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9/11 tribute film spotlights the dogs and handlers who worked at Ground Zero

[embedded content] Millions of people across the United States take time on Sept. 11 to remember those who died in the attacks in 2001, as well as those who responded. Among them were the 4-legged heroes who arrived at Ground…

Toxoplasma gondii: What you need to know

Toxoplasma gondii makes headlines whenever a medical journal publishes the latest findings about the cat-carried parasite, and the studies often leave cat owners wondering if their pet is a health risk. Research has looked into a possible link between T….

How to make a snuffle mat

Dogs love to use their noses. They’re always sniffing for dropped table scraps or checking out which dogs have visited the front yard. And dogs have amazing noses. To help them pick up scents, they have about 300 million olfactory…

Why more dogs and cats are leaving animal shelters alive

There’s a scary scene in the original animated version of Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp.” Sweet Lady has just been nabbed by a dog catcher and is in the pound. The canine residents joke about that no-good Tramp, but they…

Quick-thinking motorcyclist rescues tiny kitten

[embedded content] A motorcyclist and another man in a car are the latest internet heroes after quickly stopping on a highway in Mons, Belgium, to save a scared kitten that was huddled in the middle of the road. The motorcyclist…

How we've changed dogs' brains

When it comes to dogs, it’s a lot like dating: People all have their types. Over the centuries, humans have bred dogs to create the looks and personalities they want. We’ve bred border collies for herding, bloodhounds for tracking, and…

Woman creates safe haven for 97 dogs in her home during Hurricane Dorian

[embedded content] A woman in the Bahamas has taken nearly 100 dogs into her home to protect them from Hurricane Dorian. Chella Phillips, manager of The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas rescue, has a packed house in New Providence, Nassau….

Mr. B, the 26-pound shelter cat that made the internet smile, finds his new home

When 2-year-old Mr. B arrived at Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia, the rescue posted some amazing photos of the 26-pound kitty that captured the attention of newfound fans all over the world. “OMG, big boi Mr. B is a CHONK….

Corgi races may be the cutest thing ever

[embedded content] Cute and playful corgis are irresistible. Set them loose on a racetrack and the adorableness factor skyrockets. The fun and lighthearted competition in the video above was held at the Emerald Downs Racetrack & Casino in Auburn, Washington….

Shelter dog is new 'Lady and the Tramp' star

Disney’s latest scruffy star came from some very humble beginnings. Monte was just a streetwise pup when he was rescued from a municipal shelter in Las Cruces, New Mexico, by HALO Animal Rescue in April 2018. The friendly, happy dog…