Hero Dog Lunges in Front Of Bus to Protect His Blind Owner

Brace yourselves for the river of cryface you are about to endure. A legally-blind woman from Putnam County, New York named Audrey Stone was crossing the street with her service dog, Figo, when a mini school bus began coming towards them. Figo sensed danger and immediately moved from the right side of Stone to her… » 6/09/15 11:45pm 6/09/15 11:45pm

Even Military Dogs Are Being Diagnosed With PTSD

We know that many soldiers are returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder, but they're not the only ones disturbed by what they've seen in war zones. The concept is new, but military veterinarians say they're diagnosing service dogs with PTSD and even developing treatments, even… » 12/02/11 9:30am 12/02/11 9:30am

Woman Fights To Keep Injured Therapy Kangaroo

An Oklahoma woman is seeking an exemption from the Broken Arrow City Council to keep her therapeutic pet, even though there's a small possibility that he'll grow to more than 7-feet tall and become violent. Christie Carr, who suffers from depression, developed a bond with Irwin, a baby kangaroo, after he ran into a… » 4/03/11 8:58pm 4/03/11 8:58pm

Therapeutic Iguanas And Other Questionable Service Animals

As of March 15, the Americans With Diabilities Act will only recognize dogs and some miniature horses as service animals, The Wall Street Journal reports. Advocated for the disabled actually lobbied the Department of Justice to narrow the definition of service animals because the number of people abusing the system is… » 2/24/11 1:38pm 2/24/11 1:38pm