At China’s Xixiakou Zoo four liger cubs were born, but as the mother stopped feeding the cubs, two have unfortunately died. The staff at the zoo then decided to bring in a ‘stepmother’ for the cubs, so a dog was brought in to nurse and feed the liger cubs. The dog has only recently had her own puppies so she is the perfect candidate for the job. Ligers – a cross between a male lion and a female tiger – are known to only be born in captivity and usually grow larger than either of their parents. These two little ligers are feeding well from their canine ‘step mum’ and should be nursed to strength soon.
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Gary Murphy was devastated when his dog was snatched by an alligator whilst working on a boat on the Port St Lucie River in Palm City. One minute the little West Highland Terrier was keeping him company, the other he could hear a yelp and when he looked spotted his beloved pet in an alligator’s mouth. Without hesitation he threw himself on the back of the alligator punching its head until the gator finally released its prey. Doogie, the Westie was understandably in shock, both because of the fear and the loss of blood. He suffered several deep cuts all over his body and was also treated for liver damage and lung injuries. The veterinary surgeon advised that even though Doogie suffered serious injuries, he will recover. Mr Murphy said: ‘I wasn’t trying to be a hero. I just wanted my dog back.’ Doogie is a lucky dog to have such a brave owner! Would you have done the same?
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A new law is being introduced in China for the residents of Shanghai which means each family will only be allowed to keep one dog, trying to reduce the number of abandoned dogs in the city. This law that limits dog ownership proceeds decades of single-child policy. Also, people were no allowed to keep dogs under the rule of the late communist leader Mao Zedong but now due to China’s ever growing economy many families have one or more pets. The law hits families with several pets more as they will have to give one away. A man who owns two dogs said: ‘The new policy says each family can only have one dog, but we have been living together for five years. They are a family to me, I cannot just give one of them up.’ The solution for some families is to leave any other pets with relatives as they have 1 month from 15th May 2011 to register their dogs – one dog per family.
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