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Meet Moritz, the Puzzle-Solving Pig (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/17/2015 11:40 AM

And we still haven't solved Monday's crossword.

Moritz is a pig who lives in Berlin, Germany. He happens to be very good at solving puzzles. Nicolle von Eberkopf, Moritz's owner, has trained him to perform a variety of tricks, and posts a ton of videos of the pig and her other pets to advocate for animals worldwide.

"Animals are an important part of our society," she writes in one her video posts.

And we're not disagreeing – can we get Moritz's help with our taxes?

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WATCH: Just Another Man and Goat Reunion Video

Update 02/17/2015 08:35 AM Originally posted 02/16/2015 05:10 PM

Erick Brown is hearing hoofsteps outside his window once more.

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Cat Finally Rescued After Spending Weekend Stranded on Transmission Pole

Update 02/17/2015 06:00 AM Originally posted 02/16/2015 03:45 PM

A kitty in Helena, Montana, had a pretty crummy Valentine's Day, spending the weekend stuck in a tough spot.

Sometime on Friday, Ryilee Stratton's feline scurried up a local transmission pole and then refused to come down, reports KXLH.

Locals believe the gray and white kitty may have sought out the high spot to escape a group of neighborhood dogs.

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PHOTOS: Honoring the First Furballs for Presidents' Day

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PHOTOS: Honoring the First Furballs for Presidents' Day

Originally posted 02/16/2015 04:00 PM

From Bo and Sunny to Millie and Checkers, meet the furry residents who've called the White House home

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After Savage Dog Attack as a Child, Handler Mary Morgan Makes Her Debut at Westminster

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After Savage Dog Attack as a Child, Handler Makes Her Debut at Westminster

Update 02/16/2015 02:00 PM Originally posted 02/16/2015 05:25 PM

Mary Morgan grew up a dog lover, her family breeding boxers from the time she was small. But when she was 7, Morgan was savagely attacked in her yard by a neighbor's Rottweiler, who nearly tore her right arm off.

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WATCH: Cats Reacting to Soldiers Coming Home Is Purr-iceless

Originally posted 02/15/2015 12:45 PM

You've seen videos of dogs weeping, whimpering and emotionally breaking down when their masters return home from a tour of duty. In fact, some reunions can instantly make you bawl and retreat home to watch Marley & Me on Netflix for the 17th time.

Watching cats welcome their masters home from war has a drastically different effect, though: they'll make you laugh – really, really hard.

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The Daily Treat: Dog Sneaks Into Hospital to Find Ailing Owner

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Dog Sneaks Into Hospital to Find Ailing Owner

Update 02/13/2015 05:50 PM Originally posted 02/13/2015 03:25 PM

Clearly, Sissy had somewhere she needed to be.

So, she bolted out of her yard at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday and traveled 20 blocks to the Iowa hospital where her owner Nancy Franck was recovering from surgery for cancer, the New York Daily News reports.

Surveillance footage shows the dog arriving at the Cedar Rapids' Mercy Medical Center in Iowa early on Saturday morning, and running around the halls – apparently in search of someone very special to her. Franck had been there for the past two weeks following chemotherapy for uterine cancer.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Health Benefits of Loving a Pet This Valentine's Day

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5 Health Benefits of Loving a Pet This Valentine's Day

Originally posted 02/13/2015 02:30 PM

If you'll be celebrating this Valentine's Day with a furry friend by your side, just like Amanda Seyfried, you should know this: You are 30 percent less likely to visit a doctor.

Huh?

Allow us to explain. According to these very important statistics in an infographic created by the Humane Society Silicon Valley, there are tons of great health benefits to loving a pet on Valentine's Day.

If you're a cat owner, apparently there's a very good reason that your cat likes to listen to your heart. Cat people are 40 percent less likely to experience a heart attack (See, all those cuddle sessions really do pay off!)

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Cat Recovering After Being Found Frozen to Building

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Cat Recovering After Being Found Frozen to Building

Originally posted 02/13/2015 11:30 AM

Despite everything he's been through, Olaf the cat is just as cheery as his namesake.

The 2-year-old feline was found by two construction workers frozen to the side of a building in Burlington, Ontario, last Friday and is now recovering at a clinic associated with the Burlington Humane Society. It is believed the cat was seeking warmth from the bone-chilling temperatures (about 25 degrees Fahrenheit) when the good Samaritans discovered him.

"The vet said that because he was so hypothermic and dehydrated, if he wasn't found within that time period he wouldn't have made it," shelter manager Adrienne Maranduik tells PEOPLE.

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Adopt Me! Sergio Is Not Shy About Giving Kisses on a First Date

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Adopt Me! Sergio Is Not Shy About Giving Kisses on a First Date

Originally posted 02/13/2015 11:05 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 Sergio, a super-affectionate chihuahua mix who is a little charmer.

The staff at the Maricopa County Animal Care & Control in Phoenix, Arizona, can't believe this little cutie wasn't scooped up quickly after his arrival on Nov. 5. He loves people, and his true personality emerges when he spends time with other pups.

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