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  New program helps homeless families keep their pets

Vet mistakenly euthanizes family’s pet cat

  A Michigan family was devastated to learn that a veterinarian mistakenly euthanized their 6-year-old family pet during a check-up. Marc Thompson reports.

Non-profit tries pet food stamps

A non-profit group is trying out the idea of offering pet food stamps. Full story

Ask the vet: Where to look for ticks

  From the best ways to keep your pets pest-free to getting an elderly pooch the right nutrition, TODAY animal advocate Jill Rappaport and veterinarian Brett Levitzke answer viewers’ pet questions.

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Petition against pet stores selling cats and dogs

Pet-napping scam threatens four-legged family members

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  Dog-eating gator killed

A huge alligator was shot and killed after devouring family pet in North Carolina. Dan Yesenosky reports.

  Photographer promotes senior pet adoption

While doing volunteer photography work to help animals get adopted from jam-packed shelters in L.A., photographer Lori Fusaro grew increasingly alarmed by how many senior dogs were languishing because no one wanted them. NBC’s Jill Rappaport reports

  Dog-napping is happening in cities across the country, a danger for pet owners

Cases of dog-napping are happening from Indianapolis to Kansas to Virginia.  Thieves have been stealing pets, then contacting their owners in search of a large reward or ransom.  Daniel Shackle, the administrator for Indianapolis’ Animal Care and Control Department, warns owners about the risk, and

  Pamper your pet with a luxury hotel

Nilou Motamed from Travel + Leisure magazine discusses a new breed of pet hotels where your dogs and cats can enjoy days of relaxation and pampering with you or by themselves.

  Students make a Chesapeake connection

The class pets in one public school district in Maryland are anything but ordinary. Some students are helping are helping diamonback terrapins get a head start on life--and helping the Chesapeake Bay in the process.   NBC's Wynne Anderson reports. 

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