The Water Bowl: Choking Dog Saves His Own Life by Calling Emergency Number

03/29/2012 at 11:45 AM EDT

Choking Dog Saves His Own Life by Dialing 999
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A 2-year-old basset hound named George saved his own life when he managed to dial 999, England's emergency services line, after getting the phone chord tangled around his neck. An operator dispatched police to the home after hearing only gasping and heavy breathing on the other end. –The Sun

A mysterious fish that washed ashore at Folly Beach, S.C., had onlookers suspecting it was a sea monster, due to its scaly appearance and over 10-foot-long size. But Dr. Shane Boylan of the South Carolina Aquarium was able to identify the animal as an Atlantic sturgeon, one of the oldest bony fish in existence. –Discovery News

A 9-year-old Rottweiler-Lab mix with osteoarthritis will be one of Mississippi's first canine patients to receive a stem cell transplant, the cost of which is roughly $1,800, but has been proved to be 97-percent effective. –KLTV

Former Price is Right host Bob Barker is footing the $880,000 bill to fly three elephants to PAWS Sanctuary in San Andreas, Calif., from the Toronto Zoo, where the climate is not suitable. "Elephants love to tear up trees; they'll have all the trees they want to tear up," he said. –Reuters

The San Antonio Country Club employs a five-member feral feline task force tasked with spreading their scent around the premises to keep rats at bay, and the strategy seems to be working. "We've seen a dramatic decrease in rodent activity," said Marvin Jones, the club's executive director. –

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