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Can Dog ‘Sleuths’ Sniff out California Citrus Disease?

WASHINGTON — Dog detectives might be able to help save ailing citrus groves, research published Monday suggests. “This technology is thousands of years old – the dog’s nose. We’ve just trained dogs to hunt new prey: the bacteria that causes a very damaging ...
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Abandoned Baby Giraffe Befriended by Dog in Africa Dies

JOHANNESBURG — A baby giraffe that was befriended by a dog after it was abandoned in the wild has died, a South African animal orphanage said Friday. “Our team is heartbroken,” the orphanage said. “The last two days before we lost him, Jazz started looking ...
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Late on Licensing Your Dog? Fresno County Cuts You a Break.

Dog owners who live in unincorporated parts of Fresno County are catching a break: County officials are waiving penalties for those who haven't licensed their pooches. Under state law, owners are required to secure a license for a dog within 30 days of owne...