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Cat Rescued After Being Trapped Inside Sofa for 5 Days


A cat spent five days trapped inside a sofa donated to a London thrift store before the new purchasers of the second-hand furniture did a first-class act: They ripped up the sofa to free the couch potato pet, tracked down his owners and returned him. READ MORE

Apr 09, 2014 / 3 comments

 

Spain Town Hires Poo 'Detective' to Spy on Dog Owners


   MADRID, April 02, 2014 (AFP) - Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets, officials said Wednesday. READ MORE

Apr 02, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Forget Asteroids, Microbes Could (and Did!) Cause Mass Extinction on Earth


WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 (AFP) - Volcanoes and asteroids are sometimes blamed for wiping out nearly all life on Earth 252 million years ago, but US research Monday suggested a more small-time criminal: microbes. READ MORE

Apr 02, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Why Zebra Stripes? New Study Offers Weird Explanation


PARIS, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - Zebras have stripes to deter the tsetse and other blood-sucking flies, according to a fresh bid to settle a debate that has raged among biologists for over 140 years. READ MORE

Apr 02, 2014 / 1 comments

 

You Won't Believe How Pythons Manage to Get Back Home


PARIS, March 19, 2014 (AFP) - The Burmese python has a built-in compass that allows it to slither home in a near-straight line even if released dozens of kilometres away, researchers said Wednesday. READ MORE

Mar 19, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Dog Saves Owner from Choking to Death


A Springer Spaniel named Mollypops is enjoying a new squeaky chicken and some treats of her own for saving her human mom’s life in a most unusual way. READ MORE

Mar 19, 2014 / 7 comments

 

Dog Sold for $2 Million in China


BEIJING, March 19, 2014 (AFP) - A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for almost $2 million, a report said Wednesday, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. READ MORE

Mar 19, 2014 / 1 comments

 

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

 

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