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Stray tabby could teach dogs a thing or two about finding new owners

Courtland Milloy
Jan 3 2014 - 4:01pm

A stray cat showed up at our home in Fort Washington, Md., during the holidays, just an ordinary looking gray tabby with a furry white chest and feet. She'd sit outside our door, her tail curled elegantly around her front paws, then meow whenever the door was opened.My family had been thinking about replacing one of our two dearly departed pets...

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Hungry pets get holiday help in Ogden

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 3 2014 - 11:46am

OGDEN -- Human beings aren't the only ones who need a little help now and again to get a decent meal. Man's best friend sometimes goes without food because their owners simply don't have the means to buy it. Officer Stephanie Butte with Ogden City's Animal Services works with people every day who are down on their luck and don't have enough...

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VIDEO: Save a life: Give a pet for a holiday gift

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 23 2013 - 2:31pm

OGDEN -- The best holiday gift doesn't come wrapped in colorful paper and festooned with a bow, it comes covered in fur, with either pleading puppy dog eyes or persuasive kitty cat mews. The best place to find the only gift that will give your intended recipient years of love may be your local animal shelter.

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Davis pet adoption goal lags

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 20 2013 - 1:05pm

FRUIT HEIGHTS -- Seven dogs, six of them chihuahuas, and five cats was the pet adoption list Wednesday for Davis County Animal Care & Control.Thursday's snow storm curtailed business that day.But despite the last-minute push, there is real concern that the Davis County Animal Shelter will not meet its goal of adopting out 1,200 pets in 2013.

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Dear Santa, we fur kids like presents, too

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 15 2013 - 11:00am

As Santa chimney-drops Xboxes and iPads for good little girls and boys this year, he won't forget gifts for all those "furry" kids, too.Here's a fake "stick" for Max, the dog who chews like a beaver, and a stuffed platypus for Molly, who likes to cuddle.

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No-kill Utah animal shelter needs new home

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 2 2013 - 6:53am

BOUNTIFUL -- A no-kill animal rescue organization is looking for a new home -- perhaps in the Layton-Ogden area -- and is asking the public for help.Gabriele Johnson, founding director of A New Beginning Animal Shelter, or NBAR, said at the end of the year the organization will lose its kitty-center building in Bountiful because the owner wishes...

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Davis kids gives thanks for their pets in essay contest

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 27 2013 - 3:04pm

FRUIT HEIGHTS -- Based on the number of essays taped along the halls of the Davis County Animal Shelter, area children are much more thankful this Thanksgiving for their pets.That unscientific discovery is based on the increased number of entries the animal shelter received this year, compared to last year, when it came to its annual "Thankful For...

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40 malnourished cats taken from Brigham City home

Tim Gurrister, Bubba Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 3 2013 - 8:47am

BRIGHAM CITY -- The near 40 cats taken from a home here are all in foster homes and otherwise cared for in a Salt Lake animal shelter."They all got bubble baths last night and have been completely checked over, de-wormed, and are now in foster homes to be evaluated," said a spokeswoman for Utah Animal Adoption Center, formerly Wasatch Humane...

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VIDEO: Assistance dogs and owners benefit from volunteer puppy raisers

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 1 2014 - 5:46pm

OGDEN -- Sometimes the key to happiness and independence for a human is the love and companionship of a dog.An assistance dog from the Canine Companions of Independence program can pick up an item for someone who can't reach the ground. The canine can provide a lasting friendship for someone who has difficulties relating to others. And a properly...

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Deadly pet treats still a mystery

Brady Dennis, The Washington Post
Mar 29 2014 - 1:57pm

Andy lost his appetite. Then came the vomiting, the unquenchable thirst, the constant need to urinate. Over several days last year, the spunky, 4-year-old West Highland white terrier grew lethargic and lost more than 10 percent of his weight.

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Bird preservation groups want war on feral cats on public lands

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 5:38pm

Cats look so cute batting at a piece of string, or pouncing on a ball of yarn. But a lot of people don't think cats are cute when they're batting, or pouncing on, a bird -- especially one of an endangered species.Almost 200 conservation organizations from across the country have joined a campaign urging the U.S. Department of the Interior to adopt...

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VIDEO: Assistance dogs and owners benefit from volunteer puppy raisers

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 1 2014 - 5:46pm

OGDEN -- Sometimes the key to happiness and independence for a human is the love and companionship of a dog.An assistance dog from the Canine Companions of Independence program can pick up an item for someone who can't reach the ground. The canine can provide a lasting friendship for someone who has difficulties relating to others. And a properly...

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VIDEO: Donation equips Ogden Fire Department with pet oxygen masks

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 3 2014 - 3:11pm

OGDEN -- Barbara de Mik got a call from a friend one January morning, telling her to take a look at the Standard-Examiner. As she opened the paper and read about two dogs who had been saved in an Ogden house fire the night before, a realization washed over her and she began to cry.

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VIDEO: Save a life: Give a pet for a holiday gift

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 23 2013 - 2:31pm

OGDEN -- The best holiday gift doesn't come wrapped in colorful paper and festooned with a bow, it comes covered in fur, with either pleading puppy dog eyes or persuasive kitty cat mews. The best place to find the only gift that will give your intended recipient years of love may be your local animal shelter.

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VIDEO: Gladys the friendly goose sightings at farmers market, Home Depot, on the road

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner
Sep 22 2013 - 10:07am

LIBERTY -- Quite the goose-down comforter winds up on Diane Westcott's bed every night.There's down aplenty, of course, but some pretty big feathers, too -- along with two webbed feet, some wings and a bright orange beak.Why, look, it's Gladys, a real live goose, settling in for another night of fowl dreams. The snowy white bird sleeps at the foot...

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Clinton veterinarian tells hospital’s side in dog's death

Veterinarian Kathleen Ford, seen Friday at the Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital in Clinton, has been at the center of a public storm regarding the death of an English mastiff at the hospital.  (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Bryon Saxton
Jun 8 2013 - 2:04pm

CLINTON -- An independent necropsy performed on Athena, a 13-month-old English mastiff who bled out and died after an April 9 spay procedure, revealed the death was likely due to a blood coagulation problem, says a Clinton veterinarian who assisted in the operation.Kathleen Ford on Friday shared information contained in a report generated by...

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Creepy? Reptiles actually make great pets, say some

Genevieve Felix, 5, looks at a boa during Repticon in Farmington on Saturday. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Dana Rimington
Apr 22 2013 - 12:37am

FARMINGTON -- Snakes, spiders, and salamanders, oh my! These exotic animals may be out of the comfort zone for some, but for others, they are deemed lovable pets.There was a host of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids, including frogs, iguanas, bearded dragons and tarantulas on display Saturday and Sunday at the Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal...

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Hope Farms: Woman's foster care for animals

(ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Standard-Examiner) Anna-Maria Fouad plays with a cat she helped rescue at Hope Farms

Dana Rimington
May 28 2011 - 8:51pm

BOUNTIFUL -- Out in the wild, cute-looking animals are easy to spot. Some people even think they might make great pets.

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VIDEO: Assistance dogs and owners benefit from volunteer puppy raisers

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 1 2014 - 5:46pm

OGDEN -- Sometimes the key to happiness and independence for a human is the love and companionship of a dog.An assistance dog from the Canine Companions of Independence program can pick up an item for someone who can't reach the ground. The canine can provide a lasting friendship for someone who has difficulties relating to others. And a properly...

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VIDEO: Donation equips Ogden Fire Department with pet oxygen masks

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 3 2014 - 3:11pm

OGDEN -- Barbara de Mik got a call from a friend one January morning, telling her to take a look at the Standard-Examiner. As she opened the paper and read about two dogs who had been saved in an Ogden house fire the night before, a realization washed over her and she began to cry.

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VIDEO: Save a life: Give a pet for a holiday gift

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 23 2013 - 2:31pm

OGDEN -- The best holiday gift doesn't come wrapped in colorful paper and festooned with a bow, it comes covered in fur, with either pleading puppy dog eyes or persuasive kitty cat mews. The best place to find the only gift that will give your intended recipient years of love may be your local animal shelter.

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VIDEO: Gladys the friendly goose sightings at farmers market, Home Depot, on the road

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner
Sep 22 2013 - 10:07am

LIBERTY -- Quite the goose-down comforter winds up on Diane Westcott's bed every night.There's down aplenty, of course, but some pretty big feathers, too -- along with two webbed feet, some wings and a bright orange beak.Why, look, it's Gladys, a real live goose, settling in for another night of fowl dreams. The snowy white bird sleeps at the foot...

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Clinton veterinarian tells hospital’s side in dog's death

Veterinarian Kathleen Ford, seen Friday at the Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital in Clinton, has been at the center of a public storm regarding the death of an English mastiff at the hospital.  (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Bryon Saxton
Jun 8 2013 - 2:04pm

CLINTON -- An independent necropsy performed on Athena, a 13-month-old English mastiff who bled out and died after an April 9 spay procedure, revealed the death was likely due to a blood coagulation problem, says a Clinton veterinarian who assisted in the operation.Kathleen Ford on Friday shared information contained in a report generated by...

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Creepy? Reptiles actually make great pets, say some

Genevieve Felix, 5, looks at a boa during Repticon in Farmington on Saturday. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Dana Rimington
Apr 22 2013 - 12:37am

FARMINGTON -- Snakes, spiders, and salamanders, oh my! These exotic animals may be out of the comfort zone for some, but for others, they are deemed lovable pets.There was a host of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids, including frogs, iguanas, bearded dragons and tarantulas on display Saturday and Sunday at the Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal...

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GALLERY: Classroom Pets in Top of Utah Schools

Students in Marjorie Castle's third grad class read to Lars the iguana at Lincoln Elementary School in Ogden Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Lars is the classroom pet and gets to run around outside of his cage on Fridays.  (Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner)

Erin Hooley, Matt Hatfield, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 9 2012 - 10:51am

Classroom Pets in Top of Utah Schools

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GALLERY: Cats for adoption at Weber County Animal Shelter

Cats and kittens available for adoption at the Weber County Animal Shelter in Ogden Tuesday, July 12, 2011. The shelter has an overabundance of cats and kittens because of kitten season and the additional responsibility of taking in the animals once served by the Ogden City shelter. More photos and information about adoptable pets are available online or by calling the shelter at 801-399-8244. (Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner)

Erin Hooley, Standard-Examiner staff
Jul 12 2011 - 1:59pm

Cats and kittens available for adoption at the Weber County Animal Shelter in Ogden Tuesday, July 12, 2011. The shelter has an overabundance of cats and kittens because of kitten season and the additional responsibility of taking in the animals once served by the Ogden City shelter. More photos and information about adoptable pets are available online or by calling the shelter at 801-399-8244. (Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner)

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