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Dr. Pol shares 'Incredible' life with animals

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PASADENA, Calif. -- When he was studying veterinary medicine in his native Holland, Jan Pol had no idea he would become a TV star. But that's where the 75-year-old finds himself today as the subject of Nat Geo Wild's wildly popular "The Incredible Dr. Pol."

He was ministering to all kinds of farm animals in rural Michigan when his son, Charles,...Read more

Mountain lion caught on camera looking through Wisconsin window

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(UPI) A Wisconsin resident's security camera captured the moment a wandering mountain lion walked up to their home and looked in through a window.

The video, recorded by a home security camera in Brookfield, shows the cougar walk up to the house and rest its front paws on the window ledge while peering into the home.

The Wisconsin Department ...Read more

Family uses blindfolds to prepare house for blind dog

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(UPI) A British family who adopted a blind dog from animal rescuers revealed the secret to their preparations for the terrier's arrival -- testing their home with blindfolds.

The RSPCA said Tina the terrier lost her sight due to an eye infection while living in a home with dozens of other animals.

"The owner had around 40 dogs as well as ...Read more

Lonely therapy dog goes viral after nobody showed up to read to him

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WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. -- "For the love of dog, will someone please read to Sting?"

That was the plea from thousands of people across the world after the 10-year-old therapy dog showed up for story time at the Ramsey County library in White Bear Lake -- and nobody showed up to read to him.

Cue the sad puppy eyes.

For the past two years, Sting...Read more

Kansas officials bar dog from running for governor

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(UPI) The Kansas Secretary of State's Office said a dog that filed paperwork to run for governor is not eligible to serve in the position.

Terran Woolley of Hutchinson filed paperwork last weekend to officially enter his dog, Angus, as a candidate for governor. Woolley had read about teenagers who entered the race after discovering the state ...Read more

Biggie the pug, a Westminster Best in Show finalist, steals hearts with sad tale

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Fans at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show have taken one dog in particular to their hearts this year: A little pug named Biggie who brings a sad tale.

With velvety black ears and a confident strut, Biggie won the Toy Group on Monday, Feb. 12, which means he will compete for Best in Show.

Biggie is a cousin of a champion pug named Rumble -- ...Read more

Someone left this puppy to freeze to death. Then two lives suddenly changed

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She was left for dead.

A gray, blue-eyed pitbull puppy was found under the Seabreeze Bridge in Daytona Beach on Jan. 18 by Daytona Beach Police Department animal control officers.

A video shows the rescue effort by Officers James Lee and John Pearson.

Pearson places the trembling animal, which is wearing a blue collar, up to the heater. You ...Read more

Minnesota cat with 28 toes ties Guinness World Record

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(UPI) A Minnesota cat owner revealed her feline has a total 28 toes, tying the Guinness World Record for most toes on a cat.

Jeanne Martin of Northfield said Paws, a cat rescued from a maple syrup farm by Martin's daughter's partner, benefits from being polydactyl -- having extra toes.

"It almost looks like a catcher's mitt," Martin told WCCO-...Read more

Mexican police find tiger cub sent by express mail

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(UPI) Authorities in Mexico said they rescued a sedated tiger cub that had been placed in a plastic container and sent via express mail.

The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection said police using a sniffer dog to root out contraband from a load of mail at the New Tlaquepaque Central Bus Station in Jalisco discovered a plastic box ...Read more

Mountain lion attempts to break through sliding glass door

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(UPI) A California family captured photos of a brazen mountain lion that repeatedly tried to break through the glass of their back door to get to their dog.

Nadine Young of Westlake Village said her son, Sammy, 8, was preparing to let their 14-year-old Jack Russell terrier out the back door Sunday night when he spotted something shocking.

"He ...Read more

Rescuers free dog's paw from bathtub drain at Florida home

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(UPI) Emergency responders in Florida were called to a home where a dog taking a bath ended up with her paw stuck in the tub drain.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue said a Technical Rescue Team was dispatched Saturday morning to Maria Fuentes' Fort Laudersale home to free Angel, a 12-year-old Schnauzer, from the bathtub train.

"She says she's ...Read more

Security camera records family dog starting fire in kitchen

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(UPI) A Massachusetts fire department shared a homeowner's security camera footage of a pancake-loving dog igniting a house fire.

The Southwick Fire Department posted a video to Facebook showing what happened when a family dog climbed on the stove to snatch some leftover pancakes while its owners were away.

"Unfortunately, the dog hit the ...Read more

New York theater invites movie-goers to bring dogs

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(UPI) A theater in upstate New York is telling patrons to bring their dogs to four movies this month.

For its Dog Movie Week from Feb. 11 to Feb. 17, the Smith Opera House in Geneva, N.Y., will show dog-related films Best in Show, Must Love Dogs, The Artist and Bolt. The theatre will offer free treats to dogs, who can attend for free, as long ...Read more

Deer wanders into Michigan yard to play with dog

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(UPI) A Michigan resident captured video of an unusually friendly buck wandering into their yard to play with a dog.

The video, captured last week, shows the young buck playing with a small dog in a Metamora resident's yard.

The filmer said the deer did not appear to have any fear of dogs or humans.

"The kids and I let the dogs out to play ...Read more

Police: Rumored 'panther' wandering Spain is a big dog

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(UPI) Police in Spain said the hunt for a black panther reported roaming Guadalajara ended with the discovery of the suspected culprit -- a shaggy black dog.

Rumors of a black panther wandering the hills of the province persisted for weeks and were exacerbated by a video that appears to show a large black cat in the distance.

The Civil Guard ...Read more

Michigan dog approved for unemployment benefits

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(UPI) In a mix-up at the Michigan unemployment office, a dog was approved for unemployment benefits.

Attorney Michael Haddock told the WZZM-TV this week that he received a notice from the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency in the mail that said "Michael Ryder" will receive $360 a week.

But there is nobody named "Michael Ryder" at Haddock's...Read more

Polar bear caught on camera playing with chained-up dog

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(UPI) A photographer in Manitoba, Canada, captured unusual footage of a polar bear visiting with a sled dog and pawing at the canine in apparent affection.

The filmer said they were looking for polar bears to photograph when they came across the bear visiting a chained-up sled dog outside of Churchill.

"We nervously waited to see how the ...Read more

Utah zoo finds runaway Asian wildcat hiding in construction area

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(UPI) A small Asian wildcat that escaped its enclosure at a Utah zoo was found hiding at the facility the next day and lured home with mice.

The Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City said Mushu, an 8-pound Pallas' cat, was found to be missing from his enclosure Sunday morning and officials said motion detector cameras captured photos of the feline ...Read more

Dog goes 'truck surfing' atop large load on Thailand road

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(UPI) A surprised traveler on a Bangkok road captured video of a "truck surfing" dog riding atop a trailer that appears to have been loaded with crops.

The video, filmed Wednesday, shows the dog standing on a thin sheet of wood atop a load of crops being pulled by a truck.

The filmer drives behind the truck and films the canine, which does not...Read more

Donkey leads escaped animals on midnight parade through neighborhood

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(UPI) A California police department shared photos of a large herd of escaped animals following their leader, a donkey, through a residential neighborhood.

The West Covina Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers responded to a report of loose animals about 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

"Officers found several sheep and goats being led ...Read more