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In California, ferrets have been banned for decades, but the state doesn't have enough game wardens to chase violators, so the ban is not strictly enforced.
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Roxy the German shepherd was found in Texas, although his owner lives in Pennsylvania.
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An eagle-watching event was scheduled the next day.
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The female lion cub was born Dec. 29.
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Autumn is a one-year-old spayed female brown and orange tabby - Domestic Short Hair kitty.
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Clarice is a five-year-old spayed female tan and black – Beagle mix.
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A good idea wins an award, too.
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If it's in a parade, it can stand.
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Polar bear gets ready for 7th birthday party
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Ellie is a four-year-old spayed female grey and tan - Domestic Short Hair kitty.
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Bridget is a 1 1/2-year-old spayed female red and white – Doberman Pinscher/Greyhound mix.
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But we never knew Fire in the Wind represented Santa
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Sable the safety cat is on the job.
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Florida wants us to know: There's no reason to leave your pet home when you vacation there.
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Eager to play, not to share
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Hilary is a 1 year, 10-month-old spayed female brown tabby - domestic shorthair cat.
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Hello, my name is Tangelo! I was transferred from Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control to the Allen County SPCA.
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Greta, a German wirehaired pointer, works out in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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A giraffe's Christmas-themed snack
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"I am a very sweet and affectionate girl! I am a lap cat. I enjoy snuggling and cuddling with human pals."
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I am a spunky guy who will need a lot of patience and attention!
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So, what treats will we find in our Christmas stocking?
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Goldy provides a little stress relief during finals week.
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This giant sea turtle was wounded by poachers and was bound for a Bali restaurant, officials say.
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What's this mystery mammal?