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Brady - One Lucky Cat with a Great Home
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Brady - One Lucky Cat with a Great Home

Cats get themselves into the darnedest situations and thankfully the world is full of kind-hearted cat lovers ready to get them out of trouble. So many of us think we have all the cats we can manage and yet find a needy feline and make room for “just one more”. I read a great story about a lucky cat named Brady who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but found himself a good home just the same.

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A Dog's Nose Knows: Dogs that Search for Termites and Bed Bugs

Sniff, sniff…. Sniff, sniff…Fido is on a new trail. He can detect drugs and bombs, he can locate missing people and cadavers, and now Fido has a nose for bugs! Watch out termites and bed bugs, there is a talented detective after you!. Using only their noses, these talented, bug-sniffing dogs can locate pesky termites and bed bugs with speed and accuracy.
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Cloning Pets - Is This a Good Idea?

Since Dolly, the first animal to be successfully cloned, hit the headlines, scores of farm animals have followed. Now, a domestic pet has been successfully cloned, according to Texas A&M University researchers. The world's first cloned cat, a calico named CC, is reported to be in perfect health. She differs from the original cat - named Rainbow - in color because of the calico's unique genetic makeup.
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A Technician's Night in the Veterinary ER

Illness, death, aggressive patients, bodily excrements, raw emotions…My job is far from easy. Recovery, survival, adorable pets, slobbery kisses, happy reunions…It is, however, easy to love. I've been a veterinary technician in an emergency room for four years. At times it is emotionally draining; at other times it is incredibly rewarding.
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Foreclosure Crisis: Don't Leave Your Pets

With a home foreclosure crisis sweeping the nation, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is disturbed by reports that some residents forced out of their homes are simply leaving their pets behind. The HSUS urges all pet owners faced with foreclosure to take their pets with them when they relocate.
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The True Story Behind Hollywood's Top Dogs

Animal actors have been around as long as there have been movies, starring with and often upstaging their human colleagues. Originally listed as mere “props,” animal actors were soon treated as celebrities in their own right, as studio executives recognized their power to draw moviegoers. Dogs, in particular, have proved successful and enduring stars of the silver screen, television and even radio.
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Kids Pet Poetry Contest Winners - Read these Poems

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) sponsored the Association's 3rdAnnual National Children's Pet Poetry Contest. Response from students and teachers nationwide was phenomenal,” President Bob Vetere said. “More than 1,000 poetry submissions were received this year, and we couldn't be more thrilled to see how excited kids get about their pets!
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Dancer - Candidate for World's Smallest Dog

Jenny Gomes, a doggie foster mom, of Leesburg, Florida has perhaps the world's smallest dog. Dancer is an eleven-month-old, long-haired Chihuahua and stands approximately 4 1/4 inches tall at the shoulders. That's about the height of a standard envelope. His itty-bitty stature is talk of the town, but drive-by photo opportunities are only successful in fresh-cut grass.
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Sculptor Honors the Nation's K-9 Heroes

In October 2005, a War Dog Memorial Monument was dedicated at the H. Lee Dennison Building, Long Island, New York with a special War Dog Memorial service and monument dedication. The bronze statue is two times the size of a real German shepherd, standing 48" from paw to shoulder, and extending nine feet.
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Help During Disaster: State Animal Response Team's (SART)

According to the most recent survey of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 358 million pets reside in 63 percent of the homes in the United States, many of which are multiple pet households. In the year 1998 North Carolina was devastated by Hurricane Floyd which took the lives of millions of livestock and companion animals, not to mention the thousands of animals that were forever separated from their rightful owners.
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Pet Theft on the Rise - Tips to Prevent Pet Theft DOGS

The American Kennel Club® is warning pet owners and breeders about an alarming rise in dog thefts in recent months. From parking lots to pet stores and even backyards, more dogs are disappearing. In the first three months of 2008, the AKC has tracked more than 30 thefts from news and customer reports, versus only ten for all twelve months of 2007.
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A Story About a Woman and a Dog - A Love That Will Last Forever

A Pet lover submitted this story. We thought it was wonderful. Anyone who has pets will really like this. You'll like it even if you don't have a pet…and you may even decide you need one! Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named Lucky. Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy.
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More than a Canine Officer - A Best Friend!

Those that work with their dogs and depend on them for their well-being and to help others have a very special relationship. Dogs have some very dangerous jobs out there and always take their work seriously. They find victims in disasters, sniff for bombs or drugs, find mines and work for the police department among other important jobs.
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Dogs As Football Players - Our Doggy Fantasy Football Line Up

I won't pretend to totally understand the game of football. I won't even try. So maybe you can help me. I have a friend that loves football. Every year he has a Fantasy Football Team. It took me almost a whole year just to totally understand the concept. But once I did, it was actually pretty interesting.
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Toxic Medication to Pets - Evamist used for Hotflashes

The FDA recently released this important information and we want to share it with our pet lovers. Since this drug has been shown to cause problems in children, we suspect that it will also cause problems in pets. We hope this information will help keep your pets safe. Regards, The site Veterinary Team Evamist: Keep Children and Pets Away Children and pets should not come in contact with Evamist on the skin.
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Canine Heritage Test: DNA Reveals Mixed Breeds' Makeup

What kind of dog is that?! Mutt owners are quite accustomed to the frequent guessing of their dog's breed composition. It can be fun to imagine what breeds are in a mixed breed's family tree. However, for many families with a “Heinz 57” dog, truly knowing their canine companion's history would be very satisfying.
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Breed-Specific Insurance Restrictions - Giving Good Dogs a Bad Name?

Whether you purchase or rent, moving to a new home can be an exciting time for you and your dog. If you already have a dog, you might be looking forward to walking around your new neighborhood and meeting all the other dogs. For others, moving into a new house or apartment means that they can add a dog to their family.
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Top Watch Dogs - Breeds That Protect the Family

For centuries, dogs have been employed as living alarms and guards. Their protective nature made them ideal to alert a family that something strange was amiss. Along with being a companion, dogs can and do still perform watch dog roles. Watch dogs are not the same as guard dogs. A watch dog alerts their owners when strangers approach, but they do not usually attack.
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Top Lap Dogs - Breeds That Enjoy a Quiet Life

For you, the sofa may be a wonderful sanctuary, a place to let your body melt. That's how your lap looks to a lapdog, a canine who, somehow and somewhere, figured out that cats have the right idea - the lap is the ONLY place to be. This isn't to endorse sitting around all the time. You and your dog do need to exercise.
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Spring Cleaning for Cat Lovers - 10 Tips to Help

As humans are packing away their winter coats and sweaters, cats are preparing for warmer weather by shedding. This can really derail your cleaning plans - and if you are one of the estimated 10 percent of the population with pet allergies it can signal the beginning of sneezing, watery eyes and a runny nose.
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