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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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Program brings pet food to homebound seniors

Since the inception of the pet food program at the Central Oregon Council on Aging (COCOA), 6.8 tons of pet food have been delivered to Central Oregon homebound seniors in need.

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Thousands of thumbtacks found in Calif. dog park

Someone must be getting an extra share of dog poop in his or her yard.

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Wolf kills pet dog along Minnesota’s North Shore

Brighton Beach is a strip along the shore of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota, that merges wildlife with city. On Tuesday, the normally peaceful park turned deadly for local dog owner Terry Irvin.

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Pet-leasing company under investigation for euthanizing dogs

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon company that leases pets to people is under investigation by the state Department of Justice after complaints that the company unnecessarily euthanized dogs.

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Study: Horses recognize human emotions

A smile can get you a long way with people -- and animals, it turns out.

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Valentines for pets will cost owners $681 million

Americans will shell out big bucks for Valentine’s Day to treat all their loved ones, even their pets.

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Puppy Bowl tackles pet adoption

While millions tuned into Super Bowl 50 Sunday, a cuter, furrier bowl was underway on a different channel.

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Scientists create IQ test for dogs

If you've ever asked your dog "who's a clever boy?" there may now be a definitive way of getting the answer.

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Missouri dog rescued after 72 hours in sinkhole

He might be an old dog, but he's a fighter. A 12-year-old German shepherd in Missouri barely survived after being buried in a sinkhole for 72 hours.

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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.

Program brings pet food to homebound seniors

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Since the inception of the pet food program at the Central Oregon Council on Aging (COCOA), 6.8 tons of pet food have been delivered to Central Oregon homebound seniors in need.

Pet-leasing company under investigation for euthanizing dogs

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon company that leases pets to people is under investigation by the state Department of Justice after complaints that the company unnecessarily euthanized dogs.

Dogs pull kegs in Sunriver to raise money for charity

Dogs and kegs raise money for charity

Dogs stole the spotlight Saturday in Sunriver at the third annual K-9 Keg Pull, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Oregon Zoo's hedgehog also predicts early spring

Oregon Zoo hedgehog Velda

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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

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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.

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