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VIDEO: Service dogs attend live musical as part of training

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(UPI) A pack of service dogs in training were treated to a performance of a Canadian theater's live musical as part of their preparation for service.

A photo of the dozen eager canines sitting in the theater seats went viral when Ontario's Stratford Festival shared it on Twitter, and the head trainer for K-9 Country Inn Working Service Dogs ...Read more

Lost cat found 3 1/2 years later in Florida

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(UPI) A Florida man who feared his cat had been eaten by coyotes was reunited with the feline three and a half years later thanks to a stranger, a microchip and an animal hospital.

Miguel Tellado-Quiles, 31, said he and his cats, Lola and Mister Kitty, were staying with his parents in Gainesville while he studied for the bar exam in 2016 and ...Read more

VIDEO: Moose crashes pool party, steals taco

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(UPI) An intrusive moose crashed an Alaska family's pool party and was filmed drinking water from the pool before stealing a taco.

Annah Anderson said her daughters were having a pool party in the back yard of their Alaska home when the girls were sent running by an unexpected moose.

Anderson's video shows the moose drinking water from the ...Read more

VDEO: South American kinkajou attacks Florida man inside his home

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(UPI) Wildlife officials in Florida said a kinkajou, a South American animal similar to a raccoon, broke into a home and attacked a man.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the Lake Worth Beach man told investigators he had given the unusual animal a piece of watermelon outside his home, and it returned the next morning ...Read more

The family trip turns into a cat roundup

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Dear Amy: My partner and I recently traveled abroad with her family.

We are all adults. We spent six days with her mother, father, brother and sister-in-law.

We both knew that there would be the usual frustrations associated with spending time in close quarters with her enmeshed family.

We stayed in vacation rental homes, where each couple ...Read more

Vets remove 32 rubber ducks from hungry bulldog's stomach

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(UPI) Veterinarians at an animal hospital in Thailand conducted surgery on a bulldog to remove 32 rubber ducks from the hungry canine's stomach.

Owner Nong Aom said her American bulldog, Devil, got into a box of 50 yellow rubber ducks that had been bound for her pool in Pattaya, Thailand.

The worried owner said Devil threw up five rubber ducks...Read more

Texas couple's security camera records foxes stealing dog toy

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(UPI) A Texas couple who couldn't find their dog's favorite toy reviewed home security camera footage to identify a pair of furry thieves -- two foxes.

Laura House said she and her husband, Grahm Donovan, were searching for the squeaky dolphin that their blind and nearly-deaf dog likes playing with the most.

The couple reviewed security camera...Read more

Police credit poop-tracking dog tag with getting lost purse, belongings to pet owner

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EAGAN, Minn. -- Kay Flynn was a bit annoyed when she had to pony up more than $300 for a dog tag for her little Joey before she could move in at the Affinity apartment complex in Eagan.

It turns out that the tag -- meant to hold owners accountable for picking up what pets leave behind -- was all police had and needed to reunite Flynn with a ...Read more

Raccoon rescued from inside vending machine at Florida school

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(UPI) Authorities in Florida were called to a high school for an unusual "burglary" in progress -- a raccoon inside a vending machine.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office shared photos on Facebook showing the guilty trash panda rooting around inside the vending machine, which was full of snack foods.

"This gentleman was apprehended today while...Read more

Johns Hopkins researchers caused harm, death of dogs, animal rights group says in federal complaint

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BALTIMORE -- An animal rights group has filed a complaint against Johns Hopkins University for what it describes as botched surgeries on nine dogs that led to their paralysis and euthanasia.

This is the second complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture against Hopkins this year by Stop Animal Exploitation Now, though the Ohio-based...Read more

VIDEO: Baby raccoon recovering with help from custom wheelchair

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(UPI) A baby raccoon suffering mobility problems due to a traumatic brain injury can get around on her own, thanks to a specially designed wheelchair.

Susan Curtis, a wildlife rehabilitation specialist in Arkansas, said Vittles the raccoon was found at age 8 weeks with a traumatic brain injury that left her unable to walk.

Curtis enlisted the ...Read more

Couple credits hungry cat for $1.2 million lottery jackpot

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(UPI) - A British couple said they have their hungry cat to thank for their winning a $1.2 million jackpot from a scratch-off lottery ticket.

Andrew and Paula Hancock of Mansfield, England, said Andrew had to run out to a local gas station July 24 when they realized they had forgotten to pick up food for their 6-year-old cat, Shortcake.

While ...Read more

Bear makes 'Kool-Aid man' escape from Colorado home

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(UPI) Police in Colorado said a bear that broke into a home left in the style of the Kool-Aid Man by bursting out through a wall when officers arrived.

The Estes Park Police Department said officers responded Friday night to a report of a bear inside a residence.

Police said the bear had apparently been drawn into the home by the "scent of ...Read more

Police capture escaped zebra running through Texas streets

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(UPI) Police in Texas said one of two zebras that escaped from a ranch was safely captured while running loose in the streets, but the second African equine remains missing.

The New Braunfels Police Department posted a video to Facebook showing police pursuing a loose zebra through the streets of the city.

Police said a helicopter team ...Read more

Escaped wolf-dog hybrid safely recaptured in Florida

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(UPI) A wolf-dog hybrid that escaped from a Florida sanctuary was safely captured and returned after being spotted by members of the public.

The Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples said Eva, a wolf-dog hybrid, escaped about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and was shot with a tranquilizer dart just over an hour later, but managed to flee the area before being ...Read more

Chicago shelter cat — who wears a diaper — gets her 15 minutes of fame

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People magazine, home of the "Sexiest Man Alive" and A-List celebrity interviews, is making space for a four-legged Chicagoan.

Kele is an 8-month-old shelter kitten with a fluffy white coat, big golden eyes, a petal-pink nose and an outgoing, playful personality.

One of nine pets nationwide featured in a two-page People spread about adoptable ...Read more

Dog survives 6-story fall by crashing through sunroof of parked car

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(UPI) A dog survived a six-story fall from the roof of a New York building when he crashed through the sunroof of a parked car.

Emma Heinrich said the 2-year-old French bulldog, Winston, went running up the stairs of her Manhattan apartment building and bounded onto the roof, where he was unable to stop before reaching the ledge.

"I kind of ...Read more

Her family thinks she's courting trouble feeding feral cats

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Dear Joan: I have feral cats!

Mama cat had two babies and she looks pregnant again. I would like to trap all three and daddy cat, if he comes around again. I haven't seen him lately.

Should I feed them? Or should I only feed the neutered ones? My concern is, will this attract more feral cats?

My family thinks I'm asking for trouble.

-- Mary ...Read more

Longhorn runs into Colorado building during cattle drive through city

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(UPI) A cattle drive event in a Colorado city went awry when a longhorn made a break for freedom and ran through an open door into the lobby of a building.

Witnesses captured video during the annual Ride for the Brand cattle drive in downtown Colorado Springs when the longhorn cow fled from the herd and ran through an open door into the Plaza ...Read more

368 canines participate in Guinness record-breaking dog photo shoot

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(UPI) Organizers of a pet event in Ohio said 368 canines participated in the Guinness World Record-breaking dog photo shoot.

The PAWSitively Pinecrest event, held at Pinecrest's Central Park, featured 368 dogs being photographed during the five-hour carnival to break the Guinness record for largest dog photo shoot.

Guinness adjudicator ...Read more


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