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  • Police K-9 found dead after SW Portland shooting

    04/16/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies ^ | 4/16/14 | staff
    A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from a gunshot wound after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, area residents and even TriMet bus drivers.
  • New Jersey Dog Receives Jury Duty Summons

    04/15/2014 7:25:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    Dog receives jury duty summons Recently man’s best friend has been called upon to perform duties beyond simple unconditional love and loyalty. Earlier this week, there were reports thata canine in England was invited to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Now, canine civic responsibility has hit the States. On Friday, a jury duty summons was sent to “IV Griner,” a New Jersey German Shepherd. As reported by WKYW CBS 3, the name on the summons is the same name that appears on the pooch’s vet record. IV’s owner, Barrett Griner told the station, “Nobody in my house is...
  • A Dog Is Invited to Vote in the European Parliament Elections ... Norton, England

    04/15/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    A dog is invited to vote in the European Parliament elections Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The pup belongs to RussellHoyle of Norton, a village in north east England. Hoyle told The Evening Gazette, “I can remember when the people came round to do the census. I remember saying ‘There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote. We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years.’ When the polling card addressed to ‘Zeus...
  • The Reason That Dog Is Receiving Full Military Honors

    04/12/2014 11:21:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Staff Sgt. Shannon Hutto thought his bomb sniffing dog Eddie was just being lazy when he wouldn’t move from a certain spot one hot day in Afghanistan in 2012. But Hutto then saw what Eddie smelled: a homemade bomb, partially buried in the dirt. It was six inches from Hutto’s foot.
  • Monday Snuggles.. (kittah and pitbull)

    04/07/2014 4:14:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Monday Snuggles.. (kittah and pitbull)
  • Lessons in cuddling: Pit bulls and tabby cat show us how it's done [photos]

    04/03/2014 11:09:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    MNN ^ | Mar 25, 2014 | Jaymi Heimbuch
    Sabrina Paige has just about the cutest trio of pets on Instagram, and her avid followers are proof that we all love a good cuddle session among dogs and cats. Located in Washington, D.C, Paige picked up photography as a hobby as she volunteered to photograph adoptable pets at a local animal shelter when she lived in New York City. She received positive and encouraging feedback about her images, and so got more serious about photography. And who better to be models than her adorable brindle dog Skyler, her tabby cat Willie Nelson, and the beautiful grey pit bull Blue....
  • Police Recover Deaf Puppy Stolen During Burglary

    04/02/2014 6:51:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Wahington ^ | Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014
    Officers arrested two men they say tried to sell the puppy back to his owners. The 13-week-old pit bull puppy named Thor was taken along with electronics during a burglary March 13, police said. Authorities say two men made arrangements with one owner to sell Thor back and agreed to meet in a parking lot at White Marsh Mall. Police say detectives met the men this week, recovered Thor and arrested the men. Thirty-seven-year-old Mark Tyrone Gibson and 33-year-old William Terrell Hudson, both of Baltimore, were charged with burglary and theft.
  • A Husky Grooming a Cat ..... and then there's the Pomeranian

    04/01/2014 6:45:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Oh dear Lord .....
  • Woman, 85, 'mauled to death by two large pitbulls inside her home after they broke down the door

    04/01/2014 6:38:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Apr 01, 2014 | James Nye
    Police in Texas have said they believe that an 85-year-old died about a savage attack by two pit-bulls inside her own home on Monday. Dorothy Hamilton was found by her son lying in the living room of her home in Kaufman along with two 'very large and aggressive' dogs. Authorities said that her son had been keeping the dogs in a bedroom in the house for several months and they appear to have broken through the door and attacked Hamilton. However, police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death as neighbors revealed the dogs have a...
  • SEE IT: Mother cat takes two premature Chihuahua puppies into litter [video]

    03/31/2014 9:26:09 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 28, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    A mother's love truly has no bounds. A loving Siamese cat has taken in two prematurely born Chihuahua puppies to nurse as her own after they were discarded by their mother. The gray and white cat named Nessy didn't bat an eye when vets at the SPCA Adoption Center in Titusville, Fla., introduced her existing litter to the two preemies born Tuesday. "We took the puppies to see if she'd like them and she loved them," SPCA coordinator Debra Cantwell told WTSP.
  • Pit bull mauls Texas woman and 2-year-old daughter: cops

    04/01/2014 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 10:21 AM | BY MICHAEL WALSH
    Chelsi Camp, 23, of League City, Tex., tried to protect her little girl from her boyfriend's pit bull before police arrived and shot the aggressive dog. The girl is still in critical condition
  • Two-legged dog has time of his life during first trip to beach [video]

    03/30/2014 9:04:16 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 30 Mar 2014
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter In today’s life affirming video news, a two-legged dog runs joyously across the sand in his first trip to the beach. Duncan Lou Who runs like the wind, chasing after a GoPro camera operated by staff from Panda Paws Rescue. The boxer dog had to have his deformed back legs amputated when he was a puppy, and while he has a wheelchair he prefers to sprint around on his front legs. When the dog’s inspiring story was an online hit last year, Amanda Giese, of Panda Paws Rescue in Vancouver, Washington state in the...
  • Fighting dog attacked baby girl in pram ( Sweden )

    03/30/2014 12:58:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Mar 2014
    A 10-month-old baby girl was rushed to hospital after she was attacked and dragged out of her pram by an American staffordshire terrier in northern Sweden. The attack took place in Härnösand when the dog suddenly jumped into the child's pram and bit the infant. After managing to get a hold of the baby the dog then dragged the child down a hill before witnesses intervened.
  • Losing Your Best Friend

    We all know that it will not last forever. But when the end comes you’re never really ready to accept it. I had been through this before, but this one was the toughest. She was the one that had my heart more than any other. She was the one I will miss the most. She came into our lives as just a baby. We had a girl already and a boy. But our girl was at the end of her days. We did not want the boy to be left alone so we thought we would get him a...
  • Mickey the Pit Bull Won’t Be Killed After Mauling 4-year-old

    03/27/2014 3:49:24 PM PDT · by kingattax · 29 replies
    Epoch Times/AP ^ | March 26, 2014
    PHOENIX—A Phoenix judge on Tuesday spared the life of a pit bull that mauled a 4-year-old boy last month and touched off a polarizing Internet debate on mercy, blame and animal violence. Municipal Court Judge Deborah Griffin ruled that the dog named Mickey must be neutered, defanged and microchipped. She declared the dog vicious earlier in the day and could have ordered euthanasia. “There would be absolutely no possibility of the animal ever doing this to someone again,” Griffin said, saying the dog must remain in a facility for the rest of its life and can’t be adopted. The Lexus...
  • Coyote Attacks Woman Walking Dog in Rockland County ( NY )

    03/27/2014 12:59:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | Mar 26, 2014
    The woman took off her jacket during the attack and used it to try to shield herself against the coyote. She then ran to a neighbor's home for refuge. The coyote ran into a backyard, where it was shot and killed by an Orangetown police officer, authorities say. The woman told police the coyote appeared to be more focused on attacking her, not her dog
  • Cats and dogs fight for beds and sofa - Funny animal compilation (new stuff)

    03/21/2014 6:57:27 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Cats and dogs fight for beds and sofa - Funny animal compilation (new stuff)
  • Basset hound clown car...incredible!

    03/20/2014 6:40:32 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Basset hound clown car...incredible!
  • Pueblo Woman Attacked By Dogs After Getting Off Bus ( Pit Bulls : Colorado )

    03/20/2014 7:49:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    KKTV ^ | Mar 20, 2014
    A 20-year-old woman was taken to the hospital Tuesday night after she was attacked by two dogs. Juliann Hernandez says she was getting off the bus from a day of classes at a community college in Pueblo. She says she was attacked near 8th and Utica Avenue in Pueblo, completely unprovoked. ... Her dad says once they saw what was happening, the family came out of their home to help. "One of them got a hold of her, clamped her then my wife and another daughter came out here, tried to scare them off, wouldn't go ... The Humane...
  • Dog eaten in its kennel by a python: Owner finds snake with leash still dangling from its mouth

    03/17/2014 9:14:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 135 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | 14 March 2014
    An Australian woman discovered her pet dog had been eaten by a snake in the most gruesome possible way after finding a bloated python lying curled in its kennel with the end of the dog's chain still dangling from its mouth. Amazingly, the wildlife-lover had only chained her Chihuahua-Maltese cross overnight to stop it disturbing native animals near her Caniaba home in northern NSW, but it meant there was no escaping the 2.5-metre python that slithered into the kennel. When the woman went outside to let the dog off its chain the following morning, she discovered the bloated snake curled...
  • Something Special Happens When You Put Dogs in a Photobooth [pix]

    03/14/2014 10:46:07 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    With perfect timing, photographer Lynn Terry was able to capture some truly wonderful pictures of Bumper, a rescued pit bull, and some of her other doggy friends. Source: Lynn Terry By Unknown By Unknown By Unknown By Unknown
  • Mkombozi the stray dog saved the life of a newborn baby

    03/14/2014 9:33:07 PM PDT · by Altariel · 16 replies
    Mkombozi's story is legendary in Nairobi, Kenya, if not the world. The African dog currently resides at the Kenya SPCA where she spends her retirement sleeping in a soft bed and teaching school children about animal welfare. It’s a good role for her, considering how the stray dog ended up at her comfortable home. After all, back in 2005, Mkombozi became famous for saving an abandoned newborn baby and carrying her back to her ‘home’, where she was nursing her own young. The heroic dog reportedly found the infant, wrapped in rags, in the Ngong Forest where she was scavanging...
  • Dachshund Left at Shelter with Heartbreaking Note Will Reunite with Owners

    03/13/2014 5:45:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    The heartbreaking note reads, "Our dog is 13 1/2 years old he is sick starting yesterday with bloody stools, vomiting. Had a skin disease for a few years. We are both seniors, sick with no money. We cannot pay for vet bills, or to put him to sleep. He has never been away from us in all those years, he cannot function without us, please put him to sleep."
  • Cat vs Dog!! ( Kittah V Pitbull wrestle)

    03/13/2014 3:17:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | Maaria Butt
    Charlie and Darwin wrestle on the bed!
  • Old dog, new home: Senior pooches find families thanks to Facebook page

    03/12/2014 9:17:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Today ^ | March 12, 2014 | Laura T. Coffey
    Called “Susie’s Senior Dogs,” the page connects people with older pooches up for adoption. In six weeks of existence, it’s racked up 144,000 followers and used its reach to find homes for 30 senior dogs in overcrowded shelters. Stanton’s girlfriend, Erin O’Sullivan, started the Facebook page in late January. The page got a major boost when Stanton shared it with his Humans of New York Facebook followers, who number more than 3.6 million.
  • San Francisco fire: Amid chaos, firefighters save dogs

    03/12/2014 9:06:34 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 8 replies
    SF Gate ^ | March 12, 2014 | Kevin Fagan and Vivian Ho
    As a five-alarm fire consumed an apartment building under construction in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood, firefighters were able to save more than the nearby buildings. About six dogs were recovered from around the neighborhood and adjacent evacuated structures and taken to an American Red Cross truck on Third Street.
  • Doris Day to Mark 90th Birthday With Auction to Benefit Animals

    03/12/2014 6:04:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Screen legend Doris Day is celebrating a landmark birthday with an auction to benefit her favorite cause: animals. A spokesman for Day said Tuesday the nonprofit Doris Day Animal Foundation will mark her 90th birthday in April with a bash in Carmel, Calif. A sold-out fundraising celebration at Day's Cypress Inn will include a doggie fashion show, adoption event and an April 4 tribute dinner for fans and friends.
  • Dog on leash shot and killed by York Deputy

    03/07/2014 10:01:14 AM PST · by Altariel · 88 replies
    The ^ | March 5, 2014 | Anna Douglas
    YORK COUNTY, SC — Alice Renee McGlone says her cats Rhett Butler and Tara will have to go on without Scarlett –– her 9-year-old Labrador retriever –– after a York County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed the dog when, he says, it charged him aggressively on Tuesday. McGlone’s friend Ron Montana buried Scarlett on Wednesday afternoon in her backyard, under a tree, on Clara Street in Rock Hill. Montana and McGlone say they’re outraged that the deputy used lethal force. But, sheriff’s officials say the deputy had no choice but to protect himself from the dog. “He hated to...
  • Adopting an old dog

    03/07/2014 8:36:57 AM PST · by edcoil · 57 replies
    3-6-2014 | unknown
    Not sure where this comes from but nice on an old dogs thoughts. One by One, they pass by my cage, Too old, too worn, too broken, no way. Way past his time, he can't run and play. Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way. A little old man, arthritic and sore, It seems I am not wanted anymore. I once had a home, I once had a bed, A place that was warm, and where I was fed. Now my muzzle is gray, and my eyes slowly fail. Who wants a dog so old and...
  • Good Dog! Rescued German Shepherd Saves Adopter from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    03/06/2014 7:13:51 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 29 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 6, 2014 | Don Ford
    A Novato man’s dog – obtained from a rescue organization – is being credited with returning the favor by saving his life after he was overcome with carbon monoxide poisoning. Max, a 90-pound German Shepherd, seemed to know his owner, 80-year-old Jack Farrell was in serious trouble after a wall heater malfunctioned, filling their home with natural gas and carbon monoxide.
  • Woman seriously injured after being attacked by pit bulls while jogging

    03/06/2014 6:35:19 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KTRK ^ | March 05, 2014 | Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON - A woman is in in the hospital with very serious injuries after being viciously attacked by two dogs in southeast Houston. The victim, Monica Garza, is at Memorial Hermann Hospital Southeast. Her brother says she is stable and responding well to treatment and alive because of what he says is one man's selfless act. Charles Jordan has some injuries to show for his heroics. But they are nothing compared to what Garza endured. "They told us, 'I think she has 56 bites,'" ... One had her by the arm and the other had her by the leg and...
  • Alec Eugene Taylor arrested for beating, choking puppy to death

    03/06/2014 5:08:12 PM PST · by Altariel · 40 replies
    WJLA ^ | March 5, 2014 | Kevin Lewis
    WJLA) - A Baltimore city police officer, assigned to the 8th District, is on unpaid suspension amidst allegations he beat and strangled his seven-month-old puppy to death. On Feb. 26, Alec Taylor, 27, a five-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, returned to his apartment along the 13000 block of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring. Upon entering the unit, Taylor noticed his Jack Russell Terrier, named Rocko, had defecated on the carpet. According to police, Taylor became enraged, beating the untrained dog with a mop, then using his bare hands to suffocate the puppy.
  • Dog Kills 13-Year-Old New Jersey Boy, Injures Two Others

    03/04/2014 7:09:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Newsone ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    Kenneth Clodo Santillan (pictured with his dad), 13, was attacked and mauled to death last Friday by a bullmastif while walking in Paterson, N.J., with a friend. The unidentified friend was also attacked, as was the dog’s owner, Paul Clarke (pictured with Trigger), according to The Record. Police records state that Santillan and his friend were walking along a street at about 4:30 p.m. when the 115-pound dog, whose name was Trigger, lunged at them. As to what provoked the animal, the details, per investigators, remain sketchy. The canine initially bit the unidentified child on his hand, yet he was...
  • Infant in Evergreen airlifted to hospital after being attacked by dog ( Colorado )

    03/04/2014 3:45:07 PM PST · by george76
    The Denver Channel ^ | ‎3‎/‎4‎/‎2014‎
    An infant was airlifted to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon after being attacked by a dog. ... no word yet on the baby's condition.. The 70-pound American Bulldog has been captured by Animal Control
  • Bruce the dog offered a personal cheque by Darwin [Australia] council for his testicles

    03/02/2014 10:35:53 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 42 replies
    NT News ^ | February 26, 2014 | MARIA BILLIAS
    BRUCE Wallder the great dane may well be the first dog in history to receive a cheque in the mail as consolation for having his testicles removed. That is exactly what Darwin council did last week, much to the amusement of Bruce's owner Tom Wallder. De-sexed dog owners receive a registration reimbursement of $60 from the council for having their pets de-sexed, however the last thing Mr Wallder - the human - was expecting was for the cheque to be sent out in the name of his beloved and recently castrated eight-month-old canine. "I said to my wife, 'that's funny,...
  • Blind Woman Suing Nudist Community that Told Her to Get Rid of Service Dog

    02/28/2014 8:11:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 28, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Blind woman suing nudist community that told her to get rid of service dog In 2011, a medical condition caused Lutz, Florida woman Sharon Fowler to lose her vision. Legally blind, she had to acquire a service dog, named Laura. Ms. Fowler and her husband, Craig, moved into the Paradise Lakes Condominiums complex in 2012 with Laura. However, after they had settled in, Sharongot a letter from the property’s management that was very upsetting, as WTSP 10 News reports. She was told that because Laura, a black Labrador, was over the 25-pound weight limit, she needed to go. This, despite...
  • A Last Ode to Old Man Doug Who Dies at Age 18

    02/28/2014 5:44:31 AM PST · by Kartographer · 12 replies via Yahoo ^ | 2/26/14 | Carolyn Magner Mason
    Old Man Doug did not go quietly into some random night. Instead, he waited until the whole family was gathered for the holidays, and then, with much less ado than I would have chosen, he took his final bow at age 18. That he chose Dec. 25 confirms my belief that he wanted to assure his place in family history, and make sure it was timed so he didn't have to be anywhere near the post-holiday decoration take-down he so despised. His exit was dignified and sad beyond all words. And yet, the old fellow was always happiest when we...
  • Police Officer to Disabled Veteran Denied Service: “You’re Not Blind, You Don’t Need a Dog”

    02/27/2014 7:20:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 27, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Police officer to disabled veteran denied service: “You’re not blind, you don’t need a dog” Aryeh Ohayon served in the armed forces for 23 years as a member of both the Army and Navy. Like many other military men and women, Ohayon’s experience hasled him to having depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And that’s why his service dog, Bandit, is important. As he told KHOU 11 News, “He’s the alert if I start to if I have a panic attack or start to go back into a flashback mode…He’s my ground. And my family.” However, Ohayon claims that a...
  • Westminster Dog Show contender found breast cancer, saved owner’s life

    02/27/2014 10:44:16 AM PST · by Altariel · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 4, 2014 | Nicole Lyn Pesce
    This purebreed is pure hero. A Doberman pinscher competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City next week is being credited with saving his Staten Island owner’s life nearly three years ago by detecting her breast cancer. Troy, then a 4-month-old puppy, alerted Diane Papazian, 56, to a dangerous lump in her breast while they were cuddling in bed, said her husband, Harry. Diane thought it was peculiar how persistent the pooch was in his nuzzling, leading her to conduct a self-examination and to discover the lump. She underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy to beat...
  • Live to bark another day: Firefighters rescue Doberman from College Station house fire

    02/27/2014 10:40:29 AM PST · by Altariel · 7 replies ^ | February 1, 2014 | ANDREA SALAZAR
    Zeus was on the living room couch when the fire broke out. That's where firefighters found the unconscious, adult male Doberman when they entered a home in the 600 block of Hartford Drive off Victoria Road in College Station Friday and immediately provided him with oxygen. He was taken to the Wellborn Road Veterinary Medical Center for treatment for smoke inhalation and will remain there for at least one night, said Dr. Brittany Frank, the veterinarian on his case. While Zeus has improved since arriving at the medical center and is able to walk on his own, Frank said he's...
  • Vets Seeing More Dogs Eating Edible Marijuana

    02/26/2014 8:36:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    DENVER (CBS4) – An animal hospital in Denver is seeing an increasing number of dogs who have eaten edible marijuana and is finding that the diagnosis isn’t good. VCA Animal Hospital is open 24 hours a day and they see hundreds of dogs every week from checkups to emergencies. Since Jan. 1 the clinic says dogs have been getting into their owner’s supply of marijuana, specifically edibles. “What we are seeing is dogs getting into the baked products,” said Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald. The concern is that edibles have a concentration of marijuana meant for controlled human consumption and dogs weigh...
  • Three-Year-Old Killed By Family Pit Bull

    02/25/2014 9:56:43 PM PST · by Arthurio · 26 replies
    Police in High Point say a 3-year-old child has been killed in the home by the family's pet pit bull terrier. Authorities say High Point police officers were called Monday afternoon about a child bitten by a pit bull terrier. A family member rushed the child to High Point Regional Hospital.
  • Restaurant Workers Rescue Dog From Dumpster in Lancaster

    02/21/2014 5:44:46 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    LANCASTER, Ohio - A sanitation worker discovered a dog in a Fairfield County dumpster Friday morning, just as the trash was being crushed and hauled off to a landfill. The dog was rescued from behind the Rooster's on Memorial Drive in Lancaster. Rooster's manager Dusti Thompson-Wears said the kitchen staff was opening up for the morning when a sanitation worker rushed in with the small dachshund.
  • Pit Bull Attack Leaves One Toddler Dead

    02/18/2014 12:54:08 PM PST · by Arthurio · 60 replies
    A pit bull attack left a 2-year-old girl in critical condition Monday morning and after being admit to a local area hospital, the girl died as a result of her injuries. According to KWTX, the 2-year-old girl was from Temple Texas and has been identified as Je’vaeh Mayes. Corporal Christopher Wilcox told reporters that officers were dispatched at around 11:30 am Monday morning to a home in the 800 block of East Avenue E. with reports of a dog bite. KBTX stated that the dog which allegedly bit the girl was a pit bull that the family had been watching...
  • The Heartwarming Story of ‘A Boy and His Dog’ That You Just Have to See

    02/17/2014 7:29:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb 16, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Not a Dry Eye Watching This Video’: The Heartwarming Story of ‘A Boy and His Dog’ That You Just Have to See A new short movie posted to YouTube Thursday showcases the love a 7-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare medical condition and a three legged dog share — and it’s almost guaranteed to melt your heart. The video, centered around Owen Howkins, who has Schwartz-Jamel syndrome, and the bond he shares with his three legged dog Haatchi, who was previously abused, has gone viral in just days. Since it was posted online, it has touched thousands and surpassed 300,000...
  • Abandoned dog and six puppies healthy, happy and playful at Jackson County Animal Shelter

    02/15/2014 4:24:15 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    MLive ^ | FEb 15, 2014 | John Szerlag
    A mother dog and her six puppies were found abandoned at a mobile home Thursday while Jackson County deputies went to assist with an eviction. All the dogs are at the Jackson County Animal Shelter. “They do not appear to have been mistreated.” The dog and her 10-week-old puppies, which are all a mixed breed, appear to be in healthy condition, having good weight and playful personalities.
  • Bulldog loves kittens

    02/15/2014 10:16:21 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 20 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 02/13/2014 | Unattributed
    This Bulldog, Hammie, took an unbelievably adorable liking to his newfound four-legged-feline family. Hammie’s owner, Michelle Parden, of Lincoln, Neb., temporarily adopted the kittens’ mother, an almost full-term stray named Mommy, as an urgent favor to her friend, the director of Voice for Companion Animals, a nonprofit that helps low-income families provide for their pets. “She was in rough shape so we took her in, and a week later she had the kittens on Halloween,” Parden told “So we named them all Halloween-themed names.” From the moment the kittens, festively named Pumpkin, Goblin, Frankenstein, Batman, Zombie and Elvia, were...
  • Puppy love: Dangerous dog is tamed after falling in love - with a goose

    02/15/2014 10:29:55 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 21 replies
    Daily and Sunday Express (UK) ^ | November 29, 2013 | none
    A DANGEROUS rescue dog which was on the verge of being destroyed has been saved after it fell in love - with a goose. Rex the German Shepherd was so vicious it would take two people to feed him - one to distract him and the other to throw a bowl of food into his enclosure. He would bark and growl at anything that passed and would even try to poke his head through his run to eat wild rabbits which roamed past. But when introduced to Geraldine the goose the dog immediately mellowed and the two became inseparable.
  • The story of a boy and a dog who changed each other's lives

    02/14/2014 9:11:45 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | FEb 14, 2014 | Mike Krumboltz
    An English boy with limited mobility formed a special bond with a three-legged dog nobody else wanted, and now their story is becoming a book. Owen Howkins, 7, suffers from Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, a rare genetic condition that leaves his muscles in a permanent state of tension. Owen's mother learned about Haatchi online. The Italian shepherd had been tied to a railroad track where he was hit, and his tail and one leg had to be amputated. Owen's family adopted the dog, and Haatchi and Owen formed a bond straight away.
  • 6-year-old boy hospitalized after dog attack (Pit Bull Alert)

    02/14/2014 5:18:16 PM PST · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    SALT LAKE CITY — A 6-year-old boy has been hospitalized after an attack by a neighbor's pit bull. April Hancock said she was watching out a window Wednesday evening as her son, Wyatt Abraham, was playing soccer in a neighbor's yard and the dog snapped its chain. The dog's owner wrestled the animal off, but released it as Wyatt began to run away, and the dog attacked again, Hancock said. Wyatt was severely bitten on his face, requiring hours of reconstructive surgery, and another surgery is scheduled for deep puncture wounds to his arm. Read more at