‘Pet flippers’ prey on lost dogs, heartbroken owners

Police say criminals are finding lost dogs and, instead of returning them, are selling them for a quick buck. It’s a heartless new crime called “pet flipping” — and police fear it’s growing.Case in point: This summer, Leisa Waggoner’s dog Rosie, a cute and feisty schnauzer, got lost on the streets of Indianapolis. Desperate, Waggoner posted flyers all over the neighborhood. When she went to a lost… Continue reading

Video of firefighter rescuing kitten goes viral

While luck wasn’t on Lucky the kitten’s side, the tiny feline has been immortalized, thanks to a viral video.Last month, a Fresno firefighter spotted the apparently lifeless Lucky on the floor of a burning apartment, and his helmet-cam captured him tenderly reviving the kitten with an oxygen mask, water, and a gentle massage. Since the owners weren’t around at the time, Lucky was taken to the loca… Continue reading