07:34 PM EDT 09/22/2015
Originally posted 04/20/2015 10:35AM
Parrots usually get short shrift in the "heroic pet" category, but there's at least one bird in Idaho who's gunning for the title.
Originally posted 04/08/2015 06:30PM
Boulder, Colorado's Teller Lake is fighting a losing battle. The enemy? Goldfish. Thousands of goldfish, believed to have been dumped into the lake a few years ago, who have spawned into an occupying force.
"These are domestic fish actually. These are fish from a store I imagine. They can out-compete the native fish," Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesperson Jennifer Churchill told local NBC affiliate 9 News.
The fish have outgrown their domestic origins. Unconstrained by a bowl, they reach much larger sizes than you'd usual see.
Originally posted 03/19/2015 12:30PM
She was a mom on a mission.
When fire tore through a forest in Chile over the weekend, this devoted dog mama dug a hole for her newborn babies to hide in.
According to 9News, the hero dog, who has been named Blacky, created a makeshift shelter for the pups with her paws under a metal container. As firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, residents said they saw a dog leading puppies away from the blaze and then burying them in the dirt.
Originally posted 03/17/2015 04:15PM
We've teamed up with one of our favorite sites, BarkPost, to bring you and your four-legged friends even more adorable pet videos, photos and must-see stories. Check back every week for new furry fun from BarkPost!
Originally posted 03/05/2015 06:15PM
Originally posted 02/20/2015 08:35AM
Long before Jill Rappaport became know for her animal advocacy, the NBC correspondent was already saving the lives of pets in need.
"I always had rescue dogs growing up," she tells PEOPLE. "I was the kid that would come home with a stray, even if it was a little mouse."
Now an award-winning animal advocate and author, Rappaport is teaming up with celebs including Betty White, Lindsey Vonn and Emmylou Harris for her new special Best in Shelter, which aims to raise awareness for homeless animals and to help them find their forever homes.
Originally posted 01/23/2015 06:50AM
A six-year-old Australian shepherd named Sausage is being credited for saving the life of three puppies that were discovered inside a garbage bag in Pleasant Hill, California.
"It is one of the feel good stories of the year," Rick Golphin, deputy director of Contra Costa County Animal Services, tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 01/19/2015 02:05PM
There are a lot of heroic pets in the world, but none more unlikely than Ludwig.
Originally posted 01/16/2015 12:30PM
Who says cats are self-absorbed?
A long-haired cat from Obninsk, Russia, came to the aid of an abandoned baby recently and is being called a hero. The furry feline kept the baby boy warm and even meowed to get the attention of passersby, the New York Post reports.
Originally posted 12/27/2014 07:30AM
Leah Reeder was out for a walk with her dog, Ralph, on Sunday when she was suddenly attacked by a black bear in Eastpoint, Florida.
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