Grumpy Cat Getting Live-Action Movie

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Move over Garfield, there’s a new cat in town, and she is not happy to be here.  Grumpy Cat, the foul-faced Internet celebrity known for her grumpy expressions, has just signed a movie deal, according to Deadline.

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A Tale of Two Dogs

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Sweetie was in a precarious position. Her person had surrendered her, she was severely anemic, and she was running out of time at a shelter in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When the shelter found her a foster home, it seemed she would be saved, but the family’s other dog did not accept Sweetie. She couldn’t stay with them, but if she went back to the shelter, this sweet boxer mix would almost certainly have been killed. To save Sweetie, the shelter reached out to Best Friends.

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The Boom in Startups for Pets

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For a while, pet-related startups seemed to be a rarity. Ever since the Pets.com debacle in which the venture-backed startup went from a Nasdaq IPO to liquidation in about 9 months, entrepreneurs have given pet-ecommerce a slightly wider berth.

http://tinyurl.com/p4l2kdb

Strut Your Mutt NYC – 2013

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You and your dog are invited to join Best Friends Animal Society’s 4th Annual Strut Your Mutt in New York City. Thank you for making last year’s event such a huge success! Please come out again to enjoy a tail-wagging day with your dog, while raising funds to help save the lives of shelter pets in the New York tri-state area:

http://tinyurl.com/ooj8a92

Video: Giant Pandas Still Exist in the Wild

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Wait a minute, giant pandas still live in the wild? Why yes, they do. Just not very many of them — there are about 1,600 left in China — and they are elusive and difficult to track in their natural habitats. That’s one reason this video from the World Wildlife Fund, “An Endangered Species Odyssey,” showing a giant panda had conservationists hopping up and down with joy.

http://tinyurl.com/qygajvp

Solider and Stray Cat Save Each Other in Afghanistan

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Koshka the cat saved Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott’s life while he was serving in the war-torn country. The soldier knew he had to return the favor.  Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott risked his life while serving in Afghanistan, but it’s the risk he took for a cat named Koshka that’s getting him attention these days.

http://tinyurl.com/osqx495

Pets May Help Cut Heart Disease Risk

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Anyone wanting to live longer and cut their risk of suffering from heart disease might want to consider getting a pet.  The American Heart Association (AHA) issued a scientific statement saying owning a pet may help to decrease a person’s risk of suffering from heart disease and is linked with lower levels of obesity, blood pressure and cholesterol.

http://tinyurl.com/orxl63f

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