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Seniors, disabled get help feeding furry friends

By SUE MANNING, Associated Press Published: December 26, 2013

LOS ANGELES: If Meals on Wheels didn't deliver donated dog food, Sherry Scott of San Diego says her golden retriever Tootie would be eating the pasta, riblets and veggie wraps meant for her. But thanks to partnerships between the program for low-income seniors and pet groups across the country, fewer people and pets are going hungry.

After Meals on Wheels volunteers noticed a growing number of clients giving their food away to their furry friends, they started working with shelters and other pet groups to add free pet food to their meal deliveries. Those programs, relying on donations and volunteers, have continued to grow in popularity as seniors began eating better, staying healthier and worrying less about feeding their pets, one group said.

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Pair of dogs missing in Akron/Ellet area

By Ohio.com Published: December 20, 2013
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I am missing 2 dogs since 10-29-2013. That's 50 long horrible days. Missing from Akron/Ellet area. We have looked and looked and driven around aimlessly. Put up flyers and posted on Internet. We are devastated.

Please help and share these missing pets. Female German Shepard with green and pink collar, and a pit / hound mix with a red and black collar. They have got to be somewhere! If found, please call Pam at 330-431-8451

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Video: Bichon Frise puppies and pacifiers

By Ohio.com Published: December 20, 2013

If you want your heart to melt like the snow outside, watch these Bichon Frize puppies take on pacifiers.

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Company wants to read a dog's mind; needs your money

By Ohio.com Published: December 19, 2013

If you've ever wanted to actually fully understand your dog's need for food or a belly rub, the solution may be coming. Of course, your money is needed to make it happen:

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Hero guide dog assured good home after New York rescue

By By Colleen Long and Kiley Armstrong / Associated Press Published: December 18, 2013
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NEW YORK: The guide dog that leaped onto subway tracks after his blind owner lost consciousness and fell off a station platform is assured a loving home after his retirement.

Cecil Williams, who has been recovering at a hospital with Orlando still by his side, had been slated to get another working dog in January or February to replace the 11-year-old black Lab.

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Video: Animals enjoying a bath

By Ohio.com Published: December 12, 2013

No matter how much your pet may resist, some animals actually like getting bathed. Yes, even some cats.

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Video: Cop who thrust K-9 through car window to attack suspect is cleared of all wrongdoing

By Ohio.com Published: December 10, 2013

This is a little outside the realm of simply being a house pet video, but K-9 dogs are pets too. Is it excessive force? Apparently not.

The officer was cleared of criminal charges but an internal investigate is ongoing at the police department.

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Video: Dog conquers snow maze

By Ohio.com Published: December 6, 2013

The snow is inevitable. You may as well have some fun with it if you have a dog. Check out the maze this family made for their dog (and how the dog cheats to get through it).

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Wags and barks speak volumes when talking to dogs

By SUE MANNING, Associated Press Published: December 5, 2013
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LOS ANGELES: Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?

Dr. Gary Weitzman, president of the San Diego Humane Society and former CEO of the Washington Animal Rescue League, has worked with tens of thousands of stray dogs over the last quarter century and says there is no question that pets and people communicate, but some are getting more out of it than others.

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Video: Meet Teddy Bear the talking porcupine

By Ohio.com Published: December 2, 2013

Bet you didn't know porcupines could talk. They do when you feed them pumpkins, apparently.

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