• Cat

    US soldier seeks financial help to bring home cat he saved overseas

    A United States Army specialist found the purr-fect pet while serving overseas — and now seeks financial support to help bring the kitty home. Spc. Kaiden befriended the striped tabby named Tiger while on deployment after noticing the feline would hang around his base of operations but run scared whenever someone approached, according to Suffolk County, NY-based Paws of War. Kaiden sat down next to Tiger, and the rest is history, according to the group, which helps veterans bring their wartime pets back home. “Tiger took to sitting on SPC Kaiden’s shoulders and always running up to him when he was around,” the organization said in a statement. “She was…

  • Dog

    Leo, the Cinque Terre hotel dog who saved his owner’s life

    (CNN) — Ten years ago, the Italian area of Cinque Terre was hit by a deadly flood. On October 25, 2011, the five tiny fishing villages — which had long been a magnet for tourists from all over the world — were hit by one of the worst inundations the area had ever seen. Thirteen people were killed, and many more lost property and possessions. The streets of Vernazza, perhaps the most famous of the villages, were feet-deep in mud. Everyone in Cinque Terre has a story to tell about that terrible day. One of the most extraordinary comes from a local hotel owner, Pierpaolo Paradisi. He says that on…