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Fairy Dog-Parents Help Owners Keep Their Pets in Tough Times

Fairy Dog-Parents, a non-profit group, aims to help dog owners keep their pets through tough financial times. After the project's founder Marlo Manning was...
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New All-organic Carpets Could Have Multiple Lives

In our increasingly recycling-aware society, a carpet is one of those things that usually does not get re-used - it is simply thrown away,...
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Couple Sneak in to Save Pets From Japan Exclusion Zone

The Japan Animal Rescue Shelter has undertaken several clandestine and dangerous trips into the exclusion zone to rescue 200 dogs and cats from the...
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Fire Department Focuses on Saving Pets

Anyone who has ever cried over the death of a pet will see this as great news, especially if you live near Ashland, Oregon....
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Boston Firefighters Get Oxygen Masks for Pets

The Boston Fire Department on Wednesday received a donation of small oxygen masks designed for pets, which will become standard equipment on every fire...
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Families Open Homes to Pets Impacted by Oil

Hundreds of families facing hardship in the Gulf were forced to give up their pets to a local shelter. After an NBC News report...
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Pets Improve a French Prison

The daily relationship between prisoners and their small pets is having a profound effect on a prison in Strasbourg, France. The Animal Affinity...
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Stroking Pets Can Cut Painkiller Use After Surgery

Stroking a pet can help patients cut their amount of painkillers in half, according to a new study.The research found that patients who had...
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Russian Kids Get Better With Pets (Video)

While animal therapy is nothing new and has been used for decades throughout the world to treat disabilities, in Russia it's still relatively rare....
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Pets Can Cut Your Heart Risk in Half, Aid in Recovery

A new study that followed 4,500 adults between the ages of 30 and 75 years showed that having a cat for a pet can...

Wheelchairs Keep Disabled Pets Moving

This is a really sweet story about how tiny--or not so tiny--wheelchairs are giving disabled pets a new lease (or should that be 'leash'?)...
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The Healing Power of Pets

Pet owners have better health, many experts believe, because animals lower stress levels in humans who interact with them. One study found "pet owners...
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Pets Remain Priority for Displaced Californians Fleeing Homes From Wildfires

"Californians who couldn't bear leaving home without their pets found shelters willing to accommodate the animals along with the people." (FoxNews) Thanks to Ed...

Muppets Preach Peace on Mideast Sesame Street

A new Israeli-Arab puppet on the Middle Eastern version of "Sesame Street" is being touted as a new symbol of hope to children. "Rechov...

Pets Orphaned by Lebanon War Airlifted to U.S.

Some 300 homeless dogs and cats, many left behind by owners who fled Lebanon during the Hezbollah-Israel war, are headed to new sanctuaries in...
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Rescuers to Carry Oxygen Masks for Pets

In Appleton, Wisconsin, emergency responders have a new tool to save the lives of members of your family ... your pets. Oxygen masks intended...

Head Off Allergies: Expose Kids to Pets and Dirt Early

If you are a mom or dad, and feel guilty about not cleaning your house often enough, relax. You've been doing the best thing...

Tiny Fish Weighing 0.03 Ounces is in Good Health After Reportedly Becoming Smallest Surgical Patient in UK

This tiny pet fish weighing just 1 gram (0.03 ounces) is recovering nicely after undergoing surgery for a tumor that was found on its belly.

Someone Left a Note Written From the Perspective of a Retiring Utility Pole—and It’s Weirdly Heartwarming

This utility pole is set to be retired by the end of the month—so an person took it upon themselves to write the pole's goodbye letter to the community.

Need a Smile? Here’s a Video of a Man Walking Briskly Through NYC With His Dog on a Skateboard

You've heard of New Yorkers taking their pets for walks in baby strollers? This gnarly pup is touring the town balanced upon his own...