She spent $35,000 searching for her lost dog

Animals
Humpbacks are invading New York City! Maybe they want to sing on Broadway. Humpback whales, the gigantic, endangered mammals known for their haunting underwater songs, have been approaching New York City in greater numbers. Naturalists aboard whale-watching boats have seen humpbacks in the Atlantic Ocean ... - Posted on December 17, 2014
Chilled sea turtles head south for a “warm up” Marine biologists have flown dozens of endangered sea turtles from Cape Cod, Mass., to Galveston, Texas. The turtles are being treated for hypothermia. The 50 Kemp's ridley sea turtles are a critically endangered species. They were shocked by cold temperatures in the waters ... - Posted on December 12, 2014
Horses bring love and laughter to hospital patients Though it may sound like one, this is no joke: Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital. Doctors and patients did double-takes when the equine visitors ambled down corridors in the pediatric unit at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center. Wide-eyed youngsters hooked up... - Posted on December 10, 2014
Birds you see everyday are not safe from extinction Pigeons today are so common that you’d think they are indestructible. But think again. The pigeon you find practically all over the world today is the Rock Dove (Columba livia). It comes from the same family as the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius). Passenger Pigeo... - Posted on December 5, 2014
Does your dog need a massage? Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too. It's become a regular service that many pet owners value. "People call me because their dogs are having problems," said Shelah Barr. She is a San Francisco do... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Sign warns drivers to slow down for turtles State crews in Indiana have put up "Turtle Crossing" signs along a busy road. It runs beside a wildlife area in Terre Haute. The signs mark an area where turtles of various species are killed by vehicles. They are hit as they try to cross National Avenue on the northern edge... - Posted on November 25, 2014
What is that thing? It's a popular pet in Cuba Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets. But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana Pedraza and her husband prefer the hutia. With a rope-like tail and long front teeth, the hutia looks like a giant rat. Only it's cuter, some would say. Th... - Posted on November 24, 2014
Teacup-sized penguin chicks going to fish school Two African penguin chicks have recently hatched at the California Academy of Sciences. The academy is located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The gray, fluffy chicks hatched just days apart on November 1 and November 4. They are nesting with their parents, a spokespers... - Posted on November 20, 2014
Seal deemed “too friendly” heading to Detroit A seal with a fondness for New Jersey beaches, and the food-sharing fishermen and beachgoers that come with them, is headed for Detroit after becoming a little too friendly. Since March, the 100-pound female gray seal had stopped on Long Island, New York, and New Jersey beac... - Posted on November 19, 2014
She spent $35,000 searching for her lost dog A District of Columbia woman has spent more than $35,000 in a year-long search for her beloved missing dog. Janet Mihalyfi, 39, of the Georgetown section of Washington has hired psychics and private investigators, posted thousands of fliers, installed cameras in the woods an... - Posted on November 19, 2014