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Celebrate DOGust 1st with North Shore Animal League America and PEOPLE

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Don't get jealous, but PEOPLE staffers had the fluffiest day ever, and all for a good cause.

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Puppy Stolen from Passenger at Knifepoint on Chicago Train

Originally posted 07/31/2015 04:05 PM

Chicago police say a 2-month-old puppy was stolen from the arms of its owner on the city's CTA Orange Line just after midnight on Wednesday.

According to ABC 7 Chicago, the victim told police he was approached by two men, one of whom showed a knife, while riding the train near 35th and Archer overnight that night. The other man took the victim's neon pink carrier with the pup inside and later exited the train at Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood.

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Look at This Baby Flying Fox Being Held Ever So Gently (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/31/2015 02:00 PM

Most baby flying foxes are born between October and December. It's a rough time for mothers and children alike, because baby flying foxes have to cling to their mothers until they're able to fly. Baby flying foxes are orphaned by any number of things, like power lines cars, dogs, barb wire… the list goes on.

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Starved Dog Is Recovering Thanks to Help from Community

Originally posted 07/31/2015 11:40 AM

A pup in St. Joseph County, Indiana, is recovering after being found in deplorable shape – and thanks to an outpouring of support from locals, she's on her way to recovery.

According to WSBT-TV News, police say the pooch – now called Hope – is the possible victim of abuse and neglect, and they're searching for the person responsible.

The dog's sad story came to light when an employee at the Gilmer Park Animal Clinic found the emaciated animal on Tuesday morning.

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Cat Found with Zip-Tied Paws Recovering in Massachusetts

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Cat Found with Zip-Tied Paws Recovering in Massachusetts

Originally posted 07/31/2015 11:35 AM

Two fishermen saved a cat's life on Tuesday.

Masslive.com reports that two unidentified rescuers spotted a feline by the Westfield River in Massachusetts with her front paws bound by a zip-tie and called animal control for help.

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Adopt Me! Napping and Cuddling Are Colt's Favorites

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Adopt Me! Napping and Cuddling Are Colt's Favorites

Originally posted 07/31/2015 09:00 AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Colt, a pup currently being cared for by the Viva New Mexico Rural Animal Rescue.

The adorable pooch was surrendered to a local shelter with a female and six puppies because their owners could no longer afford to care for them.

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Flashdance star Jennifer Beals is being called out for leaving her dog in a hot car on a Vancouver street on Wednesday afternoon.

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Hey, check out this baby elephant playing with some birds in South Africa's Kruger National Park. We think you might like it.

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Harley the Hero Pup Takes a Snake Bite for Her Human

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Harley the Hero Pup Takes a Snake Bite for Her Human

Originally posted 07/30/2015 01:40 PM

Bonnie Robison is a hero to the four-legged set. She has personally fostered and rehomed 16 abandoned dogs, several horses and a miniature pig or two. But on a recent Sunday afternoon, she needed a hero herself – and found one in her 14-lb. miniature pinscher, Harley.

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This Lego Movie-Loving Parrot Still Thinks 'Everything Is Awesome'

Originally posted 07/30/2015 01:25 PM

Let's teach our pet parrot to sing The Lego Movie's Oscar-nominated song "Everything Is Awesome," they said. It's going to be hilariously adorable, they said. And it was – for a while.

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