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Obie, fat dog

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Most American cats and dogs are overweight

Most cats and dogs in the U.S. are overweight, according to figures released by the Association of Pet Obesity and Prevention cited by ABC News Radio.

red the pit bull

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Patrolling officer befriends loose pit bull

A police officer called because of a pit bull on the loose found out Red wasn't a big scary dog, but was just looking for some love.

Dog with prosthetics doing fine

KDVR

Dog walks again ... on four artificial limbs

Here's a dog tale about a pooch with a literal "spring" in his steps.

Brutus, a 2-year old Rottweiler, is walking again thanks to modern technology and months of training. He's said to be only the second dog ever known to have four prosthetic limbs.

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Badly abused puppy rescued from river canal

A puppy named Jordan who was thrown into a canal might have lost his leg, but he never gave up hope.

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Lion cubs adopted by Gaza Strip family

A Gaza Strip family has adopted two lion cubs from a local zoo that was unable to care for them.

Source: Montecito Pet Shop

Santa Barbara Stolen Bunny Returned

A local pet shop owner said a bunny stolen from their shop on March 19 has been returned safely and in good health. Employees were concerned the bunny could get sick and die because it was still too young.

Baby orangutan

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Rescued near death, baby orangutan is better

Budi, an adorable baby orangutan, is on the road to recovery after an animal shelter in Indonesia rescued him.

The 15-month-old was on the brink of death after he was kept in a chicken cage and fed nothing but condensed milk for the first year of his...

Cat face, tabby

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Missing cat found 2 years later, 2,000 miles away

A cat that vanished two years ago from its South Carolina home was found some 2,000 miles away, according to a Fox News report.

Arizona cubs

Bearizona

Ariz. bear cub triplets can now be viewed

Three black bear cubs born in early January at Bearizona can now be viewed by the public in a special care area of the park.

Medical marijuana

KDVR

Bill would let sick pets use cannabis in Nevada

Pets might soon be able to use marijuana under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.

Dog drinking ice water

WXMI

Man trains dog to walk 1 mile dressed as school girl

A man in China has trained his dog to walk on its hind legs for an entire mile, according to a Huffington Post article.

SXC

Puppy rescued from exhaust pipe

A puppy stuck in an exhaust pipe was rescued by emergency workers in Thailand.

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RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER FOR JACOB

Fundraiser for Burned Boy Brings in $1000.

A spur-of-the-moment fundraiser by Pascucci restaurant in Santa Barbara has raised…

Santa Maria Students Raise Funds For LLS Patients

More than 50 ASB students from Santa Maria High School raised $3,737.15 during their…

March Madness Tournament Starts Today

Boys and Girls Club March Madness

It's March Madness fever at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara this weekend!

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Pascucci's Restaurant Helps Fundraising for Burned Santa Barbara Teen

Help for a burned teenager in Santa Barbara through a special food certificate drive…

Fishing For Food Event Collects 1,400 Pounds Of Fish

Tuesday morning, 250 men and women took to the open water to catch fish for FOOD…

Another Wish Granted By Make-A-Wish

5-Year-Old's Wish to Visit Disney To Be Granted

A local five-year-old living with lymphoid leukemia found out his wish will come…

House and Home

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Swimming accident law: The basics

It's that time of year when the 6 o'clock news leads far too often with the most…

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Buying in bulk can save big bucks

From the single shopper to the family of seven, buying certain items bulk can save…

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Cut grocery bills with these 15 tips

When it comes time to cut spending, people often overlook what they spend at the…

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Small decorating changes make big impact

You can make big changes to your home just by making small decorating switches.

Laundry basket

Laundry tips to defeat 5 impossible stains

We've got the answers that will help you stop the guesswork on laundry and make it…

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5 ways to declutter your life

While some may think clutter is a sign of genius at work, the truth is messy…

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Santa Barbara Making Final Decision on City Council Districting Map Tonight

The way the people in Santa Barbara choose their city council members is being…

UPDATE: Third accomplice in Oxnard Spa Killing Sentenced

An Oxnard man involved in the killing of a spa owner in Oxnard has been sentenced.

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Santa Barbara Leads Southern California in Water Savings

Drought dry Santa Barbara is leading Southern California on a list of larger cities…

Nurses File Lawsuit Against SLO County Hospital

Eight nurses have filed a lawsuit against Twin Cities Community Hospital for rampant…

Santa Barbara County Receives Environmental Award

Santa Barbara County and Amec Foster Wheeler, an engineering and project management…

TB, tuberculosis

Santa Barbara County Sees Increase in Tuberculosis Cases

Santa Barbara County Health Officials say they've seen a spike in tuberculosis cases…

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Tipline Investigation Craigslist Rental Scam

Tipline Investigation: Craigslist Scam Targets Desperate Renters

In this Tipline investigation we expose a rental scam that will have you doing a…

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Tipline Investigation: Charities Struggle with Run or Dye Broken Promises

Trouble is brewing for the company that puts on the popular Run or Dye events. …

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning…

Tipline Investigation: Unraveling Santa Barbara's ZIR Mess

We have an update on a Tipline investigation that exposed serious flaws within the…

WHEELCHAIR SCAM

Tipline Investigation: Don't Fall For the Wheelchair Scam

Our Tipline investigation begins with a sob story. Every scammer has one. They love…

Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not…

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