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Sun, Jul 18 | By Amy Lieberman | 17

By shining a spotlight on pit bulls and pit-mixes, the ASPCA seeks to decrease the number of homeless pets in New York City. An ASPCA first-time initiative, dubbed “Operation Pit,” launched this past Thursday, is an effort to decrease the r… more ›

ASPCA's "Operation Pit" Promotes Spaying and Neutering
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Fri, Jul 16 | By Kris O'Donnell | 10

An innovative organization matches Iraq War veterans with service dogs—and gives them a new perspective on life. ORLANDO, Fla.—Robert Connell is getting used to his new puppy, a black Lab named Sunny, and says she has had an immediat… more ›

Soldiers Find Faithful Companions Through Paws for Vets Program
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Mon, Jul 12 | By Diane Herbst | 14

Story originally published July 2010 on www.tonic.com/article/using-summer-to-create-adopt-a-shelter-dog-day-presidential-proclamation-freekibble/ Mimi Ausland, the founder of Freekibble.com, is spending her school vacation inspiring ani… more ›

Help Urge the President to Declare 'Adopt A Shelter Pet Day'
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Thu, Jul 8 | By Reagan Alexander | 20

Story originally published July 2010 on www.tonic.com/article/man-pulls-a-reverse-lassie-rescues-puppy-from-canyon/ 350 feet beneath the Earth's surface, Zak Anderegg goes from vacationing canyoneer to dog's best friend. The… more ›

Man Pulls a Reverse Lassie, Rescues Puppy From Canyon
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Tue, Jul 6 | By Kevin Kisthart | 16

A recent photo contest crowned “cutest pet” winners—and honored their incredible rescue stories. The third annual Bissell Homecare Inc. “Most Valuable Pet” Contest has crowned its three winners. And although these beautiful hon… more ›

Rescued Animals Celebrated in "Most Valuable Pet" Competition
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Thu, Jul 1 | By Kris O'Donnell | 10

One man’s legacy inspires an innovative program—and brings hope to pet owners in Florida. KISSIMMEE, Fla.—For many seniors who live alone or far away from family, their pets become dedicated companions. That bond can be so strong … more ›

For Senior Pet Owners, Jimmy's Place Serves Critical Need
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By Katie Leavitt | 9

Story originally published May 2010 on www.tonic.com Californians are well known for favoring small dogs and toting their portable pups around anywhere a handbag can go. It's great those dogs all have a home, many even live the life of l… more ›

Freedom Flight Brings Homeless Dogs to Waiting Families
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Mon, Jun 21 | By Robin Wallace | 14

Rescue and adoption stories are the best kind of happily-ever-afters. And now, you have the chance to vote for the most remarkable tale of pet survival and rescue. Purina Pro Plan’s adoption initiative “Rally to Rescue” has announc… more ›

Extraordinary Pet Rescue Stories: Vote for Your Favorite
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Thu, Jun 10 | By Anne Driscoll | 14

Story originally published May 2010 on www.tonic.com Many of the sunniest vacation destinations have a persistent problem with stray animals. But two activists are working with local officials, scores of volunteers and the tourism indust… more ›

The Truth About Cats and Dogs
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Wed, Jun 9 | By Kris O'Donnell | 12

When the door to the portable dog carrier opened, the two very special occupants inside didn’t hesitate. They flew about one hundred yards and landed in the water. The two Brown Pelicans then took to the air to search for food. They are survivors o… more ›

Birds Find Refuge After Gulf Oil Spill
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Sat, Jun 5 | By Kris O'Donnell | 10

Ten-year-old Australian cattle dog Middy is never far from the side of Walter Graham, his owner. Whether playing fetch or taking a walk by the lake, the two are constant companions. But Middy is no ordinary pet. “He knew before I knew … more ›

Rescued Dog Saves Diabetic Owner
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Tue, May 18 | By Robin Wallace | 18

No one expected what was forecasted to be "just" a couple of days of thunderstorms to result in the worst flooding in the history of the region, but that's what happened in Tennessee earlier this month. The flooding disaster has impacted… more ›

Tennessee Floods Impact Pets: How to Keep Your Animals "Disaster-Safe"
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Sat, May 22 | By Amy Lieberman | 17

Though all animals should be treated kindly, not every pet and wild critter has the good fortune of receiving compassion from owners and strangers alike. New York animals now, though, have an entire month honoring their rights and well-… more ›

New York Assemblymember Encourages Students to “Be Kind to Animals”
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Mon, May 31 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 32

Since World War I, military working dogs have played a crucial role in protecting our nation’s armed forces. Today, these four-legged heroes continue to perform vital duties, from explosive and drug detection to deterrence and handler protection.<… more ›

Canine Heroes: A Salute to Military Working Dogs

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