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Talking dogs: Keeping your dog safe during summer months

Summer is here, and that means longer days, warmer temperatures and - hopefully - more time available to spend with your dog. It also means looking at your pet's daily routine with fresh eyes, and ensuring that the "dog days of summer" are both safe and enjoyable.

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Animal Island: The best caged pets for families

Q: We promised our 10-year-old daughter that if she got good grades this year we would allow her to get some kind of pet. She is one of those kids who only watches "Nat Geo Wild" and she is crazy for animals. Well, she is finishing out the year now and it looks like she will have very good averages, so now we have to keep our part of the bargain. Our landlord will not allow dogs or cats but said we could get any pet that stays in a cage. We were thinking of a bird or rodent and wondered what you suggest. My wife and I both work so it would have to be something with low maintenance but we want her to be able to assume most of the burden so that it teaches her some responsibility and time-management skills.

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Baboon-only sanctuary in Indiana a first of its kind

It's been a long time coming. Peaceable Primate Sanctuary welcomed its first five baboon residents this year after a more than decadelong quest to provide housing for primates that are no longer wanted or needed by research facilities, zoos and other places.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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