Thursday, November 22, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Animal hospitals are caring for koalas that were injured in a massive brush fire in Australia. Some of the rescued animals have burned paws and singed fur. It is a really sad sight, good thing animal hospitals are helping them.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Rachael Ray donates $500,000 to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to help pets and families who are hit by Superstorm Sandy and now struggling to cope.
The Emmy-winning chef said Friday that her pet food brand, Nutrish, is also shipping 4 tons of wet and dry dog food for Sandy animals, and her Yum-o! organization is donating $100,000 to City Harvest and the Food Bank for New York City.
"When you make your living in food, you have to give back in the same way," she said.
The ASPCA had rescued more than 250 animals and treated or provided supplies to nearly 6,000 in New York City and Long Island. It will use the money to lease a building that can be used as a central shelter for Sandy animals and to continue searching for lost pets, provide mobile veterinary services and hand out supplies.
The donation is the largest single gift made by Rachael's Rescue, whose nearly $4 million in donations to date are funded by the sale of Nutrish products.
"I hope this becomes a center of very happy endings," Ray said.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Cute little panda cub from San Diego Zoo.
The cute little panda cub was born July 29 and have not yet been named. He will be named later on to follow the 100 days old Chinese panda-naming tradition.
Public vote will decide on one of six suggested names for the panda: Qi Ji (Miracle), Yu Di (Raindrop), Da Hai (Big Ocean or Big Sea), Xiao Liwu (Little Gift), Yong Er (Brave Son) or Shui Long (Water Dragon).
The zoo will announce the winning name in a ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
The cub was born to Bai Yun (White Cloud), the panda mom that has given birth to five other cubs at the San Diego Zoo. Four of those offspring were moved to China to join the country's giant panda conservation and breeding program. The previous cub born to Bai Yun was a male named Yun Zi (Son of Cloud). He remains in San Diego and celebrated his third birthday in August.
Researchers estimate only 1,600 giant pandas are left in the wild, and scientists maintain that captive breeding is an important way for them to study and conserve the endangered species.