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In Focus: Animals in the News

Today, we have the first of this year’s posts about the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include a locust swarm, a greyhound rescue, freeze-dried pets, a marten attacking an FC Zurich defender during a soccer match, and small aquatic animals in sealed plastic bags sold as good luck charms in China. These images and many others are part of this roundup of animals in the news from recent weeks, seen from the perspectives of their human observers, companions, captors, and caretakers, part of an ongoing series on animals in the news.

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Interspecies friendship can cause an overflowing love 

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Pwditat Loves Terfel

Terfel’s the dog’s life changed for the better when his human Judy adopted a stray cat named Pwditat, who appointed herself as the dog’s service animal and pal. Pwditat walked up to Terfel, led him and brought him out into the garden. She has continued to help the dog get around and enjoy life since ever since.

Terfel ended up spending most of his time in his basket after cataracts deprived the eight year old pup of his vision. When he did get up for a walk, he’d bump into things.

Judy let the stray cat into her home — and was amazed by what happened next.

A retired civil servant of Holyhead, North Wales, Judysaid: “I’ve never seen anything like it — most cats and dogs hate each other.

“But Pwditat immediately seemed to know that Terfel is blind.

“She uses her paws to help guide him. They are glued to each other and even sleep together now.”

Pals … Terfel & Pwditat

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“Leo the lion, Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear were found together as cubs during a police raid of a drug baron’s home in Atlanta. When the young trio moved to Noah’s Ark rescue center in Locust Grove, Ga., zookeepers decided to keep them together, and they all still live and play in their very own habitat. Visitors can watch the 1,000-pound bear, 350-pound lion and 350-pound tiger cuddle, lounge and wrestle together, and zoo Co-Founder Jama Hedgecoth says the animals are oblivious to the fact that they aren’t natural companions.”

Lion and tiger and bear, oh my!!!! 


Get Political for Animals in 2013

The Humane Society Legislative Fund believes animals deserve protection from cruelty and abuse and deserve a voice in the legislative process. We support efforts to pass humane legislation at the federal and state levels, and to help elect humane candidates to office. Only by passing more humane laws and electing more humane lawmakers will animals receive the protection they deserve.

This year holds the promise of passing critical legislation to help animals on issues like abusive puppy mills, chimpanzees warehoused in laboratories, cruel animal fighting, horse slaughter and more. But we can’t do it without your help.

Be a voice for animals. Click here to join a network of committed advocates in the fight to protect animals from cruelty and abuse. Together, we can make a big impact this year and next –- and help protect millions of animals.

This post is brought to you by The Humane Society Legislative Fund.


This broody farmyard hen was spotted sitting on a litter of kittens after they strayed in to her nest. A cat intruded on her usual nesting spot and used it to keep her kittens warm. Instead of kicking up a fuss, the bird appeared to adopt the four kittens and sat on the kittens and their mother. Husband and wife Linda and Richard Oldani captured the sight on camera at their farm in Clymer, New York.

Picture: Richard & Linda Oldani/Solent (via Pictures of the day: 3 August 2012 - Telegraph)

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Hey girl - you know I like animals. :)

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Fox and Feral Cat - Best Friends

Lake Van, Turkey

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Aren’t these photos amazing? Alexey Bednij actually collages these! The mirrored images and crisscrossing lines are mesmerizing. 

Black and White Shadow Photos Are Totally Surreal

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Cat nurses her kitten…and 4 orphaned hedgehogs, too

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Have a great weekend, everyone.  Catch you Monday!

An Elephant meets a sea lion by  Michael Durham via The Oregon Zoo


Morning, everyone!  It’s Heidi, back here on Tumblr.  What a week it has been, right? 

To get your Friday started, a little photo teaser for what we’ll be talking about today. Any guesses?

Photo by rachel.grace

Must…reblog… :)


“Snuggling with a baby walrus feels like being pinned under a warm, very chubby person who is wearing a damp velour jumpsuit that smells faintly, almost pleasantly, like low tide.” (via Animal Tracks/

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North Dakota Pets Rally to Fight Animal Cruelty

There are only two states in the U.S. that don’t recognize animal cruelty as a serious crime: North and South Dakota. A measure on the ballot this November seeks to change that in North Dakota.

Pets of all stripes have come out in support of Measure 5, which would make extreme animal cruelty to dogs, cats and horses a felony in the state.

If your pet supports this measure, you can upload his pic here.


The front page article in The New York Times’s science section talks about the “one health” or “one medicine” movement, which recognizes the connections between animal medicine, human medicine, and the environment they share.

Reminds me a lot of Zoobiquity by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, in which the authors argue that animals can teach us much about the human body and mind. If you were as absorbed by the Times’s article as I was, dip into an excerpt from Zoobiquity.