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Stuck Dog Is A "Chip" Off The Old Cinder Block

There are times when dogs are really smart. And then there are times when dogs are, well, not so much. Take the case of a little dachshund in Phoenix, Arizona, who got himself stuck in a decorative cinder block in a wall last month. He had been in the middle of a daring nighttime escape attempt when everything went terribly wrong.

Wild and Woolly: Elephant And Sheep Are BFFs

Themba the elephant was orphaned when his mother fell off a cliff when he was just six months old. He was rescued by humans and taken to the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in South Africa. Since baby elephants nurse from their mothers for up to two years and Themba wouldn't take the bottle he was in danger of starvation -- that is until he met Albert the sheep.

Oh Grate! The Top 10 Animals Stuck In, On & Under Manhole Covers

Life in modern society ain't always easy for humans, so let's cut our animal friends some slack – literally – when they get themselves into sticky situations trying to navigate our unnatural urban infrastructure. It would help, however, if they'd stop trying to use sewer grates and manhole covers as doors. Just sayin'.

Squeaking Baby Slothes -- The Insanely Cute Animal Video Of The Day!!!

I've posted some really cute Animal Videos of the Day in the past (charging baby elephants, charging baby rhinos, crazy kittens, etc.).  But I think these little guys may win the cuteness award.

Animals Caught In Cross-fire Of Israeli-Gaza Conflict

As the Israeli-Gaza conflicts escalates, it's extracted a grave human toll. However, you won't see much reporting about the affects of collateral damage. Yes, in addition to the innocent lives of women and children taken - there's very little news surfacing about how animals in the region are being affected.

The Other Side Of Pit Bulls: Ace The Rescuer

Pit bulls have gotten a really bad reputation over the past couple of decades and it has led to numerous communities banning the breed. While some of the dogs have shown aggressive and even violent tendencies, they can also have a sweet, caring side that gets far less press. This has led to many debates over whether it is really the dogs or the owners that are at fault. Earlier this month a pit bull named Ace saved his family's deaf son before the house burned down.

How Lilica The Dog Supports Her "Family"

Lilica was abandoned at a junk yard in San Carlos, Brazil when she was unceremoniously dumped out of a truck when she was just a puppy. Neile Vania Antonio, the junk yard caretaker, befriended the young dog and took care of her. As Lilica grew she befriended the other animal denizens of the junk yard -- a dog, a cat, several chickens, and a mule. They became her "family."


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