Animals

The exhausted mastiff had to be carried down a Utah mountain by a search and rescue squad.
The mourning woman shared the sweet and serendipitous tale in a viral Twitter thread.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law prohibiting the sale and manufacture of new fur products statewide.
Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin encouraged puppy Poke to "enjoy that Bling-Bling lifestyle" with her new family.
Don't worry -- the mama and her young were safely escorted out of the Lake Tahoe home by the BEAR League, a local group that helps bears in sticky situations.
She's fat, she's fabulous and she's the winner of Fat Bear Week 2019.
Dean-Charles Chapman on "1917" and remembering King Tommen's fallen feline friend.
The adorable animals were ready for their close-up at one San Francisco wedding.
Jill Hicks was trying to do a good deed when she plucked an animal she believed was a housecat from the side of a busy Tennessee road.
Wally Conran created the labrador-poodle hybrid in 1989 and now laments “I opened a Pandora’s box and released a Frankenstein’s monster.”
Grandpa Mason earned thousands of admirers through his affection for orphaned foster kittens.
A Sonora, California, couple had an uninvited guest who really hogged the toilet.
Cookie's veterinarian says the feline "takes up most of the table" when he comes in for a visit.
At least 10 dogs have perished from medical problems. The State Department sent more, a federal report said.
The Cirroteuthid octopus with billowing arms was caught on camera by researchers from the vessel E/V Nautilus.
The large bird had been evading would-be captors in two North Carolina counties since June.
National Mill Dog Rescue faces the threat of losing its license in what officials say is a warning to similar operations.
Six people and more than 150 cats and dogs survived after a "raging river" of water overwhelmed the Humane Society of Grand Bahama.