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SCOOP: Dog Really Doesn't Want to Touch the Carpet, Floor Might Be Lava (VIDEO)

Originally posted 09/03/2015 08:30PM

Do you remember playing lava tag at home?

Carefully hopping from pillow to pillow placed on the floor, so you didn't touch the imaginary molten carpet beneath your feet?

Well, no one told this dog the game was over.

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Credit: Best Friends Animal Society
Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later: Founder of the Best Friends Animal Society Looks Back on Helping Pets Survive the Storm

Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later: Founder of the Best Friends Animal Society Looks Back on Helping Pets Survive the Storm

Originally posted 08/24/2015 05:25PM

On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina, the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, made landfall. While the storm itself lasted only a few days, the aftermath stretched on for months. A decade later, the marks of Katrina can still be seen in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. The hurricane flooded cities, destroyed thousands of homes and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

It wasn't just humans whose lives were turned upside down by Katrina; countless pets were abandoned, lost and stranded. Thanks to Best Friends Animal Society, many of those animals got a second chance.

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Soldier Reunited with Army Dog After Years of Searching for Her

Originally posted 08/21/2015 02:15PM

After spending every day of his service in Afghanistan with his canine teammate Donna, Army Specialist Tyler Roberts had to go four years without his battle buddy.

Roberts and the Belgian Malinois, who is a trained Tactical Explosive Detective Dog, were deployed together with the 101st Airborne to Southern Afghanistan in 2011. Together, the duo found bombs, explosives and hundreds of pounds of ammonium nitrate, saving countless people from potential harm, reports USA Today.

When the tour completed, Roberts and Donna were separated, but the soldier never forgot his friend.

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This Dog Helped Bust Ex-Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle

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This Dog Helped Bust Ex-Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle

Originally posted 08/21/2015 01:05PM

Authorities have credited a canine investigator for his key role in the investigation of ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle.

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Credit: Finding Shelter/Jesse Freidin
Photographer Documents Amazing Bond Between Shelter Animals and the Volunteers Who Care for Them

Photographer Documents Amazing Bond Between Shelter Animals and the Volunteers Who Care for Them

Originally posted 08/20/2015 05:50PM

As anyone who has volunteered at a shelter knows, developing a deep connection to the animals happens as instantaneously, and surprisingly, as a teenage crush.

When fine art dog photographer Jesse Freidin, 34, realized this, he decided to spend a year taking more than 100 moving portraits of homeless cats, dogs and the humans who care for them in a project called Finding Shelter.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats, Dogs

Puppy Missing Front Legs Hops into Loving Forever Home

Originally posted 08/20/2015 04:00PM

With a name like Deuce, this puppy was born to get second chances.

On Tuesday, Deuce, who is missing his front paws, moved into a loving forever home, but the disabled pup's future wasn't always so bright, as KUSA reports.

Deuce's original owner left the dog at a Texas animal shelter to be euthanized. Luckily, Colorado's Evergreen Animal Protective League saw promise in the puppy and rescued him from his dire situation. Now he has made one more move, becoming a permanent member of Melissa and Ken Rogers' family.

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Credit: Getty
The Summer of Epic Breakups: Let's Look at Kittens & Puppies Until We Believe in Love Again

We're Here to Help You Get Through This Summer of Epic Breakups, One Kitten at a Time

Originally posted 08/19/2015 06:15PM

If we could, we'd deliver a pint of cookie dough ice cream and freshly laundered sweatpants to you every morning. We know you're going through a tough time right now; we feel the same way. Instead of spending the summer worrying about, say, which filter to use on our vacation photos, we're clutching our pillows – in all of their tear-stained glory – asking the universe, "Why? Why are you so cruel? Who hurt you so badly that you decided to ruin love for the rest of us?"

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Filed Under: Cats, Cute Pets, Dogs

10-Lb. Yorkie Helps Vietnam Vet Fight Off Bear

Originally posted 08/19/2015 03:25PM

Benji the Yorkshire terrier doesn't look like your typical Jean-Claude Van Damme action star, but this pup really knows how to throw his ten pounds around.

On Thursday, Benji's owner, Larry Yepez, was attacked by a black bear outside his Midpines, California, home reports The Washington Post. The 66-year-old man had just stepped out of his house in the early morning when a 200-lb. bear suddenly charged at him. Yepez tried to fight off the animal with a flower pot, but soon the bear was on top of him, biting at his hands, face and arms.

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Blakely Plays the Role of Dog Dad to Ohio Zoo's Rejected Baby Takin (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/18/2015 12:25PM

There have been plenty of interspecies animal moms, but Blakely the dog may be one of the first dads to take on critters from another litter.

Blakely is the nursery dog at the Cincinnati Zoo. His duties include raising and comforting animals who have been abandoned by their mothers. One of the Australian shepherd's newest wards is Dale the takin, a baby goat-antelope that looks like a mini water buffalo, reports USA Today.

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Florida Man Not Charged for Shooting Dog in Eye, Locals Protest in Front of His Home

Florida Man Not Charged for Shooting Dog in Eye, Locals Protest in Front of His Home

Originally posted 08/17/2015 01:45PM

Lilly the dog is struggling to see after a 70-year-old man in Winter Park, Florida, allegedly shot her in the face.

The 11-year-old husky mix's owner, Ann Elizabeth Christensen, is shocked and saddened that her dog lost an eye because of her neighbor's actions, reports WFTV.

"I think what's so disturbing is, in a million years I could never have imagined that happening in our neighborhood," Christensen told the station.

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Filed Under: Dogs

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