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'Ikea Monkey' Not a Child, Rules Canadian Judge


TORONTO, Canada - A Canadian judged refused Friday to order the return of a woman's pet monkey, which won global fame when it was found wandering an Ikea parking lot in a stylish jacket. READ MORE

Sep 18, 2013 / 0 comments

 

DNA Testing Reveals New Dog Breeds


About 75 percent of the dogs found in a shelter on any given day are mixed breeds, according to ASPCA statistics. Somewhere out there, right now, a mother dog is giving birth to a litter of mixed breed puppies, puppies that will most likely end up in a shelter, in need of a loving... READ MORE

Sep 16, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Abusive Babysitter Exposed by Family Dog


Two parents in South Carolina knew something wasn’t right when their normally mild mannered and playful dog started acting strange toward the babysitter they hired to watch their infant son. READ MORE

Sep 16, 2013 / 0 comments

 

See the 'Ugliest Animal' in the World


LONDON - The blobfish, a denizen of the Pacific that looks like a bald, grumpy old man, has been named the world's ugliest animal, organizers of the offbeat competition said on Thursday. READ MORE

Sep 13, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Car Stolen with Dog Inside: Owner Offers Thieves the Car Title


You don’t want to mess with a guy’s dog. READ MORE

Sep 05, 2013 / 8 comments

 

Japan Scientists Launch Freeze-dry Animal Sperm Bank


TOKYO - Japanese scientists have launched a sperm bank for endangered animals that uses freeze-drying technology they hope could one day help humans recreate animal populations on other planets, the chief researcher said last week. READ MORE

Sep 03, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Sri Lanka Police in Doghouse over Canine 'Wedding'


COLOMBO  - Sri Lanka's cultural affairs ministry has taken strong exception to a mass "wedding" of police dogs, which used symbols of traditional Buddhist nuptials on the Indian Ocean island. READ MORE

Sep 03, 2013 / 0 comments

 

NYC Subway Service Stops as Kittens are Rescued from the Tracks in Brooklyn


It takes something very big to shut down the New York City transit, but it only took two small kittens to shut down a train in Brooklyn on Thursday. READ MORE

Aug 30, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Savannah Cat Roaming the Streets of Detroit Killed and Thrown in the Garbage


A 25-pound Savannah cat named Chum that escaped from his family’s open window on the east side of Detroit was found killed and thrown in a trash can. READ MORE

Aug 30, 2013 / 69 comments

 

Birds Sense Speed Limits on Roads


OTTAWA - Birds sense posted speed limits on roads and react to avoid collisions, according to a study released last week.   READ MORE

Aug 27, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Cat DNA Helps Solve Murder Mystery in U.K.


One man who was recently convicted of murder in the U.K., partially based on his cat’s DNA being found at the crime scene, realized there is no tinkering when it comes to hard evidence. READ MORE

Aug 23, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Dog Donates Blood to Save Cat


WELLINGTON - Traditional animal rivalries were set aside in New Zealand when a dog's blood was used to save the life of a poisoned cat in a rare inter-species transfusion, reports said Wednesday. READ MORE

Aug 22, 2013 / 1 comments

 

Paris Suburb to Fight Dog Droppings with CCTV Cameras


BOBIGNY, France - A Paris suburb has come up with an innovative plan to fight a plague of dog droppings on local streets -- catching offenders on closed-circuit television cameras. READ MORE

Aug 19, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Chinese Zoo Under Fire for Disguising Hairy Dog as Lion


BEIJING - A Chinese zoo's supposed "African lion" was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute started barking. READ MORE

Aug 15, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Llamas and Goats Keep Grass Cut at Chicago Airport


CHICAGO, Illinois - Chicago's bustling O'Hare airport has hired a new crew to keep the grass cut: a herd of goats, sheep, donkeys and llamas. Yes, llamas. READ MORE

Aug 14, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Grumpy Cat Launches a Brand of Coffee


First it was the wildly successful Grumpy Cat internet meme, then came the Facebook page, then Grumpy Cat hired attorneys (or at least her people did) and filed for trademark and copyright protection; next came the Grumpy Cat movie announcement.   READ MORE

Aug 09, 2013 / 5 comments

 

Chinese 'Giant Panda Channel' Comes to Internet


BEIJING - Panda lovers around the world will be able to watch live 24-hour Internet broadcasts of the iconic Chinese animals this month, according to state media. READ MORE

Aug 08, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Dogs Yawn Along with Their Masters, Japan Researchers Say


TOKYO - Tired dog lovers who think their pet pooch is yawning right along with them may just be right, according to a Japanese study. READ MORE

Aug 08, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Cats and Dogs Get Credit Card Offers


Imagine your cat or dog getting a credit card offer. Now imagine your four-legged fur-kid being offered a larger credit limit than the banks will even offer to you. READ MORE

Jul 25, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Raccoon Rabies Killed U.S. Donor and Kidney Recipient


WASHINGTON, D.C. - A rare case of raccoon rabies is responsible for killing both a U.S. kidney donor in 2011 and his transplant recipient 18 months later, U.S. researchers said Tuesday. READ MORE

Jul 23, 2013 / 1 comments

 

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