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Push for ban on America's pet tigers

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More tigers are kept as pets in the U.S. than roam free in the wild, campaigners say, as they call for tough new laws to ban the practice on International Tiger Day.

While just 3,000 tigers inhabit forests across Asia and Russia, it's estimated that ...

Florida woman pries pooch from gator's grasp

Hope saved from alligator

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It’s every dog owner’s nightmare: You look over and see a seven-and-a-half-foot alligator with its jaws clamped down on your pooch.

Lori Beiswenger didn’t think twice when faces with just such a situation. She jumped into the swamp to save her nine-year-old pet Hope ...

Hugging dogs saved by viral photo

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Angels Among Us Pet Rescue

Two dogs in a shelter, just hours away from being put to sleep, hugged their way to safety.

The dogs -- Kala and Keira -- were photographed hugging each other in a cage at an unnamed shelter. In the photo, Kala's brown front legs and paws are in a tig...

World's 1st animal terminal planned for JFK

JFK animal terminal

The Ark at JFK

An airport terminal with a swimming pool, suites equipped with flat-screen TVs, customized departure lounges and around-the-clock medical care sounds like a dream come true for airline passengers.

K-9 dies in hot police car in Georgia

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A police K-9 died Thursday evening after being left for hours inside his handler's patrol car.

Zane, a 5-year-old bloodhound, was found dead at the handler's residence in Rockdale County, Georgia, according to Conyers Police Department spokeswoman Kim...

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Top 10 hot spots for car thieves

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With July marking National Vehicle Theft Protection Month, take a look at the National Insurance Crime Bureau's annual list of the top hot spots for car thieves as ranked by auto theft rates per 100,000 residents. Click on to find out if your city is among the top 10.

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