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Miley Cyrus's Dog Floyd Dies | Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus's Dog Floyd Has Died: 'I Am Broken'

Update 04/02/2014 10:25 AM Originally posted 04/02/2014 09:00 AM

Tuesday proved to be a sad day for Miley Cyrus, who announced on Twitter that her dog Floyd has died.

"I don't wanna say it because I don't want it to be real... But my precious baby Floyd has passed away," she wrote. "I am broken."

She added: "I know I don't mean it but I wish he would've taken me with him this is unbearable. What am I gonna do without him?"

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Firefighter Saves 7-Ft. Boa Constrictor from Burning House

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Firefighter Saves 7-Ft. Boa Constrictor from Burning House

Update 04/02/2014 07:30 AM Originally posted 04/01/2014 01:45 PM

A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 7-ft.-long boa constrictor from a burning home in western Michigan.

Muskegon firefighter Scott Hemmelsbach told the Muskegon Chronicle that he reluctantly agreed to enter the two-story, smoke-filled house Sunday night to retrieve the snake. He says he cradled the "weighty" snake before carrying it to safety.

"It was trying to crawl up the side of his terrarium and get out," Hemmelsbach said. "His face was pushed up on the screen and trying to get out. There was a lot of smoke, and he was trapped."

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This Baby Is Furrier Than Most

Originally posted 04/01/2014 05:10 PM


This cat was not made for walking.

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The Daily Treat: How Milwaukee Brewers Dog Hank Became the MVP of Opening Day

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No bones about it: Hank the dog is here to stay – fur-ever!

The unofficial mascot for the Milwaukee Brewers, a former stray who wandered into the baseball team's complex during spring training in Phoenix, Ariz., ruled Opening Day Monday at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis.

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Dog Defends His House from Leaf

Originally posted 03/31/2014 06:10 PM


Can't you just leaf me alone?

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This Dog with Two Legs Is Too Cute

Update 03/31/2014 04:30 PM Originally posted 03/31/2014 02:00 PM



Watch this video of a dog enjoying his first day at the beach, and you might not notice anything different at first.

But look a little closer at the excited pup hopping along the sand, and you'll see that the dog is missing something: back legs.

The 9-month-old boxer named Duncan Lou Who was born with severely deformed rear legs that needed to be removed – but that hasn't slowed him down one bit.

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Man Saves Baby Porcupine by Performing C-Section on Animal's Mother

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Man Saves Baby Porcupine by Performing C-Section on Animal's Mother

Update 03/31/2014 10:40 AM Originally posted 03/31/2014 09:00 AM

A Maine man in search of a valuable mineral cut open a dead porcupine on the side of the road and unexpectedly pulled out its baby.

Jared Buzzell, of Lisbon, says he was searching for wild mushrooms Thursday when he saw a porcupine get hit by a car in Minot. Buzzell says he'd heard that a valuable mineral deposit used in Chinese medicine formed in the stomachs of porcupines.

He then cut open the dead porcupine to search for the mineral and instead found the baby.

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How an Army Veteran's Dog Helped Him Heal from PTSD | Animals & Pets, Pet News, Hero Pets

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How an Army Veteran's Dog Helped Him Heal from PTSD

Originally posted 03/28/2014 06:15 PM

Diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and PTSD after tours of duty in Kuwait and Iraq, Army Sgt. Adam Renteria, 32, struggled in his return to civilian life.

"I felt this disconnection from everybody and everything – family, friends and from myself," he says.

Though treatment and therapy helped, Renteria found himself backsliding into anxiety and depression upon hearing of the Colorado movie theater shooting in July 2012. "That was a real trigger for me. I got really angry," he says. "I couldn't exist out in public."

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Bruno the Police Dog Recovering After Being Shot In the Face

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Bruno the Police Dog Recovering After Being Shot In the Face

Update 03/28/2014 04:35 PM Originally posted 03/28/2014 04:15 PM

A police dog named Bruno is recovering after being shot during a parole check in Anaheim, Calif.

The 7-year-old German Shepherd had emergency surgery to remove a bullet from his lung and repair his jaw after a man began shooting at police officers on March 20. Bruno was injured after guiding officers to where Robert Moreno Jr., a known gang member, was hiding.

"The dog alerted that the suspect was hiding behind a trash can. As they went up, the suspect stood up and started shooting at the direction of the officers and purposely aimed at the dog, shooting the dog," Anaheim Police Lt. Tim Schmidt told CBS Los Angeles.

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Meet Bane Cat, the Bane of One Man's Existence

Originally posted 03/28/2014 03:05 PM


Here's hoping Bruce Wayne does veterinary work.

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