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First Responders Trained In Animal Rescues

First responders never know what they'll find when they get called to an accident site. Sometimes crews have to rescue dairy cows from collapsed barns, evacuate horses during wildfires or move pigs off the highway after an accident. These first responders often don't have the proper training to handle large animals.
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Rescued Bald Eagle Euthanized Due To Injuries

Animal experts have euthanized a bald eagle found near Metro tracks in Virginia last week because its injuries were too extensive for it to be rejuvenated.
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Pet Therapy: How Animals And Humans Heal Each Other

Dogs, cats birds, fish and even horses are increasingly being used in settings ranging from hospitals and nursing homes to schools, jails and mental institutions.

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States Crack Down On Animal Welfare Activists And Their Undercover Videos

Iowa is poised to join several other states that have passed or are considering what activists call "ag gag" laws. Such legislation criminalizes undercover photography or video inside animal farms.
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VIDEO: Amazingly Close Up View Of A Woodpecker

You'll feel like you're right there when this woodpecker comes to feed. See if you agree that it's fascinating.
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Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years

The insect is so large — as big as a human hand — it's been dubbed a "tree lobster." It was thought to be extinct, but some enterprising entomologists scoured a barren hunk of rock in the middle of the ocean and found surviving Lord Howe Island stick insects.
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Hank The Cat Running For Senate In Virginia

A Northern Virginia cat may just give former governors Tim Kaine and George Allen a run for their money in the race for a Virginia Senate seat.

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In Kentucky, 2015 Derby Winner Could Arrive Any Day Now

From January into June, about 8,000 registered thoroughbred colts and fillies will be born in Kentucky. As 3-year-olds, a few may be Triple Crown contenders. NPR's Noah Adams was there as one was born.
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Who's A Park For? Dog Owners Fight Park Service

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is expanding, but the relationship between the National Park Service and locals is off to a rocky start. New rules say people can't walk dogs off-leash anymore, and the community is furious.

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