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National Dog Day gallery

Readers share photos of their pooch in observance of National Dog Day, which was Friday, Aug. 26 in 2016. Share your photos at tgarvin@thesunnews.com.

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These old dogs are special picks at sanctuary

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. - Eleven dogs greet visitors at the door of the lovely 115-year-old Victorian house. There's a lot of slow-motion tail wagging but very little barking and no jumping up and down. Most of the dogs have a lot of white around their muzzles, several limp a bit, and some have the rheumy eyes that come with great age.

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Animal Tales | All about Angelica

I have a Pug corgi mix her name is Angelica — big name for a small dog, but that was the name she came with when she was given to me. She is very spoiled. l did that, but I could not help myself. She likes her toys and her food.

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Animal Tales | All about Chloe

This is Chloe my grand dog. When her Mom (our daughter) moved to Texas, she was so kind to leave Chloe behind to keep us company. Besides Chloe was already attached to her grandparents and we were to her as well. Chloe goes to work with Grandma everyday and travels to the post office and the bank. All the girls at the bank know Chloe & have treats waiting for her when she makes her daily visit. She is a very very loved and spoiled young lady and we would not have it any other way.

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SC CARES: How it all began

We are celebrating our 10th year for SC CARES (a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit) and I cannot tell you how amazed and grateful we are that we’ve continued to help animals of all sorts thanks to the generosity of those we’ve met.

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Animal Tales | All about Shatzi

This is my mother's Shih Tzu Shatzi. Every morning he sits on my mothers lap while she does the crossword puzzle in the Myrtle Beach Sun News. I guess this morning he needed a shot of espresso instead of decaff! He is 7 years old and lives with his brother, a great dane.

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Animal Tales | All about Sassy

My name is Sassy. I was almost 18 years old when I left my family in January 2015. I was adopted from the adopt a pet in York, Neb. My mom and dad took me everywhere. I loved being in the car and traveling with them all over the U.S. I always had my own spot in the car. I loved sitting in the front with my dad. I was always ready for running and playing with my toys.

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Animal Tales | All about Cleo

Hi! My name is Cleo, short for Cleopatra. But I'm not Queen of the Nile, I'm Queen of the recliner. My owners sometimes have trouble finding me because of my fe-lion cat-mouflage.

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Animal Tales | All about Nilla

Hi, my name is Nilla and I am a Chinese Crested Powderpuff, I was rescued from All 4 Paws. I live in Murrells Inlet with my Mom, 2 cats and my cousin and I love going to the beach with my dog pal Bradley.

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Meet Scratch, the macaw at S.C. CARES

Macaws are magnificent creatures being the largest in the parrot species. Their colors are so beautiful and much of this brings about their demise. They should be flying free in places like the Amazon, Brazil and other parts of South America but poaching and deforestation have decrease their numbers dramatically. Breeders are selling them for upwards of $1,000 which is why breeding can be a lucrative business, but not so great for the parrots.

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Alligator attacks retired police dog, dog bites back

A retired Palmetto, Florida police dog survived an alligator attack. Owner Chris Leister said he was taking down a basketball hoop when he heard a tussle by the water behind his home home. Arek emerged from bushes with a rip and tear on his paw. It turns out he was bitten by what neighbors have described as a 9-foot alligator. Trappers told Leister that Arek must have bitten the alligator back because one that big would not have let go easily.

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Alligator attacks retired police dog, dog bites back

A retired Palmetto, Florida police dog survived an alligator attack. Owner Chris Leister said he was taking down a basketball hoop when he heard a tussle by the water behind his home home. Arek emerged from bushes with a rip and tear on his paw. It turns out he was bitten by what neighbors have described as a 9-foot alligator. Trappers told Leister that Arek must have bitten the alligator back because one that big would not have let go easily.
Amaris Castillo Bradenton Herald
Alligator attacks retired police dog, dog bites back 1:23

Alligator attacks retired police dog, dog bites back

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Fire department rescues kitten from fire

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