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Rio to Ban Cosmetic Surgery for Dogs & Cats


RIO DE JANEIRO, AFP - Lawmakers in Rio de Janeiro, where plastic surgery is all the rage, have approved draft legislation banning cosmetic surgery for dogs and cats, Brazilian media said Wednesday. READ MORE

Mar 13, 2014 / 0 comments

 

22-Pound Cat Attacks! Family Forced to Barricade Themselves in Bedroom


A 911 dispatcher in Portland, Oregon, had to ask a supervisor if they should send police out on a most unusual call. A man was reporting that his family had barricaded themselves in their bedroom to hide from the family cat, which had gone berserk and was attacking the family, he... READ MORE

Mar 12, 2014 / 1 comments

 

Dog Sniffs Out Rare African Tortoise


JOHANNESBURG, (AFP) - South African conservationists on Monday announced that they have enlisted the help of a Belgian Shepherd dog to help track the country's most endangered land-based tortoi READ MORE

Mar 10, 2014 / 0 comments

 

What, No More Buggy Rides in NY's Central Park?


by Brigitte DUSSEAU (AFP)   READ MORE

Mar 10, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Parrot Tips Police to Murder Suspect


AGRA - A pet parrot in India has been credited with helping catch the man who murdered its owner, a relative said Thursday. READ MORE

Feb 27, 2014 / 1 comments

 

Imagine a World Where Dogs Could Talk


If you’ve ever wished your dog could talk, you may get your wish sooner than you think. READ MORE

Feb 27, 2014 / 1 comments

 

Stray Dog Becomes Unofficial Mascot for the Milwaukee Brewers


A stray dog found himself in a lucky situation when he wandered into the Milwaukee Brewers spring training camp in Phoenix, Arizona. READ MORE

Feb 25, 2014 / 1 comments

 

Finnish Reindeer Glow at Night to Prevent Accidents


HELSINKI  - Glowing reindeer can be spotted in northern Finland thanks to a reflective spray which makes them more visible in a bid to prevent car accidents, Finnish reindeer breeders said Tuesday. READ MORE

Feb 18, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Kitty Litter Parasite Infects Arctic Beluga Whales


CHICAGO - A parasite that is found in cats and can cause brain disease, blindness and miscarriage in people has been found for the first time in Arctic beluga whales, scientists said Thursday. READ MORE

Feb 14, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Missing Cat Lived in Pastry Factory for 3 Years


When pets get lost and are found weeks, months, or even sometimes years later, they are typically a little worse for wear.   READ MORE

Feb 06, 2014 / 2 comments

 

Tokyo Zoo Stages 'Gorilla Escape'


TOKYO, Feb 06, 2014 (AFP) - Staff at a Japanese zoo chased a keeper in a gorilla costume on Thursday as part of an annual escape drill to brush up their skills in the event of a real breakout. READ MORE

Feb 06, 2014 / 0 comments

 

US Military Canine 'In Afghan Taliban Custody'


KABUL - The Taliban say they captured a military dog from foreign forces operating in Afghanistan following a battle in the east of the country late last year.   READ MORE

Feb 06, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Florida Diners Taste Python Pizza


Fort Myers - Alligator and frog have long been on the menu in Florida, but a new delicacy has slithered its way onto dinner plates in the US state. READ MORE

Feb 03, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Family Wins Right To Keep Adopted Fox


BORDEAUX, Jan 23, 2014 (AFP) - A French family has finally got permission to keep a young fox they had rescued after its mother was crushed by a car, following a marathon legal battle. READ MORE

Jan 23, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Meet Scooter: Paralyzed By Gunshots Turned Hero Therapy Dog


Most people would have thought Scooter, a Border Collie, was a goner after he was left on streets with three gunshot wounds in 2011 — but not Thomas Jordi. He knew Scooter was destined for greatness. READ MORE

Jan 22, 2014 / 1 comments

 

Cockroach Burrows into Australian Man's Ear


SYDNEY, Jan 10, 2014 (AFP) - A man in Australia endured a painful hospital visit after a large cockroach burrowed into his ear and his efforts to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner failed. READ MORE

Jan 10, 2014 / 0 comments

 

'Exceptionally Rare' Conjoined Whales Found In Mexico


LA PAZ, Mexico - Yesterday, Fishermen found two conjoined gray whale calves in a northwestern Mexican lagoon, a discovery that a government marine biologist described as "exceptionally rare. READ MORE

Jan 08, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Berlin Opens Gourmet Restaurant for Pets


Earlier this month Germany's first restaurant for dogs and cats opened in Berlin over the festive holidays, drawing charges the luxury eatery for furry friends is "decadent". READ MORE

Jan 06, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Dogs Have 'Inner Compass' When Pooping, Study Suggests


BERLIN - German and Czech researchers studying squatting dogs doing their business have found the pooches have an "inner compass" that may help explain how they find their way home over great distances. READ MORE

Jan 03, 2014 / 1 comments

 

Spain Captures Vet Hiding Heroin Inside Puppies


MADRID - Spanish police said Tuesday they have captured a Colombian vet who tried to smuggle liquid heroin by surgically implanting plastic bags of the drug into live Rottweiler and Labrador puppies. READ MORE

Dec 20, 2013 / 1 comments

 

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