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Cat wins shelter's Hero Dog award

LOS ANGELES - For the first time, a Los Angeles shelter's Hero Dog award has gone to a cat. In May 2014, Tara the cat fought off a dog that attacked her 6-year-old owner as he rode his bicycle in the driveway of the family's Bakersfield home.
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Kenai Peninsula volunteers find Anchorage woman's lost dog

Francy Bennett was traveling from her home in Anchorage to an appointment in Homer when her dog Didley ran away in the Soldotna Fred Meyers parking lot on January 10.
When temperature dips, dogs need special care

BOZEMAN, Mont. - On a recent cross-country ski trip in the Bridger Mountains, I noticed my dog was walking a little funny. It was a frigid day and close to a foot of snow had fallen the night before.

LOS ANGELES - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has started rolling out one of its most ambitious projects to date, a $25 million push to save tens of thousands of dogs and cats that would be killed in shelters or on the streets of Los Angeles County.
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Control of animal abuse needs hard look

Recently, several locals shared their thoughts on animal control issues on the Peninsula with us, advocating for some sort of effort to address a spreading problem.
Myths can often prevent spaying, neutering

There are several reasons why a pet owner may opt to spay or neuter their dog or cat, yet a lot of myths and misconceptions exist around the idea of pet surgical sterilization.

LONDON - For decades, Jimmy Savile was a fixture on British television - an eccentric, aggressively jocular host of children's shows and a tireless charity fundraiser.
Around the Peninsula

Breakfast served to honor mom Service board to meet Aurora Gas official to speak at Alliance meeting Chamber to meet for lunch Monitoring program topic of lunch Borough mayor to talk about reapportionment Public meeting on gasline project set for Thursday SPCA van to visit Nikiski 4-H tree sale slated Cities prepare for cleanup day KCHS choir reunion planned for June Brain walk planned for June 9 Chamber to present July 4th activities
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

Everyone thinks good friends are hard to come by, but that's not always the case. Animal shelters everywhere are full of a wide variety of "best friends" eager animals breathlessly waiting to be welcomed into a loving home.
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska NewspaperCosts of owning a pet can add up quickly 09/03/04

NEW YORK (AP) Kittens and puppies at the pet store or local pound may tug at your heartstrings, but new pet owners soon find that animal companions can also tug at their pursestrings. The online edition of Peninsula Clarion newspaper in Kenai, Alaska


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