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Originally posted 07/02/2014 07:30PM
A Texas cheerleader has infuriated many in the online community after posting photos that show her smiling while standing over wildlife she shot in Africa.
Originally posted 06/27/2014 12:30PM
Somebody get this super dog a cape!
A tiny Chihuahua named Chloe from Federal Way, Washington, barked until her sleeping family woke up during a house fire – and she's being credited with saving their lives.
"My mom's little 5-lb. Chihuahua started barking when she saw the smoke," Devon Whittlesey told ABC 13 News. "Smoke was pouring into my room. I dropped down to my hands and knees and crawled to the front door."
Whittlesey and two other residents made it out fast thanks to the barking, but Chloe wasn't so lucky.
Originally posted 06/24/2014 04:00PM
Firefighters in Bakersfield, California, had to rescue a pit bull from a tight spot.
The puppy had its head stuck through the hub of an automobile wheel when its owner brought it to a Kern County fire station on Friday.
Originally posted 06/20/2014 12:30PM
A round of applause (or, ahem, appaws), please!
Not only has the owner of this adorable French bulldog somehow convinced her protesting pooch to go to sleep in his bed, but the pair are the winners of our first-ever PEOPLE Pets Awards viral video contest. You voted for this adorable puppy in our online poll – and we don't blame you.
Because we realize that videos like this one (which we affectionately call: "French Bulldog Doesn't Want to Go to Bed Yet, Mom!") can be as important to our existence as say, water, we set out to honor the classics that made us laugh, aww or otherwise distracted us from important duties at hand (like laundry).
Want even more pets goodness? Pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, which celebrates the finest and furriest with the rest of the PEOPLE Pets Awards honorees.
Originally posted 06/16/2014 07:30PM
Last week, Tiny the dog found himself in big trouble.
The Royal New Zealand Navy rescued the small pooch from a log drifting out to sea on Thursday.
According to the New Zealand Herald, crew from the Inshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS Hawea spotted the distressed pup standing on floating driftwood in Smokehouse Bay, Great Barrier Island.
Originally posted 06/13/2014 01:00PM
What is Grumpy Cat's answer to every question ever?
Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:05PM
In theory, it certainly seemed like a match made in heaven – the world's leading cat behaviorist and the world's craziest cat.
In reality, however, things turned out differently for Jackson Galaxy, host of the Animal Planet show My Cat From Hell, and a 22-lb. feline named Lux, who made headlines around the planet in March when he allegedly flipped out on his owners, forcing them to call 911 for help.
"In the 20 years I've been doing this, I've never met a cat like Lux," Galaxy tells PEOPLE of his time spent trying to help the troubled feline, which viewers can see in an episode airing on Saturday, June 14. "I can say without hesitation that Lux is the most complicated character I think I've ever dealt with."
Originally posted 06/06/2014 03:00PM
There's one paw-some student from a middle school in San Antonio, Texas's Northside Independent School District who won't be signing any yearbooks this year.
His name is Taxi. He's the adorable service dog of seventh grader Rachel Benke, and he's landed himself a spot in this year's yearbook.
So beloved is the pup by Benke (who has had epileptic seizures since birth), faculty, and students that his picture was placed right next to hers, just like another student. It's quite the honor for the Lab/golden retriever mix, who Benke's mother, Teresa Benke, describes as a "guide dog dropout" because he didn't succeed in guide dog training.
Originally posted 06/06/2014 10:30AM
California Chrome is one horse on a hot streak! With the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes behind him, the 3-year-old thoroughbred is just one race away – the Belmont Stakes on Saturday – from becoming the 12th Triple Crown champion, a title that hasn't been given since 1978.
Named for the "chrome" white marks on his hair, he has the potential to be the first California-bred horse to take home the title.
Originally posted 05/29/2014 04:00PM
Ruby Mae knew something wasn't right.
During an early morning walk with her owner Leslie Green, of Port Huron, Michigan, the dog made a beeline for a neighbor's porch. There, an hours-old infant – with his umbilical cord still attached – was wrapped in bloody towels, just waiting for someone to help.
"She wanted me to go up [to the porch]," Green told Detroit's WDIV news. "So I get up there and I see this little dinky face, and I was freaked out."
Police told the local news station that the dog spotted the baby just in time: Had he been left outside any longer, the infant likely would not have survived.
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