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Our cats, dogs and other pet friends pets are an important part of our lives. They bring us the joy, laughter, and attachment that we crave as humans. For pure delight, look no further than Animal Views — a weekly take on the best animal photography. Our recent story on pet grief shows how the death of a pet can hurt as much as the loss of a relative. Take a moment to share your own pet photos. Curious about squirrels? Snap a shot and share your squirrel photos with us.


Dog found in Oregon heading back to Pennsylvania

(Washington County Animal Services / Associated Press)

Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania.


Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.


Spay Kitty? Not a hairball’s chance in you-know-where.

(Courtland Milloy / THE WASHINGTON POST)

Our 2-year-old cat’s not truly content unless she’s spayed, we’re told. But why risk personality changes?


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