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  • Thank God for dogs

    07/27/2014 7:46:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/14 | Judi McLeod
    I’ve never met a stray dog that I didn’t want to take home. As a little girl, I felt the same way about kittens, which I dressed in my doll clothes. Kittens who escaped my doll prams dressed in bonnets and booties must have caused curiosity on long ago Halifax streets.
  • Need Home For two Black Labs Or They Go To Pound

    07/26/2014 9:52:59 PM PDT · by OneVike · 100 replies
    7/26/14 | OneVike
    OK, I do not normally go out of my way for something like this, but I cannot sit back and do nothing when a young girl asks me to help. So, I am stepping up to see if anyone is willing to help, because this is an emergency. I have a friend, has done all she can to find a home for her two black Labrador dogs, Who have been together since they have been puppies. My friend Megan is just 15, and I am a friend of her grandfather, but she friended me on facebook and has become a...
  • Soldiers Reunite with Dogs They Served With in Iraq and Afghanistan

    07/26/2014 7:20:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Arlette Saenz
    They’re the four-legged veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – military war dogs, doing everything from sniffing out explosive devices on the battlefield to providing companionship to soldiers during wartime. Three of these dogs traveled to Washington, D.C., Wednesday with the same service members they served with on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan, raising awareness about the need to reunite military war dogs with their handlers. Since 9/11, over 3,600 dogs have served in the military, with close to 2,000 dogs currently serving through various branches of the military. Earlier this year, the Army said 578 dog...
  • Man Says Police Wouldn’t Let Him Help His Dog After They Shot It

    07/26/2014 6:51:14 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 56 replies
    -snip- Theall told the TV station that he is less angry about the shooting since the officer was likely surprised. But what did upset him was the officer’s refusal to let Theall and his wife take Doctor for treatment for more than an hour. The officer even twice used his police cruiser to block the man from getting help for the dog, Theall claims. “No steps were taken by DeKalb police whatsoever to try to save my dog’s life,” he said. “The dog was still alive, clearly bleeding like crazy and the police officer blocked my exit,” Theall continued. “Finally...
  • Pitbull attacks toddler

    07/26/2014 5:50:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    kesq ^ | Jul 25, 2014
    CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - A 1-year-old girl was bitten today on an ear, lip and cheek by her family's pit bull in Cathedral City. ... The girl was taken to a hospital, but her condition was not immediately available
  • Stray Dog Carries Injured Buddy in His Mouth Until Both Are Rescued

    07/26/2014 4:27:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Care 2 ^ | July 24, 2014 | Susan Bird
    One is a lab/pit bull mix, the other is a thatchy, scruffy looking longhaired chihuahua mix. Together, they’re the best friends you’ll ever meet. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department call the pair Joanie and Chachi. Someone noticed the two dogs wandering in a Savannah, Ga. neighborhood in mid-July and called Animal Control. The dogs did tend to attract attention — the larger dog was carrying around the smaller dog in her mouth. It didn’t take long for Animal Control to notice that Chachi, the chihuahua, had seriously hurt his left eye. .... Joanie and Chachi have found a new forever...
  • Fort Bragg soldier pleads for help in bringing combat dog back home

    07/26/2014 3:36:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Fox News 8 ^ | July 26, 2014 | Staff
    Grommet is trying to get his dog back. Don Grommet was able to track Matty to Fort Bragg, where Vet Services was treating the K9 for a torn ACL, and preparing him for separation from service and adoption. The Grommets said they submitted and re-submitted adoption paperwork, and were told the first set of documents were lost. “We were told several times not to worry about it; that everyone knew that Brent was going to adopt Matty” said Don Grommet. But after months of weekly calls to check on the adoption status, Grommet said his son received a call in...
  • Overjoyed Dog Passes Out When Girl Returns Home After Two Years

    07/26/2014 2:42:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    MyFox8 ^ | JULY 25, 2014
    Overjoyed dog passes out when girl returns home after two years
  • Two pit bulls shot after attacking Slidell woman and her miniature collie

    07/26/2014 8:40:37 AM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 25, 2014 | Kim Chatelain
    Two pit bulls were shot on a walking trail near Slidell after they attacked a woman and her miniature collie Wednesday morning, authorities said. The woman was taken to a hospital with bite wounds to her left arm and left leg, and her dog was transported to a local veterinary clinic to be treated for its wounds. One of the attacking pit bulls was killed by a gunshot and the other was wounded and later euthanized due to the extent of its injuries and the fear that it may attack again, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
  • Watch this excited dog faint after being reunited with her owner (Don't worry, she's okay!)(w video)

    07/26/2014 6:57:48 AM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Today ^ | jULY 26, 2014 | Emily Wickwire
    Rebecca Ehalt may have missed her dog while away in Europe, but it's clear that her pet schnauzer missed her so much that it knocked the poor pooch off her feet — literally. Ehalt visited her family's home in Pennsylvania earlier this week from Slovenia, where she's currently living, for a wedding reception that her parents had planned for Ehalt and her husband. Upon returning, she reunited with her 9-year-old schnauzer, Casey, whom she hadn't seen in two years.
  • This Is An Awesome Idea! A Vending Machine Takes Empty Bottles And Feeds Stray Dogs In Return…

    07/26/2014 6:08:41 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    So I thought that the story of the emaciated dog who was saved for a certain and cruel death in Florida would be the best animal story for the day — and it was a great story. But this one really made my day and not because it is more dramatic — it isn’t — but because it has a positive impact on many more dogs. It turns out that there is a company in Turkey called Pugedon which has come up with a creative and effective way to feed Istanbul’s numerous stray dogs. Pugedon has designed a vending machine...
  • Lawmakers: Make It Easier For Military Dogs To Reunite With Soldiers After War

    07/24/2014 8:52:08 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 7/23/14 | Alex Pappas
    They served in the Civil War. They were there for American soldiers during both world wars. One was even on SEAL Team Six, the military team that killed Osama Bin Laden. But military dogs do not always get to go home with their military handlers after serving together in war. During a Capitol Hill event on Wednesday, legislators argued it should be easier for these veterans to reunite with their dogs.
  • Retired military dogs deserve a new leash on life

    07/25/2014 5:36:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | 7/23/14 | Robin Ganzert
    If a military working dog is retired in a non-combat zone overseas, then the military does not provide transportation home since they are no longer considered military dogs, and therefore, not legally allowed to be transported on military aircraft. The solution is simple: Military working dogs should be brought home to U.S. soil before being retired. And, their former handlers, who have the strongest bond with these animals, should be given the first chance to adopt. SNIP That’s certainly true for U.S. Army Staff Sergeant James Harrington, who served for four years with Military Working Dog Ryky, a seven-year-old Belgian...
  • Deadly dog mauling: Livonia man dies after two mastiffs attacked him as he jogged ( MI )

    07/25/2014 6:41:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    MLive-Flint Journal ^ | July 24, 2014 | Amanda Emery
    METAMORA TWP, MI – A Livonia man died after he was attacked by two large dogs while he was out for an evening run Wednesday evening, July 23, .. Metamora Township Police Chief David Mallett. ... Mallett said the dogs responsible for the attack are two 3-year-old Cane Corsos. A Cane Corso is described by the American Kennel Club as a "mastiff type" dog that ranges in size from 23 1/2 to 27 1/2 inches tall at the shoulder. ... Mallett said there was a report of a dog bite in May 2012 where the animal did come back to...
  • WI: Bats Fail: 70-Year-Old Uses Revolver to stop Pit Bull Attack

    07/24/2014 4:30:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 94 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Dennis Williams, above, did not hesitate to intervene to save a man being attacked by three pit bulls.  The event was reported on July 21, 2014, in Washington County, Wisconsin. Mr Williams is in his 70s.  He heard screams for help outside his house and saw a man on the ground being viciously attacked by three Pit Bulls.   He grabbed two baseball bats from his garage, and started hitting the animals with the bats.  It wasn't enough.   He retrieved a pistol, and started back toward the scene.   The animals started advancing on him.  He shot and killed one dog...
  • Florida boy, 4, mauled to death by pit bulls, officials say

    07/20/2014 7:53:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A 4-year-old Florida boy was mauled to death by two pit bulls at his uncle's home, said authorities on Sunday, who suggested the child may have let the dogs out of their cage to play with them.
  • Puppy, I’m Homeee! Enjoy These Adorable Reunions Of Dogs and Their Military Owners k9 alert

    07/20/2014 7:44:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/20/2014 | Hayley Hoefer
    Homecomings are always emotional, and when they happen between soldiers and their pups, they are somehow even more heartwarming. Take a look at these 15 adorable dog-owner reunion moments.
  • 19-Year-Old Therapy Dog Gives Meaning to Terminal Patients [w/video]

    07/19/2014 2:23:20 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | July 18, 2014 | Melanie
    Baxter is a living teddy bear – he looks and feels like one, and brings as much comfort as one. This 19-year-old therapy dog can no longer get around for himself, and has to be wheeled around in a wagon, but that doesn’t stop him from bringing happiness and a little love to elderly and terminal patients in the hospital. “This is Baxter, my 19 ½ -year-old certified therapy dog, who works at San Diego Hospice in the Institute for Palliative Medicine,” explained author Melissa Joseph. “It’s an in-patient care center where people are at the end of their life....
  • Pit bull saves deaf boy from fire at Indianapolis home

    07/17/2014 1:53:54 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 24 replies
    WHAS11.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | by Justin L. Mack
    (INDAYSTAR) -- A 2-year-old male pit bull named Ace was being hailed as a hero Wednesday afternoon, after waking his deaf owner during a devastating house fire on the Southeastside. At 1:11 p.m., Indianapolis firefighters were called to fight a fire at a home in the 6400 block of Perry Pines Court, officials said. Upon their arrival, flames were shooting from the garage. Officials said Nick Lamb, 13, who is deaf, was sleeping in the house at the time. Ace was able to alert Nick and awaken him by licking his face. "He was thankful that Ace entered his room...
  • Farmville family stunned that officer fatally shot Golden Retriever

    07/17/2014 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Altariel · 157 replies
    WTVR (Virginia) ^ | July 14, 2014 | Laura French
    PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, Va. — A Farmville family is searching for answers after a Prince Edward Deputy shot their eight-year-old Golden Retriever, named Party, ultimately killing him. “The dog was at the same level of the officer when he fired,” said homeowner Stephen Carwile, and indicated that the deputy was standing at the bottom of the deck. The incident happened June 27 while the family wasn’t home. A deputy was serving Carwile a civil warrant when he said he felt threatened by the dog. “I come home to blood all over the place all over my porch,” said Carwile. He...
  • Texas Firefighter Brings Dead Dog Back to Life – Using CPR!

    07/17/2014 2:30:58 AM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    People ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jessica Fecteau
    Yvette Childers was driving to work in her RV one afternoon earlier this month, when the hood started smoking. She quickly stepped out just as the vehicle burst into flames. As she waited for help to arrive, all she could think about was her 1-year-old Chihuahua named My Little Pony, trapped in his crate in the back. Metdker headed to the RV to rescue the dog, with Ledet right behind him. So he started mouth-to-mouth resuscitation – something he never does on a human, let alone a dog – in addition to the CPR.
  • Pit bull owner arrested after dog attacks child in Commerce City [Colorado]

    07/15/2014 11:04:58 AM PDT · by catnipman · 14 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 7/14/14 | knicholson@denverpost.com
    The owner of a pit bull has been arrested after her dog attacked a toddler in Commerce City. ...
  • 19-month-old badly injured in Commerce City pit bull attack ( Colorado )

    07/14/2014 11:25:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    KDVR ^ | July 13, 2014
    The dog reportedly attacked the child about 7:30 p.m., police said. The child suffered serious injuries to the head and neck, but was expected to survive. The child remained in the hospital Sunday night. ... Pit bulls are illegal to own in Commerce City
  • This Story Of A Dog’s Last Day On Earth Is Beautiful And Utterly Heartbreaking

    07/13/2014 11:58:09 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 72 replies
    I Died Today. By Duke Roberts.
  • VIDEO: Puppy Golden Retriever Comforts Older Dog During Nightmare

    07/12/2014 12:59:30 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 3, 2014 | Ariel Goodman
    For FReepers with dogs, young and old https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=-FcsIyqJDzc
  • Why are police shooting so many family dogs?

    07/07/2014 8:39:22 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 105 replies
    Cops take heartbreaking action 'every 98 minutes' A rash of animal shootings by police officers nationwide has law-enforcement agencies running for cover amid growing public outrage that could force state legislatures to require greater accountability from men and women in uniform.
  • 4-Year-Old Boy Recovering From Pit Bull Attack

    07/08/2014 5:27:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | July 8, 2014 3:49 PM
    FONTANA (CBSLA.com) — A 4-year-old boy is recovering Tuesday after being mauled by his family pit bull Monday afternoon, officials said. According to Fontana Police, around 3:30 p.m. Monday, officers were sent to the 7600 block of Honeysuckle Street for reports of shots fired, and a dog had been shot after attacking a child. Around the same time, police reported two off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officers who live in the area responded to the home to assist the mother. One officer shot and killed the dog as it was biting the child’s head and face, police said. Fontana officers...
  • Inseparable Rescue Dog and Baby Make an Adorable BFF Pair (with lots of great pix)

    07/06/2014 12:00:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 6, 2014 | Dennis Green
    Little Carter has what everyone wishes they had as a kid: a real-life teddy bear in the form of an extremely affectionate and loving pup. Toby, a rescue dog, is sweet and affectionate to the toddler. The pair are undoubtedly best friends and have been pretty much inseparable since before they ever even met.
  • Craig Medred: Headphones prevent hiker from hearing wolf attack his dog

    06/27/2014 10:32:46 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 32 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 26, 2014 | Craig Medred
    While little Mosca the Jack Russell terrier was being noisily killed by wolves earlier this month in Chugach State Park just above Anchorage, the dog's owner was hiking along a trail to Wolverine Peak unaware of what was going on because he was wearing headphones.
  • Case closed: KFC confirms employee did NOT kick out 3-year-old pit bull attack victim ...

    06/25/2014 5:17:32 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 50 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 25, 2014 | Sara Goldstein
    Hours after a Mississippi family reassured the public Tuesday that their story of a little 3-year-old disfigured girl getting kicked out of a Jackson KFC was true, the fast food giant confirmed that two different investigations proved it was a hoax.... But KFC, who pledged $30,000 to the girl’s family for her care, easily debunked the tall tale, finding, for example, that Mullins and little Victoria never set foot in a Jackson KFC on May 15, much less were kicked out. One investigation was carried out by KFC, while a third party did a more thorough review. “Neither revealed any...
  • Before & After Photos: Dachshund Sheds More Than 50 Pounds

    06/24/2014 2:09:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    wgno ^ | 6-24-2014
    Two years ago, Obie the wiener dog weighed 77 pounds. Today he tips the scales at 23 pounds.
  • Baltimore cop slits dogs throat, faces animal cruelty charges

    06/20/2014 12:35:24 AM PDT · by RC one · 36 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, June 19, 2014, 10:04 AM | Michael Walsh
    A Baltimore cop allegedly slit the throat of a dog that officers had under control. Jeffrey Bolger, 49, was booked on felony animal cruelty charges Wednesday, his department said. "I'm going to (expletive) gut this thing," he said before killing the pup, according to charging documents. They are shocked by his actions. Police Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere, who called the killing "outrageous and unacceptable," said the incident is under investigation. Nala's owner, Sarah Gossard, explained that her pet somehow escaped from her backyard that morning and was found by a nearby resident, Sandy Fleischer, a few blocks away. His colleagues...
  • KFC Donating $30,000 for Scarred Girl's Medical Bills after Discrimination Allegation (Pit Bull)

    06/16/2014 1:08:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    WHLT ^ | Jun 16, 2014 | Candice Cole
    KFC Corp. says it's investigating allegations that an employee in Jackson, Mississippi, asked a 3-year-old to leave a restaurant because her facial injuries frightened other patrons. A spokesman says KFC is also giving $30,000 toward her medical bills. The allegation was made Thursday on "Victoria's Victories," a Facebook page following Victoria Wilcher's recovery from a pit bull attack in April. Photos show her facial scars and cartoon-decorated eye patch.
  • Chilling Dash Cam Video Shows Officers Saving 6 Year Old Girl From Savage Dog Attack

    06/15/2014 9:57:41 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | JUNE 7, 2014 | STEVE STRAUB
    Cincinnati police dash cam video shows, for the first time, exactly what happened and what police saw when officers were on the scene of a vicious pit bull attack that put 6-year-old Zaniabou Drame in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. [VIDEOS AT LINK] WLWT reports that the district attorney is waiting to see if the child survives before filing charges against the owner of the dog. In a unrelated case the dog’s owner was arrested and faces weapons and drug charges. This video shows a professional police response to a crisis situation where somebody was in grave danger of being killed. I...
  • Girl scarred by pit bull attack asked to leave restaurant

    06/15/2014 7:11:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 157 replies
    wapt ^ | Angela Williams
    JACKSON, Miss. —A 3-year-old girl who was attacked by pit bulls in April was asked to leave a Jackson restaurant because her scars scared customers, the girl's grandmother told 16 WAPT News. "Does this face look scary to you?" accompanied a picture of Victoria Wilcher on the Facebook page Victoria's Victories, which documents the child's recovery from the attack at her grandfather's home in Simpson County. Authorities said one of Donald Mullins' dogs ripped open the back door and jumped on the girl. Two other dogs dragged her into the back yard and began mauling her, investigators said. "The right...
  • Boy mauled by pit bulls talks about his attack ( NM )

    06/12/2014 6:23:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 06/12/2014 | Lauren Hansard
    three pit bulls escaped from a Roswell shelter and viciously attacked a 9-year-old boy. He was rushed to the hospital, but is now at home recovering. He talked to KOB Eyewitness News 4 about his frightening experience. “Really rough I could barely sleep last night," said 9-year-old Colby Prince. Three pit bulls escaped from a rescue shelter and went right for Colby as he was in his backyard watering his horses. “So, they started jogging toward me, I told them no they stopped for a little bit then they started coming at me again and started jumping on me I...
  • It's Pig! This unusual dog, a star at Do Dah Day, has found a home in Alabama [w/pix]

    06/09/2014 8:48:26 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    AL.com ^ | June 05, 2014 | Joey Kennedy
    Pig created a sensation at this year's Do Dah Day festival. The unusual, oddly shaped dog has an equally unusual story. -snip- As would be expected, Pig's unusual appearance draws attention whenever Dillenbeck takes her out in public. But beyond appearances, Pig is, well, just a happy, fun-loving dog who likes to play fetch or wrestle with her housemates Lady and Tank, Welsh Corgis Dillenbeck has had for years. Pig loves snacks and food and naps. -snip- "Pig doesn't know there's anything wrong with her," Dillenbeck said. And true, that's the way Pig acts. But she has plenty of issues....
  • How Man's Best Friend Can Detect Disease

    06/09/2014 6:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Sky News ^ | 06/09/2014 | Joe Tidy
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in “good enough physical condition to allow him to return to the United States,” but he’s “not ready psychologically or emotionally,” U.S. officials confirmed to NBC News on Sunday. For now, Bergdahl will remain at the U.S. military hospital at Landstuhl Germany for treatment. Although he’s been permitted to talk to his parents, Bergdahl has so far chosen not to call his family in Idaho, the officials said. No specific reason for Bergdahl’s mindstate were given except that he continues treatment for psychological and emotional problems as a result of his five years in captivity.
  • Police Video Shows Officers Saving Girl From Dog Attack

    06/07/2014 2:16:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    A 911 call made during the attack reveals more gruesome details. “They’re slinging her all over the street,” the female caller says. She said that a neighbor was using a pole to get one of the dogs to release Drame, but the animal had her by the face. “There’s blood all over,” said the caller, who added that a third dog was chasing neighbors down the street.
  • 2 jailed after neighbor was ‘eaten alive’ by pet dog

    06/06/2014 4:29:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | June 5, 2014
    Two women have been jailed for a year after their neighbor was “literally eaten alive” by their hungry dog. Hayley Sulley, 30, and Della Woods, 29, of Norris Green in Liverpool were at a barbecue when their presa canario crossbreed, Charlie, made his way into the backyard of the women’s retired neighbour, Clifford Clarke, 79. The dog had not been fed for 45 hours and was eating plastic bowls, cigarette butts and drinking dirty water. Clarke, who had celebrated his birthday just the day before, was cooking lamb and had left his kitchen door open. Clarke was attacked so badly,...
  • Milwaukee police shoot, kill dozens of dogs each year; training helping to reduce that number

    06/05/2014 7:08:47 AM PDT · by Altariel · 22 replies
    MILWAUKEE — Jane Flint was at work when a friend called and warned her that Milwaukee police were about to search her home for endangered reptiles. She rushed home to keep her four boisterous dogs from interfering with police, but before she arrived, officers shot and killed two of the Tibetan mastiffs. She's never been told her why. Milwaukee police shoot and kill dozens of dogs each year, often saying the animals appeared to be a threat to officers or to the public. But in response to criticism and two lawsuits, police have been able to reduce that number with...
  • Troopers slobbered with kisses after rescuing dog

    06/03/2014 3:58:37 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    CBSSpringfield ^ | Jun 02, 2014 | Chris Rueli
    HOLLAND, MA (WSHM) - State police rescued a golden retriever that was wedged under its owner's car after it was accidentally run over Sunday afternoon. A woman was backing out of her driveway when she hit the retriever, which caused the animal to be pinned under the vehicle, according to the Massachusetts State Police Facebook page.
  • Puppy Drives Car Into Massachusetts Pond, Owner Says

    06/02/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Sudbury Star ^ | Monday, June 2, 2014
    A 3-month-old German shepherd puppy is being blamed for driving a family car into a Massachusetts pond. The dog's owner, John Costello, said he took the dog for a walk around Bolivar Pond in Canton on Sunday, then got into the car and started it in preparation for the ride home. That's when the puppy jumped in with him. "The dog just jumped into the car and hit the gear shift ... when she slammed it into drive she fell on top of the gas pedal,"
  • Samaritans come together and save dog’s life

    05/28/2014 12:48:48 PM PDT · by Altariel · 15 replies
    Portsmouth Daily Times ^ | May 28, 2014 | Joseph Pratt
    Abandoned six-month-old doberman puppy, Atticus, is being given a new life after being hit by a car on Scioto Trail and being rescued by a group of local good samaritans. Portsmouth resident Lisa Potts was sitting at home when she heard what she thought was a child crying outside. She ran to investigate and saw the young doberman in the middle of the street, and her two new neighbors running towards him, stopping traffic in his lane. Potts went to check on the dog, running between the many lanes of busy traffic, while a neighbor watched her daughter. “There were...
  • Woman Stabs to Death Two Attacking Pit Bulls

    05/25/2014 9:35:30 AM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    http://www.nbcnews.com ^ | 5/25/14 | Jason Kandel and Tony Shin
    A woman used a filet knife to kill two pit bulls that got out of a yard while she was walking her dogs in a Southern California desert city. Debbie Duran and a friend were walking her three German shepherds on Wednesday in Apple Valley when she said a pit bull charged them and began attacking her friend and her dog, Jodie. Another pit bull ran up seconds later."They had one thing in mind and that was to possibly kill me, to definitely kill my dogs," Duran said, adding that she carries the knife for protection. But Kathy Suggs, the...
  • The Dogs of War (Military dogs -- National Geographic)

    05/25/2014 2:28:58 AM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    National Georgraphic ^ | June 2014 | Michael Paterniti
    Out in front of America’s troops, combat canines and their handlers lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on Earth. This is what a dog handler tries not to dwell on: the risk associated with the need to find bombs and with the possibility of missing one. At the height of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. military had a force of roughly 2,500 military working dogs (MWDs). Some have entered our national lexicon as heroes in their own right
  • The Dogs of War

    05/23/2014 1:17:01 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 2 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 2014 | Michael Paterniti
    Out in front of America’s troops, combat canines and their handlers lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on Earth.
  • Alleged brutal kick leaves dog with damaged eye

    05/24/2014 10:42:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 28 replies
    Action 4 News (Brownsville, TX) ^ | May 23, 2014 | Daisy Barrera
    It's hard for Donna Kaffenderger to imagine that anyone would hurt her dog Cookie. He's been part of the family for six years and not once, she said, has he ever bit or attacked anyone. "If he's barking at somebody, you never hear him growl,” she said. Kaffenderger said Cookie might not ever be able to see out of his left eye again, and she blames it on a Public Utilities Board meter reader. She was not home when it happened, but Kaffenderger said her daughter-in-law and neighbors report Cookie was outside on the street waiting for some family members...
  • Couple accuses mail carrier of fatally injuring their dog with a rock

    05/24/2014 10:33:40 PM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | May 19, 2014 | Bill Miller and Terry Evans
    FORT WORTH — Police and U.S. Postal Service officials are investigating a complaint by a Meadowbrook area couple that a mail carrier fatally injured their Yorkshire terrier by hitting him with a rock. The 5-year-old dog named Maxwell wandered across the street from his owners’ residence in the 3600 block of Hazeline Road about 11 a.m. Saturday, Maxwell’s owner, Lawrence Brown, said Monday. Brown, 46, said he was in the garage and didn’t realize Maxwell was across the street when he heard a dog yelping in pain. As he walked toward the street, Brown saw the mail carrier and asked,...
  • Rattlesnake Bites Bulldog, Puppies in Central Florida

    05/22/2014 10:42:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, May 22, 2014
    A woman says her American bulldog and two puppies were bitten by a diamondback rattlesnake near the steps of her rural central Florida home. One of the puppies died following the Tuesday afternoon attack. The Ledger of Lakeland reports the mother dog Maisy and the other puppy, named Tundra, are being treated with anti-venom at a Winter Haven animal hospital.