6 pets that made history

6 pets that made history

This homing pigeon proved the meaning of her name “dear friend” by saving hundreds of American troops during World War 1.She saved more than 500 men who were trapped without food or ammunition, behind enemy lines.

Man fights town to keep potbellied pig as his emotional support animal

Man fights town to keep potbellied pig as his emotional support animal

Flatt said he’s been engaged in a two-year legal battle with Canajoharie, New York, which considers the pig a farm animal and therefore not allowed to be kept in town.

M&S is selling an adorable Percy Pig outfit for dogs

M&S is selling an adorable Percy Pig outfit for dogs

Proud dog owners can buy a Percy Pig outfit for their pooches and it is simply ‘pawfect.’.‘Well, who wouldn’t order a Percy Pig jumper for their dog?,’ added another.

Explained: How the retriever got its golden coat

Explained: How the retriever got its golden coat

Rather dogs needed mutations in two areas of the ASIP gene to get different yellow coat patterns.Lighter coats would have helped dogs living during glaciation periods millions of years ago (Getty)Co-author Dr Chris Kaelin at the Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama said: ‘We were initially surprised to discover that white wolves and yellow dogs have an almost identical ASIP DNA configuration.

Stood up by adoptive family, internet rallies around special needs dog

Stood up by adoptive family, internet rallies around special needs dog

Briggs founded the rescue in 2017 and the all-volunteer operation has saved 350 dogs.That’s what changing Jack was like"), started socializing with people and other dogs and discovered his favorite kind of toy is a squeaky pig.

Man opens sanctuary for abused farm animals: 'You can't be depressed here'

Man opens sanctuary for abused farm animals: 'You can't be depressed here'

A 300-pound pig named Willy was the first animal rescued by Little Bear Sanctuary when it opened in 2017.Christoper Vane / Little Bear SanctuaryMany people buy pigs as pets but then surrender them when they get “too big.” Before that happened to Willy, his owner taught him to sit like a dog for treats.

Puppy that can’t walk and pigeon that can’t fly become best friends

Puppy that can’t walk and pigeon that can’t fly become best friends

Lundy and Herman (Picture: Caters News)A pigeon that can’t fly and a puppy that can’t walk have become inseparable after they were both rescued.They immediately developed a bond (Picture: Caters News)Sue said that she is now no longer certain Herman is a he, after witnessing the bird’s maternal behaviour towards Lundy.

Big porkie: why do we keep falling for the myth of the micro pig?

Big porkie: why do we keep falling for the myth of the micro pig?

Micropigs “are a fallacy” says Kevin Kersley, who breeds kune kune pigs – which are small, growing to around knee-height, but not micropig-sized – and chair of the British Kunekune Pig Society.

Deaf and blind puppy named Piglet teaches kids about special needs pets

Deaf and blind puppy named Piglet teaches kids about special needs pets

Look at that face (Picture: @pigletpuppy/Instagram)Melissa explained to People why she chose to give him a forever home: ‘It was quite a decision to make.All grown up (Picture: @pigletpuppy/Instagram)Not only does he entertain his humans, Piglet has been doing a lot of good work.

Amanda Seyfried saved by man’s best friend, Mamma Mia star has dog therapy for trauma

Amanda Seyfried saved by man’s best friend, Mamma Mia star has dog therapy for trauma

The Mamma Mia star has been a fan of animal therapy ever since she acquired her beloved dog Finn, the lolloping brown nine-year-old Australian shepherd who helped her deal with the ­anxiety that came with being a young actress living away from home in Hollywood.

Miley Cyrus reveals her pet pig has died with touching Instagram tribute: 'I will miss u always'

Miley Cyrus reveals her pet pig has died with touching Instagram tribute: 'I will miss u always'

In the first post, Cyrus shared a video of herself holding Pig Pig over her shoulder as the pet was fed an apple. In a separate post featuring Pig Pig as a young piglet, Cyrus shared a selfie of her kissing her beloved pet.

Dog treats linked to salmonella infection in people

Dog treats linked to salmonella infection in people

Pig ear dog treats are linked to at least 45 cases of salmonella infection in people, according to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When animals age: Poignant photo portraits captured in new book

When animals age: Poignant photo portraits captured in new book

Isa Leshko said photographing elderly animals has helped her to see that "old age is a luxury, not a curse. Fine-art photographer Isa Leshko captures images of older animals to explore her own feelings about aging and mortality.

Home to roost: my life as a pigeon fancier

Home to roost: my life as a pigeon fancier

A few months before I joined the club, Natalya and I found out we were going to have another baby, and our son was born, at home, the night before my first pigeon race. We’d watch them fly around the house each morning, and wait in the garden for them to come home from races.

Britain’s fattest dog has finally been re-homed after losing a bunch of weight

Britain’s fattest dog has finally been re-homed after losing a bunch of weight

(Picture: SWNS) Britain’s fattest dog, who grew to the size of a ‘pot-bellied pig’ after living on hamburgers, has finally found a home after losing nearly half of her body weight.

Put out to grass: when animals are allowed to grow old

Put out to grass: when animals are allowed to grow old

Animal products may be ubiquitous, but farm animals themselves are fairly invisible, and I’m hoping people who read the book might stop to consider these animals’ lives and recognise that they’re individuals, not commodities; that they are sentient, and have unique personalities and emotions.” Pinterest Abe, a 21-year-old Alpine goat, was given to a sanctuary after his guardian entered an assisted living facility.

Top 5 cats in literature

Top 5 cats in literature

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This Piglet Loves Her Dog BFF so Much She Thinks She’s a Puppy

This Piglet Loves Her Dog BFF so Much She Thinks She’s a Puppy

“They are dependent on each other,” says Stacey Becker, Luna and Cloud’s owner. Becker, who works from home and is able to keep an eye on the pair throughout the day, says that Luna and Cloud are nothing short of inseparable.

Obese dog nicknamed Hattie the Fattie loses half her body weight

Obese dog nicknamed Hattie the Fattie loses half her body weight

Hattie before losing all the weight (Picture: SWNS)Eight-year-old Hattie arrived at Gables Farm Dogs and Cats home in Plymouth, Devon, in February this year and was immediately put on a strict weight controlled diet.

Resilient Goldfish Saved by Amazing Surgery

Resilient Goldfish Saved by Amazing Surgery

Dr. Faye Bethell, the veterinarian who performed the surgery, explained, “The goldfish was constipated because he had a lump blocking his bottom, rather than because of his diet or any other reason.”