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Ellen Trout Zoo Names Baby Tiger

The new lion cub at the Ellen Trout Zoo has a name! It's been a summer of births at the zoo, with several intriguing new babies born. The lion cub has been named Sango.

The city says the name has meaning - Sango is the Yoruba god of lightning and thunder.

We've got a chance to catch a sneak peak at the little lion cub this weekend, but we'll have to be on our toes.

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Dogs Die in San Antonio Sheriff’s Department ‘Mishap’

Let me understand this.  You are an officer of the law entrusted to handle a dog as part of your K9 duties.  You reside in a part of the country known to unrelenting heat and humidity during the summer season.  But for some unexplained reason, common sense values vacated your brain long enough for not one, but two dogs perishing inside your patrol vehicle.

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It’s a Good Summer at Ellen Trout Zoo

The assortment of animals at Ellen Trout Zoo continues to grow.

So far this summer, the zoo has announced the birth of a baby Louisiana Pine Snake, and an African lion cub.

On Wednesday, the latest births were announced. If you're guessing frogs, guess again!

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Dogs and Fireworks Don’t Mix

As we mentioned, the fireworks stands have opened up shop in Texas, and you can buy the fireworks through next Wednesday at midnight.

Fun for all! Except the family dog.

Dogs think they're being tortured! Mine run to take cover in the bedroom every time they hear a pop. If we can't find our two miniature schnauzers shaking under the bed, we can usually find them with the jitters billowing under the low rack of clothes in the master closet. The muffled pop may be coming from a mile away outside, but the dogs start whining and yelping like the firecrackers are being shot off from the kitchen sink. Noise is noise, and they don't know how far away it originates. They just think they're being shot at.

What do law enforcement agencies say about dogs and fireworks?

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Take Your Dog To Work Day This Friday!

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That's your mutt saying thank you for thinking of him on June 22.  Why?  Because it is National Take Your Dog To Work Day!

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Poaching Could Put You In Jail In East Texas

For the hunting enthusiasts out there, and I personally know plenty of them, waiting for the appropriate season and shooting in the appropriate vicinity is all part of the sport.  So, why would you want to hunt illegally and risk damaging your bank account, or far worse, spending time behind bars?

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Thought It Would Be A Routine Trip To The Gas Station, But… [VIDEO]

About three weeks have passed since I met a man while filling up the tank of  my 1974 lime green Pinto with 8-track player.  Have you seen me driving around the city?  By the way, want to thank Dornan and Clarice who were kind enough to push me out of the Timberland/Chestnut intersection last Saturday.

The man with the Arkansas license plate on his vehicle started complaining about nothing to do here.  "Been visiting relatives for four days", he said.  Must have been his wife in the front seat with his two children in the back.  10 years old I'm guessing.  He continued his calm rant by telling me that in the small Arkansas community where he resided, there were far more attractions to attend.  His disdain for the word "Lufkin" was evident, almost as if he had just swallowed a grasshopper.

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‘Strays’ Roaming East Texas – Find Out How You Can Help Pets In Need

Just this morning, on my way to work, I encountered three stray dogs in three different locations roaming our landscape.  Two younger animals (1-2 years old) and a third pooch with more than a touch of gray around his mouth.  No collars!  No I.D.!  All three allowed me to get close enough for some well needed affection.  Spent about 10 minutes with each, then after leaving the "scene of the crime", glanced in my rear-view mirror to watch their journey continue.  Sad! 

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Woman Charged After Cops Find Her Housing Deer and Squirrels

Every local humane society boasts a number of animals who are desperately in need – cats, dogs, birds, and bunnies alike anxiously wait for the day that they find their “forever home.”  The grueling adoption process involves pages of paperwork and hours of valuable time

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David Lee Roth Shows Off His Herding Dogs in New Video

In recent weeks Van Halen fans have been reminded of a number of David Lee Roth‘s other passions and he addresses one — sheep herding — in this video from the Van Halen News Desk. The singer takes viewers through the art of training a dog to herd, mixing in quips that only he could think of along the way.

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Ozzy Osbourne’s Family Bulldog Lola Dies

Lola Osbourne, the bulldog best known as Ozzy Osbourne‘s co-star in the hit reality series ‘The Osbournes,’ has died at the age of 12. Ozzy’s son Jack, who seems to have been Lola’s owner, broke the news last night (Feb. 21).

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Wounded Soldier Reunites With Dog Found in Afghanistan [VIDEO]

While on tour of duty in Afghanistan, soldier Donny Eslinger adopted an adorable dog that he named Smoke-pup Barbarian. But after he was critically wounded during a mortar attack and shipped to Germany, Eslinger was forced to leave the pooch behind.

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