Meet the boy, er, dog who cried wolf.
While he deserves a round of app-paws for pronouncing the word "HELP!" so clearly with prompting from an iPad, this pug needs to know that in the event of a real emergency, we're certain people who've seen this video will just smile at his amazing accomplishment, pat him on the head and give him a treat – and then continue surfing the Internet for funny cat videos.
So, a bit of advice, buddy: Use your distress call sparingly. You never know when your Internet connection will go down and you'll really need some assistance.
Firefighters don't just fetch cats from trees – their services are available to all animals. A Texas firefighter recently hopped to action to help a frog caught in a blaze and, on Friday, a crew from Lacey, Washington, heroically rescued a family of hamsters.
One is a rugged, versatile hunter conditioned to withstand frosty Hungarian winters. The other is a happy-go-lucky companion from the island of Madagascar. Both will join the pack at the Westminster Kennel Club show next year.
These girls are living the dream.
Cats will always rule the Internet, but frogs have found a loophole and they're hopping through en masse. Like the second plague of Egypt, these amphibians have been pouring onto the Web, but this time, they're causing delight instead of destruction.
One lucky frog recently made headlines after a group of dedicated firefighters saved the amphibian from croaking. The Fort Worth, Texas, crew was dispatched to a house fire on Tuesday, and, while there were no humans in danger, they did discover a frog in need of rescuing. Firefighters quickly removed the pet from the flames and into the arms of its owner, who was waiting outside. Thankfully, the frog sustained no injuries from the fire.
You've seen the bumper stickers, "Who rescued who?" – and sometimes it's really hard to decide.
In Bob Miner's view, the rescuing credit goes to his army of pets – lions, tigers, hyenas, kangaroos, black bears and the more than 200 other species of animals who reside at his animal sanctuary in Mount Vernon, Maine.
When Miner came home after he was injured in the Vietnam War, he suffered a series of strokes and was confined to a wheelchair. As a form of therapy, he began taking care of abused and abandoned animals and gradually built his own world with them. With their help – and the help of his wife Julie – Miner learned to walk again and eventually, with his own two hands, built the DEW Animal Kingdom & Sanctuary on 42 acres of land.
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 Carly, and 18-month-old terrier mix who wishes her forever home could be the dog park.
Since her arrival in May at the Humane Society Silicon Valley of Milpitas, California, Carly has really come out of her shell. Although she was initially quite shy, she's decided the dog park is where it's at – so she'll welcome any opportunity to go there and play with the other dogs.
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