paws up for pets (67)

Critters in crisis discover

cops are friends — and saviors

7960727659?profile=originalGulf Stream Police Chief Edward Allen holds Chief, a kitten rescued from construction debris.

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7960727280?profile=originalResident Peter Klein heard the kitten’s meowing for help from under

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7960719901?profile=originalLouie the English bulldog listens to Kyle and Mya Laman (photo below) as they read books

to him during a Tale Waggin’ Tutor session at the downtown Boca Raton Library.

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7960720673?profile=originalBy Arden Moore

    Inside the downtown Boca Raton Library, sibling

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7960720097?profile=originalA VITAS patient enjoys an up close and personal visit from a Paw Pal dog.

Photo provided by VITAS Healthcare

By Arden Moore

    Some dogs are born agility stars blessed with athletic prowess to weave in and out among poles, dash up ramps and wiggle q

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7960715663?profile=originalCats don’t have a sense of humor but can be quite hilarious to watch.

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By Arden Moore

    If you share your home with a dog or a cat, I’m wagering that your pet’s antics pop a smile on your face at least once a day. In fact, pick a day

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7960699487?profile=originalLuciana Gilman, of Loxahatchee, finds Ruby, left, and Sonny good company.

Together, the pigs weigh 150 pounds. A potbellied pig can reach 200 pounds.

Photo by Ximena Olds

By Arden Moore

    The majority of the pet columns I’ve penned for The Coastal

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7960692686?profile=originalOcean Ridge resident Natalia Smith takes a selfie with Coco, her 3-month-old Maltipoo, a Maltese Poodle mix.

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By Arden Moore

    Let’s be candid. Valentine’s Day dates can be hit and miss. Even if you are blessed to be w

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7960689264?profile=originalTeach your pets new tricks to work their brains. The author’s cat, Casey,

learned how to walk and then jump through a hoop.

7960689872?profile=originalArden Moore and her dog, Kona. Bolster your bond with your pet by talking and singing to him.

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7960682062?profile=originalHarriette Margolin, a patient at Bethesda Hospital, enjoys a visit from therapy dog Harley and Boynton Beach Detective Astrel Labbe, who investigates crimes against children and older adults.

7960681870?profile=originalBoone, Boynton Beach’s other therapy dog, led Harley on a

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7960674455?profile=originalHonoring our K-9 military heroes (l-r): military working dog Bond, Sarah Browning, Sgt. Wess Brown, MWD Isky, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, Gen. Robert B. Neller, MWD Matty, Spc. Brent Grommet, Cpl. Nick Caceres, contract working dog Fieldy, American Huma

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7960663862?profile=originalDog trainer Bob Burnell is an advocate for responsible care of pets, including not locking them in vehicles.

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By Arden Moore

   After parking your car in a shopping center lot on a typical hot, humid August day here in Pa

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7960661066?profile=originalA group of felines greets visitors near the entrance of the cat sanctuary.

7960660875?profile=original(L-R) Ariel Milrad, Ulla Oest, Thomas Raabe and Benilda Milrad at God’s Creatures

Great and Small Sanctuary in rural Lake Worth.

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7960653254?profile=originalAgnes Simon and her poodle-Pekinese mix, Benji, celebrate his 11th birthday

at The Carlisle Palm Beach senior living community in Lantana.

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By Arden Moore

     Inside The Carlisle Palm Beach senior living community in Lantana, you expe

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7960641481?profile=originalBoca resident Lisa Huffman holds her son Harrison while keeping an eye on her golden doodle

and a friend’s greyhound at Bark Park Dog Beach.

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By Arden Moore

    My dogs, Chipper and Cleo, remind me to never stereotype can

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7960638458?profile=originalStargazer lilies may add color to a room but will poison your cat.

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7960638681?profile=originalA sago palm is toxic to dogs.

Photo courtesy of lake.ifas.ufl.edu

7960638089?profile=originalIbuprofen can lead to gastritis or even a bleeding ulcer in a pet.

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7960629652?profile=originalIrwin Stovroff plays with his golden retriever, Cash.

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By Arden Moore

   Meet Irwin Stovroff, an energetic 93-year-old from Boca Raton. He regards himself as “the luckiest person there is.” Let’s add remarkabl

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7960619294?profile=originalDave Wesolowski, community outreach coordinator, sorts through a tub of donated leashes,

collars and harnesses at Peggy’s Pantry on the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League campus in West Palm Beach.

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By Arden Moore

    What

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7960609481?profile=originalRuff Tales Rescue regularly saves animals such as Christian (above)

from bleak lives in South Florida cages. After being fostered and medically cleared,

the pets are driven to Miami-Opa Locka Airport by Melanie Malanowski (below),

where they board an

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7960607055?profile=originalWorkers and dogs coexist inside the pet-friendly office of Architec Brands, a housewares design company

in Delray Beach. Henry, a 3-year-old golden retriever, lounges in his bed. His friend Lilly,

a 2-year-old Morkie, explores the office to find a pl

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