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New App Helps Find Lost Pets
Serious: Our friends at the ASPCA have launched their first mobile app to help people locate missing pets. Use it to create a digital lost pet flyer for social networks, get critical advice during natural disasters and store your pets vital medical records and dietary needs.
The app is free and available now for iPhone and Android.
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New App Helps Find Lost Pets

Serious: Our friends at the ASPCA have launched their first mobile app to help people locate missing pets. Use it to create a digital lost pet flyer for social networks, get critical advice during natural disasters and store your pets vital medical records and dietary needs.

The app is free and available now for iPhone and Android.

Love animals as much as we do? Check out explore.org's network of live puppy and kitten cameras.

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Kitten-Con Is the Comic-Con of Cuteness

Young felines from around the world descended on Cleveland, TX this week for Kitten-Con, the annual celebration of geek culture, but with adorable kittens.

The cosplayers were out in force, many kittens dressing up like their favorite heroes from Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Doctor Who.

"Some of these cosplayers really go all-out," says Mark Hansen, who covers the geeky convention every year for Entertainment Weekly.”The attention to detail is flawless.”

The conference wraps up today with panels, product demos and a keynote from actor Wil Wheaton.

These kitties are up for adoption! Photographer Wendy Robbins dressed 17 kittens up in the hope of finding them good homes! Four have already been adopted. Thanks for the adorableness, Wendy!

h/t Yahoo News.

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Dog Staring Contest Ends in Stalemate
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
It was just another quiet Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.That is, until Rosie the St. Bernard showed up."She’s Gavin’s longtime foe," explains Kristen Arnold, referring to her Lab-Chihuahua mix. Though the two have faced off before, witnesses tell The Fluffington Post that this was their most dramatic match yet."They have these really intense staring contests," says parkgoer Phil DeBoer. "This one was different, though. Quite frankly, we weren’t sure how it was going to end."The rules were the same as always: First one to break concentration, loses. Fortunately, both pups were distracted by the same flying frisbee."Can’t say that’s ever happened before," says Arnold. "Gavin was pretty disappointed."Bruised egos notwithstanding, a rematch is already rumored."Oh, it’ll happen," says DeBoer. "I’m betting my entire Sunday on it."
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Dog Staring Contest Ends in Stalemate

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

It was just another quiet Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

That is, until Rosie the St. Bernard showed up.

"She’s Gavin’s longtime foe," explains Kristen Arnold, referring to her Lab-Chihuahua mix. 

Though the two have faced off before, witnesses tell The Fluffington Post that this was their most dramatic match yet.

"They have these really intense staring contests," says parkgoer Phil DeBoer. "This one was different, though. Quite frankly, we weren’t sure how it was going to end."

The rules were the same as always: First one to break concentration, loses. Fortunately, both pups were distracted by the same flying frisbee.

"Can’t say that’s ever happened before," says Arnold. "Gavin was pretty disappointed."

Bruised egos notwithstanding, a rematch is already rumored.

"Oh, it’ll happen," says DeBoer. "I’m betting my entire Sunday on it."

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Area Cat Proclaimed “Queen of the Jungle”
A local cat named Wollie Wu has secured the title “Queen of the Jungle” after a political power struggle lasting four to five days, according to sources familiar with the situation.
"It’s not exactly a democratic process," says Eva Gledhill, a journalist who writes about Jungle politics. "But let’s just say you have to know the right people if you want to claim the throne. And by ‘people,’ I mean ‘cats.’"
Then there’s the question of “jungle” in the first place.
"Is it really a jungle, or just a group of ferns in the corner of the garage?" Gledhill poses. "Who can say?"
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Area Cat Proclaimed “Queen of the Jungle”

A local cat named Wollie Wu has secured the title “Queen of the Jungle” after a political power struggle lasting four to five days, according to sources familiar with the situation.

"It’s not exactly a democratic process," says Eva Gledhill, a journalist who writes about Jungle politics. "But let’s just say you have to know the right people if you want to claim the throne. And by ‘people,’ I mean ‘cats.’"

Then there’s the question of “jungle” in the first place.

"Is it really a jungle, or just a group of ferns in the corner of the garage?" Gledhill poses. "Who can say?"

Submitted by Karen Kennis.

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Pup’s Instagram Selfies Are a ‘Cry for Help’

Henry, a 6-year-old pup from San Clemente, CA, has been posting piles of Instagrams lately. None of them individually are cause for concern, but friends are worried.

"They’re all selfies with captions like, ‘just hanging out with my lewis.’ Which is fine, except Lewis is a stuffed dog," says Jack Graham. "He’s trying to look super popular, but instead he’s just making everyone cringe."

Experts say it may be Henry’s desire to fit in, magnified by the loneliness of social media.

"He wants to show his other friends and classmates that he’s cool," says Dr. Alice Robertson, a canine psychologist. "But in this case, he’s coming off a little desperate."

Henry’s family is investigating ways to broach the subject without causing him any further embarrassment.

Submitted by Victoria Feasey.

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Vote for Local Pooch in Puppy Playoffs!
Franklin, a New York-based morkie, is in the final round of March Madness. Not the NCAA tournament, but PureWow’s Facebook bracket competition for the cutest pup in the land!
No need to sign up for anything. Vote TODAY by simply mentioning Franklin’s name in a comment on this Facebook post. Voting ends tonight at 11:59 ET.
And may the best pup win!
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Vote for Local Pooch in Puppy Playoffs!

Franklin, a New York-based morkie, is in the final round of March Madness. Not the NCAA tournament, but PureWow’s Facebook bracket competition for the cutest pup in the land!

No need to sign up for anything. Vote TODAY by simply mentioning Franklin’s name in a comment on this Facebook post. Voting ends tonight at 11:59 ET.

And may the best pup win!

Submitted by @Drelly.

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DNA Test Reveals Puppy Siblings Are Not Related
Lab results sent to an Indiana home on Sunday confirm that Zayda, a 9-week-old German shepherd puppy, is not biologically related to her brother Zlaus.
"There were some eerie similarities there," says Caitlyn Weastell, a source close to the situation. "They look a lot alike, and both hold a coffee cup with that weird pinky in the air. We just assumed they were related."
The test revealed that they are not from the same litter.
"I don’t think it will change their relationship," says Daniel Gomez, a close friend of both pups. "Zayda’s just a sister from another mister, as far as they’re concerned."
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DNA Test Reveals Puppy Siblings Are Not Related

Lab results sent to an Indiana home on Sunday confirm that Zayda, a 9-week-old German shepherd puppy, is not biologically related to her brother Zlaus.

"There were some eerie similarities there," says Caitlyn Weastell, a source close to the situation. "They look a lot alike, and both hold a coffee cup with that weird pinky in the air. We just assumed they were related."

The test revealed that they are not from the same litter.

"I don’t think it will change their relationship," says Daniel Gomez, a close friend of both pups. "Zayda’s just a sister from another mister, as far as they’re concerned."

Submitted by Kennedy Salts.

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Cat Can’t Unsee Raccoons’ Romantic Encounter
A cat named Sharon has lost significant sleep in recent weeks after witnessing a romantic liaison between two raccoons outside her Toronto home.
"Every time she closes her eyes, there they are," says Isabel Parker, a family friend. "You know. Doing it. I think she’s traumatized.”
Sharon’s doctor has recommended sleep therapy and even prescribed pharmaceutical aides, to no avail.
As for the raccoons, local law enforcement has been looking into a string of lewd behavior offenses in the neighborhood, but pinpointed no suspects.
Submitted by Jaclyn Kelin.

Cat Can’t Unsee Raccoons’ Romantic Encounter

A cat named Sharon has lost significant sleep in recent weeks after witnessing a romantic liaison between two raccoons outside her Toronto home.

"Every time she closes her eyes, there they are," says Isabel Parker, a family friend. "You know. Doing it. I think she’s traumatized.”

Sharon’s doctor has recommended sleep therapy and even prescribed pharmaceutical aides, to no avail.

As for the raccoons, local law enforcement has been looking into a string of lewd behavior offenses in the neighborhood, but pinpointed no suspects.

Submitted by Jaclyn Kelin.