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Talkin' Pets News

April 9, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Karen Vance - Dog Trainer and Agility expert - Tampa, FL

Producer - Matt Matera

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Dr. Staci Scolavino, Medical Communications Manager for Nutrition at Virbac, to discuss pets dietary needs after Spay or Neuter - 636pm ET

No Dogs Left Behind (NDLB) and Golden Bond Rescue (GBR) have partnered to save16 dogs - 12 golden retrievers and 4 others – from slaughterhouses in China. The dogs arrived at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario on, March 30th, 2022 at 9:30 AM.

Once the dogs got through airport security and formalities, they were transported to the No Dogs Left Behind safe house in Scarborough, Ontario, where they will stay until they are allowed to travel to the USA.

With help from hundreds of activists in China and the U.S.A., No Dogs Left Behind founder Jeffrey Beri has rescued countless dogs from slaughterhouses, dog meat trucks, wet markets, and illegal dog traffickers. He then transports the animals to safe havens where they receive medical care, nutritional support, and rehabilitation on an ongoing basis.

These rescues take extraordinary logistics, support, and planning to ensure safe-passage for all the dogs. No Dogs Left Behind works with teams in China, Canada and the United States to coordinate these historical evacuations. Then NDLB team members across the country travel with the dogs through every stage as they make their way to their freedom.

Through the unwavering support of donors, volunteers and activists No Dogs Left Behind is leading the efforts to bring global animal welfare reform. The survivors arriving in Ontario allow NDLB to perform their trademark emergency response, saving more lives and providing education and awareness.

Those interested in learning more, adopting or supporting the cause of No Dogs Left Behind should visit www.nodogsleftbehind.com.


AIRPORT ARRIVAL:

Lester B. Pearson International Airport /Toronto Pearson International Airport

6301 Silver Dart Dr,

Mississauga, ON L5P 1B2, Canada

RESCUE SANCTURY:
No Dogs Left Behind Canada Safe House

15 Reesor Road

Scarborough, Ontario M1X 1R5

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The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council has a new name: the Pet Advocacy Network.

The change is part of a “comprehensive rebranding with a new name, logo and website that reflects its evolution over the past 50 years as the legislative and regulatory voice of the responsible pet care community,” according to a press release.

The association made the announcement at its 50th anniversary celebration reception, held in conjunction with the Global Pet Expo tradeshow in Orlando, FL. 

“’Pet Advocacy Network’ embodies who we are, what we do and why we do it,” said Mike Bober, president and CEO of the Pet Advocacy Network. “This new name purposefully aligns with our role as a connector for the responsible pet care community to lawmakers, governing bodies and coalitions in the U.S. and worldwide advocating for the well-being of pets and the value of animal companionship.”

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The U.S. pet industry continued its strong advance in 2021, surging 14% overall to $123 billion, according to a new report from market research firm Packaged Facts.

As one facet of the gains, non-medical services such as grooming and boarding – the only pet industry sector to lose ground in 2020 – rebounding almost fully in 2021, according to the report, called U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2022-2023.

A number of factors contributed to this impressive performance, explains report analyst David Lummis, including “heightened focus on pet health and wellness among pet owners in closer contact with their pets, a ramped-up reliance on digital pet care including online shopping, and the impressive adaptability of consumers, marketers, retailers, and service providers.”

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The Humane Society of the United States and Virginia’s animal lovers thank Gov. Glenn Youngkin for signing five bills to regulate facilities that breed dogs and cats for research and improve treatment of animals. The bills, which passed both chambers with unanimous, bipartisan support, were introduced to address conditions at a research dog breeding facility in Cumberland County, Virginia. This facility, which has thousands of dogs on site, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture over 70 times since 2021 for violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act.       Some of those violations include:

  • food being withheld from 13 nursing adult female beagles for 42 hours. The dogs were housed in individual cages with their litters of 6-week-old puppies during this fasting period. Metal self-feeders, which were normally mounted on the doors of each cage, were turned around outside of their cages, so the dogs could see and smell the food but were not able eat it.
  • incompatible dogs being housed together, leading to the death of at least two dogs and injuries to 48 others.
  • failure to identify and provide veterinary treatment to more than a dozen dogs, several of whom required critical care, including a puppy who fell into a drain pan and was covered with feces and an adult dog with her toes stuck in the slated flooring.
  • 21 puppies who were found damp, shivering and cold. An additional 25 puppies had been found dead with cause of death attributed to cold exposure. 
  • staff performing unnecessary painful medical procedures.
  • medical records indicating that 196 dogs and puppies were killed and did not receive anesthesia prior to being killed using painful methods.

To date, 350 dogs and puppies have been released by the facility and rescued by Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, a Virginia-based private animal shelter. Homeward Trails has worked with shelter partners in Wyoming, California and Virginia to foster and adopt out these beagles. “These dogs endured unimaginable cruelty,” said Molly Armus, Virginia state director for the Humane Society of the United States. “Sen.  Bill Stanley, Sen. Jennifer Boysko and Del.  Rob Bell, as well as the numerous members of the General Assembly who supported these bills, have ensured that no animal has to suffer this way again in Virginia. Legislators from both parties came together to move these critical bills forward so that dogs and cats bred for research receive protection and humane treatment.”

S.B. 87, sponsored by Sens. Stanley, R-Franklin, and Boysko, D-Fairfax, and H.B. 1350, sponsored by Del. Bell, a Republican who represents the 58th House district, are companion bills that will prohibit dealers and breeders from importing or selling dogs or cats bred by anyone with certain federal Animal Welfare Act violations. Sens. Stanley and Boysko also carried three other pieces of legislation: S.B. 88, which will require research dog and cat breeders to maintain and report certain statistics to the state on a quarterly basis, S.B. 90, which expands current Virginia law and will require dog and cat breeders that sell to laboratories to offer for adoption animals no longer used for breeding purposes  prior to euthanasia, and S.B. 604, which clarifies that dogs and cats in the possession of research breeders are protected by Virginia’s animal cruelty statute. With Virginia holding the largest research dog breeding facility in the U.S., these laws will have a monumental impact on dogs used in research within the commonwealth.  

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Skippy Foods has recalled 60,000 jars (totaling 161,692 pounds) of its Reduced Fat Peanut Butter and its Creamy Peanut Butter Blend With Protein. The jars may contain fragments of stainless steel.

Skippy issued the recall “after a repair to a piece of equipment where a small piece of it may have fallen into a jar,” a company spokesperson told Consumer Reports. “We haven’t received any complaints and don’t expect consumers to have an issue.”   The recall involves the following products:

  • Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread (40-ounce jars) with the UPC code 37600-10520 and “best by” dates of May0423 and May0523 (located on the lid).
  • Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread Club Pack (two 40-ounce jars) with the UPC code 37600-10667 and a “best by” date of May0523 (located on the lids).
  • Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread (16.3-ounce jars) with the UPC code 37600-10499 and “best by” dates of May0623 and May0723 (located on the lid).
  • Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter Blended with Plant Protein (14-ounce jars) with the UPC code 37600-88095 and a “best by” date of May1023 (located on the lid).

The peanut butters were shipped to stores in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

“Foreign objects can be hard to spot in foods, and if you bit down on a piece of metal, you might injure your teeth or mouth,” says James E Rogers, PhD, director of food safety and testing at Consumer Reports.

If you have one of these products, return it to the store where you purchased it for a refund, or call Skippy Foods Consumer Engagement at 866-475-4779, 9 a.m. to  5 p.m. ET. 

“Our QC [quality control] team has conducted a full investigation and will continue to go through all of the quality control steps that are in place to ensure food safety,” the Skippy spokesperson said.

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Ukrainian refugees who have fled the war with their pets in tow will now be able to access free veterinary treatment in 38 European countries, thanks to an unprecedented program called Vets for Ukrainian Pets. Launched by animal charity Humane Society International and partners, Vets for Ukrainian Pets will cover the treatment costs of up to five dogs, cats, horses or other pet animals, up to 250 Euros per animal, for acute care and medication, rabies and other vaccinations as well as microchipping and medical examination required for safe passage through the EU.

Vets for Ukrainian Pets is being fully funded by HSI, with the generous support of Mars, Incorporated, in collaboration with Federation of Veterinarians in Europe and the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations. Reimbursements for participating veterinarians will be available wherever the FECAVA has members, including in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Romania and Poland, as well as Ukraine.

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One of two flamingos that escaped from a Kansas zoo during a storm 17 years ago has been spotted on the coast of Texas, wildlife officials said.

The Coastal Fisheries division of Texas Parks and Wildlife confirmed Tuesday to The Associated Press that the African flamingo — known as No. 492 because of the number on its leg band — was captured on video shot March 10 by an environmental activist near Port Lavaca, Texas, at Rhodes Point in Cox Bay. Officials were able to make out the bird’s leg band on the video.

The bird and another flamingo escaped from the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita on a stormy night in June 2005. Employees had not yet clipped the birds’ wings to prevent them from flying, which facilitated their escape.

While the other flamingo was never seen again, No. 492 has been spotted several times in Wisconsin, Louisiana and Texas, sometimes with other wild flamingos. Officials said it had been a year or two since the bird was last seen in Texas.

Zoo officials have never made plans to recapture No. 492, despite the sightings, saying there is no easy way to do so without disturbing other wildlife.

The escaped flamingos, known for their distinctive pink feathers and long legs and necks, were born in Africa then shipped to the Kansas zoo in 2004 with 39 other flamingos.

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Henry the Colorado Dog passes from cancer. In an excerpt from his facebook page…

Our dear sweet Henry crossed the rainbow bridge on Monday. Friends have been telling us that we’ll know when the time was right and I didn’t really see how that was possible. How were we ever going to know that he wanted to go? But he did. He had fought so hard and got to a point where he was in pain and not himself anymore.

I never would imagine that we’d be so grateful to get a few more days with him, that he didn’t go in a hospital, but we’re SO GRATEFUL. He deserved to see the mountains one last time and be surrounded by fresh air and love until the end. He deserved those last days even though they were the most painful days for Andre, myself and Baloo. Watching Baloo go through this is beyond horrible.

Our vet came to our house, where he was most comfortable and happiest. And when it was time, Henry looked at me and licked my face enthusiastically for a whole minute and then just let go and closed his eyes (before the drugs were given). I think he was telling me that everything was going to be ok and that he loved me one last time. He hadn’t kissed me in a week because it was too painful for him (lymph nodes were so swollen), but he gave that to me in the end.. I’ll always cherish that gift you gave Henry.

I don’t think this pain will ever go away, a piece of my heart will always be missing… Forever is just such a long time to never see our Henry again

Andre shared a quote recently that resonated with me - “Grief is just love that has no where to go” by Jamie Anderson

That couldn’t be more true. We love you so much Henry. We’ll take you wherever we go, forever in our hearts. And on every hike, on every mountain top we’ll be sure to look up to say hi and tell you we love you.

The ones we love never really leave us, and grief is a small price to pay for such a treasure

We’ll be sharing his last few days on our stories if you’d like to follow along.. and we’ll be having a “live” stream soon to celebrate Henry. A date for that will be announced soon, we hope that you can join.

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Buddy, a Pennsylvania cat who was the victim of a vicious attack last month, is recovering and heading to a foster home with one of the veterinarians who first treated him.

“Our bright-eyed boy headed to a foster home this morning to continue his journey to his best life,” the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals posted Friday on Facebook.

Buddy made national headlines after surveillance footage in a Philadelphia neighborhood captured two dog walkers encouraging their dogs to attack him while he was standing on a patio. The black cat suffered severe wounds but managed to escape without broken bones or internal bleeding.

“We expect him to make a full recovery,” PSPCA spokesperson Gillian Kocher told HuffPost, adding that he’s in “stable condition.”

He’ll be staying with the vet and her husband at their home while he continues his recovery. But they’d like to adopt him permanently, Kocher said, “if all goes well.” The couple did not want their names made public.

Last week, two minors ― a 12-year-old and a 17-year-old ― were arrested in connection with the attack on Buddy and charged with animal fighting and aggravated animal cruelty.

While Buddy is getting a jump start on his new life, the PSPCA noted on Facebook that it has lots of other animals available for adoption or fostering.

Kocher noted in a previous email that although Buddy’s story has gotten a lot of public attention, he’s far from the only animal in need.

“We do this work all day every day, and sometimes it is not as visible to everyone as Buddy’s story is,” she said.

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The Academy Awards paid tribute to the late actress and animal rights activist Betty White on Sunday by urging people to adopt pets from the nonprofit Paw Works. After Jamie Lee Curtis took the stage with a puppy to announce the initiative, a famous friend took part in a big way.

Actor John Travolta and his son Ben adopted a dog. But not just any dog — they chose MacNCheese, the dog Curtis brought on stage. 

"A MAGICAL ending to the story from last night," Curtis wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of Travolta and and his son. "At the Oscars I reconnected with my friend, John Travolta. We starred together in the movie PERFECT back in 1984."

Curtis explained she had already left the Dolby Theatre when she got a text of a photo of Travolta with the dog in the green room before he presented the award for best actor. "I thought it was so beautiful to see him with her and then today I found out that he and his son, Ben have adopted beautiful little Mac & Cheese and are taking her home today," she wrote.

The actress, 63, said it was "an emotional end and a perfect tribute to Betty White." 

Travolta and Paw Works also shared photos of the dog and its new family on Instagram.

"On a night of winners and losers, we think Mac N Cheese is the biggest winner of all!" the organization wrote.

When White died on New Year's Eve at the age of 99, social media was flooded with messages about the actress, many remembering the icon for her two passions: acting and animals. 

The #BettyWhiteChallenge, which encourages people to donate to animal shelters in her honor, quickly spread online. Shelters across the U.S. said they were flooded with donations on what would've been White's 100th birthday on January 17. 

A spokesperson for American Humane, where White was a volunteer and board member, told CBS News web traffic and donations supporting the animal welfare organization quadrupled since White's death.

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Alley Cat Allies President and Founder Becky Robinson applauded the Maryland legislature for passing a bill to outlaw declawing in cats, a cruel and inhumane procedure that causes lifelong pain and suffering. Robinson is now strongly calling for Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to sign the bill into law.

“Declawing means the amputation of the last bones of a cats’ toes,” Robinson said. “Cats are creatures whose lives have value and who feel pain. The barbarous act of removing this part of their anatomy is cruel and unnecessary. On behalf of Alley Cat Allies and our over 34,000 supporters in Maryland, we urge Governor Hogan to sign this bill and eliminate the inhumane act in Maryland once and for all.”

Robinson also applauded The Paw Project for its tireless work to outlaw declawing in jurisdictions throughout the country.

As this bill worked its way through the legislature, Robinson submitted testimony to lawmakers.

“Declawing itself can cause behaviors so disruptive that cats end up being relinquished to a shelter,” she wrote. “A declawed cat is more likely to exhibit increased aggression and biting to compensate for losing his protective claws, his first line of defense. Declawing also leads to chronic pain, arthritis, balance issues, and back problems. The residual pain associated with declawing can also result in litter box avoidance.”

Declaw bans are gaining momentum. Maryland would become the second state, after only New York, to ban the procedure. Previously, 13 major cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Pittsburgh, and over 40 countries have already outlawed the declawing of cats.

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A fox that bit a congressman and at least eight other people near the U.S. Capitol was euthanized and found to have rabies, city health officials said Wednesday.

“The DC Public Health lab has confirmed the fox that was captured yesterday tested positive for the rabies virus. DC Health is contacting all human victims who were bitten by the fox," the department said in a statement.

The health department said earlier in the day that the female fox was “responsible for 9 confirmed bites on Capitol Hill” and was “humanely euthanized so that rabies testing may be done.”

The test came back positive Wednesday evening.

The fox’s “kits were found and captured” Wednesday morning, and “officials are working to determine next steps” for them, the health agency said.

D.C. Animal Control captured the fox Tuesday after receiving “several reports of aggressive fox encounters on or near the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.”

Among those who had a run-in with the fox was Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., who said he was nipped on his leg on the way office Monday.

Bera, a medical doctor, told NBC News on Tuesday night that he'd started rabies prophylaxis treatment as a precaution. The treatment includes a round of seven shots, and requires three rounds of follow-up shots in the next 14 days.

"You don’t want to mess around with wild animal bites or anything like that," Bera said.

Rabies is typically fatal if left untreated.

Animal control said it is posting informational flyers near the Capitol advising residents and workers of the fox’s positive rabies status and encouraging people who might have been exposed to contact the health department.

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A new study has identified the most “pet-obsessed” city in the U.S. ⁠— at least by one measure.

The ranking comes from LendingTree, an online loan marketplace, which examined pet ownership across the U.S.

Cincinnati tops the list, which is based on pet stores per capita for the 50 largest metros. The Queen City has 1.93 pet stores per 1,000 businesses — the most in the nation.

Birmingham, AL, is the least pet-obsessed U.S. metro, with just 0.77 pet stores per 1,000 businesses.

The most pet-obsessed metro areas:

  1. Cincinnati, OH
  2. Bridgeport, CT
  3. Buffalo, NY
  4. Columbus, OH
  5. Seattle, WA
  6. Philadelphia, PA
  7. Portland, OR
  8. Tampa, FL
  9. Hartford, CT
  10. Providence, RI

Among other findings:

  • Pet spending has risen 50 percent and households spend an average of $690 on pets, up from $460 in 2013. From 2013 to 2020, overall spending rose 20 percent, meaning pet spending grew 2.5 times as fast.
  • Women spend more than men on pets. Single women spend an average of $504 a year on pets while men spend an average of $381.
  • Baby boomers spend the most on pets. People born between 1946 and 1964 spend an average of $834 on pets. Gen Xers spend $700, millennials spend $695, and Gen Zers spend $42 on their pets.

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ESI Energy, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, pleaded guilty to violations of the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) on Tuesday, April 5. The company admitted that its turbines have killed at least 136 Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles since 2012. The company also violated the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, according to the Justice Department. ESI Energy will pay more than $8 million in fines and restitution, and has been placed on a 5-year probation during which it must follow an Eagle Management Plan.

“Renewable energy is essential in the fight against climate change,” said Mike Parr, President of American Bird Conservancy (ABC). “At the same time, steps must be taken to minimize harm to birds. What we’re seeing in this case is much-needed accountability for avoidable harm to birds by industry, stemming from the company’s failure to follow the law.

“Unfortunately, the company seems to want to blame the laws and the birds for its violations,” continued Parr. “Blaming the birds is like directing cars to drive on the sidewalk and then blaming pedestrians for being run over. It is well-known that if you put turbines in eagle habitat, there will be fatalities.”

Climate change is a critical threat to birds. Recognizing this fact, ABC supports renewable energy, including wind energy, and the transition away from fossil fuels. However, wind projects sited in major bird migration routes or stopover sites can threaten huge numbers of birds. Some areas of the country are better suited to the development of wind energy than others. ABC has provided a wind risk assessment map to help identify these places.

“The case of ESI Energy points to the need to create a simple, effective system for upholding the MBTA,” said Steve Holmer, Vice President of Policy for ABC. “ABC has long advocated for a permitting system that protects birds and minimizes administrative burden for industry and which would eliminate the need for these kinds of enforcement actions. We urge the federal government to create an MBTA permitting system to protect birds and provide regulatory certainty to industry. Everybody wins.” 

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A zoo in Kharviv, Ukraine says it may have to to euthanize some animals after Russian shelling destroyed enclosures. Feldman Ecopark is trying to relocate animals, but if that option fails, some animals, like lions and tigers, will have to be put to sleep. 

"Feldman Ecopark doesn't exist anymore," the zoo's founder Alexander Feldman said in a video statement. The zoo was subjected to a bombardment that basically destroyed it, he said in the video, which was posted on Facebook. 

Animal enclosures were badly damaged, and Feldman warned some animals could enter the streets. While the bears were in bad condition "by sheer miracle, tigers and lions are alive," he said. 

"Today we are deciding ... we have time 'till evening, whether to put them all down or transport them somewhere else," Feldman said. The zoo's team was working in Chutovo, trying to find a way to save the animals, he said. "Maybe we will save baby jaguars, baby panthers, but all adult animals will probably be liquidated," Feldman said.

In the caption of the video, the zoo said its specialists were considering the possibility of equipping some animals with temporary housing in Chutovo, in the Poltava region of Ukraine. "Failing that, the only option left to us is to put the predators to sleep. It is unimaginably painful to talk about this, but the main priority now is the lives of people," the caption reads. 

In another statement on the Feldman Ecopark website, the zoo said the lions nearly ended up outside the enclosure after a recent round of shelling. "We emphasize that the euthanasia of animals is an extreme measure, which we very much hope will not come to," the statement reads. "Now we are negotiating with a large number of people and organizations, in particular, with those who can accept our animals in Ukraine and abroad."

Among the big animals at Feldman Ecopark are white Bengal tigers, lions, jaguars and leopards. Feldman Ecopark

Still, there is an issue of how to move the large animals. "Such an operation requires the presence of special transport and the participation of a fairly large number of people. Which with a high degree of probability will attract the attention of the enemy, who, as a rule, responds to activity on the territory of the Ecopark with shelling," the statement reads.  CBS News has reached out to Feldman Ecopark for comment and is awaiting response. 

On March 4, about two weeks after Russia began its invasion, the zoo said staff were able to visit chimpanzees and orangutans for the first time since the war began. The monkeys had been sheltered by the Kharkov Zoo. 

On Tuesday, the zoo was able to move Ukraine's only family of tapirs – a herbivorous animal with a short trunk – and some other exotic animals from Kharkiv. They are at a temporary home in the Poltava region, according to Reuters.

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Days ago, deputies with Colorado’s Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office entered a burning RV to save dogs who were trapped inside. On Wednesday, the sheriff’s office wrote:

Sheriff deputies pulled two dogs from a fire overnight in a harrowing rescue attempt captured on body-worn camera video. The dogs had inhaled a lot of smoke and had a hard time breathing. Both dogs were unconscious.

A link to the dramatic body-cam video was shared with the public. At the beginning of the footage, the trapped dogs can be heard screaming from the RV’s interior. Shortly thereafter, the dogs fall silent as the deputies desperately try to coax them out.

One dog was able to run out of the RV, but the others were overcome by the thick smoke and had to be carried to fresh air. In the footage, a deputy can be seen administering CPR and trying to rouse an unconscious dog.

Transporting animals in an ambulance is not the norm, but an exception was made. The authorities write:

Sable Altura Fire Rescue arrived on scene, gave the dogs oxygen and paramedics transported them to VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in the ambulance. The Sable-Altura Fire Chief says they’ve never transported animals before, but had to in order to save them.

The dogs were literally saved in the nick of time – had the deputies arrived even a minute later, the outcome would have likely been much different. Great work to everyone involved!

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Scientists at the Tanis dig site in North Dakota have uncovered a fossil of a dinosaur that they believe died on the day that the giant reptiles were wiped from existence by an asteroid.

According to the scientists studying the surprisingly well-preserved thescelosaurus leg, remnants of debris found on the fossil can be traced back 66 million years to the exact moment of extinction. Discovering a specimen from the day of the cataclysmic asteroid's impact is a truly remarkable moment in history.

The find is so improbable and historically signficant, in fact, that University of Manchester professor of natural history, Phillip Manning, called the discovery "absolutely bonkers.”

"The time resolution we can achieve at this site is beyond our wildest dreams," he told BBC. "This really should not exist, and it’s absolutely gobsmackingly beautiful. I never dreamt in all my career that I would get to look at something a) so time-constrained; and b) so beautiful, and also tells such a wonderful story.”

University of Manchester graduate student, Robert DePalma, who is leading the dig, added, “We’ve got so many details with this site that tell us what happened moment by moment, it’s almost like watching it play out in the movies. You look at the rock column, you look at the fossils there, and it brings you back to that day.”

The Tanis dig site has been the focus of the upcoming BBC documentary Dinosaurs: The Final Day with Sir David Attenborough. The beloved narrator and presenter will review the fossils, which he has called "an impossible fossil."

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