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VIDEO: Brave Dog Chases Black Bear Away

Originally posted 06/05/2015 03:10 PM


He's brave, bear-y brave.

A pit bull living in Golden Gate, Florida, chased away a big black bear that wandered onto his property recently, and someone with a camera phone caught it all on video. In the clip, the dog – a male pup named Miss Chevy – comes within inches of a large black bear, barks ferociously and in turn, shoos the animal way.

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Cat Left on SPCA's Doorstep with Sad Note

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Cat Left on SPCA's Doorstep with Sad Note

Originally posted 06/05/2015 02:40 PM

Mr. Pickles couldn't explain his predicament himself, so a note did it for him.

"Please look after this cat. It is being mistreated," read the handwritten note, left when the cat was abandoned early Monday morning on the grounds of an animal rescue center in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The semi-long haired cutie, who was named Mr. Pickles by the shelter, is a bit bashful but showed no apparent signs of maltreatment, according to the Scottish SPCA's website.

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Around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a Connecticut resident was too terrified to enter his own home. There hadn't been a break-in, no – his 8-lb. cat, evidently having a rough go of it, was holding the house hostage, just a few hours after giving birth.

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Police Make Arrest in Case of Dog Found with Muzzle Taped Shut

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Police have arrested a man in connection with the animal cruelty case involving Caitlyn, an adorable stray whose muzzle was taped shut last week.

William Leonard Dodson was arrested on Monday and charged with ill treatment of animals-torture, according to Charleston's Post and Courier.

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Illinois Campers Rescue Puppies from Hot Van

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Illinois Campers Rescue Puppies from Hot Van

Originally posted 05/29/2015 02:55 PM

It was a vacation to remember.

A group of friends camping in southern Illinois over Memorial Day weekend became the saviors of a group of animals abandoned in a hot van, according to FOX Houston.

One of the campers, Nick Achtien, shared a post about the incident on Facebook and recalled how he and his friends heard barking and saw people walking away from a vehicle in hot 82-degree weather.

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Woman Goes Blind in One Eye After Cat Licks Her

Originally posted 05/29/2015 01:25 PM

Janese Walters considers herself lucky.

"I woke up one day and I couldn't see out of my left eye," she says. "I looked in the mirror and I thought I had pink eye or something."

Doctors were stumped, according to Toledo News Now, who first reported the story. Until Walters told them she has a cat.

"They discovered I had something called cat scratch," she shares.

Doctors say cat scratch disease is caused by a bacteria passed along by cats and kittens, through their saliva or even fur.

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South Carolina Dog Found with Muzzle Taped Shut

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South Carolina Dog Found with Muzzle Taped Shut

Originally posted 05/29/2015 01:15 PM

The Charleston Animal Society wants to find the person who did this to Caitlyn.

The 15-month-old dog's muzzle was taped shut with electrical tape this week and now the pooch may lose her tongue because the incident affected blood flow to the area, WLTX reports.

The society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible.

Caitlyn is a stray in a neighborhood in North Charleston and on Monday, area residents saw her and recalled her looking healthy, the report said. But Wednesday, she was found on the doorstep of a home with the tape around her face.

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Man Takes His Dying Dog on Cross-Country Road Trip: 'We Gotta Live!' (PHOTOS)

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They say every dog has its day, and Poh is making the most of his with the help of his owner Thomas Neil Rodriguez.

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And this, folks, is why you should always drive slowly through National Parks.

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Deciding hoo to trust with your rings at your wedding is a big deal.

This couple chose an owl named Bilbo.

For his wedding last year, Shaun Palmer decided to surprise his bride Adele with an owl ring bearer – one reminiscent of Hedwig from the Harry Potter films – who flew down the aisle to deliver their rings to his best man. And, yes, there's video of the sweet exchange.

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