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K-McPhee Claims Chihuahuas Are "Amazing Travelers"

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mcphee's Buddy Pass

Sorry St Bernards!

For a jet-setting star like singer Katharine McPhee, having portable pets is key.

Luckily, the former American Idol finalist has two great little globetrotters: her Chihuahuas, Nena and Larry.

"They're the most amazing travelers, and they're tiny, which helps."

Though Nena and Larry's small stature allows them to travel with ease, it also means extreme weather can have a big impact on the pups.

"They aren't great in the cold. I was just in New York, so they haven't been traveling with me most recently. In L.A. cold weather? People complain that it's freezing, but it's really not that cold, and my dogs can handle it. But in New York it's legitimately cold, so they actually need the sweaters."

Doggie sweaters???

We wanna see those!

[Image via WENN.]

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35 Zoo Animals Freeze To Death In Mexico

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Mexican Zoo animals freeze to death

This is unfortunate news.

35 zoo animals have frozen to death in Mexico due to the areas coldest winter in 60 years with temperatures reaching 9 degrees Fahrenheit.

So sad!

14 parrots, 13 serpents, 5 iguanas, 2 crocodiles and a capuchin monkey died at the Serengeti Zoo in northern Mexico because power failures cut off electrical heating at the zoo.

Animals aren't the only creatures being affected by the uncharacteristically cold temp as power outages across northern Mexico have forced factories and businesses to close with dozens in shelters.

We hate to hear this kind of news, but we hope it warms up down there for both the humans and animals sake!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Kitten Freezes To Death In Delta Airplane Cargo Area

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Sphynx cat named Snickers

Ugh! This is so sad, but a fair warning to anyone considering placing their pets in the cargo area of an airplane.

This past Saturday, Heather Lombardi arrived at the Hartford's Bradley International Airport in Connecticut expecting to pick up the newest addition to her family, a Sphynx cat named Snickers, being flown in from a breeder in Utah.

What Heather didn't expect was Delta airlines officials handing her an ice-cold cat carrier with an ice cold cat inside!

Heather was horrified as officials explained the plane's cargo hatch in the supposedly climate-controlled cargo area had been stuck during the flight! Heather had to move quick, explaining:

"I immediately put her into my coat, grabbed my kids by the hands and ran out of the airport. I cranked up the heat [in the car], putting all the vents on her as I rubbed her, trying to warm her up."

Unfortunately, it seems no matter how quick Heather moved, the damage was already done and Snickers was pronounced dead upon arriving at a veterinarian office.

So sad!

Since the traumatic incident, Heather says Delta officials have been mostly unresponsive to her situation and, after paying an extra $290 for a supposedly "climate-controlled cargo area", has not been offered a refund!

Despicable Delta!

A Delta spokeswoman says the company is "extremely empathetic with the customer. We've offered our support to her, and we've been doing everything we can to work with her", but is assessing "all the factors associated with the animal's transport to determine if there was a process failure on our part or if circumstances were beyond our control."

Everything…except offer a refund apparently, which is the LEAST the company can do!

Although this is a deeply saddening story, hopefully it will help others avoid the same tragedy. Heather says:

"I just want to turn the negative into a positive. Because my Snickers died, maybe another animal won't."


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Officer Dives To Save Drowning Dog

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Penny, a lost dog, was saved from freezing waters in Baltimore by a police officer.

Not just any police officer. Officer Rambo!

He's not quite as ripped as Sylvester Stallone, but he's just as heroic.

Check out the video above for all the details on the daring dog rescue!

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Holy Coyote!

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Authorities rescued a coyote from freezing water

Sorry, we meant Holly the coyote!

Firemen in Chicago have named a coyote Holly after rescuing her from below freezing water as she drifted on a floating piece of ice in Lake Michigan.

Firefighters got the call at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning and pulled the shivering wild animal out of the water about a quarter mile from shore.

There isn't any word on the condition of the coyote, but we hope Holly is okay.

Do U think they named her Holly because of the HOLLYDAYS?!

Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves, but we're so happy that the city took the time to save this animals life!

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