Cat out of the bag: TSA officers shocked to see feline in checked suitcase

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Officers in one of the world’s busiest airports rescued a cat apparently trapped inside a checked luggage.  Personnel from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the United States government at the John F.…

Rescued endangered Philippine deer released in Leyte

Robert Dejon 11/17/2022

ORMOC CITY — An endangered Philippine deer (Rusa marianna) which was found with wounds and broken antlers caused by illegal hunting in the forests of Kananga town, Leyte, was released on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Dr. Jose…

Cebuanos rally to help distressed dog Bonbon

Morexette Marie Erram, Vhenna Marie Mantilla, Wenilyn Sabalo 11/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A stray dog survived a horrible ordeal, thanks to the generosity and support of Cebu’s animal-loving community. Bonbon, a stray who reportedly went missing last week, was seen roaming the roads of Brgy.…

Brazil’s furriest police corporal becomes internet sensation

Reuters 10/19/2022

RIO DE JANEIRO — A rescue dog turned police mascot has become one of Brazil’s most beloved furry internet sensations. Dubbed “Corporal Oliveira,” the dog was taken in by Rio police officer Cristiano Oliveira, who found him…

Starving Thailand monkeys invade homes after months of flooding

The Nation/Asia News Network 10/19/2022

BANGKOK — Monkeys facing starvation after months of flooding in one Ayutthaya district are now invading homes in their desperate search for food. Sena is among Ayutthaya districts that have been inundated by runoff from the upstream…

Sea turtle found dead in Olango

Futch Anthony Inso 10/11/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—A huge sea turtle was found dead by fishermen in the coastal waters of Barangay Tingo, Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City on Monday, October 10, 2022. Alex Baring, head of the City Agriculture and Fishery…

150 cats headed for dinner tables rescued in China

Philippine Daily Inquirer 09/02/2022

BEIJING — Nearly 150 cats bound for slaughterhouses have been rescued by police in eastern China, an international animal welfare organization said. The animals were crammed into rusty cages when they were found by police in the…

Interesting facts about the ‘butanding’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The entire world on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, celebrates International Whale Shark Day as part of a collective effort in promoting the welfare and conservation of the gentle giants. Here in Cebu, residents…

Hot dogs: UAE’s perspiring pooches get airconditioned workout

Agence France Presse - @inquirerdotnet 08/28/2022

ABU DHABI — Oscar beats the summer heat of the United Arab Emirates by working out in a gym, hitting the treadmill twice or three times a week. Nothing unusual in that — except that Oscar is…

A dog who is a hit-and-run victim needs help

Immae Lachica 03/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Ryco, a dog in Compostela, Cebu who is a victim of a hit-and-run incident, needs our help.  Hope for Strays Cebu rescued Ryco last March 25, 2022 after a concerned citizen reached out to…

Visayan leopard cat found dead in Antique

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 02/17/2022

CEBU, Philippines — A male Visayan leopard cat was found dead in Barangay San Andres, Pandan, Antique on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. According to Philippine Initiative for Environmental Conservation – PhilinCon, the Visayan leopard was found at…

Lab monkeys escape after US road crash, one on the loose

Agence France Presse 01/23/2022

WASHINGTON — The crash in Pennsylvania of a truck transporting 100 monkeys to a laboratory allowed four of them to escape, triggering a search by police who warned the public not to approach the animals. The vehicle…

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