Millie the cat has been climbing ever since she was a kitten on her owner Craig Armstrong's shoulders. He trained her to go with him on his mountain climbing and hiking trips. Now she wears a harness and fearlessly climbs mountains and leaps on boulders.
Sometimes she's able to go off harness and climb as high as she wants.
Often she's also allowed to lead the way as her owner hikes behind her making sure she doesn't get into trouble.
This lucky cat spent one hour underwater in a sunken boat on Lake Havasu between California and Arizona and lived through it. She was tucked away in a compartment on the boat and was found by chance after the boat was taken back to shore in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The owner of the boat said she didn't belong to him so the local Humane Society took her in and named her River.
Since she isn't microchipped the humane shelter is waiting five days for any possible owners to claim her. After that time River will be up for adoption. Hopefully she can find a home much farther inland.
A passing birdwatcher was walking in the Frampton Marshes in Lincolnshire, England when he noticed a herd of cows gathered around a puddle. When he stopped to see what the fuss was about he found this 5-day-old baby seal.
The seal pup was found all alone without it's mother. The only guess to how it got in the middle of a cow field is a nearby creek.
Fortunately the orphaned seal was rescued with the help of local seal sanctuary. This baby has a lot of weight to gain to be back in good shape but she is expected to recover and be rehabilitated into the wild.
It's an unfortunate fact that many animal shelters euthanize the animals they are unable to care for if they haven't been adopted. These two dogs were next on the list so a picture of the dogs hugging each other with a plea for help was posted on the Angels Among Us Pet Rescue Facebook page. Thanks to a gracious foster home and a helpful internet community these puppies were saved! According to a follow up to the original post it took only two hours and six minutes (they counted) to find these pups a good home. Now they'll have a whole family to hug!
A man in Canada fought off a cougar to save his dog's life. When the cougar took hold of his adorable dachshund he punched it in the face so that it would let the dog go. This kind of bravery might seem foolhardy but experts say he was right to fight back. Thanks to his decision to stand his ground both the man and the dog are alive and safe.
"Pet dogs" raised by Chinese man for 2 years turn out to be bears
How hard is it to distinguish between dogs and bears? It took a Chinese man two years to realize that the two "pet dogs" he'd raised are actually Asian black bears.Posted by Xinhua News Agency on Thursday, July 2, 2015
A Chinese man bought two puppies that he was told would grow up to become good watch dogs. For two years he took care of them as they grew and acted differently than other dogs. He finally discovered that they were not dogs, but protected Asian black bears when he visited a wildlife exhibit featuring the threatened species of bear. Fortunately he was able to contact the forestry police who found the bears a more suitable home.