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Kitten saved from traffic takes 80-mile Uber ride to rescue

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(UPI) A kitten rescued from traffic by a Florida woman ended up taking an 80-mile ride in an Uber to an animal rescue facility.

Kylie Gross said she was on her way to work in Hialeah, just outside of Miami, when she spotted a tiny kitten weaving through traffic.

Gross, a nurse practitioner, said she was able to get the kitten into her car, but...Read more

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Ask the Pediatrician: How old should my children be before we adopt a pet?

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Q: Should my children be a certain age before we adopt a dog or cat?

A: Having a cat or dog can be emotionally rewarding for children and adults, and owning a dog also can get the family out of the house for fresh air and exercise on daily walks.

The age of your children is one factor to consider when adopting a dog or cat. Generally, because ...Read more

Owner surrenders tiger spotted in Houston neighborhood

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(UPI) The owner of a 9-month-old tiger seen loose in a Texas neighborhood last week has surrendered the animal to authorities, the Houston Police Department said Saturday night.

"We are happy to report that the missing tiger seen in a Houston neighborhood last week has been found and appears to be unharmed," the department tweeted.

The tiger, ...Read more

Most popular dog breeds in America 2021

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Choosing a loyal companion is one of the most important decisions a pet owner can make. Each year the American Kennel Club tracks dog registrations to see which breeds are gaining in popularity in the United States, and which ones are falling out of favor. Stacker analyzed the American Kennel Club’s 2020 rankings, released on March 16, 2021, ...Read more

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They fell in love with their pandemic pets. Now they don't want to leave them

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – If you’ve been home with your pet during the pandemic, you know what’s coming.

Separation anxiety.

We can’t stay home forever. Soon we’ll start heading back to the office and taking vacations. Our pets will wonder where we went. And we will get that pit in our stomach, like when we left our kids at school for ...Read more

Fox rescued from storm tank at sewage treatment plant

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(UPI) Firefighters and animal rescuers in Britain came to the rescue of a young fox that fell into a storm tank at a sewage treatment plant and was unable to climb back out.

The RSPCA said inspector Grace Harris-Bridge responded alongside personnel from Kent Fire and Rescue Services when the fox was spotted about 30 feet down in the storm tank ...Read more

30 foods that are poisonous to dogs

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As man’s best friend, dogs do everything with us: walk around town, ride in the car, play in the yard, and snuggle on the couch. It’s natural, then, given how much time we spend with our four-legged companions, to assume they can eat with us, too. However, human food can be dangerous for dogs, even types of food that are completely safe for...Read more

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Teachers struggle to care for turtles, tortoises and other class pets during pandemic

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — As teachers pivoted to online learning last school year, some faced a unique challenge: What would happen to their class pets?

Central Ohio teachers scrambled to find surrogate homes for their turtles, bearded dragons and other class pets last spring and, in some cases, again over the summer.

“Those are some of the ...Read more

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Prosthetics for animals on 'The Wizard of Paws'

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STERLING, Va. – For 17 years Derrick Campana has been gifting the disabled with a new lease on life with braces, prosthetics and engineered equipment. But Campana’s clients have four legs, not two. And he never planned it that way.

Armed with a master’s degree in prosthetics and orthotics, Campana was perfectly happy serving his two-...Read more

Connecticut commuter records coyote running on the highway

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(UPI) A Connecticut woman making her morning commute captured video of an unusual sight on the highway -- a coyote running down the middle lane.

Tanika Campbell said she was on her way to her job in New Haven when she spotted the coyote sprinting down the center lane of Interstate 95.

Campbell posted a video to Facebook showing the coyote ...Read more

Pet telemedicine took hold in the pandemic. A lawsuit wants to make it permanent

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SAN FRANCISCO — A group of veterinarians and pet owners in California is asking the state to permit more telemedicine for animals even after the pandemic ends.

In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the state should not end waivers allowed during the pandemic for remote ...Read more

Stranded bobcat rescued from atop New Mexico utility pole

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(UPI) Authorities in New Mexico worked together with a power company to rescue a bobcat seen stranded at the top of a utility pole.

Dona Ana County said residents reported a bobcat was stranded atop the electric pole in the Topaz Road area and officials determined the animal needed help to safely get back to the ground.

The county worked ...Read more

Dog rescued from narrow gap between San Francisco buildings

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(UPI) Authorities in San Francisco conducted an unusual and difficult rescue when a dog fell into a narrow gap between two buildings.

San Francisco Animal Care and Control said the 12-year-old canine, nicknamed "Baby Jessica" by rescuers, had become stuck between two buildings on San Bruno Avenue, about 6 feet below a deck.

Rescuers said the ...Read more

Stranded dog rescued from Michigan island

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(UPI) A dog spotted stranded on a Michigan island by a passing angler was rescued by animal control officers using a trap.

Robert Debolt said he and some friends were participating Sunday in the Freeland Walleye Festival when he spotted a dog wandering on Green Point Island, where the Saginaw River branches into the Tittabawassee and Shiawassee...Read more

Mother dog, puppies rescued from Texas storm drain

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(UPI) A group of Texas neighbors who had been trying to capture a stray dog for weeks rescued the canine -- and her newborn puppies -- from a storm drain.

North Houston neighbors Pam Ashley, Emily Daniels and Shireen Hyrapiet connected on the Next Door app to attempt to safely capture a pregnant stray in the Lindale Park area. They said the dog...Read more

How to help your dog adjust to a new baby

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Bringing a new baby home from the hospital is exciting for you, but it may be confusing or frightening to your dog. Suddenly, the baby is taking up most of its owners’ time and attention, and the family dog can start to feel anxious or jealous. Taking the right steps before your new baby arrives home can help create a bond between your new ...Read more

Dog joins Utah track meet relay race, wins

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(UPI) Video footage of a high school track meet in Utah is going viral after a dog ran out onto the track and was the first across the finish line in a relay race.

The video, filmed on the track at Logan High School, shows Gracie Laney in the lead during the last leg of a relay race when a dog, named Holly, darts through the crowd of runners ...Read more

Dog rescued from SUV engine, adopted by firefighter

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(UPI) A stray dog that climbed up into the engine compartment of a parked car in Dallas found a new home with the firefighter who rescued her.

Maryanne Davidson said she was taking a walk with friends in the White Rock area, and they returned to her SUV to find a small dog underneath the vehicle.

Davidson said she and her friends attempted to ...Read more

Firefighters rescue dog alone inside moving vehicle

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(UPI) Firefighters in Canada came to the rescue of a dog who knocked their owner's vehicle out of park and took an accidental joyride.

The Edmonton Fire Rescue Service in Alberta said a crew was summoned about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when witnesses reported a dog was alone inside a vehicle that was rolling down Guardian Road.

EFRS personnel said ...Read more

How to dissuade a digging dog

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Does your yard resemble a minefield because of your dog’s digging? Certain breeds, particularly terriers and hounds, dig more because it’s in their genes. However, digging is more broadly used as an outlet for frustration when dogs have pent-up energy as a result of a lack of physical and/or mental stimulation. Digging provides a very ...Read more