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La Pine woman spots bear on front porch

A La Pine woman was startled Tuesday night to spot a black bear on her front porch, eating cat food. Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies were called in and didn’t find the animal, but said they did find a bear print on the porch, near the cat food dish.

Leg bone, desert

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Dog returns home chewing on human bone

An Atlanta man gets a shock when his dog returns home chewing on a human bone.

Turtle pendant inside tortoise

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Sick tortoise swallowed turtle pendant, vet says

How's this for ironic? X-rays show a tortoise in Florida became sick after swallowing a pendant shaped like a turtle.

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Calif. horse owner gets 60 days in jail for neglect

Five years after a raid on a Powell Butte ranch found over a dozen emaciated horses, kicking off a lengthy legal battle with their owner, a California man was sentenced Monday to two months in jail, community service and five years’ probation, during which he’s not allowed to own any horses or other domestic animals.

Horse rescued from pool

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Firefighters rescue horse from swimming pool

Arizona firefighters weren't horsing around when they were called to an odd swimming pool rescue mission on Saturday.

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New small-dog off-leash area at Pine Nursery

As part of ongoing construction at Pine Nursery Park, a new off-leash area designated specifically for small dogs is now open in the Bob Wenger Memorial Off-Leash Area, the Bend Park and Rec District said Friday.

FDA proposes pet food rules

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China spends $1.5 billion pampering pets

It's the latest growth industry in China: pet lovers are spending billions pimping their pooches.

Ducky is a lucky dog who is waiting for his forever home

Ducky, dog shot in face, a happy survivor

A year and a half ago, a dog named Ducky was shot in the face after he ran away from his owners' property in Terrebonne. He made a full recovery, but unfortunately, his owners couldn't keep him. So now he needs a new home.

Kitten saves couple from house fire

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Kitten saves couple from house fire

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but a couple in Dixon, Illinois, says an unlikely hero saved their life.

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Pit bull in Portland streetcar attack euthanized

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The pit bull that killed another dog on a Portland streetcar last month has been put to death.

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La Pine woman spots bear on front porch

Black bear

ODFW

A La Pine woman was startled Tuesday night to spot a black bear on her front porch, eating cat food. Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies were called in and didn’t find the animal, but said they did find a bear print on the porch, near the cat food dish.

Calif. horse owner gets 60 days in jail for neglect

GRUNTZ, ROBERT

Crook County Jail

Five years after a raid on a Powell Butte ranch found over a dozen emaciated horses, kicking off a lengthy legal battle with their owner, a California man was sentenced Monday to two months in jail, community service and five years’ probation, during which he’s not allowed to own any horses or other domestic animals.

New small-dog off-leash area at Pine Nursery

Bend Parks and RecDistrict logo

As part of ongoing construction at Pine Nursery Park, a new off-leash area designated specifically for small dogs is now open in the Bob Wenger Memorial Off-Leash Area, the Bend Park and Rec District said Friday.

Ducky, dog shot in face, a happy survivor

Ducky is a lucky dog who is waiting for his forever home

A year and a half ago, a dog named Ducky was shot in the face after he ran away from his owners' property in Terrebonne. He made a full recovery, but unfortunately, his owners couldn't keep him. So now he needs a new home.

Pit bull in Portland streetcar attack euthanized

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The pit bull that killed another dog on a Portland streetcar last month has been put to death.

HSCO: Fall in love with a feline for $5

Fall is here, and it’s the purrfect time to cozy up with a new furry feline friend.  The Humane Society of Central Oregon’s adoption fee is falling for all felines, four months and older, to only $5. The shelter is filled with cats, and one is sure to steal your heart.

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