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Trying to get one dog to sit still and make eye contact with a camera for more than half a second is a low-key miracle. Lining up 16 dogs, on steps, and having them all stare at the camera simultaneously is the work of a God-like dog whisperer.

This miracle worker is Liam Beach, a 19-year-old animal management graduate from Cardiff, Wales. A friend of his dared him to attempt the shot and he accepted the challenge.

"My friend Catherine challenged me to try to get all of my lot sat on the stairs for a photo. She said, 'I bet you can't pull it off,' so I thought 'challenge accepted,'" he said, accoriding to Paws Planet.

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After being abandoned in a crack house, this pit bull became an honorary member of the FDNY.

The dog was holding on for dear life when rescuers found her.

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The term “shelter dog” might be seared into your brain, but one animal shelter made a big effort in the hope that the public will think about shelter cats the same way.

Atlanta’s Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters is enjoying a wave of viral notoriety thanks to their recent viral ad that proves you don’t need a big budget to get your point across. The video, rife with kitsch, camp, and humor, is an effort by the shelter to market the adoption of cats from their facility.

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Why the Homeless Need Their Pets

According to a new study, those on the street and their animal companions are better off together.

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It’s not uncommon for people passing a homeless person with a dog on the street to voice sympathy for the animal and derision for the human. Often based on the assumption that a homeless individual is just using a pet for warmth or to guilt people into giving them money, it’s easy to argue that people who can’t take care of themselves could be subjecting animals to deprivation and risk. This skepticism is so baked into society that some people apparently consider it acceptable to cut the leashes of homeless people’s animals as they sleep, taking them to a better life. Authorities regularly sweep homeless camps, picking up animals, or grill homeless people for proof of animal ownership they may not have and few pet owners would ever keep on their person.

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