Here at WKDQ, we love our furry friends! Here are our adoptable four-legged friends, fun stories about local animals, and even pet-friendly events happening in the area.
Pets & Animals
Feel the Pure Joy of These Illinois Shelter Dogs Getting Adopted
This might be the best thing you see today or week or maybe this month. It's a supercut of dogs at an Illinois shelter at the moment they realized they were adopted and it's a bundle of pure joy.
Find a Box Turtle on the Road? It’s Illegal to Take It Home in Indiana
The Eastern Box Turtle is a protected species, there are ways you can help them if you see them on the road though!
Why Are People Hanging Rubber Mats on the Side of Their Pool?
Of all the different kinds of pool accessories to choose from, why would someone want to put a rubber mat in their pool? Find out the great reason here.
This Midwestern Horse Named Chrome Got Stuck in a Garbage Can
Don't feel sorry for this horse. He knew exactly what he was doing. His name is Chrome and his owner has described him as "mischievous". This video is proof as he was caught playing with a garbage can and got his head stuck in it.
10 Strange and Unusual Baits That Work In The Evansville Area
You might have some luck catching some "big ones" this year by trying some of these nontraditional/weird baits while fishing in the Evansville area.
Penguins Go Live on Camera At Indiana Zoo And You Can Watch
Evansville, Indiana's Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden has taken precautions to protect against the H5N1 Avian Flu, including moving their penguins indoors. You can view them via live stream.
Squirrel Hit by Car Makes Full Recovery Thanks to Illinois Woman
I didn't even know this was possible. This is the story of a squirrel in Illinois that was hit by a car and left for dead. Thanks to an Illinois woman, that animal has incredibly made a full recovery.
I Saw a Pair of Beautiful Woodpeckers in My Indiana Backyard [Pics]
We see a lot of different wildlife wandering around our yard, but this is a first - we spotted a pair of big, beautiful woodpeckers.
Watch an Iowa Dog Get Caught Practicing His Mean Faces in Mirror
Sometimes you need to be the tough guy even if you're a dog. That point was proven when an Iowa dog was caught on video practicing his mean faces in a mirror.
Two Massive Black Bears Filmed Duking It Out in Gatlinburg, TN
A couple in Gatlinburg, TN captured two black bears fighting in the street. It was probably about politics or masks, or maybe food or girls. What do you think?
Watch An Ultra-Rare ‘Zonkey’ That Was Just Born in Missouri
I knew there were donkeys and there were zebras. However, I was not aware that a mix of animal parents can create a "zonkey", but that's exactly what was just born in Missouri.
50 of the Wildest, Wackiest, and Weirdest Hats from the Kentucky Derby
Everyone at the KY Derby & KY Oaks wears a hat. And some of them can get quite entertaining! See 50 of our favorites.