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An injured cat named Prince is being treated for third degree burns on his paws, stomach and face by technician assistant Kaity Kelsey, right, and Vet assistant Kayla Weisz, both from Medford, Oregon, at the Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center (SOVSC), which is a 24/7 hospital dealing with rescued animals from the wildfires devastating the region, in Central Point, Oregon.

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Houston SPCA staff members Linnea Wood, foreground, and Calista Stover carry pets from the Galveston Island Humane Society, onto a Wings of Rescue plane headed to Dallas/Fort Worth in Houston, as Hurricane Laura threatens the Texas coast.

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Syrian national Fadlallah Hassoun comforts his cat named Vodka after escaping a fire at a high-rise building in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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A man holds an Iguana lizard during an exhibition on pet care industry in Hyderabad.

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A priest anoints a cat at the San Anton church during the feast of Saint Anthony, Spain's patron saint of animals in Madrid, Spain.

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A man walks with his six dogs to be blessed, during the feast of Saint Anthony, Spain's patron saint of animals, in Barcelona, Spain. The feast is celebrated each year in many parts of Spain and people bring their animals to churches to be blessed.

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Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, right, smiles as he presents a puppy to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a puppy presented by Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. The presidents met at the sidelines of a summit of leaders of ex-Soviet nations in Sochi.

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Pet owners queue up inside a Roman Catholic church to have their pets blessed in the annual celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of plants and animals, in Manila, Philippines. The annual blessing drew hundreds of animal lovers with their pets.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath hugs his pet at Gorakh Nath Temple, in Gorakhpur.

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Pet dogs with their trainer at the Pet Aqua Gym for water Yoga in Kolkata.

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Tom shakes off water as he swims in the pool in the Borges family backyard

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Tom swims in the backyard the Borges residence in Maringa, Brazil. Tom shares the Borges family property with other tigers, lions, a monkey, and a pet Chihuahau named Little inside this makeshift animal sanctuary.

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Ary Borges sits behind his tigers inside a cage at his home's backyard

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Ary Borges sits with one of his nine tigers in his backyard in Maringa, Brazil. Borges says it all started in 2005 when he first rescued two abused tigers from a traveling circus. He defends his right to breed the animals and says he gives them a better home than they might find elsewhere in Brazil.

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The tigers swim with Nayara, 20, Uyara, 23, and Deusanira, 24, in the Borges family's backyard pool. The photo shows a tiger leaping out of the pool.

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As cubs the tigers slept in his daughters' beds and ambled about his garden with his other pets, two lions, a monkey, and a pet Chihuahau named Little. The photo shows Dan drinking from a nursing bottle held by Ary Borges

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While Ary Borges does have a license to raise the animals, Brazilian wildlife officials say he illegally bred the tigers, creating a public danger. The photo shows Ary Borges with his tiger Tom on a leash in his backyard in Maringa, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

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Ary Borges, father of three, rescued two tigers, Dan and Tom, from a circus in 2005, built a sanctuary in his garden and then launched a a breeding programme. The photo shows him feeding Dan at his home in Maringa, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. He defends his right to breed the animals and says he gives them a better home than they might find elsewhere in Brazil.

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Tom, the tiger, with his extended family. Ary Borges, who cares for Tom, eight other tigers and two lionesses, is in a legal battle with federal wildlife officials to keep his endangered animals from undergoing vasectomies and being taken away from him. The photo shows, from left to right, Maria Deusaunira Borges, Uyara Borges, Nayara Borges (back), Daniella Klipe, Gisele Candido, and Ary Borges gather at the breakfast table with tiger Tom, in Maringa, Brazil.

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