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Animals  (tags: moo, potbellied pig, companion, bonding, home, safe )

- 847 days ago -
A year ago, City of Chesapeake was looking for someone to adopt Moo. Moo is a 200lb potbelly pig. I had asked animal control all the right questions about care and legalities to adopt him.
A Pet In Your Life Keeps The Doctor Away
Animals  (tags: pets, animals, bonding, healthy, companion, doctors )

- 3547 days ago -
Lowers blood pressure, encourages exercise, improves psychological health-- these may sound like the effects of a miracle drug, but they are actually among the benefits of owning a four-legged, furry pet.
Two Dogs; One Starved and the Other DEAD
Animals  (tags: dog starved to death, stray dog, companion, police, crime, animal cruelty )

- 3562 days ago -
Last week, in Beaumont, Texas, police officers were called to a home on a report of a dead dog. This is what they found:
Special Cat Helps Alzheimer Patients Recapture Memories
Animals  (tags: cat caju, therapy cat, alzheimer patients, bonding, memories, kindness, companion )

- 3594 days ago -
One of the most popular visitors among the residents of the Nazareth Classic Care Community in Menlo Park, Calif., is a four-year old half Maine Coon, half Orange Tabby cat named Caju. Twice a month, this very affable feline makes his way around the long
Homelessness, Man's Best Friend and a Hard Choice
Animals  (tags: homeless man, lost apartment, shelters, dog, companion, foster homes )

- 3601 days ago -
Tony Aponte refers to his 45-pound pit bull, Rocky, as his child. But after losing his apartment and moving into a homeless shelter, he was at a loss over how to care for him. "It was heartbreaking," Mr. Aponte said. "I felt like garbage because I
Jungle Island's "Hank The Crocosaurus" Found Dead
Animals  (tags: death, crocodile, Florida, Miami, turle, companion )

- 3604 days ago -
One of Jungle Island's most popular attractions, Hank the Crocosaurus, was found dead over the weekend in his enclosure's pool. Weighing in at more than a ton the 20-foot, part Asian, part saltwater crocodile, was believed to be one of the
Love Connection for Cute Knut: Polar Bear May Just Get the Girl!
Animals  (tags: knut, poolar bear, good news, love mate, a mate, companion, welfare )

- 3605 days ago -
Finally - some great news for cute Knut, the famous two-year-old polar bear that captured the hearts of many! The white-as-snow bear is getting the chance to make a very special love connection with a two-year-old stunner named Gianna.
Jenny the Elephant Getting Companion
Animals  (tags: elephants, zoos, companion, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 3735 days ago -
Gypsy, a 27-year-old female African elephant, arrived in Dallas on Tuesday. Zoo spokeswoman Susan Eckert said Wednesday that Gypsy, acquired from a private owner in Texas, will be in quarantine for six to 12 weeks before being introduced to Jenny.
Bashur, Dog of War, May Be Princess in Disguise
Animals  (tags: stray pup, rescued, airlifted to USA, dog Iraq, pedigree, companion, dogs )

- 3755 days ago -
John Fenzel never doubted that Bashur was special, but it took a customer at his car dealership to help him discover the bloodlines in the adorable mutt sent home from war-torn Iraq by his paratrooper son. Bashur was just a few days old when she was
Paternal Dog Billy Takes on An Unusual Kid
Animals  (tags: sweet gentle dog, boxer dog, bonding, companion, goat kid )

- 4131 days ago -
A paternal dog has adopted an abandoned baby goat as his surrogate child. Billy the boxer has become the constant companion of the 12-day old kid called Lilly. He sleeps with the goat, licks her clean, and protects her from any dangers at Pennywell
Anne: Last of the Circus Elephants All Alone at 54
Animals  (tags: loneliness, circus elephant, captive elephant, prisons, lonely, companion, suffering, lonely )

- 4347 days ago -
She was a big star once. Crowds flocked the length and breadth of the country to see her perform. Her picture adorned railings in every town that she visited and children queued to have their photograph taken with her. Now Anne, Britain's last circus
Dances With Buffalo
Animals  (tags: buffalo, bison, dance, pet, companion, wildlife, horses, horse trainer )

- 4403 days ago -
R. C. Bridges, 58, of Quinlan used to dance with his buffalo, Wildthing, when the buffalo was a mere 600 pounds. But now that Wildthing has doubled in size
Blind Bear Find Companionship in Cub
Animals  (tags: Blind bear, bears, bear cub, companion )

- 4416 days ago -
Lakshmi, a 16-year-old Himalayan black bear, living in the Bannerghatta biological park outside Bangalore is totally blind. But there is a new light in her life - her beloved cub. Rajesh and Lakshmi came to the Bannerghatta biological park from

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