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Freedom for Hoover the tiger after a life spent in a circus cage

A video released by Animal Defenders International tells the remarkable story of Hoover the tiger, saved from a circus in Peru, where he was secretly filmed being trained with whips and sticks and living in a small cage. Hoover is now living in natural woodland with his own pool and next to other tigers at Big Cat Rescue in Florida.

Local

Wanted: Help for rescued chinchillas

The KC Pet Project and the Kansas City Animal Shelter are asking for donations to help feed and care for 25 chinchillas rescued over the weekend from a breeder’s home after care deteriorated.

Pets

Vincent the cat gets very rare prosthetic legs

Vincent the cat was brought into the Story County Animal Shelter with injured hind legs. He later ended up at Iowa State veterinary hospital, where Dr. Mary Sarah Bergh and veterinary orthopedics company BioMedtrix, decided to design implants that could be inserted into the femur bones of Vincent's legs and come out through the skin. Dr. Bergh estimates fewer than 25 animals in the world have ever had a similar surgery. Vincent walks around well now and his back legs will continue to be lengthened until they are as long as his front legs.

Videos

Westminster dog show features new breeds

This year, three breeds are competing for the first time in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: The American Hairless Terrier, Pumi and the Sloughi. Meet people who are showing two of the breeds.
AP
Westminster dog show features new breeds 1:17

Westminster dog show features new breeds

Pot-bellied pig on the loose at Texas gas station 1:29

Pot-bellied pig on the loose at Texas gas station

Freedom for Hoover the tiger after a life spent in a circus cage 5:18

Freedom for Hoover the tiger after a life spent in a circus cage

 Vincent the cat gets very rare prosthetic legs 2:32

Vincent the cat gets very rare prosthetic legs