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Teen swimmers use CPR to revive drowning prairie dog

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(UPI) A pair of young Colorado swimmers came to the rescue of a drowning prairie dog and saved its life with CPR techniques.

Wolfgang Dittrich, head coach at Flatiron Swimming, said the team was practicing at the Arapahoe YMCA in Lafayette when teenagers Teagan Mayer and Grace Keogh spotted the prairie dog at the bottom of the pool.

Dittrich ...Read more

Bull escapes trailer, leads police on three-hour chase in Baltimore

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(UPI) A bull that "doesn't have the best disposition" escaped from a trailer in Baltimore and led police and animal experts on a nearly three-hour chase around the city.

The Baltimore Police Department said the bull was on its way to a Frederick County farm Wednesday when it escaped from a trailer in West Baltimore just after 3 p.m.

Police and...Read more

Escaped pig shuts down highway for more than three hours

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(UPI) Police in Britain shut down a busy highway for more than three hours while officers and firefighters chased a loose pig that escaped from a trailer.

Surrey Police responded about 2:10 p.m. Wednesday to a stretch of the A31 highway in Farnham when a pig escaped from a trailer and ran loose through traffic.

Police shut down the highway in ...Read more

Horses, ponies run loose on Dallas highways

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(UPI) Drivers on a Dallas highway were surprised to encounter a group of unusual traffic hazards -- horses and ponies running loose in the roadway.

At least one driver on Interstate 35 East and Highway 183 captured video Monday of the large and small equines running loose across lanes of traffic in Dallas.

Texas Department of Transportation ...Read more

Deer rescued from inside clothing store in Italian resort town

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(UPI) Veterinarians were summoned to a clothing store in Italy to sedate and remove a deer that barged into the shop and became trapped inside.

Officials in Belluno province said the deer slipped into the store in the Dolomites resort town of Cortina d'Ampezzo while an assistant was away and ended up disoriented and trapped among the racks of ...Read more

Cougar recaptured after escape from Kansas zoo

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(UPI) A cougar escaped from a zoo in southeast Kansas and officials warned members of the public to be cautious until the animal was recaptured a short time later.

The City of Independence said the mountain lion escaped the Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo late Monday morning and members of the public were advised to keep a lookout for the...Read more

The older sisters love the dog but are having trouble keeping up with him

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Dear Joan: I'm wondering if you can suggest how someone might go about finding a new home for a very active border collie.

My sister adopted Buddy after being asked to foster him through a broken leg. She had no idea how active this breed of dog is. He was 2 then and had been dumped from two previous homes.

She worked hard to socialize him. ...Read more

Dog's close call with swooping hawk caught on camera in Philadelphia

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(UPI) A Philadelphia dog's close call with a swooping hawk in a public park was caught on camera by the canine's relieved owner.

Natalaya Hines said she was filming video of her 17-month-old dog, Sugar Foot, running at Overbrook Park when the hawk swooped out of the sky.

The bird approached the dog, but didn't grab the sprinting canine in its ...Read more

Bear wanders halls of Pennsylvania middle school

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(UPI) Security cameras at a Pennsylvania middle school captured footage of a young bear roaming the halls of the building after popping a window out of its frame.

The footage shows the bear rooting around the hallways of Fretz Middle School in Bradford after shoving its way in through a window.

Superintendent Katerine Pude said custodians were...Read more

Australian Capital Territory requires owners to take dogs for walks

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(UPI) New rules taking effect in the Australian Capital Territory state dog owners could face fines of up to $2,700 if they fail to take their pets for daily walks.

The ACT's Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Bill, which passed into law Thursday, requires pet owners to make sure their animals have adequate food, shelter and water.

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Deer jumps over woman at gas station, kicks her head

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(UPI) A customer at a Georgia gas station received a shock when a deer jumped over her, kicking her in the head in the process.

Lynda Tennent posted a video to Facebook showing the moment the deer vaulted over her head at the gas station in Brunswick and one of its legs hit her in the back of the head.

"I thought I was being robbed," Tennent ...Read more

Labradoodle owners defend the breed after creator calls it his 'life's regret'

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Australian dog breeder Wally Conron created the labradoodle for a woman whose blind husband needed a guide dog but suffered from allergies.

But, he said, it "opened up a Pandora's box and released a Frankenstein's monster," MSN reported.

Conron told the Australia Broadcasting Corp. that creating the breed is his "life's regret" because the ...Read more

Designer chicken coops: From chandeliers to AC, how some L.A. owners pamper their pets

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Midcentury Modern architecture and Japanese shou sugi ban wood exteriors. Wall-to-wall block-print wallpaper and shabby chic crystal chandeliers. These are not features on a Los Angeles home tour but the kind of amenities you might find in some of the city's more elaborate chicken coops.

In a city obsessed with design and indoor-outdoor living,...Read more

Coyote chases Illinois 5-year-old through front yard

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(UPI) An Illinois family's home security camera captured their 5-year-old daughter's close encounter with a coyote that chased her through the yard.

The footage shows Christine Przybylski, 5, going out to check the mailbox at her family's Villa Park home while a coyote watches from nearby.

The girl, unaware of the coyote's presence, heads for ...Read more

Retired couple overwhelmed by $4,000 hospital bill for their cat

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Dear Joan: On June 29, we took our 1-year-old ailing Maine Coon mix rescue cat to an emergency veterinary hospital in San Jose. The vets diagnosed our cat with Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD).

Our cat was treated at their clinic for seven days and since coming home has been OK. The 72 itemized expenses on the bill added up to $4,001....Read more

Runaway cows visit brewery famous for Spotted Cow beer

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(UPI) A runaway herd of spotted cows made a late-night visit to a Wisconsin brewery famous for its Spotted Cow beer before being captured.

The New Glarus Brewing Co. shared security camera footage on Facebook showing the 16 Holstein cows that unexpectedly made an appearance in the brewery's parking lot in the early hours Monday.

"Yes, this ...Read more

Black panther stolen from zoo after capture in French town

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(UPI) The black panther captured while walking the rooftops of a French town has gone missing from the zoo to which it was taken and is believed to have been stolen.

Authorities said the panther, captured last week while wandering loose in Armentieres, was taken to the Maubeuge Zoo while awaiting transfer to a refuge for mistreated animals, but...Read more

Jewish group hosts 'Yiddish for Dogs' class in New York

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(UPI) A group dedicated to promoting and preserving the Yiddish language held a special class for an unusual group of students: "Yiddish for Dogs."

The "Yiddish for Dogs" class, held Sunday in New York's Central Park, featured dogs and their humans learning commands such as sit and stay in Yiddish.

The class was put on by the non...Read more

Raccoon takes 16-mile journey on top of bread truck in Florida

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(UPI) A raccoon went for a 16-mile ride on top of a Florida bread delivery truck that reached speeds of over 50 mph during the trip.

The driver of the Wonder Bread truck said other drivers called his attention to the raccoon on top of his truck, and he had already traveled about 10 miles before calling 911 from the parking lot of a fast food ...Read more

Black panther captured after walking rooftops in French town

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(UPI) Residents of a French town were treated to unusual spectacle Wednesday morning when a loose black panther went for a walk across local rooftops.

Locals in Armentieres, Nord, captured photos and video Wednesday morning when the big cat, native to Asia and Africa, was spotted strolling across the rooftops of local homes.

Police, ...Read more