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Meet the Hunters—and Their Dogs—Who Spend Spring Tracking Woodcock Chicks

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On a gray morning in early May, Gabby and Sage, both seasoned English pointers, bound off into the northern Michigan woods. Their noses are sharp, and the soggy young aspen forest they’re sweeping is ideal habitat for the game they’re after. But for a half-hour or so, the morning hunt is fruitless. “We going to […]

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Hear the Sound of Peacock Love Made by Trembling Feathers

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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.  190701-peacocks-tail-more-than-meets-the-eye-the.mp3 Transcript: This is BirdNote. A peacock’s tail is magnificent. Four or sometimes even five feet in length, when opened it’s an iridescent wonder, shimmering and covered in giant spots.  And, […]

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9/11 First Responder Receives Perfectly Named Service Dog, Valor

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Valor is defined as boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery. That word so perfectly describes every single first responder that gave their all, day in and day out, in the weeks following 9/11. Many that conducted search and rescue missions in the rubble that remained continue to feel the physical […]

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Dogs Forced Into Fighting Ring In Indiana Get A Second Chance

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Indiana is home to family farms, orchards, wineries, and friendly communities. You’d never guess that an active animal fighting ring was alive and well within some of Indiana’s quaintest counties but unfortunately, that was the case until very recently. The Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) received a tip about a suspected fighting operation in Morgan and […]

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Mastiff Pair Survives High Speed Chase, Seeks New Home Together

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Onyx and Starlet went through hell together. Now rescuers have promised to keep them together. Last month the pair of gentle Mastiffs were involved in a terrifying police chase through the streets of Los Angeles. The suspect was driving a stolen motor home with the innocent dogs along for the ride. Millions watched in horror […]

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Science Says Puppy Dog Eyes Are Real and Impossible to Resist – By Design

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Pups have an uncanny ability to get what they want from their people. And when we say “pups,” we don’t just mean puppies! With one look they can garner great sympathy, eliciting favor and treat distribution with alarming frequency. Turns out, that “look” is evolutionary and developed exactly for the purpose of winning human hearts. […]

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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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