Forced to face freezing temperatures, an unlikely pair bond together, proving that love really has no bounds.
A Chihuahua was discovered on the evening of February 28th nursing an abandoned kitten outside of a family’s home in Barstow, California. Nicknamed Beignet (Chihuahua) and Gumbo (kitten) in honor of Mardi Gras, they were rescued after neighbors heard noises outside.
The comfort and love they provided for one another during their time of abandonment is absolutely inspiring. “They love each other. That’s all there is to it. It’s not complicated. They needed each other and they were there for each other,” said Labeth Thompson from Helen WoodWard Animal Center.
A Family of Two
The pair are now being treated at Helen Woodward Animal Center, where they will be fixed, dewormed, vaccinated, and microchipped.
“This incredible little family really demonstrates the pure hearts of the orphan animals we meet each day.” said LaBeth Thompson
Beignet & Gumbo’s official search for a forever home will begin as soon as both are well. Currently Beignet and Gumbo are living in a special critter villa together. According to Helen WoodWard Animal Center, they spend 95% of the day snuggling together! We hope Beignet and Gumbo will find their forever home together soon.
In 1983, Patti Moran was laid off from her job and, in a move that would later become a watershed moment for pet care professionals, decided to start her own pet-sitting business right out of her home. 21 years later, Pet Sitters International is one of the largest institutions in pet sitting education and certification.
In honor of Professional Pet Sitters Week (PPSW), we are taking a closer look at this necessary profession, and more specifically, the way in which the internet now makes it possible to find a reputable person to look after our precious pets. These are five of the best websites for finding a pet sitter or dog walker. Continue Reading →
Some cats may have 9 lives, but a cat in La Bégude de Mazenc, a village of 1,500 in southern France, has just saved 11 lives.
Meatball, a striped tabby, alerted her pet parent Alexandra Marlin to a fire that started in the middle of the night by scratching on the floor of her sleeping roost, the attic above the bedroom. When Marlin woke and opened the attic door, she found thick smoke. Continue Reading →
A couple of pooches were taking, “If pets had thumbs day,” just a little too when seriously last week when they took their owner’s pickup truck for a rush hour joyride just outside Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Luna and Rosco, a Yellow Lab and Border Collie, accidentally put the truck into gear and cruised three blocks down a four-lane highway along the Arkansas River. According the authorities, the out of control vehicle narrowly missed joggers and oncoming traffic as it barreled down a hill before crashing into the river bed. Continue Reading →
This weekend, hundreds of celebrities will gather for the 86th Academy Awards, and millions of us will be watching to see who takes home the top prizes, who speechifies a little too long, and who charms us with their acceptance.