PHILADELPHIA — For bicyclist Rudi Saldia, you could say a cat is his co-pilot.
Florida man's rescue ranch takes in all sorts of animals
MIAMI -- These days, when Victor Cutino puts his hand under 6-year-old Dreamer's stomach, he no longer grips both of the thoroughbred's sides at once.
Retiree plucks them from trees after they get stuck
Perched more than 30 feet high in a red maple tree, Tom Croley lowers a squirming canvas bag down a rope to the safety of Jake Bennett's arms.
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Local church aims for pet food world record 6:00 a.m.
Living Hope Church recently collected 19,600 pounds of pet food in seven days, a feat that -- when verified -- should smash a record held for seven years by a South African supermarket.
Pets of the week: West Columbia Gorge Humane Society May 24
He...he...hello? I'm Benny. I'm sorta shy, because I haven't been socialized well. Now I think I need someone really, really gentle and loving and special to help me figure stuff out. I'm only a 1-year-old male Lab, though, so I know it's not too late. Can you help make some happy magic in my life?
Pets of the week: Humane Society for Southwest Washington May 24
These pets are among those available for adoption from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, 1100 N.E. 192nd Ave., Vancouver. The Humane Society is closed to the public on Mondays. Fees — which can include registered microchip, health exam, a spay or neuter certificate and vaccination — vary. Call 360-693-4746.
'Invisible' fence safeguards pets, home May 24
Ah the family pet. A source of great joy, deep camaraderie and yes, at least occasional frustration.
Petfinder.com offers adoption resources May 24
Thinking about adding a new nonhuman member to your household? Adopting a rescued animal can be tremendously fulfilling for both you and your new pet. To get an idea of animals awaiting placement, Petfinder is a great place to start.
Pit bull that bit Hazel Dell girl set to be euthanized May 23
The pit bull that bit a 3-year-old Hazel Dell girl will be euthanized at the end of the month. The dog's owner, a woman from Ridgefield, turned the dog over to Clark County Animal Control and Protection, which put the dog on a 10-day quarantine.
Money raised to keep Portland police on horses May 22
PORTLAND — The Portland mayor's office says the police Mounted Patrol Unit would survive this year if a private fundraising effort comes up with $200,000 in support.
Everybody has a story: Rooster ruled the yard on family's farm May 22
In 1932, when I was 3 years old, Mama's garden at our Nebraska farmhouse was important. Laid out in rows and plowed free of weeds and crabgrass, it was planted with a selection of vegetables. The yield meant my family rarely bought food. The bounty grew, poured into the kitchen and was canned, preserved and sometimes given away. Since my siblings, Hobart and Sara Ann, did lots of the work, they had an interest in the harvested crop. Hobart and Sara Ann kept a watchful eye, and anything amiss inside the garden's tight fence was attended to.
Walkers, runners raise $58,000 for animal rescue May 22
Esther Short — Supporters of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington raised $58,000 during the annual Walk/Run for the Animals on May 4.
N.J. beach replenishment seen as crucial for wildlife habitat, migrating birds May 21
HACKENSACK, N.J. — Sand-filled dump trucks — up to 50 a day — rolled onto beaches along the Delaware Bay recently in a feverish attempt to restore shorelines that had been washed away by Superstorm Sandy.
Five ways to cut pet food bill May 17
NEW YORK — Pet food isn't cheap.
Old pets can benefit from physical therapy May 17
Physical therapy isn't just for people. Animals also sometimes need help strengthening muscles or regaining their ability to walk, run or climb stairs after surgery or an injury. And as animals get older, they may find it hard to move easily. Physical therapy helps improve their quality of life.
Feline infectious peritonitis is a serious, often fatal disease May 17
Feline infectious peritonitis is a serious and often fatal viral disease that affects mainly young cats from multiple-cat households.