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Feline 'cat burglar' found trapped in British bank

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NOTTINGHAM, England (UPI) -- A curious cat was found trapped alone on the inside of a glass door in a bank in England after hours.

Twitter user Jaimee shared photos of the stranded cat peering longingly out of the clear bank door on Tuesday night.

"Out walking through town and we've just found a cat stuck in a bank," Jaimee said.

The trapped ...Read more

VIDEO: Friendly fox joins man for nighttime walk in London

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LONDON (UPI) -- A man taking a nighttime walk in London encountered a friendly fox that strolled by his side and at one point tried to take his backpack.

Henry Hoffman posted a video to YouTube showing the fox he encountered while walking through the Hampton Wick area.

"So, I'm just chilling out with this fox right now," Hoffman says while the...Read more

Missing Florida dog found in New Jersey three years later

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (UPI) -- A missing Maltese Pomeranian mix from Florida was reunited with her owner after turning up in New Jersey three years later.

Bill Gerstein of Fort Lauderdale shared a photo with his newly found dog, Bella, to a Facebook page dedicated to finding the beloved pet.

"Almost three years later, miracles do really happen...Read more

Talking dogs: Taking the stress out of getting into car for pup

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Q: My 10 month old puppy refuses to get into the car on his own. I have to lift him up, and he is getting too big to continue with this method. Once he's in, he's fine and likes to ride with me. Anything I can do to change this?

-- Doug

A: Sure, Doug, this is fixable. Your dog's behavior suggests that he isn't comfortable with some aspect of ...Read more

VIDEO: 'Piqapoo' dog bag clip offers hands-free poop clean up

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NEW YORK (UPI) -- A crowdfunded silicone clip is looking to help dog owners clean up after their pets without using their hands.

The Piqapoo clip, funded by Kickstarter, is used to attach a plastic dog bag to the pet's tail to collect their feces while they walk.

"The Piqapoo has a soft clip and a durable collection bag beneath, that ...Read more

Kitten rescued from car's undercarriage hides out in Florida fire station

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MARGATE, Fla. (UPI) -- Florida firefighters said they had to search for a kitten twice after it was freed from the undercarriage of a car and fled into the station.

Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue said a woman drove to Fire Station 58 Tuesday and told firefighters there was a kitten lost somewhere inside her vehicle.

"Crews were able to ...Read more

'Fat Boy' the cat rescued from electrical pole after nine days

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FRESNO, Calif. (UPI) -- Fire crews in California scaled an electrical pole to rescue a pet cat who had been stuck near the power lines for nine days.

Residents in the Fresno neighborhood spent days seeking help to rescue the black and white cat named Fat Boy before assistance finally arrived to bring the cat to safety, Fox 26 reported.

Two ...Read more

VIDEO: Kitten gets the hang of horseback riding in Sweden

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPI) -- A Swedish horse enthusiast shared video of a kitten learning the basic skill at the heart of horseback riding -- not falling off the horse.

Ida Lisberger shared a video online of the young kitten standing on the back of an adult white horse.

The kitten appears to struggle to keep its balance, while the horse appears ...Read more

Baby bobcats visit Iowa hunter in his tree stand

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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (UPI) -- An Iowa hunter captured photos of the unexpected visitors he received in his tree stand -- a trio of bobcat cubs.

Wendell Van Beek of Sioux Center said he was out hunting in the woods last month when he climbed up to his hunter blind in a Woodbury County tree.

Van Beek said the deer started to come out and he soon ...Read more

Pet owners use cannabis to relieve animal ailments

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Every July 4, Augie, a 4-year-old Chihuahua mix, would go into freak-out mode. He trembled. He refused to eat, sleep or let anyone pick him up. His owners tried giving him Xanax for his fireworks phobia.

"He would act like your worst drunk friend at a bar who picks fights with everyone," said Liz Hughston, an emergency ...Read more

Fire crews rescue puppies from Florida cemetery

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MIAMI (UPI) -- Fire crews in Miami discovered an adorable surprise when they found a group of puppies in a local cemetery.

The three frightened puppies were found in healthy condition under a concrete box in a Northwest Miami-Dade cemetery, according to WSVN.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews were informed of a faint sound coming from beneath the ...Read more

'You can't be mean when you look at Riley's face'

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WICHITA, Kan. -- For those who frequent the Riley Leroy Pitts Military and Veteran Student Center at Wichita State University, there's a new therapist who has become quite a hit.

The therapist doesn't charge a fee, ask about childhood memories or give advice. She does, however, offer free cuddles and a respite from the pressures of college life...Read more

VIDEO: Polar bear petting dog caught on camera in Manitoba

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CHURCHILL, Manitoba (UPI) -- A tour guide in Canada discovered that man's best friend has pals elsewhere in the animal kingdom when he captured video of a polar bear petting a dog.

David De Meulles said he was taking a pair of North Star Tours clients on a polar bear watching expedition during the weekend in Churchill, Manitoba, when the group ...Read more

Curious cat gets head stuck in shower drain

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CESSNOCK, Australia (UPI) -- A cat in Australia had to be rescued from a shower drain after its inspection of the drain left its head stuck in the tile bathroom floor.

Cessnock District Rescue Squad shared photos of the curious cat after members Doug and Paul arrived to rescue the trapped feline.

"Kiba the cat had become well and truly stuck ...Read more

Tiger rescued from the bottom of a well near India park

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KHAWA, India (UPI) -- Wildlife officials in India rescued a female tiger that ended up trapped at the bottom of a well near a national park.

The Rajasthan Forest Department said villagers in Khawa reported the tiger, known as T-83 to officials and "Lightning" to locals, was trapped in the well Monday near the Ranthambore National Park.

Forest ...Read more

VIDEO: Kitten hoisted from Colorado sewer pipe with towel rope

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AURORA, Colo. (UPI) -- Fire crews and residents in a Colorado neighborhood helped rescue a kitten trapped in a sewer pipe.

Aurora Fire Rescue shared video of the rescue, as they arrived at the neighborhood on Friday to save the tiny kitten.

The resident who called the fire department told Denver7 she believed the tiny cat had been trapped down...Read more

Doggone it! These pet anxiety-reducing meds really stress out owner

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With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, pet owners across the country are preparing to travel to destinations near and far.

While some owners will kennel their beloved fur babies when they go out of town for the holidays, some brave souls will make the choice to travel with their precious dog or cat in tow. Of course, the key to ...Read more

Large 'lynx-like' cat spotted in England

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WARWICKSHIRE, England (UPI) -- A father in England spotted a large cat with markings similar to a lynx near his home in Warwickshire.

Phillip White, 39, shared video footage to SWNS of the large cat from about 21 miles away before it ran away.

White said the large cat had a black tail and markings resembling those commonly found on a lynx.

"I...Read more

Nashville Fire Dept. rescues cat named Thomas Jefferson from drainpipe

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NASHVILLE (UPI) -- The Nashville Fire Department rescued a cat named Thomas Jefferson from a drainpipe on Election Day, and shared live updates about the rescue on Twitter.

The department first shared a story of a rescue of a parrot that escaped its cage and flew into a tree, but bumped the coverage of "Election Day Parrot" in favor of ...Read more

Cat who resembles dog baffles the Internet

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MONTREAL (UPI) -- A photo of a mysterious animal that resembles both a dog and a cat has left many people confused.

Twitter user "1evilidiot" shared a photo of the long-haired creature alongside the caption Her.- do you have a dog or a cat? me.- I don't know.

His post gained more than 23,000 likes and 13,000 retweets and left many on ...Read more