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Dr. Pawz: Keep your pet home for the 4th of July

If you're planning on bringing your pup to Fourth of July festivities, think twice about events with fireworks. Local veterinarian Katy Nelson says exposing pets to frightening fireworks displays isn't fair to Fido.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 01:32pm EDT

Tags: Dr. Pawz, July 4th holiday, anxiety, Katy Nelson, Dana Gooley

Trendy with a wild streak: The debate over hybrid cats (Video)

About an hour outside of D.C., dozens of Bengals sniff, stretch and strut through the Jungletrax Cattery, where 38-year-old Anthony Hutcherson breeds designer felines for curious and committed cat lovers.

Sunday - 06/30/2013, 01:58am EDT

Tags: Bengals, bengal cats, Dr. Katy Nelson, washington humane society, wild cats, Anthony Hutcherson, cats, Scott Giacoppo, alicia lozano, Megan Cloherty

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Pets don't feel the bite of down economy

While pet owners may suffer from economic times, their pets sure aren't.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 02:51pm EDT

Tags: pet food, cats, dogs, david burd

Pooches compete for title of 'World's Ugliest Dog' (Video)

The 2013 World's Ugliest Dog contest has its fair share of ugly mugs.

Monday - 06/24/2013, 05:53am EDT

Tags: dogs, World

Local animal shelters take creative steps to avoid overcrowding

In the 1980s, more than 20 million dogs and cats were euthanized every year in shelters around the country. And while that number is much lower today (around 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year), a large number of animals are still dying unnecessarily.

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 10:04am EDT

Tags: Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson, animal shelters, kitten season, stray animals, washington humane society,

Get ready to bring your pooch to work

Don't be bitter cat lovers. Friday is "Take Your Dog to Work Day."

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:58am EDT

Tags: david burd, take your dog to work day, dogs

Woman charged in kitten theft; kitten adopted

A 24-year-old woman from SE D.C. has been charged with misdemeanor theft for taking Callista the kitten.

Friday - 06/14/2013, 12:25pm EDT

Tags: washington humane society, theft

Building a sanctuary to heal a torn Connecticut town

Catherine Hubbard loved animals. But on Dec. 14, 2012, the 6-year-old lost her life at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Now, her family is honoring her life-long dream with an animal sanctuary.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 11:52am EDT

Tags: Catherine Hubbard, Jenny Hubbard, animal sanctuary, newtown, Sandy Hook Elementary, animals

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Four Mile Run under advisory after sewage spill

After a wreck in Arlington dumped 1,800 gallons of sewage into area storm drains, officials are warning residents and their pets to steer clear of Four Mile Run.

Monday - 05/27/2013, 02:17pm EDT

Tags: sewage spill, Four Mile Run, water quality, environment, kate ryan

Will your pet be cared for when you're gone?

The new faces showing up at area animal shelters are actually old ones. Dogs and cats whose owners have died are now finding that their final home is a cage.

Saturday - 05/25/2013, 07:44am EDT

Tags: will, Randi Martin, adoption, euthanasia

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