Pet kangaroo on the lam in Central Texas

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Pet kangaroo on the lam in Central Texas
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A pet kangaroo that escaped from her pen Wednesday has kept Central Texas animal control hopping in her wake.

Louise Whitaker says she had just put her kangaroo Izzy in a new cage in front of her house in Salado before leaving visit her mother around midday Wednesday. She returned a couple of hours later to find the cage door open and Izzy gone.

Since then, the animal has been spotted in the woods around Salado but hops away whenever anyone approaches her. Whitaker says Izzy has been an indoor pet, and she fears for the kangaroo’s well-being because of the recent cold and sleet.

Salado veterinary technician Shelby Perry warns the public not to try to capture the stressed animal but to report sightings to Bell County authorities.

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Pet Project: Pets available for adoption in Western Massachusetts shelters March 6
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Each week, MassLive showcases dogs and cats available for adoption at shelters at rescue organizations in Western Massachusetts.

With the participation of the shelters listed below, many animals should be able to find a permanent home.

In addition, we’ll include on occasion pet news and animal videos in this weekly feature.

Homeless Cat Project plans tag sale

WESTFIELD &#8212 The Westfield Homeless Cat Project will hold a huge indoor tag at the Moose Lodge, 56 Washington St. March 20 to March 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit homeless cats and kittens that have been abandoned, abused and neglected. The organization needs donated items to make this event a success and encourages people in the community to start their spring cleaning early.

Bring items to: 1124 East Mountain Road in Westfield anytime. Email or call (413) 568-4252.

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A dog and a rat, best friends? How about a cockatoo and a cat, or a snake and a hamster? You can never tell what you’re going to find on YouTube, but the video below from TV’s “Inside Edition” highlights just some of the neat pet feature you can find.

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