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NEW DELHI - Stray canines roaming the Indian capital may soon find themselves attending police training school with civic authorities planning to turn the animals into security dogs, reports said Saturday. Credit: Associated Press New Delhi residents have long informally adopted some strays as watchdogs for their homes and shops and fed them, but this marks the first formal plan to turn them into municipal security dogs. City authorities said they would enlist police animal trainers to work with the strays and press the canines into service as guard dogs alongside a newly formed "May I Help You?" city security force which aims to assist the public and bolster safety. "If these dogs are...

You know what they say about curiosity and cats. Well, that's not far from the truth in some cases. Cats do tend to be curious creatures, choosing to play with or chew on things that perhaps they shouldn't. Let's talk about some of things that can get cats into trouble. Credit: Mira Arnaudova / Shutterstock One of the quintessential pictures of a cat is that of playing with a ball of yarn or string. Certainly, some yarn or string can keep a cat entertained for hours. But there's also a dark side to this obsession. Cats that ingest string, yarn, or similar linear objects can suffer from severe intestinal damage. These foreign bodies can cause intestinal obstructions or even perforations...

Making Your Yard Dog-Friendly

In the excitement of preparing to adopt a dog, there are so many things to think about-everything from a bed to food to toys. If you have a fenced-in yard, you may want to consider some simple additions to make it a haven you and your new best friend can enjoy together. Our friends at Beneful have these tips for transforming your yard into a pooch's paradise. Credit: Flickr/mccun934 - When planning your homemade hideaway, think about the things that you and your four-legged friend might enjoy doing together. - Although it's easy to get excited about all the possibilities, keep it simple and avoid overpowering your yard with playthings. - Include elements that both of you can enjoy, such...

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