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Firefighters rescue puppy stuck in wet concrete

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(UPI) Firefighters in Florida came to the rescue of a puppy who spent most of a day trapped in wet concrete that was slowly drying around him.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said the puppy, named Benji, was stuck in wet concrete for hours before firefighters arrived to help.

The Station 17 crew and a CARES community assistance team chipped away...Read more

Driver stops highway traffic to rescue kitten

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(UPI) A driver on a road in Thailand stopped speeding highway traffic to rescue a stray kitten he spotted stranded in the middle of the road.

Teera Potisat, 28, said he was driving home Tuesday with his girlfriend, Kessarapawn Inpang, 26, when they spotted the kitten dodging cars in the middle of the highway in Bangkok.

A video shows Potisat ...Read more

Leopard wanders through shopping mall, hotel

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(UPI) Wildlife authorities in India captured a leopard that wandered into a populated area and climbed a wall into a shopping mall.

Officials with the Forest Department said the leopard is believed to have scaled a perimeter wall into the Korum Mall in Thane and was seen leaving the shopping center about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Forest ...Read more

A lot of work goes into keeping hens happy and healthy

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Dear Joan: I'm thinking about getting some chickens so I can have fresh eggs every day. My problem is I don't really know anything about chickens.

My husband thinks I'm crazy and says I'll get in over my head, but I just think they are so sweet and I worry about all the stuff I hear about chickens being abused. I'm afraid to buy eggs at the ...Read more

Mayo Clinic Q&A: What is cat scratch fever?

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Dear Mayo Clinic: My cat scratched me while I was trimming his claws and the wound later became infected. Are cat scratches a special concern?

A: A bite or scratch from a cat carries particular risks, and infection is common. Cat scratch disease (or cat scratch fever) is a specific type of bacterial infection that occurs when a cat bites or ...Read more

Las Vegas woman rescues puppy from attacking hawk

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(UPI) A Las Vegas resident's home security cameras captured footage of the moment she rescued her small puppy from an attacking hawk.

Cecilia Celis said she let toy yorkie Lulu, who is less than a year old, into the back yard and she went to check on the canine moments later and found the 2-pound dog struggling with an attacking hawk.

"We just...Read more

Clydesdale horses rescued after falling through ice

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(UPI) Firefighters responded to a Pennsylvania lake where two large horses had wandered out onto the ice and fallen through into the freezing water.

The Blue Ridge Hook & Ladder Fire Company responded to the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm near Stroudsburg when the two 15-year-old Clydesdale horses were reported to be struggling in the ...Read more

Dog's head gets stuck in wall hole for dryer vent

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(UPI) Firefighters in Alabama came to the rescue of a good boy in a bad spot when the dog stuck his head through a hole meant for a dryer vent.

The Albertville Fire Department said firefighters responded to a home Wednesday morning where they found a dog's head sticking out through a small hole in a wall.

Fire Capt. Shane Nash said the dog had...Read more

'Love is in the air' as at-risk shelter dogs take flight from Fresno for new homes

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More than 100 dogs took flight from Fresno on Valentine's Day for new homes.

Many of the dogs were at risk of being euthanized.

The "Love is in the Air" event was organized by Wings of Rescue in partnership with to fly the small-breed dogs to Michigan where there is more need than in Central California, where they are at risk ...Read more

California family finds mountain lion lurking in garage

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(UPI) A California man said he and his family were doing laundry in their garage when their dogs alerted them to a mountain lion next to the dryer.

Sean Ishol said he initially thought his dogs were whimpering at a stuffed animal next to the dryer in the garage of his family's Lucerne Valley home, but he quickly noticed the cougar was looking ...Read more

Marijuana smokers find tiger in vacant Houston home

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(UPI) Police said a group of people broke into an abandoned Houston home to smoke marijuana and quickly discovered they weren't alone -- there was a tiger in the house.

The Houston Police Department said the people called the 311 non-emergency line Monday when they broke into the southeast Houston home, which was believed to be unoccupied, and ...Read more

Bobcat chases squirrel atop Florida screen porch

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(UPI) A Florida woman captured video when she discovered an unusual scene in her backyard -- a bobcat chasing a squirrel atop her screen porch.

Michelle Kloese posted a video to Facebook showing the chase that played out Sunday atop the lanai pool cage behind her Punta Gorda home.

"So, this morning I woke up, and I opened up the sliders," ...Read more

'Hero' dog escapes home, leads police to gas leak

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(UPI) A New York state family's dog is being hailed as a hero after escaping her home and leading police to a gas leak inside the house.

The Tuckahoe Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers responded Wednesday afternoon to a report of a pit bull running loose through the streets of a neighborhood and barking.

"The dog then ran ...Read more

Veterinarian saves cat found caked with snow

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(UPI) Veterinarians in Montana said they were able to save a cat found frozen in the snow with a temperature too low for thermometers to read.

Dr. Jevon Clark, veterinarian at Animal Clinic of Kalispell, said Fluffy the cat was brought in by her owners after she was found unresponsive and buried in the snow amid 10-degree weather Thursday ...Read more

Cat rescued from inside of bathroom wall

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(UPI) Animal rescuers responded to a home in Wales where a cat somehow managed to become trapped inside a bathroom wall.

The RSPCA said the 8-year-old cat, Arthur, became trapped in a cavity wall behind the bathtub in the bathroom of his owner's Conwy home, and the owner attempted removing some bricks but couldn't reach the feline.

RSPCA ...Read more

Wildlife reserve offers reward for return of stolen foxes

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(UPI) A British wildlife reserve is offering a $3,880 reward for the return of two tame foxes believed to have been stolen in a break-in.

The Lower Moss Wood Educational Nature Reserve said in a Facebook post it is offering a $3,880 reward for the return of Alice and Rift, two foxes found to be missing after a break-in at the facility late ...Read more

Dog rescues elderly neighbor after fall in the snow

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(UPI) A Minnesota man's dog is being credited with rescuing an elderly neighbor who took a fall outside amid dangerously cold temperatures.

Tim Curfman of Alexandria said he was taking the garbage out last week when his 4-year-old black lab mix, Midnight, started behaving unusually.

"She had her ears perked up looking at me. She doesn't ...Read more

Museum of dog-themed fine art opening in New York

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(UPI) The American Kennel Club is hailing the return of New York's Museum of the Dog, a museum dedicated exclusively to canine-themed fine art.

The AKC said the museum, which is officially returning to New York on Friday after moving to St. Louis in 1986, will feature works by artists including Sir Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl and Arthur Wardle.

...Read more

Tinder-inspired app connects humans with dogs

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(UPI) A Lithuanian developer's Tinder-inspired app uses a similar swiping-based method to foster connections -- between people and dogs.

GetPet, from developer Vaidas Gecevicius, uses a Tinder-like interface to allow users to swipe past photos of adoptable dogs.

The app also includes some basic information about each dog, such as temperament ...Read more

Puppy born with upside-down paws learning to walk

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(UPI) An Oklahoma puppy is learning to walk after undergoing a complicated surgical procedure to correct his upside-down paws.

Milo, a hound puppy surrendered to Oliver and Friends Farm Rescue and Sanctuary when he was just five weeks old, was initially unable to walk due to being born with a condition that turned his front paws upside down.

...Read more


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