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News The puppies with Rescue City volunteers and Oceanside veterinarians. Source: Facebook
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A local animal advocacy group rescued nine puppies on Tuesday that they say were neglected from an Avenue X home in Gravesend. Volunteers from Rescue City, a group that facilitates pet adoptions, became aware of the alleged abuse while monitoring Facebook. They dispatched members to check out the situation, and found a yard full of young…

Arts & Music An American White Pelican lives the good life at Jamaica Bay. Source: 10000birds.com
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By Daniel Frazer We’re all familiar with pigeons, starlings, and house sparrows, and we all still smile when we see a particularly cute squirrel, but did you know that Southern Brooklyn is home to a vast array of seemingly exotic wildlife? Right above our heads, hawks and falcons fly! And right behind us, raccoons, muskrats,…

News Swans on Weber Court. (Photo by Eric Jankiewicz)
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The state has released a new plan to manage the booming mute swan population, telling critics that if they don’t want to see the swans killed then they have to pay to keep them around. The revised plan, released Monday by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, comes after a December 2013 plan to wipe out…

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Responding to a burglary call Monday morning, cops found eight puppies in an abandoned Gravesend home. The owner of the 1818 Ocean Parkway thought he heard strange noises coming from residence, suspected intruders or squatters had gotten in, and called 911 at 9:30am. But all cops found were the pooches in a third floor bedroom. Despite squatting in the vacated three-family…

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Saint Edmund’s Roman Catholic Church is hosting a Blessing of the Animals and pet adoption event in honor of the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron and protector of animals. The pet adoption event is being done in coordination with Kensington’s Sean Casey Animal Rescue, who will have puppies, kittens, dogs and cats for adoption beginning…

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An elderly woman was arrested after she allegedly tossed it down the trash chute of her Batchelder Street building, causing injuries that led to its death. Cops were called to 2334 Batchelder Street in the Sheepshead – Nostrand Houses at around 5pm on Tuesday, after a neighbor heard the canine’s cries echoing up the shaft leading…

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That personable pooch pictured above has gone missing, and the owners are asking for your help finding him. Named Teddy, the 7-pound Pomeranian disappeared around midnight last night. He was last seen near Applebee’s on Emmons Avenue. The owners are offering an unspecified reward. Call (347) 414-2889 if found.

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The New York Aquarium is celebrating the birth of a still-to-be-named harbor seal, only the second of its species to be born at the facility in the past 15 years. The cuddly-looking creature was born on May 27 with a weight of 22 pounds, and has already been out and about in the aquarium’s displays.…

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