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Video: Cat gets caught snooping

By Ohio.com Published: October 30, 2013

Maybe this cat was just looking for early Christmas presents.

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FDA can't find cause of pet poison, seeks help

By SUE MANNING, Associated Press Published: October 29, 2013
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LOS ANGELES: All that's left of Doodles are his ashes, a clay impression of his paw and a whole lot of questions owner Patricia Cassidy has about his mysterious death.

Doodles is believed to be one of 580 dogs in the U.S. that have died in the past six years from eating pet jerky from China. Baffled by the cause and seeing another surge in illnesses, the Food and Drug Administration reached out to owners and veterinarians Tuesday to help it find the poison behind the sickening of at least 3,600 dogs and 10 cats since 2007.

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Whiskers, cat ears oh my: Cat video festival

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer Published: October 28, 2013
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NEW YORK: Game over. Cats have won the Internet.

At least that was the conclusion among the many attendees of the Internet Cat Video Festival on Friday. Decked out with cat ears and painted-on whiskers, they lined up around the block to do in a group what they already do in front of their computers: Watch amusing cat flicks. This time, there was beer and pierogi.

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Giant George, the world's tallest dog, passes away

By Ohio.com Published: October 25, 2013
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Giant George, noted as the world’s tallest dog by Guinness World, died last Thursday a month shy of his eighth birthday.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce Giant George died on Thursday, October 17, 2013,” his owners Christine and David Nasser wrote on their website giantgeorge.com.

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Photo: Check out 'Muttley Cyrus'

By Ohio.com Published: October 24, 2013
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A reader sent in this great shot of their 1 1/2-year-old Miniature Dachshund, Groupie, dressed up as Miley Cyrus. You may now refer to Groupie as Muttley Cyrus.

Do you have a pet photo you would like to share with us? Click here to email us your pet photo. If it's good enough to make the cut we'll put it up in a post here on pets.ohio.com!

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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Beacon Journal staff writer Published: October 22, 2013

National Pit Bull Awareness Day and Adopt-A-Thon — PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron will hold an educational day and adopt-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg. There are several pit bulls at the shelter available. Adoption fees for dogs between the ages of 6 months and 6 years will be $75 and senior canines will be $40. Cats over the age of 6 months are $5. All adoptions are granted upon application approval. All animals will be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, micro-chipped and include a 30-day free trial of pet insurance through 24PetWatch. There will be raffles, refreshments and educational activities on pit bulls to dismiss the many misconceptions about the breed. More information at www.summithumane.org.

Cabin Fever Cure — Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, is reducing admission prices and providing free heated transportation between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily Nov. 1 through March 31, 2014. Admission is $8.25, $5.25 for kids ages 2-11 and free to children younger than 2.

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Video: Fraidy-Dog Has to Hold Owners Hand During Car Ride

By Ohio.com Published: October 21, 2013

Unlike most dogs, Tom, hates car rides. In fact, he's so scared of them he insists on holding his owner's hand while he drives.

Source: NewsFix

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Crash tests use Center for Pet Safety's dummy dogs

By SUE MANNING, Associated Press Published: October 17, 2013

LOS ANGELES: To make the world safer for pets, Lindsey Wolko had to design an indestructible dog.

Two years and hundreds of thousands of dollars later, her nonprofit Center for Pet Safety in Reston, Va., has a set of crash-test dog dummies that were battered, throttled and sent flying to test several car safety restraints.

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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Akron Beacon Journal Published: October 15, 2013

Paws for the Cause Walk/5K run and 1-Mile Fun Run — Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is sponsoring the event at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Square in Medina to raise funds to prevent animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. Registration on race day is from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Registration can also be made online at www.signmeup.com/94861. Entry fees run from $20 for adults participants to $5 for pets that are registered the day of the event. Early registrant humans will receive a T-shirt. Pets will be given a bandanna. All dogs must be on a 6-foot (or shorter), nonretractable leash at all times.

Dance Under the Stars — Kitten Krazy and De Queens of De Nile dance troop will hold a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Valley Woods Park Pavilion A., 13005 Schreiber Road, Valley View. Tickets are $15 per person in advance; $16 at the event. Light refreshments are included, but feel free to bring snacks. Kitten Krazy will have adoptable cats and kittens available at the event. Contact Helen Morrison at Helen_Morrison@yahoo.com for more information, or visit danceunderthestars.eventbrite.com to order tickets. All proceeds will be donated to Kitten Krazy.

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No charges to be filed in Ohio dog remains case

By Associated Press Published: October 9, 2013

TOLEDO: The head of an animal rescue group will not face animal cruelty charges after the bones of a dog she had reported missing in January were found in her yard.

The Blade in Toledo reported Wednesday that the executive director of the Toledo Area Humane Society said there was "insufficient evidence" to press charges against the woman who leads the group.

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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Beacon Journal staff writer Published: October 7, 2013

October Adoption Promotion — The Portage Animal Protective League will run special dog and cat promotions through October. Dog adoptions are $150 and come with a free leash, collar and toy. And, all black cats are $25. All animals are up to date on vaccines, spayed or neutered, checked for appropriate diseases and free of fleas and worms. The APL is located at 8122 Infirmary Road, Ravenna. For more information, call 330-296-4022.

Volunteer Help Needed — Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, 5623 New Milford Road, Ravenna is seeking volunteers to help paint inside the 16-by-36-feet office before it is turned into a gift shop. Post hole digging for fencing are needed as well as drivers for small animals to vet appointments and to adoptive and foster homes. Call 330-296-5914.

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Video: Puppy in the toy basket

By Ohio.com Published: October 4, 2013

There are worse places this puppy could get stuck.

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Video: Dog befriends Down syndrome boy

By Ohio.com Published: October 2, 2013

A Labrador befriended a 3-year-old boy with Down syndrome and the child's mother caught their touching interaction on camera.

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22 dogs will get lucky on new CBS television show

By SUE MANNING, Associated Press Published: October 2, 2013
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LOS ANGELES: Brandon McMillan has trained as many as 10,000 dogs for television, movies, commercials, videos and people. Then he started saving dogs from animal shelters, training them and finding homes for them.

When Litton Entertainment needed a dog trainer who would rescue, train and place 22 dogs in 22 weeks for a show called "Lucky Dog" for CBS, they didn't have to look far.

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