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Once 41 Lbs., Skinny the Cat Debuts a Much Slimmer 19-Lb. Figure

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When he arrived at the Richardson Animal Shelter in Dallas, Texas, back in 2012, Skinny the cat was so overweight, he could only walk a few feet at a time.

The cat's extra pounds made headlines around the world, and now he's living purr-oof that change is good.

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Dog with Muzzle Bound Shut Narrowly Escapes Death

Dog with Muzzle Bound Shut Narrowly Escapes Death

Originally posted 07/28/2015 01:05 PM

After everything she's been through, Princess should definitely be treated like one.

Authorities tell the Sun Sentinel that the pup was involved in an "extreme act of cruelty" after her muzzle was bound shut for anywhere from four to 14 days.

The horrible act, which nearly killed the dog, is considered a felony in Florida and is punishable by up to five years in prison.

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Dog Presumed Dead for Two Years Returns to Her Family

Originally posted 07/24/2015 10:00 PM

The Velazquez family had lost hope about finding Cheiska.

Shortly after their German shepherd disappeared two years ago, Fracisco Velazquez got a call that a pup matching her description had been killed by a car.

This week the Chula Vista, California, family found out that it wasn't the right dog.

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Dog Left in Filthy Abandoned House Needs a Home

Originally posted 07/22/2015 03:00 PM

Last week she was found trapped inside a fithly abandoned building, with nothing to eat or drink.

Authorities are still trying to find the person who left Gigi the dog in such horrible conditions, according to Florida's WSVN News, after an anonymous tip led them to the 3-year-old pit bull, who was tied to the front door.

Despite the ordeal, the dog – named Gigi by Animal Services – is friendly and now looking for a forever home, as authorities try to piece together her story.

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Your New Favorite Instagram Account: Bono the Surfing Dog

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Your New Favorite Instagram Account: Bono the Surfing Dog

Originally posted 07/22/2015 02:40 PM

For Ivan Moreira, surfing is a lifelong passion.

The Brazilian personal trainer and amateur surfer has been catching waves since he was 5, but he caught the world's attention once he started inviting his Labrador, Bono, onto the board with him.

His Instagram account @bonosurfdog (Trust us, you're going to want to follow him, stat) is as adorable as you might think: there are endless photos of the pair hitting the waves together, and amazing videos of Bono enjoying the water.

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Now at Ikea in Germany: Dog Parking Spots

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Now at Ikea in Germany: Dog Parking Spots

Originally posted 07/21/2015 03:00 PM

IKEA already has the hearts of cats who've fallen for their Duktig doll beds, now they're fetching a few canine fans.

An IKEA in Cologne, Germany, has a dog parking garage of sorts, where customers can leave their leashed dogs while they go inside to shop.

The Daily Mail says the pooch parking spots are designed to prevent people from leaving their furry friends in hot cars in the sweltering temperatures – and it appears people and pets are loving the idea.

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French Bulldog Swallows Engagement Ring

Originally posted 07/21/2015 02:00 PM

Clearly, Tux the dog has expensive taste.

The hungry French bulldog swallowed his owner's engagement ring and veterinarians had to step in to get it out of his stomach.

According to WSVN News, Jessica Farah tore her house apart looking for the missing ring last Wednesday.

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Dalmatians Help Raise Kittens, Take Cuteness to New Level

Originally posted 07/21/2015 01:50 PM

Warning: scrolling here will cause a major decline in your productivity at work.

Jenny Pogue's foster cat had a litter of kittens recently, and the busy mother is accepting help from two unlikely nannies: dogs Lady and Louis.

The nurturing dalmatians from Washington state offer cuddles to the kitties for about an hour a day – and the cuteness has reached painfully high levels.

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Farewell, Corgis: The Queen Doesn't 'Want to Leave Any Young Dog Behind'

Farewell, Corgis: The Queen Doesn't 'Want to Leave Any Young Dog Behind'

Update 07/19/2015 02:20 PM Originally posted 07/15/2015 03:30 PM

They're so synonymous with Queen Elizabeth that they sell soft toy versions in the palace shop and they appeared alongside her in her London Olympics mini-movie with Bond star Daniel Craig.

But the days of her corgis are numbered.

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Dog Swallows Six Golf Balls, Undergoes Emergency Surgery

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Fore! Er, Six: Dog Swallows Several Golf Balls, Survives

Originally posted 07/15/2015 03:30 PM

Murphy had a ball ... and then another and another and another.

The 7-year-old rescue pooch swallowed six golf balls and underwent emergency surgery to have them removed.

According to The Guardian, the dog's owner, David Larson, knew something was up when Murphy seemed ill after eating a bone.

Larson took the German shepherd to Westway Veterinary Group in Newcastle, England, where X-rays revealed a big bellyache.

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