Posts tagged "animals"

Cecil, Zimbabwe’s Beloved Lion, Was Killed By A Minnesota Dentist

Earlier this month, animal lovers were heartbroken to learn that Cecil, a famous and beloved lion living in a protected area in Zimbabwe, had been killed under potentially unlawful circumstances. The gorgeous 13-year-old beast was believed to have been lured from his protected land and killed by big game hunters who get their rocks off…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 28, 2015

RIP Street Raccoon, You Lived A Short But Decent Life

A raccoon met his untimely demise on a street in Toronto and because city services anywhere are notoriously slow to respond to relatively low-level emergencies, its lifeless body lay in disgrace on the sidewalk for 11 hours before Animal Control got their shit together to pick it up.

In the meantime, Canadians, being…

By: Megan Reynolds / July 10, 2015

Salty Raccoon Is Not Here For This Shit

He’s not interested in your shit. …

By: Megan Reynolds / June 10, 2015

Corgi Knows Struggle, Has Legs Too Short To Reach His Ball

On the inside, we are all stubby-legged corgis, our dreams just barely out of reach.

By: Claire Hannum / June 9, 2015

Life Dream Status: This “Cat Library” Will Lend You A Kitten For The Workday

Employees of the local government of Doña Ana County in Las Cruces, New Mexico can stop by a “cat library” on their way to their desks and choose a kitty to hang out with them while they work each day. The nearby Animal Care Center of Mesilla Valley is home to many cats who need some extra attentio…

By: Claire Hannum / June 5, 2015

The Daily Squee: Watch Kitties Play In A Sea Of Cardboard Boxes

I have to assume that for cats, cardboard box labyrinths bring the same type of joy that ball pits bring to humans. Watch Taro the cat as he and his cat buddies explore their new cardboard playground. [Neatorama]…

By: Claire Hannum / May 29, 2015

“White God” Is A Hungarian Movie About A Dog Uprising And I Am Here For It

If you’re like me and generally prefer dogs to human beings, something tells me the newish Hungarian film, “White God,” will speak to you. A hit at the Cannes Film Festival, the movie is about a world in which mixed breed dogs — like my pup Lucca — are considered “unfit” by the government, and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: This Pet Store Secretly Replaced The Animals For Sale With Lovable Rescues

Brazilian animal rescue organization Quatro Patinhas (Four Paws) knows that most people looking for a pet in the area pass up the crowded, broke shelters to buy a new puppy at the pet store instead. To change the way customers look at shelter pets, the organization secretly swapped the very pricey pet store animals with…

By: Claire Hannum / May 1, 2015

No Thanks: Wild Turkey Enters Woman’s Home, Sits On Vanity, Lies In Wait

Your friendly reminder that birds are NOT OKAY.

By: Megan Reynolds / April 30, 2015

This Dog Is Having The Worst Hair Day Ever

You know that moment when you get a haircut you’re not happy with and find yourself crying the second you get home and look in the mirror? Stains the dog would feel your pain after enduring an ugly haircut of his own, but being, well, a dog, he’s utterly oblivious to how silly he looks! MUST BE NICE. Stai…

By: Claire Hannum / April 16, 2015

The Daily Squee: Rademenes The Cat Nurse Helps Sick Animals Heal

Rademenes the cat lives at an animal shelter in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and serves as a feline nurse to critters at the shelter who undergo medical care. Rademenes was brought into the shelter with an inflamed respiratory tract by his former owners, who were convinced he’d never get better. The kitty bonded with a veterinarian on staff who…

By: Claire Hannum / April 15, 2015

Disgruntled Fornicating Tortoise Confronts Cameraman In World’s Slowest Chase

A few days ago, National Geographic explorer Paul Rose in the Seychelles came upon two turtles mating. In fact, his surroundings were so quiet that the turtles were all he could hear: “there’s…no sound on this island at all, so it was the sound of them mating that alerted us to walk [toward them].” I’m not exactly sure…

By: Claire Hannum / March 24, 2015

Abandoned Dog Photographed Desperately Chasing After Owners’ Truck

When two Louisiana men abandoned their dog Butterbean at a Shell gas station on Monday, the German shepherd mix chased their pick-up truck down a two-lane highway for over a mile, dodging traffic in a desperate attempt to chase them down. Lorie Hollis, who was also at the Shell station that afternoon, took a heartbreaking photo of Butterbean trying…

By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2015

Now You Can Have A Glass Of Wine With Your Cat

A brilliant Japanese company is bringing the world’s felines the greatest gift of all: WINE. I can only assume experiencing it for themselves will allow them to finally understand why their humans are so emotional about the stuff. Nyan Nyan Noveau, a bottled wine exclusively for cats that tastes just like the people variety, is made with…

By: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015

Here’s A Live Feed of Llamas On the Lam

BE FREE, LLAMAS. BE FREE.

By: Megan Reynolds / February 26, 2015

The Daily Squee: Sophie The Cat Tries To Catch Snow

I will never tire of watching cats explore snow for the first time. I mean, look at the wonder in their eyes! Look at their utter fascination/potential love for a substance I’ve come to hate so deeply! That is refreshing, friends. It’s a whole new view on life — or something like that. Watch Sophie the cat try to…

By: Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: Dog Escapes From Home To Comfort Owner In The Hospital

Nancy Franck of Cedar Rapdis, Iowa, has spent the last few weeks in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery, with her miniature schnauzer Sissy left in the care of Franck’s husband, Dale. This Sunday, Sissy apparently decided she’d had enough of that, and escaped her backyard to find Nancy. In a scene straight out of “Homeward Bound,” Sissy ran the…

By: Claire Hannum / February 13, 2015

Watch This Very Important Footage Of Cats With Wine Glasses On Their Heads

Please enjoy this essential video of cats hanging out with wine glasses on their heads and relish in the utter absurdity in both this film and life itself. You’re welcome. [Jezebel]…

By: Claire Hannum / January 30, 2015

13 Kardashian Family Pets, Ranked

The Kardashian family has had an almost freakish amount of pets over the years, even for a gang as big as theirs. It’s great that they’re seemingly animal lovers, but they’ve developed a gross habit along the way of impulse buying a dog or cat like it’s a new accessory, publicly adoring him or her…

By: Claire Hannum / January 28, 2015
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