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Maryland Shelter Finds Homes For Unlucky Pooches

A dog shelter in rural Maryland places dogs who are down on their luck, including an 11-year-old Shepherd mix named Grizzly.

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Frozen Cows Present Dilemma In Rockies

Six dead cows, likely part of a herd of 29 cattle that went missing last fall, were recently found frozen solid in a cabin high in the Rocky Mountains. Melissa Block talks to Scott Snelson, district ranger for the Aspen-Sopris District for the White River National Forest, about how the forest service plans to dislodge the cows.
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Seniors For Seniors: Shelter Waives Adoption Fees For Older Pets

The Prince William County Animal Shelter is hoping to find some homes for a few of their more senior charges by offering them for adoption free of charge to seniors over 60.

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On The Coast: Vaccinating Wild Assateague Ponies

We tag along with a scientist as he administers a contraceptive vaccine to wild horses on Maryland's Assateague Island.

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Bay Crab Population Highest In Nearly Two Decades

Thanks in large part to a warm winter, the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay is at its highest level since 1993, according to survey results released in Maryland on Thursday.

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Following The Lives Of Chimpanzees On Screen

Filmmaker Alastair Fothergill spent three years in Western Africa, following a group of wild chimps. His Disney nature film Chimpanzee showcases a baby chimp named Oscar and the relationships he develops within his clan.
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Plan To Slaughter Horses For Human Consumption Is Met With Distaste

A proposal to slaughter horses in New Mexico highlights this country's unique aversion to horse meat. It's the first since the federal government lifted a ban on slaughter for horse meat.
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Zoo Tells City: Please Feed The Animals

The Reid Park Zoo in Tucson finds itself in a unique situation: it has five new elephants — but the facility does not have enough leafy food to keep the large animals happy. "What we're looking for... I think the word 'snacks' came up," says zoo curator Jim Schnormeier.
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Neighborhood Stunned After House Cats Mistakenly Euthanized

Some residents of one quiet Eastern Shore street are mourning their pets after they say they were wrongly euthanized by the county's animal control.

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