Latest Cosmopolitan species Stories

2009-07-08 15:22:00

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), a California-based nonprofit organization focused on reducing pet overpopulation through legislation, today reported that the total number of euthanasia of cats and dogs entering California municipal shelters increased 14.6 percent statewide - from 378,445 to 433,512 -between 2004 to 2008 based on recently released figures from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

2009-06-24 16:07:26

Minneapolis animal control authorities said a cat that has twice been impounded for attacking dogs is one of only two felines labeled potentially dangerous. Dan Niziolek, manager of Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, said Hoppy the cat, was returned to its home Tuesday after it was impounded for the

2009-06-22 12:50:00

Researchers are now warning that doctors should be aware of the risk of MRSA infection when treating people for dog and cat bites.

2009-05-06 16:30:00

Human denizens of Salt Lake City are waiting for an annual blessed event, the hatching of chicks in a peregrine falcon nest high on an office building.

2009-03-27 09:37:30

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 86,000 people are injured each year in falls caused by their cats and dogs. That's an average annual injury rate of 29.7 per 100,000 people, the agency said in a release.

2009-03-27 06:50:00

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cats and dogs are a factor in more than 86,000 serious falls each year.

2009-03-16 10:00:00

Ninth Nesting Season for Harrisburg's Female Peregrine Falcon HARRISBURG, Pa., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A live, 24-hour Web-cast of two Peregrine falcons who nest on a ledge on Pennsylvania's Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg resumed for the season today. "The popularity and notoriety of these magnificent creatures grow each year," said acting Secretary John Hanger.

2009-02-19 17:00:40

A Chinese man said he caught a 6-pound rat the size of a cat by its 12-inch tail in a residential area of the city of Fuzhou. The man, identified only as Xian, said he caught the gargantuan rodent after seeing a group of people crowding around it, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Xian said he

2008-09-18 15:42:53

Puzzled about why Fido acts the way he does? Although some pet behaviors may seem a bit odd, there is usually a sound reason for all of them.

2008-09-10 10:05:00

Thinking about adopting a perky little puppy as a friend for your fluffy cat, but worried that they’ll fight -- well, like cats and dogs?

Word of the Day
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.