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MADRID - Would-be beachgoers near Barcelona faced a brief ban after a shark scare shut down six beaches for a day, the Red Cross said on Wednesday. Credit: Getty Creative Three small blue sharks, between one and 1.5 metres (five feet) long, were sighted by lifeguards on Tuesday, prompting two local town halls to ban bathing from their beaches. The beaches in the resorts of Premia del Mar and El Masnou near Barcelona were closed on Tuesday and reopened on Wednesday morning, a local Red Cross spokeswoman told AFP. "A surveillance patrol in boats did not find the sharks," so green flags were flying again on Wednesday indicating it was safe to bathe in the sea, the spokeswoman said. Two Red...

It's summertime and the living isn't always easy for cats. Summer is the time for sun, fun, vacations and outdoor activities from gardening, sports, picnics, BBQs, vacations to beach days. School is out: families spend more time together but often spend less time with their cats. While humans are enjoying more outdoor fun, cats being creatures of habit, miss their humans and their usual routine. Credit: Petfinder Behavioral issues are more likely to crop up when routines are changed. Anxiety, separation anxiety and varieties of aggression can result. More animals roam in the summer from neighborhood pets to wildlife. This is the most likely time for incidents of direct aggression and...

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