Video: Chimp, Chimp, Hooray!

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The National Institutes of Health announced plans to retire more than 90 percent of government-owned chimpanzees to sanctuary and significantly decrease chimp research grants. This is amazing news for chimps in laboratories, and sanctuary has already come for some.

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Keeping Pets Cool In The Heat

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People take precautions to stay safe in the heat, but are reminded constantly not to forget about their furry friends.

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Foods That Can Be Poisonous to Pets

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Some foods that are considered good for people can be very dangerous for pets. The list below highlights some of the most common foods that can be dangerous to animals.

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Video: Dog Mourning the Loss of a Friend

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There’s been a lot of evidence lately of animals in mourning. It could be due to the loss of a fellow pet or owner, but whatever the case more and more people are realizing that dogs can possess human emotions.

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7 of the Biggest Celebrity Pets Around

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These furry pets have the world in their paws. From movie deals to brand sponsorships and book deals, these animals are taking center stage and represent a new world of pet stardom.

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Biggest Worries of Pet Owners Who Travel

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Pet lovers always have always carried the burden of concern for their animal friends – especially when traveling. A new study from DogVacay.com, an online home pet boarding service, reveals just how heavy that burden can be: 75% of pet owners don’t trust airlines to safely care for pets in cargo; 73% feel guilty about leaving their pets at a kennel; and 15% admit to smuggling a pet onto a plane or into a hotel room.

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Dogs And Cats Better For Relationships Than Social Media

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Who needs a Facebook friend when you can have furry friend at your side? According to a new study, almost half of America’s pet owners think their four-pawed friends are better for their social life than a social networking account.

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Cat Stands for Election in Mexican City

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It started as a joke between friends, but Morris the cat’s bid to become mayor of the Mexican city of Jalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz, has now turned into a social media phenomenon with a serious message about political disenchantment.

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Video: Fox Cub Seeks a Helping Hand

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A wild animal’s natural instinct is to steer clear of humans. But when a fox cub somehow got its head hopelessly stuck inside a glass jar recently in a Russian forest, there seemed no recourse but to seek a helping pair of human hands.

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In Just One Day

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Twelve years ago on June 11, 2001, the No Kill sheltering movement went from the theoretical to the real. As I drove into the parking lot for the first time as the head of the open admission animal control shelter in Tompkins County, New York, an agency which took in all animals for the 10 towns and cities that made up the County, I was met at the front door by a truck driver with five kittens he didn’t want. Spaying his cat had not been a priority. And to him, the kittens were no longer “his problem.”

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