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nanashi03, YouTube "I have everything in the world now." It's been a nightmarish year for natural disasters here in the States and abroad. It helps to find kernels of hope amid the despair. That's what Judy Pugh was looking for among the ruins of her home in tornado-ravaged Tuscaloosa. The local news had come to the rubble that used to be Pugh's house to report the story of how her life was saved when she became trapped under a collapsed wall. But less concerned about her own brush with death, Pugh's thoughts were with Katie, her cat who was lost in the twister. The cat not being the story--there was probably no chance that it had survived, after all--meteorologist Ted McInerney talked to ...

Missing Pet Partnership Got a dog that's nuts for cats? You might want to train it to put its feline obsession to good use. The Seattle-area-based Missing Pet Partnership (MPP) trains dogs and their owners to be first-rate detectives, sniffing out lost pets. When it comes to cat-detection, "we pick dogs that naturally get hyper-excited and wiggly when they detect the scent of a cat," MPP founder Kat Albrecht tells Paw Nation. Albrecht, who began her career as a police officer working with search-and-rescue bloodhounds, would use her own search dog to track lost pets in her spare time. Eventually her side project grew into the Missing Pet Partnership. Not every cat-lovin' dog is up to ...

Laura Totis What animal lover hasn't daydreamed about ditching their desk job and applying for a job at the zoo? Or at a doggy daycare? Or tracking gorillas in Africa? We sure have, but since most of us may never actually get to work with the animals we love, we thought we'd introduce you to a few people who do. Name: Laura Totis Age: 47 Title: Pet tracker and owner of LJT Pet Tracking and LJT Training How long have you been tracking pets? I started officially doing it back in 2002. Describe what a pet tracker does. For the most part we can help people find their pets just with a phone consultation or some Internet advice. Making posters, figuring out the logistics, what exactly happe...

Stephan Soleas (on the unicycle), his wife Gemma (holding the accordion) and daughter Namané Amorea (on the horse) are thrilled to have their dog, Charlie, home with the family. Photo: Stephan Soleas Those stories about dogs traveling hundreds of miles to be reunited with their owners are always pretty unbelievable, but this one takes the cake. Just a few days after 26-year-old musician Stephan Soleas hitched a ride from his home in Taos, N.M. to New Orleans, his 6-year-old Lab mix went missing. On Feb. 5, Soleas heard that his dog, Charlie, had reappeared about 50 blocks from where Soleas was staying, over 1,200 miles from their home. Turns out Charlie really, really, really didn't want to...