The Velazquez family had lost hope about finding Cheiska.
Shortly after their German shepherd disappeared two years ago, Fracisco Velazquez got a call that a pup matching her description had been killed by a car.
This week the Chula Vista, California, family found out that it wasn't the right dog.
It's not every day you see people wade into the Atlantic Ocean to save the life of an animal that would otherwise be very pleased to consume them. The ocean, after all, is the shark's house.
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Patrick and Woody, an inseparable pair of felines currently being cared for by the North Country Animal League in Morrisville, Vermont.
Throughout history, there have been many memorable duos, and these cuties are right there with the best of them.
"Like Batman and Robin, Peanut Butter and Jelly or Mac and Cheese, Patrick and Woody are the fearless duo here at the shelter," reads a post on the rescue's Facebook page. "Woody is a little more quiet and reserved [cat] who loves to be scratched under the chin and give you all his attention. Patrick is the crazy, outgoing one of the two."
They may be king of the jungle, but on this particular day on the Serengeti, these lions reacted to insects just like we do (insert GIF of Macaulay Culkin's "aah" face in Home Alone).
Rather than stick around for the pests to nip at them, this pride of lions – 15 of them to be exact – retreated to a sausage tree. Fortunately, their flight was captured on camera for all of us to gawk at.
When a 7 1/2 foot alligator attacked her dog, Hope, and proceeded to drag the pup into a nearby pond, Lori Beiswenger knew she needed to act swiftly.
Here's the conundrum: Your ball is in the pool. You want the ball. You're a dog and you really don't want to get wet. It's just annoying. It takes forever to dry off, because, well, you're wearing a fur coat at all times, which means you get drenched. Also, blowdryers are very scary.
Ugh, it's Thursday afternoon.
Just when you thought you'd seen it all – dogs friends with pigs, lizards friends with lambs – a new animal crew comes along and shakes things up.
Well, these three aren't exactly new, but this 2014 video of a crow feeding a cat and a dog deserves a revival (thanks to TheDodo.com for bringing it to our attention).
"We thought we hit a buzzard," Elaine Gilliland said of the bald eagle that flew out of the brush in Bowring, Oklahoma, and impacted her car.