Month: March 2021

Family dog shot during police pursuit dies

A family dog shot over the weekend after a police pursuit turned violent and one of the suspects broke into an occupied Antioch home has died from his injuries.

Oso was an 8-year-old German Shepherd, who police said was shot in the neck while in his yard Saturday afternoon. The Antioch Friends of Animal Services posted about the dog’s death on social media Monday night.

According to the post, Oso suffered severe nerve damage after the bullet ricocheted off his spine.

Oakley police officers began pursuing a car at about 6:30 p.m. that they believed to be stolen out of

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Meet Marlin, the swimming, ocean-loving Hatteras Island cat…WITH VIDEO

Video by Rory Kelleher with footage from Caroline Jarvis

Meet Marlin – a handsome, orange tabby cat who has been making waves on social media, thanks to his many documented adventures along the waters of the Outer Banks.

Photo by Caroline Jarvis

Marlin is raised by his parents, Caroline Jarvis and Mack Hopkins, (soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins), as well as his dog brothers and sisters – Buxton, Hattie, Shady, and Buoy. “It’s pretty wild. He really does think he is a dog,” says Caroline. “He [just] doesn’t know any different!”

Videos of Marlin following the dogs into

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Residents can put bird feeders back up

Good news for Washington’s backyard bird watchers: the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has OK’d the return of bird feeders starting in April as reports of sick and dead birds have started to decline.

In January, the department advised residents in King, Kitsap, Skagit, Snohomish and Thurston counties to take down all feeders as a deadly outbreak of salmonellosis was spreading in the area’s songbirds, fueled by an dramatic increase in population of pine siskins from Canada.

The birds were spreading the easily transmissible bacterial disease through saliva and droppings in congregate settings like bird feeders and baths.

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Animal control seizes dogs, snakes from Muncie home slated for demolition

MUNCIE, Ind. — Muncie animal control officials on Monday seized, dogs, snakes and other animals — some of them already dead — from a house that was slated for demolition.

Two dogs and a dozen snakes — all still alive — and multiple rats and guinea pigs, many of which were dead, were removed from the house at 1312 S. Jefferson St.

Ethan Browning, director of Muncie Animal Care and Services, said a call to the animal shelter on Friday afternoon had reported possible abandoned animals at the home.

Shelter officials were unable to make contact with whoever was living

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The final bow wow: Ashes to Ashes offers affordable cremation to pets

Allison and Mike Molstre had owned the fawn-colored boxer since he was just a pup and they were just dating. He’d become an important part of the Molstre clan, good-naturedly resigning “first born” status when his human “brothers,” Silas and Vance, arrived. He even tolerated the introduction of new puppy, Rocco, then tutored him on the secrets to good canine citizenship.

But then Kaiser started experiencing fainting spells and the 10-year-old canine was diagnosed with a tumor by his heart. The vet told the Molstres it was just a matter of time. Just two days later, Kaiser passed away in

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The 7 Best Travel Dog Bowls to Help Your Pup Stay Hydrated on the Go

Getty Images / IvanJekic

According to REI, dogs—unlike us humans with our numerous sweat glands—can only regulate their body temperature by sweating through the pads on their paws or panting. Having a good travel dog bowl on hand in your car or on the trail can make all the difference in keeping Fido from overheating, especially on hot days.

These travel dog bowls are easy to clean, collapsible and take up very little room. So, whether you’re heading out to explore new pet-friendly hiking trails or planning your next road trip, here are seven of the best travel

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