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Hot Guys Pose with Puppies for Animal Rights – What's Not to Love?

The Daily Treat: Hot Guys Pose with Puppies for Animal Rights

Originally posted 10/10/2014 06:30AM

Ice cream and chocolate sauce, peanut butter and jelly, rest and relaxation – some combos are just meant to be together.

Much like hot guys and adorable dogs.

N.Y.C.-based animal rescue, Louie's Legacy, has brought the two together for its new calendar, appropriately named "Hunks and Hounds."

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20 Puppies Abandoned in Canadian Wilderness Inspire Outpouring of Help

Small Shelter Receives Outpouring of Help for 20 Puppies Abandoned in Canadian Wilderness

Originally posted 10/09/2014 06:00PM

It's an unthinkable sight: 20 tiny puppies left for dead in the harsh temperatures of Saskatchewan, Canada.

But that is what Greg Zubiak came across on Friday while hunting moose in the woods.

Zubiak told the CBC he found the animals huddled together in the cold weather with no help in sight. The hunter quickly stripped off his sweaters and bundled up the puppies before putting them in his truck and driving to Battleford's Humane Society.

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Filed Under: Animals & Pets, Dogs
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5-Year-Old Girl's Therapy Cat Makes Painting – and Bath Time – More Fun

5-Year-Old Girl's Therapy Cat Makes Painting – and Bath Time – More Fun

Originally posted 10/08/2014 04:15PM

Who needs a rubber ducky? Not Iris Grace Halmshaw, a 5-year-old British girl – and art prodigy – who was diagnosed with autism in 2011. She and her therapy cat, Thula, have become inseparable, with the friendly feline tagging along for painting sessions, bike rides, and, yes, bath time.

"Their connection was evident on the first day that Thula arrived [about a year ago], and they have been best friends ever since," says Iris's mom, Arabella Carter-Johnson. "She joins in with all the activities."

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Cat Finds Owner Who Moved to Nursing Home

Cat Finds Owner Who Moved to Nursing Home

Originally posted 10/08/2014 09:15AM

If home is where your heart is, then Cleo the cat definitely belongs with her owner Nancy Cowen.

Several weeks ago, the fluffy feline was separated from Cowen when the elderly woman was moved from her home in Westcott, England, into the Bramley House Residential Home in the same town.

Somehow the cat, who was left in the care of a neighbor, found her way to the nursing home – where she had never been before – presumably in an attempt to find her beloved owner.

Bramley House employee Laura Costello told the Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser, which first reported the sweet story, "About two weeks after Nancy moved in, this cat just started turning up and sleeping on the benches outside the home. It was very strange."

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Filed Under: Animals & Pets, Cats
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Spanish Authorities Plan to Euthanize Dog of Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola

Spanish Authorities Plan to Euthanize Dog of Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola

Originally posted 10/07/2014 07:20PM

Authorities in Spain plan to euthanize the dog of a nurse diagnosed with Ebola, but her husband, who is in quarantine, is trying to save the family pet.

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Mystery: Bear Cub Found Dead Inside N.Y.C.'s Central Park

Mysterious Bear Cub Found Dead Inside Central Park

Originally posted 10/07/2014 05:45PM

A bear cub has been found dead under a bush in Central Park, and authorities suspect animal cruelty played a role.

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Dog Named Lazarus Survives Euthanasia Attempt

Miracle Dog Named Lazarus Survives Euthanasia Attempt

Originally posted 10/06/2014 07:10PM

Animal control officer Wanda Snell knows what she saw: A veterinarian inserted a needle into the black-and-brown mutt and injected a chemical meant to euthanize the dog no one had adopted. The animal moved a bit and was still and quiet by the time she left the shelter for home.

What Snell can't explain is how or why a mixed-breed dog that nobody wanted recovered overnight and has since bounced back fully from what should have been a lethal injection.

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One of Britain's Smallest Horses Is So Cute It Hurts

UpdatePosted 10/03/2014 05:30PM

The Daily Treat: One of Britain's Smallest Horses Is So Cute It Hurts

Originally posted 10/03/2014 02:00PM

Acer is a miniature horse with big dreams – of being a dog.

The 3-year-old is 22-in. tall and happily roams around owner Maureen O'Sullivan's house and miniature horse farm in Essex, England, according to the U.K.'s Mirror.

"I think he's one in a million, this little horse," said O'Sullivan. "I've never seen anything like him."

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UpdatePosted 10/03/2014 09:40AM

WATCH: Two Great White Sharks Fight for the Same Snack

Originally posted 10/02/2014 03:00PM

In a scene straight out of a Jaws sequel, two great white sharks were recently caught on tape fighting over a piece of bait.

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UpdatePosted 10/02/2014 02:00PM

Persistent Beaver Continues to Rebuild Dam in Washington Road Crew's Way

Originally posted 10/02/2014 11:45AM

A road crew in Washington state has had it with a beaver that persists in building a dam under a bridge.

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