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Animal Island: Cut tree branches to move unwelcome birds along

Q: We live near the water and four or five pairs of some kind of small heron have built nests in some very large maple trees in the front of our house. The first year they did this there was only one pair and we thought it was kind of cool, but now the mess on our front lawn is unbelievable. Poop and feathers are everywhere and all over our cars if we park them in the driveway. Is there any way we can discourage the birds from living here? Nothing scares them at all; people on our block shoot off fireworks every Fourth of July and it does not faze these birds at all.

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The last free-ranging library cat in Illinois

Even before you enter the stately limestone library with leaded glass windows and copper-colored trim, you see signs of the local celebrity. Not at eye-level - look lower, and there, hovering in the shadows behind the glass door, are two ice-green eyes, staring up at you with frank curiosity.

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Service dog will be used to help crime victims

Laddy, a 2-year-old yellow Labrador, has been placed as a facility dog with the Victims Assistance Unit, where he’ll act as a calming presence to people struggling with the stress and anxiety of violent crimes. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)

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Animal Island: Few options to stop neighbors' dogs from barking all day

Q. In April I moved into an apartment complex that allows tenants to keep small dogs. We have not had too many hot days yet so I was able to open my windows rather than use the air conditioning. Some tenants have little dogs that bark at anyone they see while on the leash, and one tenant leaves her dog outside on the second-story deck for hours at a time, watching the pedestrian traffic and barking continuously. I don't like to make a complaint without offering a solution, so can you suggest a simple method of training the animal to control this behavior? I suppose a muzzle would work, if that is not considered cruel treatment. Is it?

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Adopt a pet (July 16, 2016)

Jax, a 1- to 2-year-old male Labradoodle, is available for adoption from Pals Animal Rescue. After his owner died, he was given to a family that found they could not care for him anymore. He is about 60 pounds, and aside from being a bit nervous and needy (like many doodles are), he is great with other dogs and with cats. He doesn’t mind the birds in his foster home either. He is an active dog who really likes to be with the people in his home.

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Adopt a pet (July 9, 2016)

Toby, a very wise 7-year-old dog who is part Scottish terrier and part schnauzer, is available for adoption from Pals Animal Rescue. He is great with other dogs, cats and people. He is house-trained and loves going for walks and rides in the car. He is always in a great mood and will lift your spirits when you are down with his always positive attitude.

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Pet Independence Day adoption special Saturday at Kansas Humane Society

The Kansas Humane Society is holding a Pet Independence Day adoption event from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2. During this one-day event, adoption fees are just $17.76 and, as always, adult cats are free. The fee includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a physical exam, a microchip and flea and tick treatment. For more information, visit at 3313 N. Hillside, call 316-524-9196 or go to www.kshumane.org.

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21 kittens born at Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Carnivore keeper Candice Dymek weighs and feeds some of the 21 kittens born recently at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Among the animals that gave birth were snow leopards, clouded leopards, Eurasian lynx, African serval, amur leopards and jaguars at the park. (Video by Fernando Salazar)

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Service dog will be used to help crime victims

Laddy, a 2-year-old yellow Labrador, has been placed as a facility dog with the Victims Assistance Unit, where he’ll act as a calming presence to people struggling with the stress and anxiety of violent crimes. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
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Service dog will be used to help crime victims

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21 kittens born at Tanganyika Wildlife Park

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Scenes from the Sunflower Cluster Dog Show

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Meet the breeds at Century II

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