Category Archives: Heartwarming Animal Stories

Giant Bunny Travels On United To Meet New ‘Celebrity’ Owner’ — But Dies En Route

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*United Airlines has yet another PR nightmare on its hands. Only last month was the airline criticized and caught on camera for violently dragging Dr. David Dow down the aisle; knocking out some of his teeth, and causing him a concussion, all because of an overbooked flight. Now it appears a huge rabbit named Simon, who at 3 feet (his father Darius was 4 ft.), could have easily been on its way to becoming  the largest bunny in the world, has died mysteriously while en route to its new owner. The pet’s fatal flight had originated at London’s Heathrow Airport, en route to Chicago’s O’Hare airport.

Not a good look at all, United Airlines.

The rabbit’s breeder, 65-year-old Annette Edwards, from Worcestershire is shocked at the animal’s demise, and told the media that the rabbit, who was found dead in the cargo-hold upon arrival in the states, was fine when he was boarded on the plane. Continue reading

Not A Good Look, Sea World! Polar Bear Dies Of ‘Broken Heart’

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*Looks like SeaWorld’s decision to stop breeding orca whales was only the beginning of their troubles. Now they’ve got some explaining to do after an otherwise healthy, yet aged polar bear died unexpectedly — only days after its “best friend” was sent away to breed more polars.

According to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) says a polar bear named Szenja, 21, “gave up” and “died from a broken heart” within days after “Snowflake” the female polar bear that she shared a space with for 20 years, was shipped away.

Szenja was born in captivity and had lived in SeaWorld’s Wild Arctic exhibit since the 1990s. Continue reading

Locals Allegedly Find Body of Missing Man ‘Inside’ Giant Python (Look!)

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Don’t shoot the messenger! Another weird snake story that just popped up out of nowhere. According to the French news agency, AFP, the family of 25-year-old Akbar became worried when he didn’t return home from a trip to harvest palm oil.

When locals got wind of this, they went to the area where the man was last suspected to be and became disturbed by what they found. The area was strewn with identifiable items belonging to Akbar.

…and a big, fat, sluggish python. Continue reading

Woman’s Pet Snake Gets Stuck in Her…WHAT? (Watch)

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*You’ve seen those people, usually rockers, who have those super-huge holes in their earlobes, right? Personally, I think its disgusting; but its just that, a personal preference.

I mean, its so BIG. 

Which brings me to the incredible nature of this story. A woman in Portland, Ashley, was playing with her pet snake “Bart.” Actually she was trying to take a selfie with it. She was showing it off to the camera and everything. Then the most ridiculous thing happened…

The snake slithered into that big gaping hole in her ear…AND GOT STUCK! Continue reading

Man Duct Tapes Dog’s Mouth So She’ll Stop Barking…And Look What Happens (To Both of Them!)

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William Dodson

*I’m starting to think my boss likes to torture me. Why else would he send these stories my way? He knows the compassion I  exude for animals, especially wounded ones, sometimes appear to outweigh my feelings towards humans. Why then must I, we, learn of yet one more muthaf*cker hurting an innocent animal?

Only THIS could make me use THAT word!

And to add insult to injury, it was just because she barked.

Yet here he is. The A-hole from Charleston, North Carolina named William Dodson, who, on May 27, 2015, chose to tightly wind duct tape around the then-15-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix’s snout, nine times, to quiet her natural instinct to bark.

As if this wasn’t enough, he chained her.

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Fortunately, the dog was able to escape; but it took 36 hours before she was rescued, wandering the streets near Dodson’s home.

Even more fortunate, she was rescued by a veterinarian. Continue reading

See Kong and Brie Larson’s Tank Top On As Big A Screen As You Can Find

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*Back in the old days, you had to wait for summer for a cinematic summer blockbuster. Sounds reasonable, right? Well, thanks to Kong: Skull Island, summer has arrived — at the movies, at least — a few months early.

It only took 84 years for Hollywood to make a worthy successor to the original King Kong. which terrified audiences when it debuted in 1933 as one of Tinsel Town’s first “talkies.” No, I was NOT there…but I’m told theaters had to hire medical professionals to be on hand during screenings, as audiences members routinely fainted when Kong showed up on screen.

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Successors to the king’s throne have always fallen a little short. 1933’s Son Of Kong was cute but not thrilling, the 1976 version was downright cheesy (with a guy in an ape suit in the title role), and Peter Jackson’s 2005 version improved upon the special effects of the original but never found Kong’s heart. And let’s not even mention 1962’s awful King Kong vs. Godzilla.

This time around, they finally got it right. Kong: Skull Island debuts just a week before Hollywood will trot out another “beauty and the beast” tale that’s as old as time, but THIS beast isn’t singing Alan Menken tunes. Continue reading

This Jack Russell Terrier Didn’t Win the Prize, But Got All the Attention (Watch!)

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“Olly”

*Animals. You’ve gotta love ’em. I ran across a video where dogs were doing some sort of competition. One dog, a Jack Russell Terrier named “Olly” obviously didn’t get the memo that this is a competition and decided to do his own thing.

What a hoot! The poor trainer, or guider, or whatever you call the person eventually just gave up.

But it was the hysterical Face-plant (you’ll understand after watching the video below) and what followed that will have you rolling.

The only thing funnier than the little dog himself, is the British narrator.  Continue reading

This French Bulldog Vocalizes His Joy About Full Body Massage (Watch)

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*By now you may have guessed, I’m quite the animal lover. We have two Pitt-Bull mixes, a male and female, who were rescued from Linda Blair’s shelter. Yes, that Linda Blair.

I regularly give our doggies massages, and they adore me for it. But they now become quite spoiled and expect it. Even as I have become more lazy about giving it.

So I got a real kick out of watching this French bulldog on the massage table. There is no doubt he is totally enjoying the treat.

I’ve even put words to it. Continue reading