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Llamas on the Lloose in Phoenix? Twitterverse Has a Meltdown

Llamas on the Lloose in Phoenix Now Safely in Custody

Originally posted 02/26/2015 04:30PM

Citizens of Phoenix can now rest easy: two escaped llamas previously terrorizing (and most likely fertilizing) the streets have been captured.

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How Many Rare Rodents Did Prince Harry Spot on His Squirrel-Watching Trip? (Spoiler Alert: 0)

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Prince Harry Fails to Spot Any Rare Rodents on Squirrel-Watching Trip

Originally posted 02/25/2015 10:10PM

He had the welfare of red squirrels at heart, and when Prince Harry went looking for them Wednesday he demonstrated just how rare they are when he failed to spot one.

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Credit: Associated Humane Societies
Dogs Abandoned at New Jersey Shelter in Zero-Degree Temperatures, Leaving One Dead

UpdatePosted 02/24/2015 06:10PM

Dogs Abandoned at New Jersey Shelter in Zero-Degree Temperatures, Leaving One Dead

Originally posted 02/24/2015 03:40PM

Cruelty has no bounds, it seems.

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No One Loves Snow Days More Than These Red Pandas (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/23/2015 04:00PM

We like snow … mainly because it gives us the perfect excuse to wear blankets as clothes.

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NBC's Jill Rappaport Shares Her Mission to Save Rescue Dogs

NBC's Jill Rappaport Shares Her Mission to Save Rescue Dogs

Originally posted 02/20/2015 08:35AM

Long before Jill Rappaport became know for her animal advocacy, the NBC correspondent was already saving the lives of pets in need.

"I always had rescue dogs growing up," she tells PEOPLE. "I was the kid that would come home with a stray, even if it was a little mouse."

Now an award-winning animal advocate and author, Rappaport is teaming up with celebs including Betty White, Lindsey Vonn and Emmylou Harris for her new special Best in Shelter, which aims to raise awareness for homeless animals and to help them find their forever homes.

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UpdatePosted 02/20/2015 06:40AM

Daily Treat: Sea Lion Pup Joins Family for Cuddly Kayak Ride

Originally posted 02/18/2015 03:35PM

Room for one more?

A sea lion pup decided to crash the Gist family's Valentine's Day kayak ride by hopping on the boat for a free lift, reports KTLA.

Robert Gist was paddling around the waters of Santa Barbara, California, with his two children, when he felt a light bump on the back of the kayak.

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Dog Left Abandoned and Crying at English Train Station Captures Hearts

Dog Left Abandoned and Crying at English Train Station Captures Hearts

Originally posted 02/19/2015 06:20PM

A photo of a dog reportedly abandoned at a train station in East Sussex, England, is causing a stir on the Internet, because the poor pup appears to be crying.

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Filed Under: Animals & Pets, Dogs
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The Daily Treat: Costa Rican Toucan to Receive 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

UpdatePosted 02/18/2015 08:00PM

The Daily Treat: Costa Rican Toucan to Receive 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

Originally posted 02/17/2015 05:40PM

There's good news for Grecia the toucan.

The Costa Rican bird, who was tortured by vandals that severed his beak, is getting a brand new nose courtesy of a 3D printer, BBC News reports.

The bird lost the upper part of his beak in January when he was attacked by a group of kids, who left him for dead. The outcry following the horrific incident was so great that a campaign was started to help the bird. The fundraiser brought in thousands of dollars to pay for a prosthetic beak that will help Grecia eat on his own again.

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UpdatePosted 02/17/2015 08:35AM

WATCH: Florida Man and His Goat Share Rainbow Robe-Filled Reunion

Originally posted 02/16/2015 05:10PM

Erick Brown is hearing hoofsteps outside his window once more.

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Hundreds Attend Memorial for California Police Dog Gunned Down in Line of Duty

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Hundreds Attend Memorial for California Police Dog Gunned Down in Line of Duty

Originally posted 02/11/2015 07:55PM

Hundreds of mourners turned out Wednesday in Riverside, California, for the memorial of Sultan, a police dog killed while attempting to subdue a violent felon.

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