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PAWS Pet of the Week: Meet Tiddles!

By millere80 Published: June 29, 2010

Tiddles, the Orphaned Tuxedo Girl, Seeks Fuuuurever Home

Meow! My name is Tiddles.  I am almost 8 years old.  I am a gorgeous black and white kitty, 12 pounds, spayed, and have medium-length fur.  I'm a friendly girl who loves attention.  I'm also an opinionated, talkative cuddle-bunny.  I like sleeping under the covers or at the foot of the bed.

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Collar Rules: Keep your pup secure!

By BrookeLynn Published: June 28, 2010

Courtesy of AkronDogStuff.com

With all this gorgeous weather we are all out and about a lot more.  Woot!  With that, comes the chances of your pooch

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Can a Chihuahua Get $3M From Will

By jim Published: June 28, 2010

In her will, heiress Gail Posner left $3,000,000 for the care of her pet chihuahua, Chonchita, and two other animals. Now, the heiress' son is claiming that the pets trust is an attempt to deprive him of his inheritance.

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Bionic Cat Walks on Prosthetic Legs

By jim Published: June 25, 2010

Oscar, a three-year old British cat, has joined the rarefied ranks of bionic animals. After a horrifying accident chopped off his hind legs, Oscar has gotten a second lease on life through two bionic leg implants.

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No More Doggies in the Window?

By jim Published: June 25, 2010

To reduce the number of animals in shelters and encourage pet adoption, cities are considering bans on the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores. San Francisco is also considering a ban on the sale of small mammals, birds and reptiles.

Click the link for a video report.

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Man run over by truck after dog puts it in gear

By jim Published: June 24, 2010

RIDGE MANOR, Fla.: A man was reportedly run over by his own truck after his dog put it into gear. The sheriff's office reported that 43-year-old Christopher Bishop was checking under his Ford F-150 for oil leaks Sunday evening. He had put the running truck into neutral and left the driver's door open.

While he was under the truck, Bishop's bulldog, Tassey, jumped into the truck and knocked the vehicle into gear. The truck rolled over the left side of Bishop's body.

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Dog 'Signs' New N.C. Animal Cruelty Laws

By jim Published: June 24, 2010

North Carolina has a new law that could put people in jail for the worst cases of animal abuse. On hand for the governor's signing ceremony was Susie, who was a puppy last year when she was burned, beaten and left to die.

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Man found with 200 black cats

By jim Published: June 24, 2010

A homeowner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who happens to be a cat lover, owns about 190 cats over city limit. So he's asking the public to adopt some of his black cats to save them from being euthanized. (June 23)

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The Pet Party, benefiting NEOhio Pet Food Bank, June 26, 27

By jim Published: June 23, 2010

PAX: Peace for Animals was founded in 2001 as a nonprofit organization. In 2010 they established Northeastern Ohio’s Pet Food Bank to help those who have fallen on tough times and are struggling to feed their pets.

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‘Catios’ Bring Cats Outdoors

By jim Published: June 22, 2010

Some cat owners who would never dream of letting their pets roam free outside have come up with a creative compromise: an enclosed space — usually in the form of a screened-in porch or deck — that allows them to share the great outdoors.

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PAWS Pet of the Week: Meet Frankie!

By millere80 Published: June 21, 2010

Frankie lived with a nice family for the first three years of his life. Now, he finds himself homeless because they needed to move and couldn't take him.

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Devo cat listening party

By jim Published: June 17, 2010

Something For Everybody Cat Listening Party.


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Lost puppy reunited with Ohio family after car crash

By jim Published: June 15, 2010

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A missing puppy that fled an Ohio car crash has turned up safe and healthy at a dog-friendly home.

Bella, a pug and beagle mix, was traveling with the family of five that owns her when their Jeep Liberty went off a road in Elyria and crashed on Saturday.

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PAWS Pet of the Week: Meet Angel!

By millere80 Published: June 14, 2010

Angel is a 5-year-old DECLAWED black and white female. She was found wandering, and PAWS cannot locate her family. So, this lost little Angel is seeking a new home. She's a very loving girl who will make someone the most wonderful companion cat.

Angel loves to snuggle and be near her foster parents. Although she doesn't like to be held, she is a major lap cat. She will cuddle on her foster dad's lap while he works on the computer. Do you work at home and long for a quiet companion? Angel would be the perfect girl for you!

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Fat Cat Looks to Slim Down, Find a Home

By jim Published: June 11, 2010

Fat Joe is a really big cat, weighing in at 36 pounds. That's made him more difficult to adopt, but people at the humane society say the right family could take him in.

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Extreme pet grooming

By jim Published: June 11, 2010

Cats of murder victim need homes

By jim Published: June 10, 2010

The Beacon Journal story on the murder of Clara Wilfong ran on June 3rd and contained this:

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Kitten born with two faces

By jim Published: June 10, 2010

A kitten born in West Virginia with a rare defect that's usually fatal, is so far, beating the odds. Here is another video on two-faced cats that explains the phenomena .

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PAWS Pet of the Week: Meet Pepper!

By millere80 Published: June 7, 2010

Pepper is a handsome 19 lb. Schnauzer mix.  He is 7 years old, potty trained and is crate trained.  He is neutered and current with shots.

Pepper is growly at first meeting but is not aggressive. He needs gentle guidance when meeting men for the first time, then he’s ok. He is very loving and wants nothing more than to be with his people, a soft bed, petting, and good eats.  He is very obedient and knows sit and stay, and maybe shake.  Pepper was an owner-surrender to a local pound whose life circumstance changed, so they could not keep Pepper. After we brought him into PAWS and into his foster home, the foster home found him to be a gentle, a very loving dog, and not high maintenance at all.  He will make a wonderful pet for someone!  Pepper is great with the foster home cat too!  By the way, Pepper was shaved down because his fur was very matted. 

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Sydney Opera House holds concert for canines

By jim Published: June 6, 2010

Hundreds of dogs and their owners have descended on the Sydney Opera House for a concert specifically for canines.

Organisers say the event, the work of American musician and artist Laurie Anderson, is the first of its kind.

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo hosts June 12 pet adoption drive

By jim Published: June 3, 2010

While the Zoo is home to a number of exotic animals, on one day each year it becomes a temporary haven for dozens of domestic dogs and cats in need of good homes.  Those interested in adopting a pet should plan to attend the 10th annual Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
 
The event showcases more than 100 adoptable pets from 20 local animal shelters and rescue groups.  More than 750 cats, dogs, kittens and puppies have been adopted through Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo since its inception in 2001.


 
"Our goal is to find great homes for these wonderful animals," said Sue Allen, the Zoo's Manager of Marketing & Public Relations.  "We really need people who are willing to provide the love and care these dogs and cats deserve."
 
Representatives from local humane organizations will be on hand to offer advice on how to choose the right pet for you and how best to care for it.  Each shelter sets its own adoption fees and policies, and some require a waiting period.
 
The event is free and takes place on the Zoo's Ticket Plaza.  For health and safety reasons, visitors should leave their current pets at home.
 
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  Admission is $10 per person, $7 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children under 2 and Zoo members.  Parking is free.  Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 77, 90 and 480.
 
To learn more, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.

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PAWS Pet of the Week: Meet Wilson!

By millere80 Published: June 1, 2010

Wilson and his brother were found under a porch by a homeowner's dog and, needless to say, they had quite a scare! Since then, his brother has been adopted and now it’s his turn to find his forever home.

Don’t be fooled, Wilson may be a bit nervous in his cage, but opens right up once in a comfortable environment. He loves to play but also loves to find time for his afternoon cat naps! Also, watch out when you turn on your faucet! Wilson loves to play in running water (a little habit he learned from his foster sister). Wilson would do great on his own or make an excellent friend to any feline.

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