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    Axolotls are everywhere: labs, pet stores, Minecraft, TikTok. Could they go extinct?

    The small salamander known as the axolotl, whose cartoonish face resembles a smiling emoji, is among the most widespread amphibians on Earth. You can buy them as pets online, collect them in the game Minecraft, and watch them perform on Instagram and TikTok. Often pink in color with feathery external gills, axolotls are also popular in laboratories: Scientists love studying them because they can regrow limbs, spinal cords, and even portions of their brains. Roughly 1 million are under human care worldwide, according to some experts. Yet in their home country of Mexico, where they’re celebrated as cultural icons,  

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    Experts unsure what kind of animal Pennsylvania woman rescued

    IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. Anti-abortion rally draws thousands in D.C. 01:37 New Jersey toddler orders nearly $2K of items from Walmart 01:48 Now Playing Experts unsure what kind of animal Pennsylvania woman rescued 01:23 UP NEXT Monkeys escape into Pennsylvania woods after highway crash 00:44 Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh lays out new job initiatives 12:41 Tribute to fashion icon André Leon Talley 04:51 At least 1 NYPD officer dead, another in critical after shooting in Harlem 01:59 Mask regulations in schools trigger controversy among parents   02:39 FBI: Texas  

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    Animal advocacy group: Mayo Clinic should be ‘severely punished’ over research puppy’s death

    An animal rights advocacy organization filed an official complaint against Mayo Clinic with federal regulators, saying the institution should face a stiff penalty over a puppy’s death at a research facility. Stop Animal Exploitation Now’s executive director, Michael Budkie, sent the letter to the USDA’s Animal Welfare Operation director Monday. In it, he argues Mayo Clinic was in “clear violation of the Animal Welfare Act” over the incident with the 9-month-old puppy. Budkie references a Sept. 24, 2021 USDA routine investigation of Mayo Clinic’s S.C. Johnson Research Facility. The department found that on June 23, 2020, the puppy died from  

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    Michigan Humane looking for home for 30-pound cat named the Mister

    A fat cat at a Westland shelter is looking for a home Mister the cat has a lot of personality. He also has a lot of extra weight – making him the perfect animal to bring home. The 30-pound feline is currently housed at an animal shelter in Westland but could be adopted today. Meet Mister the cat. He’s a big cat with an even bigger personality. Almost as big, at least. Twelve-year-old Mister is 30 pounds of love, joy, and feline prowess just awaiting adoption. His caregivers hope to find a home for him soon. “He’s full of love  

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    Rostraver animal rescue fire leaves about 12 cats dead

    About a dozen cats are dead after a fire at an animal rescue facility in Rostraver Township Friday morning. Westmoreland County dispatch says calls came in at around 3:45 Friday morning. Police arriving at the scene stated there was one person inside the structure, but they were able to get out safely.The fire along the 4500 block of Route 51 in Rostraver Township has left Wendi Kraemer, of Angels Journey Home, searching for a new place to house the animals in her care. Kraemer says she was able to rescue or release a number of animals from the burning building;  

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    UK as a leader in animal welfare? Well, some animals are more equal than others | Catherine Bennett

    With a zillion images of themselves to choose from, many taken by a reverent state photographer, Boris and Carrie Johnson used a picture of their dog, Dilyn, for their recent Christmas card. If unlikely to appeal to the current pope, the pet is, they presumably concluded, more generally inoffensive, ostensibly uninvolved in the family’s tireless requisitioning of free luxury goods and, on a more positive note, a pointed reminder of the household’s remaining claim to virtue. Or if that’s putting it too strongly: to their formal recognition as sentient beings. For say what you like about his indifference to human  

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    Memphis shelter rescues 61 animals, asks for help

    Photos by Jordan James, WREG MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis animal shelter took in 61 animals Thursday, straining resources and leaving the shelter looking for foster-care help. In total there were 8 dogs, 10 rabbits, 41 birds, 1 goat, and 1 pig, said Memphis Animal Services spokesperson Katie Pemberton. “We had been working with the owner to get into compliance, but the dangerous temperatures predicted overnight necessitated a change in plans. We had to remove them all for their safety, and the owner voluntarily surrendered all but three of the animals (and those three are in our care temporarily),” Permberton  

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    Former employee convicted in theft of thousands from Tri-State animal shelter

    HILLSBORO, Ohio (WXIX) – A woman admitted this week to stealing from the Highland County Humane Society where she used to work. Amy Roades handled the books and donations for the no-kill animal shelter located in Hillsboro. “She was the primary person who handled the money,” said Detective Vincent Antinore with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office. Antinore says the investigation began after someone noticed discrepancies in the books and tipped off the authorities. When detectives took over, they found around $6,000 missing. “What she admitted to in her interview was, if they had donations in the office, she would skim  

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