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U.S. troops abandon working dogs in Afghanistan

The United States, in its hasty withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan, has allegedly abandoned dozens of contracted working dogs, according to an animal welfare group. American Humane, a non-profit group headquartered in …

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Tel Aviv to use DNA base to catch careless dog owners

Dog owners in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv will soon have to register their pet's DNA in a database of the city's canine residents. The new rule comes after local councillors approved a by-law aimed at curbing the amount of dog …

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CDC bans import of dogs from high-risk rabies countries

The CDC is banning dog imports from 113 high-risk rabies countries leaving American families overseas scrambling to get their pets home. Effective this Wednesday, July 14, 2021, the order temporarily suspends the importation of dogs …

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Pets replacing children in Japan

As Japan's population crisis continues to worsen, more households are opting for dogs, cats and even exotic pets. Loneliness and boredom during the coronavirus pandemic have helped fuel the trend, Deutsche Welle writes. The coronavirus pandemic has worsened Japan's already worrying population decline

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Miami citizens warned of 'falling iguanas' season

The U.S. National Weather Service in Miami is calling for "falling iguanas" in its holiday forecast. Temperatures in South Florida are expected to drop on Christmas Day and into the weekend, creating conditions that may …

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The bubonic plague is back again

Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia are on high alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague, the disease that caused the Black Death pandemic, CNN reports in its article  …

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First COVID-19 case in cats confirmed in Russia

The first case of a novel coronavirus infection in a domestic cat has been confirmed in Russia, deputy head of Russian agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor Nikolai Vlasov said. "As a result of a test and an additional probe …

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Zagitova shows her dog on self-isolation

Olympic champion, Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova showed fans how self-isolation impacted her dog Masaru. The athlete posted the photo on Instagram. In the picture, her Shiba Inu dog is sadly sitting in front of the closed entrance …

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Pet cat tests positive for COVID-19

A pet cat has tested positive for the coronavirus in Hong Kong after its owner was confirmed with having the virus, the city’s Agricultural and Fisheries department said, cautioning that the animal has not shown any signs of the disease. …

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Dog tests positive for coronavirus in Hong Kong

Hong Kong authorities said they quarantined a pet dog of a coronavirus patient after its nasal and oral samples tested "weak positive" for the virus, though they added they did not yet have evidence that it can be transmitted to …

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