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I spent $3,000 to save my kitten

A few days of emergency veterinary care cost us more than $3,000.

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Wolf habitat may expand, but north of I-40

Wolf habitat may expand, but north of I-40

Proposal is to extend the territory for releasing wolves.

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism, souveir sales

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism, souveir sales

CHATHAM, Mass. — Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet.

July 26, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Study finds that elephants evolved the most discerning nose of any mammal

Study finds that elephants evolved the most discerning nose of any mammal

Elephant noses might be the most discerning mammalian sniffers on the planet. According to a new study published Tuesday in Genome Research, African elephants may best humans, mice and even dogs on the measure of olfactory receptor genes.

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, an eye glass holder in the shape of a shark rests on a shelf in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, vacationer Mark McCurdy, of Everett, Mass., examines shark-themed clothing at the Chatham Clothing Bar in Chatham, Mass. Growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod are generating business for local entrepreneurs as residents and tourists seek a glimpse o…

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, a T-shirt with a likeness of a shark incorporating an American flag rests on a shelf in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and …

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, a bottle opener in the likeness of a shark hangs from a hook in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, a painting of a shark is on display in a shop window in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, Jennifer Eldredge, of Harwich, Mass., examines shark-themed clothing at the Chatham Clothing Bar in Chatham, Mass. Growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod are generating business for local entrepreneurs as residents and tourists seek a glimpse of the …

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, a bin is filled with plastic toy sharks in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark-themed clothing is on display at the Chatham Clothing Bar in Massachusetts. Sightings of great white sharks have brought a boom in T-shirts and souvenirs.

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Molly Saint-James, of Baltimore, helps her daughters Ellie McDonald, left, 6, and Poppy McDonald, 3, use telescopic viewers in hopes of sighting a shark.

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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

In this July 1, 2014 photo released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, (IFAW) gray seals congregate on the shore in Chatham, Mass. Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that they are taking over large stretches …

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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

ROCKLAND, Maine — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt.

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Hands-off policy puts her in doghouse with sister, fiance

Serious dog lovers leave her feeling imposed upon.

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Why I'd never adopt a shelter dog again

I got my dogs from shelters, secretly judging friends who bought from breeders.

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Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders

Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders

Lavish pet suites include step-in wash stations.

July 17, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders

Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders

This May 13, 2014 photo provided by A.G. Photography shows a Standard Pacific Home's interior view of a dog-friendly home. Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling 27 new home communities from Florida to California and billing them as the first to offer pet paradise as an option, inclu…

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Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders

Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders

Standard Pacific Homes now offers pet-friendly suites, with a wash station, pet dryer and other features. Standard Pacific is building 27 new home communities with pet options.

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