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Choking Dog Somehow Dials Phone For Help

Police in Britain received a call to their emergency number and all they could hear was heavy breathing. Officers rushed to the home and found George, a two-year-old Basset Hound. The dog was panicking because his neck was tangled in a phone cord.
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Tiny Pup May Take Crown For World's Smallest Dog

Beyonce was born in an animal shelter in Northern California. She's tinier than a tea cup, and at birth fit into a spoon. Since making the news, the shelter says adoption offers have poured in for the dog.
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9-Year-Old Boy Petitions Congress To Stop Horse Slaughter

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) was joined by a 9-year-old political activist at the capitol on Tuesday to call for a permenant ban on the slaughter of horses for consumption in the U.S.

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Shad Are Angling To Once Again Be The Tasty Harbinger Of Spring

For centuries, the shad run signaled that spring had arrived. But pollution, dams and overfishing decimated the once-mighty American shad. Now young chefs are working to rekindle a taste for this seasonal, local treat.
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Camera Live-Streams Baby Eagles From Richmond

A camera trained on a bald eagle's nest in Richmond live-streamed the hatching of two bald eagle chicks last weekend while the world watched. 

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Animal Testing Laboratory In Frederick Scrapped

A planned animal testing laboratory in Frederick, Md. intended for the Army's testing of deadly pathogens has been scrapped after flaws were found in the planning.

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PHOTOS: Rescued Puppies Arrive In Washington

Dozens of puppies rescued from a puppy mill in Kentucky will be the newest residents of the Washington Animal Rescue League.

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Wyoming Tribe Wins Right To Hunt Two Bald Eagles

The Northern Arapaho tribe in Wyoming has won a permit to hunt two bald eagles for religious purposes. It's the first time federal authorities have granted such approval for bald eagles. The move comes in the wake of a lawsuit that alleged that refusing such permits violated tribe members' religious freedom.

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