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Kitten rescued after more than week trapped in storm drain

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(UPI) Animal rescuers and firefighters teamed up in Arizona to rescue a kitten trapped in a storm drain for more than a week.

The Arizona Humane Society said in a Facebook post that animal medical technicians and Phoenix firefighters worked to rescue the kitten.

The kitten dodged the rescuers' efforts for two days before being snared in a ...Read more

Missing cat reunited with Texas family after six years

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in Texas said a cat recently picked up as a stray was reunited with her family, who revealed the feline had been missing for six years.

San Antonio Animal Care Services said in a Facebook post that a stray cat was picked up recently when a resident reported the feline appeared to be ill. The responding officer discovered ...Read more

How to include your dog in holiday festivities

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The holiday season is sure to bring about parties and get-togethers with friends and family. But how can you make sure your party is dog-proofed as well? Here are some tips from the American Kennel Club to make sure your dog, and your guests, have an enjoyable and safe party experience.

Controlling the crowd:

— When inviting guests to ...Read more

Loose horse runs with traffic on Massachusetts highway

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(UPI) Travelers on a highway in Massachusetts faced an unusual traffic hazard when a horse entered the roadway and galloped alongside their vehicles.

A video captured by a driver on southbound Route 140 in Taunton captured video in the late morning showing the horse running on the roadway.

The Massachusetts State Police tweeted that the horse ...Read more

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'I can go anywhere': How service dogs help veterans with PTSD

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It was supper time in the Whittier, California, home of Air Force veteran Danyelle Clark-Gutierrez, and eagerly awaiting a bowl of kibble and canned dog food was Lisa, a 3-year-old yellow Labrador retriever.

Her nails clicking on the kitchen floor as she danced about, Lisa looked more like an exuberant puppy than the highly trained service ...Read more

WATCH: Goat steals papers from government office in India

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(UPI) A goat entered a government office in India and was caught on video walking off with a file full of papers from inside the building.

The video, filmed outside the Panchayat Secretary office in Chaubepur, Kanpur, shows an employee chasing after the goat while it holds a file of papers in its mouth.

Witnesses said the goat had entered the ...Read more

Umbrella cockatoo on the loose after break-in at North Carolina sanctuary

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(UPI) An animal sanctuary in North Carolina is attempting to recapture an umbrella cockatoo that escaped from its closure during a break-in.

The Dunrovin Exotic Animal Rescue in Vass said the exotic bird, named Oliver, fled when a burglar broke into the facility on Thanksgiving and damaged the bird's enclosure.

"We're not sure if someone was ...Read more

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Pets Q&A: Will cat destroy the Christmas tree again this year?

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DEAR JOAN — Last year when we put up our Christmas tree, our very active and curious cat, Maisey, immediately knocked it over and created a huge mess.

We put it back up, cleaned up the broken ornaments and mopped up the spilled water, only to have her immediately launch herself at the tree and make another huge mess.

This went on pretty much...Read more

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Pets Q&A: Will cat destroy the Christmas tree again this year?

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

DEAR JOAN — Last year when we put up our Christmas tree, our very active and curious cat, Maisey, immediately knocked it over and created a huge mess.

We put it back up, cleaned up the broken ornaments and mopped up the spilled water, only to have her immediately launch herself at the tree and make another huge mess.

This went on pretty much...Read more

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Pets Q&A: Will cat destroy the Christmas tree again this year?

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

DEAR JOAN — Last year when we put up our Christmas tree, our very active and curious cat, Maisey, immediately knocked it over and created a huge mess.

We put it back up, cleaned up the broken ornaments and mopped up the spilled water, only to have her immediately launch herself at the tree and make another huge mess.

This went on pretty much...Read more

Firefighter rescues dog that fell into frigid Washington river

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(UPI) A Washington firefighter waded through the frigid waters of a river to rescue a dog that fell into the water and became stranded on the other side.

The North Mason County Fire Authority said in a Facebook post that Mickey Cotter, a firefighter and paramedic, "put his rescue swimmer skills to the test" Tuesday when a dog named Willie fell ...Read more

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'I can go anywhere': How service dogs help veterans with PTSD

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

It was supper time in the Whittier, California, home of Air Force veteran Danyelle Clark-Gutierrez, and eagerly awaiting a bowl of kibble and canned dog food was Lisa, a 3-year-old yellow Labrador retriever.

Her nails clicking on the kitchen floor as she danced about, Lisa looked more like an exuberant puppy than the highly trained service ...Read more

Newborn kittens rescued from Utah storm drain during rainstorm

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(UPI) An animal control officer in Utah climbed into a storm drain to rescue three newborn kittens spotted stranded in the drain during a rainstorm.

The Best Friends animal shelter in Salt Lake City said in a Twitter post that an animal control officer responded, climbed into the drain and rescued the kittens, who were taken in by Best Friends....Read more

Firefighters rescue puppy stranded under owners' deck

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(UPI) Firefighters in Iowa ended up pulling up the boards from a family's deck to free a puppy trapped underneath the structure.

The Davenport Fire Department said firefighters responded to a home where a woman reported her family's 5-month-old puppy, named Buddy, was stranded beneath their deck.

The woman said she could hear the dog crying ...Read more

Tips for traveling with your dog

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The holiday season is here, which means more people are going to be traveling — and that includes their pets. The American Kennel Club offers the following canine courtesy tips to ensure you and your pooch will be able to find a home away from home during your holiday travels.

— Book your reservations at a pet-friendly hotel: If you aren...Read more

Firefighters rescue cat from engine compartment of mail delivery van

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(UPI) Firefighters in Britain rescued a cat that became trapped in the engine compartment of a mail delivery van.

The London Fire Brigade said a Blue watch crew from the Croyden branch responded Tuesday when a cat was found trapped under the hood of a Royal Mail delivery van.

The brigade tweeted a photo showing a firefighter holding the feline...Read more

Oregon cat might be world's oldest at age 26

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(UPI) An Oregon cat might soon have a Guinness World Records title after his owners discovered he is two years older than the current feline recognized as the world's oldest living cat.

Charly Briggs of Turner said friends suggested she contact Guinness World Records to see if her cat, Samm, might be the world's oldest living cat at age 26.

"I...Read more

Cold-weather tips to keep your dog safe this winter

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The temperature outside has already started to drop, and chances are if you’re feeling the weather changes, so is your dog. As responsible pet owners, it’s important to take special care of our dogs the same way we do ourselves. The American Kennel Club offers the following tips for a safe winter season with your dog.

— Don’t leave ...Read more

Kitten rescued from atop utility pole in California

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(UPI) Animal Services crews and utility workers came to the rescue of a kitten found perched atop a power pole near her owner's California home.

Heather Padilla, of Indio, said her family's 9-month-old kitten, Ruth, disappeared from their home during the weekend, and after days of searching they spotted the feline perched atop a utility pole ...Read more

Firefighters free cat with head stuck inside pet food can

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(UPI) Firefighters in Turkey rescued a cat found wandering around with a metal pet food can stuck over its head.

The Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Fire Brigade said the cat was brought to a station by members of the public, who found it with the aluminum food can stuck over its head.

The firefighters initially were unable to pull the can ...Read more