An animal shelter in Maricopa County, Arizona, has a program where you can spend your 4th of July comforting the animals and keeping them calm during the loud fireworks.
Sylvester Stallone kept the two turtles, “Cuff” and “Link” from the 1976 movie Rocky, and they are still alive today at 44.
A family in China adopted what they thought was a dog and raised it for 2 years, only to find out it was an Asiatic black bear. They reportedly couldn’t figure out why the dog kept growing. It turns out that sort of mix-up happens fairly often.
Wild birds in Australia can be heard swearing, having learned the words from escaped pets.
Pet dogs were banned in Reykjavík, Iceland for sixty years. Even today, owning a pet dog there requires special permits, hence cats are the pet of choice. The dog ban was issued in 1924, at a time when the population of Iceland was overwhelmingly rural and Reykjavík was still a small, but rapidly growing fishing town. Reykjavík was facing an acute housing shortage at the time, and as people lived in overcrowded apartments the city authorities reasoned that banning dogs would make the situation somewhat more bearable.
Vegans in Australia almost killed their pet kitten when they tried to turn the poor feline into a vegan. The kitten was fed rice milk , pasta, potatoes which made it critically ill. However, it was fortunately brought into the vets where it recovered fully under a diet of meat and a drip.
Pets are not necessarily as happy as many pet owners would hope, that you may be doing your pet a favor by making them work for food, and that it is important to play with pets to avoid boredom.
93% of dog owners in the U.S. say their dog has made them a better person in at least one way, a study found.
President John Quincy Adams owned an alligator which he kept in the White House.
Some Saudi Arabian cities have banned walking your dog or cat because it enhances contact between men and women.