Today In History:
1881, outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., alias “Billy the Kid,” was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, N.M.
1912, American folk singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie (“This Land Is Your Land”) was born in Okemah, Okla.
1911, Harry N. Atwood became the first pilot to land an airplane (a Wright Model B biplane) on the grounds of the White House after flying in from Boston; he was greeted by President William Howard Taft.
1960, British researcher Jane Goodall arrived at the Gombe Stream Reserve in the Tanganyika Territory (in present-day Tanzania) to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild
Former music company executive Tommy Mottola is 63.
Actress Jane Lynch (TV: “Glee”) is 52.
Actor Matthew Fox is 46.
Jon Patch - Host
Barry Seibold - Vet Tech/ Co Host
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Special Guests –
5:00 PM EST Live from Africa - Dereck and Beverly Joubert featured in the NatGeo Wild special “The Unlikely Leopard” – Premieres Sunday, July 15, at 9 PM EST/PST on Nat Geo Wild.
6:00 PM EST – Lauren Lagarde – The Hotel Modern – New Orleans – www.thehotelmodern.com – pet friendly hotel – Lauren will be giving away a 2 night stay at the hotel in New Orleans during the interview…
Wash. state trooper ends up with baby deer in car...
A Washington State Patrol trooper who responded to a report of a deer killed by a truck ended up with a 2-month-old fawn in his car.
Trooper Scott Brown arrived at the scene and other deer in the area stayed back... All but a fawn - possibly orphaned by the collision - ran up to him. Trooper Mark Francis says the baby deer nuzzled against Brown and started "mewing."
Unsure what to do, Brown picked up the fawn, loaded it into his patrol car and drove it to Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Arlington.
Sarvey Executive Director Suzanne West says the fawn was severely dehydrated but is doing better. She says it had some minor injuries and might have been clipped by the truck that hit the adult deer. She says it's possible that deer was the fawn's mother.
West says the fawn now has a deer buddy.
Doctor in the dog house....
Investigators say a Southern California doctor saw enough from an X-ray to prescribe pain killers to an undercover cop but missed the tail showing it was an image of a dog.
Police and Los Angeles County deputies raided the urgent care clinic of 69-year-old Dr. Rolando Lodevico Atiga after a two-month investigation that included three undercover deputies posing as patients.
One of the undercover deputies showed Atiga an X-ray to prove she needed pain killers. The X-Ray of her German shepherd clearly shows the dog's tail.
Dr. Atiga examined the X-ray and asked if she wanted Vicodin, oxycodone, Valium or Xanax.
Police Capt. Timothy Staab says Dr. Atiga is well known among drug addicts and was considered the doctor to go to.
This wedding was ruff... ruff ruff...
Two dogs got married this week at an extravaganza to benefit the Humane Society of New York.
Bride Baby Hope Diamond, a white Coton de Tulear with black-gray markings, was led down the aisle, resplendent in her canine couture gown.
Her poodle groom, a dapper dude named Chilly Pasternak from Richmond, Va., didn't seem too excited about the whole affair but, nevertheless, went along with the ceremony. Seven-year itch, anyone?
After they got hitched, the cuddly couple were presented with a Guinness World Record in the category of most expensive pet wedding at $158,187.26. The luxury goods and services that went into the wedding were all donated. Guests bought tickets for the Manhattan fundraiser.
Baby Hope was adopted by animal welfare activist Wendy Diamond after her beloved Maltese died of cancer last month. Lucky Diamond, a longtime champion of the underdog, was originally cast as the bride. The wedding instead served as a celebration of the life of the little Maltese.
Lucky herself held a Guinness Record: The animal most photographed with famous people. She posed with more than 300 celebrities, from "Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart to hip-hop star Snoop Dogg.
No expense was spared for the black-tie gala, held at the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel at Central Park. The "dream team" included a celebrity wedding planner, a "lighting guru" with experience at major museums, and highly touted chefs for the reception, to name just a few.
Since the guests came from more than one species, a company co-owned by Ellen DeGeneres provided a pet food buffet.
The wedding wasn't 100 percent highbrow. It was officiated by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. For him to poop on...
2-faced kitten dies...He had 4 eyes and 24 toes...
His name was Gemini. He had four eyes, two noses, two mouths, two ears and 24 toes - seven on each front paw and five each on the back.
He was one of five kittens in his litter. He was tiny enough to fit in the palm of a hand.
His owners in Providence say he had two tracheas going into one throat. They fed him by bottle because he ate very slowly.
Veterinarian Ernest Finocchio (fin-OH'-kee-oh) is president of the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He says he'd never seen such a kitten. He says it could've been twins that didn't separate properly.
Two-faced kittens are very rare and seldom survive.
A big solar storm is hitting the Earth today, but resarchers say you shouldn't notice anything different..
The electric blue clouds that rippled across Northern Europe yesterday, July 12, were described as “water in the sky” by a spectator from Poland.
These colorful clouds are suspected to have been caused by the solar flare that erupted from the sun, streaming radiation toward the Earth. According to NASA’s solar dynamics observatory, the coronal mass ejection is said to be travelling towards Earth at a speed of more than 850 miles per second.
A resulting solar storm is predicted to hit the Earth on Saturday, July 14, but forecasters at the Space Weather Prediction Center, say the expect minimal impact to communication systems and power grids. The storm may spark colorful auroras in southern Canada and northern US.
Images captured by NASA’s solar dynamics observatory show giant loops of solar material overlying the middle of the sun where the flame originated. The storm is said to be part of the sun’s normal 11 year cycle, which is supposed to reach its peak in 2013.
This guy isn't going to prison for any boring crimes. He stole a dog, hid a kid in a closet, held a spider for ransom and threatened to shoot the pet spider's owner in the head if he didn't let him keep the spider...
A Kansas man faces more than four years in prison for a string of bizarre crimes.
Bryan Paul Smith, 26, was sentenced to prison this week.
Smith and an accomplice burglarized numerous vehicles earlier this year. In addition, Smith stole a Siberian husky. The dog was later found inside Smith's home.
While investigating the crimes, police also found a 14-year-old hiding in a closet inside Smith's residence.
Smith also drew police attention in March for a dispute over a pet spider.
Smith was watching the spider, but refused to return the spider to its owner. Smith demanded money.
"These demands turned into threats when Mr. Smith said that if the victim did not give him $100 and the spider, he would kill him by shooting him," according to Leavenworth County Prosecutor Todd Thompson in a written statement. "The victim was upset and fearful that Mr. Smith would hurt him and called the police. While the police were on the scene with the victim, Mr. Smith called the victim and asked if he was ready to 'do this thing.'"
Smith pleaded guilty to 10 charges including one count of contributing to a child's misconduct, three counts of burglary, five counts of theft and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He also pleaded guilty to charges related to threats involving the spider.
Altogether, Smith was sentenced to serve 54 months inside a Kansas prison for his crimes.