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In this photo provided by the San Francisco Fire Department, firefighter and paramedic Art Julaton poses with a pair of dog's that he helped rescue from a cliff, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in San Francisco. It's usually cats in trees that need a firefighter's help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff. San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Lt. Jonathan Baxter says pair of dogs got stuck on a cliff at Fort Funston and that a 14-member crew helped in their rescue. (San Francisco Fire Department via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 6:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's usually cats in trees that need a firefighter's help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff. San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Lt. Jonathan Baxter says the dogs got stuck on a cliff at Fort Funston...
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February 15, 2018 - 8:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The J.M. Smucker Co. is withdrawing some shipments of dog food amid reports that it could be tainted with traces of a drug used to euthanize animals. The company says it is pulling back shipments of several varieties of wet canned Gravy Train , Kibble 'N Bits , Skippy and Ol'...
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Handler Bill McFadden holds Flynn, a bichon frise, on top of the Empire State Building Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the morning after Flynn was named best in show at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff McMillan)
February 14, 2018 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — America's new top dog is set to become best in a Broadway show. Flynn the bichon frise is taking quite a victory lap on Valentine's Day, hours after he won the Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden. The white powder puff's tour of the town is set to finish...
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Bill McFadden shows Flynn, a bichon frise, in the ring during the non-sporting group during the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Flynn won best in the non-sporting group. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 13, 2018 - 11:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 11:42 p.m. Flynn the bichon frise has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. The choice was a surprise to most of the crowd at Madison Square Garden, with many fans falling silent when the white powder...
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In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, photo, Emmy, a harrier, keeps her eyes on a treat offered to her by handler Mike Gowen in the benching area before competing in the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Owners and handlers know how to cater to the eclectic tastes of show dogs competing this week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 13, 2018 - 8:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Benjamin is a grand champion English toy spaniel, but he's not a champ at chow. The otherwise undemanding dog tends to balk at any food after a couple of meals. The one treat he never refuses? Sauerkraut — and hold the hot dog. Emmy the harrier is crazy for ice cubes. Dick the...
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Bill McFadden shows Flynn, a bichon frise, in the ring during the non-sporting group during the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Flynn won best in the non-sporting group. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 12, 2018 - 10:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 10:35 p.m. A white powder puff called Flynn is going to the final best in show ring at Westminster. The jolly, jaunty bichon frise has won the nonsporting group and now will have a 1-in-7 chance at the top prize...
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Dog handlers Maren LaPlante, 13, left, and her sister Erin LaPlante, 17, of Caledonia, Wis., pose with Thandy, a Chinese crested, at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 in New York. There's no age minimum for handlers in the breed rings, and kids as young as 7 have competed there. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
February 12, 2018 - 9:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fenric Towell isn't nervous about his first time competing at the nation's top dog show. After all, he's heading to the Westminster Kennel Club ring this week with 100-plus shows under his belt, a record of wins and a champion Lakeland terrier. So what if he's only 11? "I'm going to...
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February 08, 2018 - 4:30 pm
PARIS (AP) — Brigitte Bardot, the French film star who became an animal rights activist, is using the upcoming soccer World Cup hosted by Russia to express her concerns to President Vladimir Putin about the fate of stray animals in the country. Bardot's foundation tweeted a letter from her to Putin...
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A zookeeper poses with Humboldt penguins during a photocall to publicise the annual stock-take at London Zoo in London, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 07, 2018 - 4:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gibbons Jimmy and Yoda, Max the Eurasian eagle owl and Bhanu the lion have stood up to be counted as London Zoo conducts its annual audit of creatures big and small. Zookeepers tallied 19,289 animals in the annual count of every mammal, bird, reptile, fish, amphibian and insect at the...
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February 01, 2018 - 8:47 am
GENEVA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York arts venue is inviting people to bring their dogs to the movies. WHEC says the Smith Opera House in Geneva will be showing four canine-inspired films from Feb. 11-17. Dogs will be admitted for free — and will even get treats. But they'll they have to remain on a leash...
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