March 31, 2014
animal rights, animals, blissfully snuggling, cat is positively thrilled, cat. little feline, few days apart, igor purlantov, moo
It seems that after spending a few days apart while her owner was on a business trip, Moo the cat was ready to be reunited. As soon as she hears the door open, the little feline starts meowing instantly and shoots down the stairs to the door, blissfully snuggling her owner’s leg and cooing as he pets her. (Requires sound for full charm.)
March 28, 2014
adam fisk, animal rights, animals, hammerhead shark, igor purlantov, images, kayaker, palm beach, shark takes kayaker on two hour ride
The hammerhead shark and kayaker showdown on Sunday was captured on video by the kayaker’s head-mounted camera and includes some underwater images of the hammerhead shark. Since 22-year-old kayaker Adam Fisk was concerned about the battery life of the camera, he only captured about six minutes of the two-hour ride, according to a March 27, The Palm Beach Post report.
March 27, 2014
abba jesus, americans, animal rights, animals, deer creek canyon, do exotic animals belong in california, five white tigers, igor purlantov, kangaroos, lemurs, malibu, santa monica mountains, ventura county planning commission
We Americans are keepers of many things — in this particular matter, I can’t bring myself to use the word “own” — toasters that sear the image of Jesus on our bread and ticket stubs from Abba concerts, not to mention kangaroos, lemurs, muntjac deer, potbellied pigs, lions, capuchin monkeys, cobras, pythons, and white tigers. Exotic animals were in the news here in Ventura County last week, the Ventura County Planning Commission denying exotic animal trainer Irena Hauser’s application to house up to five white tigers in Deer Creek Canyon, an unincorporated residential community in the Santa Monica Mountains north of Malibu.
March 26, 2014
animal rights, animals, brazilian, dogs and cats, graca pereira, igor purlantov, legislation, national council, official journal, plastic surgery, rio de janeiro, rio to ban cosmetic surgery, veterinary medicine
Lawmakers in Rio de Janeiro, where plastic surgery is all the rage, have approved draft legislation banning cosmetic surgery for dogs and cats, Brazilian media said Wednesday. Conservative lawmaker Graca Pereira is behind the move to ban procedures such as tail docking — the cutting off of part of an animal’s tail — and removal of cat claws, as well as ear cropping for dogs. Last July, Brazil’s national council of veterinary medicine published a resolution in its official journal urging such procedures be made illegal and that vets performing them be struck off the register.
March 25, 2014
2001, animal control shelter, igor purlantov, in just one day, june 11, kittens, new york, no kill, sheltering, tompkins county, twelve years ago, we saved thousands of animals
Twelve years ago on June 11, 2001, the No Kill sheltering movement went from the theoretical to the real. As I drove into the parking lot for the first time as the head of the open admission animal control shelter in Tompkins County, New York, an agency which took in all animals for the 10 towns and cities that made up the County, I was met at the front door by a truck driver with five kittens he didn’t want.
March 24, 2014
animal rights, animals, baldwin park animal shelter, dachshund left at shelter, dog, elderly couple, heartbreaking note, igor purlantov, los angeles, vet
An elderly couple who left their 13 ½ year old Dachshund tied outside of the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter near Los Angeles with a note asking for him to put to sleep because they could not afford to care for him will be reunited with the dog. The heartbreaking note reads, “Our dog is 13 1/2 years old he is sick starting yesterday with bloody stools, vomiting. Had a skin disease for a few years. We are both seniors, sick with no money. We cannot pay for vet bills, or to put him to sleep. He has never been away from us in all those years, he cannot function without us, please put him to sleep.”
Curated by Igor Purlantov
March 21, 2014
animal rights, animals, bottlenose dolphin, gadren eel cove, hawaii, igor purlantov, injured dolphin approaches diver for help, kailua-kona, keller laros, martina wing
During a night dive last January at Gadren Eel Cove in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; a bottlenose dolphin caught in a fishing line approached scuba diver Keller Laros for help. The dolphin’s left pectoral fin was stuck, wrapped around fishing line with a hook embedded into its body. Laros, who was equipped with scissors, was able to free his fellow mammal and the amazing rescue was caught on film by Martina Wing.