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'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 GreaterGood.org 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

German authorities seize puma cub from apartment bathroom

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(UPI) Authorities in Germany seized a puma cub that was being illegally kept in the bathroom of an apartment, animal rescuers said.

Animal welfare charity Four Paws International said German authorities seized the 4-month-old male cub from an apartment in Lahr, where the animal was being kept in a bathroom.

The cub, named Tikim, was purchased ...Read more

Tennessee family searching for escaped rabbit the size of a dog

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(UPI) A Tennessee family is asking the public to be on the lookout for their unusual escaped pet -- a giant rabbit the size of a dog.

D.J. Corcoran said Barley the bunny escaped from the home of his son, Connor, in North Knoxville.

The rabbit, who is just under a year old, is a Flemish giant, the world's largest rabbit breed. Corcoran said ...Read more

Florida dog honks car horn to get owner's attention

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(UPI) An impatient dog left inside its owner's car while she went into a store showed its impatience by repeatedly honking the horn.

The dog's owner said she left the windows open for her dog when she dipped into ABC Fine Wine liquor store in West Palm Beach, Fla., but the canine became impatient anyway.

The owner shared a video showing the ...Read more

Kansas mom gets 'incredible' response for foam coolers to shelter animals in winter

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In December, Stephanie Lindquist-Johnson of Roeland Park, Kan., placed a post on Nextdoor, a neighborhood social media site, seeking unwanted foam coolers, the type often used to ship steaks or holiday hams.

"The response was incredible," said Lindquist-Johnson, 43, a web designer for Waddell & Reed, an asset management company in Overland Park...Read more

Home remedies: Animals as healers

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Pet therapy is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Animal-assisted therapy can reduce pain and anxiety in people with a range of health problems.

What is pet therapy?

Pet therapy is a broad term that includes animal-assisted therapy and other animal-assisted activities. Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other ...Read more

Rescuers seek owner of hamster carried home by cat

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in Wales said they are searching for the owner of a hamster that had a lucky escape when it was dragged home by a cat.

The RSPCA said personnel were sent to a Cardiff home Thursday when the owner called to report their cat had brought a fluffy white hamster into the house.

The Grangetown neighborhood resident was able to ...Read more

Italian couple's cat dubbed world's longest by Guinness

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(UPI) An Italian family's cat is officially a Guinness World Record holder after being measured at 3 feet, 11.2 inches long.

Cinzia Tinnirello and Edgar Scandurra said they had a feeling when 2-year-old Maine coon Barivel was just a kitten that his unusual size would land him in the record books.

"From the start we thought about this Guinness ...Read more

Deer jumps over surprised dog on doorbell cam

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(UPI) A Kansas homeowner's doorbell camera captured the moment a deer jumped over their dog and ran up to the front door.

The Olathe family's Ring camera was triggered by motion in their yard and the video recorded a deer running up to their yard, vaulting over the head of their black Labrador and running up to the front door.

The dog looks on...Read more

 

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