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Pet News

VIDEO: Stolen Dog Reunites with Owner, World Holds Their Pets a Little Tighter

Originally posted 03/30/2015 04:15PM

When Jasper the dog was brought to the Heath Veterinary Clinic in West Sussex, England, he had a story to tell.

He couldn't vocalize it himself, so a microchip did it for him. He was registered to an address in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, where he had been reported missing/stolen last September.

Turns out someone sold him to a woman who had been caring for the pooch for three months. On March 12, he was found wandering around town and a Good Samaritan brought him to the clinic.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Pet News

How a Quadruple Amputee Dog Is Walking Again after Losing Legs to Frostbite

Originally posted 03/30/2015 03:00PM

Nobody is more excited for spring than Brutus – a spring in his step, that is.

The 2-year-old Rottweiler, who lost all four paws due to extreme damage from frostbite, has been fitted with four prosthetic limbs and is stepping out in a whole new way.

According to CNN, the Loveland, Colorado, dog is believed to be only the second canine ever to have four prosthetic legs.

"He just has these little peg legs to get around on, and he does a pretty good job inside the home," his owner, Laura Aquilina, told CNN affiliate KDVR.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Pet News
Credit: Dave Kotinsky/Getty; Gerardo Mora/Getty
Former SeaWorld Orca Trainer Speaks Out Against Parks' Practices

UpdatePosted 03/25/2015 07:45AM

Former SeaWorld Orca Trainer John Hargrove Speaks Out Against Parks' Practices

Originally posted 03/24/2015 03:15PM

For years, animal activists have attacked SeaWorld for keeping orca whales in captivity, and now one of the park's most talented trainers is joining the fight.

John Hargrove performed with and trained killer whales for 14 years, mostly at SeaWorld, until he could no longer handle the conditions of the job. In a radio interview with NPR's Fresh Air, Hargrove explains how he grew to love all the animals he worked with and couldn't stand seeing the irreversible harm captivity caused them.

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Filed Under: Pet News
Credit: Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Starving Sea Lion Pups Rescued from California Beaches

UpdatePosted 03/17/2015 06:10AM

Thousands of Sea Lion Pups Rescued off the Coast of Southern California

Originally posted 03/16/2015 04:00PM

It's a heartbreaking image at one California rehab center: Some of the sea lions taken in are starving to the point they weigh less than their birth weights.

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Credit: Brad Swonetz
Heroes Among Us: California Couple Finds Temporary Homes for the Dogs of Deployed Military

Heroes Among Us

Shawn and Alisa Johnson Find Homes for Dogs While Their Owners are Deployed

Originally posted 03/12/2015 05:30PM

Instead of being forced to relinquish their pets, active members of the military now have a place to house their pets during deployment: Dogs on Deployment.

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Super Bowl

All About That Adorable Budweiser 'Lost Dog' Commercial

Originally posted 01/31/2015 06:45PM

You'd be hard-pressed to find something cuter.

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Super Bowl

UpdatePosted 01/28/2015 12:55PM

The Full Budweiser Puppy Super Bowl Ad Is Here – and It Does Not Disappoint

Originally posted 01/28/2015 11:40AM

Release the puppy!

Sure, it was fun to speculate about what might happen in Budweiser's Super Bowl ad "Lost Dog," but now fans of cuteness everywhere can enjoy the real thing.

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Dog Rides Bus Alone Every Week in Seattle

Dog Rides Bus Alone Every Week in Seattle

Originally posted 01/13/2015 08:05PM

If you find yourself riding the bus sometime soon, you might find someone unexpected sitting it the seat next to you.

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Sarah Palin Blasts PETA After Backlash Over Photo of Son Trig Stepping on Dog

Originally posted 01/04/2015 07:35PM

The Internet went crazy earlier this week when Sarah Palin posted a photo of her 6-year-old standing on top of their dog – and the politician has now responded to the controversy.

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Filed Under: Pet News, Sarah Palin

Dog Found 2,000 Miles from Home Returns to Family (VIDEO)

Originally posted 01/04/2015 02:15PM

In an amazing story sweetly reminiscent of Homeward Bound, a missing pup found nearly 2,400 miles from home has been reunited with her family.

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