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Tue, Oct 23 | By AP | 359

A noisy parrot that likes to imitate sounds helped save a man and his son from a house fire by mocking a smoke alarm, the bird's owner says. Shannon Conwell, 33, said he and his 9-year-old son fell asleep on the couch while watching a mo… more ›

Parrot Imitates Fire Alarm, Saves Family

Mon, Oct 22 | By AP | 210

A southern Illinois firefighter is proof that saving lives doesn't just involve people. Firefighter Dave Chambers helped rescue several animals during a house fire last week, including a kitten that wasn't breathing when it was carried out of the hom… more ›

Firefighter Revives Cat After House Fire

Thu, Oct 11 | By AP | 160

A Pittsburgh-area veterinarian was forced to complete surgery on a dog in the street after a fire erupted at his clinic on Thursday. Officials say the fire erupted at the Jasmine Veterinary Hospital in Springdale around noon just as Dr. … more ›

Vet Finishes Spay Surgery in the Street

Thu, Oct 11 | By AP | 127

A Warsaw court has ordered an opposition party to apologize publicly to the speaker of parliament for making what the court said were false claims about him and his dog in a campaign ad, a court spokesman said Thursday. The Left and Demo… more ›

Court Orders Apology for Insult to Dog

Wed, Oct 10 | By AP | 128

Thumper, a black Labrador retriever, is getting credit for saving a Greenville man when a fire swept through his home. Roland Cote said his wife and their 7-year-old grandson were away when the blaze started early Sunday in a converted t… more ›

Dog Saves Family From Fire Blamed on Cat

Wed, Oct 10 | By AP | 132

A Pittsburgh man accused of taunting a police dog on Sunday was being held in jail on $100,000 bail. Police say Kenneth King, 23, taunted Benny, a German shepherd, as he walked by a police vehicle. Police say King screamed that he hates … more ›

Pa. Man Jailed on Dog Taunting Charge

Tue, Oct 9 | By AP | 129

After two years on the lam, a pink flamingo that escaped from the Sedgwick County Zoo has been spotted with a wild Caribbean flamingo in a ship channel area of southwest Louisiana. The latest sighting three weeks ago was in the Calcasieu… more ›

Escaped Flamingo Spotted With Companion


Spain - A killer whale at a marine park hit its trainer and dragged her underwater repeatedly until it finally freed the woman with a badly bruised chest and a broken arm, park officials said Monday. The trainer, 29-year-old German natio… more ›

Killer Whale Hits Trainer in Spain Zoo

Mon, Oct 8 | By AP | 123

A stray kitten has found a new mother in a golden retriever, who began producing milk for the little feline after hearing its cries. Honey hadn't given birth in 18 months, but after her owner, Jimmy Martin, brought home the kitten, she s… more ›

Golden Retriever Nurses Stray Kitten

Fri, Oct 5 | By AP | 142

Nobody is quite sure how two potbellied pigs wound up in an upscale Grand Rapids-area neighborhood. The wayward swine were spotted about 7 a.m. Wednesday. Animal control officers quickly netted one of the pigs, but they needed a little m… more ›

Pigs Roam Upscale Mich. Neighborhood

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