All Aboard The Cat Train As Japan Gives A Ride To Some Adorable Strays

Feline lovers got a delightful surprise as they boarded the Cat Train. Reuters reports a Japanese civic group teamed up with a railway operator on Sunday to let some 30 cats roam on a local train at an event, hoping it will raise awareness of the culling of stray cats. The event was hosted by Yoro Railway Co Ltd and an organization called Kitten Cafe Sanctuary. All these efforts to reduce the number of stray cats appears to be working.

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Shelter Dog Scheduled To Die Because He Was Too Energetic Now Saving Lives After Hurricane Harvey

He was a shelter dog who was scheduled to die. Now that same energy and his incredible spirit are helping to save lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The Sacramento Bee reports that five years ago, “Rocket,” was sitting in a California shelter deemed, “too energetic” to be adopted. He was labeled to be euthanized. Not so fast. Some dedicated shelter workers knew that highly energetic dogs make for great rescue dogs. In 2012, they recommended Rocket as a

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Former Stray Dog Is Now World Traveler Who Has Been To 21 Countries

Kala Kutta is a stray dog who was going to be put down. Now, she’s a beloved member of a family who takes her with them as they travel the world. Their Facebook page explains, “John and Rochelle were working in Bengaluru when they fell in love with a black street dog that live outside Rochelle’s office. ‘She was thin and so a friend and I started sharing our dinner with her. Over the next few months, I grew quite

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The Question Every True Dog Lover Must Answer

Panic set in this week. During a phone call home while I was out of town. A last minute trip I’ll tell you about sometime. For now, this panic was about our “newish” puppy. Because of the last second nature of this trip, I left all the animals in care of my husband. There was a time when this would’ve seemed impossible. This man who didn’t want any pets. This man who has come so far. Early on, he learned

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Training Arctic Seals To Help Save Species

In the spirit of learning to help yourself, arctic seals at the UCSC Pinniped Lab in Santa Cruz, California are learning how they can help scientists collect data on them that will ultimately help save the species. Animal behaviorist Colleen Reichmuth and animal physiologist Nicole Thometz lead a team scientists and their animal partners to study how ice-dependant seals live. Video by Teresa L. Carey. By the way, if you love ocean wildlife, you should check out and follow Emma

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Friendly Puppy Who Flunked Out Of K9 Police Academy Gets Awesome New Job

What an honor for a dog to make it through the police academy and become part of a hardworking K9 unit. Such was not the fate for Gavel, the German Shepherd puppy in Australia who has flunked out of the police academy. Gavel’s problem? Simply, he’s too nice. 7News says it turns out Gavel likes people so much, the trainers were concerned he wouldn’t have what it takes to take down the bad guys. Quite a beginning for Gavel who

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About That Time My Puppy Threatened To Flunk Obedience School

It’s that performance anxiety dream. The one where you’re in class and you haven’t done all the work. You’re not going to graduate. You’ll be the laughing stock of the class. You’ve had that dream, Dear Reader? The good part is when you wake up realizing this was just a dream. Everything is fine. Oh, were it so. That was no dream. That was my real life. My real puppy. The real final exam at puppy obedience school. I apologize

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Veterinarian Sings To Dog To Soothe Her Before Surgery

My dog loving heart is melting thanks to veterinarian Dr. Ross Henderson. He combines his love for animals, his medical skill and his music talent to bring the best care for his patients. Sometimes that means singing to a dog before surgery like he did in this video posted by his office, Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. Ruby was about to have her spay surgery and was nervous, so Dr. Henderson got out his guitar and started singing

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One-Eyed Horse Is Kentucky Derby’s Most Inspirational Story

If you’re looking for the most inspiring horse in this year’s Kentucky Derby, look no further. You’ll find a great story with Patch, a one-eyed horse who is set to run for the roses. The Courier-Journal reports Patch lost his eye last June after suffering an infection. Incredibly, Patch’s trainer, Todd Pletcher, believes the missing eye will be a non-factor when it comes to race day. “If you watched him train and didn’t know that he had one eye, there’s

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Stolen Chickens, Mumbles And Betty, Returned To Aussie Daycare Center

Two stolen chickens have quite the tale to tell about the journey they never planned on. Someone apparently stole Mumbles and Betty from The Botany Daycare Center in Sydney, Australia. In a strange twist, whomever took the cluckers set them loose onboard the train that runs through the city. That’s where this story starts to take an upbeat twist. 7News in Sydney tells the story using as many chicken puns as possible. Mumbles and Betty returned to the kids at

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