Woman alleges airline rep suggested she flush her hamster in the toilet

MIAMI  - A Florida woman says an airline told her to flush her hamster down an airport toilet because the emotional support rodent wasn't allowed to fly with her.

The Miami Herald reports before Belen...

Ask The Horse Doctor: Left untreated,Cushing's disease can lead to other problems
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Amity police seek suspects that set ferret on fire
Amity Township police are trying to determine who set a white ferret on fire on Halloween night, Police Chief Andrew Kensey said Friday.
A resident in the 200 block of Griffith Drive found a burning ferret...

Ask The Horse Doctor: Checking 'under the hood,' important to catching equine cancers
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Bethel Township couple help save horse from auction, find retirement home
An old Amish buggy horse named Mandy has avoided going to auction, thanks to a sudden outpouring of support from her social media friends.

From their home in Bethel Township, Jennifer Mitchell and her husband, Nick Puff,...

Owner of slain Slatington pet pig irate over Police shooting
The controversy over the Slatington police shooting last month of a stray pot-bellied pig won't end until changes are made, the pet pig's owner said Wednesday.

"It's not going to be over," said Lance Sherer, of the 200 block of...

Ask The Horse Doctor: A slobbering horse could mean trouble with clover
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Vice president's pet rabbit a hit
The Trump administration has a secret weapon: The "bunny of the United States."

Affectionately called the BOTUS, Marlon Bundo is a pet rabbit of the family of Vice President Michael Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence - and was...

Black bear sightings in Virginia suburb on the rise

CHANTILLY, Va. - A bear sighting in Fairfax County is prompting a reminder from police to take precautions to minimize the chances of an encounter.

Fairfax County Police say a bear was seen in the Greenbriar neighborhood...

Bears a daily sight in Massachusetts town
SOUTHWICK, Mass. - Police in a small Massachusetts town are warning residents that bears are being spotted on a daily basis and have settled into the community in large numbers.

Southwick Police say in a Facebook posting that...

Rat Cafe to open as part of the San Francisco Dungeon.
SAN FRANCISCO  – Rat-uccino, anyone? For the adventurous at heart, The San Francisco Dungeon will be launching The Rat Café, an immersive pop-up experience available for a limited time this summer, starting in June.

GPS collar failures make it difficult to track wolves
SALEM, Ore. - The number of wolves in the wilds of Oregon increased slightly last year, but state wildlife officials lost track of one pack because none of its members is outfitted with GPS collars.

Furthermore, four of the 11...

Rabid raccoon found in northern Delaware
DOVER, Del. - Public health officials say a raccoon that was captured after fighting with dogs in a Wilmington-area neighborhood has tested positive for rabies.

Officials on Thursday warned residents of the Chalfonte...

Passing motorists help injured bobcat
CHESTERFIELD, N.H. - A bobcat is recovering after it was hit by a car and helped by passers-by in Chesterfield, New Hampshire.

Police Chief Duane Chickering tells the Brattleboro...

Arizona senator is attacking owners of alpacas
Americans are using alpacas as tax shelters, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., has warned in a new report, drawing outraged denials from an outspoken cottage industry and renewing a controversy over the cute but contentious creatures.

If only pet rats lived longer
Having pets is fun. Dogs and cats make great companions and are pretty common. But how about an animal that's a bit more obscure - such as a rat or squirrel?

Those are just two of some of the wacky animals we've taken care of at our...

Ask The Horse Doctor: Warm water will encourage horses to drink in winter, and help prevent colic
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Two Canada lynx killed in Maine; feds investigating
TOWNSHIP 14 RANGE 7, Maine - Two rare Canada lynx have been killed in Maine, and state and federal wildlife authorities are investigating.

The Maine Warden Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say the lynx were shot...

Ask The Horse Doctor: Dr. Vittoria reveals the inner secrets of her 'vet' truck, an animal clinic on wheels
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Schuylkill County horse rescuers give equines a second career
SPRING GLEN, Schuylkill County - Not unlike their draft horses, Les and Karen Montford embarked on "second careers."

As operators of Running Springs Farm Ltd., the Spring Glen couple provide horse-drawn wagon and carriage...