Newsflash: Injured Chihuahua’s Creative Walk, Guide Dog Joins High School Track Team

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Chihuahua walks on two legs
Trixie the Chihuahua has a novel way of walking since an accident left her hind legs immobile.
Injured Trixie Now Walks on Two Legs

This Chihuahua has a trick up her sleeve. After suffering an injury that left her hind legs paralyzed, Trixie found a new way to get around. She walks on her front legs, while keeping her back legs up in the air. Now a Florida shelter is trying to find her a home. — Watch it at Today

Vets vs. Groomers in Dental Care Drama

California’s Veterinary Medical Board voted unanimously to put dental scalers for dogs and cats on the list of gear that only vets — not groomers — can use. “It was clear that animals were being harmed by this unlicensed practice,” said the board’s president. — Read it at Capitol Weekly

Apes Pass on Culture To Their Kids

New research shows that apes also have the ability to learn socially — and pass behaviors down from one generation to the next. — Read it at Science Daily

A Guide Dog Is Part of High School Track Team

Cross country runners at an Ohio high school have a four-legged member now jogging with them: Chloe, a guide dog who runs alongside Sami Stoner, a legally blind junior. — Read it at the Mansfield News Journal

Jaguar at Columbus Zoo
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This leopard is now at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

The Lucky Few Exotic Animals in Ohio

A grizzly bear, a leopard and a black panther are among the six animals that authorities were able to rescue after they were freed from a Zanesville, Ohio, farm earlier this week. The creatures are staying at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. — Watch it at USA Today

Colombian Sharks Killed for Their Fins

Two thousand sharks at a marine sanctuary off the coast of Colombia appear to have been slaughtered for their fins, possibly to meet demand for shark fin soup, a delicacy in China. According to USA Today, as the Chinese have become increasingly prosperous, there has been a big uptick in the consumption of shark fins. — Read it at USA Today

Feline's Amazing Survival Story

A dog in Scotland chased a cat — right off a cliff. Luckily, he landed in water, where a man who was scuba diving came to the cat's rescue. "Even after his terrifying experience he was quite happy to let me carry him back to my van wrapped up in a towel,” said Nicola Liddell of the Scottish SPCA. The shelter has given the cat a new name: Cliff. — Read it at BBC News

Elephant Seal Gets Ready for a Close-Up

While a photographer was taking shots of a colony of penguins at St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia, this seal decided to get in on the action. It’s a photobomb you won’t forget. — See the photo at People Pets

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