Three Elephants In Connecticut Just Got A Lawyer To Push For Their Liberty & “Personhood”

Three elephants in Connecticut could redefine what it means to be an animal in America. They’ve lawyered up. Really. Beulah, Karen, and Minnie have spent their life entertaining humans at traveling circuses and fairs.  They now live at the Commerford Zoo. A group called “The Nonhuman Rights Project” has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the elephants demanding “recognition of their legal personhood and right to bodily liberty.” The NRC claims the zoo has been found in violation of meeting

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Herd Of Goats Saved By Hero Dog Who Refused To Evacuate During California Fires

A herd of goats and some very grateful, awestruck humans are celebrating one awesome dog today. Rolando Tembo Hendel shares on his Facebook page the harrowing story of his family’s escape from the California wildfires. As the Tubbs Fire threatened their home, the family loaded up their dog and cats, minus one. Odin, their devoted Great Pyrenees, refused to leave the herd of goats. Hendel says on a regular night it is nearly impossible to separate Odie from the herd.

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Dog Stranded By California Wildfire Waits For Her Family By Burned Out Home

Dog. Just save my dog. I can only imagine the heartache of one California family as they had to flee for their lives during the wildfires that have engulfed the wine country. ABC News reports the Weaver family of Santa Rosa faced broken hearts as they had moments to evacuate last week. They grabbed their beloved Bernese Mountain dog, Izzy, but in the chaos and confusion, the 9-year-old dog bolted. With flames licking their house, the Weavers had no choice

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Frida The Navy Rescue Dog Has Saved 12 Lives And Counting In Mexico City Earthquake Rubble

Frida is more than a rescue dog. She’s become a national hero in Mexico. And with good reason. She’s helped find and rescue 12 people caught in the rubble of the devastating earthquake that hit Mexico City Tuesday. The Daily Mail reports Frida’s actual total has yet to be tallied because she is still busy saving lives. She’s become known for her custom-made doggy goggles and boots. Here’s a look at Frida in action. Frida has spent most of her

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HVAC Company Saves The Day Cooling Off Service Dogs In Training

It’s not easy work growing up to be service dogs who enhance the lives of special people. The pups being raised at Canine Assistants in Atlanta know that. So do the humans who are training them to do their important work. The folks at CA became concerned recently when one of their buildings wasn’t staying cool enough. The Puppy Barn, in particular, had been warmer than normal this summer. Canine Assistants team members were doing what they could to keep

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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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