WALSALL, England (UPI) -- A kitten in England was rescued after its head was stuck in a drainage hole at the bottom of a rolling trash bin.
West Midlands Fire Service shared a photo of the black and white kitten whose head was seen poking out of the bottom of a dumpster.
"This little fella was feline a lot better after we got him out of this ...Read more
PETOSKEY, Mich. (UPI) -- A Michigan dog helped keep her owner alive by warming his body in freezing conditions after he slipped on snow.
Kelsey the golden retriever stayed with her owner Bob for nearly 20 hours after he slipped and injured his neck while getting a log for his fire on New Year's Eve, according to WPBN.
Bob called for his ...Read more
LOUISA, Ky. (UPI) -- A garbage-digging Kentucky cat that ended up with a pizza rolls bag stuck on its head got a little help from an unlikely source -- man's best friend.
Jason Smith posted a video to YouTube showing the disoriented kitty stumbling around the back of a trash-filled pickup truck Monday in Louisa.
"I walked outside and saw the ...Read more
CHICAGO (UPI) -- A cat found neglected and covered in pounds of matted fur has found a new home and been made over into a social media star.
The Anti-Cruelty Society shared photos of the cat, known as Sinbad, who was discovered by a Chicago utilities worker suffering from extreme neglect.
"His fur was horribly matted, unwashed, and covered in ...Read more
Q: We have a nearly 19-year-old cat in very good condition. Recently she's become a rather fussy eater. It's not her teeth -- they've been checked out by our local vet and she'll still occasionally eat dry cat food. She used to like certain flavors of canned cat food, but lately she wants only Gerber's baby food -- the various meat varieties. ...Read more
BURNSVILLE, Minn. (UPI) -- A cat in Minnesota was rescued on the side of a freezing highway after going missing from its home for 15 months.
Char Gruber found Freddie the cat sitting along a local interstate between a river, freeway and a wetland with "nowhere to go," according to KARE.
"He lifted one cold paw, then the other," Gruber said. ...Read more
CLEVELAND (UPI) -- A box full of kittens named after characters from the film Sandlot were rescued after being abandoned in a snowstorm.
Cleveland Animal Protective League shared photos of the four kittens Smalls, Squints, Repeat and Benny, inside the snow-covered box.
"Last night, our team received a call from Cleveland Police about a box of ...Read more
CACHE, Utah (UPI) -- A trash collector in Utah stopped to rescue a frozen kitten he discovered during a snowstorm on his route.
Sam McGregor discovered Sue, the freezing kitten, lying on the ground while completing his route and decided to take it to Cache Humane Society in the heated cab of his truck.
"He rushed the kittie into his heated cab...Read more
Murray the Moose Finds His MotherKelly Tovsen
The author uses Alaskan animals to relate to some of the trials children sometimes experience while growing up. In each story, the animal uses their own natural abilities to triumph over a particular fear or problem. Find out how Murray overcomes his fear of being separated ...
DONALDSONVILLE, La. (UPI) -- A Louisiana sheriff's office said a deputy was able to rescue a cat found with its body pinned at the top of a closed garage door.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office posted a photo to Facebook showing a cat named Bella trapped with her body pinned between the garage door and the top of the door frame at her owner...Read more
COTTAGEVILLE, W.Va. (UPI) -- A West Virginia cat rescue group said a feline named Pretty Boy has appointed himself "midwife" and masseur for a pregnant goat preparing to give birth.
Cat rescue group Operation Fancy Free said in a Facebook post one of its rescued felines, an orange and white long-haired cat named Pretty Boy, has refused ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Self-driving cars from Google spinoff Waymo have become far more capable of handling roadway hazards over the past year, with incidents of human backup drivers having to take control plunging 400 percent.
That's according to Waymo CEO John Krafcik, who also announced that the firm has dramatically cut the cost of its self-...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas (UPI) -- A cat found covered in dirt and caught in a raccoon trap in Texas turned out to be much older than rescuers initially believed.
Austin Animal Center shared photos of the white cat named Klaus after he was found covered in grease and dirt in the trap near an area junkyard.
Klaus was antisocial and scared upon arriving at ...Read more
WAKAYAMA, Japan (UPI) -- A Japanese railway station celebrated the tenth anniversary of its late cat 'stationmaster' on Thursday.
The calico cat named Tama served as the stationmaster for Wakayama Electric Railway's Kishi from 2007 to 2015 when she died and was commemorated with the "Tama Shrine."
More than 100 fans including Wakayama Gov. ...Read more
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (UPI) -- A massive spool of wire caused havoc for drivers on a Pennsylvania highway after falling off the back of a truck.
Driver David Cole, from Alabama, shared cellphone video with KDKA of the giant wooden spool as it rolled down the highway.
"Not in all my traveling, I've never seen nothing like that. Seen quite a few ...Read more
BRUNSWICK, Australia (UPI) -- Firefighters in Australia rescued a kitten that managed to sneak into a washing machine without its owners noticing.
Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade shared a photo of Harry the kitten, who wound up going for a spin inside a family's washing machine.
"We were about to head out and we were looking for Harry and ...Read more
TIJUANA, Mexico (UPI) -- Authorities in Mexico said they seized a 4-month-old Bengal tiger cub from a man seen walking the big cat on a dog leash in Tijuana.
Mexico's Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection, or PROFEPA, said Tijuana Municipal Police received a 911 call this week from a resident about the tiger cub being walked around the ...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A surfing dog has raised half a million dollars for various charities since she started participating in fundraising events for six years.
Ricochet, known as the only SURFice dog, reached the $500,000 fundraising milestone which benefitted more than 250 different causes dedicated to kids with special needs, people with ...Read more
Q: For Christmas I was just given a gift of a 6-foot palm tree that is in a 24-inch wide pot that is sitting in my living room. However, my issue is not with the tree but with my 2-year-old indoor cat who, for whatever reason, likes to use the soil in the pot as a litter box. She jumps up onto the pot and somehow finds the room to dig a hole in ...Read more
WHITE LAKE, Mich. (UPI) -- A Michigan fire department spent one of the final days of 2016 rescuing a 14-year-old golden retriever that fell through the ice of Lake Michigan.
The White Lake Fire Authority said crews were called to assist Muskegon County Animal Control officers Wednesday after the dog wandered onto the ice and fell through about ...Read more
Cheers, kudos and kisses to everybody who adopted a dog from a shelter last year. These dogs nearly always come with a little baggage -- behavior or training issues to address -- but with a little compassion and some time spent working out their troubles, the end result is a life saved and a great four-legged companion.
Boos to those wrong-dog-...Read more