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Tips To Help America’s Manatees

These gentle gray giants bob and drift all over the great state of Florida, and I’ve seen plenty of manatees enjoying the fantastic weather over the years. That said, this vulnerable species is still an ardently protected animal by the US government, and here are a few ways to help care for America’s manatees:

Book Buddies: Kids Read To Shelter Cats

To see what a wonderful airing kids and cats make you only have to look as far as You Tube. In Berks County, Pennsylvania you can just look at the Animal Rescue League. There they have a volunteer program called "Book Buddies" that recruits children from first through eighth grades to come in and read out loud to the cats. While the cats are comforted and soothed by the sound of a kid's voice, the kid's reading skills are improved. 

How To Make A First Aid Kit For Your Pets

We all continuously care for, love and want nothing but the very best for our animal friends, but accidents and illnesses happen. Don’t let you and your pet suffer when you can easily build a kit to keep you prepared if and when the worst happens!

Love Is In The Air And Other Places - A Cute Collection

Animals know love just as we do. Rabbits have their own special way of showing affection for each other as do the other creatures exemplified in this article about love reigning supreme on the day of all lovers.

Image Source: Attackofthecute.com

Man's Best Friends Of Sochi Championed By Olympian & Billionaire

While skier Gus Kenworthy is proud of winning a Silver Medal and joining his two team members in a first-time American medal sweep at this year's Winter Olympics, he's just as proud to help save stray dogs from the Russian authorities in Sochi. In collaboration with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, both men rose to the occasion to counter actions that could have put down dozens of puppies.

WTH? Is The Mangalitsa A Genetic Experiment Gone Wrong?

They look like the love children of a forbidden love between a sheep and a pig with their thick, curly hair and their blunt snouts. Or perhaps a science experiment gone wrong. However, there is nothing sheepish about them. These animals are pure pig and come from Hungary where they cross-bred a hardy domestic pig with a wild boar to create what is now called a Mangalitsa.

Feline Fun: Other Catnip Animals For Cat Play

Cat toys can seem a bit "samey" at times. Mouse after mouse after mouse. Occasionally a cat vet or dog comes along for a bit of kitty revenge, but a new bit of whimsy could be just the thing to bring both you and your cat back to the field of play. Skineeez 3" Forest Cat Toys could be just the thing.

Stray Dogs In Sochi Being Rescued

Stray dogs are a common sight in cities throughout Russia, including Sochi where the 2014 Winter Olympics are being held. The number of stray dogs there exploded during the construction of Olympic venues in the area. To deal with the problem the city hired pest-control to have the dogs captured and killed before and during the Olympics. This has raised eyebrows among animal activists around the world, and spurred the fledgling animal rights movement in Russia to take action.

Watch Japanese Zookeepers Practice For Animal Escapes!

It’s a proven fact that Japan would be overrun by zebras, polar bears and rhinoceroses if it weren’t for the yearly practice drills performed at zoos all over the nation. Let’s take a closer look at how someone stops a rampaging gorilla:

Stay Afraid, Stay Very Afraid Of The Mantis Shrimp

Evolution must have been tripping when it got around to introducing the mantis shrimp to life on Earth. Unlike any other crustacean, and actually dissimilar to any other species, this member of the stomatopods not only sees the world differently, it's also a creature that's known to attack first and ask questions later.

Keep Your Puppies Stylish: The Top Three Styles For 2014!

Your puppy will always be the cutest dog in the universe, but if you really want to get family and friends talking, consider decking out Bowser in these stylish and modern dog accessories:

Russian Poachers Nutty For Pet Squirrels!

Due to the recent pet craze sweeping through Moscow, squirrels are rapidly disappearing from public parks. Don’t these people know that wild squirrels are absolutely terrible pets?!

Zombeavers are Coming to a Theater Near You! The Insane Animal Video of the Day!!!

If you're like me, you have to check out something entitled "Zombeavers" just because the word looks odd--and in my case, I couldn't believe that someone is making a movie about zombie beavers.  You may want to take the kiddies out of the room for this one...

The Art of Elephants Panned By Critics?

A lot has been documented about Suda, the artsy elephant, ever since she first picked up a paint brush at the ripe of old age of 4 and painted what appeared to be a self-portrait. Residing in the Maetaeng Elephant Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, while this video doesn't use any special effects or trickery to display Suda's artistic ability, similar elephant paintings like this have been critiqued by the. . .

Pig Tips Off Cops & Hero Cow Has Prosthetic Legs!

Here’s a two-pack of strange livestock news stories for the day: a lucky, screaming boar sent the police to his owner’s home, and Hero the bull is bouncing back from a case of severe frostbite with a pair of prosthetic legs.

SPCA! ABBA! Legal Controversy! The Bonus Animal Video of the Day!!!

Okay... take away a portion of my "man card."  I like ABBA.  And when I saw this video I was completely blown away by the choreography and production value.  If you're having a bad day, check this out.  Then read about the bizarre problems this video has caused.

Animal Heroes: Henry The Hearing Dog

Dog lovers really love their dogs just for being their own lovely and lovable dogs.  For Eileen Starkey she has a couple of extra reasons for adoring her dog, Henry. Not only is the golden retriever/standard poodle mix a fine friend, but he is her constant companion at helping her hear, he also saved the life other lover of her life -- her husband, Steve by alerting her to the problem that started while she was asleep.

This Mailman is Quite Brave -- The "Being Hunted" Animal Video of the Day!!!

Look at that picture.  That little cat doesn't appear to be much of a challenge, right?  Wrong.  This feline guards his/her territory like a ferocious tiger.  I feel sorry for this mailman if he does this route daily...

The Top 3 Wildest Animal Fighters In North America!

While I’m not advocating violence, watching animals fight over territory, food and mating rights in nature is both awe inspiring and fun. Big and tough creatures are smacking, clawing, and bashing skulls all over Canada and the United States, and I’ve found three really impressive fights caught on video!

Mobile Veterinarians Hopeful That New Law Will Make DEA Stop Targeting Them

The law governing controlled substances has long been a sore spot for veterinarians that treat patients in their own homes. Under this law the vets were banned from using certain drugs, such as for pain, anesthesia, or euthanasia,  outside of their primary place of business. This has made it difficult for them to treat animals in their homes without having the DEA breathing down their necks.

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