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Canton, Ohio, police dog Jethro is being mourned after being fatally shot while responding to a burglary alarm at a store at about 1 a.m. Saturday. Jethro was shot four times as he entered the store with his partner, Officer Ryan Davis. The dog died from his injuries Sunday morning. “There’s not a doubt in my mind that that dog saved officers’ lives today,” Police Chief Bruce Lawver told the Canton Rep. The suspect was shot in the ankle and taken into custody. K9 Jethro was seen being saluted as his body was carried from the animal hospital to a waiting vehicle Sunday. Thousands shared their condolences on social media Sunday, with many pledging to keep their porch light on that night to honor Jethro. — Read it at the Huffington Post

Lost Dog Injured on New Year’s Eve Goes Home

There’s much happier news for Milly, a black Labrador Retriever who was rescued by Virginia State Police after being hit on a highway in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. She was rushed to Pender Vet’s emergency room, where she was stabilized

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In this Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 photo, Asian elephants belonging to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, eat hay in their enclosure outside the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the iconic elephants will be permanently retired to the company's 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida. There are 11 elephants currently on tour with the circus. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
In this Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 photo, Asian elephants belonging to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, eat hay in their enclosure outside the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the iconic elephants will be permanently retired to the company's 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida. There are 11 elephants currently on tour with the circus. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The “Greatest Show on Earth” is giving up some of its largest performers 18 months earlier than promised. Feld Entertainment, which owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, announced last year that it would phase

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Elderly Dog Rescued From Creek

Rocky, a 15-year-old small white dog, is lucky to be home where it’s warm after a scary 19 hours in Michigan. His owner, Janet Lane, let Rocky outside at about 3 a.m. Friday, and he didn’t come back. She started searching for him right away and continued through the day, checking the wetlands behind her home and a creek several houses away. Nineteen hours later, neighbor Ruel Ramos heard an animal in distress near his home and called 911. Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Faisal Khawaja responded, and the two found Rocky lying in the creek bed with hypothermia setting in. "I started rubbing his chest, giving him chest compressions. Then, I started to see signs of life,” Khawaja told Detroit’s WXYZ. He and Ramos wrapped the dog in blankets, brought him inside — and called the number on his tag, where Ramos spoke with Lane. "Oh my God. It was great," Lane said of the late-night phone call. "We had given up all hope. It's definitely a great ending.” She took Rocky to the vet to be examined, and