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Michigan girl mauled by raccoon to get new ear
SPRING LAKE, Mich. - A surgeon at a Detroit-area hospital plans to perform a procedure next week that will begin the process of giving a new ear to a western Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby.

The...

Rodents allowed for sale in Butte, Montana, once again
BUTTE, Mont. - The Butte-Silver Bow council of commissioners has approved an ordinance allowing licensed pet stores in the city or county to sell rodents as pets or as food for pet snakes.

The Montana Standard

Boy's death from infected rat spurs suit against Petco
SAN DIEGO - The death of a 10-year-old San Diego boy from a bacterial infection he reportedly got from his pet rat prompted his family to sue retailer Petco, saying they want to raise awareness among parents.

Attorney John Gomez...

Newly identified parasite killed star orangutan
MILWAUKEE - A young orangutan who was a star attraction at the Milwaukee County Zoo was killed by an oddly behaving, previously unknown type of tapeworm, a team of Wisconsin scientists announced Thursday.

The 5-year-old...

Amonia build up in winter barns unhealthy for horses
Ask the Horse Doctor By Dr. Christina Vittoria

Horse sanctuary unable to save yearling found frozen to ground
SALT LAKE CITY - A horse found frozen to the ground last week in a patch of mud has died after making what a sanctuary thought was a recovery.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that...

Bloody bear tracks seen near Denali National Park
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Mushers and others have reported seeing bloodied grizzly tracks on trails near Denali National Park and Preserve.

Four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog champion Jeff King lives in the area, and

Millions of animals need human help during freeze
LOS ANGELES - Backyard rabbit Mr. Bun-Buns has been calling a bathroom home for nearly a week, police K-9s have been relieved of chase duty in deep snow, feral cats got sugar and straw from a lot of good Samaritans and Ormsby, a skinny,...

Horse slips on ice, helped back on feet in Robeson Township

Rescuers were called to help a horse back on its feet Thursday in Robeson Township after it slipped on ice while heading to eat.

The horse owner, Rodney Weinhold, played a key role in the rescue, rigging a hoisting harness...

Horses needed

The state police seek donations of horses. Draft and draft-crossed breed geldings that stand at least 16 hands and are between ages 5 and 15 are preferred.

To learn more, call Cpl. Michael Funk at 717-533-3463....

Horse lover finds home in state police unit
Boyertown-area woman combines two loves: horses and fighting crime

Slaughtering horses for food denounced
Owners, advocates say practice is cruel

Wrong turn: A deer wanders into Dick's Sporting Goods
Shoppers and workers were shocked as a deer staggered into Dick's Sporting Goods at Broadcasting Square in Spring Township Thursday afternoon.

The incident began when a driver struck a deer in front of the Bed, Bath &...

Panther attacks kills small dog in southwest Florida
NAPLES, Fla. - Wildlife officials say a Florida panther attacked and killed a small dog in southwest Florida.

Nickie Koch tells WBBH-TV that he heard a strange noise outside his Collier...

2 face charges for illegally killing cougar in Michigan
LANSING, Mich. - State Natural Resources officials say two Bay County men face charges after a cougar was illegally killed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Officials say Friday in a release that conservation officers arrested...

Animal adoption center sees all kinds of creatures
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Jack, a Shetland pony, trotted into Sioux City Animal Adoption & Rescue Center last month under sad circumstances.

The pony's owner had died. He needed a new home.

The sturdy little critter...

Reindeer eyes turn blue near Christmastime
Rudolph the fictional reindeer was famous for his oddly colored nose, but his true-life cousins have eyes that change color depending on the season.

In the summer, the eyes of Arctic reindeer appear gold, and around Christmas...

California diver cited for using rubbing alcohol to capture gobies
LOS ANGELES — When a California Department of Fish and Wildlife officer patrolling off the coast of Santa Catalina Island on Nov. 13 peered down through the clear water, he witnessed something he’d never seen before.
A scuba diver was...

Auto shop sheep on the lam from slaughterhouse gets new home
DETROIT - A sheep that made a surprise visit to a Detroit auto collision shop is getting a new home at a Michigan animal sanctuary.

The animal showed up at Nortown Collision & Glass Co. on the city's east side on Tuesday,...

Students get close look at spiders
Webster is more high-strung than the other pet rose hair tarantulas that teacher Kris Chapman has kept in his biology classroom at Greenville High School in Mercer County.

The other spiders were tame enough for students to...

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