Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Person Abandons Cat in 5°F Weather

Today in what the fuck is wrong with people, someone moving out of a Brooklyn building left their cat behind with two small cans of cat food. In a hallway. In 5 degree weather, amidst the polar vortex. Honestly, WHO does shit like this? Oh and it got worse for kitty before it got better. » 1/08/14 1:00pm 1/08/14 1:00pm

Woman Reunited With Lost Dog via Today Show, Then Returns Dog to Shelter

How anticlimactic would it have been if Chance, Sassy, and Shadow had trudged all the way back home only for their owners to turn them over to an animal shelter, where Shadow would probably be euthanized because he's old? Pretty anticlimactic is the answer you're groping for, although that sort of ending would teach… » 4/24/12 10:00am 4/24/12 10:00am

Adorable Adoptable Animals in Accessories Will Make Your Eyes Leak

Photographer Richard Phibbs has once again leant his talents to the Humane Society of New York, taking snapshots adoptable animals so potential "forever homes" can see their possible "fur buddies" in the best possible light. Doesn't that phrase "forever home" just make you want to lose your shit? Anyway, here are a… » 1/23/12 5:40pm 1/23/12 5:40pm

People Are Prejudiced Against Black Animals

Many shelter workers say black dogs and cats are harder to find homes for. Possible reasons: superstition against black cats, the fact that black animals can be difficult to photograph, and negative portrayals of black animals in pop culture. Says Mike Arms, president of the Helen Woodward Animal Center, "If you think… » 10/07/11 6:45pm 10/07/11 6:45pm