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Obie, fat dog

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Most American cats and dogs are overweight

Most cats and dogs in the U.S. are overweight, according to figures released by the Association of Pet Obesity and Prevention cited by ABC News Radio.

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Oregon vets offer tips to keep senior pets healthy

Oregon veterinarians recommend that senior pets have veterinary exams twice a year to help detect and treat illness or disease as early as possible in order to maintain their quality of life.

red the pit bull

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Patrolling officer befriends loose pit bull

A police officer called because of a pit bull on the loose found out Red wasn't a big scary dog, but was just looking for some love.

Dog with prosthetics doing fine

KDVR

Dog walks again ... on four artificial limbs

Here's a dog tale about a pooch with a literal "spring" in his steps.

Brutus, a 2-year old Rottweiler, is walking again thanks to modern technology and months of training. He's said to be only the second dog ever known to have four prosthetic limbs.

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Badly abused puppy rescued from river canal

A puppy named Jordan who was thrown into a canal might have lost his leg, but he never gave up hope.

Pink chickens

Multnomah County Animal Services

Oregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved.

lion cubs

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Lion cubs adopted by Gaza Strip family

A Gaza Strip family has adopted two lion cubs from a local zoo that was unable to care for them.

Ore. Supreme Court vacates ruling in animals-as-victims case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has vacated its 2014 ruling that said animals can be considered individual victims of a crime.

Brave, Mark Reinecke reunited after seven years

Humane Society of C. Oregon

Microchip reunites Bend cat, family after 7 years

A 10-year-old cat was brought to the Humane Society of Central Oregon by a Good Samaritan on Friday -- and was soon reunited with its owners, seven years after he disappeared, thanks to a microchip.

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Dog daycare worker won't face charges for abuse of own dog

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors have decided not to bring charges against a dog daycare employee who was accused of abusing his own dog at a Beaverton skate park because they didn't have enough evidence.

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Oregon vets offer tips to keep senior pets healthy

Dylan golden retriever Darrol Olsen

Darrol Olsen/OVMA

Oregon veterinarians recommend that senior pets have veterinary exams twice a year to help detect and treat illness or disease as early as possible in order to maintain their quality of life.

Oregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains

Pink chickens

Multnomah County Animal Services

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved.

Ore. Supreme Court vacates ruling in animals-as-victims case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has vacated its 2014 ruling that said animals can be considered individual victims of a crime.

Microchip reunites Bend cat, family after 7 years

Brave, Mark Reinecke reunited after seven years

Humane Society of C. Oregon

A 10-year-old cat was brought to the Humane Society of Central Oregon by a Good Samaritan on Friday -- and was soon reunited with its owners, seven years after he disappeared, thanks to a microchip.

Dog daycare worker won't face charges for abuse of own dog

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors have decided not to bring charges against a dog daycare employee who was accused of abusing his own dog at a Beaverton skate park because they didn't have enough evidence.

Healthy advice: Skip chicks, ducklings as Easter gifts

Chicks

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Spring is the season when people purchase "baby chicks" for their backyard poultry flocks or to give as Easter gifts, but one Oregon public health expert advises caution around these cute, fuzzy birds.

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