Monday, May 30, 2011

Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet


We often hear about heroic warrior dogs that courageously go into battle alongside their human counterparts and assist in the most dangerous missions, including the most recent operation that took down Osama Bin Laden. But what about the everyday companion dogs that are left at home when their soldier owners go off to fight? One organization is making sure that those dogs are not forgotten.

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet was established in January 2005 by founders Linda Spurlin-Dominik and Carol Olmedo after they had learned that many soldiers were unable to find local caretakers for their pets and were relinquishing their dogs to local shelters due to a deployment. Some get adopted, while others are euthanized due to age or overcrowding.

The two Arkansas residents decided that something had to be done to help these pet owners keep their animal companions safe and cared for while they were away serving their nation. Spurlin-Dominik understood the needs, as the daughter of the late Coy H. Spurlin, who served during World War II in the “Battle of the Bulge,” and the widow of John T. Dominik, a Vietnam Era Army Veteran. She has been involved with supporting the military community, veterans, their families, and their beloved pets for more than three decades.

Read the full article on the Cesar Milan website.

Cat mom hugs baby kitten

This is one of the most precious little videos I've ever seen!

Dog with two broken legs finds owner after storm

By Liz Goodwin
Yahoo News

A scruffy Alabama terrier mix named Mason was whisked away by fierce twisters last month, prompting his owners, who lost their home in the storm, to fear the worst. But the redoubtable mutt apparently crawled back to his home days later with two broken legs in a remarkable tale of survival.

Read the full story on Yahoo News.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Challenger the Bald Eagle Music Video

"This is America" music video is truly moving. It features "Challenger", a non-releasable Bald Eagle cared for by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation. Since 1991, this majestic bird has been a free-flying educational ambassador for his recovering species in the wild. He was blown from his Louisiana nest in a storm at the age of five weeks of age... was rescued and hand-raised by well meaning people. As a result, he became human-imprinted for life.

Ultimate Dog Tease

Too adorable for words!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The world's most funny dog video

Traveling Cat

Kitty is a very adventurous cat. She is the beloved pet of American travelers Peter and Marcia Simmons, who are hiking from Miami, Florida to Ushuaia in Argentina . They are currently in Colombia . Kitty is often seen resting in Peter's backpack as they travel. They have set up a little umbrella on the backpack to shade Kitty from the sun.

Kitty is enjoying the trip as much as her owners. She often climbs on Peter's shoulder to get a better view of the new scenery. She is not at all shy about meeting new people.

If there was an award for the most adventurous cat, Kitty would be the purr-fect candidate.

The apparatus on his shoulder is a camera mounted in a way to document their travels.

To the world, you are just one more rescue person. To a rescued pet, you are the world.