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Man Trains His Dogs To Fetch Trashed Plastic Bottles For Recycling

So your dog fetches sticks, frisbees and tennis balls... sure, it's fun but what do YOU get out of it? One clever pet owner from Chongqing, China trained his two dogs to seek out and fetch trashed plastic bottles, which he then turns in for recycling to the tune of around $160 annually. That'll buy a lot of frisbees.

Nora -- The CATcerto Animal Video Of The Day!!!

Move over John Williams.  The next Star Wars film will be scored by Nora the cat.  Listen to her virtuoso performance with a full orchestra and marvel at her greatness.

Christmas in July: Grumpy Cat Gets A Movie Deal

If ever an animal symbolized the "bah, humbug" concept associated with the holidays, it is Grumpy Cat. Whoever would have thought that such a cat would get her  own Lifetime movie deal? Read on or the latest on this up-and-coming  holiday film project.

Miniature Horses Make Excellent 'Seeing Eyes' For Blind Persons

Dogs have been used to assist blind and low-vision persons for more than a century.  They must undergo intensive training; their masters' lives depend on them.  So too, the miniature horse, whose guide training began as an experiment in 1999, and has grown since thanks to blind persons throughout the world who, for one reason or another, have not been able to use guide dogs.

Cross Between Adams & Liebovitz, Photographer Captures Praying Mantis In Nature & Under Microscope

Internationally acclaimed photographers the likes of Ansel Adams and Annie Liebovitz have produced iconic photography while influencing others who are just beginning to make their mark. While capturing raw and majestic landscapes or portraits of celebrities under the spotlight might seem like juxtaposed imagery -- in the very capable hands of Igor Siwanowic. . .

Animal Love: Giraffe Kisses Dying Handler Goodbye

A 54-year-old man named Mario had one last wish in life as he faces the end with terminal cancer. He wanted one more trip to the Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands, to say goodbye to all of his friends there. He had spent most of his life there cleaning up the giraffe enclosure. He wanted to see the gentle animals he knew so well one last time.

Mobile Veterinarians Hopeful That New Law Will Make DEA Stop Targeting Them

The law governing controlled substances has long been a sore spot for veterinarians that treat patients in their own homes. Under this law the vets were banned from using certain drugs, such as for pain, anesthesia, or euthanasia,  outside of their primary place of business. This has made it difficult for them to treat animals in their homes without having the DEA breathing down their necks.


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