Kevin In The Morning: Animal Stories

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Kevin In The Morning: Animal Stories

Allie loves funny animal stories so much that she brings us all the great stories of animals in the news

February 7, 2020

Allie searches far and wide to find all the best and hilarious stories involving animals from around the world.

Valentine’s Day is a rough time for people especially if you are single or have recently broken up with someone.  A zoo in San Antonio is allowing jilted Valentine's Day revelers to name a cockroach or a rat after their ex -- and then see it fed to another animal. The San Antonio Zoo's "Cry Me A Cockroach" event allows visitors to the zoo website to pay $5 to name a cockroach after their ex, or $25 for a rat. The roaches will be fed to various animals, while the rats will be fed to snakes. You can watch from the comfort of your own home because it will be live-streamed.

Zoo will name a rat after your ex, feed it to a snake
courtesy of San Antonio Zoo

From slightly psychotic to absolutely adorable. Pig cuddlers wanted: South Carolina farm seeking volunteers to scratch bellies, feed cookies to piggies. The Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary in Leesville posted a help-wanted ad on Facebook looking for volunteers to cuddle its pigs to help them get used to their new surroundings. Pig-suuuuuu-eeeeeeee!!!!!! Pig! Pig! Pig!

Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Tackle, Derrick Nnadi, celebrated his team’s Super Bowl win by giving residents a chance to adopt a furry loved one for free because he paid all the adoption fees for all the dogs at the Kansas City Pet Project. He had a season-long partnership with the Kansas City Pet Project and he thought, what better way to celebrate my win, than by helping other families win by getting a dog a forever home. The shelter added videos to their Instagram of people waiting in line to adopt and all of them were wearing Chiefs gear.

Canadian Police responded to calls last week when people reported a child calling for help in a wooded area in rural Ottawa. Police searched all night in the dark for this child and couldn’t find anyone. The next day they went to a neighbor’s house, the mother reported all their children were accounted for. The father walks in and asks if they were asking about his goat? The man said his goat had his gotten stuck in the fence and that it kind of sounds like a squealing child.

Finally, In 2017 Monica Matthis was living in Iowa when her beloved terrier mix Hazel disappeared. She searched everywhere and called all the local shelters with no luck. She wound up moving to Minnesota and in January she spotted her dog on a website. She spotted Hazel printed on a beer can in Florida and was stunned to find it looked just like the one she lost three years ago. Motorworks brewery in Florida was printing dogs available for adoption on their beers. She called the adoption agency and was able to provide all the documentation and proved that it was indeed her dog. She flew down to Florida and was reunited with her dog, and she is now reunited with her family.