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Yorkie protects 10-year-old Toronto girl from attacking coyote

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(UPI) A Toronto family's tiny Yorkshire terrier is being hailed as a hero after rescuing her 10-year-old owner from an attacking coyote.

Lily Kwan, 10, said she was walking Macy, her family's 6-year-old Yorkie, in the Scarborough neighborhood when a coyote started to chase them.

Lily said she started to run away and had to drop the 10-pound ...Read more

German shepherd born without back paws learning to walk with prosthetics

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(UPI) A 1-year-old dog born without rear paws is now learning to walk in Florida with a set of custom-made prosthetic legs and paws.

Dr. Marta Sanchez-Emden from the Animal Health and Rehab Center in South Miami said Ryder, a German shepherd mix rescued by Picolini's Animal Rescue in Coconut Grove, was born with incomplete hind legs.

Ryder was...Read more

Kitten rescued from 20-foot deep storm drain on Long Island

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(UPI) Police and animal rescuers in New York came to the assistance of a kitten that fell 20 feet down into a storm drain.

Strong Island Animal Rescue said personnel responded alongside the Suffolk County Police Department on Long Island when a resident reported hearing a kitten crying in a storm drain in Bohemia.

Rescuers said the kitten was ...Read more

Firefighters use sledgehammer to free dog trapped between walls

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(UPI) A dog who had been missing from her Ohio home for five days was reunited with her owners after firefighters used a sledgehammer to free her from between two concrete walls.

The Cincinnati Fire Department said the dog, named Gertie, had been missing for five days and posters were placed around the neighborhood before a local resident ...Read more

Advice on traveling with your dog

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As the country reopens, so does the ability to travel. Some of us may want to take our dogs along for the ride. Before you and your dog jump in the car or hop on a plane to your next destination, here are things to consider.

Plan ahead

When traveling with your dog, proper planning makes all the difference. Bringing your dog with you is ...Read more

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UC Davis researchers discover new way to test effectiveness of heart medicine for cats

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Researchers at the University of California, Davis have discovered a new way to administer heart medicine for cats.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, otherwise known as HCM, affects 1 in 7 cats. It leads to the thickening of the heart muscle and cats can form blood clots as the condition worsens, leading to extreme pain or even sudden death.

Cats ...Read more

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Dogs, cats might need help with transition as their owners return to work

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SAN DIEGO — As she typed on a laptop computer on the dining room table last month, wrapping up some work for her job at UC San Diego, Yvonne Grobe could feel the weight of a very serious stare burning into her from the next room.

Working in her current office space in San Carlos, California during the COVID-19 pandemic, Grobe slowly turned ...Read more

Disaster preparedness should factor in your pet

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Hurricane season has begun. Being prepared is essential during an emergency to be sure that everyone, pets included, is cared for. The American Kennel Club shares the following tips to keep your dog safe in the event that disaster strikes.

• Emergency supplies. Put together an easily portable and waterproof tote with emergency supplies and...Read more

WATCH: Leopard rescued from school cafeteria in India

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in India were summoned to a school to relocate a leopard that wandered into the cafeteria after an apparent confrontation with a rival.

Rescue group Wildlife SOS said personnel responded alongside the Maharashtra Forest Department to the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya school in Takali Dhokeshwar, Ahmednagar district, after ...Read more

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Pets Q&A: Why are mama hummingbird, two fledglings hanging around yard?

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DEAR JOAN — I discovered a hummingbird nest in the corner of my backyard on May 5, hidden in the crook of my rose tree. The two eggs hatched about 10 days later, and I enjoyed watching the mother hummer scare off the jays and the two growing larger and stronger.

One day when I approached, they both flew out of the nest! I was beside myself ...Read more

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Pets Q&A: Why are mama hummingbird, two fledglings hanging around yard?

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DEAR JOAN — I discovered a hummingbird nest in the corner of my backyard on May 5, hidden in the crook of my rose tree. The two eggs hatched about 10 days later, and I enjoyed watching the mother hummer scare off the jays and the two growing larger and stronger.

One day when I approached, they both flew out of the nest! I was beside myself ...Read more

Loose serval captured after jumping on Atlanta woman's bed

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(UPI) An African serval that surprised a sleeping Atlanta woman by jumping on her bed has been safely captured, officials said.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources confirmed Thursday that the serval, a large African cat, was captured near the Capital City Country Club, which is located on the border of the Buckhead and Brookhaven ...Read more

Digital billboard projects giant 3D cat over Tokyo

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(UPI) A high tech billboard in Tokyo is drawing attention by playing the 3D image of a giant cat moving around and meowing for 18 hours a day.

The 1,664-square-foot curved LED screen billboard, situated atop a building in the Shinjuku district, shows a high-definition, 3D video of the cat walking around, napping and meowing from 7 a.m. until 1 ...Read more

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Love dogs? 2 new TV series showcase our canine pals. Here's a review

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Bored dogs tend to destroy furniture or shoes or pretty much anything they can get their paws on. Most of humanity may be burned out by the daily grind, but dogs actually like to work, and the docuseries “Dogs with Extraordinary Jobs” offers a look at the varied ways they contribute to human lives beyond companionship.

In the show, which ...Read more

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The future of human cat allergy treatment may be in changing cats with food, vaccines or gene editing

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PHILADELPHIA — Any cat lover who has watched an allergic friend react to a beloved pet knows the dark powers that lurk in that luxurious feline fur. Within minutes, an allergic human exposed to a cat can begin sneezing and wheezing. Eyes water and itch. The misery is obvious.

Solutions for people who want to be around cats despite allergies ...Read more

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The rest of the collapsed Surfside condo will be razed. What of the pets left behind?

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SURFSIDE, Fla. — In escaping the collapse of Sunrise's Champlain Towers South, some residents had to do what they never imagined they would do — left pets behind.

And, now that the rest of the apartment building will be demolished by Controlled Demolitions, Inc., residents are concerned about their pets.

"Many in the community have raised ...Read more

Dog reported stolen in Florida found 7 years later in Michigan

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(UPI) A dog who went missing in Florida was reunited with his owner 7 years later when he ended up at an animal shelter in Michigan.

Eaton County Animal Control said in a Facebook post that the dog, named Sgt. Pepper, went missing from his owner's Florida home in 2014, and his owner subsequently spotted a photo of the "Found" dog on Craigslist ...Read more

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The future of human cat allergy treatment may be in changing cats with food, vaccines or gene editing

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PHILADELPHIA — Any cat lover who has watched an allergic friend react to a beloved pet knows the dark powers that lurk in that luxurious feline fur. Within minutes, an allergic human exposed to a cat can begin sneezing and wheezing. Eyes water and itch. The misery is obvious.

Solutions for people who want to be around cats despite allergies ...Read more

Atlanta woman wakes to find African serval on her bed

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(UPI) Authorities in Georgia said they are trying to locate a loose African serval after the large cat woke a sleeping woman by jumping onto her bed.

Kristine Frank said she was asleep at her home in the Historic Bookhaven neighborhood of Atlanta about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday when she was awakened by an unusual presence in her bed.

"I felt ...Read more

Tips for a dog-friendly Fourth of July

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Fireworks, barbecues and outdoor fun go hand in hand with Independence Day, but the loud noises and change in routine can upset our four-legged friends. According to AKC Reunite, the American Kennel Club’s pet ID and recovery service, the Fourth of July is among the most active times of year for pet recovery. The sound of fireworks commonly ...Read more