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UpdatePosted 01/11/2015 03:55PM

The Daily Treat: Dog Eats $23,000 Worth of Wedding Rings

Originally posted 01/09/2015 02:55PM

Clearly, Sierra has expensive taste.

The hungry black Lab swallowed owner Stephanie Lamb's wedding rings – valued at $23,000 – and a Tulsa, Oklahoma, veterinarian had to perform surgery to retrieve them.

"I saw my dogs near the coffee table and remembered I'd left my wedding rings sitting on the table," Lamb told Tulsa's FOX 23 news. "I knew it was Sierra because she's just a little bit of a troublemaker."

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Man Mistakenly Sells Mattress Set with Cat Inside

UpdatePosted 12/27/2014 10:20AM

Man Mistakenly Sells Mattress Set with Cat Inside

Originally posted 12/24/2014 12:00PM

When an Oregon man sold his girlfriend's mattress set for $100 because she was moving in with him, little did he realize her cat was hiding inside.

While his girlfriend was at work, Roy Dufek helped strap the mattress and box spring to the top of the buyer's car. When he went back inside his girlfriend's suburban Portland home, Camo the cat was nowhere to be found.

Dufek said it was impossible for the cat to slip outside undetected because there are three sets of doors in the apartment complex.

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Christmas Miracle Cat Saved After Being Trapped for 2 Weeks in Storm Drain

UpdatePosted 12/24/2014 07:15AM

The Daily Treat: Christmas Miracle Cat Saved After Being Trapped for 2 Weeks in Storm Drain

Originally posted 12/23/2014 12:30PM

By our calculations, Stormy the cat has exactly eight lives left.

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German Police Hunt Stolen Pigeon Worth $184,000

German Police Hunt Stolen Pigeon Worth $184,000

Originally posted 12/23/2014 12:45PM

Police in Germany are looking for a missing pigeon, and the finder could earn a $12,250 reward.

Duesseldorf police said Tuesday that the 6-year-old male homing pigeon, named AS 969, was stolen at some point on Saturday night from a locked aviary in the city's suburbs.

They say the light gray bird is valued by its owner at 150,000 euros ($184,000) and police suspect the thief or thieves were bird "connoisseurs" as AS 969 was the most valuable in an aviary full of other homing pigeons.

The owner has offered a 10,000-euro reward for the bird's recovery.

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The Daily Treat: Clever Dog Raids the Fridge Like a Champ

Originally posted 12/10/2014 06:50AM

If we had to guess what our dogs dream about, we'd say either Ryan Gosling or opening up our refrigerators and consuming everything inside.

The latter is most certainly true for Allie, a 12-year-old yellow Labrador retriever who was busted by her family for raiding the kitchen when they're not home.

San Luis Obispo, California, radio personality Adam Montiel said he noticed his dog was getting into the fridge and freezer. "We couldn't figure out how she was doing it, so I hooked up a GoPro to find out," he writes on YouTube.

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UpdatePosted 12/07/2014 05:30PM

Funny Video: Baby and Sloth Form Adorably Unusual Bond

Originally posted 12/05/2014 04:40PM

What happens when your mom is an animal lover? You'll probably be one too, and little baby Alia is getting started early.

The little girl's best friend isn't a teddy bear or a blanket, it's a sloth! Alia's mother, Julia Heckathorn, brought the 4-month-old animal home two days after Alia was born, and the baby and sloth have been inseparable ever since.

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Emotional Support Pig Kicked Off Flight After Stinking Up Cabin

Emotional Support Pig Kicked Off US Airways Flight After Stinking Up Cabin

Originally posted 11/29/2014 05:35PM

Pigs can get through airport security, but apparently they still can't fly.

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Houston-Area Family Rescues Dog with Jug on Head

Houston-Area Family Rescues Dog with Jug on Head

Originally posted 11/25/2014 03:15PM

It was more than a drop in this bucket: A stray puppy with a plastic jug stuck on his head has been rescued – and freed from his headpiece.

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Lost New Mexico Kitten Ends Up in Maine

UpdatePosted 11/21/2014 12:50PM

The Daily Treat: Lost New Mexico Kitten Ends Up in Maine

Originally posted 11/21/2014 11:20AM

A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery.

The female kitten, named Spice, was turned in to the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook earlier this month by a man who found her inside a duffel bag outside a Portland thrift store.

Spice's owner was tracked though an implanted microchip to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Jennifer Brown of the Animal Refuge League tells the Portland Press Herald she talked to the owner, who said Spice bolted on Halloween when she opened her door for trick-or-treaters.

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Aggressive Groundhog Charges at New Hampshire Man

UpdatePosted 11/20/2014 06:20PM

Aggressive Groundhog Charges at New Hampshire Man

Originally posted 11/19/2014 03:30PM

A New Hampshire man says he was working in his garage when a groundhog he had seen in his backyard charged at him.

Gary McGrath of Hampton tells WMUR-TV the groundhog got close, so he pushed him back with his foot Tuesday. But the animal returned. McGrath said he gave him a harder kick and closed the garage door.

But the groundhog sneaked through another opening – and McGrath ended up running to the front door.

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