Bend police arrest woman on murder charge

Bend police booked a 45-year-old woman into the Deschutes County Jail on a murder charge Friday evening, jail records showed, but police could provide no details late Friday night.

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Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

Spaying and neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet, your family and your community. These routine medical procedures not only reduce the number of animals who enter shelters, but they may also prevent medical and behavioral problems from developing in a cat or dog. This allows your pet to lead a longer, healthier and happier life.

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Missing cat found in pet food factory

A cat missing for 14 months was found living in a nearby pet food factory in the United Kingdom.

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Retired Ohio cop takes home K-9 partner

In Marietta, Ohio, last night, retired police officer Matthew Hickey paid $1 and took his beloved K-9 partner home for the last time.

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Dog slips out of kennel to comfort foster puppies

A dog slipped out of her kennel at a pet motel in Canada to comfort foster puppies who needed a little love overnight.

Dog's nose closeup

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Officer responds to call at animal shelter, adopts puppy

A police officer in Florida responded to a call at an animal shelter and left with a new little buddy, and a photo of their first meeting has gone viral.

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Retired officer gets to keep K-9 partner

The retired Marietta, Ohio, police officer who has been fighting to keep his K-9 partner will have to decide whether he'll take an auxiliary position on the force so he can keep his beloved Ajax, and to prevent the city from having to auction off the...

Oregon Zoo hedgehog Velda

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Oregon Zoo's hedgehog also predicts early spring

Sure, Punxsutawney Phil may be calling for an early spring, but more importantly for area residents, so is Velda, the Oregon Zoo’s African pygmy hedgehog.

German shepherd needs a home

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Short-spined dog Quasimodo has surgery

A stunted dog with a rare condition is looking for a home.

Quasimodo, a purebred German shepherd with short spine syndrome, is gaining fans online with his story.

On Monday, Secondhand Hounds updated Quasi's 50,000 fans on Facebook on the pup's health ...

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BrightSide offers February cat adoption discounts

February is historically a month full of hearts, chocolate and CATS!  Yes, BrightSide Animal Center has a shelter full of beautiful, furry friends, six months and older, waiting for a second chance at love in a forever homes.

Hemi the cat

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This cat returns when he’s needed most

The Connell family -- Robert, Jennifer and their two daughters -- has lived happily in Bismarck, North Dakota, since 2013. But someone has been missing.

Robert Connell told KFYR that he saved Hemi in 2009 when he found the cat on his engine block while stationed in North Carolina.

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Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

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Spaying and neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet, your family and your community. These routine medical procedures not only reduce the number of animals who enter shelters, but they may also prevent medical and behavioral problems from developing in a cat or dog. This allows your pet to lead a longer, healthier and happier life.

Oregon Zoo's hedgehog also predicts early spring

Oregon Zoo hedgehog Velda

Kathy Street/Oregon Zoo

Sure, Punxsutawney Phil may be calling for an early spring, but more importantly for area residents, so is Velda, the Oregon Zoo’s African pygmy hedgehog.

BrightSide offers February cat adoption discounts

BrightSide Animal Center logo

February is historically a month full of hearts, chocolate and CATS!  Yes, BrightSide Animal Center has a shelter full of beautiful, furry friends, six months and older, waiting for a second chance at love in a forever homes.

Homeless Hawaiian dogs get a second chance in Bend

Homeless dogs arrive in Bend from Hawaii

Say aloha to two new Central Oregon pups. These lucky puppies traveled a long way from Maui to Bend, in search of a loving home.

Eugene woman cited for cutting pet bearded dragon's tail off

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene woman has been cited after she posed on Facebook asking for advice after cutting off the tail of her pet bearded dragon.

Two puppies flying from Maui to Bend, seeking new families

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Two lucky puppies from Maui will be greeted Thursday night at the airport in Portland by Humane Society of Central Oregon staff.

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