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My Pet World: Cat mom stressed by a cat who wants to go outside

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Dear Cathy,

My wonderful cat Buddy is almost 9 year old. As with all my cats, he is a rescue. Since my husband passed away three years ago, he has been my light each and every day. I will be moving in six months and do not want him outside. He has been an indoor/outdoor cat his whole life. I have had two serious problems in the past year: one, ...Read more

VIDEO: Truck driver rescues fox with milk carton on its head

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(UPI) A truck driver who spotted a fox with a milk carton stuck on its head next to an Argentina road pulled over and filmed his rescue.

Eduardo Lito Nunez said he was driving in Punta Arenas when he spotted the fox in the distance and decided to come to its aid.

Nunez retrieved a pair of gloves from his truck and used his phone to film as he ...Read more

Kitty Cat Considerations

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Dear Annie: I am hoping you can help me sort this out. I am an avid animal lover, and I have had animals all my life. I am now on the brink of turning 65 and have no pets. I am in very good health. Also, I am on the autism spectrum (high functioning). Despite 30 years of counseling, I have no friends (and no family). I am yearning to adopt a cat...Read more

Mountain lion found napping in California resident's back yard

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(UPI) Authorities in California were called to a neighborhood where a reported wandering mountain lion was found napping under a tree in a resident's back yard.

The Pasadena Police Department said reports of a mountain lion wandering the neighborhood, located about two miles from the foothills of the Angeles National Forest, first came in about...Read more

Pregnant cat with impaled foot rescued from fence

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in Britain said they came to the aid of a pregnant cat found dangling by her back leg from a metal fence.

The RSPCA said a member of the public reported the cat dangling by one leg from the fence after her toes were punctured by a metal spike on the fence in Glaisdale Gardens in Wolverhampton.

"This poor cat had her back ...Read more

Cat rescued from between two walls

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(UPI) Animal rescuers and firefighters responded to a British home to rescue a cat that became stuck between a brick wall and an extension.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said collection officer Nick Jonas responded to the Grays, Essex, home on a report of meowing noises coming from a wall, and he discovered the cat ...Read more

Men's beards carry more germs than dog fur, according to science

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A new Swiss study has found that men with beards carry more germs than dogs. Sorry, hipsters.

Study author professor Andreas Gutzeit told the BBC that the researchers found a significantly higher count of germs and bacteria in men's beards than dogs' fur. Researchers from the Hirslanden Clinic in Switzerland took swabs from the facial fuzz of ...Read more

My Pet World: If you have pets, don't bring lilies into your home

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Dear Cathy,

We just lost our beloved cat because she ate a lily flower. Could you remind your readers of the dangers of this plant to cats? Our hearts are broken but maybe a little education might save somebody else from this heartache. -- Shelley K., Tucson, AZ

Dear Shelley,

I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for wanting to share your ...Read more

Troopers rescue loose dog on Phoenix freeway

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(UPI) A wandering dog caused traffic headaches on a Phoenix highway when it took a run through the roadway.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said the "wily pooch" led Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers on a foot chase Monday through traffic on Interstate 10, near the 67th Avenue exit.

Police said they received several calls ...Read more

Dog found swimming 136 miles from shore

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(UPI) Workers on an oil rig in the Gulf of Thailand said they rescued a dog found stranded in the water 136 miles from shore.

The oil rig workers said they spotted the dog struggling in the water and called out to her, causing her to swim up to the equipment.

The workers plucked the dog out of the water and sheltered her for two days until ...Read more

Recovering mom doesn't want dog at home

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Dear Amy: For the past 2-1/2 years my son (now 9) has been asking for a dog. I've been saying no because while I like dogs, I prefer them in other people's houses.

I didn't want to take on the considerable expense and care for a dog.

Four months ago, I had a brain aneurysm. Thankfully, I am OK and recovering. However, during my recovery in the...Read more

African serval cat wandering loose in Virginia

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(UPI) Police in Virginia said they are trying to capture an African serval cat seen wandering loose in a residential area.

Virginia Beach Animal Control said the search was launched Wednesday after the exotic cat was spotted about 8:15 a.m. in Virginia Beach, but the animal had disappeared by the time officers arrived on the scene.

Animal ...Read more

Firefighters rescue ferret stuck in 2-story-high pipe

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(UPI) Firefighters and animal rescuers were called to a home where a ferret was found stuck in a waste pipe at the top of the two-story building.

RSPCA Inspector Kaye Smith said she was contacted Tuesday by a Bishop Auckland, County Durham, homeowner who had been alerted to the unusual animal's presence by her cat.

"The caller heard scuffling ...Read more

Animal rescuers find distressed fox was stuffed taxidermy

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in Britain responded to a call about a collapsed fox that turned out to be beyond help -- it was already stuffed.

RSPCA Inspector Ellie Burt said she was summoned Monday to a home in Exeter, Devon, where a resident spotted a fox that appeared to have collapsed while hiding under a bush.

"The fox was described as lethargic...Read more

'I owe my life to this dog': How dogs rescued 3 people from loneliness and poor health

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Eric O'Grey was once unhealthy, depressed and lonely. Less than a decade ago, when he was 50, his doctor told him to buy a funeral plot because he'd soon need one. He weighed 350 pounds, with cholesterol at "a walking dead level."

That was in 2010; fast forward to 2019, and O'Grey, now 60, is alive and well because of a shelter dog named Peety....Read more

My Pet World: How to help a pet with the loss of another pet

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Dear Cathy,

We recently lost one of our dogs. My remaining pet is a playful, happy Havanese, or at least he was. He has become very nervous and anxious without her. Whenever we go out and leave him alone, he howls, cries, barks and runs all around the house. We have tried everything from medication and day camp to a cuddle pup with a heartbeat ...Read more

30 Philadelphia women created 'America's First Animal Shelter.' At last, they get their due.

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In 1869, the Women's Branch of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals opened in Philadelphia as the nation's first animal shelter. Now, 150 years later, it still stands in the form of the Women's Animal Center, a modern, airy shelter in Bensalem.

Yet the backstory of the shelter and its founder has largely fallen into...Read more

Police wrangle loose alpacas in California

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(UPI) The California Highway Patrol responded to an unusual call when a pack of alpacas went for a run in Santa Barbara.

The CHP's Santa Barbara station said troopers responded with Santa Barbara County Animal Services on Sunday when the alpacas were spotted running loose in the area.

Troopers said they only had to rope one of the animals and ...Read more

Animal rescuers remove tub from fox's head

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in Britain said a resident who heard knocking outside their home discovered a fox with a plastic tub stuck on its head.

The RSPCA said the resident alerted the organization Thursday morning that a fox had its head stuck inside a white plastic tub that appeared to have once contained supplement powder or protein powder in ...Read more

Fisherman helps fox stranded on floating ice

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(UPI) A fisherman in Russia came to the rescue of a fox that ended up stranded on a chunk of floating ice.

The video shows the fisherman driving his motorboat in Shlisselburg when he spots a fox stranded on a piece of ice floating far out into the water.

The man approaches the fox and uses his boat to push the ice closer to shore.

The fox ...Read more


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