Rescue animals dress up as aliens — and it's clearing these shelters

Rescue animals dress up as aliens — and it's clearing these shelters

More than 3 million Facebook users have expressed an interest in "storming" Area 51 to find aliens — but a couple of enterprising animal shelters are hoping they'll end up adopting pets dressed as aliens instead.

Meet the Real Life "Lassie"

Meet the Real Life "Lassie"

A stray male dog that has been avoiding the rescuers for weeks was now clearly trying to get their attention. Afraid that the dog may be sick, Tarashevsce and Miller followed the persistent pup as his barking lead them to a heavily wooded area in the park.

People are kicking off over the ‘rude’ design of this llama toy

People are kicking off over the ‘rude’ design of this llama toy

Oh, look at that cute little llama (Picture: Kmart)A llama is causing some drama thanks to its ‘rude’ design. Kmart is selling a dog toy – we repeat, a toy for dogs, who we doubt appreciate the rudeness of any design – which is made to look like a fluffy little llama.

Cats' ears cut off as others killed and swung around by their tails in string of 'horrific' attacks across Norwich

Cats' ears cut off as others killed and swung around by their tails in string of 'horrific' attacks across Norwich

The next day a woman called police to report seeing a man swinging a cat by its tail against a garage in the Philadelphia Lane area, before running off with the animal towards Pengrove Road. Lottie Sparkes, head nurse at Taverham Vets which treated two of the cats mutilated in the attacks, described their injuries as "horrific".

Dog walkers at Howard University infringe on 'black Mecca', students say

Dog walkers at Howard University infringe on 'black Mecca', students say

In Washington DC, students and alumni of Howard University are objecting to residents who walk their dogs on the campus, feeling these actions infringe on the campus and its history.

Puppy with chronically swollen legs finally gets his loving forever home

Puppy with chronically swollen legs finally gets his loving forever home

(Picture: Michael Swan/Caters News)‘If he gets a cut on his back legs it could be fatal, I don’t want him to stop running around or going through sticks though so I try not to limit him.

UPS driver cuddles up to dogs on his route every week and our hearts are melting

UPS driver cuddles up to dogs on his route every week and our hearts are melting

View this post on Instagram Jay and Prince #pupsofjay A post shared by Jason Hardesty (@jhardesty) on. View this post on Instagram Jay and Marty #pupsofjay A post shared by Jason Hardesty (@jhardesty) on.

Take a Pet-Friendly Vacation to Las Vegas for Spring Break

Take a Pet-Friendly Vacation to Las Vegas for Spring Break

The entire area is teeming with hotels, attractions and restaurants that increasingly welcome pups and their parents, making it a great pet-friendly vacation destination.

Dog's AMAZING sense of smell helps sniff out VANISHING creatures lost in Australia

Dog's AMAZING sense of smell helps sniff out VANISHING creatures lost in Australia

The International Fund for Animal Welfare sponsored blue-eyed Bear through rigorous training when his skillset saw him chosen to become a frontline champion for the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Detection Dog Unit.

Devastated! Family’s horror as SIX cats in FIVE years killed from 'antifreeze' poisoning

Devastated! Family’s horror as SIX cats in FIVE years killed from 'antifreeze' poisoning

Button is the latest poisoning victim (Image: RSPCA) "I just want to warn other cat owners in the area to be aware of this and keep an eye on their own pets.

New Year’s Eve: How to keep pets calm during midnight fireworks

New Year’s Eve: How to keep pets calm during midnight fireworks

As with dogs, you can make your cat feel more at ease during the fireworks by putting on the TV or radio to muffle the sound and closing the curtains.

Looking for a place to set your furry companion free? Here are 5 dog-friendly parks in India

Looking for a place to set your furry companion free? Here are 5 dog-friendly parks in India

With a lack of dog-friendly spaces around in general, here are five parks across the country that provide respite to both the furry companions as well as their parents: Gachibowli, Hyderabad A first-of-its-kind in the country, this park is exclusively for the enjoyment of your four-legged buddies and is equipped with facilities such as an exclusive dog play area, pool, training and playing equipment, separate enclosures for the little ones and the bigger woofers, and an amphitheatre.

Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

The Eurasian lynx (Image: Chris Godfrey)But Dr Paul O'Donoghue, chief Scientist for Lynx UK Trust, says the arrival of the iconic species has only been delayed by the Government’s rejections.He told supporters: “Our plans are pioneering and would mean an apex predator back in the UK for the first time in 1,300 years."No one has ever tried this before.

How to Resolve Cat and Dog Food Allergy Symptoms

How to Resolve Cat and Dog Food Allergy Symptoms

If your pet is exhibiting cat or dog food allergy symptoms, your vet likely will recommend an elimination diet trial to try to pinpoint which food ingredients are causing your pet’s symptoms, or at least identify which ingredients do not cause problems.

This New Amazon Prime Commercial Will Give You All The Feels

This New Amazon Prime Commercial Will Give You All The Feels

[Editor’s Note: Always be sure that any dog off leash is in an enclosed area to ensure safety.] Amazon Prime issued a new, ridiculously cute and sweet commercial online about 3 hours ago. Shake it off with some of our other favorite hilarious and heartwarming commercials >>

'Absolutely AWFUL' Cat poisoner fears as five animals die horrifically in SAME SPOT

'Absolutely AWFUL' Cat poisoner fears as five animals die horrifically in SAME SPOT

It was horrible to see and vets were absolutely sure the cause was antifreeze poisoning.”Smudge the pet cat had to be put to sleep (Image: RSPCA)Freya the cat the first victim to die (Image: RSPCA)The RSPCA has launched an investigation into the poisonings centred around the Lampeter Velfrey area of Whitland, Pembrokeshire, and today warned pet owners to be vigilant and report any information about the poisonings to its 24-hour emergency line.The first cat to die was Ms Davies’ black and white queen called Freya.

10 Tips for First-Time Dog Owners

10 Tips for First-Time Dog Owners

Instead of giving him lots of space to have accidents, assume your dog is not house-trained and confine him in a dog crate, an exercise pen (aka ex-pen) or a small gated area when you are not around to supervise.

Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and Ticks

Severe cases may require using a spray or a fogger, which requires temporary evacuation of the home.It is very important not to use products on your cat that are intended for dogs.Lawn treatments may also be needed if your pet keeps getting re-infected every time it goes outside.Flea PreventionUse a flea comb on your pet and wash his bedding once a week.Keep the outside of your house free of organic debris, such as rake clippings and leaves, and remember that fleas like to hide in dark, moist, shady areas.There are many preventative flea control products available, both as prescription and over-the-counter formulas.TicksTicks are parasites that feed on the blood of unlucky host animals, such as cats and dogs.

Dad’s rant after thieves stole 11 puppies from his children as he offers £50,000 reward

Dad’s rant after thieves stole 11 puppies from his children as he offers £50,000 reward

Thieves also left with four 11 days old Dachshund puppies (Picture: Mark Orley/Deadline News)‘I now want them to ring me before they answer the door to anyone.’

New domestic violence shelter in New York to offer refuge for victims and their pets

New domestic violence shelter in New York to offer refuge for victims and their pets

A new domestic violence shelter will offer refuge to both abuse victims and their pets in a unique pilot scheme. She said the new refuge would mean "families in domestic violence situations will be sheltered safely with their pets and away from the abusers".