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Stray dog caught on camera trying to steal from toy store

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(UPI) Security cameras at a toy store in Brazil were recording when a stray dog wandered into the business and attempted to steal a teddy bear.

The footage, recorded by cameras at a toy store in Tabatinga, Sao Paulo, shows two dogs approach the front door of the store, and one of the canines goes inside.

The dog grabs a stuffed sheep in its ...Read more

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Pets and potty breaks: If your dog won't go out in the rain, here's help

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Tensions are mounting in many South Florida households, and it’s all about the dog: She won’t go out to pee.

What’s a pet lover to do during a hurricane? You don’t want to drag your dog out the door, and even if you did, she likely wouldn’t comply with your command to relieve herself.

Although many dogs don�...Read more

One veterinarian, and her pets, rode out Ian's fierce eye in a Fort Myers parking garage

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As Hurricane Ian lashed Fort Myers with howling winds and sloshed floodwaters over the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, veterinarian Sharon Powell and her husband retreated to the safest place they could find for themselves and their pets — a downtown parking garage.

Then they waited — riding out as the fierce southern eye wall of the ...Read more

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Pets and potty breaks: If your dog won't go out in the rain, here's help

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Tensions are mounting in many South Florida households, and it’s all about the dog: She won’t go out to pee.

What’s a pet lover to do during a hurricane? You don’t want to drag your dog out the door, and even if you did, she likely wouldn’t comply with your command to relieve herself.

Although many dogs don�...Read more

The AKC offers tips for purchasing a dog safely

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Once you decide to bring a dog into your life, where do you go to find one? A commonly asked question for people seeking a new pet is how and where to find a specific breed.

The American Kennel Club recommends the following tips for safely purchasing a new dog and finding a breeder.

Do your homework. The best way to figure out which breed ...Read more

Kitten rescued from inside wall of Massachusetts home

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(UPI) Animal control officers in Massachusetts came to the rescue of a 5-week-old kitten that spent days trapped inside the wall of a home.

The Dedham Police Department said in a Facebook post that animal control officers responded to a home where a resident had heard a kitten crying for "a few days" before realizing the sound was coming from ...Read more

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Viola Davis responds to #BoycottWomanKing: Story 'is fictionalized. It has to be'

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Oscar winner Viola Davis has responded to critics of her latest film, "The Woman King," after they called for a boycott of the movie because it isn't entirely historically accurate.

The film follows the story of the all-female military unit, known as the Agojie, that guarded the West African kingdom of Dahomey from the 17th to 19th centuries.

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Paris Hilton employing a detective, a dog whisperer and a psychic to find her lost dog

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Paris Hilton has lost another furry friend more than seven years after the death of her longtime companion Tinkerbell the Chihuahua.

This time, the media personality's Diamond Baby has gone missing. On Monday, Hilton posted on Instagram that her latest Chihuahua went missing last Wednesday. She said the dog may have escaped while she was out ...Read more

Help your dog ease into the autumn season

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As the summer comes to an end and the weather gets colder, the leaves aren’t the only thing changing.

As seasons change, the American Kennel Club offers these tips to help make this fall the best season yet for you and your pup.

Make gradual changes. New seasons don’t happen overnight, and neither will your dog’s adjustment to them. ...Read more

Wolf reported on the loose near Oklahoma daycare was a 'cuddly puppy'

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(UPI) Police in Oklahoma said they were responded to reports of a wolf wandering around a daycare and ended up reuniting the "cuddly" wolf-dog hybrid with its owner.

The Oklahoma City Police Department said on Twitter that officers responded to a report of a wolf near a daycare and they arrived to find the canine was "a cuddly puppy."

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Denver airport has the world's largest animal therapy program

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(UPI) Denver International Airport's Canine Airport Therapy Squad, or CATS, was awarded a Guinness World Record as the world's largest airport therapy animal program.

The CATS program, which began in 2015 with 28 dogs from 14 breeds, now includes 84 dogs from 33 breeds and one cat.

The animals are taken to locations around the airport with ...Read more

Missing cat returns home, rings doorbell in New York

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(UPI) A New York family's security camera was recording when their cat, missing for four days, returned home and rang the doorbell to be let inside.

Stefanie Whitley said her family's 8-year-old cat, Lily failed to come home one night about two weeks after the family moved into a new house in Mastic Beach, Long Island.

"Normally she comes home...Read more

Police rescue kitten running loose in traffic on South Carolina bridge

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(UPI) Police in South Carolina rescued a kitten spotted running loose in traffic on a highway bridge.

The Charleston Police Department said officers responded to the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, which spans the Cooper River on U.S. Route 17, when a kitten was reported dodging vehicles in traffic.

Officers were able to catch the kitten, which ...Read more

Man trying to rescue cat from Ohio storm drain gets stuck in grate

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(UPI) Firefighters in Ohio came to the rescue of a man who got his leg stuck in the steel grate of a storm drain cover while attempting to rescue a cat.

The Fayetteville Fire Department said in a Facebook post that crews responded Sunday evening when a man's leg became stuck in the steel grate of a storm drain cover along U.S. 52, near the ...Read more

127 dogs attend movie showing, break world record

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(UPI) An outdoor showing of the film 101 Dalmatians in England broke a Guinness World Record when 127 dogs attended the film.

Rachel Marie, 23, who runs a dog boarding service, organized the event Sunday at Perdiswell Leisure Centre in Worcester.

Marie had hoped to gather 200 dogs to watch the film, but was still successful in breaking the ...Read more

Tips to repair your dog’s coat and paws after summer months

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As fall begins, it’s important to note that your dog may require some post-summer care. From cracked paw pads to sun-bleached fur, it’s good to ensure that your pet gets the attention they need.

The American Kennel Club offers the following tips on tending to your pup’s coat and paws after months in the hot summer weather.

Damaged ...Read more

Kitten rescued from drain in Florida after strong storms

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(UPI) A Florida firefighter rescuedf a kitten that became trapped in a storm drain while apparently trying to seek shelter from a storm.

St. Petersburg Fire-Rescue said in a Facebook post that probationary firefighter Ethan McElroy climbed into the storm drain to rescue the "adorable" kitten.

Lt. Garth Swingle, fire-rescue's public information...Read more

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'He just sits in this concrete cell': Abused dogs in LA shelters will get a break

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LOS ANGELES — The 5-year-old dog named Bruce had already suffered by the time he was housed in a Los Angeles city kennel.

In May 2021, a bare-chested and barefoot man arrived at the South L.A. shelter with the brown and white dog by his side. The man demanded that the dog be euthanized. After his request was denied, he pulled out a box cutter...Read more

How to keep your dogs happy during your transition back to school

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After a summer together as a family, your dog has likely gotten used to your family’s company. But as back-to-school season begins, whether your child is going to school for the first time or going back to college, the transition can be difficult for your dog as well.

From separation anxiety to being alone more than usual, the American ...Read more

Deaf dog rescued from 100-foot ravine in California

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in California came to the assistance of a deaf dog that fell 100 feet down a ravine near his family's property.

The San Diego Humane Society said in a Facebook post that an officer responded Monday when the 8-year-old Australian shepherd, named Hobo, fell down the ravine while a fence was being constructed around his ...Read more