DEAR HELOISE: Is there a universally accepted hand signal to say “thank you” to drivers who do you a kindness? When a driver slows down and allows me to merge into a lane of traffic, I am grateful. I wave my open hand high back and forth.
CONCORD — New Hampshire would become the second state in the nation to ban the declawing of cats except for medical reasons, under legislation fiercely debated Thursday by animal rights advocates and seasoned veterinarians.
The animal advocacy group PETA said it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for help in figuring out who allegedly lured seagulls to the parking lot in Laurel, Md., and then ran them over, killing 10 of them.
DURHAM — Organic dairy cows fed kelp meal produced less methane for part of the summer grazing season, according to researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
Five years ago, on a remote island in Wales, University of Oxford scientist Annette Fayet spied a puffin doing something she had never seen before. The bird, floating on the seawater beneath a cliff, held a stick in its beak.
EVERY ONCE in a while I need to remind myself to stop and smell the roses — to do what I enjoy almost more than anything else in the world: free my mind of human concerns and simply watch and enjoy my dogs. It is this love of dogs, after all, that has been the center point of my career.
LITCHFIELD — Although a little piece of her heart breaks every time she must say goodbye to a puppy she has trained for about a year, Noora McCormick says her work with Guiding Eyes for the Blind is overwhelmingly rewarding.
YOU MIGHT be thinking about taking your dog when you visit with family this holiday season. Or you might have relatives who want to bring their dog along when they come to visit you. Here are some things to keep in mind for both the visitors and the hosts.
DERRY — More than a dozen police K9 handlers and their dogs from all over New England drove to Derry Friday to greet an 8-year-old boy with a severe form of muscular dystrophy and surprise him with a crowdfunded wheelchair-accessible van.
DURHAM — Emergency rescue workers who helped to save the life of a cow that got stuck in a manure trench at the University of New Hampshire last year had a reunion with her and her newborn calf on Wednesday morning.
Thinking of bringing your dog with you as you travel to visit friends or family this holiday season? Proper etiquette for pet guests (petiquette?) is similar to that of humans: Don’t leave stuff all over the house, no jumping on beds and keep howling at night to a minimum.
NEW YORK -- A lovelorn singing whale, a world-famous feline sourpuss and ravenous goats credited with thwarting a dangerous California wildfire were among animals whose escapades across the United States made news in 2019.