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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Maple Sweet Potato Fries

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FOOD) This recipe is a blend of the best flavors of fall. Sweet potatoes are made even sweeter by adding a maple glaze infused with cinnamon and nutmeg. The maple mixture adds enough flavor and moisture that you can skip additional condiments. They are not as crispy as traditional fries but make up for it with their tremendous taste. Enjoy a handful of these fabulous fries today! — Global Animal

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Get Your Pet’s Tail Covered With Pet Insurance

(PET CARE/PET HEALTH INSURANCE/PETS) It’s National Pet Health Insurance Month, and pet parents are celebrating their pets’ health with the hashtag #gotmytailcovered. It’s important for our pets to receive the treatment they need and deserve, despite the cost. Trupanion pet insurance is helping dogs and cats live longer and healthier lives. Continue reading below for touching tales about pets who have overcome their health conditions because their guardians were properly prepared with pet insurance. —Global Animal

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Lentil Veggie Soup

(VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RECIPES) This simple soup is versatile and hearty! Most lentil soups are just lentils in a tomato broth, but this version is heavy on the vegetables to boost nutrition. Using mixed vegetables adds variety to the meal, but you can also substitute any fresh vegetables from your fridge to make it your own.  — Global Animal

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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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