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Parrot Education and Adoption Center - Cleveland

By Carol Published: January 31, 2010

Join Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC) February 21, 2010 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT NOW

PEAC is hosting a seminar about Birds - The Super Athletes of the Animal Kingdom presented by Dr. Jamie Lindstrom at the Rocky River Library.

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SOS Meet & Greet & The Little Professor

By Carol Published: January 30, 2010

The Little Professor is looking pretty serious but don't be fooled, he is a young cat who's been in foster for awhile and is very sweet.  Professor has an advanced degree in snuggling! He's litter trained, up to date on shots and neutered.

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Bear vs. Cat

By jim Published: January 29, 2010

Keeps you eyes open 14 seconds into this video. This is one cat dead set on protecting his/her territory.

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PAWS Pet of the Week: Meet Aerial!

By millere80 Published: January 29, 2010

Golden Eyed Princess.

Aerial is a very sweet, petite (7 lb) girl nearly 3 years of age. She was a fantastic mom to a litter of 6 adorable kittens and now seeks her forever home. A beautiful black cat with gorgeous golden eyes, Aerial is a little dog cat. She follows her foster mom around the house and comes running when she is called. Aerial is full of energy and plays like a kitten.

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Stark fires dog warden

By jim Published: January 29, 2010

By Nancy Molnar
Special to the Beacon Journal

CANTON: Stark County commissioners fired the dog warden Wednesday, apparently for shortcomings in management.

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Howl at the Moon tonight!

By BrookeLynn Published: January 29, 2010

If your pooch is howling at the moon tonight, it's no wonder...it's the biggest and brightest of all full moons all year!  They call it a "wolf moon" and is a spectacle to see.

Check it out tonight with your best friend, it's worth the cold.

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Dog drifts 75 miles on ice, rescued in Baltic Sea

By jim Published: January 28, 2010

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – A frightened, shivering dog was rescued after floating at least 75 miles (120 kilometers) on an ice floe down Poland's Vistula River and into the Baltic Sea, officials said Thursday.

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Self-described wolf woman severed lost dog's head

By jim Published: January 28, 2010

Wolfie Blackheart is not an ordinary 18-year-old.

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Irresistible Puppies! Save Ohio Strays Saves More Babies!

By Carol Published: January 27, 2010

Look deep into my eyes you are now under my puppy spell, you must take me home with you....

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HSGA Save the Animals telethon broadcast on Feb. 13

By jim Published: January 26, 2010

Save The Animals Telethon – Pawsibilities - the Humane Society of Greater Akron's Telethon will air Saturday February 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The telethon will air exclusively on Time Warner Cable Channels 23, 25 (Hudson), and 9 (Aurora, Macedonia, Northfield, Reminderville, Sagamore Hills, City of Twinsburg, and Twinsburg Township).

The telethon will highlight all of the important work the Pawsibilities – the Humane Society of Greater Akron does for Summit County. Viewers will learn about how the humane officers investigate cases and assist in saving the lives of abused, neglected and abandoned animals in Summit County and why community support is critical to the mission of this organization.

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Murdering a hamster

By Gay Published: January 26, 2010

Still reeling from the account of the woman who forced her son to kill his hamster with a hammer because he got a bad grade, I wrestle with what punishment would be appropriate for her.

That she is an unfit and cruel mother is unquestionable: What action should be taken against her is not clear. Is she a fit mother? In my mind, she is not, because she compelled a young child to commit a cruel and vicious act upon a helpless creature which the child loved, and which resulted in the death of the animal. She has subjected her child to a lesson that is no acceptable, namely, if you fail at something, you sacrifice something which has nothing to do with the failure.

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Dog license $12

By jim Published: January 26, 2010

CANTON: Dog licenses for 2010 will be on sale for $12 until Monday at the Stark County Auditor's office at 110 Central Plaza S, Suite 210, in the Stark County Office Building.

All dogs 3 months old and older must have a valid license.

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Knowing When to Say When… Again

By Grant Published: January 25, 2010

You might have noticed that our blog posts are getting fewer and farther between… two weeks ago our blog post was titled: “Knowing When to Say When” which carried an announcement of my latest adoptee, a German Shepherd named Shayna, being put up for adoption after more than six weeks of training with the professionals here at Perfectly Pawsible. This post falls under the same objective: after roughly eight months of blogging, it has been determined that writing is not ‘my thing’ – obedience training is (and singing, but that is a topic for another venue).

With the New Year, our old processes were evaluated, and Perfectly Pawsible’s Dog Blog will no longer be written.  I encourage you to become a fan of our Facebook page. Here we will keep you posted of upcoming pet events in and around Stark County, Ohio, and provide tips for pet care as the thoughts arise and the seasons change.

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Saying Thanks - To All that Adopt a Pet!

By Carol Published: January 25, 2010

Save Ohio Strays in Wadsworth is receiving an increase in adoption applications and Benny and Sammy are now placed in homes. I am so very happy to know rescued animals are getting their forever loving home.

Thanks to all of you who are willing to open your hearts to a wonderful pet!

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Simba and Bronson

By jim Published: January 25, 2010

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SPCA calls girl, 11, a hero for saving dog from trash

By jim Published: January 25, 2010

Eleven-year-old Serenity Rhoades loves animals, and can't understand why no one helped to save a severely beaten dog left for dead in a trash can at a York City park.

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Lost Shih-Tzu

By jim Published: January 25, 2010

Lost Shih-Tzu since January 24, 2010 in Cuyahoga Falls near Portage Trail. Her name is Sadie. She is white with a few brown spot. She has a scar up her belly from a surgery. If anyone has any information on this dog please call (330) 608-9579. Help bring her back to her family.

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Twitter going to the dogs

By jim Published: January 25, 2010

Social networking is going to the dogs.

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Pets in the City-Adopting a Dog-Groomers & Trainers

By Jeni Published: January 25, 2010

Adopting a Dog - Part 4

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Regal Tsarina - SOS Sunday Meet & Greet

By Carol Published: January 23, 2010

Meet the lovely and regal Tsarina.  A lovely feline who is in foster care with Save Ohio Strays.  Tsarina is litter trained, spayed and up to date on all shots.  She's been in the care of SOS for awhile and needs to find her forever loving home.

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Off-road racing dog has skill and a need for speed

By jim Published: January 22, 2010

Sue Manning, Associated Press

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Daring helicopter dog rescue in rising river

By jim Published: January 22, 2010

A firefighter has been hospitalized with severe hand and arm injuries after being bitten by a dog he hoisted from the storm-swollen Los Angeles River in a daring helicopter rescue. The dog had a collar but its owner is unknown

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Dog tags for sale

By jim Published: January 22, 2010

CUYAHOGA FALLS: Summit County will sell 2010 dog licenses from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at PetSmart, 355 Howe Ave.

The event will provide citizens with an opportunity to buy a license at the price of $14 each. Citizens who fail to license their dogs by the Feb. 1 deadline will be required to pay an additional $14 late fee.

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Play him off keyboard DOG

By jim Published: January 21, 2010

It had to happen. We now have a parody of Keyboard Cat. And the dog is wearing a Snuggie. The horror. The horror...

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Whose dog is it? Custody of pets is growing legal issue

By jim Published: January 21, 2010

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the levees broke, many who were forced to leave without their pets endured long searches to find animals that had been ferried to safety without them. You'd think that finding that their pets were alive and well after the storm would be pure joy, but for some, it was more complicated.

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Need a puppy fix?

By jim Published: January 21, 2010

Then head over to The Daily Puppy. They traffic in puppy pictures, videos and articles.

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Firefighters rescue puppies from storm drain

By jim Published: January 21, 2010

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, firefighters gathered with worried locals and one very upset mother as workers dug deep into a drain to rescue a litter of stranded puppies.

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PetSmart fires employee who brought dog to work

By jim Published: January 20, 2010

PetSmart fired employee Eric Favetta for "theft of services" after he parked Gizmo, his 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, in the store's doggie daycare facility.

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Egypt announces find of ancient cat goddess temple

By jim Published: January 19, 2010

CAIRO (AP) – Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old temple that may have been dedicated to the ancient Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet, according to the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

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37 cats found in tiny NYC apartment

By jim Published: January 19, 2010

More than three dozen cats are getting some much needed care from veterinarians after being found cooped up in a one bedroom New York apartment.

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Dog not deaf, he only understand Polish

By jim Published: January 18, 2010

A dog caused confusion in an animal home when he failed to respond to basic commands - until staff realized he could only understand Polish.

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State seeks help building dog park at Wingfoot Lake

By jim Published: January 18, 2010

The state of Ohio is seeking help to build a new off-leash dog park at its new Wingfoot Lake State Park.

Volunteers are sought by the Ohio State Parks to donate funds and to build the new facility at the state park, which is expected to open before July 4 in Portage County's Suffield Township.

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The Nose Knows: Search and Rescue Dogs to help Haiti

By BrookeLynn Published: January 18, 2010

As the days continue through the tragedy of Haiti, the four-legged troops are making their way down to help with this effort to find those buried amongst the rubble.  The search dog foundation is regularly updating their website, providing up-to-date information.

According to Discovery News, an international contingency of search and rescue doggies are being readied to aid the devastated people of Haiti. British, French, Chinese, Canadian, Russian, Peruvian, Mexican, Taiwanese and United States-based canine sniffer teams have been dispatched along with tons of tents, food and medical equipment.

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SAVE THE DATE!

By millere80 Published: January 18, 2010

PAWS is having their 6th annual adopt-a-thon & family fun day....PAWS 4 a Cause: Find Your Forever Friend....on Saturday, May 15th at the Cleveland Metropark's Polo Field in Moreland Hills.  Check back here for more information or go to PAWSOhio.org.....

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PAWS Pet of the Week: Meet Daphne!

By millere80 Published: January 18, 2010

Beauty in Black & White

Daphne is a beautiful, sweet 7-year-old girl. Abandoned when her owners moved away, Daphne was left to wander the streets, cold, frightened and alone. One day, a nice lady started to feed her, gained Daphne's trust and gave her a heated garage to sleep in. She was then turned over to PAWS where she eagerly awaits her forever home.

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Benji - SOS Sunday

By Carol Published: January 16, 2010

This little fellow is a darling and look at those whiskers!  Benji plays well with other kittens and is being socialized with dogs and children at his current foster home. He's litter trained, altered and up to date on shots.  Really he's lovely, Sandy the founder of Save Ohio Strays (SOS) tells me that Benji allows one of the dogs in his foster home to carry him around like a stuffed toy and Benji loves it.

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Pet project Saturday

By jim Published: January 15, 2010

AKRON: H&R Block will host an event to raise money to help homeless cats and dogs through a local pet rescue agency.

The tax preparation company, in conjunction with Paws and Prayers Animal Rescue, is sponsoring ''Give Charity a Second Look,'' from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the H&R Block office, 1904 Buchholzer Blvd.

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A Puppycat what's that? It's a Sammy!

By Carol Published: January 14, 2010

This guy's and his brothers and sisters totaling seven were rescued on their last day at the shelter. Sammy and one other of his siblings still have not been adopted Sammy is a special cat because he walks on a leash and comes when he's called and other really canine type things!

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Otto the world's 'oldest dog' is put to sleep

By jim Published: January 14, 2010

A dog from England who was crowned the world's oldest canine has been put to sleep after suffering from stomach cancer.

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NYPD Dogs Join Haiti Rescue Effort

By jim Published: January 14, 2010

A team of dogs from the New York Police Department is going to Haiti to help in the search and recovery effort. Canine handler Scott Mateyaschuk introduces his dog Aragon and describes the mission.

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How are dog people and cat people different?

By jim Published: January 14, 2010

A team of researchers led by psychologist Sam Gosling at the University of Texas at Austin wanted to find out.

It turns out that the "dog people" -- based on how people identified themselves, not on what animals they actually own -- tend to be more social and outgoing, whereas "cat people" tend to be more neurotic but "open," which means creative, philosophical, or nontraditional in this context.

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Mountain climber rescues kitten on a ledge

By jim Published: January 14, 2010

A kitten trapped on a ledge in Spokane, Washington gets an assist from a veteran mountain climber who just happened to be passing by the scene.

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Security camera shows dog sensing earthquake before it hits

By jim Published: January 14, 2010

Footage from the security cameras at the Times-Standard in Eureka, California during 6.5 magnitude quake on 1-9-10.

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Knowing When to Say When

By Grant Published: January 13, 2010

Well here we are, smack in the middle of winter. If I've not mentioned it, I HATE winter. Especially right about now. I know this is Ohio - I've been here all my life. Doesn't mean I have to like the winter weather!!

When to say when?
Beyond the fact that I'm ready to say "when" about winter... let's talk about responsible pet ownership. In previous blogs, I've talked about weather and different variables, but this one is different. As you all know, around Thanksgiving, I found a soft spot in my heart for a young gal at the pound named Shayna. While Shayna is a great dog, being single, continuing to run several businesses AND attempting to have a social life, having two dogs is beginning to take its toll on me.

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TV host teaches new tricks to old dogs

By jim Published: January 13, 2010

Victoria Stilwell, host of Animal Planet's "It's Me or the Dog," trains pets, and their owners, how to understand each other better for a more harmonious household. She's confident any dog, at any point in their life, can become well-behaved.

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Shelter trial delayed

By jim Published: January 13, 2010

AKRON: The trial for two Akron animal shelter leaders charged with animal cruelty will be rescheduled.

Proceedings for Heaven Can Wait founders Heather Nagel and her mother, Patricia Mihaly, were to begin Tuesday morning in Akron Municipal Court.

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PETA pulls ads featuring Michelle Obama

By jim Published: January 12, 2010

McLEAN, Va.: An animal-rights group is pulling an ad campaign that used the likeness of first lady Michelle Obama without her permission.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals used photos of Mrs. Obama in an anti-fur campaign because the first lady does not wear fur. But they never received authorization from her.

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Post-Katrina, pet custody a prominent legal issue

By jim Published: January 12, 2010

Linda Lombardi, Associated Press

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the levees broke, many who were forced to leave without their pets endured long searches to find animals that had been ferried to safety without them. You'd think that finding that their pets were alive and well after the storm would be pure joy, but for some, it was more complicated.

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Meet Alfie - A Very Handsome Fellow

By Carol Published: January 12, 2010

Very beautiful parrot available on petfinder.com and is currently being fostered by Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC) of Cleveland, Ohio. PEAC is a special organization requiring potential adopters to attend educational seminars, two of which are online, prior to adopting a PEAC parrot. Special knowledge is necessary to handle and care for a large parrot, the experience is very different compared to other companion animals.

PEAC wishes to enrich the relationship between owners and companion parrots by offering learning opportunities year round. Special seminars presented by some of the best and well know teachers and experts in applied behavior and training are offered to members of PEAC as well as non-members.

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Vicious Dog Beating Caught On Tape - What Should The Punishment Be?

By jim Published: January 11, 2010

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Cat called to jury duty

By jim Published: January 11, 2010

Via WHDH in Boston

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Happiest Cat Shelter

By jim Published: January 11, 2010

Meet the Cats and Volunteers of OLLIE'S PLACE - NYCs Happiest Cat Shelter. A wonderful video sure to make you a happy cat person to see the good work being done by this organization.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB3AwwWcoSk

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Two Great Dogs Need Rescued

By millere80 Published: January 11, 2010

Here are two great dogs that need your help ASAP!  They really need great homes and I'm thinking maybe you can help.   

Meet Coco and Sparky

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PAWS Pet of the Week: Meet Inky

By millere80 Published: January 11, 2010

Inky, Dinky, Do... I choose YOU to be my new purrmanent parent. Say Hello to beautiful Inky. Inky is a velvety black boy with stunning sea foam green eyes. He was found (luckily) near a Cleveland area veterinary office as a stray. Inky was given a thorough check up, received all his vaccinations and neutering and is now ready for his forever home. Inky is a playful, friendly and all around awesome cat. He acclimates nicely to other cats and loves his new life off of the streets. Every day is a wonderful new adventure for Inky, and every day, he shows his foster mom how grateful he is to be rescued. Let this beautiful boy brighten up your days. Inky, Dinky...Do choose Inky to be your new best friend!

If you're interested in Inky, please contact PAWS at 440-442-PAWS or visit www.pawsohio.org.

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Activists, officials take on puppy mills

By jim Published: January 11, 2010

It's puppy love with a vengeance: a shelter outside of Philadelphia is taking on Pennsylvania's abusive kennels. And that effort seems to be succeeding.

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Save Ohio Strays (SOS) - Meet and Greet Sunday

By Carol Published: January 9, 2010

SOS is a not for profit rescue assisting pets destined for euthanasia in Medina county.  SOS regularly provides a meet and greet for available dogs and cats every Sunday at the Petco in Wadsworth, Ohio. You can also visit them at saveohiostrays.org or on petfinder.com.

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In the war of dogs vs. cats, clear winner: dogs

By jim Published: January 8, 2010

Sue Manning, Associated Press

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Pets and Money Saving Tips - Frugel Readers Please Participate

By Carol Published: January 7, 2010

Did I mention I have seventeen companion animals?  Even without the current economic woes, it is a challenge feeding and caring for so many.  Have I gone on a vacation in the last ten years? No, of course not but I have loved almost every minute here with my fur family.

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Men and Cats

By jim Published: January 7, 2010

Men and Cats is a site dedicated to men who are not afraid of letting the world know they are cat people. Available now is the 2010 Men and Cats calendar, with all proceeds benefiting PUPP. PUPP trains volunteers to the homes of senior citizens and the disabled to help care for their pets.

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15 chihuahuas fly from SF to NY to find homes

By jim Published: January 6, 2010

More than a dozen Chihuahuas from San Francisco are flying in style to new homes in New York. Animal control officials say the animals are in abundance at Calif. animal shelters, but they're in demand in other states like New York.

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Cold Weather Blues

By Grant Published: January 5, 2010

This is the time of year (at least here in NE-Ohio...) that we all love! Okay, maybe not. I'm sure there are some of you that like to ski, snowmobile, shovel snow, and all the other fun winter sports! It's also a time when many dogs love to go out and play!

My two dogs are loving the snow. For some reason, Lexi HAS to bite the snow as she runs around bounding over snow drifts. She and Shayna love to wrestle in the snow.

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What's New, Pussycat? Using the Toilet

By jim Published: January 5, 2010

I am toilet-training my cat, an undertaking that requires patience and determination—but holds the promise of a litter-free life. Other cat owners are starting to think outside the box, too, as evidenced by the plethora of experts, authors, inventors and entrepreneurs who all have something to say about toilet-training our feline companions.

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By millere80 Published: January 4, 2010

PAWS Pet of the Week:  Meet Bella

Bella is a beautiful Himalayan cat who appeared on someone's doorstep, scared, skinny and dirty. They took her in and made a visit to the vet where she was determined to be about 2 years old. Bella received her shots and will be spayed shortly.

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New application plays pets' music

By jim Published: January 4, 2010

Pet Acoustics is an application for the iPhone or iPod Touch that plays music designed to enhance the well-being of cats, dogs and horses.

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Kittens! Inspired by Kittens

By jim Published: January 4, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtX8nswnUKU

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'Yes, dear' has whole new meaning for family raising white-tail deer in their home

By jim Published: January 3, 2010

By George W. Davis
Special to the Beacon Journal

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Man turns hearse into pet limo

By jim Published: January 3, 2010

Merle Maser was looking for a way to attract new clients to his pet business in a difficult economy. He found it in an unlikely source-- a hearse.

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SOS Sunday!

By Carol Published: January 2, 2010

Look into those eyes… I already have three large dogs but if I could afford more dog food this guy would be coming home with me! Without meeting him personally, the impression this guy gives me is I am a hug-able, lovable dog.

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DogGifting. The UltiMUTT joy.

By BrookeLynn Published: January 2, 2010

You know, it's funny.

My holiday didn't include myself receiving too many goodies from various folks. I mean, after all, this year was tough, so we all grouped together and decided to give each other big hugs and well-wishes instead.

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New Year Resolutions

By Carol Published: January 2, 2010

Leading by example, Sugie (Annabella’s nickname) decides that eating broccoli is important to world peace! Not really, but she won’t always eat her vegetables for me. Sometimes she runs from anything green as if it were a parrot eating monster. Here we see her actually eating her broccoli on New Years eve so lets hope this a good omen for the New Year! I hope this inspires everyone to eat more Veggies!

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Rescued cats get happy ending, only 5 of 101 abandoned still need to find homes

By jim Published: January 1, 2010

By Carol Biliczky
Beacon Journal staff writer

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