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Groundhog Club handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil during the 126th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. Photo Credit: Gene J. Puskar, AP

Just Another Groundhog Day For Punxsutawney Phil

(ANIMAL NEWS/GROUNDHOG DAY) PENNSYLVANIA — Earlier this morning on the 129th annual Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow, saw his shadow, and predicted another six long weeks of winter—just like last year. Although Phil’s accuracy is up for debate, groundhogs have been predicting the weather in the tiny western Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney […]

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Dogs Wear Mustaches For Movember (GALLERY)

(DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) ‘Tis the season to sport a ‘stache! In honor of the annual, month-long event “Movember,” men around the world are growing out their mustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, primarily prostate and testicular cancer. But these men aren’t alone in this noble initiative. The dogs are also joining in […]

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PTSD in Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans is often healed with the help of service dogs.

A Salute To War Vets & Service Pets (GALLERY)

(SERVICE DOGS/VETERAN’S DAY) As we take this day to commemorate our honored vets, we should also take a moment to thank the service dogs who help these respected men and women. While many U.S. veterans struggle with invisible wounds such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression, some of them are able to find […]

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Compawssion Rescue Dogs Photos

Photographer Shows Compawssion For The Underdog

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/RESCUE DOGS) According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 to 7 million pets enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 to 4 million are euthanized—that’s one every six and a half seconds. In addition, millions more are abandoned, only to suffer from illness or injury before their untimely death. However, many are fighting […]

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Unlikely Animal Friends: A Lion, Tiger, And Bear! Oh My!

(ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP) At Noah’s Ark, a wild-animal rescue center in Georgia, an unlikely trio consisting of an American black bear named Baloo, Leo the lion, and a Bengal tiger named Shere Kahn have become the best of friends. The three animals—collectively known as the “BLT”—were rescued as cubs nearly 12 years ago from an abusive home […]

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