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  • 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
    What started as a typical tough half-marathon ended as anything but when a bloodhound joined the race and snagged a seventh-place finish. According to Runner's World, Ludivine the hound slipped away from her backyard the morning of Jan. 16 and found her way to the starting line of the Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon in the sleepy town of Elkmont, Alabama. "All I did was open the door, and she ran the race on her own accord," Ludivine's owner, April Hamlin, told Runner's World. Keith Henry, 38, who won the race, said he spotted Ludivine sniffing around while he was...
  • This Man Rescued a Puppy and She Helped Him Learn to Love Life Again (PHOTOS)

    12/31/2015 8:26:44 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    OneGreenPlanet ^ | 30 Dec, 2015 | Latrice Harrison
    It is no secret that living with animals is good for your health. According to WebMD, those with pets have lower blood pressure, stronger hearts, better immune systems, and a lower incidence of depression than their pet-free peers. In fact, pets have proven to be a great way to help depressed people find motivation in their lives, which is how Hanna the dog met her new papa. At the time that Hanna came into his life, this Imgur user was experiencing a bit of a slump. But just one look at this eight-week-old ball of cuteness, and he immediately began...
  • (Daily Mail Photos) PhotoHeartwarming video shows a dog saving her puppies from deadly flood waters

    12/26/2015 11:17:47 AM PST · by ETL · 10 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | John Hutchinson
    Floods have ravaged India over recent months, but this brave canine showed her maternal instinct to spring into action. (snip) You can just about make out the desperate whimper of the stranded puppy. The mother then reaches a mound of rubbish where her baby is stranded. Scooping her offspring up with her mouth, the daring pooch then begins the swim back to where she started. Thankfully she makes it to the other side, and drops off the lucky pup. It is believed she had to carry out the same rescue mission another three times to rescue more of her offspring.
  • Shy Shelter Dog's Reaction To Getting Adopted Is The Definition Of Joy On Earth

    12/24/2015 12:23:22 PM PST · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    huffpo ^ | 12/23 | Cavan Sieczkowski
    A shy shelter dog turned into a jumping, tail-wagging bundle of joy when he was adopted by a loving family.
  • CORONA: Stinky strategy punishes package pilferers(Corona, California)

    12/23/2015 12:01:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Anne Millerbernd
    CORONA: Stinky strategy punishes package pilferers Corona-area residents are setting out prop packages filled with poo to prevent pilfering. They say mail thieves are getting out of control in their neighborhoods. Fed up with thieves stealing their precious packages, Corona-area residents have banded together to teach them a smelly lesson. "They're calling it a movement," said Michaela Roekle, who set a box of her own out a few days ago. In a prop package with a fake address label attached, Roekle placed a special gift from her son, Braven, and dog, Midnight. It's sat on her stoop Tuesday, waiting for...
  • Canine Copycats Can Mirror Other Dogs' Emotions (Dogs Read Feelings)

    12/23/2015 11:27:24 AM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/23/2015 | Helen Briggs
    Dogs can copy each other's expressions in a split-second just like people, showing signs of basic empathy, according to Italian researchers. Mimicking each other's facial expressions is a human habit, which helps people to get along. Dogs do the same to bond with other dogs, scientists report in the journal, Royal Society Open Science. They think dogs may be showing a basic built-in form of empathy, enabling them to pick up on emotions. And the phenomenon may have emerged in our canine companions during the process of domestication, say scientists from the Natural History Museum, University of Pisa.
  • The 29 Best Guard Dogs

    12/12/2015 12:17:03 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 189 replies
    Pet Breeds ^ | 19 Oct, 2015 | Jackie Lam
    Large dogs are held in high esteem for a variety of reasons: for their large stature, their strength, and their protective nature and keen watchdog abilities. If you're looking for a reliable canine defender, it's important to consider not only the physical attributes of a dog breed, but its temperament, as well. Using data from Animal Planet, PetBreeds found the 29 best guard dogs and ranked them by popularity, according to the 2014 AKC popularity rankings. (Three dog breeds that had no ranking were put at the bottom of the list.) Criteria used included that the breed must possess a...
  • Heartbroken Doberman Cries When Owner Surrenders Him To Shelter

    12/12/2015 9:22:41 AM PST · by Altariel · 152 replies
    On May 1, Jill Dyche was filming dogs at the Carson Animal Shelter in California when she heard a dog crying. When she found the 9 year old Doberman, she saw that his owner was surrendering him. Jill captured the Dobie’s heartbreak on video and shared it on Facebook. It soon went viral.
  • Woman jailed after fleas kill her dog left tied-up and crying for help

    12/09/2015 10:14:30 AM PST · by seantruet · 32 replies
    Albasun ^ | 12/9/2015 | Tony Cartas
    Fleas kill dog left tied-up and crying for help "That dog was crying for at least eight hours. I had never heard an animal so sad in my life,” said a neighbor.
  • Mail carrier in SC credited for saving little girl from dog attack ( Pitt Bull )

    12/08/2015 6:25:46 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    WBTV ^ | December 8, 2015 | Sarah-Blake Morgan
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mail Carrier Mark Pizzo ... I see the dog struggling with the little girl.. It did not take Pizzo long to realize if he did not act, something terrible was about to happen. I yelled out of my truck. When I yelled out of my truck, nothing happened. Then I heard her scream. I'll never forget the scream. The scream I will never forget for as long as I live, Pizzo said. Pizzo told WBTV he ran towards the seven-year-old, whose head was gripped in the jaws of a neighbor's Pitt Bull. The dog had started to...
  • Pitbull owner faces murder charge after dogs maul, kill 4-year-old ( Detroit )

    12/08/2015 7:16:10 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    CNN - Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | December 7, 2015 | Sarah Jorgensen
    The owner of four pitbulls is facing a murder charge after his dogs mauled to death a 4-year-old boy in Detroit, Michigan. Geneke Antonio Lyons, 41, was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and possessing dangerous animals causing death, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. The vicious attack occurred last week as the boy and his mother were walking together down the street. The dogs attacked the pair and dragged the child under a fence and into Lyons' backyard, where the boy was found lying on his back with "massive wounds," according to the prosecutor's office. Three of the dogs...
  • Pit Bulls Kill 4-Year-Old Boy in Detroit Neighborhood

    12/02/2015 2:03:19 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    abc news ^ | Dec 2, 2015
    Police say a pack of pit bulls yanked a 4-year-old Detroit boy away from his mother and mauled him to death. ... The attack occurred while the boy was walking with his mother. A witness, Nyasha Reid, says the mother screamed, "They got my baby." .. the dogs dragged the boy back to where they live. ..the mother tried to fight the dogs off.
  • Affluent family's purebred shepherd ignored after arrival of new baby

    11/21/2015 11:41:07 PM PST · by Altariel · 43 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 16, 2015 | Penny Eims
    A seven-year-old German shepherd named "Louie," bears the painful evidence of neglect on his once regal body. Louie used to live in an affluent neighborhood with a family which was described as "well off." For a time, the purebred shepherd, who had been purchased for thousands of dollars, was a beloved part of his family's life...everything changed when he was banished to live his life outside after the family welcomed a new baby. Louie's life of being a pampered pet vanished and as he endured life outside, his health began to deteriorate. Of little matter was his fine pedigree or...
  • Russia sends France service puppy after police dog dies in Paris attacks

    11/20/2015 4:15:34 PM PST · by McGruff · 95 replies
    Daily News ^ | November 20, 2015 | Melanie Dostis
    Russian authorities have gifted France with an adorable police dog in a show of support following the massive terror attack that killed 130 people and a shepherd named Diesel that was blown to pieces by a suicide bomber. Diesel, a Belgian Malinois, died in a hail of gunfire by female suicide bomber, Hansa Aitboulahcen, during an anti-terror raid in suburban Saint-Denis on Wednesday, according to France's National Police. Now, the Russian government is sending over Dobrynia, a furry new companion named after a Russian folklore hero to help "in the fight against terrorism," Russian government officials said.
  • Animal lover killed by dog he had adopted just hours earlier

    11/19/2015 8:36:55 AM PST · by Perseverando · 83 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 19, 2015 | Mark Molloy
    Dog lover Anthony Riggs was killed by a Rottweiler he had adopted from an animal control centre Anthony Riggs had adopted the dog Photo: Jackson Madison County Rabies Control Tributes have been paid to a Tennessee man who was 'mauled to death' by a stray dog he had adopted on the day he died. Anthony Riggs was attacked by a five-year-old male Rottweiler that had been taken in by a county-run animal control facility. "He never hesitated to be with dogs. Sometimes I thought he related to dogs better than to people," his ex-wife Adrienne Riggs told the Jackson Sun....
  • Deadly pit bull attack: Breed can be risky because it won't let go, dog warden says

    11/16/2015 6:23:25 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 33 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 11.16.15 | Elizabeth Doran
    The 2-year-old pit bull named Diesel was in the family's living room about 7:15 p.m. Sunday playing with Lisa M. Cittadino's three daughters ages 7, 10 and 12 when Diesel turned on the child, deputies said. Cittadino, 32, toid police she turned her back momentarily and heard screams from her son and daughters. Police said the child was near the dog's food dish, which may have caused the dog to attack. pit bulls are more dangerous than other breeds because they are hard to stop once they have started to attack. "The thing about pit bulls is if things go...
  • Family's pet pit bull kills 11-month-old in Oneida County

    11/16/2015 10:50:40 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 48 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | November 16, 2015 at 12:58 PM | By Elizabeth Doran
    An 11-month-old boy was attacked and killed by the family's pet pit bull last night, according to Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol. The incident occurred about 7:15 p.,m. at a home at 2700 State Route 12B in the town of Marshall in Oneida County. The 2-year-old pit bull named Diesel was in the family's living room playing with Lisa M. Cittadino's three daughters ages 7, 10 and 12, police said. Cittadino, 32, tolid police she turned her back momentarily and then heard screams from her son and daughters. Cittadino said she saw the dog attacking her son, and began...
  • 9-Year-Old Girl Dies After Long Island Pit Bull Attack

    11/08/2015 8:17:27 PM PST · by CaptainK · 57 replies
    A 9-year-old girl died Sunday after a pit bull attacked her while she played with friends in a Long Island backyard, authorities said. Nassau County police officers responded to a 911 call at a Holland Avenue house in Elmont at around 10:30 a.m. and found the dog attacking the girl. When one of the officers entered the yard from the house, the dog charged at the officer, who shot and killed the animal, said Detective Michael Bitsko. "It was a violent attack," he said. "They had to put the dog down." The girl's identity hasn't been disclosed by police. There...
  • Huckabee Son Hangs Dog, Father Fires Cop

    12/18/2007 4:09:49 AM PST · by NavVet · 145 replies · 970+ views
    Rat Tube / Newsweek ^ | 12/15/2007 | Michael Isakoff
    ..But John Bailey, then the director of Arkansass state police, tells NEWSWEEK that Governor Huckabees chief of staff and personal lawyer both leaned on him to write a letter officially denying the local prosecutors request. Bailey, a career officer who had been appointed chief by Huckabees Democratic predecessor, said he viewed the lawyers intervention as improper and terminated the conversation. Seven months later, he was called into Huckabees office and fired. Ive lost confidence in your ability to do your job, Bailey says Huckabee told him. One reason Huckabee cited was I couldnt get you to help me with my...
  • Dog shot by Florida City police officer

    10/21/2015 1:49:55 AM PDT · by Altariel · 43 replies
    FLORIDA CITY, Fla. -A woman from Florida City is outraged after she said a police officer knocked on her front door Tuesday morning and shot her dog when it ran outside. The dog's owner, Gillian Palacios, told Local 10 News that the officer knocked on her door at 832 SW Seventh St. to inform her that she had left her car door open. She said her 2-year-old, 40-pound bulldog-mix Duchess, ran outside and was shot three times in the head by the officer. RAW FOOTAGE DISCLAIMER:Video contains graphic content that some viewers may find disturbing. Palacios said the officer told...
  • Family: Bambi the dog races back into burning home for man, 69

    10/20/2015 5:03:13 PM PDT · by Altariel · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 20, 2015 | Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi
    Sara Domaradzka had just escaped her family's burning two-flat in Portage Park early Tuesday when her dog Bambi scrambled out of her arms and raced back into the flames. Her family believes the 4-year-old terrier-Labrador mix knew Domaradzka's 69-year-old father was still in the home and went back after him. "She ran back into the house to find (Sara's) dad, and then they both got stuck there," said Domaradzka's boyfriend, Alessandro Mininni. Firefighters arrived at the home on the 5100 block of West Grace Street around 1:30 a.m. and carried out Piotr Domaradzka, who did not have any vital signs....
  • Okmulgee County family searches for answers after Morris police officer shoots, kills dog

    10/17/2015 8:55:04 PM PDT · by Altariel · 32 replies
    An Okmulgee County family turned to 2 Works for You for answers after their dog was shot and killed by a Morris police officer. *WARNING: Watch the video in the player above, unedited, but it does contain content that could be considered disturbing.* On September 27, Jeana was out of town and her kids were staying with family in Morris. Her dog, Leesie, was at a neighbor's home when something went terribly wrong. READ OFFICER NARRATIVE HERE Leesie had been locked inside the house. But, at some point, the front door was kicked in during a burglary attempt, ultimately letting...
  • Combat dog who earned Bronze Stars in Iraq shot and killed in Wyoming

    10/17/2015 5:49:57 AM PDT · by Altariel · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2015 | Foxnews.com
    A bomb-sniffing combat dog named Mike survived two tours of duty in Iraq but not the streets of a bucolic little town in Wyoming. The 9-year-old Belgian Malinois was shot and killed in Powell last Saturday by a bicyclist who said he was attacked, leaving Mikes devastated owner Matthew Bessler, a retired Army Ranger, wondering how he is going to deal with his combat-related injuries alone.
  • Your Unsocialized Hound Is Not A Service Dog!

    10/12/2015 7:54:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Dr. Ian Kupkee
    Ah, the fake service dog. Like out-of-sync traffic lights and above-ground power lines, theyre one of those things that make my normally mild British temperament fall by the wayside. Allow me to rephrase that - its not the dogs that make my blood boil, but rather their owners. Who are these people? Youve probably seen them. For me, the most recent was a lady in the grocery store with a teacup poodle in a Coach purse. Before that, there was the guy in the health food store pushing a Yorkshire terrier in a stroller. A few years ago it was...
  • "Mommy, Am I Gonna Die?": Cop Aims For Dog, Shoots 4 Year Old, After Injured Mom Calls 911

    10/15/2015 2:30:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 112 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/13/15
    To Protect and Serve? When Whitehill resident Andrea accidentally cut her arm on glass, her sister frantically called 911, "I need a paramedic." Columbus Police Officer Jon Thomas responded to the house where he pulled out his gun and shot toward the family's dog (which he claims ran toward him), missed, and hit Andrea's four-year-old daughter Ava in the leg, shattering her bone. As The Columbus Dispatch reports, Andrea also revealed that the cop never apologized or asked if Ava was okay and immediately left after shooting her. A Columbus police officer accidentally wounded a 4-year-old girl in Whitehall...
  • (Felony Stupid) ... Florida Drunk Driving Suspect Claims His Dog Was Driving the Car

    10/14/2015 1:25:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 13 October 2015 | Mark Molloy
    Drunk driving suspect claims his dog was driving the car The dog was nowhere to be seen, but that didnt stop one drunk driving suspect from blaming his pet. Florida resident Reliford Cooper III was arrested after crashing his car and promptly gave police a rather unbelievable 'excuse'. "Who was chasing me?" he asked the officer, adding: "My dog was driving that car, I ran 'cause I wanted to. You aint gonna find no drugs or guns on me." Mr Cooper is alleged to have ignored a stop sign and travelled across two ditches before crashing into an occupied...
  • Northwoods dog owners remember dog killed by wolves

    10/05/2015 11:01:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 65 replies
    WJFW ^ | 09/30/2015
    BOULDER JUNCTION - People often feel like their pets are members of their family. Teri Winter and Jimmy Dean Van Rossum felt that way about their dog Bella. Earlier this week, Bella was killed by wolves. The only thing they found of Bella was blood and fur. "They didn't even leave a bone, we can't find her collar," says Winter. On Monday night, Van Rossum let Bella out to go to the bathroom at his home in Boulder Junction. She never came back. "She was in her woods, her yard, going to the bathroom," Winter says. That's when wolves got...
  • Man Tries to Break K-9's Neck to Escape Arrest: SDSO

    09/27/2015 4:00:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Samantha Tatro
    A man who fled from the scene of a report fight in the Fallbrook area later tried to twist a K-9's neck in an effort to escape arrest, San Diego Sheriff's Lieutenant Dave Schaller said. The incident began early Sunday when deputies from Fallbrook responded to reports of a possible fight that may have been related to road rage. The caller told deputies a gun may have been fired and people were fighting. When Deputy Jeremy Banks arrived at the scene, he saw a silver Mitsubishi Galant driving away with its lights off. When he tried to stop the car,...
  • Former Olympian Saves 8-Year-Old Boy From Pit Bull Attack

    09/21/2015 6:38:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    cbslocal ^ | 21 Sept 2015 | Vince Gerasole
    U.S. on the 1992 Olympic boxing team; Every time hed reach, Id counter, he said. He had my hand in his mouth. At one point, Nicholson said he was down on one knee, choking the dog. Nicholson suffered bites to his legs, stomach, and hands. He was strong as hell, Nicholson said.
  • Lost dog found keeping watch over trapped friend

    09/19/2015 6:36:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 18, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    PARADISE VALLEY, Wash., - A Washington state animal rescue group said a pair of lost dogs were found with one of the canines keeping watch over its friend trapped in a cistern. The nonprofit Vashon Island Pet Protectors group said it posted pictures of lost dogs Tillie, a setter, and Phoebe, a basset hound, to the group's Facebook page and received a tip Sept. 14 that a "reddish" dog matching Tillie's description had approached a person on their property several times before heading back into a ravine. A follow-up Facebook post said VIPP volunteers searched the ravine and heard Tillie...
  • Hialeah officer cleared in deaths of 2 police dogs in SUV

    09/14/2015 2:13:13 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 8, 2015 | CHARLES RABIN
    Hialeah police officer Nelson Enriquez may have been neglectful when he left two police K9s to swelter to death inside an SUV at his Davie home, but he didnt intentionally kill them, an investigation by the Broward state attorneys office found. And since there is nothing equivalent to a manslaughter charge in the states animal cruelty statute, Enriquez should not be held criminally liable for the death of Hektor, a 3-year-old Belgian Malnois, and Jimmy, a 6-year-old bloodhound. In order to be held criminally liable for his acts, proof would be required that officer Enriquez intentionally left his dogs in...
  • California man killed, woman badly hurt in pit bull attack

    09/09/2015 4:23:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 67 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 9/9/15 | Dan Whitcomb
    A 65-year-old man was killed and a woman seriously hurt when they were attacked by two pit bulls in Southern California, police and local media said on Wednesday.
  • Missing service dog found in Texas

    09/08/2015 7:04:15 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 17 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 9/8/2015 | Teri Figueroa
    A former Marines missing service dog turned up in Texas last week, nine months after the German shepherd disappeared and was possibly stolen from a North County home, a Vista-based sheriffs detective said Tuesday. On Aug. 31, a tip led Kais owner, Alexandra Melnick, to a home in Aubrey, about an hour north of Dallas. The Vista woman flew to Texas and confirmed that her dog was at the home, Detective Debra Hutches said.
  • Spared pit bull mix attacks teen; euthanized hours later

    <p>PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) Officials say a pit bull mix deemed "sociable" on behavioral tests was euthanized after viciously attacking his new owner's teenage daughter on the day he was brought home.</p> <p>40-year-old Stephen Neira bought Alex on Thursday after seeing him on a website for rescuing "death row" pets.</p>
  • Disturbing Video Shows Cop Whipping, Kicking His Own K-9 During a Raid

    09/01/2015 1:27:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 70 replies
    Peoria, AZ When a Peoria resident pulled out her cellphone to record police raiding a neighbors home, she never expected to what would happen next. The woman filming, who wishes to remain anonymous out of fear of police retaliating against her, said she pulled out her phone after she heard police say, I know youre in there, come out with your hands up. What she saw next was animal abuse. The K-9 handler lets the dog run to the door and then, for an unknown reason, walks up and whips the dog with his leash. As if the leash...
  • Man accused of taping Caitlyns muzzle shut denied bond

    07/26/2015 2:07:38 PM PDT · by digger48 · 45 replies
    wishtv ^ | July 26, 2015 | Staff Reports
    CHARLESTON, SC 41-year-old William Leonard Dodson was back in court on Friday, July 17 for a bond revocation hearing. The judge ruled Dodson will stay in prison because he is a flight risk. Dodson faces a felony charge of Ill Treatment of Animals for allegedly taping a female dogs muzzle shut (Caitlyn) in North Charleston in May. Dodson is currently in jail, being held on a $50,000 bond. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Calais officials say officer who shot dog was justified

    07/23/2015 8:48:21 AM PDT · by Altariel · 6 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Johanna Billings
    CALAIS, Maine Calais officials say an officer who shot a dog Sunday night acted properly. Calais Police Chief David Randall said the department received a call at approximately 9:59 p.m. July 19 about two dogs that tried to attack a third dog at a home on South Street. People at the residence got their animal inside, then attempted to get the other two dogs out of their yard, according to the police chief. The dogs attempted to bite them, Randall said. When the officer located the dogs and tried to get them into the police car, one of the...
  • Vancouver Man Fights Off Wild Cougar to Save Mini Dachshund

    07/08/2015 5:55:54 PM PDT · by Hugin · 23 replies
    ABC ^ | NICOLE PELLETIERE
    He said it was when he returned to the campsite that a female cougar emerged from the woods and grabbed 1-year-old Bailey quickly pulling the dog into the bushes. That's when Hanson said he ran after the cougar in order to save Bailey's life. "I just kept pushing the bushes so I could see and dropped down into a muddy, dry creek," he said. "I was able to spring out of the mud and was screaming at it the whole time. Without another thought, Hanson said he lunged at the animal, grabbing a handful of her skin. "I was...
  • Ramsey Co. K-9 Handler Charged with Abusing his Dog Partner

    06/27/2015 7:25:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/26/15 | Dave Aeikens and Eric Chaloux
    A Ramsey County deputy is on administrative leave after he was charged with hitting his canine partner, the Carlton County Sheriff's Office said. The charges are from an incident that happened early June 15 at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton. The sheriff's office says 48-year-old Brett Arthur Berry is charged with assaulting a public safety dog and animal cruelty, both misdemeanors. Berry has been a Ramsey County deputy since 1996. Black Bear security told deputies they had been called into the Cobalt Lounge to ask a man to leave. Security followed him with video and saw him return to...
  • Boulder County dog hero: 9-year-old retriever protects family from moose

    06/19/2015 10:30:01 AM PDT · by Altariel · 27 replies
    Boulder County News ^ | Mitchell Byars
    Ginger Wolfe said ever since her 9-year-old golden retriever Chelsea was a puppy, she has always been a big softie. "There's not a mean bone in her body," Wolfe said. "She's just a sweetheart." But as Wolfe found out over the weekend, nobody messes with Chelsea's family. The 85-pound dog showed her mettle when she took on an angry mama moose that had charged at Wolfe's boyfriend and his family including two young children while they were camping between Nederland and Ward. Wolfe, of Louisville, and her boyfriend, Jeremiah McLaughlin, of Boulder, were camping near Ruby Gulch. McLaughlin...
  • Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

    06/19/2015 8:10:41 AM PDT · by Altariel · 112 replies
    Here are five (mostly) scientific reasons why dogs trump cats. 1. Exercise motivation While dogs demand physical and recreational activity, all cats demand is food and a comfy sofa to sleep on all day. Great job being a role model, Felix! **** 2. Give the elderly a purpose Pets are wonderful stress relievers for people of all ages, but the elderly in particular benefit from owning a dog. **** 3. Sniff Out Cancer Cats have an attuned sense of smell, but they're difficult to train. The top cats also can't match the top dogs nose for nose. **** 4. Smarter...
  • Dispelling the Doberman Myth: Friendly Family Pets or Fearsome Foes?

    06/18/2015 8:00:40 PM PDT · by Altariel · 105 replies
    In family movies featuring dogs, Doberman Pinschers are often cast as the baddies. Why not? After all, theyre large with mask-like features, and if theyve had their ears cropped, they can look a little frightening. In real life, Dobermans are often employed in police and security industries because of their intelligence, readiness to work and their inherent strength. This dichotomy has led to wild public misconception about the breed and their role in family life. Ready to separate the facts from the fiction about Dobermans? Here are the myths you may have heard, and the truth behind them. Myth:...
  • Mississippi investigator shoots family dog

    A Cleveland family has been left devastated after an officer shot and killed their beloved one-year-old golden retriever as he was on a leash in the familys backyard. Cleveland police told the family the officer felt threatened by the dog after the dog barked, even though the officer was aware it was leashed. The incident took place Friday when dog owner Tyler Muzzi saw a stranger walking around his neighbors home. Muzzi contacted his neighbor and then called police to check on the situation. Minutes later, police arrived and arrested the man who had by that time broken into the...
  • Army Veteran Reunited With Dog Who Disappeared 5 Years Ago While She Was Deployed

    06/13/2015 5:54:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    When Jessica Gutierrez was deployed to Afghanistan n 2010, she left Cookies Chanel with her sister in New Mexico, according to Missouri TV station KMBC. While Gutierrez was gone, Cookies disappeared. Gutierrez never thought she would see her pet again, she told the station. But somehow, five years later and over a thousand miles away Cookies was discovered in San Diego, the station reported. Gutierrez got her puppy micro-chipped on the day she adopted her, which enabled animal services workers in San Diego to reunite Cookies with her rightful owner, who was now living in Missouri
  • Service Dog Throws Self in Bus' Path to Protect Blind Owner

    06/10/2015 10:47:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Local10 ^ | Jun 10 2015
    The golden retriever, Figo, underwent surgery and has a leg splintAuthorities say a service dog has thrown itself in front of a school bus to try to protect its blind owner as the pair crossed a road in New York. The golden retriever, Figo, came between Audrey Stone and a mini school bus Monday in Brewster. The crash injured both of them and left fur stuck to the bus' front wheel
  • Neighbors Use Canoes To Rescue Dogs

    05/31/2015 2:43:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | May 31, 2015 | By Katy Blakey
    Neighbors used canoes to help rescue a woman and her dogs from a flooded home near Lewisville Lake on Saturday.
  • Donations From Around the World Pour in for Stray Dog Fighting for Her LifeShut for Days

    05/30/2015 11:27:32 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 82 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/29/2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Donations From Around the World Pour in for Stray Dog Fighting for Her Life After Her Muzzle Was Taped Shut for Days Since horrific images spread of a South Carolina stray dog found with her muzzle tightly shut by electrical tape, donations and support from around the world have been pouring in for Caitlyn, the 15-month-old Staffordshire Terrier mix who was receiving treatment Friday at an emergency veterinary clinic. And the reward shot up Friday from $1,000 to $6,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for what one official called the most malicious case of animal abuse...
  • Dogs have been man's best friend 'for 40,000 years'

    05/21/2015 10:15:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 21, 2015 | Staff
    Dogs have been man's best friend for up to 40,000 years, suggests new research. The study shows dogs' special relationship with humans might date back 27,000 to 40,000 years. The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, come from genomic analysis of an ancient Taimyr wolf bone.
  • Blue Buffalo Admits To Lying About Ingredients

    05/19/2015 7:40:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 36 replies
    As it often happens, a competition between companies had benefitted the consumer. Purina was bent on catching Blue Buffalo in an advertising lie they claimed they never used poultry by-product meal in their foods. However, Purina did some testing of Blue Buffalo product and found that was not the case and sued them for False Advertising. Just last week, a year after the case was filed, Blue Buffalo admitted to using by product meal in a substantial and material portion of their pet food. (www.petfoodhonesty.com) Blue Buffalo asked the Court for additional time to file an Amended Complaint in...