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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

534 border collies gather to break world record in Australia

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(UPI) More than 500 border collies and their owners gathered in an Australian park to break the world record for most members of the breed in the same place at the same time.

The Border Collie Owners of South Australia said the final tally at the Sunday event in Willaston Oval was 534, enough to take the record from TV veterinarian Katrina ...Read more

Living with cats and cockroaches may reduce kids' asthma risk

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Kids living in houses with cats, mice and cockroaches may have a lower risk of asthma, new research from Washington University shows.

The researchers looked at 442 kids living in the inner cities of St. Louis, Baltimore, Boston and New York City. They analyzed dust taken from the kids' homes to measure the concentrations of cockroach, mouse and...Read more

VIDEO: Firefighters use tiny oxygen mask to save puppy's life

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(UPI) A British firefighter's body camera was rolling when rescuers pulled a puppy from a burning building and used a pet-sized oxygen mask to save his life.

The West Midlands Fire Service posted a video to Facebook showing a firefighter's body camera's perspective of the rescue Monday in the Kings Heath area of Birmingham.

The firefighters ...Read more

VIDEO: Wild fox plays with dog at public park in Scotland

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(UPI) A man taking his dog for a walk in a Scottish park captured video of the canine playing with a wild fox after both animals apparently mistook each other for the same species.

Kris McDonald said he was walking his dog, Cricket, in Glasgow's Dowanhill Park when they came across a fox.

McDonald said the fox's intentions appeared friendly, ...Read more

VIDEO: Athletic dog interrupts Argentinian soccer game

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(UPI) A scrappy dog brought a soccer game in Argentina to a halt after rushing onto the field to get into the action.

TyC sports shared video Monday of the energetic pup trying to dribble the ball down the field with its head during the second half of the Argentinian Superliga match between San Lorenzo and Arsenal di Sarandi.

The dog stole ...Read more

Want to drink with your pet? This website tells you where you can.

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The only thing better than a cold beer on a warm day is drinking it accompanied by your best four-legged friend. Now, a Wake Forest, N.C., business is making that easier to do.

TripsWithPets.com recently unveiled its list of dog-friendly breweries. It joins the website's list of dog-friendly restaurants, beaches and other attractions. Named "...Read more

VIDEO: Wild jaguar makes rare appearance on Arizona wildlife camera

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(UPI) A conservation nonprofit shared wildlife camera footage of a rare wild jaguar found living in the mountains of Arizona.

The Center for Biological Diversity posted a video Thursday to Facebook showing the jaguar, recently dubbed Sombra by students at Paulo Freire Freedom School - University Campus in Tucson, wandering the Chiricahua ...Read more

VIDEO: British fire crew frees puppy with head caught in snack jar

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(UPI) A hungry puppy in England found itself in a tight spot after getting its head stuck inside a glass snack jar.

Crews from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service shared photos of the pup as they managed to gently pull its head free.

"Pictures of Buddy the chug pup, who was rescued by [Hampshire Fire and Rescue's animal rescue team] earlier ...Read more

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