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Colorado hiker licked by mountain goat

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(UPI) A Colorado hiker who found herself surrounded by mountain goats was recorded being licked on the head by one of the animals.

Ashby Capito of Vail said she was hiking in the Rocky Mountains with a friend last week when they noticed they were surrounded by mountain goats.

Capito said she and her friend attempted to keep a safe distance, ...Read more

JetBlue crew comes to rescue of bulldog with breathing issues

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(UPI) A Boston couple are thanking a JetBlue flight crew for coming to the rescue of their French bulldog when the canine had trouble breathing.

Steven and Michele Burt said they were flying home to Boston from Florida on Thursday when their dog, Darcy, showed signs that she was having trouble breathing.

"I noticed that her tongue was blue and...Read more

Cat interrupts expert's Dutch TV interview

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(UPI) A Polish historian giving an interview on a Dutch news show was interrupted when his cat climbed his body and rubbed against his face.

Rudy Bouma, a reporter for Dutch news show Nieuwsuur, tweeted an outtake from an interview with Jerzy Targalski, a historian from Poland.

The video shows Targalski maintain his composure and continue to ...Read more

North America's first dogs were domesticated in Siberia, but their descendants are all gone

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The arrival of the first Europeans in the Americas in the 15th century didn't just affect the lives of native people already living here. It also took a devastating toll on their pets.

In a paper published this week in Science, an international team of archaeologists and geneticists report that the lineage of dogs that thrived alongside Native ...Read more

Wild bear wanders into Idaho zoo, climbs tree near cougars

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(UPI) Wildlife officials in Idaho said what was initially thought to be an escaped bear at a zoo in the state turned out to be a wild bear that wandered into the facility.

Peter Pruett, superintendent of Zoo Idaho in Pocatello, said he received a call early Tuesday morning from zoo workers who spotted a black bear on the loose inside the zoo.

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Security camera records burglars failing to steal dog poop

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(UPI) A doggy daycare business in Alberta shared security camera footage of a bizarre burglary attempt by two hapless suspects.

The video filmed by security cameras at Central Bark in Winnipeg shows the two men drive up to the business in a van. One of them grabs a large plastic garbage can with the apparent intention of trying to load it into ...Read more

To calm dogs spooked by fireworks, pet owners are using treats made from marijuana

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As the sound of fireworks sends terrified dogs running into closets, under the bed and possibly even away from home, many pet owners and veterinarians are buzzing about a new way to help man's best friend relax and enjoy the holiday: products made from the marijuana plant.

Cannabidiol chews, oils and dog treats are selling out at local pet ...Read more

Raccoon fends off bobcat in Florida back yard

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(UPI) A Florida woman captured video of a backyard fight between a mother raccoon and a bobcat that came too close to her habitat.

Erinn Earth captured video in her Manatee County back yard of what began as a tense stare-down between the raccoon and the bobcat.

The video, which Earth posted to YouTube, shows the standoff eventually turn into a...Read more

Circus dog, owner break Guinness record for leg jumping

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(UPI) A Japanese circus performer and his dog broke the Guinness world record for a dog jumping over a human's leg during a show in Hong Kong.

The Super Wan Wan Circus, an all-dog and human circus troupe based in Fuji, visited Hong Kong for a Chinese New Year Show, where Jack Russell terrier Daifuku and owner Hiroaki Uchida attempted the ...Read more

Arizona puppy takes rattlesnake bite to save owner

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(UPI) An Arizona woman branded her golden retriever puppy "a hero" after the dog jumped between her and a rattlesnake that bit the canine in the face.

Paula Godwin of Anthem said she and her two dogs were hiking on a Phoenix-area trail when her 6-month-old golden retriever, Todd, bolted out in front of her foot.

"I didn't see the snake and I ...Read more

Man brings home kitten that turns out to be bobcat cub

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(UPI) A Minnesota man who found what he thought was a stray kitten lost in a parking lot brought it home before discovering it was a bobcat.

Jared Yost said he was working a landscaping job when he spotted the small cat hiding at the edge of a parking lot. Yost said he doesn't consider himself a cat person, but he decided to take the kitten ...Read more

Man arrested in theft of van carrying 14 show dogs; second suspect sought

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Redding police have arrested one man in connection with the theft of a van containing 14 show dogs that was stolen from an In-N-Out earlier this month and are asking for the public's help in locating another.

A white van carrying the 14 dogs was stolen from the Redding fast food restaurant's parking lot in the early ...Read more

Zsa Zsa the English bulldog crowned World's Ugliest Dog

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(UPI) The World's Ugliest Dog contest in California crowned a new champion: a 9-year-old English bulldog named Zsa Zsa.

Megan Brainard, Zsa Zsa's owner, said she drove the aesthetically-challenged canine more than 30 hours from their Minnesota home to compete in the annual event at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in Petaluma.

Zsa Zsa impressed ...Read more

Animal rescuers free fox stuck in netting

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in Britain are urging residents not to leave netting outside after a fox was rescued from a rope net in an allotment.

The RSPCA said Animal Collection Officer Cara Gibbon responded to a report of a trapped fox Tuesday in the Yenton Grove area of Birmingham, England.

Gibbon was able to rescue the fox and release it back ...Read more

7 ways to protect your dog from heat stroke and hyperthermia

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With temperatures rising above 90 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity all around, summertime livin' isn't always easy -- especially when it comes to protecting your pup from the dangers of hot weather.

In fact, increased body temperature can lead to heat stroke and hyperthermia and can lead to multiple organ dysfunction, according to PetMD.

Here ...Read more

Dog announces retirement as mayor of Minnesota town

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(UPI) A Minnesota dog's owners announced the canine is retiring as the city's mayor after being elected to four terms in office.

Mayor Duke, a great Pyrenees, was first elected to the mayoral office in Cormorant about four years ago in a write-in campaign and he was reelected to three more terms.

Dave Rick, Duke's owner, said it's time for the...Read more

Tiki the wayward toucan returned to Flamingo Gardens

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Tiki is safe again.

The 2-year-old toucan who flew off from Flamingo Gardens on June 9, was spotted picking at a fruit tree on the property of a Plantation Acres homeowner who called the wildlife sanctuary.

"We're ecstatic about it," said Mike Ruggieri, animal care director at Flamingo Gardens. "We had been chasing this bird up and down the ...Read more

Cat rescued from air vent of traveling Ford Focus

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(UPI) A male tabby cat nicknamed Ford was rescued from the air vent of a traveling Ford Focus by Britain's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The owner of the car, Steven Kane, realized that a cat was trapped inside the grill of the vehicle after he had traveled to seafront area, Clacton-on-Sea of England with his family, a...Read more

Georgia grandmother strangles rabid bobcat to death with her bare hands

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(UPI) A Georgia grandmother strangled a rabid bobcat to death with her bare hands.

DeDe Phillips, 67, had just put a bumper sticker on the back of her truck that read: "Women who behave rarely make history" and was about to take a photo of it when the bobcat crept into her backyard, facing her.

"My neighbor's dog was barking and it drew my ...Read more

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