Losing a pet can be incredibly difficult. They’re part of the family and we care for them with all of our hearts. When they’re old and hurting, however, it’s time to let them go. One woman and her husband lost their dog about a year ago, and they thought about getting another to fill up their lives with doggie love. They just weren’t ready,...

We’ve all been to one of those local wildlife sanctuaries, and unfortunately, they can seem more than a little bit sketchy. While zoos are more highly regulated, smaller locations that operate as part petting zoo can be more questionable. Reports from these tourist attractions often say the animals don’t have enough room or that they look ragged and run-down....

I’ve witnessed a few school fights in my day, and they’re never pretty. Usually the two hotheads involved whack each other a few times before some teachers step in to break them apart. After a few days’ suspension, both participants are back and part of the school ecosystem once more. In a recent brawl at a school in Argentina, however, things got...

On August 11 last summer, a 12-year-old boy was found near railroad tracks in Galien Township, Michigan, a day after he was reported missing. He weighed only 47 pounds. After being taken to a doctor because of his shocking condition, he was found to be dehydrated and bruised, with all his ribs showing. He had a cut lip and even had old cigarette burns on his body....

Feral animals put shelters in a really tough situation. These animals have lived on their own their entire lives and they’re often not used to trusting humans. Confining them can result in destructive behaviors. Unfortunately, many animal shelters don’t have the time or resources to resocialize feral animals, so they often wind up getting euthanized. Animal...

Growing up in the northeast, I was intimately familiar with the terror deer can cause motorists. From a young age, I knew that drivers had to keep their eyes peeled for any animals that would jump out into the road, and deer were enemy #1. No one wants to accidentally kill an animal, but hitting a deer could also completely total your car. The skittish woodland creatures...

Whether you’ve found the love of your life or you’re still on the hunt for prince charming, chances are you’ve kissed a few frogs along the way. Navigating the world of dating is anything but a perfect science and you’re bound to have a bad date or two. Between the nervous sweating and forced small talk, no date is perfect, but only a few can...

Technology has given children easy access to way more information than we had when we were little. These days, plenty of information is just a few clicks away from kids who are old enough to spell even the most basic words. It goes without saying that a solid chunk of online content just isn’t suitable for children, and if you’re anything like me, there’s...

Parents can’t be expected to be perfect all the time. Everyone messes up as they try to navigate parenthood, moms and dads alike, so we should cut them some slack. That said, what this guy did to retrieve a stray balloon that had gotten trapped on the ceiling is…well…a little unorthodox to say the least. Instead of batting the thing down with a broom,...

Most people would probably be frozen in fear if they saw a stranger jump into their car and try to drive away, but not this lady! Melissa Smith was recently filling up her tank at a gas station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when a man jumped out of a nearby car and into hers in just a few seconds. Not willing to part with her beloved vehicle, she didn’t have to think...