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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Malamute & Dachshund Have Fun At The Beach

(FUNNY PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Watch what happens when an Alaskan Malamute and a Dachshund get together for a beach day. -- Global Animal

Corgi Loaf On The Go

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) In celebration of the dog days of summer, enjoy this video of a corgi swimming from all angles underwater. Just watch as she cruises across the pool with her marshmallow booty and little paddling paws--the most perfect way to start your Saturday! For more of Zero the corgi, follow her on Instagram. -- Global Animal

Cecil The Lion’s Son Meets Same Fate As Famous Father

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE) Just two years after the slaughter of Cecil the lion, one of the famed lion's cubs was killed in similar circumstances during a trophy hunt in Zimbabwe earlier this month. The six-year-old lion named Xanda, who was in his prime, was shot and killed just outside the bounds of Hwange National Park--not far from where Cecil was killed in 2015--in an area where big game hunters can legally hunt animals for sport if they possess the proper permits. A well-studied lion like this father and critical to conservation efforts in Zimbabwe, Xanda was wearing an an electronic GPS satellite collar, fitted by researchers monitoring his movements in the area. His death on July 7 was first indicated by a lack of movement data from the collar. The killing of Xanda just demonstrates how trophy hunters have no remorse and have learned absolutely nothing from the international outcry following Cecil's death. They continue to poach even though there are as few as 20,000 African lions remaining in the wild. When will the Lions of Hwange National Park be left alone? Continue reading below to learn more about the consequences of Xanda's death and why it's absolutely crucial that countries like Zimbabwe shift away from the trophy hunting industry. -- Global Animal

Playful Kittens Hide In The Bushes

(CATS/KITTENS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) You never know what's hiding in the bushes. If you're really lucky, you might find some playful kittens. -- Global Animal

The Miracle Animals Of Dunkirk

(ANIMAL RESCUES/ANIMALS IN HISTORY) When Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk hits theaters July 21, audiences will be treated to a different kind of war film. "Dunkirk is not a war film,” the director explained to the Associated Press. “It's a survival story and first and foremost a suspense film.” Dunkirk was indeed a story of survival, for both soldier and animal. — Global Animal

Oh Deer! Hero Dog Saves Drowning Fawn

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE) NEW YORK -- A 6-year-old English Labrador retriever named Storm is making headlines after pulling a drowning baby deer to shore in Port Jefferson Harbor this past weekend. The heroic dog's guardian was taking Storm for a walk Sunday when the dog suddenly dove into the water, swam out toward the fawn, grabbed the animal by the neck, and then hauled the young deer back toward the beach--a moment that was luckily all caught on film (see video clip below). With the help of Strong Island Animal Rescue League, the fawn is currently in stable condition at Save the Animals Rescue Foundation. Thankfully, the animal is expected to make a full recovery and will eventually be returned to the wild. Continue reading below for more on this heartwarming story and the rescuers' tireless efforts to save one animal's life. -- Global Animal

Puppy’s Reaction To Food Is Priceless

(CUTE PUPPIES/DOGS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) This dog's reaction to food will make your day. -- Global Animal

New Hope For Gray Wolves? Trail Cam Captures Cause For Celebration

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/WOLVES) California has been without an established wolf pack for 87 years, but now things have changed. In Lassen County, a U.S. Forest Service camera captured footage of three little gray wolf pups romping around and trailing behind their mother. This pup discovery is groundbreaking as it marks the start to restoring their population and possibly taking the wolves off the endangered species list. Read on to find out how these three furry babies will help scientists bring back the gray wolf. -- Global Animal

Baby Lamb Cuddles With Pig Plush Toy

(BABY ANIMALS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Thanks to this adorable video from Santuario Igualdad Interespecie, our day just got a little brighter. Watch Jasmine, a little baby lamb, as she falls asleep on her favorite plush toy pig. -- Global Animal

San Diego Woman Rescues Dog From Iran

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) In this heartwarming story, a dog seriously injured in Iran was given a second chance at life thanks to a San Diego woman. When visiting family in Iran, Negar Mirgoli, co-founder of PAWS4Thoughts Animal Rescue, rescued a young Israeli herding dog named Silver. She claims someone killed Silver's mom and the rest of her puppies, but somehow Silver survived, despite being paralyzed.  "She was left for dead," Mirgoli said. "She didn't have a chance, really, staying back in Iran there wasn't really a chance for her." Despite everything she's been through, Silver continues to heal and was also fitted with a wheelchair that's helping her walk. Mirgoli's goal is to return to Iran and rescue even more dogs in need. -- Global Animal

Doug The Pug’s “Des-pug-ito”

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) We all know and love Doug the pug. But have you heard his remix of Justin Bieber's "Despacito?" Ladies and gentlemen, we present "Des-PUG-ito!" -- Global Animal

Cat Poses With His Mom’s Dinner Every Single Night

(FUNNY CATS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Maro is a 3-year-old cat from Japan. He's a pretty typical cat, except he has quite the knack for sitting around in adorable costumes and getting his picture taken. He has dinner with his mom every single night, and he absolutely loves posing with their meals. Between his great costumers, table manners, and chill demeanor, he truly makes the best dinner date. -- Global Animal

California Cat Killer Sentenced To The Max

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL CRUELTY) In a case that's been closely monitored by animal rights advocates across the country, a judge sentenced a San Jose man with the maximum term allowed (16 years) after he admitted to kidnapping, torturing, and killing nearly two dozen cats in a gruesome crime spree spanning over two months. The 26-year-old man, Robert Farmer--who the judge referred to as a danger to society--pleaded guilty to 20 counts of felony animal cruelty, one count of attempted felony animal cruelty, as well as two misdemeanors. The judge's verdict was a bittersweet outcome for those whose pets began disappearing almost two years ago. While many of the families of the cat victims are pleased with the judge's decision, others believe the maximum 16-year sentence is still not long enough. But just imagine how many lives were saved by taking this predator off the streets. In addition to giving Farmer the maximum sentence, Judge Chatman also took pains to list every cat victim by name--demonstrating the significant role our pets play in our families' lives. Continue reading for more on the court ruling and see how animal lovers in the courtroom audience intend to establish an animal abuse registry in California. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Watermelon Frosty (Or Margarita)

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Nothing says 'summer' quite like fresh watermelon. For this Meatless Monday, sip on this watermelon frosty--or margarita, for your next cocktail party! Not only is watermelon low in fat and only about 40 calories per cup, but it's also super hydrating, which is great for beating the summer heat! It also contains fiber, potassium, and lycopene, which is linked with heart health, bone health, and prostate cancer prevention. As a tip, frozen melon makes for the best smoothies. Freeze watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew, and more for the frostiest, most delicious smoothies and shakes ever! -- Global Animal