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Cheetah climbs safari group's Jeep, sits for 45 minutes

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MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya (UPI) -- A cheetah that jumped onto a safari group's Jeep in Kenya turned out to be seeking a place to chill for a while.

Video of the incident in Masai Mara shows the curious big cat spot the Jeep from afar and wander toward the vehicle for a closer look as the driver stops for the tourists to take pictures....Read more

Stray cat hitches ride on truck from Toronto to Calgary

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TORONTO (UPI) -- A stray cat from Toronto found itself on the other side of the country after hitching a ride on a transport truck headed to Calgary.

The three-year-old cat whose lengthy journey earned it the nickname Gulliver, boarded the Westbound truck in December and was cared for by the staff of the Bison Transport company after the three ...Read more

Cat missing for a year found living in pet food warehouse

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NOTTINGHAM, England (UPI) -- A cat that had been missing for more than a year was discovered living in a UK pet food warehouse.

Kennelgate Pet Superstores in Nottingham, England shared a photo of Clive the cat who was found hiding and eating food from the pet store's warehouse.

Staff were eventually able to capture Clive with the help of Cats ...Read more

Missing dog rescued by lifeboat crew a mile offshore

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HASTINGS, England (UPI) -- A runaway dog seen chasing a seagull into the English Channel in Hastings, England, was rescued by a lifeboat more than a mile off shore.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution's Hastings station shared pictures on Facebook of 8-year-old German shepherd Storm after the exhausted canine was plucked out of the water by...Read more

VIDEO: Man dogsleds downtown Pittsburgh after snowstorm

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PITTSBURGH (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania man took advantage of Pittsburgh's heavy snowfall by taking his dogsled and three canines on a tour of the city's downtown.

Matt Philips, who filmed his dogsled trip with a pair of GoPro cameras, had his three dogs pull him along Isabella Street and the Allegheny River's North Shore, one year after he created ...Read more

VIDEO: Footage released of only known wild jaguar in United States

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TUCSON (UPI) -- The center for Biological Diversity released new footage of only wild jaguar known to be living in the United States.

The video shared by Conservation CATalyst was the first ever to be publicly released of the jaguar, named 'El Jefe' by a group of students, who lives in Tucson, Ariz.

"Studying these elusive cats anywhere is ...Read more

Mother dog cares for foster puppies

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SAINT ALBERT, Alberta (UPI) -- A mother dog in Canada was photographed caring for another dog's puppies that had been separated from their mother at a pet motel in Canada.

The photo shared to Facebook by Barkers Pet Motel and Grooming shows the motherly dog Maggie, who had recently separated from her own puppies, lying down with the newly ...Read more

VIDEO: Chicago woman fence-proofs her escape-prone dog

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CHICAGO (UPI) -- A Chicago woman who grew weary of her failed attempts to dog-proof her fence came up with an out-of-the-box solution: fence-proof the dog.

Vanessa Buccella said her dog has a tendency to escape her yard through any hole he can find in the fence, and she determined replacing the fence with a less porous version would be too ...Read more

Wagging tails make good medicine at Kansas City children's hospital

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hunter makes daily rounds at Children's Mercy Hospital.

Sort of like a doctor -- until he jumps into a kid's bed and gets his tummy rubbed. Doctors can't do that.

Another difference: When Hunter, a 2-year-old golden retriever, walks into a patient's hospital room, that child -- sometimes a very sick child -- usually breaks ...Read more

Is it possible to find a reputable vet when traveling?

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Q: I do a lot of traveling for work and usually bring my dog with me. She's an 11-year-old Yorkie, and in pretty good health, but I worry about finding a vet while I'm away. Do you have any suggestions for locating one if you're in an unfamiliar city? I do not trust Yelp reviews.

A: You're right, it is hard to find a good vet when you're in an ...Read more

'Luckiest dog in the world' survives arrow through back

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REGINA, Saskatchewan (UPI) -- A dog in Canada is in recovery after narrowly surviving being shot with an arrow.

An animal rescue organization in Regina, Saskatchewan, called CC RezQs Regina, shared a graphic photo of the dog with an arrow protruding from both sides of its back on Facebook, and asked if anyone would be willing to adopt the ...Read more

VIDEO: Cat tries to catch family's fish, fails spectacularly

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GLIDDEN, Iowa (UPI) -- An Iowa cat's failed attempt to catch fish by jumping at the fish tank was caught on camera by his amused owner.

Trent Vanderheiden posted a video to YouTube showing his wife's cat, Scat, staring down the fish in the tank from his perch on the TV cabinet.

The cat hungrily regards the fish for several seconds before ...Read more

VIDEO: San Francisco baby can't stop laughing at pugs

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SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- A San Francisco baby is bringing joy back to the internet with a video of her having a nonstop giggle fit while playing with her family's two pugs.

Mother Shannon Rose Green posted a video to YouTube showing 8-month-old baby Kennedy spouting her infectious laugh while playing with family pugs Barnum and Bailey.

The baby ...Read more

Dog owners still need to protect their pups from wintertime dangers

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We may have made it through a good chunk of winter, but the next two months will be no walk in the park -- especially for your dog.

The ASPCA has yet to lift its extreme weather watch for pet owners, and has listed a number of winter safety tips that conclude with a single piece of advice: "If it's too cold for you, it's probably too cold for ...Read more

VIDEO: Quasimodo the short-spined German shepherd wins hearts online

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (UPI) -- A German shepherd at a Minnesota animal shelter is becoming a social media star due to his unusual appearance resulting from short spine syndrome.

Quasimodo, a German shepherd branded Quasi the Great by his Facebook page, is one of only 13 dogs ever diagnosed with short spine syndrome, which resulted in his having a...Read more

Saved! Tiny N.J. lizard goes from salad to grade-school superstar

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Think "It's a Wonderful Life," and "Oliver!" -- with a reptilian twist.

Or "Saving Green Fruit Loop." That works, too.

A few weeks ago, Sally Mabon, a Princeton, N.J., mom and policy researcher, was washing some tatsoi, a kind of Asian spinach bought at a local health food store, only to find an unexpected houseguest -- a ...Read more

Canadian man faces jail after refusing to pay stray cat fine

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GATINEAU, Quebec (UPI) -- A Canadian man is facing jail time after refusing to pay a fine for a stray cat he claims belongs to his estranged wife.

Dan Smith, 65, refused to pay the $276 instead opting to spend as many as 11 days in jail on the principle that the cat did not belong to him.

Smith was ticketed for not having a license of ...Read more

VIDEO: French bulldog helps owner shovel snow

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LUBLIN, Poland (UPI) -- A pet owner clearing snow from sidewalks in Poland shared video of an enthusiastic French bulldog doing his best to help shovel.

The video, filmed this month in Lubin, shows the person's point of view while shoveling snow.

The human soon receives assistance from Vincent the French bulldog, who places his paws on the ...Read more

Open-air Hawaiian animal sanctuary home to 370 cats

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LANAI CITY, Hawaii (UPI) -- A Hawaiian animal shelter specializing in stray cats showed how its 370 felines enjoy the facility in a video posted online.

The video shows the 370 "Hawaiian Lions" at the Lanai Cat Sanctuary in Lanai City, Hawaii, enjoying the open air and attention from shelter workers and volunteers.

"The sanctuary is a ...Read more

Swedish sled dog wins gold medal despite poop stop just before finish line

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PITEA, Sweden (UPI) -- A Swedish sled dog was able to win a gold medal in the national championships despite taking time to relieve itself seconds before crossing the finish line.

Video posted to Instagram shows Norton the short-haired German pointer pulling owner Cajsa Grape to the side of the track just before completing the race.

"He really...Read more