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Posted Mar 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

They told me if I smiled pretty, it would help me get adopted! So I grinned from ear to ear for my close up! I am Ruth and I am quite the social butterfly. I love being around people and other animals. My least favorite place is my kennel. I feel like I’m missing out on so much when I’m stuck in my kennel. I’m one of those dogs that must keep busy and I like to be in the center of all the action. I’m searching for the perfect home that would help me keep this...

Posted Mar 22, 2015 at 12:00 PM

I don’t belong here. You see I’m one of those cats that feel very uncomfortable in large groups. Living at the shelter has become difficult for me because I get a little claustrophobic with so many roommates. I’m not fond of...

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Stump, a 10-year-old Sussex spaniel, became the oldest Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in February. Stump makes his home in Houston with his handler, Scott Sommer. In 2004, veterinarians at Texas A&M University in College...

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Blind, injured or otherwise handicapped dogs, cats and horses find a loving home at Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary in Ovando (pop. 71). The 160-acre sanctuary, founded in 2000 by Steve Smith and Alayne Marker, tends to 70 to 80 disabled...

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Tips for keeping your pets healthy and comfortable

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Debi Boies, of Landrum (pop. 2,472), and pilot Jon Wehrenberg, of Knoxville, Tenn., founded Pilots N Paws to rescue doomed animals. Pilots volunteer their time, planes and fuel to transport dogs and cats to rescue groups.

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 5:23 PM

The state's oldest horse is Mr. Kid Bars, who turns 40 this month. The registered American quarter horse works at Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center in Columbia (pop. 84,531). Most horses don't live longer than 30 years.

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Fala, a Scottish terrier, was the personal pet and constant companion of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. When Roosevelt died in 1945, Fala went to live with his widow, Eleanor Roosevelt, at Val-Kill in Hyde Park (pop. 20,851). Fala died in 1952 and...

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Lurch, a 200-pound English mastiff, was honored by the Livingston County chapter of the American Red Cross last year for donating blood 20 times. Lurch's blood has helped dozens of dogs, including one who got into rat poison.

Updated Mar 18, 2015 at 8:56 AM

There are a lot of people who think it would be a great idea to get a puppy at the same time that they have a new baby. They have images of Instagram moments of their adorable little puppy cuddling with their cute little baby. While this...

Posted Mar 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM

I am ready for the warm sun, the birds chirping, the flowers blooming, and going on long walks with my forever humans. I’m Al and I am in the market for a family. I’m a very laid back fella and would feel right at home in an easy...

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