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Squirrel invades London Assembly during meeting

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(UPI) A squirrel put in an unexpected appearance Thursday during a meeting of the London Assembly's environment committee meeting.

The squirrel was caught on video by committee employee Giles Broadbent as it ran around the assembly chamber while a committee meeting was in session.

Witnesses said the squirrel ran in and out of the room about ...Read more

Kitten survives 17-mile drive in engine compartment

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(UPI) An Idaho man who heard a sound coming from the engine compartment of his car said a kitten survived his 17-mile drive home from work.

Brian Ray said he didn't hear meowing coming from under the hood of his car until he arrived home from work and enlisted the help of his wife, Amanda, to find the cause.

"It's crazy to have driven 17 miles...Read more

Leopard rescued from bottom of India well

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in India used a long ladder to rescue a female leopard that became stranded at the bottom of a 30-foot-deep well.

A video recorded in Maharashtra, India, shows the leopard that villagers found trapped in the water at the bottom of a well.

The video shows members of animal rescue group Wildlife SOS lowering a ladder to ...Read more

Pre-existing conditions are a thing in pet insurance too

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California's pet insurance regulations, which experts peg as the strictest in the country, owe their existence to a dearly departed golden retriever named Bodie.

It was Bodie's death more than a decade ago from blood cancer, and his owner's subsequent tussle with a pet insurance company for reimbursement of medical expenses, that led to the ...Read more

Driver suspended for letting monkey steer bus

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(UPI) A bus driver in India has been suspended after video emerged of him letting a monkey sit on the vehicle's steering wheel and help steer.

The video, which went viral on social media, shows the man holding onto the wheel of the bus with one hand while the langur monkey perches on the wheel and steers the vehicle on a road in Karnataka, ...Read more

Mystery donkey found wandering in Michigan road

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(UPI) Police in Michigan are trying to find the owner of a mystery donkey that was found wandering loose in a road.

The Argentine Township Police Department said the "little guy" was spotted wandering down a road in the area and was captured by police.

The donkey was taken to a local farmer for temporary housing.

Police said they are trying ...Read more

Jogger finds abandoned lion cub in Netherlands meadow

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(UPI) Authorities in the Netherlands said a jogger out for a morning run found a caged lion cub abandoned in a meadow.

Local police said in a Facebook post that a jogger out Sunday morning found the lion cub in a small cage in a meadow in the Burgemeester Huijdecoperweg area of Tienhoven.

Investigators believe the lion cub, estimated to be ...Read more

Runaway puppy rings doorbell to be let inside

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(UPI) A Washington state man shared security camera footage showing his escaped puppy coming home on his own and using his nose to ring the bell.

Greg Basel shared surveillance camera footage from the front door of his Liberty Lake house showing his dog, Marshall, returning home on his own after running away.

The clever canine uses his nose to...Read more

Cat takes a ride under hood of Ford Mustang

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(UPI) Police in Michigan are searching for the owner of a stowaway cat that slipped into a garage and took a ride under the hood of a Ford Mustang.

Troy Police said the vehicle's owner took it for a short drive before discovering there was a cat in the engine compartment of his sports car.

A tow truck driver was summoned to lift the car so the...Read more

Talking dogs: Wait! You're not feeding your dogs right, and that's probably why their weight is off

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Brian's two dogs couldn't be more diverse when it comes to food and weight. Although Roxy and Cha-Cha are litter-mates and similar in height and build, Roxy is rotund, and Cha-Cha looks thin enough to be a super model. Brian describes meal time as quiet and mannerly, with Cha-Cha politely waiting for Roxy to finish eating before moving toward ...Read more

Animal rescuer finds reported lizard was old dog toy

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(UPI) An animal rescuer called to a London home on a report of a collapsed lizard arrived to find the reptile was actually a chewed-up dog toy.

The RSPCA said Animal Collection Officer David Eckworth responded to a home in the Hackney area of London where a resident reported spotting a lizard collapsed in her garden.

"The call came in saying ...Read more

This man and his cat became the faces of Florence — and a story of resilience and hope

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- In the photograph that delivered his face onto phone screens and into living rooms across the nation, Robert Simmons Jr. wears a look of anguish.

He is riding in a jon boat out of his neighborhood in New Bern, the neighborhood where generations of his family have lived in the same house off of Garden Street. His great-...Read more

Why dogs seem to hate mail carriers and UPS drivers

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Recently, a noise outside my front door set my dog, Bailey, to barking. I looked out the peep hole and didn't see anyone, but when I opened the door, there was a package on the welcome mat.

"Oh," I said aloud, "it was the postman."

In a split second, Bailey was out the door and racing down the street to where the carrier had stopped to deliver...Read more

Police called when cat brings home bag of drugs

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(UPI) Police in Britain said a pet owner contacted authorities when their cat came home toting an unusual trophy -- a bag of drugs.

The Ashley Police Team in Bristol, England, said the cat came home with a bag that contained several smaller bags believed to contain illegal drugs.

A police spokesman told the Independent that an investigation ...Read more

Brothers Starsky and Hutch were abandoned in old age. Sisters came to their rescue

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Sisters Artye and Patricia Avellar giggle as they wrap their arms around Starsky and Hutch. Tails are wagging and tongues are flying from the chocolate Labrador retriever brothers.

"We told them no French kissing," Patricia gleefully responds.

The human sisters and dog brothers have made a happy new life together out of tragedy.

The brothers ...Read more

Mountain lion wanders into Colorado motel

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(UPI) Wildlife officials in Colorado shared video of a mountain lion wandering into a motel through a door that had been left open.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Northeast Region, tweeted surveillance footage from the Foot of the Mountain Motel in Boulder.

The video shows a cougar wandering into the motel's office through an open door before ...Read more

Sheriff's volunteer rescues dog tied to moving truck

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(UPI) An Arizona sheriff's office shared video of a department volunteer rescuing a dog spotted tied to the back of a moving semi truck.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office posted a video to Facebook showing the Patrol Volunteer in Protection coming across a truck headed to the interstate with a dog leashed to the back of the vehicle.

The VIP ...Read more

Wandering cat causes power outage in New Orleans

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(UPI) Utility officials in New Orleans said 7,556 people were without power Monday due to a cat that wandered into a substation.

Entergy New Orleans said 7,556 customers lost power after a cat wandered into the substation about 8:30 a.m. and caused a flash by touching equipment.

The company said protective devices installed at substations make...Read more

How to Give Your Cat a Pill

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Dear Annie: Many years ago, my cat-loving sister clipped out an Ann Landers column called "How to Give Your Cat a Pill." She lost it during a move, and I'd love to surprise her with a new one. Could you please let me know where I might be able to find that? -- Cat Aunt

Dear Cat Aunt: I'd be delighted to reprint this hilarious piece. As someone ...Read more