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PET STORIES Meet Colorado

Colorado is available for adoption at the Roanoke Valley SPCA

Colorado is a two-month-old hound mix. He's one of four pups named after U.S. states. The others are  Alabama, Texas, and Nevada.

Angels of Assisi offers discounted microchip clinic

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Angels of Assisi offers discounted microchip clinic before 4th of July

A Roanoke organization wants to help you keep your pet safe the 4th of July. Angels of Assisi is holding a microchip clinic Thursday night.

Seven reasons you should take your dog to work on Friday

Here's a list of seven reasons why you should take your dog to work on Friday, in honor of National Take Your Dog to Work Day.

10 tips to keep your dog safe in the heat

Do dogs need sunscreen? Is a buzz cut best? A Roanoke veterinarian weighs in.

Multiple bear sightings in Danville

Neighbors in Danville say they've spotted a mama bear and her cub several times.

Franklin County agencies meet to talk about domestic violence

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Virginia Animal Law Unit director talks about the link between animal abuse and domestic violence

Franklin County is working to help victims and survivors of domestic violence. More than 70 people from different agencies met Tuesday to talk about ways to stay connected.

Puppy room tranformed into new cat playroom

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Franklin County Humane Society puppy room gets transformed into new cat playroom

There's a new place to play at the Franklin County Humane Society. Lowe's in Rocky Mount transformed the facility’s former puppy room into a cat playroom this weekend. The transformation was made possible by Lowe's Hero program.

3 new breeds join American Kennel Club pack


NEW YORK (AP) — An Italian truffle-sniffer, a French sheep herder and a small shepherd developed in California are joining the American Kennel Club's roster of recognized dog breeds.

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MORE PET NEWS

  • Neko Atsume cat game app

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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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    By Chieu Luu, Yoko Wakatsuki, and Junko Ogura CNN
  • Meet the world's ugliest dog

    Pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix wins title at California event

    Sonoma-Marin Fair

    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...

  • Blind dog and his 'guide dog' seek new home

    Glenn and Buzz

    Stray Aid/Dorans Photography

    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.

  • Egypt: Millions of dog mummies in catacombs

    Anubis

    Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

    For centuries, dogs have been humans' loyal, domesticated companions. They've been wild animals, doing what's needed to survive. And in ancient Egypt, they served as bridges to the afterlife, with the hope that they'd intercede with the god Anubis on...

  • Study says cat videos are good for you

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    The next time your boss walks up on you watching cat videos, blame it on science.

  • City bans use of kangaroos as service animals

    Beaver Dam

    Officials in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, have changed the city's rules on service animals after a woman took a baby kangaroo into a McDonald's restaurant.

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