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  • Meet New York's vigilante rat-catching DOGS that are solving the city's vermin [tr]

    03/26/2017 4:31:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2017 | Jordan Gass-Poore
    An urban dog hunting club aims to help eradicate New York City's vermin.   Ryders Alley Trencherfed Society (RATS) was started by member Richard Reynolds in 1995, at the bequest of a park superintendent who had a rat problem.
  • Dogs are getting facelifts, nose jobs and ball implants

    03/21/2017 11:38:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 20, 2017 | Christian Gollayan
    These days, it’s not enough to just bring Spot to the groomer. If you really want your dog to dazzle — and you have a chunk of cash to spend — you can take him in for a nip-tuck. Edgard Brito, a Săo Paulo vet and plastic surgeon, told DuJour that he wants his procedures to make pets more lovable to their owners. “I often say that a clean dog with well-kept teeth will always be in better contact with its owners, otherwise the dog ends up being [put to sleep],” he said.
  • Pets and the time change

    03/14/2017 2:16:27 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 49 replies
    Vanity | 3/14/17 | Dallasbiff
    I hate these "spring forward" time changes, always have, not only is my time clock messed up, so is my dog's. I know it sounds super anal retentive, but my dog still expects to be fed at 3:00 PM, instead of now 4:00 PM.
  • Aurora Animal Control claims longtime family dog is wolf hybrid, won’t return him to owners

    03/14/2017 1:40:16 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 67 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | March 12, 2017 | Tammy Vigil
    The family's veterinarian also says the same thing. But Aurora Animal Control thinks Capone is a wolf-hybrid. "It's been real painful," 11-year-old Ciara Abbato said. "Our German shepherd, Capone, got out Feb. 24. He jumped the fence. It’s the first time in the seven years we’ve lived here," said Capone’s owner, Tracy Abbato. Aurora Animal Control picked up Capone that day, but turned away his family when they tried taking him home. "They say he is a hybrid-wolf now and don't want to release (him) back to us because he is an exotic animal,” Abbato said. The city ran a...
  • Why Do So Many Muslims Hate Dogs?

    03/14/2017 12:48:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 127 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 14, 2017 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    A Muslim taxi-driver in England, one Abandi Kassim, was recently fined for refusing to take on a blind passenger’s seeing-eye dog because, as Kassim claimed: “For me, it’s about my religion.” There have been many such cases in the U.S., the UK, and Canada of Muslims refusing to pick up fares with seeing-eye dogs. Many of the Somali taxi drivers who made up three-quarters of the 900 taxi drivers at the Minneapolis airport refused to pick up blind passengers because of their dogs. When forced to do so, some of them simply quit.
  • Dakota Access protest camps cleared after $1.1 million federal cleanup; four more dogs rescued

    03/13/2017 6:20:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Federal contractor hauls off 835 dumpsters of trash and debris from protest sites The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wrapped up its $1.1 million cleanup of the Dakota Access pipeline protest camps on federal land in North Dakota, hauling away 835 dumpsters of remaining trash and debris. The site, once occupied by thousands of environmental demonstrators, is now vacant. [Snip] Corps Capt. Ryan Hignight said a total of 8,170 cubic yards of debris was removed from the three camps — Sacred Stone, Oceti Sakowin and Rosebud - all within the flood plain on federally managed land. "In total, there were...
  • 'SNL': Scarlett Johansson Finds Out Her Talking Dog is a Trump Supporter - Watch Now! (Video)

    03/13/2017 9:18:42 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 14 replies
    just jared ^ | 3/12/17 | just jared
    Scarlett Johansson finally got to hear her dog’s thoughts in tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live! The episode marked the 32-year-old actress’s fifth time hosting the comedy sketch show. In the skit, Scarlett watches as her dog Max wears a helmet created by herself and other scientists, allowing humans to hear what’s going through his mind. To her horror, she learns that her dog has been a big fan of President Donald Trump all along. “I like park, and leash, and I like Trump. He’s my man,” Max, voiced by SNL‘s Beck Bennett, says. “It must be a translation error,...
  • Search Crews Find Missing Hiker, Dog After Nearly Two Days

    03/12/2017 11:53:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/12 | Laura Malpert
    A 56-year-old woman and her dog, who were missing for almost two days after setting off on a hike in unincorporated Woodside, were found Saturday morning, San Mateo County sheriff's officials said. Bethnee Haury, who was last seen Thursday on Skyline Boulevard, was located alive and conscious in a deep ravine at 10:30 a.m. Saturday along with her Australian Shepherd named Camaro, sheriff's officials said. The dog not only stayed by Haury's side while she was lost, but also helped lead rescuers to her. "When we called out for her, we heard her yell back and then a couple seconds...
  • Dogs can use surprisingly complex tricks to deceive humans [tr]

    03/10/2017 7:13:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2017 | Phoebe Weston
    Dogs aren't as honest and obedient as they might like to have us think. We think we're in control but new research shows that dogs can be very deceptive - especially when it involves them getting an extra sausage. Scientists found that dogs can be sneaky and manipulative in order to get what they want from humans.
  • Man shares hilarious photos of his pooch's Mohawk after his trip to the groomers [tr]

    03/03/2017 8:06:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2017 | Martha Cliff
    Twitter has been left in hysterics after a man shared before and after photos of his dog's trip to the groomers. In the pictures shared by Beau Braden from Vancouver, Washington, the family pooch can be seen with a white and fluffy head of fur before and a Mohawk after. Beau's dad Jody is normally responsible for taking their dog Cooper to have his groom but on his most recent trip he instructed the groomer to give him a 'new look'.
  • Volunteers Race to Rescue Dogs Left Behind by Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

    02/27/2017 1:48:24 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 32 replies
    Heat Street ^ | February 27, 2017 | By Emily Zanotti
    By Emily Zanotti | 2:12 pm, February 27, 2017 The Dakota Access Pipeline protesters left more behind than just piles of trash when they were booted from their makeshift camp: they left several dogs and puppies to fend for themselves, abandoned with the rest of their unwanted belongings. Furry Friends Rockin Rescue, a local animal rescue near Bismark, North Dakota, says they’re working to catch all of the abandoned animals, and so far, they’ve managed to rescue two dogs and six puppies. They believe, however, that the dogs represent only a small fraction of the pets left behind at the...
  • Anxious Couple Spends Thousands, Blankets South Bay in Yellow Signs in Hopes of Finding Missing Pup

    02/27/2017 11:01:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 105 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/27 | Brendan Weber and Scott McGrew
    "Our lives have been turned upside down and we're not sure what's next," one of the dog's owners saidA frantic couple in the South Bay has put their wedding on hold to blanket neighborhoods with yellow signs and pour thousands of dollars into the search for their beloved dog, who went missing on Feb. 13. Trendee King and James Galley, who recently moved to the Bay Area from Southern California, dropped off their black and tan Brussels Griffon pooch named Theo at a national dog sitting service located near Blossom Hill Road and Almaden Expressway. The next thing they knew,...
  • Experiments Suggest Dogs and Monkeys Have a Human-Like Sense of Morality

    02/18/2017 2:08:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Phys.org ^ | February 15, 2017 | Bob Yirka
    A team of researchers from Kyoto University has found that dogs and capuchin monkeys watch how humans interact with one another and react less positively to those that are less willing to help or share. In their paper published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, the team describes a series of experiments they carried out with several dogs and capuchin monkeys and what they discovered about both species social preferences. Common sense suggests that most people prefer to deal with other people who are fair and in some cases, helpful. In this new effort, the researchers sought to learn...
  • Thief mauled by wild dogs after stealing woman’s purse

    02/09/2017 9:36:43 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Shawn Cohen, Daniel Prendergast, Natalie Musumeci
    A teen mugger snatched a woman’s purse on a Queens street, but his getaway was foiled by two stray dogs that chased him down and mauled him in a park, police sources said.
  • Dog food recalled after euthanasia drug found in can

    02/08/2017 7:43:13 AM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 2/8/17 | breaking911
    According to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration statement released Friday, Evanger’s, a family-owned and -operated cat and dog food business, decided to voluntarily recall five lots of the product – all of the Hunk of Beef products that were manufactured that same week. The products were distributed to retail locations and sold online in these states: Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Hunk of Beef is Evanger’s best-selling food. Pets nationwide consume more than one million cans of the product each year, the company said in a...
  • Sunnyvale Police Dog’s Nose Is a Valuable Tool in County Fire Investigations

    02/05/2017 8:51:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | February 5, 2017 | Victoria Kezra
    He patrols the streets, he searches for suspects, and he even investigates fires throughout Santa Clara County. But most of all, the city of Sunnyvale’s Kodiak just loves chewing on his ball. Sunnyvale’s Department of Public Safety has one of the only police dogs in the state cross-trained for regular patrol work as well as accelerant detection, according to Capt. Shawn Ahearn. Kodiak, along with his handler, public safety officer Bill Whitaker, investigated 16 possible arsons in the city last year alone. According to Ahearn, Kodiak is a resource for the county and beyond, having been called in to investigate...
  • Montana Firefighters Free Puppy With Head Stuck in Wheel Using 'Lot of Coconut Oil, Patience'

    02/02/2017 12:22:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 1, 2017, | Avianne Tan
    Montana Firefighters Free Puppy That Got His Head Stuck in Wheel Using 'Lot of Coconut Oil, Patience'This playful puppy recently found himself in quite the "ruff" situation after poking his head through a wheel in his owner's yard in Montana. The owner had left the "inquisitive" coonhound named Blaze outside in his yard for a few hours on Monday. When he came home, he found Blaze "in a very precarious position" with his head stuck in a wheel, the Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department wrote on Facebook. The owner took him to a veterinary hospital, which then called the fire department...
  • Meet the three new dog breeds that will compete at the Westminster show this year [tr]

    01/31/2017 3:11:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    AP ^ | January 31, 2017 | Staff
    A winsome but hardworking Hungarian herding dog, a swift and ancient African hound and a playful, fur-free terrier are about to get their first shot at the most famous US canine championship. The pumi, the sloughi and the American hairless terrier will be newcomers at next month's Westminster Kennel Club dog show, competing among as many as 202 breeds and varieties for the coveted best in show award.
  • Here Are The ’Smartest’ Dog Breeds, According To A Psychologist

    01/26/2017 11:09:29 AM PST · by blam · 168 replies
    BI ^ | 1-26-2017 | Gus Lubin
    There’s no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As psychologist Stanley Coren wrote back in the 90s, there’s adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e., innate talent) — not to mention spatial intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and more. Indeed, as animal behaviorist Frans de Waal has argued, humans tend to judge animal intelligence in limited and unfair terms and often bungle the experiment. While labs at Yale, Duke, and around the world are studying this question, for now we do at least have data on one metric: working intelligence. Coren, in...
  • Cats and dogs are equally intelligent - new research

    01/26/2017 7:30:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 25, 2017 | Henry Bodkin
    It is a question that for centuries dog lovers and cat lovers have fought over like, well, cats and dogs: which animal is more intelligent? Now scientists in Japan appear finally to have settled the matter by proving cats are just as good as their canine counterparts at various memory tests, suggesting they could be equally clever.
  • Little Kids and Big Dogs

    01/25/2017 8:50:11 AM PST · by Baynative · 38 replies
    Great Dane Photography ^ | open | Andy Seliverstoff
    Take a little break from the daily news feed and enjoy some heart warming photos of children and dogs, love and innocence.
  • Cooper the CASA Dog [Golden retriever passes away, Lea County, NM]

    01/23/2017 2:22:24 PM PST · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    Facebook ^ | Facebook Page
    Cooper, CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocates] of Lea County’s much loved Canine Companion, passed away on December 6, 2016 at the age of 9 years after falling ill during the past Thanksgiving holiday. Cooper was “purpose bred” for service work in northern New Mexico and professionally trained by Assistance Dogs of the West in Santa Fe. There, his amazing intuition to human nature was nurtured and he learned the many commands and behaviors that would allow him to excel in his work. He began his work serving Lea County in January 2010. Cooper faithfully served the children of Lea County...
  • Rescued Rottweiler found mutilated with nose, ears cut off

    01/23/2017 12:18:37 PM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 52 replies
    FOX 2 ^ | January 18, 2017 | Taryn Asher
    (WJBK) - A sickening case of animal cruelty on Detroit's west side as a dog is mutilated and abandoned. The pictures are so shocking, one might wonder how a human could be so inhumane. We want to warn you - the video and pictures may be hard to view - but it's nothing compared to what this poor dog endured...........
  • Maverick, Golden Retriever Who Won Hearts While Battling Cancer, Dies

    01/23/2017 10:51:44 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    WBDO ^ | Monday, Jan. 23, 2017
    A 9-year-old golden retriever who won thousands of hearts with his sweet wagon rides throughout his Florida community as he battled cancer, has died, his owners announced Sunday. Maverick died peacefully in his sleep Saturday night, owners Joey and Allison Maxwell, announced on his Facebook page, Everybody Loves Maverick. “He gave no signs of being ill, and didn’t suffer at all. He simply went to sleep after dinner,” Joey Maxwell, of DeLand, wrote on the page. “Allison and I are absolutely heartbroken, yet we are at peace knowing that Maverick is now at rest.” Maverick began making national headlines in...
  • Not my President, Not my Trash!

    01/22/2017 9:58:22 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    Such respectful women! Such decent folks!
  • 19 Dogs Holding Feminist Signs At The Women's March

    01/22/2017 4:42:01 AM PST · by tired&retired · 27 replies
    Bustle.com ^ | January 21, 2017 | KELLY TUNNEY
    On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched for equal rights, one day after President Donald Trump was officially sworn into office. Not only did humans show up and stand up for women's rights, but they brought some furry friends along as well. Plenty of dogs were spotted at the marches carrying feminist signs in a show of solidarity to their owners and to women across the globe.
  • Disturbing "A Dog's Purpose" on-set footage shows animal cruelty

    01/19/2017 2:56:30 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 18, 2017 | CBS News
    “A Dog’s Purpose” -- the upcoming major motion picture based on the best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron -- is set to open later this month, but new footage obtained by TMZ may give animal lovers pause about going to see it. The exclusive video shows an animal trainer forcing a terrified German shepherd dog into a pool of raging water, while the animal tries desperately to escape. It’s a chilling behind-the-scenes look at the filmmakers’ attempt to recreate a scene from the book, in which a police K-9 named Ellie rescues someone from a rushing river.
  • Addicts hurting pets to get pain reliever commonly given to animals, vets say

    01/18/2017 9:30:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    news10 ^ | January 17, 2017 | Carmen Chau
    SLINGERLANDS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Reports claim addicts have begun hurting their pets to get ahold of a pain killer given to pets with arthritis. Veterinarians at The Animal Hospital in Slingerlands said they don’t carry the drug Tramadol in-house because they’re worried addicts will use it for themselves instead of their pets. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration declared Tramadol a controlled substance three years ago. Since then, the commonly used pain medication for pets with arthritis became available only as a prescription at pharmacies. “There’s unfortunately always the risk of abuse with any of these medications, and it’s a sad...
  • Russia’s police dog cloning program has run into a few, er… snags

    01/14/2017 5:10:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 14, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    In case you thought that everything Vladimir Putin’s boys attempt turns to solid gold these days, we’ve found at least one exception to the rule. This story popped up in one of those “weird news of the week” summaries last year and I didn’t pay too much attention to it. The Telegraph in the UK picked it up, however. The Russians were looking to upgrade their ability to sniff out terrorism (literally) and were receiving a gift of three very special police dogs who were trained to detect drugs and bombs. The reason they were so special is that they...
  • Authorities Investigating Video Showing Dog Chained to Trailer Driving 70 mph Florida Highway

    01/13/2017 3:08:27 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Julia Jacabo
    WATCH Authorities Investigating Video of Dog Chained to Crate on Florida Highway (video) Authorities in Florida have launched an investigation after a video emerged on Facebook of a dog chained to the top of a crate being towed by an SUV driving at least 70 mph. Palm Coast resident Brenna Cronin, 24, shot the video Wednesday afternoon in Flagler County as she and her boyfriend were driving southbound on I-95 toward Daytona Beach. In the video, a dog is seen standing on top of the crate, which contained at least one other animal, while a Chevrolet Tahoe pulls the trailer...
  • A NEW YORK 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL SELLS ARTWORK TO BUY HERSELF A DIABETIC ALERT DOG

    01/12/2017 5:43:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 1/11
    It is a dream come true for a young girl in Farmingdale, New York. Thanks to social media and her hard work, she's raised enough money to buy a diabetic alert dog. Eight-year-old Emma Brussels has type 1 diabetes. She wears two high tech devices but they're not perfect. For Christmas, the 3rd grader wished for a diabetic alert dog, but the highly trained canine came with a $15,000 price tag, and was not under the tree. The adorable artist is not a quitter. She turned her passion for painting into a dream come true. Emma started selling her precious...
  • Thieves fetch 36,000 lbs of dog food; investigators hungry for leads

    01/11/2017 2:23:55 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 24 replies
    WOWT-TV News ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Mike McKnight
    La Vista Police spotted a semi with an empty trailer in an industrial area on Monday. It had been stolen from a Bellevue trucking firm lot. Investigators have determined about 36,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo dog food worth about $120,000 had been stolen from the trailer.
  • Raised for meat in South Korea, dogs head for new homes in U.S.

    01/10/2017 7:19:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 10, 2017 | Nataly Pak
    You're OK, you're OK," Lola Webber, a campaign manager with the Humane Society International (HSI), whispers to a lab-mix puppy, cradling her in a jacket as dozens of dogs bark in nearby cages. The puppy is moved from a rusty cage on a dog-meat farm in South Korea to a plastic crate, given the name Demi, and placed in a truck where she begins the long journey to a shelter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to be put up for adoption.
  • Captured On Video: 6-Year-Old Girl Rescues Stray Dog Others Spent Months Trying To Catch

    01/07/2017 12:04:27 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/4 | Garvin Thomas
    After two months on the run and countless attempts by adults to capture her, it took the charms of a 6-year-old dog whisperer named Meghan Topping to finally bring "Daisy" in from the cold. "I used all my experience with dogs" said the Morgan Hill girl. The tale of "Daisy" began in late October when the shepherd-mix, rescued from a Northern California animal shelter, was adopted by a "forever" family in Hollister. She escaped their back yard just two days later. For close to two months, members of the Hollister Animal Lost and Found Facebook group chronicled "Daisy" sightings all...
  • Woman leaves $1.2 million estate for Carter County animals (Tennessee)

    01/02/2017 2:50:52 PM PST · by who knows what evil? · 29 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | January 2, 2017 | who knows what evil?
    ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) – The Elizabethton Carter County Animal Shelter is getting some much needed improvements thanks to a generous gift from the estate of a Carter County woman who recently passed away. Around $500,000 of that will go to the Elizabethton Carter County Animal Shelter, while the rest is distributed among other animal care agencies in the region Glenda Delawder committed her estate of $1.2 million to helping Carter County animals in need. Around $500,000 of that will go to the Elizabethton Carter County Animal Shelter, while the rest is distributed among other animal care agencies in the region....
  • Impossibly Big Dogs Play with their Children in Russia

    01/01/2017 12:43:32 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 106 replies
    Life Buzz ^ | 1-1-17 | Sheyla
    A Russian photographer explores the relationship children have with their big dogs. These photos are gorgeous.
  • Greedy pet 'ruins Christmas' after eating her family's ENTIRE turkey - before collapsing on [tr]

    12/27/2016 7:13:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 27,2016 | Natalie Corner
    A greedy dog ruined her family's Christmas after scoffing the turkey intended for their festive dinner. According to the pet's owner David Barrett, from Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Bubba, 5, a Chi Apso, (a cross between dog breeds Chihuahua and a Lhasa Apso), snuck into the kitchen on Christmas Eve and stole the food, which had been left on the side. The family had no idea what their hungry pooch had done until she suddenly collapsed bloated on the floor and unable to move.
  • Deputy Saves Wounded Dog From Brink of Death – Twice

    12/23/2016 10:05:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2016
    Hayley Miller had made up her mind. She would have to put down her pit bull mix, Ginger. The dog, which she had been fostering for nearly two years, had severe injuries. It had been shot in the face at close range, and Miller knew she couldn’t afford to pay for the extensive treatment to nurse the animal back to health. A stranger at the hospital, however, urged her to reconsider. To Miller’s amazement, the stranger offered to cover the bills for the medical treatment that would keep Ginger alive. The stranger was dressed in dark slacks and an instantly...
  • Sixth Circuit Court: Police Can Shoot Dogs For Nothing More Than Barking

    12/22/2016 7:59:39 PM PST · by Elderberry · 89 replies
    reason.com ^ | 12/22/2016 | C.J. Ciaramella
    When is it constitutional for a police officer to shoot a dog during a raid? Any time it moves or barks, according to a federal appeals court. In a ruling released Monday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found Battle Creek, Mich. police officers were justified in shooting two pit bulls while executing a search warrant for drugs on the home of Mark and Cheryl Brown in 2013. The Brown's sued the police department in 2015, arguing the killing of their dogs violated their constitutional rights. The ruling creates a similar legal standard in the Sixth Circuit—which includes Michigan, Ohio,...
  • Court Rules Police Can Legally Execute Your Dog if It Does Anything But Sit Silently

    12/22/2016 7:45:59 PM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    FreeThoughtProject ^ | Dec 22, 2016 | Jack Burns
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit concluded Monday that police officers are justified in killing citizens’ pets — even if those animals are not attacking or attempting to attack them. Judges MOORE and CLAY (Circuit Judges), and HOOD (District Judge) heard an appeal from the plaintiffs Mark and Cheryl Brown, of Battle Creek, Michigan. The Browns filed a lawsuit against the BATTLE CREEK Police Department, the City of Battle Creek, and officers Jeffrey Case, Christof Klein, and Damon Young for the death of their beloved dogs at the hands of sadistic cops.
  • Hilarious photos prove that pets really do HATE Christmas as they destroy their owners' [tr]

    12/20/2016 9:44:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2016 | Esra Gurkan and Martha Cliff
    With Christmas less than a week away many of us will be feeling our most festive - however, there are a few who are still struggling to get in the mood. While their owners celebrate the many joys that Christmas has to offer their pets are simply not playing ball. These hilarious pictures, compiled by Bored Panda, prove that some pets simply can't wait for Christmas to be over.
  • Judge rules dogs should not be treated like kids

    12/19/2016 11:03:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    CBC ^ | Dec 18, 2016 | Geoff Leo
    Dog custody dispute dismissed as ‘wasteful,’ ‘demeaning’ use of court timeIn a ruling that references butter knives, euthanasia and cats named Slimey and Oinky, a Saskatoon judge made an impassioned defence of the notion that, when it comes to the law, dogs should not be treated as though they were children. The Court of Queen's Bench judge made his case in a written decision about a dispute between a divorcing Saskatoon couple who disagreed about where their dogs Kenya and Willow (sometimes "Willy") should live. "Dogs are wonderful creatures," wrote Justice Richard Danyliuk in the first sentence of his 15-page...
  • Man Is About To Surrender His Dog To The Shelter When He Opens A Letter From The Former Owner…

    12/09/2016 6:41:29 PM PST · by Daffynition · 46 replies
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  • Oregon Mom Pranks Husband Making Him Think She Adopted Coyote

    12/09/2016 2:23:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    That’s one way to keep a marriage fresh. An Oregon mom scared the daylights out of her husband when she began texting him about a poor, little lost dog that she had taken in – only it wasn’t a dog. Kayla Eby, a preschool teacher in Seaside, Oregon, texted her husband a photo of a "dog" – which was actually a coyote – and said it was the holiday blessing they were looking for: after all, they were in the market for a dog. Thorough the magic of Photoshop (provided by her friends), she made it appear as though the...
  • Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup

    11/30/2016 5:53:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 29, 2016
    Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup By Chris Perez November 29, 2016 | 6:09pm A California family is being hounded on Facebook after they were caught on camera doing their dog dirty — getting her all happy and excited to leave an animal control shelter and then adopting a new four-legged best friend, instead. Heart-wrenching video posted on Monday by a worker at the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control center in Downey shows the German Shepherd, Zuzu, frantically wagging her tail and barking for joy after spotting her despicable owners. The pooch...
  • Unborn Babies Get Less Legal Protection than Cats and Dogs

    11/25/2016 7:16:54 AM PST · by pinochet · 11 replies
    I just came across a story of a Nevada man who was jailed for 28 years for animal cruelty on dogs. This might be some kind of record for animal abuse. Here is the story: http://www.whio.com/news/crime--law/report-man-gets-years-prison-for-animal-cruelty/1ezsxCmHK4P9kwhcgmpX7I/ Another man got 8 years for stomping on a cat http://www.lifewithcats.tv/2014/11/19/man-sentenced-to-time-in-prison-for-killing-cat/ Prison sentences for animal cruelty keep getting longer and longer. Doesn't an unborn baby who has reached the age of viability, deserve the same legal protection as a cat or a dog?
  • Your Dog Remembers More Than You Think

    11/24/2016 9:28:45 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | 23 Nov, 2016 | James Gorman
    Once again, science has confirmed the suspicions of dog-owners that their beloved pets know more than they are letting on. In this case, it has to do with memory, a favorite subject of researchers who study the mental abilities of other animals. No one doubts that dogs can be trained to remember commands and names of objects. They also remember people and places. But Claudia Fugazza and her colleagues at the Family Dog Project at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest set out to see whether dogs share a more complex kind of memory. In people it is called episodic memory,...
  • Your Dog Remembers What You Did

    11/23/2016 11:48:09 AM PST · by blam · 77 replies
    EurekaAlert ^ | 11-23-2016 | Claudia Fugazza, Ákos Pogány, and Ádám Miklós
    Claudia Fugazza, Ákos Pogány, and Ádám MiklósNovember 23, 2016 People have a remarkable ability to remember and recall events from the past, even when those events didn't hold any particular importance at the time they occurred. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on November 23 have evidence that dogs have that kind of "episodic memory" too. The study found that dogs can recall a person's complex actions even when they don't expect to have their memory tested. "The results of our study can be considered as a further step to break down artificially erected barriers between non-human animals...
  • Abandoned pit bull may become first to join New York police department

    11/19/2016 10:03:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Several communities across the country have enacted breed bans on pit bulls, but now a police department in New York is taking a closer look at the breed. In fact, the Poughkeepsie Police Department is hoping that one pit bull will change a negative stigma on the breed. “Unlike what I had heard in the past about the dogs, she is social. She’s smart. She’s agile and she was fairly easy to train,” said Deputy George Carlson, a K9 trainer for Ulster County Sheriff’s Department. According to CBS 2, Kiah was found at a Texas animal shelter after her owner...
  • Miami-Dade Fire Crews Rescue Puppies Trapped in Cemetery

    11/17/2016 7:16:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 11/17/16
    Firefighters came to the rescue of three puppies that were found trapped under a cement slab at a Miami-Dade cemetery Thursday afternoon. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews were alerted to a faint sound coming from underneath the box which is used to house coffins at the cemetery at 1125 Northwest 137th Street. The crews moved around a couple of the slabs and found one puppy that was stuck in a tight spot. A small trench was dug around the puppy and the dog was freed. But crews quickly realized that two more puppies were trapped underneath the slabs, and worked to...