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Dog Caught on Camera Wrecking Animal Shelter, Gets Adopted Anyway (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/15/2015 09:00AM

Not even The Man can keep Sadi down.

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Dog Shot at Close Range Survives, Needs Surgery

Originally posted 07/14/2015 04:25PM

Not even a bullet could bring Beefcakes down.

The stray pup was shot in the head at close range on July 7 and left in a parking lot in Boulder County, Colorado, according to CBS 4 News.

A concerned citizen notified authorities about the dog, and when they picked up Beefcakes, they found that the horrific act hadn't done a thing to the dog's friendly disposition.

Even with a bullet lodged in his face – which fractured his jaw bone in multiple locations – Beefcakes was, and still is, happy.

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Dog Found in Colorado Street with Muzzle Taped Shut, Paws Taped Together

Dog Found in Colorado Street with Muzzle Taped Shut, Paws Taped Together

Originally posted 07/14/2015 02:15PM

Animal protection authorities in Denver are asking for the public's help.

They're hoping someone will come forward with information leading to the person who taped an 8-month-old German shepherd's muzzle shut and taped her front paws together, then left the pup for dead over the weekend.

Good Samaritans helped the dog, who was found in the middle of the street and was soaking wet, according to Colorado's 9 News.

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Credit: Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press/AP
Conservation Officer Suspended for Refusing to Euthanize Bear Cubs

Conservation Officer Suspended for Refusing to Euthanize Bear Cubs

Originally posted 07/10/2015 01:40PM

Bryce Casavant, a conservation officer working in British Columbia, Canada, was called to a home this past weekend to deal with a pair of black bear cubs who returned to the property after their mother had been killed for repeatedly raiding the home's freezer.

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Lucky Penny the Dog Survives After Being Hit by Train

Originally posted 07/10/2015 12:50PM

If you're looking for luck, pick this Penny up.

The stray dog is doing well after being hit by a train on Monday.

According to CBS 6, animal control officers were called to train tracks in Richmond, Virginia, when a worker spotted the pit bull pup. "I noticed her laying on the tracks, and I thought she had passed away," said Chris Fussell.

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Black Lab Eats 62 Hair Ties and Eight Pairs of Underwear

Big Gulp: Black Lab Eats 62 Hair Ties and Eight Pairs of Underwear

Originally posted 07/10/2015 12:20PM

If your hair tie has gone missing, chances are Tiki the black Lab has it.

The pooch from Mars, Pennsylvania, swallowed 62 of them – plus eight pairs of underwear! – and underwent surgery last week to have them removed from her belly.

The mysterious case of the missing hair ties began when Tiki didn't respond to medication to treat vomiting and lack of appetite. An X-ray showed a mysterious mass in her stomach, WTAE News reports.

Surgery last week by Dr. Ibrahim at the Good Shepherd's Veterinary Hospital was interesting to say the least.

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Six-Legged Cat to Undergo Surgery to Remove Extra Limbs

Six-Legged Cat to Undergo Surgery to Remove Extra Limbs

Originally posted 07/10/2015 12:00PM

Walking in Pauly the cat's shoes is more unusual than you'd expect.

The stray has six legs, two of which are attached to his sternum and need to be surgically removed.

The cat, reports Canada's Edmonton Journal, was scooped up by some helpful animal lovers in April and taken in by the Little Cats Lost rescue in June when he started having trouble getting around. On Monday, the rescue started an online fundraising campaign to pay for his surgery; the fund has already raised more than $3,400.

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Credit: Courtesy Edinburgh Napier University
Dog 'Graduates' from University with Owner

Dog 'Graduates' from University with Owner

Originally posted 07/08/2015 01:45PM

Fudge worked hard and it has finally paid off.

The 6-year-old cocker spaniel donned a graduation robe and walked with his owner Jack Proctor at his graduation on Tuesday.

The pup, who donned a robe specially made by Proctor's wife, was given the honor because he helped Proctor complete a series of assignments as he studied for a degree in design and digital arts at Scotland's Edinburgh Napier University.

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New Owner Determined to Make Terminally Ill Dog's Last Days His Best

Originally posted 07/07/2015 02:00PM

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Whatever time Chester has left, it will be well spent.

That's the philosophy of Nicole Elliott, who recently adopted the terminally ill pooch from rescue group in Columbus, Georgia.

The senior dog, who was given up by his owners to a kill shelter earlier this year, has cancer, and Elliott has decided to make his last days his best ones yet, according to WTVM News.

"I slept on it, and woke up knowing it was the right thing to do," she said. "I knew that it would be my responsibility to make his final days the best I could, to mine and his ability. I arrived before the shelter opened, and they let me in to get him. I fell in love the moment I saw him."

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Credit: Caroline Eller
Caitlyn the Dog Stars in New Firefighter Calendar

Caitlyn the Dog Stars in New Firefighter Calendar

Originally posted 07/01/2015 03:00PM

Pecs and paws – that's what the soon-to-be-released Charleston Firefighter Calendar is serving up for 2016.

One of the paw-some stars of the latest edition, which benefits abused animals, is Caitlyn, the South Carolina dog who made headlines in May when she was found with her muzzle taped shut.

As these photos show, this courageous pooch has clearly bounced back from the brink – surgery to reconstruct her lips, cheeks and tongue was successful – and, more than a month after her story came to light, she has moved in with a medical foster family, where a veterinary employee is currently caring for her, ABC News 13 reports.

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