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  • WI: Bats Fail: 70-Year-Old Uses Revolver to stop Pit Bull Attack

    07/24/2014 4:30:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 71 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.
  • New Procedure Can Neuter Dogs with Shot, No Surgery [w/video]

    05/22/2014 1:13:51 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 46 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Feb 18, 2014 | Paul Krueger
    Hundreds of stray and abandoned dogs are waiting for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society. The population problem is caused, in large part, by the cost of spaying and neutering to prevent unwanted births. "Being able to very safely and cheaply neuter most male dogs, that can make a huge difference in the number of dogs that roam the streets,” said Dr. Holly Mullin of the VCA Animal Hospital in Hotel Circle. It costs hundreds of dollars to neuter a male dog, but a new injectable solution called Zeuterin could change that. It stops sperm production forever with a...
  • Florida VA boots disorderly veteran. (disorderly?)

    05/22/2014 6:30:46 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 3 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | 5/21/14 | William Patrick
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Several combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder were denied access to a Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Viera because their service dogs apparently didn’t have the proper paperwork. The vets were rebuffed by security officers. But when they refused to leave the situation nearly spiraled out of control. Rory Dobis, founder of Paws 4 Boots, told Watchdog.org that he was attempting to assist several veterans in acclimating their dogs to the VA facility where they regularly come to receive physical and mental health treatment.
  • Cops rescue dog trapped for 60 hours neck-deep in mud

    05/19/2014 10:56:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 17, 2014 | Victoria Taylor
    Dramatic photos and video show two police officers from Pennsylvania rescuing a distressed 13-year-old Australian Shepherd from a deep mud pit on May 9. Willistown Township Police Department had to use wooden boards to get close to Pluto, whose head was barely visible above the thick muck. Although Pluto still walks with a limp and his fur remains matted, the vet reassured Shorr that the canine is going to be fine.
  • Landlord of veteran with service dog defends no-dog policy

    The Nova Scotia landlord who gave an eviction notice to a military veteran, who has acquired a service dog to help deal with his post-traumatic stress disorder, is speaking out in defence of his building's no-dog policy. David Peavey was medically released from the military nine years ago after being diagnosed with PTSD. He served for 18 years, spending time in Somalia, among other places. His service dog Norm, which he just got this week, helps him to complete daily tasks and live a more normal life. K.J. Gandhi, Peavey's landlord, recently gave the veteran a 15-day eviction notice...
  • Sitka newcomer watches helplessly as bear devours dog

    05/15/2014 11:11:07 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 67 replies
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 14, 2014 | LAUREL ANDREWS
    Paco, a 2-year-old Chihuahua-pug mix, was killed and eaten by a brown bear as Sitka resident Paula Myers watched in horror just a few feet away on Monday. Paula Myers never imagined that her first bear encounter would occur just a few feet from her Sitka home, and that her dog, 2-year-old Chihuahua-pug mix Paco, would be killed and consumed by a brown bear right in front of her eyes. Myers and her husband, Brad Langdorf, moved to Sitka in January to work at Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. Coming to Alaska was a new adventure for the couple, Myers...
  • AMAZING VIDEO: Cat saves boy from dog attack in Southwest Bakersfield

    05/14/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 117 replies
    KERO ^ | 05/14/2014 | Derek VandeWeg, Anne Stegen
    A cat came to her best friend's rescue Tuesday when the young boy was attacked in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield. The surveillance video shows the boy playing on his bicycle when a dog sneaks up behind him and grabs his leg. The family's cat, named Tara, rushes the attacking dog and chased it away. The boy's mother, Eric Triantafilo, told 23ABC the boy needed a few stitches, but he is doing fine this morning.
  • They’re black and white and huge in China – but they’re dogs: Panda ‘lookalikes’ are hit

    05/12/2014 8:54:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2014 | Julian Robinson
    It is panda-monium in pet shops in China as dogs that look like the country's unique and rare bears become all the rage. These dogs that look like pandas are selling out in pet stores across the country. In Chengdu city in southwest China's Sichuan province pet shop owner Hsin Ch'en cannot satisfy demand among the country's new middle class who want the cute dogs as pets.
  • Deaf Woman Adopts Deaf Dog Who Knows Sign Language

    05/11/2014 10:07:39 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 55 replies
    A 3-year-old pit bull is headed to a new home with a special family that can relate to her. Both the dog and her new owner are deaf. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on May 11, 2014.
  • Woman Jailed For Trying To Protect Neglected Dog From Its Cruel Owner

    05/11/2014 11:05:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Mirror ^ | May 10, 2014 | Lewis Panther
    Linda Reynolds was traumatised by her time in the jail – sleeping on a hard, rubberised mattress and being woken by drug addict prisoners' screams for helpWhen her cell door banged shut for the first time, Linda Reynolds could barely believe she was in one of Britain’s most notorious jails – all ­because she cared for an animal. The kind-hearted grandmother had taken in a badly neglected dog and helped him back to health, reports the Sunday People. Then she was accused of stealing the animal, a greyhound cross called Hess. His owner demanded him back but Linda, 60, feared...
  • CHP Officer Rescues Tiny Dog From I-680

    05/10/2014 5:15:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, May 10, 2014
    A Chihuahua was rescued from a roadway median on Interstate Highway 680 in Walnut Creek Friday. The California Highway Patrol is being lauded for its efforts in rescuing a Chihuahua off the I-680 freeway Friday. The Contra Costa CHP posted a photo of the rescue on Twitter saying: "This little dog needed some help off I-680 freeway today. We're glad he's safe." Many Twitter users thanked the CHP for saving the small dog. Others wondered where it had shown up from. On Saturday, the CHP said in a tweet that the Contra Costa Animal Control in Martinez, California, had taken...
  • Wobbly cat and the cattle dog

    05/09/2014 6:10:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    UK Mail Online ^ | May 7, 2014 | Sarah Griffiths
    Ralphee the kitten has a neurological disorder called feline cerebellar hypoplasia (CH), which causes her to walk in an unusual way She became friends with Max the cattle dog, who watches over her in their home in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Ralphee waggles her head, walks unsteadily and sometimes leaps around - but is not in pain and is as intelligent as other cats
  • Dog's Family Files $1 Million Lawsuit Against Vet Who Kept Pet Secretly Alive

    05/09/2014 5:57:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    NBCDFW.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Frank Heinz
    In their lawsuit, Jamie and Marian Harris allege their vet, Millard Lucien "Lou" Tierce III, DVM, said he had discovered in an X-ray that the dog had a birth defect that could not be fixed. The couple, after consulting with the vet at his Camp Bowie Animal Clinic, determined the best course of action for their 170-pound Leonberger was euthanasia. Six months later, the couple was tipped off by a vet tech at Tierce's clinic that Sid was being kept alive, caged in deplorable conditions and being used for blood donations. In the lawsuit, the family said they immediately took...
  • Delaware boy, 4, killed by pit bulls

    05/09/2014 4:19:13 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Daily Times (Delaware County PA ^ | 05/01/2014 | Cindy Scharr
    A 4-year old boy was mauled to death by pit bulls Wednesday afternoon while playing outside in a friend’s yard. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was with his 24-year-old mother visiting a friend on Edwardsville Road at about 4 p.m. when the attack occurred. According to Delaware State police, the boy’s mother, who is several months pregnant, was inside of the house while the 4-year-old played in the yard near her friends three pit bulls. According to state police, the boy had been around the dogs several times in the past.
  • Finding homes for motherless pups. Border Collie dies after giving birth

    05/08/2014 6:50:14 AM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Tuesday, Shelia Dahoney was visiting her daughter’s house in the Palominas area when she looked out to what she described as a “teeny front yard” and saw a stray dog doing what she thought was taking care of some natural business. But upon going out in the yard, Dahoney notice a puppy hanging from the female dog. The dog, which she described as a Border Collie mix, was giving birth and having a difficult time doing it. About five-feet away was a puppy which already had been born. Dahoney, a receptionist at the Coronado Veterinarian Hospital, now...