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2009-09-20 00:45:47

A pet tortoise rescued from a busy highway in southern England has been nicknamed Freeway. John Formby of Worthing, on the Sussex coast, spotted the animal, at first thinking it was a piece of trash, The Independent reported. When he realized it was a tortoise, he pulled over and sprinted back to the rescue. Three vehicles went right over the top of it but somehow missed it, he said Saturday. It didn't even pop back into its shell, just kept on walking as if it knew it had to get to the other...

2009-08-12 16:50:17

A California man who was reunited with his beloved pug said while the dog seems to have had a rough four years on her own, she is adjusting to home life. Richard Rodriguez, 56, of Santa Ana, said he and his wife, Josie, were heartbroken when Pearl the pug puppy disappeared from their yard five years ago and, as time went on, they spent less time looking for their beloved puppy, which they assumed had been stolen, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Wednesday. However, Rodriguez said...

2009-08-09 00:53:15

An English couple are campaigning for legal restrictions on pet pythons after their cat ended up as a meal for a neighbor's pet snake. Martin and Helen Wadey of Bristol said their cat, a 4-year-old tabby named Wilbur, was eaten by a python allowed to roam in the neighbor's garden, The Times of London reported Sunday. The neighbor was not home at the time. We heard the python's strike from the terrified scream that came from Wilbur and the blood-chilling cries as he fought for his life, Martin...

2009-07-30 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco SPCA (www.sfspca.org), the city's leading privately supported, non-profit animal welfare organization, has launched its online guide for summer health and safety. Whether traveling out of town or staying home, out in the garden or planning long hikes, The SF/SPCA offers this guide for quick and easy reference: http://www.sfspca.org/promotions/summer-health-and-safety.html "We launched this online resource to help dog and cat...

2009-07-25 14:11:01

U.S. researchers say they're tagging trash with microchips in hopes of finding better ways of handling what we discard daily. The so-called smart tags tested this month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology debut next month in Seattle, where thousands of volunteers will attach the tags to trash and then discard the rubbish as they usually would, The Boston Globe reported Saturday. Similar projects are planned for New York City and London, with the voyage of items to be recorded and...

2009-07-16 15:54:56

A British woman said she has been reunited with a pet cat that disappeared from her home six years ago. Amy Turnbull, 34, said she put up posters after Allsort the cat went missing from her home in Swindon, England, in 2003 but eventually came to believe she would never see the missing feline again, The Sun reported Thursday. It was one of the worst days of my life when I realized Allsort had gone. I was absolutely beside myself, it was horrific, Turnbill said. I had given up all hope of ever...

2009-05-14 15:24:00

-- "Peaches" Honored Along with Connecticut State Police K-9 Heroes -- HARTFORD, Conn., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR), the nation's largest and only non-profit pet recovery service, announced today that "Peaches," a 5-month-old German Shepherd Dog from West Hartford, Connecticut, owned by Tom and Anne Decker, became its four millionth enrollee when his microchip identification number was added to its database. In a special ceremony at the State...

2009-05-12 13:53:28

A Florida man said his chihuahua that went missing last year has turned up in Ohio, about 809 miles from where he vanished. Robert Bartman, 30, said Chachi, the dog he inherited from his mother, vanished in July while visiting family members in Deltona, Fla., and resurfaced April 24 at a pet care center in Middleton, Ohio, the Gainsville (Fla.) Sun reported Tuesday. The pet care center used Chachi's implanted microchip to track down Bartman's grandmother, who in turn contacted her grandson....

2009-05-07 18:07:06

A Texas family said they have been reunited with their long-lost pet dog, but they do not know where the animal has been for the past eight years. Alison Murphy of Austin said she and her family offered a $500 reward for the return of their dog, Dancer, after the dog went missing eight years ago, but they received no word of the beloved pet until the Humane Society in New Braunfels, Texas, called last week, KVUE-TV, Austin, reported Thursday. The Humane Society told Murphy that a musician...

2009-04-09 14:31:05

A Florida woman said her Jack Russell terrier, which disappeared from her home three years ago, was found more than 1,000 miles away in Louisiana. Barbara Apostolo said her dog, ToBoi, escaped from her Miramar, Fla., home three years ago and she had no clue as to the dog's fate until two weeks ago when she was contacted by a Louisiana animal shelter, WPLG-TV, Miami, reported Thursday. Apostolo said shelter employees found her contact information on the dog's microchip. She said she doesn't...


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  • A bat.
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