Month: July 2019

Stray Kitten Rejected by Other Cats Walks Up to Family’s Home for Help

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A stray kitten who was rejected by other cats, walked up to a family for food but found so much more. Thuy @mycatoreo_ Last month, Thuy from Canada was out feeding community cats when she noticed a new face — a little gray kitten who showed up by herself, hoping to get a share of […]

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A Mallard Duckling Is Thriving—and Maybe Diving—Under the Care of Loon Parents

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College student Evelyn Doolittle couldn't wait to see her first Common Loon chick. An empty eggshell sat in the nest she’d been helping to monitor in Northern Wisconsin—and when she looked out on the lake, she spotted a downy baby accompanied by a pair of adults. But something seemed off. This newborn had lighter plumage […]

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A Little TLC Helped Turn This Cranky Stray Into A Lovable Lap Dog

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Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  Little Delores was found wandering the streets of Detroit. The 13-year-old Poodle mix was filthy, covered in painful mats, and desperately in need of medical care. She behaved […]

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Sea Lion’s Friends Will Never Believe Story Of His Crazy Whale Encounter

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Even if this sea lion could somehow articulate to his friends, in detail, the events that unfolded one recent day while he was out for a swim, none would believe him. And it’d be hard to blame them. This one sure sounds like a whopper. Credit: Chase Dekker OK, so here’s what happened. The sea […]

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Musicians of All Styles Draw Inspiration From Birds

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This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide.  190714-jazz-for-the-birds.mp3 Transcript: This is BirdNote! Birds are an inspiration for many musicians.  Bandleader Raymond Scott probably saw these birds at the Central Park Zoo before writing his waddling 1937 hit […]

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Grandpa Calls Granddaughter To Tell Her About Every Single Dog He Sees

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Growing up, dogs were always an incredibly important part of Haley Okun’s family. They’ve had four different dogs throughout her life, who were considered furry family members rather than pets, and their love for animals has always bonded them all, especially Okun and her grandpa.  “I lived with my grandparents for seven summers in a […]

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People Who Talk To Their Pets Are Smarter Than Those Who Don’t

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I admit it: I talk to my pets. I even have a different voice for each one. My non-animal friends think it’s silly and more than a little crazy to carry on these one-sided conversations. But Nicholas Epley, professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago, disagrees. He feels it’s perfectly normal to engage in […]

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Kitten Found Hiding Under Car – Neighbor Sat With Her Until Help Arrived

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A kitten was found under a car and wouldn’t come out. The car owner sat with her until help arrived. Sparkle Cat Rescue Last Monday, Kaya, a volunteer of Sparkle Cat Rescue (in Burlington, North Carolina) was contacted about a stray kitten found under a neighbor’s car. She rushed downstairs and discovered her neighbor sitting […]

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One-eyed Kitten Found on the Street Turns into the Sweetest Purrito

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A kitten was brought to a shelter with one bad eye and a lot stacked up against her, but she never gave up. Chatons Orphelins Montréal A Good Samaritan found a tiny kitten alone in a neighborhood of Montreal, Canada. They noticed one of her eyes was wounded. The tiny bundle of fur who was […]

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Dog Always Walks Alongside Her Grandma To Make Sure She’s OK

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Lollipop was found when she was 8 months old, wandering around all alone near a car wash. Not wanting her to run into the nearby busy road, some men working there tied her up and proceeded to hang out with her all day, falling more in love with her by the minute. When Cathy Officee stopped […]

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