They are made up of vets and nurses, both professional and volunteer. Their work at saving animals has made a difference in the lives of countless creatures around the globe.

Puttin' On The Ritz? The Rare Tuxedo Squirrel

This squirrel looks like he was putting on a tuxedo as his Halloween costume this year. In actuality the "tuxedo squirrel" is a piebald squirrel. This coloration is more common in other animals -- such as cats, dogs, horses, and birds. In squirrels this condition is very rare, making a sighting of one of the creatures something of a sensation.

Michael Vick’s ‘Vicktory Dogs’ are ‘The Champions’ In New Documentary

Nothing could ever right the wrongs perpetrated by NFL quarterback Michael Vick and his now infamous dog fighting matches of 2007 -- even though he was caught and pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges. One has to only wonder why he wasn't brought to justice sooner as surely the name: ‘Bad Newz Kennels’ should have been a tip-off to the authorities.

German Shepherd Becomes Model For Rare Color-Blindness Study

A German shepherd with vision loss may play a key role in finding a cure for human achromatopsia, a rare form of color blindness. Achromatopsia is an inherited disorder affecting roughly 1 in 33,000 people in the U.S.

It's A Dog's Life For Pumpkin The Raccoon

Pumpkin the Raccoon's prospects were dim after falling out of her nest, breaking a leg and being abandoned by her mother. Things changed fast, however, when a caring family with two rescue dogs took Pumpkin in and made her a welcome part of their interspecies family.

Salem Saberhagen: The Ultimate Halloween Cat

If there is one main animal icon of Halloween it is the black cat. It is the familiar of witches everywhere. In American popular culture there is one black cat that is more famous than all others it is Salem Saberhagen from the television show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. And -- boy! -- is he familiar with his witches. In fact, he tended to get all the best lines and delivered them with skill.