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Man creates hilarious 'family dog contract'

Having a dog is a lot of responsibility, which parents often remind children before they get a family dog. But one man wanted to make sure his family understood the commitment involved in getting a pet. >> Read more trending stories   Reluctant to let his children get the dog they ...

Emaciated dog rescued after chewing own foot off to escape leash

A dog was left tied up in Middleboro so long it eventually chewed off its own foot to get away, the MSPCA says. An MSPCA officer found Maverick, an emaciated German Shepherd, on July 12 and rushed him to an animal clinic so veterinarians could begin to treat the wound ...

Cat food recalled for salmonella, listeria risks

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the time period of this recall. The recall was issued on June 23, 2016, according to the company's website.  A Portland company issued a recall in June over possible listeria and salmonella contamination.  Radagast Pet Food, Inc. recalled Rad Cat ...

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Puppy that once tested positive for heroin, meth now has a forever home

A puppy that tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin after his owner was arrested on drug charges has found a new home. >> PREVIOUS STORY: Dog tests positive for meth, heroin According to the Los Angeles Times, the 7-month-old puppy, Bubba, went up for adoption Wednesday after making a full recovery. ...

Indiana animal shelter urging 'Pokemon Go' players to walk dogs

An animal shelter in Muncie, Indiana, is asking "Pokemon Go" users to walk shelter dogs while they play the game. >> Read more trending stories   The augmented reality game encourages players to get up and out while they hunt for Pokemon characters. "Pokemon Go" collects GPS information from players' smartphones ...

Willow being booked by Tarpon Springs police.

Dog gets adorable mugshot at Florida jail

A Florida dog had to go through police protocol Monday after authorities brought her in with no information tags. >> Read more trending stories Inside Edition reports that the dog, named Willow, was found Monday by Tarpon Springs police and taken to the police station to be “booked and processed” in order to ...

Britain's 'Chief Mouser' bids snarky adieu to departing PM Cameron

A new prime minister is moving into 10 Downing Street, but one well-known resident has no intentions of leaving. Larry the Cat, who has the official title of “Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office,” will stay on and serve under Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May. >> Read more trending ...

Bella's owner is taking her on a cross-country trip after Bella's vet said she had only a few months to live.

Man gives dying dog the trip of a lifetime

A man, heartbroken after his dog’s devastating diagnosis, is giving his best friend the trip of a lifetime. Robert Kugleris driving cross-country with his chocolate lab, Bella. Last May, Kugler took Bella to the vet for a shoulder injury. He was devastated when vets told him that shoulder injury was ...

Veterinarians warn owners to keep pet paws off hot pavement

Hot weather can be hard on humans, but pet experts said it can be even worse for pets. Veterinarians say the ground temperature is even hotter than the air above it, and it can cause some serious long-term damage to pets' paws. A veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital said the ...

Rescue kitten who had both eyes removed making remarkable recovery

A kitten slated to be euthanized now has a second chance, thanks to a determined team of veterinarians. Braille the kitten was found abandoned in Philadelphia in June. According to the Facebook page, Braille the Blind Kitten, she was five weeks old and weighed just 0.7 pounds. >> Read more ...

Police rescued kittens who were found in an engine bay.

Officer rescues motherless kittens stuck in RV

Kittens stuck in the back of an RV were rescued Thursday by an Animal Control officer. According to the Pierce County Auditor, the kittens were pulled from the RV’s engine bay. >> Read more trending stories   The kittens are recovering at a local veterinary hospital. Authorities did not release ...

Cletus is looking for a home. 

Dog needs home after homeless owner leaves heartbreaking note

A dog in Lawrenceville, Georgia, needs help after his homeless owner left a note saying they could no longer properly care for him and that he deserved a better home. The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter posted on a volunteer-run Facebook page that Cletus was abandoned on a playground with the heartbreaking note. >> Read more trending ...

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Deaf girl teaches puppy sign language, discovers a whole new kind of love

These two don’t mind being different. Julia and her new puppy, Walter, were both born deaf. A video shared by the Pasadena Humane Society in California shows the special bond between the two. You can see Julia teaching Walter sign language, showing him signs for “sit” and “water.” >> Read more trending stories ...

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Watch this fearless rat mom rescue her baby from a snake

A mother’s love knows no boundaries – and that’s even true for a rat. A viral video posted to Facebook shows a mother rat fighting off a snake who snatched one of her babies. The rat chases the serpent and bites it until the snake finally lets go of her baby. Even after her ...

Adorable pup joins Middletown’s fire department

An “awesome, valuable asset” has joined the Middletown Division of Fire, said firefighter Chris Klug. The department recently was given a 7-month-old Labrador retriever mix from the Animal Friends Humane Society in Butler County, and the dog will be trained to detect numerous accelerates, said Fire Chief Paul Lolli. And ...

A dog licks the face of the owner during the Butch Cassidy Cup 2009, the German dog frisbee German championship, on August 29, 2009 in Karlsruhe, Germany. 

Deadly dog kisses: Woman nearly dies after pet-spread infection

Dog owners normally don't worry if their dogs give them a quick lick. But you may want to give a doggie's kiss a second thought. A 70-year-old woman from England became ill, first having slurred speech and becoming unresponsive. She was rushed to a hospital where she got better, but ...

Adorable alert: Cages can’t stop these two best friends from being together

Nothing can stop this cat from getting to her best friend next door. A video posted online shows a grey kitten scaling the wall of her cage to get to her puppy pal one cage over. The puppy, sleeping in his own cage quickly wakes up to cheer on the ...

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Cat holds couple 'hostage'

A Wisconsin couple faced a predicament  earlier this month. Their cat wouldn't let them out of their home.  So what did they do? They did whatever anyone in an emergency situation would: Call 911. >> Read more trending stories  The couple told authorities that their cat was holding them against ...

Dory and a blue hippo tang. 

Fish stores warn of wave of shoppers wanting to find Dory

While "Finding Dory" is breaking box office records, the movie's popularity is causing problems for fish store owners. Shop keepers are trying to cull a surge in demand for the the blue hippo tang, also known as the blue tang or hippo tang, WISH reported. >> Read more trending stories   ...

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Nailed it: Little girl surprises mother and dog with sparkly pawdicure

A British woman took to Twitter to share pictures of her dog after the animal disappeared upstairs with her daughter.  >> Read more trending stories   First, she posted a photo of the canine relaxing in bed. http://twitter.com/ginandwriting/status/744848673939529728 Then, she posted images of the same dog -- still snoozing -- with ...

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