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Oregon police respond to report of cat armed with gun-shaped stick

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(UPI) Police in Oregon issued a "verbal warning" to a cat reportedly seen armed with a gun-shaped stick.

Newport Oregon Police Department shared a photo of a black and white cat perched in a tree with its paw draped over a stick that appeared to resemble an automatic rifle.

Officers responded to the scene and were ultimately able to determine ...Read more

Oregon police respond to report of cat armed with gun-shaped stick

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(UPI) Police in Oregon issued a "verbal warning" to a cat reportedly seen armed with a gun-shaped stick.

Newport Oregon Police Department shared a photo of a black and white cat perched in a tree with its paw draped over a stick that appeared to resemble an automatic rifle.

Officers responded to the scene and were ultimately able to determine ...Read more

VIDEO: Leopard wanders into neighborhood, enters family's home

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(UPI) A home-invading leopard that stormed through an Indian neighborhood was captured after a five-hour chase through the residential area.

The leopard was spotted Thursday morning in the Sohna, Gurgaon district, and local wildlife authorities cordoned off the area while attempting to capture the big cat.

The leopard reportedly entered at ...Read more

Experts: More pet owners turning to prosthetics to help increase mobility

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- After her owner straps on her metal paw, Terra bounds toward a green and yellow squeaky ball.

The 4-year-old Siberian husky mix uses the prosthetic to help her move effortlessly on concrete, rocks and other hard surfaces.

Terra is one of the growing number of canines that have improved their mobility with the use of ...Read more

Talking dogs: Learn to listen: Your dog might not love your loving gesture

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Our world is full of dog lovers. For so many, dogs are much more than just pets; they are companions and partners; they are our friends. We talk to them as if they understand our language, we train them to behave properly in our human world. But when do we learn to listen?

To truly understand and communicate with a dog, one must learn to ...Read more

VIDEO: Indian forest ranger jumps off house roof to dodge leopard attack

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(UPI) An Indian forest ranger was recorded jumping off the roof of a home to dodge an attack from a leopard that wandered into a village.

Authorities said a 12-hour hunt was launched in the village of Kuruli last week to capture a leopard that wandered into the village and was seen running around near, inside and even on top of homes.

A video ...Read more

Texas police capture rattlesnake stared down by 'fearless cat'

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(UPI) A Texas police department shared photos from the capture of a massive rattlesnake spotted by bird-watchers hanging out next to a "fearless cat."

The Laguna Vista Police Department said the Bay Area Birders of LV reported they were on a walking trail Thursday when they spotted the snake.

The department shared several photos from the ...Read more

Calif. animal shelter's 15 shaggy dog tales have happy endings

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SEAL BEACH, Calif. -- It's a shaggy dog story. But instead of rambling along pointlessly, this tale comes to a happy conclusion -- albeit after a harrowing start.

The Seal Beach Animal Care Center recently took in 15 filthy long-haired dogs ranging in age from, approximately, 2 to 7 years old. The mutts, which appear to be poodle mixes, had ...Read more

VIDEO: Traffic stops on highway for crossing pride of lions

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(UPI) Traffic came to a halt on a highway in India when drivers yielded to a pride of at least 12 lions that took a walk across the roadway.

Witnesses to the scene on the Pipavav-Rajula highway in Amreli, Gujarat, said the lions were stopped at the side of the road for about 15 minutes, appearing as if they planned to cross, until the vehicles ...Read more

Even old, sick dogs find love at Michigan's only animal hospice

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ELK RAPIDS, Mich. -- Her name was Jersey Girl. She was an old dog. She had cancer. And her owner decided she'd become too much trouble to deal with.

So he brought her into the local animal shelter to get rid of her. He sheepishly filled out the required paperwork. But a cold heart didn't dull his fear of shame, and he tried to soothe it by ...Read more

PetSmart to buy Chewy.com, and the price fetched may be eye-popping

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MIAMI -- E-commerce is going to the dogs. Or vice versa.

PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-supplies retailer, has agreed to acquire Chewy.com, the market's No. 1 online retailer.

The combination of Phoenix-based PetSmart, with 1,500 stores nationwide, and Chewy, based outside Miami, will enhance both companies' reach, the companies said ...Read more

Kansas firefighters rescue cat, owner from tree

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(UPI) Firefighters in Kansas said they responded to a local tree to rescue a climbing cat -- and the feline's unlucky owner.

The Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center said the Topeka Fire Department was dispatched when a call came in about 9:59 p.m. Wednesday about a woman who became stuck in a tree while trying to rescue her cat.

...Read more

VIDEO: Leashed tiger takes a walk through shopping mall

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(UPI) An astonished shopper at a Russian mall pulled out their phone and captured video of a man taking a leashed tiger for a walk through the shopping center.

The video, filmed April 7, shows a man casually strolling through the Lotus Plaza mall in Karelia with a tiger wearing a leash.

The tiger appears docile and does not seem bothered by ...Read more

VIDEO: Mountain lion chases deer across California street

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(UPI) A police officer in California witnessed an intense chase between a mountain lion and a deer on a local street.

Chumash Reservation Community Resource Deputy and Mitigation Deputy shared dash cam footage of the mountain lion chasing the deer back and force across the street.

"While patrolling in Solvang, Deputy Green witnessed a deer ...Read more

Penguin love triangle at Shedd Aquarium

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CHICAGO -- At the Shedd Aquarium, Magellanic and rockhopper penguins are in the midst of creating perfect love nests using twigs and rocks in preparation for mating season. But a twist has developed.

There's a love triangle between three Magellanic penguins, which are typically monogamous. Both Izzy and Georgia are vying for the attention of ...Read more

Confused Michigan woman brings dog to 'Furrycon'

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(UPI) A Michigan woman who brought her Bernese mountain dog to an event called "Furrycon" said she and the canine were both surprised to learn the definition of a Furry.

Cheryl Wassus' son, Kenny, said in a tweet that quickly went viral that the woman thought Furrycon "was a pet event" and brought her dog along, only to discover it was ...Read more

VIDEO: Leopard learns painful lesson about messing with porcupines

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(UPI) A leopard in South Africa learned a valuable lesson about attacking porcupines -- but not before receiving quill wounds from two of them.

A video filmed by Donovan Piketh and posted to the Kruger Sightings channel on YouTube shows a leopard stalking two porcupines that appear to be less than terrified of the big cat.

"We were following ...Read more

VIDEO: Toby the whippet sets new dog balloon-popping world record

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(UPI) A dog from Canada set a new record as the world's fastest balloon-popping canine.

A purebred whippet from Calgary, named Toby, set a new Guinness World Record for "Fastest time to pop 100 balloons by a dog" by bursting the balloons in 36.53 seconds.

"Toby and I have volunteered as entertainment for the community for all of our lives ...Read more

Dog, cat and rat with special bond adopted from Wisconsin Humane Society

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(UPI) A strange trio of animals with an inseparable bond of friendship were adopted together after being sent to a Wisconsin animal shelter.

Oshkosh Area Humane Society shared photos of Sasha the dog, Jack the cat and Tweaks the rat after the trio, known as the "Rat Pack," were adopted together.

"We're very grateful to their new family for ...Read more

VIDEO: House cat mesmerized, frustrated by optical illusion

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(UPI) A YouTuber shared video of a cat showing a human-like fascination -- and ultimately, frustration -- with an optical illusion printed on a sheet of paper.

Ryan Kotzin's video, which quickly went viral with millions of views in just three days, shows the dark-colored cat staring intently at a sheet of paper bearing an optical illusion which...Read more

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