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Pets and people

Dogs read faces much like humans do

While dogs read facial expressions like people do, they consider whether a threatening expression comes from a human or another dog before deciding how to respond.

Earless, abused pitbull terrier tossed over SPCA wall

The SPCA in Bloemfontein reported that an abused and emaciated pitbull terrier suffering from distemper and severe injuries was thrown over the wall into their property, most likely as it was no longer considered 'fit' to fight.

Viral: Dog saves abandoned baby's life

In one of the most heartwarming animal-human encounters ever witnessed, a dog picked up a newborn where it was abandoned and took it to a nearby house. (Graphic)

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After running our survey for several weeks, the results are in – and they reveal interesting information about smoking and tobacco use in South Africa.