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The Life of a Canine Film Star

The Artist Showcases Uggie and His Considerable Canine Capabilities   READ MORE

Jan 23, 2012 / 0 comments


Four-legged 'Artist' Co-star Eyes Golden Collar

LOS ANGELES - Uggie the four-legged co-star of silent film "The Artist" is tipped to win his own canine accolade, to go with the growing haul of honors bestowed on the movie in Hollywood. READ MORE

Jan 19, 2012 / 0 comments


Chimp from 1930s 'Tarzan' Films Dead at 80

WASHINGTON - Cheetah, a chimpanzee said to have performed in the Tarzan films of the 1930s, has died at the age of 80, according to the Florida sanctuary where he lived. READ MORE

Jan 04, 2012 / 0 comments


Greek Protest Dog Goes Global

ATHENS - An Athens stray dog who has become an unofficial mascot of city protests and an online sensation this week reaped another accolade by featuring in Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' award. READ MORE

Dec 19, 2011 / 0 comments


Longtime Dog Trainer Premieres New Show

Sgt. Joe Nicholas, known best as Joe Nick, trained dogs to find missing persons and fugitives for the New Jersey Department of Corrections for over 25 years. Though he is now retired from the force, Joe Nick still works independently with departments across the country to reunite... READ MORE

Dec 06, 2011 / 0 comments


Panda-mania as Furry Friends Arrive in Britain

EDINBURGH - An eagerly anticipated pair of giant pandas arrived in Edinburgh on Sunday on a charter flight from China, to become the first of the endangered animals to live in Britain for 17 years. READ MORE

Dec 05, 2011 / 0 comments


U.S. Circuses Circle Wagons Against Elephants Law

NEW YORK — U.S. circuses are circling the wagons against a proposed law in Congress that would ban using elephants under the big top, a tradition that animal rights activists say causes terrible suffering. READ MORE

Nov 14, 2011 / 0 comments


France Hails Police Dog with 1,700 arrests Under its Collar

BORDEAUX, France - A French police dog credited with sniffing out 1,700 drugs suspects was on Wednesday decorated with a medal for bravery and dedication at a ceremony in the southwestern city of Bordeaux. READ MORE

Nov 09, 2011 / 0 comments


New Webcam Allows World to Watch Live Polar Bear Migration

An estimated 1,000 polar bears linger outside the Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze over around this time, every year. READ MORE

Nov 02, 2011 / 0 comments


New Political Action Committee Has Big Political Bite

Dogs are the new kids — in San Francisco, at least. With 180,000 dogs in the city and only 107,000 children, it is not surprising to see a new political action committee, representing dog enthusiast groups citywide, gaining momentum. READ MORE

Oct 28, 2011 / 2 comments


New Doggy Diet Book Released on National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 12 marks the fifth annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. It is also, fittingly enough, the release date of a new book entitled Dieting With My Dog, by Peggy Frezon.   READ MORE

Oct 12, 2011 / 0 comments


Android App 'Dog Wars' Infected with Trojan

A dog-fighting simulator available for Android smartphones has recently been infected with a Trojan — one designed to shames users by sending messages to their phone contacts. READ MORE

Aug 31, 2011 / 0 comments


Animal-Assistance Reading Programs 'Buck' Illiteracy

Do you remember your first day of school? It was the beginning of a larger world, fraught with excitement and fear. And whether you easily made new friends or were good at schoolwork (or both), it was still an overwhelming experience. READ MORE

Aug 16, 2011 / 0 comments


British Lawmakers Back Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses

LONDON - British lawmakers agreed Thursday to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, in a non-binding decision that will nevertheless embarrass ministers who insist there are legal obstacles to such a move. READ MORE

Jun 24, 2011 / 0 comments


Lost Dog Found: Dane Cook Takes to Twitter to Get Beast Back

Comedian Dane Cook took to Twitter Saturday night with a call for help -- a plea to help find his dog Beast on the streets of West Hollywood. READ MORE

Jun 14, 2011 / 0 comments


Leona Helmsley's Millionaire Dog Dies

NEW YORK - "Trouble," the pooch who inherited $12 million from hotel mogul Leona Helmsley, has died, heading to the hunting grounds in the sky and leaving a trail of money and legal disputes behind. READ MORE

Jun 09, 2011 / 0 comments


New Zealand's Most Famous Sheep Dies

WELLINGTON - New Zealand's most famous sheep, a merino named Shrek that became a celebrity when he was found in 2004 after six years on the loose, has died at a South Island farm, his owner said Tuesday. READ MORE

Jun 07, 2011 / 0 comments


Dog, Bless you: U.S. Church Exalts Man's Best Friend

WASHINGTON - Under a hot sun and clear spring skies, Teddy and Logan joined Yoko and Bentley and a few dozen like them on the steps of an 80-year-old church in Washington, and cocked an ear. READ MORE

May 23, 2011 / 0 comments


Terrier Uggy Scoops Cannes Award for Top-dog Role

CANNES, France - A wily terrier called Uggy who gives a stunning silent film performance in Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" scooped Cannes' unofficial canine award, the Palm Dog, on Friday. READ MORE

May 20, 2011 / 0 comments


World's Oldest Panda, 34, Dies in China

BEIJING - Ming Ming, the world's oldest panda, has died of old age, Chinese state media reported Tuesday. She was 34. READ MORE

May 17, 2011 / 0 comments