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Kojak the dog

Courtesy of BluePearl Veterinary Partners

Veterinarian uses leeches to treat dog with cancer

It sounds like a move pulled straight from medieval times, but leeches are used in modern veterinary medicine, particularly by reconstructive surgeons.


Roanoke man trying to raise awareness about beekeeping importance

One of Bill Dwyer's colonies has more than 80,000 bees. While the other has less than 30,000. It's called Colony Collapse Disorder, and he thinks most of it has to do with pesticides used on plants.

Richmond woman recovering after bear attack at Douthat State Park

About 21 trails on the park's west side were closed while rangers investigated the area.

Community helps out Angels of Assisi


Donations pour into Angels of Assisi following incident in Botetourt County

More than 70 animals are on the mend as the investigation continues into a couple from Botetourt County. Dogs, cats, chickens, roosters, miniature horses and goats were handed over to the county's animal control unit Tuesday afternoon.

The importance of preventative pet care

Veterinarian: Preventative pet care can save you money in long run

We head to the doctor every now and then for checkups. Doing the same for your pet is just as important. But those expenses can add up.

Angels of Assisi gets more national attention

Angels of Assisi has been named one of five of the nation's top animal rescue responders.

Salem Red Sox help raise money for animal rescue


Salem Red Sox helps raise money for Smiles Forever Animal Rescue

The Salem Red Sox are playing for some four legged fans this weekend. Volunteers from Smiles Forever Animal Rescue will be serving food and drinks at the game on Sunday.

Virginia Safari Park

Virginia Safari Park responds to PETA complaints

PETA filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, asking the agency to investigate Virginia Safari Park and the Natural Bridge Zoo.


Turbo, Hershey, and Adeline on Pet Stories


  • Nitama, Kishi Station's new cat stationmaster

    Courtesy Ryobi Group via CNN

    Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

    It's one of the most closely guarded succession plans outside of North Korea: Who will replace Tama?

    Japan's cute cat stationmaster passed away earlier this year, leaving a kitty-shaped hole in the country's heart and its 27,000 kilometer-long railway...

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    By Maggie Hiufu Wong CNN
  • Mystery of Knut the polar bear's death solved

    Baby Knut, March 2007

    Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    More than four years ago, Knut the polar bear suffered a seizure and drowned in his enclosure in Germany as horrified zoo visitors watched.

    Lots of questions and theories followed on what killed the beloved polar bear-- only to be discounted later.


  • Obscenity-uttering parrot detained by police

    blue macaw parrot

    Rodrigo Aliaga/SXC

    A parrot in the Indian city of Rajura has been taken from its owner after police determined it was harassing an 85-year-old woman.

  • National Zoo panda gives birth

    Mei Xiang Panda

    Getty Images

    Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth Saturday, the Smithsonian's National Zoo announced. It was relatively quick: About an hour after her water broke.

    "Mei Xiang reacted to the cub by picking it up. The panda team began preparing for a birth when they saw...

  • 'Klepto Kitty' rockets to Internet fame

    Snoori 4

    Gabbie Hendel

    An orange tabby cat named Snorri is rocketing to Internet fame thanks to an adorable (exasperating?) habit of stealing the shoes of neighbors.

  • 40 Chihuahuas headed to new homes

    Chihuahua dog laying down

    Garann Rose Means/SXC

    Forty Chihuahuas are taking the flight of their lives to potential new homes in Idaho.


Richmond woman recovering after bear attack at Douthat Park


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