Famed zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia, family says

Famed zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia, family says

Jack Hanna, the director emeritus of Ohio’s Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, has been diagnosed with dementia now believed to be Alzheimer's disease , his family announced Wednesday on Twitter."Doctors have diagnosed our dad, Jack Hanna, with dementia now believed to be Alzheimer's disease.

Dog adopted after 14 months in shelter is returned one day later

Dog adopted after 14 months in shelter is returned one day later

Rusty was returned to the shelter after one day (Picture: Humane Society Central Texas Facebook)When a dog is rehomed from a shelter, it’s a reason to celebrate.

Cat cafe founder defies anti-Asian racist bullying to help animals

Cat cafe founder defies anti-Asian racist bullying to help animals

“I’ve had people who asked me if we opened up near Chinatown so that people could take home the cats to eat them,” she said.“I’m so lucky to have parents like that, but people will comment, ‘Oh, your dad probably eats the cats.

Distressing moment Good Samaritan found seven starved puppies at side of road

Distressing moment Good Samaritan found seven starved puppies at side of road

The puppies had been abandoned (Picture: LaMa Animal Rescue/Facebook)The no-profit also said that they are ‘overrun and it’s not even puppy season yet’, highlighting a rise in stray and abandoned dog cases locally.

Wild sheep rescued in Australia shorn of 75 pounds of wool

Wild sheep rescued in Australia shorn of 75 pounds of wool

A wild and ailing sheep found in a forest in Australia, named Baarack by rescuers, has yielded a fleece weighing more than 75 pounds - nearly half the weight of an adult kangaroo - after being shorn for the first time in years.

‘Miracle’ puppy born with six legs and two tails due to genetic disorders

‘Miracle’ puppy born with six legs and two tails due to genetic disorders

An X-ray showing Skipper’s conditions (Facebook)Because Skipper has been rejected by her mother and will need special care, her owners have set up a GoFundMe page to help with the costs of treatment and possible surgery.

Max the Miracle Dog is first pet to receive 'animal OBE'

Max the Miracle Dog is first pet to receive 'animal OBE'

Thirteen-year-old therapy dog Max, who is joined daily on his Lake District walks and swims by thousands via Facebook Live, has been awarded the PDSA order of merit, which recognises animals that “display outstanding devotion to their owner or wider society, above and beyond companionship.”.

Skeletal dog left to freeze to death in snow after fur shaved off

Skeletal dog left to freeze to death in snow after fur shaved off

The dog was hours away from freezing to death (Picture: Scottish SPCA) Midlothian has been battered by heavy snow and freezing rain this week (Picture: PA)‘Salukis are thin dogs who feel the cold anyway but without any fur for protection it’s likely he would have succumbed to the elements within a day or so if he hadn’t been found.

Rescue German shepherd saves owner's life months after dog's adoption

Rescue German shepherd saves owner's life months after dog's adoption

The night that Brian Myers adopted Sadie, a 6-year-old German shepherd, he tried to take a picture of her at home in Teaneck, New Jersey.Sadie helped pull Brian Myers across the room after he collapsed from a stroke.

All those in favor say meow: Pets banned from bill hearings

All those in favor say meow: Pets banned from bill hearings

Rep. Anita Burroughs, a Democrat from Glen, said her cats, Yoshi and Jack, have made appearances during several recent House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee hearings — including Wednesday, when Yoshi’s fluffy black-and-white face partially obscured her own as he moved in for some attention.

Rescued dog saves new owner's life during stroke

Rescued dog saves new owner's life during stroke

A 6-year-old rescued German Shepherd is being hailed as a hero after helping save her new owner's life when he suffered a stroke.Sadie was the only reason that Brian was able to call for help.

Pit bull attacked boy, 15, and ‘ripped half his face off’

Pit bull attacked boy, 15, and ‘ripped half his face off’

Tamara Doonkeen, from Yukon, Alaska, said her 15-year-old son was attacked by a ‘vicious’ dog while he walked in the street with two friends on Monday.The attack left the teen needing hospital treatment for injuries to his face and Tamara the dog will attack again.

Dog ‘copies his injured owner’s limp out of sympathy’

Dog ‘copies his injured owner’s limp out of sympathy’

Mr Jones said the vet and x-ray had found ‘nothing wrong’ with his dog, but experts have urged him to get a second opinion as dogs have to be trained to imitate people and will not do it ‘out of sympathy’.

Tesla vehicles have a "Dog Mode" function and this is the photo that left users shocked

Tesla vehicles have a "Dog Mode" function and this is the photo that left users shocked

The puppy can remain comfortable and without worries due to the increase in temperature during the wait, since unlike conventional cars, conditions vary and usually affect its stay inside the vehicle.

People are buying mini face masks for their dogs

People are buying mini face masks for their dogs

He does look quite stylish… (Picture: Pet Masks / SWNS)The World Health Organisation initially suggested that canines could not contract COVID-19, but on March 19 the Hong Kong government released a statement saying that two dogs had tested positive.

Homeless mans runs into burning animal shelter to save 16 dogs and cats

Homeless mans runs into burning animal shelter to save 16 dogs and cats

Keith Walker was described as a ‘guardian angel’ (Picture: W-Underdogs/Facebook)A homeless man put his own life at risk to run into a burning animal shelter and rescue 16 dogs and cats.

Siberian Husky’s unique markings makes her look like she’s wearing glasses

Siberian Husky’s unique markings makes her look like she’s wearing glasses

How cute (Picture: Jam Press)When Catarina Carvalho, 24, brought home her puppy Tsuki, she quickly fell in love.When Tsuki first came home (Picture: Catarina Carvalho/ Jam Press)‘She is starting to get more affectionate as she is growing up but still likes to have her space.

Farmer shot family’s tiny cockapoo in face ‘then smiled at owner’

Farmer shot family’s tiny cockapoo in face ‘then smiled at owner’

The pet dog was shot dead by a farmer who said it attacked one of his sheep (Picture: Kerri Malley / SWNS)A dog owner has claimed a sheep farmer ‘smiled at her’ after shooting her pet in the face.

Hundreds of dogs face death on streets after Eurotunnel travel ban

Hundreds of dogs face death on streets after Eurotunnel travel ban

Hundreds of dogs face death on the streets of Bulgaria like this puppy (Inset) while others are stuck in a shelter unable to go to confirmed homes (Picture: Street Hearts BG)Hundreds of dogs face a cruel death on Bulgaria’s streets after Eurotunnel imposed a ban on groups of animals being taken across the Channel from France.

Silly sausage dog rescued after getting stuck down rabbit hole

Silly sausage dog rescued after getting stuck down rabbit hole

The little dog’s face says a thousand words (Picture: Royal Parks Police)This very silly sausage dog needed several helping hands after getting trapped down a rabbit hole.