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What you need to know about the dog flu

New cases of canine influenza have spread across several states, and veterinarians are urging vigilance.

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Japanese cat-collecting game has Internet purring

There's an addicting new app that's taking over screens in Asia and beyond. The goal? To feed cute stray cats in your virtual backyard. Up to 45 of them, if you're lucky.

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Saturday's Bend Pet Parade is on, despite the heat

The Bend Park and Rec District has received some calls from those concerned about proceeding with Saturday's traditional Fourth of July Pet Parade due to the region's hot spell, but officials said Wednesday that with proper precautions, all should have a fun, safe time for all.

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Fourth fireworks spark Bend shelter's busiest week

The noise and bright lights of fireworks delight humans, but can terrify our companion animals.  The week surrounding the Fourth of July is the Humane Society of Central Oregon’s busiest week of the year.

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4 dangerous dogs identified under new Baker City law

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — A city in northeast Oregon is identifying dangerous dogs under an ordinance put in place last year as a result of the mauling death of a 5-year-old boy.

Pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix wins title at California event

Sonoma-Marin Fair

Meet the world's ugliest dog

Quasi Modo, a short-spined mixed-breed dog from Florida, was named the world's ugliest dog Friday for epitomizing "excellence in ugliness."

The 10-year-old pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix won the dubious title from a pool of 27 underdogs at the annual Wo...

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Blind dog and his 'guide dog' seek new home

People from all over the world are seeking to adopt Glenn and Buzz -- a blind Jack Russell terrier and his "seeing eye dog" best friend.

Found goat pony

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Deschutes County SO seeks owners of found goat, pony

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is seeking the owners of a goat found earlier this month south of Sunriver and a pony found Wednesday in northeast Bend.

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Dogs in hot cars can be deadly - but not always illegal

With temperatures soaring toward  the triple digits, leaving your dog in a car can be deadly -- but according to Oregon law, it's not necessarily illegal.

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Heat wave prompts warnings for people, pets

A heat wave settling into Oregon in coming days has prompted a number of warnings, tip sheets and advice from agencies on how to beat the heat, stay cool and be safe.

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Saturday's Bend Pet Parade is on, despite the heat

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Dana Moody

The Bend Park and Rec District has received some calls from those concerned about proceeding with Saturday's traditional Fourth of July Pet Parade due to the region's hot spell, but officials said Wednesday that with proper precautions, all should have a fun, safe time for all.

Fourth fireworks spark Bend shelter's busiest week

Fourth of July MGN graphic

MGN graphic

The noise and bright lights of fireworks delight humans, but can terrify our companion animals.  The week surrounding the Fourth of July is the Humane Society of Central Oregon’s busiest week of the year.

4 dangerous dogs identified under new Baker City law

Government gavel MGN graphic

MGN graphic

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — A city in northeast Oregon is identifying dangerous dogs under an ordinance put in place last year as a result of the mauling death of a 5-year-old boy.

Deschutes County SO seeks owners of found goat, pony

Found goat pony

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is seeking the owners of a goat found earlier this month south of Sunriver and a pony found Wednesday in northeast Bend.

Dogs in hot cars can be deadly - but not always illegal

Leaving dogs in hot cars legal

With temperatures soaring toward  the triple digits, leaving your dog in a car can be deadly -- but according to Oregon law, it's not necessarily illegal.

Heat wave prompts warnings for people, pets

Heat wave generic MGN

A heat wave settling into Oregon in coming days has prompted a number of warnings, tip sheets and advice from agencies on how to beat the heat, stay cool and be safe.

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