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Good news and stories for pet guardians and animal lovers. This section also features animal rescue stories and “Thanks To Animals” profiles about animals who’ve earned our gratitude and awe. Each day, we’re profiling different stories, so keep connected – you’ll be grateful that you did.

American Pharoah and Smokey on their way to Belmont Park on June 2. Photo Credit: www.thoroughbredracing.com

Barn Buds: Meet American Pharoah & His Sidekick Smokey

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/HORSES) After winning the 2015 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, American Pharoah is now the most famous horse in America. However, few know about his 6-year-old pony friend named Smokey, who serves as the thoroughbred’s companion, calming the horse’s nerves as he attempts to become the first Triple Crown winner in over three decades. […]

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Mother’s Day In The Animal World

(MOTHER’S DAY/ANIMAL MOMS) The phrases “Momma Bear” and “Tiger Mom” are so common in the English language that most people don’t dwell too long on their origins. But they are inspired by fierce animal mommies who will go to great lengths to protect their young. The animal kingdom is full of moms devoted to their cubs, pups, […]

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<p>The overwhelming power of companionship, Jonny and Xena remain the strongest of friends. Photo Credit: Facebook </p>

Dog’s Tear-Jerking Tale Transforms Autistic Boy

(LIFE WITH PETS/DOG PICTURES) Relationships between pets and companions are some of the strongest ones we can have. In the case of Xena, a Staffordshire terrier/pit bull mix, and Jonny Hickey, the bond between pet and human also serves as an effective therapy. Jonny, an 8-year-old boy diagnosed with autism, would seldom speak, and often […]

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If Animals Could Talk (GALLERY)

(FUNNY ANIMAL PICTURES) What if animals could talk? What do you think they’d say? Take a look at this hilarious photo gallery of what animals would say as they go about their daily routine, and see what it’s like to be Dr. Dolittle for a few minutes! — Global Animal

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Purrfect Pranks For April Fools’ Day (GALLERY)

(CATS AND DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) April Fools’ Day is finally here! Celebrated by many cultures far and wide, the holiday is famous for the practical jokes and hoaxes people play on one another. But as it turns out, humans aren’t the only animals engaging in pranks. Cats also have a special love for mischief—especially when it […]

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Hope The Blind Kitten Finds A Forever Home

(KITTENS/PETS/CATS/ANIMAL RESCUE) A stray kitten in Bulgaria is giving everyone she encounters a little bit of hope. The kitten (appropriately named Hope) was found living on the streets in dire condition with a terrible infection in both eyes. She was brought to the local animal shelter where they performed emergency surgery, removing both of her […]

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Scars Of Valor: How One Young Man Saved His Dog’s Life

(DOG RESCUE/OP-ED/TOUCHING TALES) In the article below, a young man tells the story of how he saved his best friend, a dog named Cow. Valor’s story is a sad one, with a very important message. Continue reading this heroic story as Valor tells about the day that changed his life—the day he risked his own […]

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