Parachuting spiders the size of your palm are making their way across the East Coast

Parachuting spiders the size of your palm are making their way across the East Coast

The Joro spider, which hails from Asia and was first spotted in Georgia about 10 years ago, is expected to make its way up the East Coast this spring, according to scientists at the University of Georgia.

Incarcerated men get ‘second chance at life’ by training dogs for adoption

Incarcerated men get ‘second chance at life’ by training dogs for adoption

Ray Keith used positive training techniques to help a shelter dog named Rio get adopted.Since 2013, the nonprofit has invited inmates at Fulton County Jail to learn to train shelter dogs for adoption in a 10-week program.

Prolific golden retriever stud has fathered 239 puppies for Guide Dogs

Prolific golden retriever stud has fathered 239 puppies for Guide Dogs

He’s fathered more than 200 pups so far (Picture: Guide Dogs / SWNS)Everyone, this is Trigger.Look at that face (Picture: Guide Dogs / SWNS)Trigger also fathered the record-breaking number of Guide Dog puppies that were born late last year.

They create an app to understand the feelings of the Michis

They create an app to understand the feelings of the Michis

A Chinese programmer developed an application that is capable of interpreting whether a cat is in a good mood and recognizing its emotional state.Even a Weibo user joked saying "Is it possible to create another application that can recognize the emotional state of my girlfriend?

Biden signs bill providing service dogs for struggling veterans

Biden signs bill providing service dogs for struggling veterans

A report released last year by the VA found that participants paired specifically with service dogs trained for PTSD had fewer suicidal behaviors and ideations within the first 18 months compared to people with emotional support animals.

Please don't write off shelter dogs because of Major Biden

Please don't write off shelter dogs because of Major Biden

The whole reason I started narrowing my focus as a journalist to pets is my own rescue dog, Rio. When my husband and I adopted the Labrador retriever mix from Farmington Regional Animal Shelter in New Mexico in 2010, I had no idea how much he would change my life.

'A brilliant way to get humans to behave': the shelter where volunteers read to farm animals

'A brilliant way to get humans to behave': the shelter where volunteers read to farm animals

“We started the reading program a few years ago with two goats, Marieke and Michaela,” says Ahern.Veterinarian and behavioural expert Dr Emma Hughes says the Edgar’s Mission reading program might be unique in Australia, at least for livestock and farmed animals.

Cat feared dead in 2018 California mudslide is found alive

Cat feared dead in 2018 California mudslide is found alive

The Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara County says the calico named Patches was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity.

Operation Baghdad Pups helps serviceman, dog reunite in US

Operation Baghdad Pups helps serviceman, dog reunite in US

The nonprofit’s program Operation Baghdad Pups: Worldwide has helped more than 1,000 servicemen and woman reunite with their dogs since 2008.Courtesy Patrick BradyBecause Brady had to quarantine on a military base in North Carolina for two weeks as a pandemic precaution, Marshmallow lived with his parents until they were finally reunited.

RSPCA ‘concerned’ over ‘extremely irresponsible’ BBC show about puppy breeding

RSPCA ‘concerned’ over ‘extremely irresponsible’ BBC show about puppy breeding

In a statement, the RSPCA said: ‘We’re aware of this programme and are concerned that it is extremely irresponsible to encourage and glamorise breeding as a “get rich quick” scheme which, in turn, could lead to serious dog welfare issues and fuel the illegal puppy trade.

BBC defends dog breeding documentary as petition reaches 24,000

BBC defends dog breeding documentary as petition reaches 24,000

The programme was the idea of Helena Rochester and Sophia Slater (Picture: BBC)The organiser of the petition has also expressed their concern that people who watch the show may ‘see it as a “how-to-guide” to buy dogs solely for the purpose of breeding and making money’.

Dogs and cats living together: Joe Biden says feline will join White House pets

Dogs and cats living together: Joe Biden says feline will join White House pets

Uniting Democrats and Republicans is one thing, but Joe Biden will reportedly embrace a far more formidable challenge when he inherits the White House early next year: bridging the chasm between the nation’s cat people and dog lovers.

Pit bull who spent 400 days in a shelter finds forever home

Pit bull who spent 400 days in a shelter finds forever home

Lola finally found a loving forever home with the Perry family on Oct. 24 — just one day after she transferred to the Arizona Humane Society.While Arizona Humane Society transfers homeless pets from other areas to its care, including regular transport of puppies from the Navajo Nation, other shelters reciprocate in turn.

Lola the dog finally gets a forever home after 400 days in a shelter

Lola the dog finally gets a forever home after 400 days in a shelter

Lola’s new family (Picture: Arizona Humane Society)According the AHS website, their partner assistant program, Project Reachout – which helped Lola – is a lifesaving program that transfers at-risk pets from other animal welfare organisations.

Black cats are often adopted last. Kitten finds luck before Halloween

Black cats are often adopted last. Kitten finds luck before Halloween

Lucky's tabby littermates were adopted before him, and then he was returned to Animal Welfare League of Arlington by people who decided they weren't ready to care for a pet.

Tahlequah the orca is a mother again after famously mourning her dead calf

Tahlequah the orca is a mother again after famously mourning her dead calf

J35's new calf appeared healthy and precocious, swimming vigorously alongside its mother in its second day of free-swimming life.https://t.co/6bSnvzRAju — Whale Research (@CWROrcas).Her new calf appeared healthy and precocious, swimming vigorously alongside its mother in its second day of free-swimming life,” the center said in a press release.

To help working parents, workplace has free on-site tutoring for kids

To help working parents, workplace has free on-site tutoring for kids

Mike Arms, president and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center, decided to create the program when he saw tears on the faces of his team of 170 employees right after California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that virtually all school campuses would be closed in the fall.

Budweiser celebrates bars reopening by reuniting old mascots

Budweiser celebrates bars reopening by reuniting old mascots

In the beer brand's new "Reuniting with Buds" commercial, Budweiser's famous Clydesdale horses and an adorable Labrador retriever puppy each travel from afar to meet up — presumably after spending the last several weeks social distancing responsibly.

Meet, 'rent' or adopt a dog through Zoom meetings

Meet, 'rent' or adopt a dog through Zoom meetings

Pedigree's Dogs on Zoom campaign helps shelters like Nashville Humane Association host virtual meet-and-greets with adoptable dogs, and sponsors adoption fees for pets adopted through the program.Michigan Animal Rescue League launched a videoconferencing fundraiser in which people can "rent" an adoptable dog, cat or kitten to appear in Zoom meetings.

Watch Jimmy Fallon's dog, Gary, crash his monologue

Watch Jimmy Fallon's dog, Gary, crash his monologue

Jimmy Fallon’s dog, Gary , barked in — err, barged in — on his monologue during Wednesday night’s episode of his at-home “Tonight Show.”.Did you think I called you?” he said while petting the dog, who had a tennis ball in her mouth.