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  1. 100 years ago today, ‘man-eater’ terrorized the Jersey Shore

    Long before the summer of 1975, when Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” convinced moviegoers not to go near the water, the Jersey Shore had its own bit of shark-attack history, in some ways much stranger than fiction.
  2. Organization offers Ocean City home for free vacations for disabled

    Jim Hoffman was sitting outside on a Monday morning, his third day of vacationing at an Ocean City shore house.
  3. Free concert Friday showcasing part of organ not heard in years

    ATLANTIC CITY — A sound no one has heard in decades will reverberate Friday afternoon inside the main arena at Boardwalk Hall.

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Animal News: Fliers are best ally in finding lost birds

I have often been asked what to do if a pet bird escapes outside.

Bailed out by the bank

CHICAGO - Boots, the Chicago-area cat saved from death row by Fifth Third Bank and a Cook County probate judge, found a new home - in Missouri - on Independence Day.

New tools keep pets safe from hot cars

LOS ANGELES - Good Samaritans, temperature guns and tougher laws are the newest tools in the campaign to keep animals out of hot cars, where just minutes can mean death.

Head tilt may point to infection

About a month ago, Tina thought she noticed her French lop rabbit stumbling. He did it only occasionally, so she put it out of her mind.

Raising a puppy versus training

When welcoming a new puppy into your life, you may think you are starting with a "blank slate," but this is not the case.

Pilots launch rescue highway in sky for pets

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A white Piper Cherokee drifts to earth like a paper airplane in the bright twilight, the buzz of its single engine only slightly louder than the chirp of grasshoppers in the surrounding farmland.

Pedigree recalls dog food

Mars Petcare has recalled some varieties of Pedigree canned dog food because of a potential choking risk.

A Big Fix for lost pets, their owners

Jorge Ceballos recently took advantage of The Big Fix.

Rusty Nail welcomes 'salty dogs' of all species

Drinking alone is no fun. And it's just not a party without your best friend.

Animal shelters filling up as summer heats up

LOS ANGELES - Summer brings more animals, more work, more bills and more worries at animal shelters. Often there are fewer staffers, volunteers and donations to handle it.

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The dog days of summer are here and we have to treat pets a bit differently than we did years ago. When I was a kid, our dogs were outdoors all day, wandering the neighborhood. They exercised when they felt like it and only as much as they felt comfortable doing.

Protect dogs from fireworks

The busiest day of the summer at most animal shelters around the country is July 5.

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Summer means doors are opening and closing constantly and daylight lasts a long time. The opportunity for a pet to get out of the house or yard unnoticed is very real.

Keeping their cool

AUSTIN, Texas - A quick inquiry to dog-loving folks on Facebook and an online search turns up more than a dozen products designed to keep your dog cool when the temperature rises. A few are highlighted below.

Canine paintings fetch prices to wag the dog

LOS ANGELES - Dogs seem to be as popular on a canvas these days as they are on a leash, with paintings of dogs drawing big bucks and big crowds.

Animal News: Make sure pets' water is fresh and clean

Now that warm weather is here, I cannot stress how important it is to provide fresh water served in clean receptacles at all times. This is the most important thing for pets, apart from keeping them out of the sun to prevent heat stroke.

Avoid crafty foxtails on dog walks or risk pet undergoing anesthesia

It is foxtail season, and a booming one it is.

Little Croc Hunters top lineup on YouTube pet channel

LOS ANGELES - Instead of an alarm clock, they wake to the sounds of elephants and tigers. They walk their dogs, but it's often to go see the crocodiles and echidnas. And when they worry, it is about creatures like the Tazmanian devil.

Animal News: Make sure pets' water is fresh and clean

Now that warm weather is here, I cannot stress how important it is to provide fresh water served in clean receptacles at all times. This is the most important thing for pets, apart from keeping them out of the sun to prevent heat stroke.

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