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Dog with severe fur mats gets emergency midnight grooming

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(UPI) A Florida dog grooming business took on a late-night emergency when a dog was found at a roadside with mats so bad they formed a "mummified cast" over his body.

BGE Grooming in Oviedo said on its Facebook page that a member of the public saved the dog from being hit by a car Wednesday night in Orange County and discovered the canine's fur...Read more

VIDEO: House cat interrupts news report of 'large cat' loose in Mississippi

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(UPI) A show-stealing house cat in Mississippi got its 15 seconds of fame after turning up in the background during a report of a "large cat" on the loose.

Fox 13 reporter Scott Madus shared video of the cat's opportune appearance in the background as he reported about a loose mountain lion in Hernando.

"There's been spotting of a cougar... ...Read more

VIDEO: Florida woman films panther watching her from back yard

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(UPI) A Florida woman sitting down for her morning coffee captured video of a rare Florida panther she caught staring back at her.

Andy Lloyd of Golden Gate Estates said she was sitting down for her morning coffee and browsing Facebook on Sunday morning when she noticed the big cat watching her from outside the glass wall of her enclosed pool. ...Read more

Professor brings dog to class, gives students 'quiz'

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(UPI) A University of Vermont professor brightened up his 7 p.m. class by bringing in his dog -- and giving students a "pop quiz" about the canine.

David Chapnick, a student at the University of Vermont, snapped photos of Maggie the dog's recent visit to his 7 p.m. Consumer Law and Policy class.

Chapnick said Maggie has made multiple visits to...Read more

New Zealand man accidentally kidnaps neighbor's cat

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(UPI) A man in New Zealand accidentally kidnapped his neighbor's cat after mistaking it for his own pet.

Clarke Gayford‏ said the case of mistaken identity began when his friend mistakenly brought his neighbor's cat to the vet, believing his own cat was behaving strangely.

"A mate spent $130 at vet on his cat then had to lock it in his ...Read more

Lion cub seized from man's apartment in Paris suburb

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(UPI) Authorities in a Paris suburb said they seized a lion cub from a man's apartment after being tipped off to the animal's presence by posts on social media.

The Firefighters of Paris posted photos to Facebook of the lion cub they seized from a Noisy-le-Sec apartment at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters and the brigade's veterinarian ...Read more

'Working Cats' program gives hard-to-adopt felines jobs at Baltimore businesses

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BALTIMORE -- Not long ago, Inky the cat was so angry and frightened that the only way his rescuers at BARCS could handle him was by trapping the 4-year-old black cat with a net.

Then Inky got a job doing pest control through the "Working Cat" program run by the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter Inc. and almost overnight, his outlook on ...Read more

VIDEO: Wolf chases car for over a mile on rural British Columbia road

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(UPI) A family traveling a rural British Columbia road captured video of a curious gray wolf that chased their car for more than a mile.

The video, recorded last month near Radium Hot Springs, shows the wolf sprinting down the shoulder of the road after the vehicle.

"He was running so fast and he had his eyes only on us because there were ...Read more

VIDEO: Car factory shut down for 36 hours due to invading leopard

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(UPI) India's largest auto manufacturing plant was shut down for 36 hours when a wild leopard wandered onto the premises and evaded capture attempts.

Forest officials said the leopard was spotted about 4 a.m. Wednesday by security guards on the grounds of the Maruti Suzuki factory in Manesar.

The plant was evacuated and shut down while about ...Read more

Australian firefighters rescue kitten trapped in car dashboard

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(UPI) Firefighters in Australia spent hours working to rescue a kitten that was trapped inside a car dashboard.

Melbourne Fire Brigade Chief Greg Leach shared photos of firefighters dismantling the vehicle's dashboard to rescue the stranded kitten.

"Sunshine FS A Platoon had someone drop in after a kitten got stuck in the dashboard of his car!...Read more

It's just a pillow with a tail. And it's coming to replace your cat

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Have you ever just wanted a cat, but without a head?

The Qoobo is a new invention from Yukai Engineering that aims to give you all you need in a small furry companion without any of the mess, fuss or general responsibility of caring for a living and breathing animal.

It's essentially just a round pillow with a tail. There's no head or feet. It...Read more

VIDEO: Jaguar turns tables on attacking caiman in Brazil

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(UPI) A caiman attacked a jaguar in a Brazilian river and appeared poised to dine on big cat when the feline pulled off a shocking upset victory.

A video posted to Twitter by the Araras Eco Lodge‏ shows the caiman, an alligator cousin, attacking the jaguar from behind in the Pantanal wetlands.

The combatants disappear underwater for a moment...Read more

Swedish cat missing for a year returned to owner in England

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(UPI) A cat that was missing for more than a year in England found its way home with the help of social media and the Swedish government.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Branch shared a photo of the Swedish cat that was found wandering the streets of England after being unable to read...Read more

Police officers rescue kitten trapped under hood of patrol car

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(UPI) Police in Oklahoma helped rescue a feisty kitten from a tight spot after it decided to stowaway underneath the hood of a patrol car.

Purcell Police Department shared photos as officers peered into the engine of the car to search for the trapped kitten.

"Tuesday evening MPO Paulk and Ofc. VanOort discovered a kitten in the engine ...Read more

Social Graces: How to deal with a pesky pet guest without insulting the owner

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Q: Your friend asks permission to bring his or her dog to your party. How can you set proper boundaries for the dog without offending your friend?

If possible, set the boundaries before the friend arrives with the dog.

Ask your friend to keep the dog on a leash at all times. The owner has firsthand knowledge of the dog and should stay close to...Read more

Meet this walking cat who's losing weight and finding celebrity in downtown Raleigh, N.C.

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- On Raleigh's busiest street, a 24-pound cat lumbers down the sidewalk twice a day, poking his head into bank lobbies, padding through sidewalk cafes, catching smiles from the high-dollar attorneys and hot dog vendors.

To Tucker, Raleigh's 20-year-old feline-about-town, Fayetteville Street serves as a concrete backyard -- a ...Read more

Dog on tracks interrupts Bay Area transit system

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(UPI) A dog interrupted public transit in California's Bay Area on Thursday morning after running onto the tracks.

San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system Twitter account shared an update about a dog on the trackway at the Coliseum Station at about 8 a.m.

"We are working to safely get the dog," the BART said. We need to single track ...Read more

VIDEO: Leopard captured after wandering onto farmer's land

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(UPI) A wandering leopard was tranquilized and taken to a zoo after it was found prowling around a farm just outside of a South African city.

Derrick Dercksen said he saw the leopard crossing the street at his property outside of Kempton Park and he and his brother contacted a veterinarian from nearby Bapsfontein to help remove the big cat from...Read more

Singapore pet food company launches art exhibit for dogs and cats

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(UPI) A pet food company in Singapore plans to launch an interactive art exhibit pecifically curated for dogs, cats and their owners.

Pets and their owners will have the opportunity to observe and interact with special pet-themed works of art at the "PAW-sitive: Interactive Art for Pets by Wellness" to celebrate the pet food brand's 10th ...Read more

Talking dogs: Taking your dog along for the ride? Modesto trainer has tips for car travel

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The cooler fall temperatures allow many dog enthusiasts to resume the enjoyable act of taking our dogs along with us in the car. Even the most dreaded errands are made easier with our happy little dog along for the ride.

Your vehicle should always be packed with the basic dog necessities: a leash (no retractable leashes in public areas, please)...Read more