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  • 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 · 25 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 · 46 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
    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 Arkansas’s state police, tells NEWSWEEK that Governor Huckabee’s chief of staff and personal lawyer both leaned on him to write a letter officially denying the local prosecutor’s request. Bailey, a career officer who had been appointed chief by Huckabee’s Democratic predecessor, said he viewed the lawyer’s intervention as improper and terminated the conversation. Seven months later, he was called into Huckabee’s office and fired. “I’ve lost confidence in your ability to do your job,” Bailey says Huckabee told him. One reason Huckabee cited was “I couldn’t 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....