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Senior Dogs Find Refuge in Japanese Nursing Home


TOKYO, (AFP) - A new Japanese nursing home has everything seniors could want, from a hair salon and 24-hour medical care to comfy beds and a swimming pool to keep those legs in shape -- all four of them. READ MORE

Jul 07, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Cause of Death Remains a Mystery in China Pet Food Scare


WASHINGTON, (AFP) - US authorities have yet to determine what exactly caused the deaths of more than 1,000 dogs that consumed jerky pet treats made in China, a Congressional panel heard Tuesday. READ MORE

Jun 24, 2014 / 1 comments

 

Pet Dog Saves Japanese Boy from Bear Attack


TOKYO, June 24, 2014 (AFP) - A placid pet dog was being hailed a hero after saving a five-year-old boy from a mauling by a wild bear in northern Japan, police and media said Tuesday. READ MORE

Jun 24, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Spanish Zoo Vet Tranquilizes Keeper in Gorilla Escape Drill


MADRID, June 06, 2014 (AFP) - A Spanish zoo vet shot a keeper with a tranquillizer dart when a gorilla escape drill went awry, knocking out the unfortunate victim who spent the next three days in hospital. READ MORE

Jun 06, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls 62 Bags of Science Diet Dry Dog Food


Hill’s Pet Nutrition, of Topeka, KS, is voluntarily issuing a pet food recall for a limited quantity of dry dog food due to possible Salmonella contamination. READ MORE

Jun 03, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Pet Center, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Lamb Dog Treats


Pet Center, Inc., a Los Angeles-based pet-treat manufacturer, has issued a voluntary recall of specific lamb-based dog treats due to potential contamination with Salmonella.   READ MORE

May 29, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Four-Legged Stars of Canine Thriller Win Cannes 'Palm Dog'


CANNES, France, May 23, 2014 (AFP) - Luke and Body, two mongrels who shared the role of an adorable pet that turns into a killing machine in the film "White God", scooped the Palm Dog for canine talent Friday at the Cannes Film Festival. READ MORE

May 23, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Dog Bites In US Reaching 'Epidemic Proportions'


WASHINGTON - Dog bites are reaching "epidemic proportions," a well-known TV dog trainer said last week, as video of a cat fearlessly chasing off a dog that bit a small boy in California went viral. READ MORE

May 20, 2014 / 0 comments

 

WATCH: Cannes Film Trailer About Girl's Eternal Friendship with Dog Under Extreme Circumstances


CANNES, France, May 19, 2014 (AFP) - A girl rides her bicycle in the deserted streets of Budapest. Suddenly, a pack of wild dogs bursts from round a corner, hurtling towards her as she anxiously pedals on. READ MORE

May 20, 2014 / 0 comments

 

FDA: Jerky Treats Kill 1,000 Dogs, Cause Illness in 3 People


Jerky pet treats, mostly imported from China, are now linked to more than 1,000 deaths in dogs and illness in some 5,600 others – along with sickness in 24 cats and at least three people, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed Friday. READ MORE

May 20, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Bravo! Recalls Select Dog and Cat Foods


Bravo! is recalling select lots of Bravo! pet food due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. READ MORE

May 15, 2014 / 0 comments

 

VIDEO: Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack


Usually when we write about heroic animals, 9 times out of 10 the story is about a brave dog. Cats rarely throw themselves in harm’s way to save their human pet parents. But one cat in California risked its fur to save a young boy from a dog attack. READ MORE

May 14, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Study to Document Benefits of Therapy Dogs for Pediatric Cancer Patients


On May 8, researchers, families, and country-music star and animal advocate Naomi Judd testified in front of Congress about the benefits that therapy dogs have on kids diagnosed with cancer. READ MORE

May 09, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Endangered Hamster May Get Second Chance in France


STRASBOURG, France, May 06, 2014 (AFP) - Authorities in the French region of Alsace have launched an action plan to save a hamster facing extinction, more than two years after Europe's top cour READ MORE

May 06, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Canadian Town Tries to Sell Whale Carcass on eBay Before it Explodes!


MONTREAL, (AFP) - A fishing village in easternmost Canada tried on Monday to auction off on eBay a sperm whale carcass that washed up onto its shores. READ MORE

May 06, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Investigators Pursue 100 Stray Dogs Buried Alive Claim


BEIJING, (AFP) - Claims that about 100 stray dogs were buried alive in northern China are being investigated, an official said Sunday, the latest apparent case of animal cruelty to shock the nation. READ MORE

Apr 29, 2014 / 3 comments

 

Japan Kicks Off First Whale Hunt Since UN Court Ruling


AYUKAWA, Japan (AFP) - A Japanese whaling fleet left port Saturday under tight security, marking the first hunt since the UN's top court last month ordered Tokyo to stop killing whales in the Antarctic. READ MORE

Apr 29, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Hamster Sized Deer Born In Spain


MADRID, (AFP) - The latest specimen of the world's tiniest deer -- a rare species no bigger than a hamster -- has been born in a nature park in southern Spain, conservationists said on Friday. READ MORE

Apr 29, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Japan Redesigns Antarctic Whale Hunt After UN Court Ruling


Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research. READ MORE

Apr 22, 2014 / 0 comments

 

25-Year-Old Cat Heads for Record Books as World's Oldest


Do you remember what you were doing in August 1989 — before most of us had Internet and big hair was still in fashon? READ MORE

Apr 16, 2014 / 17 comments

 

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