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Open your heart and your home to an animal, and it won't be long before you think of it as one of your children, someone you love..
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The Revenge Cat's Diary | CatIsms.com

The Revenge Cat's Diary | CatIsms.com | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
I do not wear little hats. I do not wear little bows. And I certainly do not want videos of me posted on YouTube where millions of people can laugh at my obviou
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"Revenge is mine." OMG... I don't know about the hats and bows, never tried that with any of my cats, but I can so relate to the "revenge" for perceived wrongs... My cats are masters of revenge!

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Big Cats Find New Home in Eureka Springs | 5NEWSOnline.com ...

Big Cats Find New Home in Eureka Springs | 5NEWSOnline.com ... | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
A large-scale rescue is in its final stages as more than 30 big cats are relocated from a failing humane society to their new home near Eureka Springs.
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THE PEOPLE SPEAK — Stop breeding dogs just to have puppies - Muskogee Daily Phoenix

THE PEOPLE SPEAK — Stop breeding dogs just to have puppies - Muskogee Daily Phoenix | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
THE PEOPLE SPEAK — Stop breeding dogs just to have puppies Muskogee Daily Phoenix People letting their dogs have puppies and then standing on the street corner peddling them for money or free to anyone without knowing what kind of home the animal...
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Those bird-killing feral cats must go - Washington Post

Those bird-killing feral cats must go
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Michael Cressin [letters, Feb. 11] loves cats, which is commendable, but he does not appear to see harm in the fact that cats allowed to roam out of doors kill billions of birds annually.
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I am getting awfully tired of hearing this. First the jerk in New Zealand, now every man and his dog, (pun intended,) is after 15 minutes of fame jumping on the "cats kill wild birds" bandwagon.

Humans and our unbridled growth into wild habitat is the biggest threat to wildlife, and not just birds. Why don't we just start systematically eliminating 'feral humans'? Who'd miss the homeless anyway? (Yes, I'm being sarcastic.)

Many communities have successfully instituted spay/neuter programs for feral cats, allowing the cats to live out their natural lives, while preventing a population explosion.

Yes, lets curb the number of feral cats, but let's do it without killing off cats who are only acting out of instinct.

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Dog kissing contest in Portland

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Some pet owners in Portland, Maine found an interesting way to spend Valentine's Day last Thursday, according to Oddity Central . Dogs and their…
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It never bothered me when my big dogs would give me a 'kiss', but I don't think I could handle that tongue licking my face for nearly a minute, like the winner of this contest did! lol

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Mood Board Monday: Cute Kittens and Cats | Design Happens

Mood Board Monday: Cute Kittens and Cats | Design Happens | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
Each week, come to HGTV.com's Design Happens blog for a color-packed, inspirational mood board. This week, we're all about cute cats and kittens. Meow!
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How delightful!

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Valentine Cats -- Caption It! | Care2 Healthy Living

Valentine Cats -- Caption It! | Care2 Healthy Living | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
This brother and sister duo are lovers, not fighters. They hang out together all the time, and even nap lovingly side-by-side.
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Reminds me of Skittles and Taz when they were still youngsters.

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Dozens of cats recovered from abandoned Bartlesville home - kjrh.com

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kjrh.com Dozens of cats recovered from abandoned Bartlesville home kjrh.com Nearly 50 cats are now in the custody of a Washington County animal society Monday after Bartlesville residents discovered an extreme case of cat hoarding and inbreeding at...
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Periodontal disease very common in dogs and cats - KPLC-TV

Periodontal disease very common in dogs and cats - KPLC-TV | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
Periodontal disease very common in dogs and cats
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Can you imagine what your teeth would look or feel like if you never brushed them? Unfortunately, that is the case for most dogs and cats, eventually developing painful dental disease.
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True. But have you ever tried to brush your cat's teeth? Dogs are more likely to allow it, but only if you start while they are still puppies.

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Underwater dogs - Tonawanda News

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Underwater dogs
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Anyone who's seen underwater portraits of dogs on social media has probably seen Casteel's work. Since a series of his underwater canine photos was posted on Reddit last Feb.
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Photography and dogs. Plus water. I'll bet it was a really fun photo shoot.

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Dogs, mushers form strong teams in Race To The Sky - KBZK Bozeman News

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Dogs, mushers form strong teams in Race To The Sky
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HELENA - The annual Race To The Sky sled-dog event got underway near Helena on Saturday.
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Wouldn't that be something to see? As long as it's from the sidelines, anyway.

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If Gollum Were A Cat | CatIsms.com

If Gollum Were A Cat | CatIsms.com | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
Funny Cat Mimics Gollum   A little homage to "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings". Wonderful books, and great movies.   
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What can I say? I had fun creating this for a course on creating viral content. It didn't go viral though. Fail on my part, not the cat's.

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Can Dogs Eat Eggs? - The Benefits and Risks of Dogs and Eggs

Can Dogs Eat Eggs? - The Benefits and Risks of Dogs and Eggs | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
Can dogs eat eggs? You might be asking yourself this questions if you dog has recently eaten some eggs by accident. What dogs can and cannot eat is complex.
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I always thought eggs were good for dog. Chicken eggs, not Easter eggs, (like the one this pooch is playing with.)

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Grumpy Cat | CatIsms.com

Grumpy Cat | CatIsms.com | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
Here's one for those who're fans of both the "Grumpy Cat" meme and "The Big Bang Theory."  
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I just love the look on this cat's face. I can assign any number of humanized thoughts to that. Boy does that cat looked pissed. :)

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Reilly Russell's curator insight, June 22, 2014 7:57 PM

This is for you Jacob :)

Bobby Jim's curator insight, June 23, 2014 2:56 AM

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Kasie Kidson's curator insight, June 24, 2014 7:57 AM

I love this too much.

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Service dogs provide barrier against crippling anxieties - Anchorage Daily News

Service dogs provide barrier against crippling anxieties - Anchorage Daily News | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
Anchorage Daily News Service dogs provide barrier against crippling anxieties Anchorage Daily News After a training session with Ellis Gugel, a trainer with Alaska Assistance Dogs, Sandi Dickfoss hugs her service dog Sadie at the Matanuska-Susitna...
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Future service dogs get more room to romp - Stars and Stripes

Future service dogs get more room to romp - Stars and Stripes | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
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Future service dogs get more room to romp
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Abby, one of last year's litter of future service dogs, gets acquainted with a young visitor at the Warrior Canine Connection's new George F.
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I just love a dog in uniform! :)

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Confirmed: Dogs can recognize other dogs on TV - GlobalPost (blog)

Confirmed: Dogs can recognize other dogs on TV - GlobalPost (blog) | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
DVICE Confirmed: Dogs can recognize other dogs on TV GlobalPost (blog) “The fact that dogs are able to recognize their own species visually, and that they have great olfactory discriminative capacities, insures that social behavior and mating...
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A room full of puppies relieves stress - Advertising Inspiration ...

A room full of puppies relieves stress - Advertising Inspiration ... | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
Kudos to the Canadians for this awesome idea. The Canadian Dalhousie University has set up a 'Puppy Room' to help de-stress students during their final exams. Thanks to the partnership with Therapeutic Paws of Canada, ...
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What a great idea! Cats and dogs, both, are wonderful companions that do a lot more then just help us relieve stress.

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Nine of the cutest (and funniest) dogs at the 137th Westminster Dog ...

Nine of the cutest (and funniest) dogs at the 137th Westminster Dog ... | Pets Are Family, Too. | Scoop.it
Meet Fiona, Fire and Tigger, plus best in show winner Malachy.
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Rescued cats find homes at mobile ASPCA adoption event - News 12 Brooklyn

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News 12 Brooklyn - Rescued cats find homes at mobile ASPCA adoption event: Dozens of rescued felines found new, loving homes during a special mobile ASPCA adoption event in Brooklyn.

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A good outcome for some very lucky cats. I wish all cats could have loving homes.

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Two dogs and four cats look for new homes - Daily Journal Online

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Two dogs and four cats look for new homes
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To give owners the opportunity to claim them, dogs and cats are kept for seven days at the Park Hills and Farmington Pounds; and five days at the Desloge Pound.
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It's always sad to see an animal lose it's home. Hopefully good families will step up and adopt these pets.

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Forever Young At Heart: Kitty Love

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"Having saved her life, according to some sayings, I am now responsible for her. That's a responsibility I'm happy to assume."

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She sure has grown into a fine looking, healthy cat.

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Hundreds of cats handled at Neuter for a Nickel event - News Sentinel

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Hundreds of cats handled at Neuter for a Nickel event News Sentinel There was a steady stream of traffic through the Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control parking lot Saturday morning as participants in this year's Neuter for a Nickel dropped off...
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What a wonderful event! Cats, and dogs too, should get fixed if you aren't planning on breeding your animal. Kittens and puppies are so darned cute. But then they grow. Best to not have them in the first place, for most of us.

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