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This Monster Pushes Her Senior Golden Retriever Into Lake And Watches Him Drown

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By all accounts drowning is a painful, terrifying, and horrific way to die. Unlike movie portrayals with flailing arms and cries for help, in reality it is typically a silent act. In an effort to survive, the body forces the vocal cords to spasm so that water cannot enter the lungs. This prevents the victim […]

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Trucker and State Troopers Save Lives of Dogs Thrown from Car on Interstate

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A truck driver turned hero was driving along Interstate 81 on a cold winter’s day in upstate New York when he witnessed an unthinkably cruel and disgusting act. From the window of a rusted out Dodge Durango he saw someone throw two dogs to the side of the highway like trash. He immediately pulled over […]

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Police Dog Comforts Children While They Face Abusive Parents in Court

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For most of us, our dogs provide emotional support on a regular basis. From being our constant companion to cuddling close when they sense we are sad. Our pups are there for us when we need them most. For the children of David and Louise Turpin, companionship from one police dog got them through the […]

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Therapy Dogs Bring Peace To Suffering Parkland Students, Breaking Our Hearts And The Internet

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Tragedy struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February of last year when an expelled student entered the school and opened fire. He murdered 17 people and injured 17 more giving this massacre the gruesome title of deadliest school shooting in our history. When students returned to campus later that month the […]

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Get to Know the Rambunctious Bushtit

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This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide.  190526-bushtits.mp3 Transcript:  This is BirdNote! Only a few songbirds anywhere in the world are as small as Bushtits. Weighing in at 5.3 grams – that’s about the weight of four paperclips […]

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How ‘Game of Thrones’ Gets Packed With Birds (and Not Just Ravens)

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As the final season of the beloved HBO fantasy epic Game of Thrones bashes and burns its way to a conclusion, many fans are already fearing life without their favorite characters. But just as much as I'll miss Tyrion’s drunken one-liners and Arya's shape-shifting vengeance, I'll also miss my other Sunday pastime: birding within the Seven Kingdoms […]

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Extreme Weather Caused Chaos for This Year’s Crane Tourism Season

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This year’s Sandhill Crane migration was one of the most impressive in recent memory. More than 650,000 birds staged along the central Platte River in Nebraska, and a record-setting 218,000 were documented roosting at one time at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary itself. But because of a series of extreme weather events, less than half of the usual […]

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How a Bird’s Habitat Influences Its Song

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This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide.  190503-bird-songs-reflect-the-environment.mp3 Transcript:  This is BirdNote. To our ears, the song of a Marsh Wren may not be the most pleasing. But in a dense habitat of cattails, it’s remarkably effective. The […]

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Officer Writes Stern Letter To K9 Who Damaged Patrol Car – See How the Dog Responds

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After a long day at work, it’s typical to want to wind down and relax with something that melts away the stress of the day. A long bath, a cold drink, a good show. Police work is especially stressful and police dogs have to find other ways to wind down. One police dog in Post […]

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Six Eye-Catching Warblers That Deserve Your Attention

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Once the misery of winter fades, warblers burst onto the scene like a rainbow after the clouds. These pint-size songbirds pass through our parks, yards, and forests on their way north to their breeding grounds. They visit us in the fall, too, when they’re working their way south, but many of the males sport drab plumage and skulk […]

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