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Cat reunited with owner after going missing during mudslides

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(UPI) Patches, a calico cat that went during the Southern California mudslides in January 2018, has been reunited with her owner.

The cat was believed to be dead until she was brought to the Animal Shelter Assistance Program or ASAP, located in Santa Barbara, Calif. Patches had a microchip, reuniting her with owner Norm Borgatello.

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Venomous eastern brown snake found in family pool

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(UPI) A deadly eastern brown snake was discovered swimming inside the overflow channel of a family's pool located in the suburb of Marino in Adelaide, Australia.

Snake Catchers Adelaide, a group of professionally trained and licensed snake removers, took care of the venomous intruder and posted a video of the snake on Facebook.

"This beautiful...Read more

Cat reunited with Ontario family after 10 years

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(UPI) An Ontario family was reunited with their long-lost cat 10 years after the feline wandered away from their home and never returned.

Julie Jackson Sinclair said her family never expected to see Cuddly the cat again after he vanished from their Elmira-area home about 10 years ago.

"When you're on a farm, you never know when they're indoor/...Read more

Missing cat lived in storm drain for nearly two months

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(UPI) A cat that escaped from a California clinic was found to have been living in a storm drain for nearly two months before being recaptured and returned home.

Riverside County Animal Services said 8-month-old Jojo escaped from Animal Samaritans SPCA in Thousand Palms when he was brought in by owner Laodibet "Lala" Chavarria and her family.

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Florida animal rescuers free bobcat stuck in birdhouse

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(UPI) Wildlife rescuers were summoned to a Florida home where a bobcat attempted to chase a squirrel into a birdhouse and became stuck.

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife said personnel responded to a Fort Myers home Tuesday after a homeowner called to report a bobcat was stuck in a birdhouse on their property.

Veterinarians sedated...Read more

Michigan family reunited with pet cat five months after flood

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(UPI) A cat who went missing from a Michigan family's home during a flood in May 2020 was reunited with the family months later after being rescued by a couple named Flood.

Ashley and Jeremy Flood said they heard a cat meowing outside of their Midland County home on a recent snowy night, and they decided to help the feline when it returned the ...Read more

Make provisions for your pets in case of emergency

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Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, some patients may need to be hospitalized, and this often occurs at a moment’s notice without the ability to properly prepare. This has made the consideration of making provisions for your pet ahead of an emergency a dreaded but needed discussion. As a responsible pet owner, you want to make sure that...Read more

Smart Ways to Save Money on Pet Care

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Recently, I read about a family who spent $1,000 to cat-proof their backyard so their two cats, who they consider full-fledged family members, could roam outside without escaping to the outside world.

And that's not all. Their felines also have lots of cat furniture, and they regularly dine on cat food that costs north of $7 per pound.

Perhaps...Read more

Cat reunited with owner after 11 days in airport ceiling

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(UPI) A cat that escaped from her owner at a security checkpoint in New York's LaGuardia Airport was returned to the distraught traveler after spending 11 days hiding in the hub's ceiling.

Taylor Le said she was in the process of moving from New York to Orange County, Calif., when she booked a Christmas Eve flight for herself and her 6-year-old...Read more

WATCH: Leopard wanders hallway of medical college in India

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(UPI) Security cameras at a medical college in India recorded the moment a leopard wandered into a building on campus and wandered around a hallway.

The footage, recorded at Chamarajanagar Medical College in Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, shows a leopard wandering into a building on campus and walking up and down a hallway before fleeing out the ...Read more

Dog rescued after wandering out onto frozen Michigan river

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(UPI) An animal rescue team was summoned to the Detroit River in Michigan when a dog wandered out onto the ice and ended up crossing to a small island.

The Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue team said a crew responded to a call for help Monday from Detroit Animal Care and Control, which had attempted to rescue the dog on the ice of the ...Read more

Cat rescued after days stranded on Texas highway pillar

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(UPI) Veterinarians said a cat is being treated for dehydration after spending multiple days stranded atop a highway column in Texas.

The El Paso Police Department, the Texas Department of Transportation and the El Paso Fire Department teamed up to rescue the cat from the column on Interstate 10 West in El Paso after the animal was spotted ...Read more

What dog owners need to know about COVID-19

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It’s been about a year since we first heard the words coronavirus and COVID-19. Today, with a vaccine arriving, we still are still having massive outbreaks of COVID-19 throughout the country, and there are still questions about the virus, the disease and the ideal protocols. But what we have gained in the months of this pandemic is scientific ...Read more

What dog owners need to know about COVID-19

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It’s been about a year since we first heard the words coronavirus and COVID-19. Today, with a vaccine arriving, we still are still having massive outbreaks of COVID-19 throughout the country, and there are still questions about the virus, the disease and the ideal protocols. But what we have gained in the months of this pandemic is ...Read more

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LA activist Marc Ching and his foundation exaggerated tales of animal abuse, vets and rescuers say

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LOS ANGELES — Days after an abandoned puppy was found near a San Bernardino elementary school with acid burns on its face, animal activist Marc Ching posted a devastating update on his charity's Facebook page.

The brown, floppy-eared dog named Riley, who would later become the namesake of an animal rights bill, also had been sodomized, he ...Read more

Dog adopted by soccer player after interrupting game in Bolivia

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(UPI) A professional soccer game in Bolivia came to a temporary halt when a dog with a shoe in its mouth ran out onto the field.

The game in Potosi was paused for several minutes when the dog, carrying a soccer shoe, ran out onto the field during a game between The Strongest and Nacional Potosi.

Players and officials chased the dog around the ...Read more

Holiday safety tips for dog owners

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'Tis the season for keeping your canines safe from holiday hazards. With all the festive decorations, desserts and popular holiday trinkets around at this time of year, it’s important to make sure your dog avoids potential hazards.

The American Kennel Club offers the following tips for dog owners to keep their four-legged friends safe ...Read more

New Hampshire couple reunited with lost cat after 7 years

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(UPI) A New Hampshire couple whose cat went missing in 2013 were reunited with their pet seven years later when he was brought to an animal shelter.

Nancy and Dave Bryant, of Rochester, said the feline, Benny, came into their home in 2011 when a friend's daughter had to find a new home for her cat because she was serving in the military.

The ...Read more

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Man’s best friend causes trouble in 'Rudy the Löwchen and the Last Slice'

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They’re called “man’s best friend” for a reason. Dogs have been by our side for thousands of years and are a source of joy in times of stress. It’s no wonder that our four-legged friends are the most popular pet worldwide.

But dogs aren’t just loyal companions. They’re also serious troublemakers.

This is only too apparent in Hél...Read more

Firefighters rescue dog from frigid river in Massachusetts

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(UPI) Firefighters and police responded to a river in Massachusetts to rescue a dog that fell into the frigid waters and couldn't reach shore on its own.

The Wellesley Police Department said personnel from the Wellesley Fire Department conducted an ice water rescue with help from Dover Fire personnel and police when the dog fell into the ...Read more