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articles by: Cherise Udell

Jeans Designed by Lions, Tigers & Bears

Distressed jeans have been in fashion for years, but now you can actually cover your tush in a pair playfully torn apart by lions, tigers or bears. A volunteer group called the Mineko Club came up wit…

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Can A Litter of Puppies Have More Than One Father?

We are currently fostering a canine family consisting of seven puppies (Cosmo, Piper, Pompeii, Sterling, Max, Snoopy and Cheyanne) and their mama, Daisy. Curiously, the puppies look very little like t…

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Firefighter Saves Dogs, Then Pays Their Medical Bills

Utah, my home state, doesn't always make headlines for positive stories; polygamy, bizarre politics and air pollution are often tied to news about the state. However, community involvement and helping…

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Yellowstone Literally Can’t Afford to Lose Grizzly Bears

Apex predators have returned to Yellowstone - and that includes the iconic grizzly bear. Within the park, about 150 bears have established their home ranges, while in the greater Yellowstone area, nea…

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Abused Elephant, Raju, Sheds Tears During Rescue

Raju, a 50-year old Indian elephant was finally rescued last week after a lifetime of abuse. During the rescue, when it became clear that the group of 32 people, which included ten veterinarians, were…

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The Correct Way to Remove a Tick From Your Pet

I am all about biodiversity, but I must admit ticks are not high on my list of biota to celebrate. They are beastly little bloodsucking parasites who double their ick factor when their bellies are blo…

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Farting Pit Bull Gets A Third Chance

Pit bulls get a bad rap, but usually not for farting. Misty, a golden pit bull mix with a charming white streak down her forehead, had an amazingly lucky break by being adopted out of a high kill shel…

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Dog Shot & Killed In Own Yard By Police During Search For Missing Toddler

Last week, frantic parents in Utah called police reporting that their toddler was missing. The police arrived and immediately initiated a door-to-door search of the neighborhood. Unfortunately, during…

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Homeless Dreadlock Dog Gets Second Chance

This video will tug at your heartstrings. Earlier this month in Compton, California, Eldad Hagar, the founder of Hope for Paws, was alerted to a dog that looked more like a dirty mop than an an ani…

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Woman Stuck in Tree After Rescuing Cat – Both Rescued by Fire Department

Earlier this week, residents in a Pennsylvania neighborhood listened helplessly to a cat mewing for days because it was hopelessly stuck high in a tree. Finally, self-proclaimed cat-lover, Tara Dennis…

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about Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.

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