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VIDEO: Patrick Stewart Fosters a Pit Bull - And Falls in Love
Offbeat  (tags: Pit Bulls, fostering, companionship, inspirational, discrimination, uk, animal advocates )

- 518 days ago -
British actor Sir Patrick Stewart was in for a pleasant surprise when he decided to foster a pit bull for the first time. The moment he was introduced to Ginger, she showed him how affectionate and gentle of a companion she is. Stewart can be heard...
VIDEO: Rats Help Raise Rescue Kittens at This Cat Cafe
Offbeat  (tags: rats, cats, companionship, animal friendship, therapy, connections, social behaviours, interesting )

- 524 days ago -
It all started when Ivory, a white rat, became a foster parent to a kitten named Ebony. Ebony suffered from an illness contagious among cats, but still needed companionship. Because rats are immune to feline leukemia, Ivory was a perfect match.
One Last Stop For Tiny Travel Companion Almost Puts Man In IrmaâEUR(TM)s Direct Path
Offbeat  (tags: cat, companionship, Hurricane Irma, awesome-pawsome kitty pics )

- 609 days ago -
As the dark clouds and strong winds of Hurricane Irma began to take hold of Miami, Reddit user danknissan started to think heâEUR(TM)d be better off on his journey up to North Carolina with a little company.
The Family Dog as We Know It Today Was Invented in the London of the 19th Century.
Offbeat  (tags: London, UK, dogs, Victorians, book, companionship )

- 1459 days ago -
Dogs have been companions to humans for tens of thousands of years. In a new book, Dr Philip Howell argues that it was the Victorians who âEUR~inventedâEUR(TM) the modern dog with a place at the heart of the family.
A Best Friend's Tale: Buddy's Loving Twist of Fate
Offbeat  (tags: humans, bonding, love, companionship, buddy, loving dog )

- 2888 days ago -
Buddy must count himself as one very lucky dog: He has known the unconditional love of not one, but two devoted humans over the course of his lifetime. Buddy has instilled his love, faith, and trust into each of his people.
Move Lucy Before Her Health Gets Worse
Offbeat  (tags: george laraque, lucy, edmonton zoo, elephant loneliness, suffering, health, sanctuary, companionship )

- 3069 days ago -
Last week, I offered Mayor Mandel $100,000 to boost unfunded city projects in exchange for the Valley Zoo's release of the solitary elephant Lucy to a sanctuary in a warmer climate. For years, Lucy has suffered severe physical and mental distress in
ACTION ALERT : Spread Christmas Cheer at An Animal Shelter!
Offbeat  (tags: homeless animals, surrended, loneliness, companionship, animal shelter, spending time, feeding, caring )

- 3099 days ago -
For thousands of unwanted pets around Australia, Christmas time isn't as festive as it should be. Dog and cat shelters will be bursting at the seams, with animals given as unwanted gifts. While people's intentions are good, it's never a good idea to give
Athens Stray Dogs Mingle at Protest Rallies
Offbeat  (tags: stray dogs, protestors, athens, companionship )

- 3299 days ago -
They roam the strees of Athens unperturbed, a blue collar around their necks indicating that they have been neutered by the city authorities. Athens' stray dogs naturally seek company. And there's no better place to find lots of it than at one of
Don't Even Think About It! The Fearless Squirrel Who Fights Off Crows Determined to Eat His Dead Friend
Offbeat  (tags: heartouching, heartbreaking, defending, his dead friend, squirrel, companionship, grief, crows )

- 3312 days ago -
Loyalty among the larger creatures of the animal kingdom is well documented. But faithfulness and friendship from a squirrel? A remarkable video has appeared showing just that, with one scaring off several crows as he protects the dead body of his
Lone Wild Horse on Wildhorse Island Gets Company
Offbeat  (tags: wild mustang, lone, relocated, companionship, friends, elderly, wildhorse island )

- 3338 days ago -
He has - or at least had - a name, the last wild horse on Wildhorse Island, though no one remembers it. He also had ribs, and they were visible through his hide. It wasn't due to lack of food.

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