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School Principal Joins Student's Laser Cat Photo for Yearbook

The Daily Treat: School Principal Joins Student's Laser Cat Photo for Yearbook

Originally posted 10/02/2014 09:40AM

A New York boy and his cat, a principal and her dog – and lasers.

They all came together in teenager Draven Rodriguez's senior portrait, which ended up with him holding his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and Schenectady High School principal Diane Wilkinson holding her Chihuahua, Vivienne.

The 16-year-old had originally wanted his senior yearbook portrait to show him holding his cat, with lasers in the background. He posted the photo on the Internet, and it went viral.

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Firefighters Save Family of Hamsters by Using Tiny Oxygen Masks

UpdatePosted 10/01/2014 04:30PM

Firefighters Save Family of Hamsters by Using Tiny Oxygen Masks

Originally posted 10/01/2014 02:20PM

Firefighters don't just fetch cats from trees – their services are available to all animals. A Texas firefighter recently hopped to action to help a frog caught in a blaze and, on Friday, a crew from Lacey, Washington, heroically rescued a family of hamsters.

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Animal Rescue Brings One Man Back to People in Wild Home

Originally posted 09/26/2014 02:00PM



You've seen the bumper stickers, "Who rescued who?" – and sometimes it's really hard to decide.

In Bob Miner's view, the rescuing credit goes to his army of pets – lions, tigers, hyenas, kangaroos, black bears and the more than 200 other species of animals who reside at his animal sanctuary in Mount Vernon, Maine.

When Miner came home after he was injured in the Vietnam War, he suffered a series of strokes and was confined to a wheelchair. As a form of therapy, he began taking care of abused and abandoned animals and gradually built his own world with them. With their help – and the help of his wife Julie – Miner learned to walk again and eventually, with his own two hands, built the DEW Animal Kingdom & Sanctuary on 42 acres of land.

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Donkeys Reunited at Polish Zoo After Sex Scandal

Donkeys Reunited at Polish Zoo After Sex Scandal

Originally posted 09/25/2014 03:00PM

Napoleon is now back with his Antosia.

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Koalas Can Even Make Arguing Look Adorable  (WATCH)

Daily Treat: Koalas Can Even Make Arguing Look Adorable (Video)

Originally posted 09/24/2014 02:30PM

Looks like someone has been stealing from the eucalyptus stash again, because this koala is fuming.

Turns out the Aussie critters get into verbal tiffs, just like the us. While on a trip to the Great Otway National Park in Victoria, Australia, a Swedish tourist named Elin Nordlander caught two koalas talking it out.

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WATCH: Kitten and Donkey Become Snuggle Buddies

Originally posted 09/22/2014 04:55PM

Bill Murray warned us about cats and dogs living together in Ghostbusters, but now felines have taken it a step further. Kitties are currently spending their time cavorting with donkeys.

That's right, YouTube user Johnny Bomblast recently caught an orange kitten snuggling with a beast of burden on his trip to Lamu, Kenya.

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Nikki Reed's Newest Furry Addition Might Make You Squirm | Nikki Reed

UpdatePosted 09/23/2014 11:30AM

Nikki Reed's Newest Furry Addition: She's Getting a Baby Rat!

Originally posted 09/22/2014 11:00AM

For actress Nikki Reed, it's all about animals – all the time.

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UpdatePosted 09/22/2014 11:45AM

Watch This Diver Get Shockingly Close to Giant Crocodile (VIDEO)

Originally posted 09/19/2014 02:00PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Goodness, what a big mouth this crocodile has. All the better to smile at the camera with, it seems.

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Skunk with Head Stuck in Beer Can Rescued Near Frat House

Skunk with Head Stuck in Beer Can Rescued Near Frat House

Originally posted 09/18/2014 01:00PM

A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.

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Curious Cat Joins Humans in a Game of Mini Golf (VIDEO)

Originally posted 09/18/2014 11:00AM

First bears on the green, now cats! Pretty soon the Masters will have an animal category.

YouTube user TheEpicKid99 recently shared a video of a meower that decided to interrupt a mini golf match. But instead of joining in on the putting fun, the cat acted as a particularly tricky hazard.

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