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July 17th, 2019

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Rules Are Rules | The Continuing Crisis

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By News of the Weird

Published June 17, 2019

Rules Are Rules |  The Continuing Crisis
Hugo the dog is a frequent boarder at Happy Tails Pet Hotel and Playland in St. Ann, Missouri. In early May, according to KTVI, Hugo proved how much he loves his pals at the doggy day care: He ran away from home, navigated a busy street and covered more than a mile to get to Happy Tails, where he ran inside to greet his canine friends. [KTVI, 5/9/2019]

In Spokane Valley, Washington, two thi Baby's First Shoes: When Olivia the giraffe gave birth to her son on May 2 at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, zookeepers noticed his rear feet were not in normal alignment, a condition called hyperextended fetlocks.

So the 170-pound baby, as yet unnamed, was fitted with casts to correct the problem, and along with them, his own custom-made pair of therapeutic shoes made of plywood and polyethylene.

"I'm hopeful they will help him walk better," zoo veterinarian Dr. Tim Storms told KIRO. He expects the treatment will continue over several months. [KIRO, 5/9/2019]

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