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Manchester Dogs' Home was established in 1893. Photo credit: Ecorazzi

Top Dog Simon Cowell: A Manchester Dogs’ Home Hero

(CELEBRITY NEWS/ANIMAL SHELTERS/ACTIVISM) Former American Idol judge Simon Cowell has donated over $40,000 to the Manchester Dogs’ Home animal shelter after it tragically burned down from a fire on September 11. The fire, likely caused by arson, killed over 60 dogs. Cowell’s extreme act of kindness will help rebuild the animal shelter, and Cowell is determined to bring justice to the tragedy. Read on to learn more about how Simon Cowell plans to help save the Manchester Dogs’ Home. —Global Animal

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13 Fun & Furry Facts About Chinchillas

(FUN ANIMAL FACTS/PETS) Chinchillas are some of the world’s cutest and smallest rodents, but how much do you really know about these furry friends? Wild chinchillas are indigenous to Latin America where they live in colonies of up to 100 in the mountains. Check out more fascinating and fun facts about this adorable little furball. — Global Animal

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Paris Hilton's teacup pomeranian can actually fit into a teacup. Photo credit: Petflow.com

Paris Hilton Pays $13K For New Designer Dog

(CELEBRITY NEWS/DOGS/CELEBRITIES) Celebrity socialite Paris Hilton recently payed a staggering $13,000 for “the world’s smallest Pomeranian puppy.” The teacup Pomeranian named Mr. Amazing barely weighs 12 ounces and is only 2.5 inches tall. That’s a lot of money for such a tiny dog! — Global Animal

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NYC Dog Park Honors K-9 Killed On 9/11

(ANIMAL HEROES/POLICE DOGS) New York’s Sirius Dog Run is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the only police K-9, Sirius, killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Like many other heroic animals, Sirius performed his duties flawlessly until his final day, and was rightfully honored along with all the other fallen heroes. Located along the Hudson River in New York City’s Battery Park City, the dog park on Kowsky Plaza is being enjoyed by NYC pooches and their guardians more than ever! Take a look at the heartwarming photos below and see how Sirius’ spirit continues to live on 13 years later. — Global Animal

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Since many chickens cannot support their own weight, they die of dehydration, unable to get to water. Photo credit: advocacy.britannica.com

Cluck For National Chicken Month!

(FACTORY FARMING/ANIMAL WELFARE) September is National Chicken Month, and the ASPCA is helping raise awareness about the truth behind broiler chicken, or chickens used for food. The majority of factory farmed chickens live in highly unsanitary and unhealthy conditions until they are slaughtered for food. National Chicken Month raises awareness about these harsh living conditions, thus enforcing healthier chickens and more sanitary meat products. — Global Animal

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Capturing The Secret Lives Of Street Cats

(STRAY CATS/ANIMAL ACTIVISM/OP-ED) Photographers for Animals husband and wife team Jason and Elizabeth Putsche document the mysterious lives of a commonly misunderstood and scrutinized animal, the feral cat. The Community Cat Project’s “glamour shots” offer a new view of community cats, showing them thriving in their natural environments. Read Elizabeth’s story on how she and her husband began photographing community cats all across the globe in the article below. — Global Animal

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