12:47 PM EDT 07/24/2014
Originally posted 05/12/2014 01:45PM
A tiny Chihuahua got into big trouble on Friday.
California Highway Patrol officer Alex Edmon told NBC's Bay Area affiliate that officers received a call about a small dog sitting atop a concrete divider on busy Interstate Highway 680 in Walnut Creek, California, during rush hour. When Edmon, a dog lover, and his partner arrived at the scene they did their best to rescue the pooch and later Tweeted a photo of their effort.
"We attempted to coax it, we could tell it was very frightened, it was shaking – we were able to pet it a little bit, but other than that we could tell it was not happy," Edmon said.
Originally posted 05/09/2014 04:00PM
Like so many people, Luke Robinson has been touched by cancer more times than he would care to remember.
In 2008, after his dog Malcolm died of metastatic bone cancer, the former businessman and his two other pups, Murphy and Hudson, embarked on a 2,300-mile journey that took them two years and helped raise funds and awareness for canine cancer. When they arrived in Boston from Austin on their final mile of the trek, Robinson noticed Murphy had a snotty nose.
"We just thought, 'Well, it's been a long journey,'" he tells PEOPLE. Sadly, it was a sign of something much more serious.
Originally posted 05/09/2014 01:00PM
A model's life can be ruff.
Just ask Mikey, an 11-year-old pug and professional model, who graces the cover of the June issue of Real Simple magazine.
After striking poses, the wrinkly pooch scoured the floor of the photo studio, sniffed the legs of some modern furniture and poked his little nose around the photo props. How do we know this? Because the magazine's team attached a camera to the dog's collar so he could record all the behind-the-scenes action from his low level. Watch the video below for a peek from Instagram, and for the full (and even more adorable!) version, click here.
Originally posted 05/06/2014 03:30PM
Originally posted 05/05/2014 04:15PM
It took over a month, but, finally, Bruno is home.
The 7-year-old German shepherd, who was hailed a hero in March for saving lives after he was shot in the jaw at point-blank range by a fleeing gang member in Anaheim, California, was released from the hospital on Friday. The pooch, who happily ran out the doors of the Yorba Regional Animal Hospital and into a patrol car, will continue his recovery at the home of his former partner, Officer RJ Young.
"We're all elated," says veterinarian Dr. Stephen Dunbar, who treated the dog's life-threatening injuries. "This case is extremely rare. It's not very common to get a dog with a gunshot wound. But his prognosis is very good."
Originally posted 05/02/2014 03:35PM
A very unusual bundle of joy arrived at the Reynosa Zoo in northern Mexico this week. Meet Khumba the zonkey, an extremely rare donkey and zebra hybrid that is only the second of its kind to be born in the last two years.
Originally posted 04/29/2014 05:15PM
It's a hug to remember.
Constance Lambert was reunited with her dog at her Tupelo, Miss., home on Monday, shortly after it was ravaged by one of twelve twisters that swept through several southern and central states, flattening homes and destroying businesses. The severe weather, which began on Sunday, has caused at least 28 deaths so far, according to Fox News.
Originally posted 04/25/2014 04:30PM
When Ralph Shopland and his family discovered a sickly baby pup abandoned by a lake in Yukon, Canada, they knew they had to help it. So, they scooped it up and set out to find the pooch a surrogate mother.
"I just defaulted to thinking it was a dog," Shopland told CBC News. "We needed to get it attended to because we don't have that capability. I'm not a mommy."
Originally posted 04/08/2014 03:30PM
Originally posted 04/01/2014 04:15PM
No bones about it: Hank the dog is here to stay – fur-ever!
The unofficial mascot for the Milwaukee Brewers, a former stray who wandered into the baseball team's complex during spring training in Phoenix, Ariz., ruled Opening Day Monday at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis.
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