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Puppy Freed From Car Tire After Getting Head Stuck

Puppies are inherently curious creatures, and sometimes their desire to explore and get into everything can get them into trouble. Case in a point: a Pit Bull puppy named Jade accidentally got her head stuck in the rim of a car tireShow More Summary

70 Cats Removed From 'Deplorable' Conditions in New York Home

Animal control officers from the Putnam County SPCA discovered 61 living cats and nine deceased cats inside a home in Kent, New York. They searched the property on May 16, 2017, after reports of a high number of pets living in squalor. According...Show More Summary

Omar the Maine Coon Could Be the World's Longest Cat

At about 3 feet 11 inches, Omar the Maine Coon is poised to be the longest cat in the world. The feline, who lives in Australia with his pet parent Stephanie Hirst, has become nothing short of an internet sensation thanks to his stunningly large stature. Show More Summary

Crowdfunding Your Pet's Care

Modern veterinary care is expensive. Owners are demanding, and veterinarians are increasingly able to provide a higher standard of care than they used to, and costs have risen as a result. Pet insurance and a savings account specifically...Show More Summary

Is It Normal to Talk to Pets?

I talk to my dog. I also talk to all the other dogs at the dog park. I may not be a “normal” person in all respects, but I don’t think this is one of my questionable character traits. I think it’s totally normal to talk to animals—and not just to ask if they want to play fetch. From the time I was a little kid, I talked to my dog. Show More Summary

China to Ban Sale of Dog Meat at Controversial Yulin Festival

In a huge win for animal rights activists, the sale of dog meat will be banned at the controversial Yulin Festival in China this year. According to the South China Morning Post, the ban will go into effect a week prior to the festival’s June 21 opening. Show More Summary

Dogs in Colorado Test Positive for Rabies After Skunk Attack

Two dogs in northeastern Colorado have tested positive for rabies after run-ins with rabid skunks. The two separate incidents, in Weld and Yuma counties, are the first reported cases of rabies in canines the state has seen in over a decade, The Denver Post reports. Show More Summary

Firefighters Rescue Dog From 6-Foot Sinkhole

After accidentally falling into a 6-foot deep sinkhole, a dog named Siri found himself in a dramatic, 90-minute rescue effort from the local firefighter departments of both Anne Arundel County and Annapolis in Maryland. The roughly 85-pound Border Collie got stuck in the narrow 2-by-2-foot sinkhole. Show More Summary

Racing Greyhounds Test Positive For Cocaine, Trainer's License Revoked

The news shocked the racing community and animal advocates alike: Veteran Greyhound trainer Malcolm McAllister had his license revoked on April 24 after five of his dogs tested positive for cocaine. According to The Tampa Bay Times,Show More Summary

Meet Burrito: The Extremely Rare Male Tortoiseshell Kitten

This is Burrito the kitten, a fascinating and adorable needle in a haystack. That's because Burrito is an incredibly rare male tortoiseshell cat. At just 3 weeks old, the abandoned Burrito was brought to the Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees, New Jersey, along with his littermates. Show More Summary

Smallbatch Pets Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Chicken Blend For Dogs And Cats

Smallbatch Pets Inc., a Portland-based, family-owned raw pet food manufacturer, is voluntarily recalling two lots of frozen Chicken Blend for dogs and cats due to potential salmonella contamination. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. The Chicken Blend products are found in 2lb bags. Show More Summary

Cat Saves Family From Possible Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

What could have been a tragedy on the morning of Wednesday, April 26 for a family in Holly Springs, North Carolina, turned out to be nothing short of a miracle, and it was all thanks to their cat. According to local news affiliate ABC...Show More Summary

New Jersey Bill to Regulate Puppy Mills Rejected by Gov. Chris Christie

The Pet Protection Act, a piece of legislation that would have prevented inhumane puppy mills from selling dogs to pet shops and breeders in the state of New Jersey, has been rejected by Gov. Chris Christie. Christie argued that theShow More Summary

Small Kittens Trapped in Boom Lift Rescued by Animal Rescue Officers

Boom lifts can make interesting noises, but tiny meows are most assuredly not one of them. So when a good Samaritan heard cat cries coming from inside a piece of construction equipment, they called the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA...Show More Summary

Pet Leasing Scams: Why You Should Be Careful

Leasing a pet? That can’t be right. This was my first reaction when the Bloomberg article “I’m Renting a Dog?” came to my attention. But after doing some research, I’ve learned that these types of scams are not all that uncommon and can have devastating consequences. The company at the heart of the article runs its business this way. Show More Summary

Are Theme Parks Dangerous to Wildlife?

Since the infamous Fabio roller coaster incident back in 1999, birds colliding with human beings on amusement park rides have continued to make headlines. It happened again recently in Europe, when a man was struck in the face by a pigeon...Show More Summary

Party Animal Recalls Dog Food That May Contain Pentobarbital

Party Animal, a West Hollywood, California-based pet food company, has recalled two lots of canned dog food that may contain pentobarbital. The recall affects the following two products: Product Name: Cocolicious Beef & Turkey Size: 13 oz. Show More Summary

Simon the Giant Rabbit Mysteriously Dies on United Airlines Flight

Simon, a 3-foot rabbit who was destined to be one of the world's largest, mysteriously died on a United Airlines flight from London's Heathrow Airport to Chicago's O'Hare on April 25. The 10-month-old rabbit was reportedly on his way across the ocean to go to his new owner and new home in Chicago. Show More Summary

All About the Initiative to Make All Shelters No-Kill By 2025

Best Friends Animal Society, a rescue organization based in Kanab, Utah, is leading a coalition to make all animal shelters across the country “no-kill” by 2025. "We thought it was time to put a stake in the ground and say, ‘This isShow More Summary

Australia's Longest Venomous Snake Is a 13-Foot King Cobra Named Raja

From spiders to sharks to snakes, Australia is home to some of the world’s most dangerous, yet awe-inspiring creatures. Take, for instance, the king cobra—one of the world’s most venomous snakes—which can grow up to 18 feet long. Currently,...Show More Summary

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