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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Rumor the German Shepherd and handler Kent Boyles pose for photos after winning Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, February 14, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a …

Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) — Quite a rally for Rumor — a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too. Rumor was crowned America’s top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a near miss on the very same green carpet, she came out of retirement to win best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.

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El Niño Spawns Killer Mushrooms

Heavy El Niño rain, which catalyzes the growth of poisonous mushrooms, has caused the death of pets that consumed the deadly plant.

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Netanyahu’s Pooch Quarantined After Biting Hanukkah Guests

The New York Post reports: Israel’s first canine is in the dog house after biting two guests at the Prime Minister’s Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony. Benjamin Netanyahu posted a family portrait — including his wife, two sons and dog Kaiya —on

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Feral Cats Take Over San Diego Jetty

They may not be living the lavish life of famed Disney felines The Aristocats, but a colony of approximately 40 kitties, who were likely abandoned by their owners, have made a jetty in San Diego’s Ocean Beach their home.

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Bill to Force Amtrak to Allow Pets

Republican Congressman Jeff Denham of California, who takes his bulldog Lily when he flies across the country, was perturbed when he found he couldn’t take the dog on Amtrak unless she was a service dog. He was determined to do something about that.

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Dog Survives 15-Story Fall, Lands in Jacuzzi

A 13-year-old Boston terrier that miraculously survived a 15-story fall and then landed in a jacuzzi, in one of Sacramento’s tallest high rises, was able to walk away with a few fractured ribs and a fractured pelvis. “Whenever I tell