The cat that came back for Christmas – seven years later

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Berlin family overjoyed as Miko returns home after going missing in 2008

A family from the Charlottenburg [neighbourhood] this year experienced a Christmas story with a particularly ‘happy ending’,” a local association for the protection of animals announced on Saturday. “They learned on Christmas day that their cat, Miko, had been found – seven years later,” said the group, which runs a refuge for animals where the cat was identified. Read more…

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Night milk: milk taken from cows at night might be the sleep aid you need

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As anyone who has suffered from insomnia knows well, drinking a glass of warm milk doesn’t always help. But it might, a new study reports, if the milk is taken from a cow at night.

According to an animal study in the Journal of Medicinal Food, night milk – literally milk collected from a cow at night – contains high amounts of tryptophan and melatonin, supplements proven to aid sleep and reduce anxiety. Read more…

Rescued Pig Breaks Into Cow Pen for Kisses, Too Cute!

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Although you would never guess from this video, our cow-loving pig friend Luciano, featured above, was rescued by Santuario Igualdad Interespecie just before he could become someone’s holiday meal. When he first came to the sanctuary, he was afraid of people but quickly opened up once he got some good grub and TLC from sanctuary staff. Now he comes running at the sound of human footsteps like an eager little puppy.

Meet the dogs who can sniff out cancer better than some lab tests

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Great Story on Lucy who learned to sniff out bladder, kidney and prostate cancer, and was even used in a study. Over the years, she has been able to detect cancer correctly more than 95% of the time. That’s better than some lab tests used to diagnose cancer.

Now, Lucy is part of one of the largest clinical trials of canine cancer detection. A British organization, Medical Detection Dogs, has eight dogs sniff out 3,000 urine samples from National Health Service patients to see whether they can discern who has cancer and who doesn’t. Read more…

 

Rusian Tiger befriends brave goat instead of eating it.

We all play with our food sometimes, but rarely does it become our best friend.

Timur the goat was placed in the cage of a Siberian tiger – also known as an Amur tiger – at Russia’s Primorsky Safari Park as a meal for the striped predator. Instead, the big cat has started hanging out with the goat, reports The Huffington Post. Read more…