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VIDEO: French bulldog chases bears away from California home

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MONROVIA, Calif. (UPI) -- A California homeowner's security cameras were rolling when his 20-pound French bulldog chased a trio of bears off the family's property.

David Hernandez, whose Monrovia home is located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, shared security camera footage of his French bulldog, Jules, intimidating two 100-pound...Read more

VIDEO: Russian man pries up cobblestones to rescue trapped dog

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ROSTOV, Russia (UPI) -- A Russian man who heard cries coming from beneath a recently-repaired cobblestone sidewalk rescued a dog named Squirrel from beneath the stones.

Vadim Rustam, who posted the video to YouTube, said in the video's description he and his wife heard whimpering coming from beneath the cobblestones at the foot of the stairs ...Read more

All aboard: Retiree builds dog train to give rescues a barking good time

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FORTH WORTH, Tex. -- Doggone it, Wally loves his ride.

So do Buddy, Daisy, Jack, Mickey, Ms. Nell, Chubby, Bonnie and Clyde, all former stray dogs who belong to 80-year-old Eugene Bostick of Fort Worth.

The ride, which Bostick built himself, has made the retired Union Pacific railroad employee and his pups viral superstars. After a video ...Read more

Consumers slow to adopt newest safety features

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Existing technologies already available on new vehicles could prevent about one-third of the traffic deaths annually in the U.S., and save a quarter-trillion dollars, but consumers are very slow to pay the current price for these features, based on a study released this week by the Boston Consulting Group and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers ...Read more

VIDEO: Woman begs black bear to stop kayak attack in viral video

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WRANGELL, Alaska (UPI) -- A woman on a kayaking trip in Alaska took video of a bear chewing up her kayak while she shouted at it and demanded to know its motives.

Mary Maley posted a video to YouTube showing the black bear gnawing on her kayak while she filmed it from a distance during a solo kayak trip from Ketchikan to Petersburg.

Maley said...Read more

Mountain lion climbs 35-foot utility pole near Cougar Buttes

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LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. (UPI) -- A mountain lion was spotted atop a 35-foot California utility pole near the aptly-named Cougar Buttes and eagle-eyed residents snapped photos before the big cat climbed down.

Residents living near the power pole in the Lucerne Valley, about two miles south of Cougar Buttes, reported they first spotted the ...Read more

VIDEO: Music-hating cat shows distaste to floor-sitting flutist

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WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A flute player filming her performance while sitting on the floor caught video of her apparently music-hating cat making its displeasure known.

The video, uploaded to YouTube by user Mr. Maci, features a young woman sitting cross-legged on the floor and playing her flute when the cat approaches.

The cat jumps on the woman's...Read more

Rover goes formal: Black Tie & Tails event benefits animal shelter

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If one night of romping with dogs, cats and rabbits isn't enough, Pittsburgh-area Animal Friends shelter has two for its annual Black Tie & Tails gala. Both events were held at the Ohio Township shelter and included lots of animals available for adoption and therapy pets eager to meet and greet guests. More than 600 total attendees raised a ...Read more

VIDEO: Thirsty leopard gets help for pot-head problem in India

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SADULKHERA, India (UPI) -- A thirsty leopard got a little help from forest officers in India after an attempt to drink some water led to a metal pot being stuck on its head.

Footage taken of the big cat in Sadulkhera, Rajasthan, shows the leopard walking around with a metal pot on its head after trying to take a drink.

Villagers discovered the...Read more

My Pet World: Readers' questions answered by experts at Clinical Animal Behavior Conference

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LAS VEGAS -- These reader questions were answered by attendees of the of Clinical Animal Behavior 2015 Conference, Sept. 25-27, presented by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians.

There is available and qualified help for pet ...Read more

My Pet World: Lyme disease a continual issue in dogs, and humans

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Lyme disease is diagnosed more readily and responded to differently in animal health compared to human health. Two veterinarians and two experts on tick-borne disease in people spoke on Sept. 10 at an unusual forum in Syracuse, N.Y. It was unusual because it is rare for medical professionals on the animal and ...Read more

Police: Dog rescued after driving owner's pickup into lake

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ELLSWORTH, Maine (UPI) -- Police in Maine said a small dog was to blame for driving its owners pickup truck into a lake by knocking the vehicle out of gear.

The Ellsworth Police Department said the Yorkie's owner had been walking the dog around Branch Lake Saturday afternoon and he put the canine back into his pickup truck while it was idling. ...Read more

Carriage horse Nick picks up painting in retirement

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WHEATON, Ill. -- There's a prolific new artist in residence at the Danada Equestrian Center near Wheaton.

He can turn out six or more abstract art pieces during a 20-minute session.

He also weighs 1,600 pounds and once pulled carriages on Mackinac Island, Mich.

He is Nick, a 22-year-old Appaloosa-Clydesdale, and he's the latest horse at ...Read more

Cat helps owners curb new puppy's barking

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LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- A Los Angeles couple who set up a camera to monitor their new puppy said they discovered their cat has little patience for the canine's barking.

Devon Meadows said he and his wife, Ashley, set up a camera in their apartment to monitor their puppy, Chazz, while training him not to bark when the humans aren't at home.

...Read more

At least three other fatal accidents involving Duck vehicles reported since 1999

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SEATTLE--Before Thursday's multiple-fatality collision in Seattle, at least three other fatal accidents involving Duck tourist vehicles had been reported nationally since 1999, federal records, news reports and interviews show.

The latest accident occurred in Philadelphia in May, when one of the amphibious military vehicles-turned-tourist ...Read more

VIDEO: Tractor-pulled 'dog train' turning heads in Texas

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FORT WORTH, Texas (UPI) -- A Texas man has found viral fame not just for the unusual train-like trailers on his tractor, but for the dogs he takes for rides.

Eugene Bostick, 80, has become well known to residents of his Fort Worth neighborhood for the daily drives he takes in his tractor with a "train" of homemade plastic barrel trailers that ...Read more

VIDEO: Mississippi puppy gives himself a bath, towels off

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OXFORD, Miss. (UPI) -- A Mississippi puppy owner shared video of her 4-month-old golden retriever's unusual trick -- giving himself a bath.

Belle Rolfe, owner of a golden retriever named Brady, posted a video to YouTube under the username BradyTheGoldenPup showing how the hygiene-minded pooch bathes himself without any human help.

The video ...Read more

The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

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The diseases suffered by humans and cats are very similar. Take for instance the feline immunodeficiency virus or FIV that has a strain very similar to the one found on those who are suffering from AIDS.

The FIV was first discovered in 1986. Studies have shown this is passed on to other cats after a fight or by licking the saliva of another ...Read more

My Pet World: Owner believes dog is skittish on stairs because he sees a ghost

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Q: When we moved into our house, it seemed as -- in general, Max our 9-year old German Shepherd mix, became a tad more skittish. We've lived here just over a year, and last week Max began to hesitate at the same spot going up stairs, at the very last stair from the top. When he does this he looks around, as if he's looking for something. I've ...Read more

Lost dog found keeping watch over trapped friend

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PARADISE VALLEY, Wash. (UPI) -- A Washington state animal rescue group said a pair of lost dogs were found with one of the canines keeping watch over its friend trapped in a cistern.

The nonprofit Vashon Island Pet Protectors group said it posted pictures of lost dogs Tillie, a setter, and Phoebe, a basset hound, to the group's Facebook page ...Read more