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Texas Boy Sentenced to Probation for Beating His Neighbor's Dog to Death

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Texas Boy Sentenced to Probation for Beating His Neighbor's Dog to Death

Originally posted 09/02/2015 08:50AM

An 11-year-old boy was sentenced to 18 months probation on Monday for beating his neighbor's dog to death.

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Hiker Narrowly Avoids Getting Bitten by a Black Bear: 'I Felt If I Ran, I Would Get Attacked'

Hiker Narrowly Avoids Getting Bitten by a Black Bear: 'I Felt If I Ran, I Would Get Attacked'

Originally posted 08/29/2015 05:00PM

A hiker got herself into a hairy situation (literally) after encountering two large black bears while walking in a wildlife area in Burlington, Connecticut.

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Pit Bull That Killed 1 Woman and Nearly Tore the Arm Off Another Was 'Not a Bad Dog': Victim

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Pit Bull That Killed 1 Woman and Nearly Tore the Arm Off Another Was 'Not a Bad Dog': Victim

Originally posted 08/26/2015 09:15AM

On Monday, a pit bull in Davie County, North Carolina, killed one woman and injured another before being shot and killed by a police officer.

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Meet Klinger, the First-Ever Guide Dog for Visually Impaired Runners

Meet Klinger, the First-Ever Guide Dog for Visually Impaired Runners

Originally posted 08/25/2015 04:00PM

This is Klinger. Klinger is a 2-year-old German shepherd, and he made history Saturday by becoming the first professionally trained and certified guide dog to work with visually impaired professional runners.

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Amputee Kitten Has Dreams of Being a Therapy Cat for Veterans

Originally posted 08/25/2015 03:00PM



As a veteran herself, Karolyn Smith says she knows what veterans need: a purring kitten.

She came to this epiphany when she rescued two kittens from a San Diego shelter, including one named Sophia, whose back leg was amputated when she was found with her umbilical cord wrapped around her paw.

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Filed Under: Animals & Pets, Cats

Video of Therapy Dog Comforting Woman Is the Daily Cry You Need

Originally posted 08/25/2015 01:30PM

Posted by JJ, Hospice Therapy Dog on Sunday, February 23, 2014


If you suddenly learn you have just days to live, you might consider spending some of them with J.J.

The 5-year-old therapy pup's amazing work at a hospice in Oregon has reached the masses thanks to a video of the canine comforting a terminal patient in bed. (Please note: not tearing up after you click is next to im-paw-sible here.)

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Filed Under: Animals & Pets, Dogs
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Lion Kills Hunting Guide in Zimbabwe Park Where Cecil Lived

Lion Kills Hunting Guide in Zimbabwe Park Where Cecil Lived

Originally posted 08/25/2015 01:05PM

A hunting guide has been mauled to death by a lion in the same Zimbabwe park where Cecil the lion lived before he was killed in July.

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Bath-Drenched Cat Pleads 'No More,' Is the Hero We Need

Originally posted 08/25/2015 12:00PM

It's time we as a society rise up agains the tide of iniquity that threatens to overrun us. It's time we rallied around a charismatic demagogue and throw our collective weight behind a leader who can affect the change we so desperately need. "No more," we will cry and, our voice will be legion.

This is our leader. This is a model to live by. This is the hero we both need and deserve.

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Slightly Less Than One Minute of a Hamster in a Tiny Hammock (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/24/2015 03:00PM

It's a hamster in a tiny hammock. We're unsure of what more you could want here.

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