Kit Kat

Pet of the Week: KitKat the Cat

Kit Kat is a big boy with lots of personality. Think you can handle him?


File photo of a doctor holding a stethoscope. (Photo credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Va. Veterinarian In The Running To Become “America’s Favorite”

A veterinarian from Alexandria, Virginia’s Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre is in the running to become “America’s Favorite Veterinarian.”


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Cute Alert: National Zoo Shows Off Musical Enrichment Programs For Animals

The National Zoo in D.C. shared several videos Tuesday showing off its various animal enrichment programs involving musical instruments.


Researchers found bees using bits of plastic to build their hives.  (credit: Alison Dunn/Getty Images)

Study: Bees Using Plastic To Help Build Their Nests

Researchers find bees adapt to their environment by incorporating plastic into the construction of their hives.


photo courtesy of Jamie Cyrway

Maryland Family Reunited With Dog Lost in Maine

A Maryland family’s dog that jumped a fence and went missing on a holiday trip to Maine has been found after surviving more than a week of sub-zero temperatures and severe winter storms.


File photo of a horse. (Photo: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Horses Inspire New Lives for Md. Offenders

Nelly Madden spoke softly as he ran his hands over the glossy hide of retired thoroughbred Liang’s Dancer at Second Chances Farm.


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Woman Injured, 6 Cats Dead After McLean Fire

Firefighters were able to revive one dog and one cat.


A sloth bear cub (Hank) was born at the National Zoo on Dec. 19, 2012.  (Photo credit: Abby Wood, Smithsonian's National Zoo)

A Guide To The Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Washington DC is home to one of the best zoos in the world with more than 400 species of animals in one large, 163-acre park in the center of the city. Refer to this guide on your next visit.


File photo of cat in animal shelter. (Credit: JUAN VRIJDAG/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Rescue League to House Hurricane Sandy-Affected Animals

About a dozen dogs and cats affected by Hurricane Sandy will be welcomed to the District by the Washington Animal Rescue League today.


File photo of a solider engaging in canine training. (credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists Seek Probe Of Army Contractor’s Use Of Animals For Combat Training

A research reform advocacy group is asking the Pentagon to investigate an Army contractor that uses animals for combat casualty training.