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Meredith Vieira Gets Pied in the Face to Help Homeless Animals

Originally posted 09/03/2014 04:30 PM

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has taken over social media, attracted numerous celebrity participants and, most important, raised millions of dollars in donations towards finding a cure for the progressive neurodegenerative disease. Longtime animal activist and former NBC correspondent Jill Rappaport hopes her challenge, Pies 4 Paws, will do the same things for the 8 million shelter pets looking for a home.

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Terminally Ill Man Seeks Home for Beloved Cat

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Terminally Ill Man Seeks Home for Beloved Cat

Originally posted 09/03/2014 02:30 PM

Labor Day weekend turned into a labor of love for one terminally ill Utah man.

He walked into the Humane Society of Utah with his best friend of 13 years – a cat named Nefertiti – and did something that would break any pet owner's heart: He gave her up.

The man, whose name is being withheld by the shelter, told a rescue worker he was dying and that his biggest fear was passing away in his home and leaving the cat uncared for, be it several days or more.

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Did Starbucks Deny Entry to a Woman with a Service Dog?

Originally posted 09/03/2014 01:45 PM

"I wanted a Frappuccino, not a hassle."

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Dog Makes Beeline for The Beach

Originally posted 09/03/2014 01:30 PM



It's enough to make your head swim.

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Black Tiger Cub Tries to Terrify, Looks Purr-fectly Precious Instead

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This tiger cub is only 25 days old, but the squirmy cutie has already figured out how to work the camera.

The unnamed newborn joined in on an adorable photo shoot in Hangzhou, China, according to Pix 11. During the session, the cub tried to strike some ferocious poses, but turned out looking more darling than dangerous. The rare black tiger was also joined by a dog, who allowed the wild animal to nurse from her when needed.

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The Daily Treat: Carrie Underwood's Most Paw-dorable Pet Mothering Moments | Carrie Underwood

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Carrie Underwood's Most Paw-dorable Pet Mothering Moments

Originally posted 09/02/2014 04:15 PM

Make no bones about it – Carrie Underwood is going to nail this mom thing.

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A Cat, a Toddler and a Laser Pointer

Originally posted 09/02/2014 01:30 PM



Together they can beat this thing.

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Let's Marvel at This Squirrel Stealing Food from a Bird Feeder

Originally posted 09/02/2014 11:15 AM



It's an impossible mission, but this squirrel gladly accepts it.

Channeling daredevil Tom Cruise in one of his action movies, this very nimble squirrel is cruising for a bruising as he ascends a creaky bird feeder in an attempt to steal food from it – and he gets totally busted by a GoPro camera in the process.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Help Your Dog Beat the Back-to-School Blues

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Help Your Dog Beat the Back-to-School Blues

Originally posted 09/01/2014 09:00 AM

Back-to-school is exciting for some, and doggone depressing for others – like dogs!

Your pup's summer partner-in-crime is going back to the classroom, which means your dog will get less attention and more alone time.

Our friends at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) want to help your pooch fight that September sadness, so they created this adorable infographic filled with fun ideas to keep your pup occupied throughout the school year.

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See How Spike the Cockatoo Feeds the Dogs

Update 08/31/2014 12:05 PM Originally posted 08/29/2014 01:55 PM

Cockatoos are among the most affectionate of all birds, but few of them have ever gone above and beyond in the service to their brother animals as Spike the cockatoo.

As seen in this video, Spike does a lunchtime solid for a pair of Great Danes, using his avian wits to reach into a box of Milk Bones and get some dog treats, which he then throws down on the floor for the hungry hounds.

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