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Animal Lovers Shouldn't Adopt Pets? Are You Freakin' Serious?
Offbeat  (tags: pets, bizarre, interesting, society )

- 16 hours ago -
" A former veterinarian writing in the Montreal Gazette says living with pets is exploiting and harming them." Feature story (Big Red Box) on today's Animal News Sentinel.
Sick Man Reunites With Beloved Chihuahua, Sparking Remarkable Turnaround for Both
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, environment, health, humans, pets, society )

- 3 days ago -
From his hospital bed, frail James Wathen, 73, told a health care worker that he missed his dog, Bubba. Wathen hadn't seen Bubba, his faithful one-eyed Chihuahua, since he arrived at Baptist Health Corbin
Touching Photos a Woman Took of Her Dog Before Saying Goodbye
Offbeat  (tags: animals, pets, protection, photos )

- 5 days ago -
Anyone who has cared for a dog knows they are more that just a pet. Our dogs are friends, caretakers, playmates, and so much more. When you spend your life in the company of a dog, they become like your other half and losing them can be devastating.
Photo Highlights of the Day-Friday 17 October 2014
Offbeat  (tags: animals, interesting, pets, photos, society, off-beat, news )

- 6 days ago -
The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Putin in Milan, Pistorious in court and a very hungry otter
Dog Passes Out From Overwhelming Joy When This Girl Comes Home After Two Years
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, cute, pets, video, funny )

- 7 days ago -
A cute video of a Schnauzer fainting from joy when its owner comes home after being away for two years.
Dying Man Now 'Doing Better' After Hospital Reunites Him With His Dog
Offbeat  (tags: pets, dogs )

- 8 days ago -
A hospital in Whitley County, Ky. is reassessing its pet visitation policy after seeing the remarkable good that can come when patients under their care are reunited with animals they had to leave behind.
Can Your Pet Get or Spread Ebola?
Offbeat  (tags: Pets, animals, contact, Ebola, USA, Spain )

- 9 days ago -
Recently a nursing assistant in Spain contracted Ebola, and tragically her dog was confiscated and euthanized in spite of the limited risk her dog could have potentially posed. The picture above is of her late dog, Excalibur.
Pregnant and Unwanted: The Tale of Mimi the Maltese (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, dogs )

- 9 days ago -
Doggie pregnancy is not the easiest task for future four-legged mothers, but imagine being left at an animal shelter before your puppies were even born. This was the case for Mimi, an adorable little Maltese stuck in a bit of a situation.
So Heartwarming! Baby Deer and Cat Adopt Each Other (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, wildlife )

- 13 days ago -
Sometimes, we can find friends in unlikely places and in unlikely beings. It's not just humans who can make friends from all walks of life. In the animal world, we also see relationships among different species. Take the deer and cat in these videos,
A French Bulldog and a Deer Play Tag ... No We're Not Making This Up (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, wildlife )

- 13 days ago -
Every dog guardian knows when our pups are in the mood to play. Either they suggestively drop a toy straight in your lap, or start sprinting laps around the room like they're imitating The Flash. Seeing the happy, goofy look on their faces when playtime
Two Darling Dogs, Fonzie and Ramsey Go From Near-Death at a Shelter to a New Life (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, dogs, protection, pets )

- 14 days ago -
Luckily for Ramsey and Fonzie, the shelter they were brought into works with Mazie's Mission Rescue Clinic. As part of Mazie's Bridge program, rescuers were able to arrange for these two little ragamuffins to be brought into a foster home for care.
Dog Found Alive After Her Memorial Service
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, dogs, protection, pets )

- 15 days ago -
While this story is miraculous, it serves as an important reminder that dog leashes - while limiting in freedom - can actually save an animal's life.
Dog Survives a Car Crash and 2 Euthanasia Attempts, and for His Final Act - Finds a Loving Home!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, pets, protection )

- 15 days ago -
We admire our dogs for their incredible zest for life. They wake up every single day excited to smell new smells, chase new critters, and give as many kisses as they possibly can. Watching their exuberance for every new day is rather inspiring.
Dog's Love Letter To Guardians Who Abandoned Him Will Break Your Heart (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, dogs )

- 15 days ago -
This video goes past the statistics surrounding pet abandonment, giving a dog's perspective after being abandoned by his guardians. It is heartbreaking to watch, but this dog's story tells a tale that all animal guardians need to hear.
Millions of Fat Cats and Dogs Are Being 'Killed With Kindness'
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Pets, PDSA, overweight, obese )

- 16 days ago -
More than a third of dogs (2.9million) are overweight or obese while 25 per cent of cats (3 million) suffer the same problem, according to figures from the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, PDSA.

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