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6-year-old Florida boy dies from rabies after bat scratch
The father of a 6-year-old Florida boy who died after trying to save a rabid bat said he's "never loved anyone or anything more." The sick bat scratched Ryker Roque after his father, Henry Roque, discovered it in a bucket a few weeks ago, the father told ABC affiliate WFTV. Ryker, who did not
Otters Attack Teens Swimming in Northern California Lake
Two teens were allegedly attacked by a swarm of otters while enjoying a summer swim in California's Shasta Lake last weekend. Chris Whitney, 13, told local ABC News affiliate KRCR-TV that three otters attacked him and his buddy Jacob Savage, 14, in the lake. "They just kept getting at our legs and
'10% Happier': Arianna Huffington
The co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post talks about her new book, "The Sleep Revolution," with ABC News' Dan Harris.
Fido Flu Outbreak Hits Chicago
Experts say now more than ever fascinating is a matter of life and death for your dog adult who is already in three states Illinois Wisconsin and Indiana. Five dogs have died from this virus already. Three local PetSmart stores have closed their pets hotel to prevent the spread of the virus it's
Canine Flu Outbreak Hits Chicago, Sickens More Than 1,000 Dogs
A rare epidemic of canine flu is spreading throughout the Chicago area, veterinary experts warned. In an advisory issued by the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control, officials said more than 1,000 cases had been identified over the past month and five dogs have died from the disease.
What Aborted Fetuses Have to Do With Vaccines
A small but growing number of parents who object to vaccinating their children on religious grounds say they do so because many common vaccines are the product of cells that once belonged to aborted fetuses. There is a grain of truth to this statement. But even religious leaders, including a future
Gym Teacher Saves Young Student From Fox Attack
Woman takes on wild animal with her bare hands to save an elementary school student in danger.
Fox Attacks 2nd-Grader, 3 Others on Connecticut Playground
A Connecticut community is on high alert after a fox attacked people on an elementary school playground, biting at least four people, including a second-grade boy. The fox on the run outside Broad Brook Elementary School in East Windsor Monday attacked 7-year-old Evan Witzke during an outdoor gym
Woman Mistakes Rabid Raccoon for Her Cat
Ginny Ballou was half asleep when she reached over to pat her cat, Pretty Boy. Only the long-haired tomcat was nowhere in sight. What Ballou was running her fingers through instead was the coarse fur of a deranged raccoon. The vicious animal had crept into the house through the cat door on
Some Veterinarians Sell Unnecessary Shots, Tests to Make Extra Money, Says Former Vet
For most pet owners, man's best friend is another member of the family and deserves the best care, but a former veterinarian says that some vets, out to make an extra buck, will pad the bill with unnecessary shots, tests and procedures. Andrew Jones worked as a veterinarian for 17 years. He left