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A Florida man tied a rope to a galloping horse, using the animal to pull him through a water-filled ditch.

Video: Horse pulls wakeboarder across ditch in Florida

A man from Palatka posted an Instagram video of himself being pulled by a horse on a wakeboard. In the video that has over 14 million views to date, Jett Counts is seen shredding some water in a ditch while being pulled by a galloping horse.  >> Read more trending stories   ...

Woman stabbed by her dog, no one believes her

A Colorado woman had a difficult time convincing hospital staff and police that the gash on her arm was the result of her dog stabbing her. Celinda Haynes told 7News Denver that the bizarre incident happened Wednesday. Her 1-and-a-half year old Chesapeake Bay retriever, Maya, has a habit of grabbing ...

Volunteers Sandy Allen (from left), Ann Clutter, Natalya Sutaro and her grandmother Joyce Ahmad, the founder of People and Paws, meet at the charity’s expanded space to bag food. CONTRIBUTED

People and Paws charity helps owners feed their pets

Animal lover Sandy Allen of learned about People and Paws — a Dayton, Ohio, nonprofit that distributes pet food that operates on donations from various businesses and individuals— more than a year ago. She visited the distribution center, founded and run by Joyce Ahmad, and has been a volunteer ever since. "I liked ...

This image appears on the special Luv-a-bull wine to be released on Oct. 8 at Brandeberry Winery near Enon in Clark County as part of the winery’s Dogtoberfest fund-raiser for the Humane Society. Contributed photo

Clark County winery to focus on pit-bull rescue at fundraiser

Each year’s Dogtoberfest at Brandeberry Winery has a special theme — and this year will bring some love to the pit-bull breed through what organizer Kelly Brandeberry calls a “Luv-a-bull” event. “They are demonized, abused, fought, and discriminated against,” Brandeberry said of pit bulls. “A whole breed is judged for ...

Volunteers Sandy Allen (from left), Ann Clutter, Natalya Sutaro and her grandmother Joyce Ahmad, the founder of People and Paws, meet at the charity’s expanded space to bag food. CONTRIBUTED

People and Paws enjoys larger facility

Animal lover Sandy Allen of Huber Heights learned about People and Paws — a local charity that distributes pet food — more than a year ago. She visited the distribution center, founded and run by Joyce Ahmad, and has been a volunteer ever since.“I liked what Joyce was doing, and ...

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Woman has message for ‘dirt bag’ who threw dog out of car

A Michigan woman has a message for the person who threw a sweet, scared dog out of the car Friday afternoon. In a Facebook post, Danielle Cole said her husband was driving through the Allegan Township area, near a forested region, when he saw a person throw a dog out ...

Simmons is an orange domestic shorthair.

Humane Society Pet of the Week: Simmons

Name: SimmonsAge: 7½Color/type: Orange domestic shorthairGender: MaleNeutered: YesWhy he is special: Simmons came to us extremely overweight. He tipped the scale at 29 pounds. We have had him on a diet and he has already dropped a few, but we are looking for a home who can help him on ...

Josh Breaux and Drake are "inseparable." (Ginger Clement Breaux)

Boy who sneaked into neighbor's garage to hug dog gets pet of his own

A Lousiana boy who made headlines for being caught on camera cuddling a neighbor's dog recently welcomed his own furry friend to the family. Josh Breaux and his family recently acquired Drake, a two-and-a-half-month-old dog that came from a nearby family whose son left for college, WTVD reported. >> Read more ...

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Cat-scratch disease is hospitalizing more people

Your cute, snuggly feline can make you sick.  Cat-scratch disease is real, and an increasing number of people infected with it are being hospitalized. >> Read more trending stories   According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 12,500 people are diagnosed with the illness ...

Warren County: Arts council lease on Lebanon council agenda

LEBANONCouncil to discuss arts council lease tonightToday the Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in work session at 7 p.m. to consider expressing the city’s support for entering into a lease agreement with the Arts Council of Lebanon for the property at 1113 Deerfield Road. Also the council is ...

Ohio horse contracts West Nile virus, is put down

A horse contracted the West Nile virus, which is the first confirmed equestrian case this year in Ohio. The 7-year-old Standardbred in Tuscarawas County was euthanized for significant symptions, including shaking, agitation and thrashing, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The horse was examined Aug. 29 by a veterinarian, ...

'Zombie Cat' adopted by foster family after legal battle

A cat that was mistaken for dead and buried alive, only to crawl its way out of the grave, has a new lease on life. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay announced Wednesday that Bart, who was nicknamed “Zombie Cat,” was formally adopted by his foster family, WFLA reported. http://twitter.com/HumaneTampaBay/status/776036863312273409 ...

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Dog ingests heroin thrown over fence at doggie daycare

A suspected drug dealer who was running from police in Denver put the lives of a pack of dogs at a doggie daycare in danger. A handful of dogs ate some of the 17 bags of heroin that was thrown over a fence on Tuesday. Owners of the dogs got ...

Scenes from the 38th annual Bellbrook's Sugar Maple Festival, which took place April 22-24, 2016. Photos by Tom Gilliam, Contributing photographer.

Local cities best suited for hippies

HomeSnacks, which describes a hippie as someone that enjoys yoga studios, organic markets, and could have a liberal point of view, recently they created a list of the 10 best cities in Ohio for hippies. HomeSnacks compiled information from Google Places API, the Census’s 2010-2014 American Community Survey and voter registration. ...

Australian woman spends hundreds to save pet goldfish

An Australian woman shelled out hundreds of dollars to save her pet goldfish after the fish accidentally swallowed a large pebble and started to choke. >> Read more trending stories The pebble became lodged in Conquer the ranchu goldfish's throat after the fish accidentally ate it from his tank, Brisbane ...

At 17 years old, dog that survived 9/11 still has 'amazing' attitude

Fifteen years ago, two planes crashed into New York City’s twin towers, killing thousands. >> Watch the video here For Cody the dog, that terrifying day may still be a vivid memory. “She’s got her secrets from that day and we don’t know what,” Pam Pagano, the 17-year-old dog’s owner, ...

Neighbors save 30 rabbits from fire that destroyed home

A neighborhood came together to save more than two dozen rabbits from a burning home – while the animals' owner was at a rabbit show. Paul Leasure, the owner of the house, got a frantic phone call Monday afternoon telling him that his Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, home was on fire. >> ...

Dogs rescued from Louisiana floods to help teach Florida inmates life skills

Historic flooding in Louisiana left thousands of people homeless. Many of them found temporary homes in shelters, but many pets were not as fortunate. >> Read more trending stories "There are very few pet friendly shelters, so unfortunately some people have no choice -- they can't bring their dogs or ...

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Dog lost in Italian quake found alive after 9 days buried in rubble

A Golden Retriever and his owners reunited Friday, nine days after the dog was buried in rubble left when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook Italy on Aug. 24. >> Read more trending stories Tipped off by the sound of the dog's barks, firefighters found Romeo buried under a pile of rubble, The ...

Soggy Doggy Dip 2015, Vandalia. CONTRIBUTED

Vandalia to have pool day for dogs

Cassel Hills Pool is hosting annual Soggy Doggy Dip on Monday, Sept. 5, from 6-8 p.m. at 1061 Taylorsview Drive.The cost is $5 per dog with a limit of two dogs per owner. Dogs must display valid license and current rabies vaccinations tags. When not in the pool, dogs must ...

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