Adopt a ‘Heavy’ cat, a special needs dog with heart

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Thursday was quite the day for foodies, with National Lasagna Day, Chili Dog Day and Chicken Wing Day falling on the same day. If you weren’t aware such a day even existed, you’re not alone. We wouldn’t have known either, if not for the protestations of a certain resident of the Burlington County Animal Shelters. Heavy D had the date circled on his little kitty calendar, and was quite perturbed when he received his regular old cat food instead of a fancy feast. 

"I'm the lead singer, of course, but you can do backup vocals." -Heavy D.

If you missed the festivities, this food-motivated fellow would love to help you indulge. But keep it

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These Cute Animals Are On the Mend After Reckoning With West Coast Wildfires

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It’s fire season again in the Western United States with temperatures up and rainfall levels down. Massive wildfires are wreaking havoc on humans and animals alike, but nothing can keep these cute critters down. Read ahead and view five adorable animals who have faced down west coast fires, and come out the other side still looking like total sweetie pies.

Meet Tamarack the black bear cub, named for the forest fire that injured his tiny jelly bean paws. The Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care said in a series of Facebook posts that it got a call from a homeowner who saw

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Bangor’s Mount Hope Cemetery allows pets to be buried with humans

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In the Maine city where “Pet Sematary” author Stephen King resides, a cemetery is allowing humans and their pets to be buried together. 

Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor also happens to be featured in several scenes of the movie adaptation of the horror novel. So it seems fitting that this year, the cemetery began allowing the cremated remains of pets to be buried alongside their people – in a specific “whole family lot” portion of the cemetery. It’s believed to be the first in the state to do so.

“This will help ensure you will always be with your faithful

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LEE — Growing up, Renee Dodds was not permitted any pets (she is allergic, after all). Fast forward a few years, and she’s making up for lost time.

“The minute I moved out of my parents’ house I got a dog, and I’ve had one ever since,” explains Dodds, a Lanesborough native who returned to the Berkshires to launch Love Us and Leave Us, a doggy daycare and boarding facility that has become the premiere choice of dogs throughout the County. What began in Pittsfield more than 15 years ago has recently expanded to include a second location in Lee,

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Dumb Friends League animal shelter overcrowded with adoptable pets

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DENVER — It was love at first sight at the Dumb Friends League animal shelter in Denver Thursday.

Francis Eaton and his roommate adopted a 3-year-old Siberian Husky, named Kodah, and may be paying another visit to the shelter.

“There is a few animals that I might even come back after the fact and pick up,” Eaton said.

That would be an ideal situation for the shelter.

There are about 1,500 animals at the shelter’s three locations, which is an increase of about 400 pets compared to this time last year.

“We’re sort of just playing catch up right now,”

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