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How much is your pet worth?

Our family cat, a Maine Coon who’s a svelte 18 pounds and 15 years old, was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism this week. He’d grown a benign tumor and lost three pounds in just three months by the time we brought him ...

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In a struggling economy, obese cat’s future secured

For those of you losing sleep over the future of the world’s second fattest feline, rest assured that “Prince Chunk” has found a home. The 44-pound cat, found wandering the streets of Voorhees, N.J., after his owner lost her house ...

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Multimedia: Gansler on dogfighting

At a press conference in Reisterstown earlier today, Attorney General Doug Gansler and the Humane Society of the United States announced a crackdown on illegal animal fighting. Up to $5,000 will be given to anyone who provides information which leads ...

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Marylanders: Fear the Python

“Pythons could slither north as climate warms.” It sounds like the basis for a horror movie, but it’s not. It’s a headline from Silver Spring-based Discovery Communications. According to Larry O’Hanlon at Discovery News, the 20-foot, 250-pound reptiles could survive ...

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Fighting for Fido

Is dogfighting going on right under your nose? That’s what it seemed like Thursday after listening to a House Judiciary Committee hearing on a bill that would make being a spectator at a dogfight or cockfight a felony, increasing the ...

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Unexpected victims of the sub-prime mortgage mess

As owners lose their homes to foreclosure, their pets, too, are losing shelter, the Chicago Tribune reports. The newspaper found several animal shelters that have seen an increase in pets given up for adoption after the owners are forced to ...

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Baltimore’s top dogs

The Golden Retriever leap-frogged over the German Shepherd to wrestle the No. 2 spot away from the Boxer on this year’s list of the most popular dogs in Baltimore. The American Kennel Club reports that for the 17th consecutive year, ...

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