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Unusual Pets

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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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See This Woman's Jealousy-Inspiring Friendship with a Cheetah

UpdatePosted 08/06/2014 07:45PM

Woman Has Jealousy-Inspiring Friendship with Cheetah (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/06/2014 04:15PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr When we call Goska Zdziechowska a "big cat lady," we're not referring to the size of her love for cats, but rather the size of the cats she loves.

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Pittsburgh Man Proposes to Girlfriend with the Help of  – Yes! – Penguins (VIDEO)

Penguin-Assisted Proposal Delights at Pittsburgh Zoo (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/05/2014 08:20AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr If only this were narrated by Morgan Freeman.

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Swan Does Not Approve of Man's Selfie, Goes on the Attack

Swan Does Not Approve of Man's Selfie, Goes on the Attack (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/04/2014 08:45AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr This is one swan lake you don't want to get too close to.

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UpdatePosted 07/14/2014 03:30PM

Lions, Tigers and Bears Help Pre-Distress Denim at Japanese Zoo

Originally posted 07/14/2014 02:00PM

Allowing consumers to make bold new fashion statements such as "I was mauled by a wild tiger," the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City, Japan, has elected to raise money by auctioning off Zoo Jeans, which have been stylishly ripped by its own four-legged residents.

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It's a Frog, It's a Gorilla? No, It's Pig the Dog (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/24/2014 11:00AM

It's impossible not to stare at Kim Dillenbeck's dog, Pig.

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A Bicycle Built for Two: Watch a Man and His Goat Cruise the Streets

Originally posted 05/31/2014 08:30AM

Going for a leisurely bike ride? Don't leave your goat at home!

If your piggybacks are strong enough, any bicycle can be a tandem for you and your farm animal of choice, as the cyclist in this clip proves.

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This Might Be the Most Well-Dressed Kangaroo We've Ever Seen

The Daily Treat: This Might Be the Most Well-Dressed Kangaroo We've Ever Seen

Originally posted 04/02/2014 03:15PM

She may not be on any official best dressed lists, but we'd take style advice from this kangaroo any day.

Boomeroo – who was adopted by Virginia resident Julia Heckathorn at just 3 weeks old – boasts an entire wardrobe of human clothing. Among the duds filling her closet: shirts, sweaters and dresses, all purchased from baby shops.

"When we first got Boomeroo, she was wearing a little shirt, and she's worn clothes ever since," Heckathorn, 28, told the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "She loves her tops, and when I have to take her top off to clean it, she puts her arms out and waits for me to dress her again."

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VIDEO: New Cat Breed Looks Like a Tiny, Adorable Werewolf

Originally posted 02/14/2014 09:00AM

Full moons just got a little fluffier with a new breed of cat called the Lykois, also known as "the Werecat."

These cuties are the result of a natural genetic mutation in domestic shorthair cats that restricts fur growth. The result is a feline missing hair around the eyes, nose and ears, giving the animal a werewolf-ish appearance.

Breeders have dubbed the kitties Lykois, which is Greek for wolf. But don't worry, this breed isn't known for its bite. According to Opposing Views, werecats have very dog-like personalities.

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Filed Under: Cats, Unusual Pets
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Pets Who Achieved Double Digit Weight Loss

UpdatePosted 01/07/2014 09:45AM

Thin-spiration 2014: Pets Who Achieved Double Digit Weight Loss

Originally posted 01/06/2014 09:00AM

The start of a New Year often means one familiar resolution: to get in shape. This year, PEOPLE is honoring five individuals who managed to lose half of their weight, but they're not the only ones worthy of some applause – or should we say ap-paws.

Over the past year, these three overweight animals also decided to get back on track (with a little help from their human friends) and shed their excess weight. Much like with their owners, obesity in pets can lead to a variety of health issues and complications, some of which were at fault for for the death of 33-lb. cat Sponge Bob in August 2012. Check out how this trio turned things around:

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