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Tue, Jan 8 | By Matt Van Hoven | 647

ENGLAND – A British girl who suffers from a chromosomal defect, learning disabilities and autism was thought to be unable to communicate. That is, until she met a herd of cows. According to the Daily Mail, four-year-old Rose Willcocks… more ›

Challenged Girl's First “Words” to Animals

Fri, Oct 12 | By Matt Van Hoven | 197

OREGON – Controversy has arisen over two Black-tailed Deer that were removed from an Oregon family's home just a month ago. In Oregon, it's illegal to own Cervid – that's elk and deer – without a license. For that reason, the Or… more ›

Pet Deer (Snowball) Taken by Animal Control

Mon, Nov 12 | By Matt Van Hoven | 423

OREGON – The brown-tail deer that has received a groundswell of media attention in the Pacific Northwest will be returned to the Molalla family that raised her – but not before a court of appeals rules on the issue. (This is a follow… more ›

Deer Snowball, Welcome Home - maybe

Mon, Nov 12 | By Matt Van Hoven | 370

According to the Humane Society of the United States, the number of pet reptiles in the U.S. is on the rise – feeding the highly under-regulated and sometimes illegal trade. Although reptile imports are down overall, there has been an … more ›

Exotic Reptile Trade Raises Eyebrows

Tue, Nov 13 | By Matt Van Hoven | 499

MICHIGAN – Three suspects were taken into custody after police found 69 stolen exotic animals in their homes. Livonia Michigan police believe the three, a married couple from Flint and another man from Mundy, top, were stealing anima… more ›

Exotic Pet Thieves Busted

Wed, Nov 14 | By Matt Van Hoven | 843

CALIFORNIA – On August 28th, Todd Endris was attacked by a great white shark as he waded off the coast of Monterey, California. He says he's only alive today because a pod of dolphins came to his rescue. The 24 year-old surfer says … more ›

Shark Attack Thwarted by Dolphins

Tue, Nov 20 | By Matt Van Hoven | 484

PENNSYLVANIA – A young girl in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania might have to give up her nine pet chickens, depending on how a town board rules. Melissa Hensler found out she'd have to give up the birds when a neighbor complained about them – citi… more ›

Chicken Problems

Tue, Dec 4 | By Matt Van Hoven | 480

LOUISIANA - According to Reuters, Louisiana will be the last U.S. state to ban cockfighting – a sport that has a deep tradition in the Bayou state. The law passed unanimously in the state Senate and 91-1 in the House, and will take e… more ›

U.S. is Now Cockfighting Free

Tue, Dec 11 | By Matt Van Hoven | 379

PENNSYLVANIA – Melissa Hensler has been in the news a lot on recent months. It started when she won the strangest pet award for her rooster Sundae, in her hometown of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. But a year later, amid a neighbor… more ›

Chickens ruled out for PA teen

Fri, Dec 14 | By Matt Van Hoven | 460

MARYLAND – A Rockville, MD woman has been reunited with her Capuchanmonkey, from which she was estranged for seven months when authorities alleged she owned the animal illegally. Elise Gazewicz says her monkey Armani is like a child to her. … more ›

Pet monkey returns to owner

Fri, Dec 14 | By Matt Van Hoven | 477

PENNSYLVANIA – After making their third appeal, Melissa Hensler and her parents were successful in defeating a Huntingdon, Pa., ordinance that said she'd have to get rid of her pet chickens. We reported last week that the city council… more ›

Pa. girl to keep pet chickens

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