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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:

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

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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Indoor cats tend to be drawn to floral arrangements. Photo credit: Blue Cross Animal Hospital

Fatal Flowers? Keep Lethal Lilies Away From Cats

(PET CARE/CATS) Listen up! Many pet guardians do not realize that lilies, particularly Easter, Tiger, Asiatic, Day, and Japanese Show lilies, are poisonous and potentially deadly to cats. If a cat ingests or comes into contact with any part of the lily plant, including its pollen, he/she could possibly develop kidney failure and die within several days. — Global Animal

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Fashion Retailers Guilty Of Faux Advertisement

(FASHION/FUR CLOTHING) DrJays, a clothing line based in New York City, is famous for its high status in street fashion. Established in 1975, the iconic store in South Bronx, New York began selling online in 2000. There are now 19 stores across the New York Metro area. However, DrJays is being slammed for false advertising of its products both online and in stores, along with popular retail stores Neiman Marcus and Eminent. According to reports made by the Humane Society of the United State’s (HSUS) Fur-Free Campaign, Neiman Marcus, Eminent, and DrJays falsely advertised fur on certain articles of clothing. Items were marked as faux fur, yet upon further inspection, it was discovered that many products were real rabbit and raccoon fur. — Global Animal

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Crystal the capuchin monkey and Robin Williams smiling on the set of Night at the Museum. Photo credit:

Remembering Animal Lover Robin Williams

(ANIMAL LOVERS/CELEBRITIES) CALIFORNIA — Actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away on Monday due to an apparent suicide. Although many remember him for his infectious sense of humor and his starring roles in many classic films, Williams was also an avid animal lover and animal rights activist. Williams enjoyed spending time with his animal coworkers on set, as well as hanging out with his own pets at home. While filming The Crazy Ones, Williams had the chance to work with a baby duck, and on the set of Night at the Museum, he befriended a capuchin monkey. — Global Animal

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Indonesia’s Zoo Of Death Strikes Again

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ZOOS) INDONESIA — Surabaya Zoo, most commonly referred to as the “zoo of the death,” recently lost another one of its animals, a young Komodo dragon. Although Komodo dragons tend to live to be at least 30 years old, the 11-year-old Komodo dragon was found dead in his enclosure last Thursday morning. The dragon is the third of his kind to die at the Indonesian zoo in just the past six months. — Global Animal

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