Pets

Pets

Pet Vet: Cat scratch fever: Why Beemer is losing his hair

Terry from Modesto takes care of Beemer, a 6-year-old cat that spends most of his time in the house. Terry works from home, spending a lot of time with Beemer, and has noticed over the past couple of weeks that he has developed some hair loss along his back. His skin in the area also feels bumpy when Terry pets Beemer. He is apparently healthy in every other respect with no change in his appetite or activity and he is as playful as ever.

Pets

Penguin love triangle at Shedd Aquarium

At the Shedd Aquarium, Magellanic and rockhopper penguins are in the midst of creating perfect love nests using twigs and rocks in preparation for mating season. But a twist has developed.

Nation & World

Freedom for Hoover the tiger after a life spent in a circus cage

A video released by Animal Defenders International tells the remarkable story of Hoover the tiger, saved from a circus in Peru, where he was secretly filmed being trained with whips and sticks and living in a small cage. Hoover is now living in natural woodland with his own pool and next to other tigers at Big Cat Rescue in Florida.

Local

Wanted: Help for rescued chinchillas

The KC Pet Project and the Kansas City Animal Shelter are asking for donations to help feed and care for 25 chinchillas rescued over the weekend from a breeder’s home after care deteriorated.

Pets

Vincent the cat gets very rare prosthetic legs

Vincent the cat was brought into the Story County Animal Shelter with injured hind legs. He later ended up at Iowa State veterinary hospital, where Dr. Mary Sarah Bergh and veterinary orthopedics company BioMedtrix, decided to design implants that could be inserted into the femur bones of Vincent's legs and come out through the skin. Dr. Bergh estimates fewer than 25 animals in the world have ever had a similar surgery. Vincent walks around well now and his back legs will continue to be lengthened until they are as long as his front legs.

Videos

Teen and dog form world-championship winning diving duo

Sydney Gersich and her dock diving whippet, Spitfire, are winning world championships despite just taking up the crowd-pleasing sport.
Tony Overman The Olympian
Teen and dog form world-championship winning diving duo 2:04

Teen and dog form world-championship winning diving duo

Westminster dog show features new breeds 1:17

Westminster dog show features new breeds

Pot-bellied pig on the loose at Texas gas station 1:29

Pot-bellied pig on the loose at Texas gas station

Freedom for Hoover the tiger after a life spent in a circus cage 5:18

Freedom for Hoover the tiger after a life spent in a circus cage