The actress showed off her new furry pal on Instagram.
The actress and her mom (photographer Laurie Simmons) rescued a dog from the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition last week. Dunham first showed off her scruffy new pup on Instagram, writing: "And because no day is stressful enough on its own, meet Lamby Dunham. He comes from BARC (@barcanimals) and @lauriesimmons and I sprung him this afternoon."
We can't help but wonder if little Lamby has been some kind of instant good luck charm for Dunham. The second season of Girls premiered last night to more fanfare than any 26-year-old could ever hope for.
Merlin's purr could topple current record holder.
With a ferocious purr measured at 100 decibels, Merlin the cat is four times as loud as the average kitty.
“When I’m on the phone I often have people asking me what on earth the noise is,” said owner Tracy Westwood.
The current Guinness record holder, Smokey, was measured at 92 decibels, so Westwood is aiming to get the official designation for her 12-year-old rescue cat.
The average cat purrs at 25 decibels
An emaciated Holly the cat was found just a mile from her home after two months' lost.
When they took their motor home on a road trip to Florida’s Daytona International Speedway in November, Jacob and Bonnie Richter brought their cat, Holly, with them. But while they were there, Holly got spooked by fireworks one night, and escaped.
The Richters searched for their pet for days but had no luck. Finally, they made the 190-mile drive south to their West Palm Beach home.
The indoor cat apparently spent the next two months walking home, and was recently found emaciated in a yard just a mile from her owners’ home.
Who says you can only force your four-legged friend into a humiliating costume on Oct. 31?
Of course, you don’t have to put him in a Halloween costume — this holiday is not so limiting. You could just dress Fido or Fluffy up in a T-shirt or sweater. Even a tiny hat would suffice.
King of the jungle? Nah, it's just a labradoodle!
A 911 dispatcher in Norfolk, Va. received an unusual call Tuesday: “I’d like to report a lion sighting,” the caller said.
“Say that again?” asked the dispatcher.
What two more callers also reported as being a baby lion on the loose, was actually a Labrador retriever-poodle mix named Charles the Monarch, who was groomed to look like the Old Dominion University mascot — a lion — by his owner Daniel Painter.
The animals work with ill, abused and disabled children and adults.
After surviving December’s horrific school shooting, Sandy Hook’s students have been comforted by therapy dogs — and now are getting some healing care from miniature horses.
The animals, about the size of large golden retrievers, are from Florida-based charity Gentle Carousel and traveled to Connecticut at the request of some of Newtown’s residents.
"There are some calls you just can't say no to," said Debbie Garcia-Bengochea, Gentle Carousel's director of education.
Woman raises $10K for injured pup.
A dog who was shot multiple times, hypothermic and left for dead in a garbage bag tied to a fence in Conroe, Texas, has a second chance at life thanks to a woman named Tami Augustyn and a viral Facebook campaign.
After a neighbor found the abused dog, now known as Buck, on Jan. 5, Augustyn immediately rushed the pup to a vet clinic, but was unable to afford the hefty bill for the care required to save his life.
She turned to Facebook where, after creating a page called “Buck Needs Bucks," she garnered more than 25,000 likes and more than $10,000.
Scientists' decades-long theory is put into question.
Scientists have long thought that basking sharks were homebodies, staying close to their feeding areas, but a tagged shark named Banda is challenging that assumption. The plankton-eating ocean dweller recently traveled more than 3,000 miles from Ireland to Africa, proving how little scientists really know about the second biggest fish on Earth.