Kayak Fisherman Rescues Dog Swimming Off the Coast in the Gulf of Mexico | Video

Fisherman saves dog

Just so happens that a man fishing solo off of the Siesta Key Coast in the Gulf of Mexico was running a camcorder of his fishing.  I am assuming it was to hopefully film a nice catch, and since he was fishing alone, he had to mount the camera and keep it running.  Well, what he did not expect to catch was a dog… swimming alone and completely terrified.

Here is the story according to Huffington Post as well as the video taken by the fisherman:

A fisherman kayaking on the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend made one catch he’ll never forget — a dog swimming for his life off the Siesta Key coast.

What initially seemed like a bizarre rescue actually took place following a horrific tragedy, when a drunk driver fatally struck the dog’s owner in a hit-and-run accident approximately one mile from the shore, according to ABC Action News.

Authorities told the local Patch that they found Donna Chen, 53, face down on the pavement that afternoon, while her dog, Barney, was nowhere to be seen.

Police said that the suspected driver, Blake Talman, was fleeing another crash scene when his Nissan Altima spun out of control, striking Chen and Barney, as well as some landscaping, a street sign, a telephone line, and several wooden poles lining the entrance to a church, according tot he Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Talman and his passenger were both taken to a local hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

It wasn’t until after posting the rescue video to YouTube that the kayaker connected the accident to his timely rescue.

“Our guess is that [the dog] was so freaked out and traumatized that he just wanted to get as far away from there as possible,” he wrote in the video’s description. “And when he ran out of land, he took to the water.”

The kayaker pulled the visibly distraught and injured dog to safety. He is now with the family and is expected to make a full recovery.

Talman, 22, is charged with DUI manslaughter in addition to DUI property damage and personal injury.

Here is the video recording of the rescue.  At approximately 0:26 is when you can barely see the dog’s head bobbing in the water to the right side of the video, just under the pole.

Photographer Uses Talent to Boost Dog Adoptions

Photo of dachsund up for adoption

What a WONDERFUL idea! A professional photographer is volunteering her time to take professional sitting style photos of dogs at the shelter up for adoption.

Cat inherits $13 million is now the 3rd richest animal

Cat inherits $13 million

A 4-year-old stray cat that was rescued from the streets of Rome has inherited a $13 million fortune from its owner, the wealthy widow of an Italian property tycoon.

Maria Assunta left the fortune to her beloved kitty Tommaso when she died two weeks ago at the age of 94. The feline’s newfound riches include cash, as well as properties in Rome, Milan and land in Calabria.

As her health began to fail two years ago, Assunta, who had no children, began to seek out a way to see that Tommaso was properly cared for after she died. In November 2009, she bequeathed her entire estate to the alley cat that she’d rescued.

The windfall for Tommaso places him No.3 on the list of wealthy pets, behind Kalu the chimp, whose owner left him $80 million dollars, and top dog Gunther IV, a German shepherd who inherited $372 million dollars from his father, Gunther III, the beloved companion of an eccentric German countess.

Real estate magnate Leona Helmsley famously left $12 million to her little dog Trouble, although her human descendents contested, and Trouble’s pot was cut to $2 million.

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Source: ABC

Mishka, the talking “I love you” Husky, does her first commercial

Mishka the talking husky

On February 7, 2008, the talking husky, Mishka’s owner uploaded a video of her saying “I love you,” and the video went viral.  Now the video has 62,961,525 hits. Siberian Huskies are talkers – every owner will vouch for this. Mine talked as well, and had many “sayings,” but could never master the “I love you.” Mishka has. In the “I love you” video, many attempts sound pretty close, but there is one that really stands out from the rest.

Now, Mishka has become even more famous and just recently appeared in her first commercial… a Purina Probiotic FortiFlora commercial which aired on Thanksgiving Day this year during The National Dog Show on NBC.

The commercial is below her viral “I love you” video. And below the commercial are three videos about the family’s trip to Long Island to do the shoot.

And I love you, too, Mishka!

Husky Dog Talking – ” I love you “

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Mishka the Talking Husky’s First TV Commercial!

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Mishka’s Acting Debut: On the Road & Arrival Pt.

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Mishka’s Acting Debut: At the Hotel Pt.2

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Mishka’s Acting Debut: Shoot Day Pt. 3

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Her YouTube channel: Mishka’s Dog Vlog

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Video | Beagles rescued from lab. Seeing sunlight and grass for the first time.

Beagle stepping foot on grass for the first time

This footage shows male beagles that were rescued from a California university animal testing lab seeing sunlight and stepping on grass for the first time.

The rescue mission, which happened in June, was recently followed by a much larger one from a lab in Spain. The group that undertook the cause, Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME), rescued a total of 72 dogs in the most recent effort, 32 of them having already been adopted in Europe, according to NBC Los Angeles.

ARME’s Beagle Freedom Project spokesman Gary Smith told the station that the beagles, all between ages 2 and 7, had lived in cages their entire lives.

Unfortunately, beagles’ notoriously obedient dispositions makes them ideal for experimentation. According to the Beagle Freedom Project’s website, they are the breed of choice for lab testing of pharmaceutical, household, and cosmetic products due to their ability to adapt to life in a cage and the fact that they are relatively inexpensive to feed.

When the beagles are no longer needed for research, some labs contact organizations such as ARME, who then work to find good homes for the dogs.

This heartbreaking (that soundtrack!) video was filmed back in June, when the organization brought nine beagles to Los Angeles to get a second chance at life. We dare you not to be moved by that first beagle’s initial tentative steps and soulful eyes.

ARME is a non-profit advocacy group and 501(c)(3) organization funded by tax-deductible contributions. Information on how to make a donation or adopt a beagle is available on the organization’s website.

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Source:  Time

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