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A Smurf Travel Adventure

Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

Traveling with stuffed animals isn’t just for kids, folks. Reddit user ThisNameTookAwhile was given a Smurf toy several months before his Euro t...

Are Your Stuffed Animals More Well-Traveled Than You?

Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel

Is your furry companion in need of a … companion? Why not treat them on a vacation with their other furry friends? Unagi Travel, started by Sono...

PHOTOS: Bring Home A New Friend For The Holidays

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.22.2011 | San Francisco

As long as you remember to poke holes in the box, a new pet is one of the best gifts you can put under the Christmas tree/Hanukah menorah/Festivus pol...

Report: Coyotes Surround Woman, Her Dogs In Lincoln Park

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago woman claims she was surrounded by a trio of coyotes while she walked her two dogs in the city's Lincoln Park neighborhood early Tuesday. ...

Skunks In The City: Smelly Encounters On The Rise

Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago

Notice a different scent in the air lately? No, we're not talking about that crispy, autumn air -- rather, skunk sightings are reportedly on the rise ...

Penguins To Say Bye (For Now) To Lincoln Park Zoo

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

With the temporary closure of their penguin exhibit pending, Lincoln Park Zoo officials are urging fans of the waddling sea birds to stop in for a vis...

Raccoons Bunk In Suburban Woman's Dining Room

Wilmette, IL Patch | Wilmette, IL Patch | Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

With both children and grandchildren in the area, family dropping in is a constant for Sylvia Flinn at her Wilmette home. However, when Flinn played h...

Zoo Animals Stay Cool, Roosters Evade Capture & Squirrel Hunting Gone Wrong

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

With the temperatures rising to oven-like heights these days, it can be easy to forget that us human types are not the only ones having to deal with t...

Critter Beat: Peacock Named 'Fluffy' Reunited With Family & More

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 09.11.2011 | Chicago

Our first round-up of animal-related news two weeks ago received so much positive feedback that we've decided to bring the feature back on a semi-regu...

Animal Shelter's AC Units Stolen, Pets In Peril

Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

Some 100 orphaned cats and dogs living in a Chicago animal welfare center are in danger heading into the expected-to-be-hot weekend after vandals eith...

Duck, Turtle, Cat: Today In Furry Friends

Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago

It's been a busy day at HuffPost Chicago and we've been so inundated with animal news in particular that we decided to pull it all together for our fr...

PHOTOS: The Furriest Travel Companions

Posted 09.07.2012 | Travel

Apparently, it's not hard to come by adults who travel with furry companions. In August, Travelodge reported that roughly 25% of male business travele...