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Australian rescue seeks home for 'despot and dictator' cat

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(UPI) An animal rescue group in Australia posted a listing online seeking a home for a pet that might be difficult to place, due to being an "utter bastard of a cat."

The Cat People of Melbourne rescue in Australia posted a listing on website Pet Rescue seeking someone to adopt a male domestic short hair dubbed Mr. Biggles, "also known as Lord ...Read more

California cat, found 1,500 miles away from home, reunited with owner

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(UPI) A California family has been reunited with their pet cat about two months after it went missing during a cross-country road trip.

Penny, the 5-year-old cat, leapt out of Cherrell Bishop's RV while she and her family were traveling near the Oklahoma-Missouri border.

Several weeks latter Penny wandered into Elizabeth Givens backyard in ...Read more

Four kittens stow away on 1,000 mile trip from Poland to England

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(UPI) Four kittens traveled about 1,000 miles from Poland to England after hitching a ride in the back of a delivery truck.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Northamptonshire Branch shared a photo of the kittens after their three day journey inside a cardboard box headed to a Dynamic Office Solutions depot.

"We ...Read more

Family dog finds missing cat under floor 2 months after fire

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(UPI) A Michigan family whose home was destroyed in a fire said their dog found their cat alive under the floor of the wreckage two months after the blaze.

Christine Marr said her family thought their cat, Ringer, had died in the March fire at their home near South Haven.

Marr said her dog, Chloe, also nearly perished in the fire, but was ...Read more

Hundreds volunteer for opportunity to adopt rare male 'tortoiseshell' kitten

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(UPI) More than 300 people have volunteered to adopt a rare male "tortoiseshell" kitten from an animal shelter in New Jersey.

The 6-week-old kitten, named Burrito, was brought to the Animal Welfare Association of New Jersey after good Samaritans found him and two other kittens abandoned on the street.

When Dr. Erin Henry was examining the ...Read more

What is that dog trying to say? Ask its owner

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When it comes to interpreting dog growls, some humans are surprisingly good at taking the hint, a new study shows. Scientists testing how people categorized different types of natural growls found that people could largely tell playful vocalizations from threatening ones -- though women and dog owners seemed to do better than their peers.

The ...Read more

Alabama man's trail camera captures image of large cat

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(UPI) An Alabama man wants to know whether a big cat photographed this month by his nature camera is a wandering mountain lion -- or a "monster bobcat."

Greg Donnelly said he recently checked the photos taken on his 705 acres of hunting land in Cullman County and came across a shot of the large cat.

"I had not checked the camera in two to ...Read more

Pet Tales: Dogs who serve get free eye exams

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PITTSBURGH -- The eyes of Lola and Yahtzee are more precious than the eyes of most dogs; these Labrador retrievers are the eyes and lifelines of their blind partners.

Lola, a 2-year-old yellow female, and Yahtzee, a 10-year-old black male, are among the 100-150 "working" dogs getting free screening eye exams this month at Pittsburgh Veterinary ...Read more

Texas residents post sign: Roof-sitting dog is not in danger

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(UPI) A Texas dog is the toast of Twitter after a neighbor snapped a picture of him perched on his owner's home -- and a note explaining that he isn't in danger.

Huckleberry, an Austin dog now known to the Internet as "HuckTheRoofDog," came to Twitter's attention when Sarafina Nance spotted him sitting on the roof of his owner's home and ...Read more

Her name is Katz. She's a pet detective. And she's gonna find your missing dogs

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MIAMI -- Jamie Katz and her dad were constantly evicted from apartments. The dog barks from inside their homes were ear-splitting. The stench from litter boxes on balconies, overwhelming.

"He couldn't say no to me,'' said Katz. "And I couldn't say no to the animals."

That was about two decades ago and Katz, 36, still can't say no to the ...Read more

Missing mountain lion cub turns up months later in garden center

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(UPI) California wildlife officials said a young mountain lion feared dead after the deaths of its mother and siblings turned up alive and healthy at a garden center.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said officers responded to a report of a young mountain lion in a plant nursery Friday in Chatsworth and they quickly tranquilized ...Read more

Alligator crawls out from storm drain behind Louisiana school

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(UPI) A group of men in a Louisiana neighborhood captured a 7-foot alligator that emerged from a storm drain behind an elementary school.

Witnesses said the alligator emerged from the drain behind Marie Riviere Elementary School, in the Bucktown area of Jefferson Parish, and started moving around shortly after heavy rains around midday Monday. ...Read more

Florida teen makes matching prom dress for dog 'Sasha'

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(UPI) A Florida teenager and her dog are a hit online after she used the leftover fabric from her prom dress to make a matching gown for the canine.

Brenda Sierra, 18, of Tampa, posted photos to Twitter showing her and her prom date, Rodney Sesler, posing with Sasha, a 7-year-old dog clad in a miniature version of Sierra's dress.

Sierra said ...Read more

VIDEO: Kitten rescued after being dropped from sky by seagulls

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(UPI) Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals officers in Wales helped rescue a kitten that was dropped from the sky by seagulls.

A resident contacted the RSPCA after witnessing the tiny 4-week-old kitten being attacked by a flock of seagulls and dropped from the sky at Sandy Cove in Cymru on Wednesday afternoon.

"This poor ...Read more

VIDEO: Colorado vet soothes dog by singing before surgery

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(UPI) A veterinarian in Clorado used his musical talents to help soothe a nervous pet being prepared for surgery.

Fox Hollow Animal Hospital shared video of Dr. Ross Henderson playing guitar and serenading a dog named Ruby with Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" to calm her nerves before she underwent surgery.

"Sometimes your patient...Read more

Sacramento fire crews rescue dog that fell 15 feet down storm drain

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(UPI) Fire crews in California came to the rescue of a dog that became trapped in a storm drain after falling several feet.

Sacramento Fire Department shared video of the rescue after rescuers arrived at the scene to find a dog that had fallen 15 down a loose manhole cover on Monday afternoon.

The dog's owner said his 9-month-old pit bull ...Read more

Prosthetic leg gives injured dog new leash on life

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- You can barely notice the Labrador retriever's limp as she runs outside a veterinary clinic. But Maggie has a prosthetic leg, which was fitted after a crash last November that nearly killed her.

The dog's doctor and surgeon, Jennifer Bibevski, said Tuesday she's surprised how quickly Maggie recovered and got used to the...Read more

RSPCA rescues freezing fox cub from drain

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(UPI) The London Fire Brigade and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals helped rescue a fox cub found trapped and freezing in a drain.

The fire brigade was called to the area in Lewisham after receiving reports of an animal crying from inside the drain and RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Abbie Fright joined to assist them. ...Read more

Russian navy shares photo of first cat to travel to the Syrian coast

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(UPI) The Russian navy celebrated a cat that became the first to make a lengthy trip to the coast of Syria.

Russia's Ministry of Defense shared a photo of the orange tabby cat seated on the deck of a ship after completing the long journey.

"The first cat, who participated in the long march of the Russian navy warships to the coast of Syria," ...Read more

VIDEO: Virginia police probing mystery of shaven cats

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(UPI) Residents of a Virginia neighborhood have put up signs warning pet owners that cats in the area are being abducted and resurfacing partially shaved.

Capt. Kelly Walker of the Waynesboro Police Department confirmed at least two households in the Tree Street area have recently reported finding their indoor/outdoor cats with their undersides...Read more


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