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Another reason science rules: Those puppy dog eyes are just for you!

You know those people who try to tell you that your pet doesn’t really love you or only uses you for food? You know how you want to just tell them “shut up” because you know your fur-kid loves you? Now, you can tell them to “shut up” with science because a new study on...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 4:15pm

Cuomo bans use of elephants in circus and entertainment acts across state

Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned the use of elephants in entertainment acts like circuses and carnivals within the state of New York on Thursday. The act was adopted this past spring after reports of curelty against elephants by circus trainers surfaced. Cuomo’s Elephant Protection Act comes on...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:12am

What are the 'rattiest' cities in the US?

Autumn is many people’s favorite season, but fall isn’t just all about picturesque pumpkin patches, apple cider and cozy sweaters — it's also a time for rat infestations. With the change in temperature comes an increase in vermin invasions, according to Orkin. The...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:23pm

Bronx man who slammed puppy on floor leading to leg amputation going to jail

A Bronx man pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after he abused a puppy, including slamming her against the floor causing a leg injury resulting in amputation. Roberto Martinez, 25, of the 900 block of Leggett Avenue will be sentenced to a year in jail, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:03pm

Puppies rescued from Puerto Rico will soon be up for adoption in Massachusetts

As Puerto Rico continues to reel from the devastating Hurricane Maria, New England shelters are rescuing animals from the island, including the MSPCA, which just recovered eight dogs, including five puppies. The three adult dogs and five puppies, which are between 8 and 9 weeks old, are currently...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:49am

Bill would fine those who wrongly say their pets are service dogs

A bill aims to crack down on fake service dogs, and those who train such animals will gather at the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday for a hearing. For those who have certain disabilities, service dogs are an essential part of life and need to be with them everywhere they go. While any dog...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 3:37pm

Bunny infestation overruns Boston

An infestation of urban-dwelling creatures usually causes people to gag or get the frights, but one furry city animal is taking over Boston's terrain – and winning its residents' hearts. Boston is known to be home to many creatures people look to avoid: Rats, squirrels, mice,...

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 4:58pm

Backed by NRA, the Trump administration seeks to end bans on hunting in national parks

Backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the Department of the Interior wants to eliminate regulations on hunting bears and wolves in Alaskan wildlife preserves, essentially converting the parks into taxpayer-funded, free-fire game ranches. Esquire UK points out that such a ranch is where...

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 4:56pm

For The Ark at JFK, every day is National Dog Day

Saturday may be National Dog Day, but at The Ark at JFK, it’s always dog day — and cat day and horse day and ... you get the idea. Since the world’s first privately owned animal terminal opened in January, it’s housed hundreds of critters, but dogs are the most common...

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:46am

Cape Cod politician suggests killing great white sharks, experts denounce plan

After recent reports of shark sightings close to the Cape Cod shore, one politician there is proposing a “mitigation strategy” that would involve catching and killing great whites to ensure public safety. Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty's announcement of his proposed...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:59am

This is the worst Tinder date EVER

Have you seen this dog? Maggie the 2-year-old Maltese was hanging out with her puppy-sitter in New Jersey when someone swiped her. Perhaps the photo we should be looking at is the suspect’s — he must have at least one on his Tinder profile. Police in Leonia, New Jersey, are looking...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 6:52pm

Want to know what your cat is feeling? Look at his booty

Cats and dogs are our favorite pets, and their behaviors are frequently compared. However, dogs are more bonded to people, thus cats stand out with their independence and sometimes indifference. This often means felines have a reputation of being isolated and even treacherous animals. But maybe...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 5:10pm

Video: Shark attacks seal off Cape Cod

Beachgoers who tried to enjoy Cape Cod’s Nauset beach on Monday got more than a summer day on the sand and views of the eclipse. The beach day turned frightening as swimmers saw a shark attack a seal only yards away from the shore. The shark took a fatal bite of the seal, turning the water...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:25am

Breakthrough in gene editing gives hope to organ transplant waitlist

More than 117,000 Americans are currently on a transplant wait-list and 22 people die every day awaiting a match, according to federal figures. A scientific advance using genetically edited piglets could lower the fatality rate and make using pig organs, similar to our own, a common practice....

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 5:14pm

Cambridge bans sales of commercially-bred pets

Cambridge has banned the retail sale of a variety of pets raised in “puppy mill” conditions in what may be the most inclusive such law in the country. Cambridge City Council approved the ban Monday night in an 8 to 1 vote, which will prohibit the sale of mammals (including dogs and...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 1:08pm

Red Line passenger brought a snake onto the train

MBTA riders Monday evening were met with a slithering surprise when they saw a pet snake on a Red Line train. One woman snapped a video of the snake while it was being held by a seated passenger. Anne Keane, rightly so, was a bit shocked to see the animal so out-and-about.  She said the...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 9:49am

Report claims anti-vaxxers on a whole 'nother level, fear vaccines cause autism in their pets

Rumor has it the anti-vaccine movement in Brooklyn has gone full-blown cray. Pets are a part of our families, but are some anti-vaxxers in the borough of hipsters and flagels refusing to vaccinate their pets because they are worried about autism in their animals? Veterinarians in the most...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 5:06am

PHOTOS: Crushing illegal ivory trade one trinket at a time

The dozens of elephants that are killed on a daily basis due to ivory poaching were ceremoniously avenged in Central Park on Thursday. Nearly 2 tons of confiscated tusks, trinkets and jewelry worth around $8 million — and representing more than 100 elephants — were placed onto a...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:28pm

Tortoise thief turns self in: Police

The culprit behind a tortoise-napping from a Queens environmental center turned himself in Tuesday, police said. Shawn Waters, a 36-year-old Queens resident, was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property after surrendering to police at the 111th Precinct in Bayside....

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 11:48am

Man brings massive peacock on NYC subway, nobody seems concerned

If you’re a New Yorker, pretty much nothing will surprise you, except for some reason that one raccoon on the NYC subway. Well, that sure as heck held true on the subway last week when a man brought a peacock on the train and a Tweet revealed the subway car’s general lack of care or...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 4:14pm