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Firefighters remove wheel from car to rescue kitten

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(UPI) Firefighters in Florida came to the rescue of a stray kitten that was seen wandering in a road and ended up fleeing into the engine compartment of a parked car.

Oviedo Fire Rescue said a kitten was spotted in the roadway on Alafaya Trail on Thursday and Oviedo Police arrived at the scene to try to capture the feline, but it fled into the ...Read more

9 ways to save on dog care

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Few things in life offer the comfort and unconditional love that comes with dog companionship.

Due to an increase in remote work and time spent at home after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's no wonder that households with dogs rose by 11% . In the U.S., an estimated 48 million households—nearly 40%—have a dog.

Dogs can bring ...Read more

Wedged cat rescued from tire well of car in England

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(UPI) Firefighters in England said a cat rescued from the wheel well of a car is believed to have been stuck in the vehicle for about five days.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue's Runcorn Fire Station said a crew came to the rescue of a cat that became wedged in the wheel well of a vehicle while apparently searching for a warm place to sleep.

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Cat rescued from slush-filled storm drain in Iowa

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(UPI) Police and animal control officers in Iowa rescued a cat that had been trapped in a frozen storm drain for at least a few days.

Cedar Falls Public Safety posted photos to Facebook that showed officer Marissa Abbott climbing into the slush-filled storm drain to retrieve the trapped feline.

Police said Abbott and Animal Control officer ...Read more

Veterinarians remove 38 hair ties from cat's stomach

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(UPI) An ailing cat brought to a South Carolina animal hospital is recovering after veterinary surgeons removed 38 hair ties from the feline's stomach.

The Charleston Animal Society said a cat named Juliet was brought in by a member of the public who reported the feline had been left outside a home when the former residents moved out of state. ...Read more

Hunting dog rescued from hole in Virginia

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(UPI) Firefighters in Virginia came to the rescue of a hunting dog who fell into a large hole and ended up spending the night stranded in the pit.

The Glasgow Fire Department said a rescue crew responded to a call for assistance from Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office Animal Control.

Animal control was seeking help "with retrieving a hunting ...Read more

Lost dog rescued from above waterfall on Utah mountain

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(UPI) A dog who became separated from her owner during a mountain hike in Utah was found and returned home with help from rescuers.

The Weber County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team said in a Facebook post that the dog, Nala, had become lost during a hike with her owner near Waterfall Canyon on Christmas Eve.

"After a long search, he ...Read more

Dog rescued from water beneath 30-foot South Carolina cliff

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(UPI) Emergency responders in South Carolina came to the rescue of a dog that descended a 30-foot cliff behind an airport and ended up in the Intracoastal Waterway.

The North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad Water Rescue Team and North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue responded to the area behind the Grand Strand Airport when a dog that escaped from its owner...Read more

Fresh start with your dog in 2023: American Kennel Club offers tips for the new year

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A new calendar year brings about a great opportunity to implement new things into your routine. Just like their owners, dogs can develop bad habits over time. If your New Year’s resolutions include making healthier choices, chances are your dog could benefit from them too.

The American Kennel Club offers the following tips on how owners ...Read more

Fresh start with your dog in 2023: American Kennel Club offers tips for the new year

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A new calendar year brings about a great opportunity to implement new things into your routine. Just like their owners, dogs can develop bad habits over time. If your New Year’s resolutions include making healthier choices, chances are your dog could benefit from them too.

The American Kennel Club offers the following tips on how owners ...Read more

Cat lost at Connecticut rest stop reunited with family 5 months later

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(UPI) A Vermont family was reunited with their lost cat five months after the feline jumped out of the car through an open window while parked at a Connecticut rest stop.

Herwig Goldemund said he and his wife were in the midst of moving from Georgia to Vermont in July of this year when they stopped at the rest stop along Interstate 91 ...Read more

Dog rescued from highway overpass ledge in Florida

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(UPI) Animal control officers in Florida came to the rescue of a dog found trapped on a narrow ledge at the side of a highway overpass.

The Hillsborough County Government posted a video to Facebook showing the rescue of the female canine after she was spotted on an Interstate 275 ledge over the Armenia exit.

The post said the dog had escaped ...Read more

Cat lost on Long Island, N.Y., turns up 10 years later

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(UPI) A cat who disappeared on New York's Long Island is on her way to a reunion after she was found 10 years later.

Richard Price said his family's cat, Mimi, was being cared for at his sister-in-law's home in Miller Place in 2012 when the feline fled.

The family searched the area, thee was no sign of Mimi.

The town of Brookhaven Animal ...Read more

Lost California dog turns up 14 months later in Kansas

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(UPI) A dog who went missing from his owner's California house is on his way home after turning up 14 months later in Kansas -- about 1,600 miles away.

Sandra O'Neill said her German shepherd mix, Zeppelin, would sometimes escape from home to visit a local construction site, but he would usually return on his own in the evening if she didn't ...Read more

New puppy for Christmas? The AKC offers tips for planning a canine addition to your home

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Christmas is just around the corner. The idea of getting a new puppy for you or your family is at the top of plenty of wish lists. But is Christmas really the best time to get a brand-new puppy? Bringing a dog or puppy into your home should be considered a lifelong commitment for the life of the dog. It should not be an impulse purchase or ...Read more

Service technicians help free trapped dog from car's engine compartment

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(UPI) Automotive service technicians came to the assistance of authorities in Ontario to rescue a dog found stuck in the engine compartment of a car.

Ottawa By-law & Regulatory Services said officers were summoned to the area near Moodie Drive and Barnsdale Road when a dog was found to have climbed into the engine compartment of a car in an...Read more

Holiday foods can be toxic to pets – a veterinarian explains which, and what to do if Rover or Kitty eats them

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During the holidays, it’s typical for people to indulge in special foods. Being a pet owner myself, I know that many pet parents want to give their fur babies special treats as well.

As a veterinarian and clinical veterinary researcher, however, I also know that some very common foods – including many popular holiday staples – ...Read more

Stranded dog rescued from mangrove island in Florida

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(UPI) A Florida sheriff's office came to the rescue of a dog spotted stranded on a mangrove island in a creek.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that members of the Maritime Operations unit responded to a report of a dog stranded on a mangrove island in Oyster Creek.

The deputies used an airboat to reach the island.

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California woman reunited with lost cat after 6 years

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(UPI) A California woman was reunited with her missing cat after six years when the feline was brought to a shelter and scanned for a microchip.

The Sacramento SPCA said a stray cat was brought to the facility Friday and staff scanned the feline for a microchip.

The information on the chip identified the cat as Lily, a pet belonging to Jessica...Read more

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No kitten: Giving animals as gifts is a bad idea

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Earlier this year, we opened our hearts to a tiny black kitten with a white stripe down her back. She had been abandoned outside in the cold and was covered in fleas and fighting a nasty infection. After fostering her for a time, we decided to make her a permanent member of our family.

Little Rue is now about 3 months old, a glorious mixture of...Read more