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  • Witnesses say Jacksonville dog attack victim was dismembered

    08/24/2016 1:36:53 PM PDT · by plain talk · 45 replies
    WFTV9 ABC ^ | August 23, 2016 | Lorena Incian
    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has identified a man killed in a dog attack as 83-year-old Michael Downing. Downing was killed by his neighbor's dogs at about 4 p.m. Friday, officials said. The hole in the fence where witnesses said the dogs came through is now boarded up. Witnesses Mackenzie Partin and Eddie Edwards said Downing’s body may have been dragged into the dog’s yard because they saw his body on the other side of the fence. The Franklin Arms apartment community is mourning the loss of Downing, whom they described as a helpful neighbor and happy man. “He always had...
  • Children found in Brevard home with feet 'caked' in dog feces

    08/24/2016 10:18:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.clickorlando.com ^ | Updated: 11:56 AM, August 24, 2016 | Staff
    PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. - A Central Florida woman has been charged after authorities say she kept her two children and 24 Chihuahuas in a home filled with dog feces, trash and bugs. Officials said the Port St. John home had dried, caked feces and urine, roaches and trash inside it, describing that the environment was in "no way safe for the animals, let alone the children who also were in the residence." Investigators said two children, who weren't enrolled in school, had dog feces "caked" to the bottom of their bare feet. The Department of Children and Families removed...
  • Family raises $15K to help dog born with backward legs

    08/23/2016 10:22:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KFOR ^ | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI | AUGUST 23, 2016
    A California family is not giving up on an adorable dog with an unusual condition. The 9-month-old golden retriever doesn’t have use of her front legs. Her name is Rexi, like a T-Rex. “She can stand up and use her back legs fully, and then she scoots around on her chest kind of like a snail,” her owner James Cassidy told ABC News. Rexi with backward legs (Via GoFundMe) But, after several doctors visits, Cassidy and his wife, Rachel Woertink, still don’t have any answers as to why the dog’s legs are backwards. “They all did X-rays and whatnot, and...
  • Las Vegas: Friend's pit bull fatally mauls boy

    08/19/2016 4:33:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    KOLO ^ | Aug 18, 2016
    Police in Las Vegas say a dog that fatally mauled a 9-year-old boy was a family pet at a house the boy was visiting. ... Police Officer Jesse Roybal said .. animal control officers took custody of the dog, which was described as a pit bull.
  • Parents try to teach baby to say 'mama' but the dog says it instead

    07/27/2016 5:36:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    ABC 10 ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | WZZM.COM
    This mom was focused on getting her baby to say 'mama', by repeating the word over and over. The family dog sat by and wimpered until it turned into words where he can be heard mimicking the mother as he's saying 'mama'. It could be safe to say that the dog's motivation of imitating the sound was his desire for the food being waived infront of his face. Jealous of his quick studies, the baby pushes the dog away, still unable to say 'mama'.
  • Hero dog saves toddler from snake

    07/25/2016 6:26:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 43 replies
    SF Globe ^ | July 24, 2016
    Seventeen-month-old Charlotte Svillcic was playing in the family garden. The family dog, Khan, a Doberman Pinscher, had only been in the home for four days but had taken to the family after being rescued from starvation and abuse. Khan kept an eye on Charlotte while she was playing.
  • Great cancer update, oh and we got a dog!

    07/17/2016 6:15:00 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 24 replies
    My birthday is Tuesday. Last year I got cancer for it! This year, the eighth anniversary of my 29th birthday, is much better! After a long family vacation in paradise, we came home and I went to the surgical oncologist that performed my radical resection in March. This is the first time that we were able to talk about long term prognosis. His thoughts: I'll have no further problems with this issue! I had a PET/CT last week and there is no evidence of regrowth or metastis! God is good!
  • Officials: Several Augusta city workers moved due to bedbugs ( Maine )

    07/15/2016 8:59:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    WMTW ^ | Jul 14, 2016
    AUGUSTA, Maine —Officials in Maine's capital city say bedbugs were found in three city offices. ... A bedbug-detecting dog confirmed there were bedbugs in that office and in the offices of community services ... Bedbugs had been reported at two privately owned boarding houses in May. City councilors adopted an emergency law requiring tenants to alert landlords of bed bugs. Landlords must also give the city a decontamination plan.
  • This adorable dog got his head stuck in a jar. But, don’t worry, he’s free now

    07/01/2016 10:57:29 PM PDT · by Bullish · 23 replies
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 7-1-16 | John M. Blodgett
    HIGHLAND >> A Cal Fire firefighter in Highland Thursday found a new use for the trauma shear scissors. Panicked dog owners brought his dog to Cal Fire station, 26974 Base Line, after the pup got its head stuck in a jar. “This doggie ... got into the hard plastic jar to steal the trail mix inside and couldn’t get out,” said Cal Fire spokeswoman Liz Brown. The owners tried at home to get the jar off, but when they were unsuccessful, they brought the dog to the fire station, she said.
  • s this the world's cutest dog? Adorable Pumi is officially recognised as a new breed

    06/28/2016 1:41:18 PM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 28, 2016 | Stephen Matthews
    With coats of corkscrew curls and ears that flop at the tips, the latest recognised breed of dog could well be the cutest. Breeders have been working tirelessly in the US over the past two decades in a quest to get the pumi officially noticed – and their hard work paid off. To become officially recognised by the American Kennel Club (AKC), the fluffy canine had to meet a population quota among a host of other criteria.
  • Long Beach (CA) Police Dog Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

    06/28/2016 2:05:24 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 38 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | CINDY VON QUEDNOW AND SARA WELCH
    A police dog died after an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach Tuesday morning, officials said. Long Beach police officers were in the 2800 block of East 15th Street about 9 a.m. investigating a man wanted in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon case. Police surrounded an apartment complex in the area and a shooting occurred, police spokeswoman Sgt. Cynthia Arrona said.
  • Canine Companion Saves Man From Charging Moose

    06/28/2016 11:00:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KTUU ^ | Jun 27, 2016 | Caslon Hatch
    Every dog has its day. For Terry Kasper’s mixed lab, Ella, that day came early one May morning. “I thought my dog had an upset stomach, so about two in the morning I took her outside,” said Kasper outside his South Anchorage home Thursday afternoon. Terry said it was last month, two days after Mother’s Day, when he took Ella out for a routine walk down Dailey Drive. “All of a sudden, you hear the crashing right beside the house near the trees and there she is, full speed,” said Kasper. Kasper came face to face with Alaska wildlife right...
  • Iran authorities confiscate dogs in crackdown on 'vulgar Western culture'

    06/26/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 28 replies
    The Jounral ^ | June 25, 2016
    DOG LOVERS IN central Iran are in uproar after authorities began confiscating their pets in an apparent crackdown on the “vulgar Western culture” of canine ownership, Iranian media reported today. One unnamed dog owner in Shahin Shahr in Isfahan province told Iran’s Shahrvand newspaper that officials had shown up suddenly at his house last week. “We were shown a piece of paper indicating they were from the municipal veterinary office. They came in and took away our dogs under the pretext of vaccination,” he said. The owner was told he could recover the dog after its vaccination, but when he...
  • Kartographer Vanity

    06/16/2016 7:02:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    Our hearts are aching as our dearest and sweetest four legged friend pasted away last night. Hope would have been 15 next month. She was grouchy in her old age, but there was a time the kids in the neighborhood thought of her like she was one of them and we actually had kids ring the door bell to see if Hope could come out to play. She is gone now, but her paw prints will remain tracked across our hears forever.
  • Missing Lab Found 720 Miles Away Reunited With Owner 3 Years Later

    06/03/2016 2:00:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | May 10, 2016
    After three years and 720 miles between them, a New Mexico man and his beloved pooch, Brownie, were reunited in San Diego County. The 7-year-old Labrador retriever was spotted wandering the streets last week in the Otay Mesa area when someone scooped him up and took him to the County Animal Services’ care facility in Bonita. Animal Services workers traced his microchip to the dog’s owner in Santa Teresa, New Mexico: Ricardo Dominguez. Dominguez was alerted to the amazing discovery late last week when his girlfriend called him. “She said, ‘They found Brownie. I say, ‘What? Where is he? San...
  • Decorated Retired Police K9 Found Neglected and Starving

    06/03/2016 4:15:06 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 25 replies
    LawOfficer.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | none
    North Carolina police are investigating a case of abuse for a former police K9, who was left starving in a backyard, chained to a fence. According to Tilted Acres Rescue & Adoption, the dog whose name is Hope, was so emaciated and malnourished, that she ranked 1 on a body mass index of 1 to 9. This made her case the worst incident of abuse the shelter has ever seen.
  • Dog Chained to Front Porch of Texas Home Rescued from Flood [by a news crew]

    06/02/2016 6:25:59 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 70 replies
    5NBCDFW ^ | June 2, 2016 | staff reporter
    A dog chained to a front porch was the latest to be evacuated from flooded areas in Texas as rain continues to fall around the state. A KPRC-TV news crew (from Houston) stepped in to help rescue a dog who was chained to the front porch of a home in Fort Bend County.
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested After Running Over Two Labradors in Saratoga

    05/28/2016 4:26:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/28 | Rhea Mahbubani and Chuck Coppola
    A hit-and-run driver accused of running over two leashed Labradors, who had to be put down, was arrested Saturday, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. James Jensen did not furnish details about the arrest, and said only that the driver was taken into custody in Los Gatos. The collision was reported on Dagmar Drive and Holiday Court in Saratoga around 8:30 a.m. Friday, according to Sgt. James Jensen. Anne Palmer was walking her two pets, Sadie and Chudley, when a Ford truck rounded a corner and trampled both dogs Although Sadie and Chudley were rushed to a...
  • Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring

    05/28/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Top Dog Tips.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Diana Beth Miller
    You Need to See This Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring By Diana Beth Miller - May 23, 2016 Dog fighting has been around for decades. We once may have thought of this practice as one of those faraway, unmentionable “sports” that takes place in the dark recesses of abandoned buildings with less-than-stellar characters at the helm. But, when news broke of an American football quarterback, Michael Vick’s, horrendous practice of dog fighting within the confines of his “luxury” home and property, people were not only shocked and stunned, but also extremely angry that this high-profile...
  • Milton Man Chases Coyote To Save Small Dog

    05/25/2016 7:11:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    CBS Local ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jim Smith
    A Milton man chased down a coyote to help save his family’s dog from a potentially deadly attack. Early Saturday morning, the small dog named Cally was outside in her backyard when a coyote attacked her and opened gaping wounds. The coyote then ran away with Cally still in its mouth. Ryan Labbe says his father then chased down the coyote and saved his pet’s life. “It attacked her first in the abdomen,” Ryan said. “But she managed to get away somehow. Then it attacked her again and went right for her neck, picked her up and ran down the...
  • Dog Tests Positive for Meth, Heroin

    05/22/2016 2:09:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | May 21, 2016 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Dog tests positive for meth, heroin TUSTIN, Calif. – A dog picked up during an arrest in Tustin, California has tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin, authorities said. Tustin Police Lt. Robert Wright tells CNN that the dog named Bubba was found in a hotel room after officers served an arrest warrant for Joshua West, 40, on March 22 in Orange County. West was on parole for drug violations, said Wright. Police reported illegal drugs were found in the room along with used needles. The dog was turned over to Orange County Animal Care (OCAC) and transported to its facility....
  • FDA warns sweetener used in chewing gum can be deadly to dogs

    05/13/2016 8:14:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 13, 2016 | CBS News
    The FDA is ramping up warnings about a common sweetener that can be toxic to dogs. Xylitol, a type of sweetener found in many sugar-free gums and other products, can have devastating consequences if ingested by a dog, the agency said in a statement issued Thursday. Over the past several years, the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine has received a number of reports of dogs being poisoned by xylitol, sometimes with deadly consequences, the agency said. Xylitol-related calls to the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center rose from 82 in 2004 to more than 3,700 in 2014, as CBS News correspondent...
  • Owning a German shepherd taught me more about self-awareness and safety than any class ever did

    05/11/2016 7:38:25 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 84 replies
    sheknows.com ^ | 5/10/2016 | Anna Burke
    There are things I love about being a woman. The perils of walking and traveling alone and the safety concerns that accompany it are not among them. As an avid hiker and a stubbornly independent person, this has always irritated me. I don't like that constant, nagging feeling of unease. I don't really enjoy double-checking for my pepper spray in my purse or carrying my keys between my fingers on my way back to my car. I particularly hate getting catcalled, followed and leered at. Then I got a German shepherd. The catcalls were the first thing I noticed vanish...
  • Loyal dogs refuse to leave side of dying baby girl at hospital

    05/03/2016 2:00:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    telegraph .uk ^ | 3 MAY 2016 | Mark Molloy
    Nora Hall with the family's pet dogs.A family’s loyal basset hounds have refused to leave the side of a dying baby girl who suffered a major stroke. Nora Hall’s mother Mary Hall wrote on Facebook: “My daughter had a stroke on April 6. We have been at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis since then. She is not going to survive. “They allowed us to have our bassets here in the last couple of days because they are so attached to her.” “Our hearts are so completely broken. We have been praying so hard for a miracle. We tried so very...
  • Dog dies from exhaustion after rescuing seven people from earthquake

    04/28/2016 12:07:31 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 4 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4/26/2016 | Adam Boult
    A four-year-old white Labrador called Dayko has been hailed as a hero after rescuing seven people from the aftermath of the Ecuador earthquake - before dying from exhaustion.
  • German Shepherd Helps Rescue Children From House Fire in Central Florida

    04/28/2016 12:18:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The dog, named Maxx, helped crews navigate through thick smoke to find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girlA German shepherd helped firefighters find his owners' two young children as flames ripped through the family's central Florida home, authorities said. The dog, named Maxx, helped crews navigate through thick smoke to find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl Monday night in their burning home in the Orlando suburb of Longwood, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. Moments earlier, neighbors who saw the fire spreading called 911, broke windows and helped rescue the children's mother, Margo Feaser, a 12-year veteran of...
  • Greyhound injured in Pitbull attack succumbs to injuries

    04/27/2016 12:25:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 62 replies
    The Times has learned that Reginald, the greyhound that was attacked in a recent incident has passed away. A mixed breed pit bull jumped out of a vehicle from the parking lot of the Bodine’s Market on South Main Street, attacking both Reginald and his owner Lisa Matthaeus. Reggie suffered deep gashes to both sides of his neck. The skin on both of his legs was taken completely off. Lisa was also injured trying to intervene, suffering broken fingers and a severed tendon. “Reggie” was a retired Greyhound racer who was adopted by the Matthaeus family. The attacking dog, Rocky,...
  • Dogs Hate Hugs, Study Suggests

    04/26/2016 4:26:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 89 replies
    If you love your dogs, you should hug them, right? Wrong. In an article published in Psychology Today, psychology professor and neuropsychological researcher Stanley Coren argues that most dogs are actually stressed out by hugs. The study analyzed 250 Internet photos of people hugging their dogs, scanning for for known signs of anxiety in the dog, including turning their head away, showing the whites of the eyes and slicked back ears. Coren's data revealed that 82 percent of dogs in the photos showed at least one of those signs of stress. About 8 percent of dogs seemed happy with the...
  • Family dog fatally mauls newborn baby

    04/22/2016 9:23:33 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 142 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 22, 2016 | PAULINE REPARD
    A 3-day-old baby was fatally mauled by a pet dog in front of the child's parents at their Mira Mesa home Thursday night, San Diego police said Friday. The parents were in bed, watching TV, with their newborn son and pit bull-mix dog when the mother coughed, startling the dog, child abuse unit Sgt. Tu Nguyen said. The dog reacted by biting the baby, he said. The parents pulled the animal off and raced the child to a hospital, where he was declared dead.
  • 38 German shepherds rescued from hoarding situation embark on new life (Orange County CA)

    04/12/2016 6:20:27 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 31 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Penny Eims
    Over a dozen German shepherds, rescued from an abandoned house in Highland, California, are embarking on a new life with the help of a breed specific rescue agency. The German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County has been hard at work, pulling many of the homeless German shepherds out of the Devore Animal Shelter - on Tuesday, the founder of the organization updated Facebook followers about the rescue effort. The Facebook post states, "Yesterday was another very rewarding day, with 6 more of the dogs from the Devore confiscation being removed from the shelter. The dogs have all been very agreeable,...
  • 20 abandoned Highland dogs rescued by Orange County animal shelter (CA)

    04/08/2016 5:27:18 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 9 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 4/8/2016 | Nereida Moreno
    DEVORE >> An Orange County non-profit organization has adopted 20 of the 38 German shepherd-mix dogs that were discovered in an abandoned Highland home earlier this week. German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, an organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing purebred German Shepherds picked the dogs up from Devore Animal Shelter Friday morning.
  • JoJo The Dog Comforts Kids At Dentist, Makes Appointments Less Ruff

    04/06/2016 7:53:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Apr. 6, 2016 | Ki,berly Yam
    JoJo the golden retriever works at Pediatric Dentistry of Northbrook in Illinois, helping to ease patients’ anxiety and keep them calm during their appointments, according to the practice’s website. The pooch, who’s a trained comfort dog, has been visiting the dentistry once a month and she’s had a positive effect on the kids she meets.
  • More Than 30 German Shepherds, Other Large Dogs Found Abandoned in Home (Highland CA)

    04/05/2016 7:31:34 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 22 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 4/5/2016 | Robert Kovacik
    More than 30 German shepherds and other large dogs were found abandoned at a home in a San Bernardino County community where neighbors reported "nonstop" barking and a horrible odor. The dogs, including two dead dogs, were found in a Highland home that was red-tagged by the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health.
  • Heroic US Marine Corps service dog awarded top medal for war animals

    04/05/2016 10:52:23 AM PDT · by twister881 · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Fox News
    A heroic U.S. Marine Corps German shepherd that lost a leg sniffing out a roadside bomb in Afghanistan was awarded the world's highest honor for service dogs during a special ceremony Tuesday. Lucca, who served U.S. troops during more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan over a six-year span, received the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) Dickin Medal at the Wellington Barracks in London. She is the first Marine Corps dog to receive the medal, considered the top honor for war animals around the world.
  • Colorado Comes Down on Fake Service Dogs

    04/03/2016 9:59:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    thedailybeast ^ | April 2, 2016 | Kelly Weill
    The Saint Bernard was wearing a service vest and tearing into a quadriplegic woman’s golden retriever on the floor of the mall food court. Both dogs were allegedly service animals. But after mall security tore the Saint Bernard off, its owner blamed the other dog owner’s disability. “He said his dog was startled by her wheelchair,” Angela Eaton, one the golden retriever’s trainers told the Daily Beast. “Well service dogs should be growing up around a wheelchair.” Service animal fraud is a growing problem in dog-friendly Colorado, says Eaton, who has been training service dogs for 35 years. State legislators...
  • Man killed after saving dog from oncoming train east of Modesto(CA)

    03/30/2016 1:19:11 PM PDT · by keat · 48 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | March 29, 2016 | Jim Silva
    A man trying to save a dog from an oncoming train was struck and killed after he pushed the dog off the tracks, authorities said. The man, described as being in his early 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The dog avoided injury. The incident took place behind the property at the end of Gomes Road just northeast of Johansen High School, which is on Claus Road. The man was walking along Dry Creek with the dog and a woman when he took the dog off the leash, according to Lt. Marc Nuno of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department....
  • 53 Iditarod dogs stranded, stuck, then saved near Seattle

    03/29/2016 6:24:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    KOMO NEWS ^ | 29 MARCH 2016 | KOMO NEWS
    SEATTLE -- Fifty-three Iditarod race dogs ended up on an unexpected detour south of Seattle Tuesday. The dogs are part of four Norwegian sled teams and were headed home from Anchorage when they ran into issues with flying from Alaska, said Dag Olsen, one of the team mushers. When faced with that hurdle, the quickest, most affordable option became renting a large truck and making the 2,500 mile trek to catch the Seattle-to-Norway flight. "They said, 'if you must go now, OK, we can give you one flight, but you must pay $80,000 to $100,000.' I have not so much...
  • Why Are Turkey’s Dogs Committing Suicide?

    03/29/2016 3:58:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 3/21 | Tulay Cetingulec
    Why are Turkey’s dogs committing suicide? Turkey’s problem of dog abandonment first emerged in coastal summer home communities, with people casting off dogs before heading back to cities at the end of the season. The phenomenon has now spilled over to urban areas as a result mostly of impulse purchases from pet shops — often to reward children for good grades or as presents for Valentine’s Day and wedding anniversaries — with little thought about the animals’ long-term care. The dogs — most of them purebred and trained — are either left in animal shelters or simply thrown out in...
  • Nagem: My Sweet, Wild Carolina Dog (AKA American Dingo Alert)

    03/29/2016 3:10:42 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies
    News Observer ^ | 03/18/2016 | Sarah Nagem
    The folks at the shelter said Lucy The Dog was a terrier/hound mix, but I figured that was just a guess. I thought she resembled a moose, with her long skinny legs and barrel-shaped chest, so I added “The Dog” to her name – you know, to clear up any confusion. A technician at the veterinarian’s office called her an LBD, short for “little brown dog.” I later started dating a man (he’s now my husband) who presented a new theory: Lucy is a Carolina Dog – a free-spirited mascot of the Southeast, a gentle but suspicious soul with kibble...
  • Chuck Norris powers up benefits of pet therapy

    03/18/2016 12:47:44 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    WND ^ | Chuck Norris
    In 2010, at the age of 51, appliance sales manager Eric O’Grey was in a bad place. He weighed 320 pounds and as a consequence was racking up more than $1,000 a month for medications to deal with his high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. Doctors told him that if he didn’t turn his life around and lose significant weight, his life expectancy was most likely no more than five years. Then, at the advice of a doctor, he adopted a dog from a shelter. He decided on a somewhat obese middle-aged dog that he saw as...
  • Loyal Dog Refuses To Leave Roadside Where Owner Died

    03/17/2016 11:56:30 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/17/16
    A loyal dog abandoned after his owner was killed in a car crash in Siberia has resiliently refused to leave the spot for more than a year - in the vain hope that its owner will return. The loyal hound, believed to be a mongrel, was abandoned after the car crash in autumn 2014, when people first started noticing it standing beside the road, and some even tried to catch it. But when the animal refused to be captured, kind hearted animal lovers began feeding the dog, and even put a kennel beside the road.
  • U.S. Navy Finds Puppy Thought To Be Lost at Sea

    03/16/2016 7:56:46 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/16/2016 | Monica Garske
    A missing puppy that fell off a fishing boat nearly five weeks ago in the waters off Southern California was recently found by the U.S. Navy, and will be reunited with her family Wednesday in San Diego. U.S. Navy officials say Luna – a one-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd – was presumed to be lost at sea after falling overboard near Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island (SCI) in Southern California on Feb. 10.
  • The heartwarming moment an elderly dog collapses on his Ohio owner's lap

    03/14/2016 8:09:40 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/14/16 | Corey Charlton
    This is the heartwarming moment a dog and its owner were joyously reunited after she returned from basic training in the Army. Video of the pair seeing each other for the first time in two months showed the elderly dog panting and wagging its tail like pup upon seeing Private Hannah Foraker. The 21-year-old had returned home to Cleveland, Ohio, for a two-week break when the emotional reunion occurred. Her elderly dog Buddy, 13, suffers from arthritis and had been appearing depressed while she was away, lacking the energy to go for long walks or even up the staircase at...
  • Sanford woman mauled by pit bulls had long history with dogs ( Florida )

    02/21/2016 7:41:37 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Feb. 19, 2016 | Rene Stutzman
    a Sanford police officer rushed into a third-floor apartment and shot five pit bull dogs as they attacked Virginia Farley, a 50-year-old woman who was taking care of several of her grandchildren. She was critically injured, hurt so badly that six days later she still was unresponsive in an intensive care unit ... 6 pits, 3 kids, 2 adults. It's not clear why there were six pit bulls in Virginia Farley's two-bedroom apartment on Jan. 19, but Seminole County Animal Services records provide a big clue. Farley has a long, checkered history with pit bulls, according to public records. So...
  • 4 children seriously injured after 3 dogs attack them in El Paso County ( Colorado)

    02/21/2016 7:19:32 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    KDVR ^ | February 20, 2016 | David Mitchell
    Dogs attacked four children severely injuring three of them Saturday night east of Colorado Springs. Their bite wounds were so severe that they required surgery. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said a woman went to check on animals and property for her employer in Rush, about 40 miles east of Colorado Springs along Highway 94. The woman had her five children with her in the car. They're all under age 18. A sheriff's office spokesperson said the woman went into the barn and then she heard screams. She found that three Great Danes had attacked four of the five...
  • Bella The Dog Is Reunited With Owners 130 Miles From Home

    02/10/2016 4:36:13 PM PST · by goldstategop · 4 replies
    BBC Newsbeat ^ | 02/10/2016 | Hannah Moore
    A dog which vanished in Northamptonshire four months ago has turned up Bristol and her owners are "over the moon". Sarah and Phil Osborne's emotional YouTube appeal to find Bella the English springer spaniel has been shared thousands of times. She was stolen from outside a shop near their home in Rothwell in October. On Wednesday a woman in Bristol found her roaming the streets. "I got a phone call from Bristol's dog warden to say she'd be found on an estate, and we drove up early today to pick her up," says Sarah. "She's very underweight, her hair is...
  • Dog Joins Half Marathon, Finishes 7th

    01/25/2016 5:07:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 1/25 | Ari Mason
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    OneGreenPlanet ^ | 30 Dec, 2015 | Latrice Harrison
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    12/26/2015 11:17:47 AM PST · by ETL · 10 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | John Hutchinson
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