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Dog recovering from severe case of hypothermia


Dog recovering from hypothermia after being left outside in severe winter weather

A dog near death is on the mend after surviving a severe case of hypothermia. A 2-year old lab-pit mix was left alone in his owner's backyard in Roanoke last week when we had temperatures in the single digits.

Is it animal instinct or are they furry forecasters?

You've heard the phrase animal instinct. Nothing could be more true when it comes to the amazing ability animals have to forecast even the tiniest changes in the weather.

Roanoke pound and SPCA go their separate ways


Roanoke Valley SPCA gears up for 'Best in Show' at Taubman Museum

Animals will take over the Taubman Museum of Art this Friday. It's all to support the Roanoke Valley SPCA.

Seven things to know about pets and the cold

How would you like to be left outside in the cold?  You probably would not. Veterinarians say don't leave your pets outside either.


Why yellow snow can be a good thing

If you have a pet you know the pristine white snow isn't going to stay that way.
We're talking about that yellow snow that dogs leave behind.

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UPDATE: Marine and bomb-detecting dog he served with in Afghanistan are reunited

 A Louisiana Marine injured in Afghanistan, and the bomb-detecting dog he served with were reunited Wednesday morning at the State Capitol in Richmond. 


Abandoned Chihuahua found hiding under mobile home

A Chihuahua is being cared for at the Danville Area Humane Society after it was found abandoned on Parker Road Wednesday morning.


Humane Society of U.S. accuses Natural Bridge Zoo of abusing, neglecting animals

The Humane Society of the United States says a months-long undercover investigation at the private Natural Bridge Zoo found abuse and neglect.


Ruby On Pet Stories


  • U.S. truffles niche small but lucrative

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    Unearthing America's truffle trove a lucrative niche

    Jim Sanford and his dog Tom can be found on the hunt in Tennessee's foothills, searching for the highly prized underground fungus known as the truffle.

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  • Lawsuit says Purina dry food harmful to dogs

    Beneful Purina dog food

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    Beneful dry dog food produced by Nestle Purina PetCare has "resulted in serious illness and death of thousands of dogs," a lawsuit says.

    The eight kinds of Beneful dog food have caused internal bleeding, liver failure, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss,...

  • Hibernating pet tarantulas stolen from crawlspace

    Mexican Red-Legged tarantula

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    A Georgia man says somebody got into a crawlspace under his house and spider-napped some pet tarantulas.

  • Indian couple leaving estate to pet monkey

    Couple say pet monkey their only 'child'

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    Should he outlive his owners, Chunmun the monkey could be set to be one comfortable primate. An Indian couple who are estranged from their families say they've named Chunmun in their will as their only "child."

  • Rami, pit bull- dachsund mix, is now top dog

    Georgia dog with unusual genes is a social media hit


    For Rami the dog, the story begins in south Georgia, where he's found wandering in a backyard.

    He's the offspring of the most unlikely of canine partners -- the short legged, long bodied dachshund and the larger, stronger pit bull.

    The pit bull- dachs...

  • No dogs allowed: San Francisco's pet housing crisis

    S.F. renters abandoning pets

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    The housing crunch in San Francisco isn't just forcing out lower income renters, it's forcing out Fido, too. The animal welfare nonprofit SF SPCA says there's been a surge in owners abandoning their pets.


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