Monday, April 3, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News April 3, 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to this week’s BFTB NETWoof News. We have fetched some great reports to share with you for this first week of April. My co-anchor Pierre has our top story.”
BFTB NETWoof News Top Story: Kittens rescued in a Walmart deli
Pierre Westie: “They say that you can find anything at Walmart and this story proves it’s true. Employees at a Phoenix store
discovered a stray cat and were quick to find it a home. They thought everything was fine until they kept hearing “meows” and set out to find the source. Imagine the surprise when it was determined that the cries were coming from the deli sandwich cooler. They contacted the local Humane Society’s Emergency Animal Medical Technicians who used a ‘snake cam’ to search for the desperate animal. What they discovered was shocking! Nestled in the wires and debris under the refrigerator were two tiny kittens. It took dismantling the front of the unit to rescue the babies. Since the mom had already been adopted, they were put in foster care until old enough to be adopted. We are happy to report that both kittens have found forever homes.”
BFTB NETWoof News New Guinea wild dogs discovered
 Bentley: “We’d better start double checking Mom’s grocery list for kitties! Another animal has been found and it has scientists very happy. The New Guinea highland wild dog had been considered extinct from its natural habitat on the South Pacific Island. New photos have proven that they are very much alive! These wild dogs are said to be the rarest species of canines. Hundreds of cameras were set up in hopes of finding evidence of the wild dogs. It had been over 50 years since they have been seen before the cameras were able to provide photographic evidence of their existence. It is believed the 15 males, females and pups photographed are the same or very close relatives of the famous singing dogs of New Guinea which only exist in captivity. Here’s hoping this is a great comeback story!”
BFTB NETWoof News report on elephants in Vietnam
Pierre: “Our next report shows the importance of community involvement in rescues. An entire family of elephants became trapped in a bomb crater left over from the Vietnam War near Cambodia. The crater had been used to store water for local farmers but 11 elephants decided to use it for cooling off.
   Unfortunately, the water became more of a sticky mud and the elephants could not get out. The farmers contacted the Department of Environment for help. Rescuers from the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment and the Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia arrived just in time. People offered the elephants food to help regain their strength and brought a hose to help loosen the mud. They also brought ramps over for the elephants to walk up. Once the mother elephant ascended the ramp, the others followed suit. Only one baby was not able to get out and had to be helped out with ropes. We are glad to report that they were all fine and made their way into the woods. Let’s hope the elephants learned their lesson and don’t find themselves in another sticky situation.”
BFTB NETWoof News report on April the pregnant giraffe
 Bentley: “They say an elephant never forgets so I’m sure they won’t make that mistake again. That story reminds me of April the pregnant giraffe. You know an elephant is pregnant for 22 months but a giraffe is only supposed to carry a baby for 13-15 months. It seems April is trying to break that record. As of news time, she still has not given birth! Her caretakers feel that it could be any time now but we won’t believe it until we see the baby’s legs coming out! Have you been watching her on video?”
   We had some bad storms this weekend so let’s check in with Paisley for this week’s weather forecast.”
BFTB NETWoof Weather with Paisley the Weather Lab
Paisley: “Hey, guys! It is going to be another wet week for most of the U.S. Let’s look at the east coast first. They will have scattered showers and storms throughout the week. The south will be sunny and breezy with warm temperatures. The plains should be nice but Idaho could see some early snow. I apologize to our Pug Ranch friends since I know they are ready for spring! The western states will be nice and sunny but northern California could see rain later in the week. Here in the Pacific Northwest, there will be more showers that will spread across the northern states. Just remember, April showers bring May flowers! Always stay tuned to your local stations for updates and warnings. Have a wonderful week whether you have rain or shine!”
Bentley: “We are glad that the bad weather has left us for a while. As you know, I am not a fan of thunderstorms.
   We appreciate everyone stopping by today and hope our news put a smile on your face. Be sure to stop each day this week for more fun and laughter. We’d love for you to share BFTB NETWoof News with your friends and family on social media. Enjoy your day and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. Omg! So glad those kittens were able to be rescued!

  2. That giraffe story has gone on for so long, we hope she has the little one some day! How cool they found those super rare dogs. I guess they hide themselves really well! Have a great week!

  3. What a relief that those kitties were found and the story has a HAPPY ending, phew!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Those poor little kittens! So happy they were found
    Lily & Edward

  5. We love it when people come together to rescue animals. It makes us have confidence in people that they are basically good. We think April is faking her pregnancy. We're tired of waiting.

  6. Great stories! (I wonder how those kitties got under there in the first place.)

  7. YEA fur those who rescued the Itty Bitty Kitties... when they grow up they can ACTUALLY say that they are TWO COOL Cats. Right?
    OMD So happy about the dogs being REDISCOVERED... and that the Elephants are all safe.

    We THANK you Paisley... fur SENDING US some decent Spring Weather... NO SNOW fur US.

  8. Oh my, you all had me on the edge of my seat with the Elephant story. So glad they were all able to get out and for the kittens rescue as well as finding those illusive wild dogs! We love our weekly updates! Smiles, Barks and Wagging Tails, Denise and ~Shasta

  9. Thank goodness the kitties were discovered and the baby elephant got help! We've heard about April the giraffe. Gosh, is she ever going to have that baby or what?!

  10. Those poor kitties, so happy they were found! We have been keeping a watch on momma giraffe, hoping she has her baby soon! :) Hope you guys have a fantastic week! :)

  11. Those are wonderful news ! Great stories of rescued anipals ! Purrs

  12. What great stories! We are so glad they found those little kittens. I couldn't believe when I saw yesterday that April has still not had that baby! It sure seems like it's been quite a while since "the watch" started! Hope to see that little one soon.
    Also hope you are sending spring our way finally, Paisley! :)
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  13. What refreshing news this week!! We are so very happy those kitties were rescued!!
    We are enjoying the sun before the rain comes back later this week.
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  14. Awe glad they got the kitties and really April you can't just have that baby

  15. mom has been watching April! Yes we had hail yesterday and some snow tonight. ugh
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  16. What a great feel-good story about the stranded elephants. The Denver Zoo just had a baby giraffe born and I've been following her but I'll check April out. Thanks for the suggestion!


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