Lab animals can now be adopted instead of euthanised, FDA says

Lab animals can now be adopted instead of euthanised, FDA says

Under the updated policy, which was adopted in November but not reported by the agency until now, healthy dogs , cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and some farm animals are now permitted to be transferred to shelters and sanctuaries after they’ve been used for lab experiments.

TODAY's 'Best in Show' contest has a winner!

TODAY's 'Best in Show' contest has a winner!

Vinny brought home the win over second-place Lola, an English bulldog, and the fan favorite, Bear, an Alaskan Malamute who was the largest dog in the contest at more than 150 pounds.

Dog owners share their heart-warming reasons for adopting pets from Romania

Dog owners share their heart-warming reasons for adopting pets from Romania

Caroline has urged owners to do their homework – as they would before getting any dog (Picture: Caroline Eyles)Lady was fostered the same way and Caroline was able to meet her first before deciding to adopt – while with Cody she had only seen a photograph and description before.

Sausage dog sneaks onto bus alone and takes 18-mile trip to seaside

Sausage dog sneaks onto bus alone and takes 18-mile trip to seaside

Michelle Ballard said her pet’s stunt was ‘completely out of character’ (Picture: SWNS) The four-year-old daschund managed to sneak onto the bus undetected (Picture: SWNS)The Good Samaritan chatted to the driver and agreed to take the four-year-old sausage dog to his home in Clacton.

Watch astronaut Christina Koch reunite with her dog after 328 days in space

Watch astronaut Christina Koch reunite with her dog after 328 days in space

Koch, 41, who returned to earth this month after 328 days on the International Space Station — a new record for the longest spaceflight by a woman — tweeted a video of her emotional reunion with her beloved dog, LBD.

Lonely dogs ‘write’ Valentine’s letters asking people to love and adopt them

Lonely dogs ‘write’ Valentine’s letters asking people to love and adopt them

Neo’s had a hard start in life (Picture: Dog’s Blog)‘My name is Neo and I’m on the search to find someone to help heal my broken heart.

Dog who lost her leg after a stroke won't let it break her spirit

Dog who lost her leg after a stroke won't let it break her spirit

Juniper before she lost her leg (Picture: Maggie Hull /SWNS.COM)For a while, the pair enjoyed their life together – but unfortunately, just five months after being adopted by Maggie, Juniper suffered a spinal stroke that left her paralysed from the waist down.

Dog dumped for being 'too old' makes triumphant return to Dog Bowl this weekend

Dog dumped for being 'too old' makes triumphant return to Dog Bowl this weekend

That’s when Laurie Johnson, director of the nonprofit Florida Little Dog Rescue Group, volunteered to personally foster Karlie in her family’s home.“We didn’t know how long she would have, but we were committed to making sure that she had a great rest of her life, however long it was,” Johnson told TODAY.Laurie Johnson's daughter, Lindsay, carries Karlie out of the shelter to head to her new foster home.

Democrat presidential candidate shakes dog’s mouth like it’s his hand

Democrat presidential candidate shakes dog’s mouth like it’s his hand

However, others said the playful move showed he was comfortable around dogs – and that they did it with their own pets at home.‘In terms of a lot of people who think this country should evolve rather than have a revolution, I would be their choice,’ Bloomberg said.

Naughty dog gets his head caught in a pot after trashing the plant

Naughty dog gets his head caught in a pot after trashing the plant

The one-year-old dog lives with his human Justin in Utah, U.S. Justin added: ‘He knocked [the tree] over and chewed it to shreds!.(Picture: @naughty_berkeley / )And it seems Berekely is in good company as many other dogs have penchants for making a mess.

What Chotu taught me

What Chotu taught me

My school bus had come, so I left hastily hoping to find him at the very place when I came back.I used to shake the cat food box and he came running.No matter how much food I gave him, Chotu didn’t grow at all.

Our puppy was trafficked and died just two days after we bought her

Our puppy was trafficked and died just two days after we bought her

She was a gift for us all, including my one-year-old daughter Aviana (Picture: Jordan Moore)I still remember the look on my little girl’s face when she first clapped eyes on our beautiful 11-week-old Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, Luna.

'World's worst cat': Animal shelter's honest ad goes viral

'World's worst cat': Animal shelter's honest ad goes viral

Lowery said the shelter has tried writing honest, tongue-in-cheek ads for other animals, including one dog she described as a “counter-surfing butter stealer.” But they'd never seen as much success as they have with Perdita.

Plea to find home for puppy confined in pen while family played with other dog

Plea to find home for puppy confined in pen while family played with other dog

Sue was persuaded to stay in Zante after seeing one too many puppies dumped in boxes (Picture: Healing Paws Animal Rescue/Sue Deeth) Raymond is being taken to a dog behaviourist to get him used to life out of his pen (Picture: Healind Paws/Sue Deeth)Raymond has been tested clear for bloodbourne illnesses and has had his vaccinations.

Dog with a wonky face trains as a therapy dog to help others

Dog with a wonky face trains as a therapy dog to help others

Brodie was bitten by his mother when he was just 13 days old, leaving him with a permanently wonky face (Picture: Amanda Richter /SWNS.COM)A dog with a wonky face has finally found a loving home after a shelter received hundreds of adoption requests.

Claws out! Why cats are causing chaos and controversy across Britain

Claws out! Why cats are causing chaos and controversy across Britain

“He’s so naughty!” says Gina Burnside, a 33-year-old payroll processor from Darlington, of her shorthair rescue cat, Hector.Mike offered the neighbours ownership of Bob, but changed his mind when they refused to put in a cat flap and went on holiday for a week, leaving Bob in their garden.

How the world's funniest-looking dog finally found a home

How the world's funniest-looking dog finally found a home

Jubilee the wide-eyed husky lay languishing unwanted in a shelter, until her carers hit on the idea of sharing her sad saga on Facebook.Anyway, Jubilee ended up at the Husky House shelter in New Jersey , where she languished for 18 months because no one wanted her.

Husky abandoned for looking ‘weird’ finally finds a home

Husky abandoned for looking ‘weird’ finally finds a home

Four-year-old husky Jubilee got a load of attention last week after New Jersey shelter Husky House posted a moving Facebook status from the dog’s perspective.

Dumpling the blind, overweight Labrador has finally found a forever home

Dumpling the blind, overweight Labrador has finally found a forever home

Settling right in (Picture: @dumplingandbobby/Instagram)The Labrador Rescue group shared the good news with followers, saying: ‘Our little Dumpling has become a massive social media star, her story has been shared far and wide by our supporters, celebrities, news sites, it’s been overwhelming!.

If you have a dog who hates being alone, a podcast for pooches could be the answer

If you have a dog who hates being alone, a podcast for pooches could be the answer

However, you can’t avoid having to go out all the time, and your dog will need to eventually overcome their separation anxiety.Created by the University of York’s Alex Benjamin, My Dog’s Favourite Podcast for Spotify is designed specifically for pups who are home alone.