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  • Dog’s humiliating escape attempt ends in a Louisiana fire department rescue

    09/08/2020 9:38:27 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | 7 Sept 2020 | MARK PRICE
    Dogs are notorious for seeing fences as a challenge that must be met at any cost. Embarrassing photos — which ended up on TV and social media — show the hound was in the process of cramming itself under the fence when it realized its rump was too big to squeeze through. It took four men to pull off the rescue, including one with a drill and one kneeling to comfort the frightened dog. Multiple photos shared by the department suggest the dog emerged from the predicament without injury, including one that showed a firefighter holding it in his arms...
  • Roman dog with fur intact dug up at Vindolanda fort

    09/02/2020 8:35:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | November 10, 2018 | unattributed
    The 2,000-year-old remains of a dog with its fur still intact have been found at a Roman fort. The rare find was made at Vindolanda, Hexham, near Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, and has been sent for analysis to determine the dog's breed... Other finds included an 1,800-year-old skull of a beheaded native Briton that was stuck on a spike... The top part of the human skull also found showed evidence of numerous wounds including sword injuries... Another artefact found during this year's dig was a solid silver brooch in the shape of a duck dating back more than 1,800 years....
  • Catholic Caucus: St. Rocco/Roch - Feast Day, August 16

    08/16/2020 11:55:12 AM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Who Is Saint Rocco? Saint Rocco was born of noble parentage about 1340 A.D. in Montpellier, France. At birth it was noted that he had a red cross-shaped birthmark on the left side of his chest. As a young child, San Rocco showed great devotion to God and the Blessed mother. At an early age, his parents died leaving him an orphan under the care of his uncle, the Duke of Montpellier. Soon after, San Rocco distributed his wealth among the poor and took a vow of poverty. San Rocco dressed in the clothes of a pilgrim and departed...
  • Shameless Vanity! I Need to Bring Monty Home From British Columbia. Any Ideas of How a Dog Can Hitch His Way Across the Country??

    08/06/2020 12:36:51 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 69 replies
    chickensoup | 08.06.2020 | chickensoup
    Shameless Vanity! I Need to Bring Monty Home From British Columbia. Any Ideas of How a Dog Can Hitch His Way Across the Country?? This pup is trying to get to New England to live with me. I know that sometimes people will let a pup hitch a ride to his new home. This is a 6 year old well behaved work dog and I am wondering whether anyone knows of a cross country driver, or group that might get him near New England or New York State. He is now in BC WAY up near Dawson's Creek which must...
  • Cleveland police investigating after man shoots, kills dog that was attacking his pregnant girlfriend

    07/16/2020 6:39:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies ^ | 12 July, 2020 | Camryn Justice
    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating after a man shot and killed a dog after it attacked his pregnant girlfriend while she was taking it on a walk Saturday evening. Around 6:44 p.m., officers responded to the 9200 block of Rosalind Avenue after receiving a call that a woman had been attacked by a pit bull, police said. Once on scene, officers found that a 31-year-old woman was being transported by EMS to University Hospitals in serious condition and saw the dog lying lifeless in the street, according to police. The woman’s boyfriend told police that he had shot and...
  • (Black) Man charged with animal cruelty after confessing to shooting dog at Richmond park

    07/02/2020 7:03:37 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 25 June 2020 | Rebecca Hennes
    The person responsible for shooting and nearly killing a senior dog at a Richmond park late last year has been charged. Timothy Holloway, 32, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals, a third-degree felony. Holloway confessed to shooting and abandoning the dog at Harlem Road Park in Dec. 2019, according to a Facebook post from the Fort Bend County Constable's Office, Precinct 3. "Justice for Clarence!" officials stated in the post. "It took six months of hard work and investigation but today brings closure to this case." Named "Clarence," the then-11-year-old pit was found in a...
  • Joe Biden rips Trump over coronavirus, calls reporter ‘lying dog face’

    06/30/2020 2:25:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 95 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/30/20 | NY Post
    Biden, who has been stuck at his Wilmington home during the pandemic, also took questions from reporters for the first time in months after the Trump campaign accused him of hiding. But the gaffe-prone former lawmaker lashed out when one reporter mentioned his own mental deterioration at age 65 and asked Biden if he had been tested for cognitive decline. “You’re a lying dog face,” Biden said, apparently irritated that the reporter kept asking questions as he tried to leave the event, before adding that he was “constantly tested.” “All you gotta do is watch me and I can hardly...
  • Sledge dogs are closely related to 9,500-year-old 'ancient dog'

    06/28/2020 7:27:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | June 25, 2020 | University Of Copenhagen the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    'We have extracted DNA from a 9,500-year-old dog from the Siberian island of Zhokhov, which the dog is named after. Based on that DNA we have sequenced the oldest complete dog genome to date, and the results show an extremely early diversification of dogs into types of sledge dogs', says one of the two first authors of the study, PhD student Mikkel Sinding, the Globe Institute. Until now, it has been the common belief that the 9,500-year-old Siberian dog, Zhokhov, was a kind of ancient dog - one of the earliest domesticated dogs and a version of the common origin...
  • This Giant Severed Wolf Head From 40,000 Years Ago Was Unearthed in Siberia

    06/26/2020 6:22:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | 26 JUNE 2020 | PETER DOCKRILL
    As our planet's permafrosts continue to melt in record-breaking heat, we can expect to find astonishing things from the ancient past. Like this huge wolf head, preserved since the last ice age and unearthed in incredible condition in Siberia in 2018, an estimated 40,000 years since being entombed in frozen wilderness. The giant head, discovered by a local man in 2018 along the shores of the Tirekhtyakh River in the Russian Republic of Sakha (aka Yakutia), measures a whole 40 centimetres in length (about 16 inches), making it unlike any existing wolf specimen scientists have studied from so long ago....
  • When Cadaver Dogs Pick Up a Scent, Archaeologists Find Where to Dig

    05/23/2020 7:16:00 AM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 May 2020 | Cat Warren
    Recent research highlights the power of the canine nose to uncover buried remains from ancient human history. On a sunny summer day in Croatia several years ago, an archaeologist and two dog handlers watched as two dogs, one after another, slowly worked their way across the rocky top of a wind-scoured ridge overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Bodies had lain in beehive-shape tombs on this necropolis, part of the prehistoric hill fort of Drvišica, since the Iron Age. The two dogs, trained to detect human remains, were searching for scents that were thousands of years old. Panda, a Belgian Malinois with...
  • Marine dog achieves legendary status in US special operations community

    05/19/2020 11:53:42 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19 2020 | Matt London
    Retired Marine Staff Sgt. Alex Schnell said he knew that he had a very unique animal on his hands the very first time he saw Bass, a Belgian Malinois. "One of the first things I noticed is his golden eyes," said Schnell in the new Fox Nation series "Hero Dogs" hosted by "Fox News @ Night" anchor Shannon Bream. "He's got very piercing predator eyes," he continued, "I could just tell with that look -- this is a pretty special canine and I was very happy to get the chance to be assigned with him."
  • Please Enjoy This Viral Picture of a Tiny Dog With a Breathable Bag Over its Head

    05/05/2020 1:24:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MAY 03, 2020 | Ilyas Sholihyn
    A wee dog in Toa Payoh has joined the pantheon of meme-worthy critters who’ve masked up during the pandemic, and in adorable fashion too. It was on April 29 that the canonical canine first appeared on Singapore’s radars through a rather superb picture taken by The Straits Times photographer Gavin Foo. In a worrying article about the vulnerability of senior citizens to coronavirus infection, an all-encompassing photo was used. It’s a picture taken at Toa Payoh Central that aptly captures the current situation of the heightened safety measures in Singapore. There’s a cordoned-off coffee shop. There’s a GrabFood delivery rider,...
  • Delivery by dog: A new way to get wine and groceries in the age of social distancing

    04/08/2020 2:20:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 4/07/20 | Antonia Noori Farzan
    The 11-year-old brindle boxer trotted out of the winery, bottles tucked into each pocket of his harness-like vest. Outside in the parking lot, a white Hyundai SUV was waiting. Its driver crouched down on the pavement, coaxing the dog to come closer. When the furry delivery boy reached the passenger-side door, the customer bent over and collected her purchase from his pack. While plenty of businesses are turning to curbside pickup or contactless delivery, Stone House Urban Winery may be the first to enlist a dog to help with social distancing. In mid-March, as fears about the novel coronavirus intensified,...
  • These Diagnostic Dogs May Be Able to Quickly Spot People With Coronavirus

    04/05/2020 3:00:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | April 1, 2020 | Rupert Steiner
    Man’s best friend could soon become a lifeline to citizens threatened by the spread of the coronavirus. A charity, which has previously trained dogs to detect malaria, believes canines might be able to use their powerful sense of smell to detect the disease. U.K.- based Medical Detection Dogs is working with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Durham University in the collaboration, and, if successful, the animals could be used to identify travelers infected with the virus who are entering a country. They would also be able to be deployed in other public spaces to identify...
  • Dogs Train to Sniff Out Coronavirus

    04/05/2020 2:56:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    WCTV ^ | April 3, 2020 | Elizabeth Millner
    We've seen dogs sniff for drugs, bombs, diabetes, and even cancer, but can man's best friend sniff out coronavirus? With a shortage of tests kits available to the public, a dog training school is training their pups to be the next best thing. At Top Tier K-9, dogs are learning to sniff for the virus so they can use their skills in restaurants, waiting rooms, vehicles and other public areas so businesses can use this tool before re-opening. "What we want to do is make sure that when you are clean, you know the facilities you are going into have...
  • Chinese City Bans Dog and Cat Meat Trade Amid Coronavirus Crisis

    04/01/2020 8:38:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 1 APR 2020 | Tom Towers Matthew DrescH
    Shenzhen has passed a law prohibiting the consumption and production of dog and cat flesh, with the city's government pointing to the close relationship that has developed between humans and these animals A Chinese city has banned the dog and cat meat trade amid the coronavirus crisis. Shenzhen passed the law prohibiting the consumption and production of dog and cat flesh. The city went further than the Government's temporary closure of 'wet markets', where animals are sold, by permanently stopping the brutal trade. The Covid-19 outbreak is believed to have started at the a 'wet market' in Wuhan, China. The...
  • 4-year-old [Alabama] girl missing for 2 days found safe

    03/27/2020 7:05:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    WSFA ^ | 03/27/2020
    LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - A 4-year-old girl who had been missing for two days was found safe with her dog Friday afternoon, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones confirmed. Jones said Evelyn “Vadie” Sides was reunited with her parents. About 300 people volunteered to search for Vadie. She was found around 3:20 Friday afternoon east of Lee Road 65 in the general area where they had focused the search. “No words are capable of describing everyone’s relief. We are just, ecstatic might be a good word. She is in good shape, she is responsive, she is talking, she’s alert. She...
  • Two-legged Ohio dog named Lt. Dan named next Cadbury Bunny

    03/25/2020 3:38:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK TV 13 ^ | March 25, 2020 | STAFF
    NEW RICHMOND, OH (WJW) — Good job, Lt. Dan! The two-legged pup from Ohio was named the next Cadbury Bunny. Cadbury made the announcement on Facebook Tuesday. Lt. Dan, named after the Forrest Gump character who lost his legs overseas in combat, lives in New Richmond, Ohio, which is in the greater Cincinnati area.
  • My next AR lower purchase - Dog faced pony soldier

    03/11/2020 4:51:09 PM PDT · by crusadersoldier · 47 replies
    Palmetto State Armory ^ | 03/11/2020 | PSA
  • A dog in Hong Kong tests positive for the coronavirus, WHO officials confirm

    02/28/2020 10:12:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published Fri, Feb 28 202012:07 PM ESTUpdated an hour ago | Noah Higgins-Dunn
    Key Points WHO confirmed that a dog in Hong Kong has tested “weakly positive” for COVID-19. Hong Kong scientists aren’t sure if the dog is actually infected or if it picked up the virus from a contaminated surface. Swabs of its nasal and oral cavities tested “weak positive,” Hong Kong agriculture officials said. ==================================================================== A dog in Hong Kong has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus that’s killed at least 2,859 humans across the world over the last two months, World Health Organization officials said Friday. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead of WHO’s emergencies program, said the canine...