Petside Digest: Hero Dog, Uggie Retiring Earmark Animal News This WeekPublished June 29, 2012
Covering animal news is the Petside Digest's duty! Catch up on the latest in this week's installment!
Uggie the Dog Retires: Petside
We'll start this week's edition of the Petside Digest by paying homage to one tremendous Hollywood dog that saw the sun set on his career this past week. That's right: Uggie the dog, renowned for his role in the Oscar-winning film "The Artist", has called it quits in the acting world. The pooch, who was approaching his 10th birthday, ensured his legacy will live on by cementing his paw print in a tile outside of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. We here at Petside would like to congratulate the pup on his well-deserved retirement, and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors (or relaxations).
Hilary Swank Helps Animals and Children: ABC News
Actress Hilary Swank, known for her Oscar-winning performance in "Million Dollar Baby", is using her celebrity status for good. Swank, known as an animal devotee, is using her platform to fight for animal rights. While visiting Romania, a country with over 35,000 stray and homeless dogs, Swank announced she is starting a U.S. based charity to help pair animals with needy children, citing the mutual benefit both receive from the pairing. Read the full details of Swank's cause at ABC News!
Hero Dog Saves Drowning Child from Pool: Petside
It has been confirmed: animals do indeed have a sixth sense! One remarkable Michigan-based dog sensed his family's child was in trouble, and took dramatic action to save him. Read the full story right here on Petside!
New York Pit Bull Attacks Tiny Dog: Huffington Post
According to a report in the Huffington Post, a New York pit bull has been caught on video viciously attacking a tiny dog. The incident, as one would probably expect, has already re-sparked the debate about whether or not pit bulls are inherently dangerous dogs. Read the article and weigh in for yourself!
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Armani
This week's adoptable pet is a beauty of a feline named Armani! Armani is a senior pet hailing from New York, and is in need of a forever loving home. He's already neutered and up-to-date on all of his routine shots. If you can, give this guy a chance at a home!