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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.
Be...

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
Ask The Horse Doctor By Dr. Christina Vittoria

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
Ask the Horse Doctor By Dr. Christina Vittoria

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...

Malibu mountain lion gets reprieve after 10 pet alpacas killed
MALIBU, Calif. - A California mountain lion placed under a death sentence for killing nearly a dozen alpacas owned by a Malibu woman was granted a reprieve when the woman announced she wouldn't act on a state-issued permit giving her the...

Maine woman sentenced for contempt for failing to heed pet ban
FARMINGTON, Maine - A judge has sentenced a Maine woman who violated a ban on possessing animals to nearly a year in jail for contempt of court.

Seventy-one-year-old Carol Murphy of New Sharon identifies as a "sovereign...

Pot-bellied pig can't return to living at Luzerne County home
KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, Luzerne County - A citation against a local family for cohabiting with Gemma, a pot-bellied pig, was dismissed Wednesday, but District Judge James E. Tupper's decision does not give the family permission to bring...

Mississippi mayor pardons pet pig of deployed military man
MOSS POINT, Miss. - A mayor in a Mississippi city has decided not to banish a pet pig while its owner is on military duty in Iraq.

The Sun Herald reports that Moss Point Mayor Billy...

Trainer has horse sense
Chris Carlile uses natural training methods on the animals he works with.

Chris Carlile was the police chief of Pottstown for 10 years before he retired in 2000, which gave him more time to focus on a past love.

"I had a...

Man who killed pet pig gets 9-day jail sentence
LIHUE, Hawaii - A Kauai County man found guilty of criminal trespass for stabbing someone's pet pig to death in 2013 has been sentenced to nine days in prison.

Prosecutors dropped charges of cruelty to animals and criminal...

Man with monkey on his back arrested in Seattle suburb

BURIEN, Wash. - A Washington state driver who had a monkey on his back wound up with handcuffs on his wrists.

Police in the Seattle suburb of Burien said the driver crashed into a rock in someone's yard after being clocked...

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