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  • The ferret: Pet or pest?

    Ferrets, owners say, are full of personality. But depending on where you live, state officials concerned about the effects of released ferrets on native species have banned ownership and lawbreakers risk up to three years in jail.

  • Robo-Rover? California bill would require microchips implanted in pets.

    The grain-of-rice size microchips, implanted between the shoulders, hold an owner's name and address. Animal-rights activists hail the bill as a way to reunite lost pets with their families.
    08/26/2011 06:50 pm

  • It's a dog's life

    And it's not half bad. Even in a recession, Americans bow to the slobbering, shedding, fiercely loyal king of pets.
    08/03/2009 01:00 am

  • With predator populations rising, more calls for control

    Western states grapple with how to address an increasing threat to livestock from wolves and big cats.
    01/18/2008 12:00 am

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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