See pets dressed as superheroes

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See pets dressed as superheroes
If you’re heading down to Comic-Con International early, there’s one event you shouldn’t miss: PAWmicon.
The fifth annual event put on by the Helen Woodward Animal Center will take place earlier than usual this year from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 15 instead of coinciding with the mega convention.
The family-friendly event will include a pet costume contest, carnival games for pets and their humans alike, arts and crafts, snacks — including dog-friendly goodies — and more.
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Prosthetic limbs offering pets a new ‘leash’ on life

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Prosthetic limbs offering pets a new ‘leash’ on life
A 7-year-old German shepherd dog named Star has some new pep in her step. She lost part of her right hind leg at birth, leaving her unable to walk comfortably. Then two months ago she was fitted with a customized prosthetic leg. Star’s owner, Elaine Diasparra, says the difference has been drastic.
“She’s amazing and she can actually go for walks now,” she said.
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Greyhounds go behind bars to learn how to be pets, teach prisoners responsibilities

ABC South West: Roxanne Taylor)

Greyhounds go behind bars to learn how to be pets, teach prisoners responsibilities
Retired racing dogs Blaze and Trigger have recently been released from Bunbury Regional Prison, where they have spent several weeks learning how to be pets.

It was part of the Greyhounds as Pets prison program where a select group of prisoners care for the dogs around the clock.
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