Iberian lynx that helped save species from extinction dies aged 20 | Spain

A grumpy, strong-willed Iberian lynx called Aura that helped snatch her species from the jaws of extinction, and whose genes live on in more than 900 of the spotted and tufty-eared felines, has died in southern Spain at the record age of 20 . When Aura was born in Andalucía’s Doñana national park in 2002, … Read more

Lost and found: stroke of luck that helped rediscover tiny ‘superhero’ fish | Endangered species

“Hholy loach!” … “Batman loach returns” … “Tiny superhero fish rediscovered” … It was almost inevitable that the rediscovery of the Batman River loach in a stream in eastern Turkey would spawn a slew of comic book puns in headlines around the world. “Batman is a city and province in Turkey with the same name, … Read more

No One Helped Her Because She’s A Pit Bull So She Roamed The Streets In ‘Agony’

People began to turn their backs on her when she needed assistance the most. What is the reason for this? It’s because she’s a Pit Bull. She born into a breed that has a negative reputation. She did not seek out this title, which barely reflects a tiny fraction of these dogs classified as dangerous. … Read more

Lemonade Helped Bentley Survive A Sudden Illness & They’ll Be There For Your Dog Too

When your dog is your best friend, life is pretty great. You’ve always got an attentive buddy to dine with come mealtime, and there’s always a wagging tail and sweet smile waiting to greet you when you come home from work. And no matter what you’re into, whether you and your pup are homebodies who … Read more

Foster Love & An Older Cat’s Wisdom Helped One Kitten Find Her “Chirpy” Voice

One tiny tuxedo kitten didn’t have much to sing about as she tried to eke out an existence alone on the South Los Angeles streets. But once she found the comfort and security of a loving foster home, Betty Boop the kitten transformed into quite the little singer with all her chirping and chattering. Betty’s … Read more

Kitten Rescued From Dumpster Fire Adopted By Vet Assistant Who Helped Treat Her

At just four weeks old, kitten Savannah found herself caught in a blazing dumpster fire. But thanks to the work of the Clark County Fire Department and Clark County Animal Protection Services, she was pulled from the flames and rushed into the care of The Las Vegas Animal Foundation and Pet Health Hospital of Las … Read more

Rescuing Dogs Helped This Hollywood Couple Cope With Losing Their Son

Actor Chris Cooper (American Beauty, August Osage County) and his wife Marianne Leone (author of Jesse and Ma Speaks Up) endured the unfathomable. 15 years ago, they lost their son Jesse, who was born with cerebral palsy. Leone penned a beautiful essay for The Boston Globe titled “A Father’s Soothing Ways” that describes how she … Read more

No One Helped Her Because She’s A Pit Bull So She Roamed The Streets In ‘Agony’

People began to turn their backs on her when she needed assistance the most. What is the reason for this? It’s because she’s a Pit Bull. She born into a breed that has a negative reputation. She did not seek out this title, which barely reflects a tiny fraction of these dogs classified as dangerous. … Read more

“Demonic” Chihuahua Helped His New Mom Overcome Trauma

In April 2021, the most brutally honest adoption description led to Prancer the “demonic” Chihuahua finding a forever home. Somehow, calling the dog a “Chucky doll in a dog’s body” led to Prancer getting an overwhelming amount of applications. Eventually, it even brought him to his perfect family. Now, months later, Prancer’s new mom can’t … Read more

Dog ownership may have helped stave off depression during pandemic – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Purina Petcare has released the results of some research which suggests that the bond between dogs and their owners helped mitigate against some of the negative psychological impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For the research, Purina questioned 1535 current and potential dog owners using validated scales assessing depression, anxiety, happiness, attitude and commitment toward … Read more