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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held its annual Humane Awards luncheon on Thursday, during which the organization recognized its cat and dog of the year for 2013: Koshka the cat and Xena the dog. Koshka was an injured stray cat in southern Afghanistan when he met Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott. Knott took a shine to the cat and nursed him back to health, but he didn't foresee that having a new pet by his side would help him through a tragedy. Two of Knott's closest friends were killed in a suicide bombing, and Knott sunk into a depression. Koshka kept Knott's chin up. "Just the bit of compassion and love that cat showed me is what it took to remind me to stay...

PawNation Joins ASPCA for LA Dog Walk

The Rock 'n' Roll Halloween Half Marathon took place Sunday, Oct. 27, in Los Angeles. Featuring a special dog walk for canines and their human companions, the event benefited the ASPCA and, just in time for Halloween, many participants (and their pups) got festive with fun costumes. Special celebrity guests also partook…

ASPCA: 'Don't Shave Your Pets'

It's summer — it's hotter than you can remember it ever being and you're miserable in the heat. But what's worse is that your pets look even more miserable. After all, they're wearing fur coats that they can't take off. You may be tempted to do it for them, but the ASPCA wants you to know that you definitely…

Hundreds of pups, parents and friends gathered at Imperial Beach, Calif., to watch talented canines shred some gnarly waves. Our fur-bulous correspondent Randall was there, reporting live from the event, and he was able to witness all the amazing stunts: from a dog riding the waves backwards to tandem canine surfing! Watch the video to see who wagged away a winner, what celebri-dogs Randall hung out with and all the other incredible moments from this pawesome competition. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-233534{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-233534, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-233534{width:521px;height:383px;display:block;} ...

Pet Spring Cleaning Expert Q&A

It seemed like it would never come, but spring has finally arrived. Now it's time to start cleaning and gardening around your home. But, if you have a cat or dog in the family, there are certain precautions you should take when you do. There are numerous dangers that come with cleaning products, herbicides and plants,…

A decade-long legal battle between the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has finally come to an end. According to ABC News, the ASPCA agreed to pay $9.3 million to the company to settle a lawsuit stemming from the ASPCA's claims that the circus abused their elephants. The ASPCA is one of several animal rights groups that sued Feld Entertainment Inc., the owner of the circus, back in 2000 for mistreating the Asian elephants used in shows. The lawsuit and...