Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Pets

WHEN YOU bring home a new kitten, the experience is likely his first big adventure in life. How you introduce him to his new family, home and veterinarian can set the tone for the rest of his life. The first veterinary visit can be a high hurdle for him, but we have some tips to help things go smoothly and ensure happy repeat visits.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - An animal control worker in Michigan was convinced he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway, so he approached with care. He grabbed a pole and a shield, and called police.
At 56, Jerry Buckley took early retirement from corporate America. "I had no idea what was coming next," he recalls.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A deputy sheriff was attacked with a box cutter at a highway rest stop in Mississippi, and officials say his K-9 partner came to his rescue.
CHICAGO (AP) - A judge has acquitted a Chicago man of animal cruelty charges filed after the man posted a video of himself smoking marijuana with a chameleon.
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Trooper, a 6-to-12-month-old Labrador retriever/pointer mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.
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