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Fri, Aug 6 | By Katie Leavitt | 23

Story originally published August 2010 on www.tonic.com/article/parasailing-donkey-rescued-readers/ Anapka the donkey will fly no more thanks to an outcry of compassionate newspaper readers. It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a… more ›

Parasailing Donkey Rescued by Readers
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Thu, Jul 29 | By Katie Leavitt | 8

Story originally published July 2010 on www.tonic.com/article/potcake-pups-no-longer-beach-bums/. Thanks to an entire network of volunteers, one organization rescues dogs from the streets of the Caribbean and places them with families in… more ›

Potcake Pups No Longer Beach Bums
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Tue, Jul 27 | By Meredith Beckmann | 9

One woman’s determination to help animals leads to a peaceful, unique sanctuary in Cali, Colombia. Imagine a place where the native wildlife can roam free through lush jungles — creatures so diverse and unique that most humans can on… more ›

In Colombia, Villa Lorena Offers Safe Haven for Wildlife
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Wed, Jul 21 | By Amy Lieberman | 6

The Third Annual American Pet Products Association Poetry Contest is reaching out to young poets for submissions about the joys of pet ownership. Summer vacation is still in full swing, but the American Pet Products Association (APPA) ha… more ›

APPA Pet Poetry Contest Celebrates Young Writers
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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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