VANCOUVER, British Columbia (UPI) -- A stowaway cat was found hiding underneath a seat on a flight between Ottawa and Vancouver on Thursday morning.
Passenger Kath Thompson shared a photo of the black cat, discovered by a flight attendant on the Air Canada flight.
"Look who we found under our seats on AC189," she wrote.
Thompson told UPI the ...Read more
CORMORANT, Minn. (UPI) -- Duke easily won his third term as mayor of the town of Cormorant, Minn. over the weekend, locals said.
Duke, a nine-year-old Great Pyrenees, has one of the highest approval rates in the country as he ended his second term as mayor, locals said.
"I don't know who would run against him because he's done such great ...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- The owner of a 4-foot long Maine Coon in New York City claims the massive cat is the city's largest.
Samson the Maine Coon has gained internet notoriety for his 4-foot, 28-pound frame after repeated efforts by his owner Jonathan Zurbel to have him declared the largest cat in New York City.
"Finally my cat went viral! It took ...Read more
KORTENBERG, Belgium (UPI) -- A house cat's unique mix of striped and spotted fur has turned it into an international sensation.
Thor the Bengal Cat's daily exploits are chronicled on his Facebook and Instagram pages, where photos show off his unique fur, which resembles both a Bengal tiger and a leopard.
"My name is Thor. I am a Bengal living ...Read more
Q: I have had two female cats, sisters, for 8 years. Two weeks ago I smelled cat urine on my couch and then a day later I caught one cat in the act of urinating on the couch. I quickly scolded her and thought that was the end of it. Then I saw her doing it the next day and the day after it I saw her sister do it. A friend told me it may be that ...Read more
NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. -- Eleven dogs greet visitors at the door of the lovely 115-year-old Victorian house. There's a lot of slow-motion tail wagging but very little barking and no jumping up and down. Most of the dogs have a lot of white around their muzzles, several limp a bit, and some have the rheumy eyes that come with great age.
The dogs ...Read more
SHAWNEE, Kan. (UPI) -- A kitten made an incredible journey between Missouri and Kansas by surviving the 80-mile trip under the hood of a car.
Kelly Hawthorne told WDAF she first heard the kitten making noises inside the car's engine before she and her family were set to travel back to Shawnee, Kan. from Clinton, Mo. but the curious feline ran ...Read more
CORRYTON, Tenn. (UPI) -- A duck became an unlikely source of relief for a Tennessee dog which had been grieving the loss of its canine friend.
Jacquie Litton told WVLT her dog George had been severely depressed since the family's other dog, Blackie the lab, died two years ago.
"He's almost died twice. He doesn't eat. He starves himself, and he...Read more
Making Independence Happen, One Paw at a TimeAmy Chally
Most of us take for granted the ability to pull open a door, get up from our couch, or pick up a dropped pen. But for Amy Chally, these daily tasks were a challenge, until a very special friend came into her life. Come along as Yazzen recounts an adventurous tale of his journey from a tiny ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (UPI) -- Fire crews in Oklahoma helped rescue a litter of puppies trapped in a hole underneath a local home.
Oklahoma City Fire Department shared video of the rescue as firefighters pulled each stranded puppy up from the hole.
"All 6 puppies waited patiently for their turn to be rescued," they wrote. Cute lil rascals, aren't ...Read more
Q: We adopted an adult cat from the shelter two years ago. She is a wonderful and sweet kitty. She used to sleep in bed with us but would run downstairs right as we fell asleep and would meow until my husband would carry her back up like a baby. Now she wants to sleep downstairs but often meows at around 3 a.m. Why is she doing ...Read more
PERRYMAN, Md. (UPI) -- A Maryland fire department said a St. Bernard dog was successfully rescued from the bottom of a 30-foot-deep well.
The Harford County Fire Department posted photos to Facebook showing the dog at the bottom of the deep well in Perryman and rescuers using a harness and pulley system to lower a man to grab hold of the canine...Read more
WOODINVILLE, Wash. -- Clyde and Java are a 3,600-pound team of pulling power.
They work well together and like each other. And at the start of each shift in the woods hauling logs for Wes Gustafson, he gets them to focus.
He doesn't want them thinking, "Oh no, not another day of this."
Instead, after the laborious task of hitching them up, he...Read more
PITTSBURGH (UPI) -- A cat born with four ears due to a rare genetic mutation has been placed up for adoption in Pennsylvania.
The Western PA Humane Society shared video of the 3-year-old cat, named Batman, who had not been previously available for adoption as he was being treated for an unrelated illness.
"As an open door shelter, we take in ...Read more
Q: A recent column of yours said canned cat food is preferable to dry cat food. My vet asks what I feed my cats at each visit but has never said to switch to canned cat food even when one of them had "issues" with vomiting. He recommended several things to try until finally, I found a dry food for sensitive stomachs that has helped. What are the...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A musically inclined dog lent its sense of rhythm to its owner by playing kick drum for his guitar cover.
Video shared by AcousticTrench shows the border collie mix, Maple, keeping rhythm with a kick drum while her owner plays Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" on his guitar.
She happily presses on the pedal of the kick ...Read more
More people are keeping chickens in their urban and suburban backyards, and I don't think it's just because they enjoy the fresh eggs. It would be cheaper and easier to just buy eggs at the grocery store.
Most people view backyard chickens as pets, not livestock. Chickens have distinct personalities, and they will respond to people who feed ...Read more
Gladys from Modesto wrote in about Buffy, her 9-year-old female cocker spaniel with ear problems. Buffy has had ear infections on and off for most of her life and is being treated with some type of ointment in the ears without apparent success. Buffy appears to be in pain and her activity level is way down.
It sounds to me as though Buffy is ...Read more
MARSALA, Italy (UPI) -- A patrol officer with the Italian Coast Guard was recorded saving a kitten's life by giving it CPR after it was found floating in the water.
The Coast Guard said in a YouTube post the patrol boat crew was alerted by some children in the port town of Marsala to a seemingly lifeless kitten floating in the sea.
A patrol ...Read more
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Max McKoane couldn't contain himself when he saw the service dogs get up on the stage. He ran over to join them, struggling to pull himself up. Then he cuddled in.
The 1-year-old wanted to be as close as he could to the dogs that sat around Sean Hanrahan, who was getting ready to read "Raising a Hero," a book about a ...Read more
WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS UNEDITED FOUL LANGUAGE.
LARGO, Fla. (UPI) -- A Florida man shared video of his cat bringing home a live bat and leaving the owner struggling to get rid of it.
The video, posted to Twitter by user @NickMillerr_ shows the uploader's cat, Nala, bringing a bat into his home.
"Nala, what do you have?" the man asks, before ...Read more