Posts Tagged ‘animals’

Zoo Babies: National Zoo Welcomes Four Lion Cubs, More Coming

It's baby-birthing mania over at the National Zoo. The zoo's 5-year-old lion Shera gave birth to a litter of four cubs overnight. The first-time mom is resting comfortably with her new pests.
And that's not all, folks! Baby daddy Luke also likely knocked up Shera's sister, Nababiep, in June. She's expected to give birth sometime in [...]

Woman Finds Dog Dead in Her Sweltering Car Outside Costco, Returns Pet Supplies

When the temperature outside climbs above 100 degrees, we're always bombarded with warnings that leaving pets and children inside cars will slowly cook them to death. This woman never got the message.
A woman in Frederick County, Maryland is accused of leaving her dog inside her sweltering car as she shopped in Costco July 6, ABC [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: Dogs Fighting Doesn’t Always Mean Dog Fighting

Mace-Off: On April 8, a caller tipped off Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) to alleged dog fighting on the 1900 block of Naylor Road SE. When an officer arrived, he discovered that wasn't exactly the case. Though two dogs were locked in combat, the situation was entirely accidental. A dog had escaped from a yard and attacked another dog being [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: Click Here to Read About Decapitated Goats

Guillotined Goats: How's this for a gruesome scene? On Jan. 17, Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) officers discovered two decapitated goat corpses dumped on the side of the road in the 2600 block of Sheridan Road SE. Both goats had been hogtied. HLE says it has reason to believe the goats were killed as part of [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: Trooper Now Up for Adoption

Miracle Dog: It's official: Trooper, the pit bull duct taped into a plastic bag and left for dead in a Southeast dumpster last summer, is up for adoption. Trooper's physical and psychological wounds—likely sustained during an illegally staged dog fight—have healed enough that caretakers feel comfortable placing her with a family.
Though the dog is seeking [...]

1400 Block of King Street, Alexandria VA., March 15

Economic Turmoil Has District Birds in a Tizzy

Has anyone else noticed that the birds in this city have been acting rather strangely of late?  In the last few weeks, wherever I happen to venture after work, the trees seem to shake wildly with flocks of excited birds. I'm talking about excessive chirping, wing-fluttering, branch-vibrating, leave-falling action, all of which contributes to a [...]