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X-ray image captures stowaway cat in JFK passenger's luggage

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(UPI) Security staff at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport noticed something unusual in the X-ray of a traveler's bag: a stowaway cat.

The Transportation Security Administration said agents monitoring the baggage X-rays at the airport noticed what appeared to be the outline of an animal.

"The bag was opened by a TSA officer, who ...Read more

22-year-old dog named world's oldest by Guinness World Records

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(UPI) A California dog named Gino has been named the oldest dog living by Guinness World Records after the canine was confirmed to be over 22 years old.

Owner Alex Wolf, 40, said he and his college roommates adopted the then-2-year-old dog from Colorado's Humane Society of Boulder Valley in 2002.

"He's been there every step of the way," Wolf ...Read more

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Animal hoarders live in deep denial, even as their lives come unraveled

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- Kittens were being born at a home in Winsted, Connecticut, even as the Winchester Police Department removed some 200 cats from the dwelling that was infested with fleas, the stench of urine so strong that it was overbearing, even in a Hazmat suit and mask.

There were dead cats in the freezer, sick and dying cats all around ...Read more

Indoor cat reunited with owner after 18 months in the wild

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(UPI) An indoor cat who escaped from his Ohio home was reunited with his owner after surviving 18 months in the wild.

Richard Campbell, a retired Miami University professor, said his cat, Calvin, escaped from his Oxford home while family members were visiting in April 2021.

Campbell said Calvin had been an indoor cat ever since the feline and ...Read more

The American Kennel Club shares tips for a safe Thanksgiving with your dog

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we are all busy planning the day and what dishes we might make. Because you might not be able to give your dog full, undivided attention during the holiday, there are more opportunities for your pup to sneak food while you’re not looking. It’s important to keep in mind that some foods can be ...Read more

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These cat names are the most popular, US report finds. Which others made the list?

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Cat owners can’t get enough of two pet names — and they now rank as the most popular in the United States.

Luna is the No. 1 name for female cats while Oliver tops the list for male cats, according to results published on Tuesday.

The online pet-care resource Rover.com said it created the list after it studied data that more than 1 million...Read more

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These cat names are the most popular, US report finds. Which others made the list?

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Cat owners can’t get enough of two pet names — and they now rank as the most popular in the United States.

Luna is the No. 1 name for female cats while Oliver tops the list for male cats, according to results published on Tuesday.

The online pet-care resource Rover.com said it created the list after it studied data that more than 1 million...Read more

WATCH: Kitten rescued from commuter train tracks in New York

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(UPI) Passengers on a New York commuter train were temporarily delayed when employees ventured out onto the tracks to rescue a wayward kitten.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the engineer on the 9:40 a.m. train from North White Plains to Grand Central Terminal on the Metro-North Harlem Line reported a kitten on the tracks at the ...Read more

World's largest coloring book unveiled at Texas dog walking event

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(UPI) An annual dog walking event in Texas broke a Guinness World Record when organizers unveiled the world's largest coloring book.

The 22nd Annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk, an annual fundraiser for Service Dogs Inc., took place at the Camp Mabry Parade Grounds in Austin.

The event featured the release of Becoming Kaxan, a new children's book ...Read more

WATCH: Lost dog walks into police station in England

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(UPI) A dog who wandered away while out for a walk in England was reunited with her owner after the canine walked through the front door of a police station.

Leicestershire Police posted a video to Facebook showing the border collie, named Rosie, calmly walking into the Loughborough Police Station through the automatic doors.

"Our staff ...Read more

The American Kennel Club offers tips on daycare for dogs

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Doggy daycare is a great option for dog owners who work long hours or need to leave their dog for long stretches of time.

Some dog owners opt to hire a dog walker, but if you’re interested in doggy daycare, The American Kennel Club’s offers the following tips on choosing the right daycare for your dog:

Consider whether your dog is ...Read more

Firefighters in New York hoist dog out of 12-foot cesspool

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(UPI) Firefighters responded to a home in New York's Long Island region to rescue a dog who fell into a cesspool and became stranded 12 feet under ground.

The homeowner said her dog, Duke, a black lab-French bulldog mix, fell into the cesspool through a manhole that had been uncovered for service.

The Melville Volunteer Fire Department ...Read more

Stuck kitten rescued from truck tire in Massachusetts

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in Massachusetts came to the aid of a kitten that became spooked and got stuck in the tire of a resident's truck.

Lawrence Animal Control officers responded to a neighborhood to attempt to trap a family of 4-week-old stray kittens, but one of the felines fled from the officers and became stuck in the wheel of a truck.

"No...Read more

Tips to prepare for the cold and keep your dog safe

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As the holidays roll around, so do colder temperatures. If you can feel the changes in the weather, chances are good your dog can too.

As responsible pet owners, it’s important to take extra good care of our canine companions during the winter months. The American Kennel Club recommends the following tips for a safe winter season.

Be ...Read more

Rescue dog named Van Gogh creating art with his tongue

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(UPI) A one-eared dog named Van Gogh is channeling his namesake by using his tongue to create works of art at a Connecticut rescue.

Van Gogh, a 7-year-old boxer-pit bull mix, was rescued from a North Carolina dog fighting ring and had ear injuries so severe it had to be amputated, the Happily Furever After Rescue said.

Jaclyn Gartner, the ...Read more

Dog rescued after 18 hours trapped in rabbit hole

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(UPI) Firefighters in England came to the rescue of a dog who was trapped in a rabbit hole for about 18 hours.

The Poole Fire Station said firefighters were summoned to Wareham Forest on Wednesday to rescue small dog named Penny who had been trapped in a rabbit hole for about 18 hours.

"Firefighters at Poole are specialists in animal rescue ...Read more

Cat rescued from subway tracks in Philadelphia

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(UPI) A Philadelphia family has the World Series to thank for the safe return of their cat after the animal was found on the subway tracks.

The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society said the cat, named Edgar, escaped from a carrier Sunday night at the train platform at 2nd and Market Streets.

PAWS said a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation ...Read more

Missing dog found stuck in muddy Massachusetts pond

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(UPI) Animal control officers and firefighters in Massachusetts came to the rescue of a missing dog who was finally found when he got stuck in a muddy pond.

Billerica and Tewksbury Animal Control said the 1-year-old dog, named Louie, was missing for two days before officers received a report of a dog stuck in the mud of Tewksbury's Round Pond. ...Read more

As the pet industry grows, so does the business of pet death care

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BALTIMORE — When Richard Thompson’s wife of 40 years was nearing the end of her life at a Baltimore County hospital, he couldn’t fathom living alone. His two beagles had died unexpectedly earlier this year, but a new rescue beagle named Tucker was the godsend he needed.

Thompson, 73, of Medfield in Baltimore, adopted Tucker from Beagle ...Read more

AKC offers tips for hitting the trail with your dog

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There’s no better way to take in the fall season’s cool weather and foliage than hiking. As many dog owners know, plenty of dogs enjoy hiking just as much as their owners, and hiking is a great way to exercise outdoors with your canine pal.

The American Kennel Club offers the following tips on what to bring along when you and your dog ...Read more