1799, the first president of the United States, George Washington, died at his Mount Vernon, Va., home at age 67.
1819, Alabama joined the Union as the 22nd state.
Jon Patch - Host
Barry Siebold - Vet Tech / Co Host
Amanda Page - Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Amy L. Peterson, author of "Something Furry Underfoot" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets this Saturday 12/14/13 at 5 PM EST to discuss and give away her book
Jerry Grymek New York's Doggie Concierge from Hotel Penn and great friend of Talkin' Pets will join the show Saturday 12/14/13 at 5:40 PM EST to discuss the upcoming Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
My dear friend Kristine W will join Jon and Talkin' Pets this Saturday 12/14/13 at 6:30 PM EST to discuss and give away her first new Christmas Album "Hey Mr. Christmas"
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Left To Die In A Trash Heap, Abandoned Dog Gets Remarkable Second Chance
On Nov. 15, when Eldad Hagar first laid eyes on Miley, an abandoned dog living among piles of trash on the outskirts of Los Angeles, his heart broke.
Miley, covered in mange and infections, was so lifeless and defeated that Hagar, who recorded the dog's rescue on camera, says she "didn't even have the energy" to run away from him as he approached her. Hagar says he rushed to Miley's side after he heard about the pooch's plight from a local resident. The tipster told him that Miley had been living in the trash heap for at least a few months. It is believed that she was abandoned by her owners.
Though he knew that Miley wouldn't be in good shape, Hagar says he was still shocked when he finally made contact with her. Her physical deterioration was "definitely one of the worst cases" he'd ever seen, he said. He knew he had to get Miley to a hospital right away.
Gaining the pup's trust was no easy feat, however. Hagar says he offered her food and sat with her in the pile of trash for an hour before she was finally ready to leave with him. Then he got her into his car to be brought to the vet. After examining Miley, veterinarian Dr. Lisa Youn discovered that the pooch wasn't just suffering from mange and bacterial infections, but parasites and malnutrition, as well.
Over the next two weeks, Miley got intensive medical care and was treated with antibiotics, medicine for parasites and frequent medicated baths. Slowly but surely, her spirits began to lift.
It wasn't, however, until Miley found a best friend that her recovery took a dramatic turn for the better. Miley met Frankie the chihuahua after he was rescued from a sewer tunnel by Hagar and a friend. The tiny dog had almost drowned, Hagar said, because of a spell of heavy rain. Miley and Frankie, who are wonderfully affectionate with each other, are said to be doing well.
The worst part is behind them, Miley should be "100 percent" in a few months.
Watch the adorable duo playing with each other in the video posted to our website in the news section talkinpets.com. t-a-l-k-i-n pets.com .
Panda gender mix up is finally solved...
Genetic testing has revealed that three young giant pandas born at Atlanta's zoo that were thought to be males are actually females.
Zoo Atlanta spokeswoman Keisha Hines says an examination that was part of the preparation to send Po to China revealed the 3-year-old panda is female.
Hines says the zoo then decided to do DNA testing on Po and on twin cubs Mei Lun (may loon) and Mei Huan (may hwaan). That revealed those cubs were also females, rather than males.
This isn't the first case of mistaken gender for a panda born at Zoo Atlanta. Researchers in China determined in September 2011 that Atlanta-born Mei Lan (may lahn), who was believed to be female, was actually male.
Hines says gender is difficult to determine in young pandas.
Zebra escapes from Tenn. farm, roams for weeks
The black-and-white-striped animal that's been spotted at different places around a Tennessee town isn't a funny-looking horse.
Nope, there's a zebra loose in East Tennessee.
Bradley County dispatchers say they've had several people call to report sightings of the animal - near homes, businesses and even a highway.
Although some people have tried to catch him, the animal named Zeek has remained elusive.
Zeek's owner, Ronald Price said that the animal escaped from his farm in Cleveland about three weeks ago by jumping a high fence.
Price says he's keeping a watch out and hopes that someone is able to help Zeek return home safely.
A dog helped save her owner who was badly injured in a car crash...
John Miles was walking his dog Lucy just outside Boston Mass., as he does every day, when both of them were hit by a car.
Miles blacked out and doesn’t remember what happened. Lucy, a husky-beagle mix, who was also injured, limped to a nearby dentist’s office and barked until help arrived. She limped back and stayed by John’s side until emergency crews arrived.
Miles had no identification on him, so first responders used Lucy’s ID tags to determine who they were.
Miles suffered major injuries including two broken legs, a broken arm and 15 facial fractures. He will undergo surgery on Thursday. Lucy is currently limping around with a torn ACL and leg fractures. Right now, she is clearly missing her owner.
Lucy will have surgery on Friday. A fund has been set up to help pay for the cost of her care.
“Once the winter’s over, if I’m recovered and Lucy’s recovered you can bet we’ll be out doing our walking again,” John said.
Boston Police stated the driver stopped after the accident and will not be charged.
Who does adult-film icon Ron Jeremy think is a pervert?
That would be the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is currently funding dozens of creepy sex experiments on animals.
Ron Jeremy has a soft spot for animal rights. The porn legend joined PETA in demanding the National Institutes Of Health stop sex experiments on critters.
Jeremy and PETA accuse the NIH of using tax money to mutilate animals' genitals, inject them with chemicals, destroy parts of their brains and eventually kill them.
In his letter to the NIH, Jeremy brings up a project that involved Johns Hopkins researchers using rodents in erectile dysfunction studies. Rodents reportedly had the skin removed from their genitals before they were electronically stimulated.
Jeremy called the sex experiments "twisted" and "depraved," recounting that he once had a rat named Fetus whom he adopted from Howie Mandel. "I know firsthand what great personalities and high intelligence these animals have. They absolutely don't deserve this fate."
The NIH has said its Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare oversees research to ensure it satisfies a legal and ethical obligation.
Jeremy has a history of advocating for PETA. He once posed nearly naked to promote the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats.