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  • Retired military dogs deserve a new leash on life

    07/25/2014 5:36:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    FOX News ^ | 7/23/14 | Robin Ganzert
    If a military working dog is retired in a non-combat zone overseas, then the military does not provide transportation home since they are no longer considered military dogs, and therefore, not legally allowed to be transported on military aircraft. The solution is simple: Military working dogs should be brought home to U.S. soil before being retired. And, their former handlers, who have the strongest bond with these animals, should be given the first chance to adopt. SNIP That’s certainly true for U.S. Army Staff Sergeant James Harrington, who served for four years with Military Working Dog Ryky, a seven-year-old Belgian...
  • Deadly dog mauling: Livonia man dies after two mastiffs attacked him as he jogged ( MI )

    07/25/2014 6:41:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    MLive-Flint Journal ^ | July 24, 2014 | Amanda Emery
    METAMORA TWP, MI – A Livonia man died after he was attacked by two large dogs while he was out for an evening run Wednesday evening, July 23, .. Metamora Township Police Chief David Mallett. ... Mallett said the dogs responsible for the attack are two 3-year-old Cane Corsos. A Cane Corso is described by the American Kennel Club as a "mastiff type" dog that ranges in size from 23 1/2 to 27 1/2 inches tall at the shoulder. ... Mallett said there was a report of a dog bite in May 2012 where the animal did come back to...
  • Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets — They're Veterans

    07/24/2014 7:59:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | July 24, 2014 | David Wellna
    It's dog days on Capitol Hill — or, more precisely, dogs have had their day there. Five in particular — all war dog veterans. The canines joined their human advocates at a Capitol Hill briefing Wednesday, "Military Dogs Take the Hill," to spotlight an effort to require that all military working dogs be retired to the U.S. Congress passed a law last year saying the military may bring back its working dogs to the U.S. to be reunited with their handlers, but it does not say they must be brought back. Carlos, one of five war dog veterans at a...
  • Owner Saves Dog From Alligator Attack

    07/23/2014 4:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 23, 2014
    Lee McDougal saved his Golden Retriever from an alligator attack. WOFL reports that the alligator attacked the dog when McDougal was out walking her. “With all the rain the swamp area filled up a little more, she decided to jump in on the swamp side, instead of the lagoon side, and the gator didn’t want to share it with her,” McDougal explained to the station. “I reached down to grab her and grabbed the gator and just jerked him up, and when I did, I seen a big head and she went back that way and as soon as I...
  • Minneapolis police shoot, kill 120-pound dog; owner enraged

    07/23/2014 7:23:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 38 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-22-14 | Matt McKinney
    The moment Paul Trott let his two dogs out in the backyard he could see a problem. Someone had broken the gate at the rear of the yard, and the dogs made a dash for the opening and into the alley beyond. As his partner Josh Lyczkowski ran out the door to collect the dogs, they heard someone in the alley shout “No! Don’t! Stop!,” according to Lyczkowski. Then they heard a gunshot. Their largest dog, Tito, a Cane Corso that weighed about 120 pounds, had been fatally shot in the head. Lyczkowski arrived so soon after the shooting that...
  • 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.
  • BNP Youth Leader Criticises Own ‘Gay’ Dog on Facebook for ‘Challenging his Principles’

    The leader of the youth arm of the British National Party has launched an attack on someone that he perceives to ‘challenge his principles’ – his own ‘gay’ dog. Jack Renshaw, a student at Manchester University and the head of the BNP Youth, wrote the Facebook post alongside a picture of Derek the dog, in which he criticised the mutt for ‘licking the (organ) of other male dogs’. ‘I wish my dog would stop licking the (organ) of other male dogs,’ he wrote. ‘I love you, Derek (my dog) – but – don’t challenge my principles because my principles will...
  • Deaf Boy Saved by Heroic Pitbull After House Catches Fire

    07/19/2014 12:42:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Friday 18 Jul 2014
    A pitbull has been hailed a hero after he licked the face of a sleeping deaf boy to tell him the house was on fire. Nick Lamb, 13, was home alone when the fire broke out at the family home in Indianapolis at about 1pm on Wednesday – but he was not wearing his hearing aids. Pitbull Ace went to Nick’s room and licked his face constantly until the boy woke up and realised the house was filled with smoke. ‘My dog licked my face and woke me up. I was like, “Stop it! What? You want to be fed?”,’...
  • New Zealand SPCA teaches rescue dogs how to drive a Mini

    07/17/2014 3:41:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://www.autoblog.com ^ | december 12, 2012 | Jeffrey n. ross
    No, this isn't an April Fool's joke or some sort of wacky car commercial. It's the SPCA Auckland (located in New Zealand) coming up with an innovative way of proving that it's possible to teach a rescue animal new tricks. Monty, Porter and Ginny are all dogs rescued by the SPCA Auckland, and each was taught the ability to drive a Mini Countryman around a track. After being strapped into the driver's seat, the dogs are able to use their paws to start the car, steer it and work the gas and brake, which have been modified similar to a car setup...
  • 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...
  • Police encounters are often deadly for dogs

    07/14/2014 5:34:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-13-14 | Sue Manning
    LOS ANGELES -- The majority of shootings in most U.S. police departments involve animals, usually dogs, and experts say a new series of videos can help change often quick-trigger decisions fueled by fear. "There will be times when police need to defend themselves because they are being attacked by a dog and don't have a choice, but that is the minority of cases," said Brian Kilcommons, a Southbury, Conn., dog behaviorist and trainer. He is featured in the five-part series that teaches officers to detect the warning signs of an aggressive dog and how to avoid using lethal force. Efforts...
  • SWAT unit kills St. Paul family's 2 pit bulls in raid

    07/11/2014 7:35:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-10-14 | Mara H. Gottfried
    An officer believed they were acting in an aggressive manner," said Sgt. Paul Paulos, a St. Paul police spokesman. "He thought he'd be bit or the dogs would bite one of the team members." Perry and her fiance, Larry L. Arman, said the dogs had been sleeping by the front door and did nothing more than bark when police used a ram to break down the door of their home to execute a search warrant. The warrant wasn't publicly available in court as of Thursday. Perry and Arman said it indicated police were looking for marijuana, drug packaging, weighing equipment,...
  • Don’t pet the new Secret Service dogs at the White House

    07/11/2014 2:59:48 AM PDT · by tbpiper · 33 replies
    PBS News Hour ^ | July 9, 2014 at 4:29 PM EDT | BY Josh Lederman, Associated Press
    The Secret Service has started deploying specialized canine units to help protect the area around the White House grounds, where tourists flock day and night to catch a glimpse of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Although the Secret Service has used police dogs since 1976 to screen areas for presidential visits, this is the first time they’re being broadly deployed among the general public.(emphasis added)
  • UKRAINE Luhansk: Stray dog 'Zsuzsa' three times saved the life of an officer

    07/10/2014 10:58:48 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    EuroMaydan ^ | 10/7/2014
    In Luhansk stray dogs Zsuzsa thrice saved the life of an officer Last night checkpoint "Dovzhansky" was again shelled. Unfortunately, this time 5 guards injured, 2 of them - serious, but losses could be much higher if not for the local dog Zsuzsa. When the guards entered the checkpoint, Zsuzsa immediately appeared. On which side of the border it came - no one knows, but poor dog, as the man sought attention and food. Border guards immediately took it to the team. Jujuy is well fed and one of the officers adopted it. Ďĺńĺí pryzvychayilosya [not sure believe it means...
  • Police Take Horrific Action 'Every 98 Minutes' [Dog Killings]

    07/06/2014 4:37:18 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 23 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 7, 2014 | Leo Hohmann
    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. Police in Utah shot a family’s dog while searching for a lost boy, prompting hundreds of pet owners to protest June 28 in front of the Salt Lake City Police Department headquarters. They carried signs demanding “justice for Geist,” a 110-pound Weimaraner shot by a city cop within the dog’s fenced-in back yard. The “missing” boy was later found sleeping in his home. State police in...
  • This Is The Single Most Hilarious Video Of A Dog Giving Lessons That I’ve Ever Seen. Just Watch…

    06/29/2014 8:43:32 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    This is simply beyond anything I could have imagined. I mean, I’ve seen plenty of dog / baby pal couples, so I am well aware how well they understand each other. But This?! That’s too much.
  • Arlington Police Officer's Response to Pit Bull Call Goes Viral

    06/29/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Friday, Jun 27, 2014 | Tim Ciesco
    An Arlington Police officer’s act of kindness towards a pit bull is going viral. Sergeant Gary Carter went out on a call from some people worried about a vicious dog, but when he arrived, he realized it was the dog that needed help. Arlington Police Sergeant Gary Carter has always been a big fan of dogs – which is why he now has a lot of fans himself. “I’m still kind of speechless on how this has turned out,” said Carter. “I never expected this at all.” On Thursday, he and another officer went out to the 400 block of...
  • Solstice went to the Rainbow Bridge

    06/28/2014 1:51:20 PM PDT · by 1_Rain_Drop · 91 replies
    "My name is Solstice and I am 7 days and three hours pain free." Solstice was a Majestic German Shepherd. He was mellow and just loved every one and every creature except for chickens. They scared the life out of him. I'd try to console him by telling him he ate their unborn chicks. He'd roll his eyes at me. Solstice loved to talk. He was always whining. I never stopped him from doing that because I knew that one day he will stop and I will miss hearing his voice. He loved his planet dog tennis ball. He was...
  • Richland Co. K-9 attacks dog, department to pay for medical expenses

    06/27/2014 4:15:38 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 12 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Jun 27, 2014 | Emery Glover
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Richland County Sheriff's Department K-9 attacked a dog on Wednesday. According to Sheriff Leon Lott, the incident happened on Emsworth Drive when the K-9 jumped a fence and attacked a neighbor's dog.
  • Salt Lake City Police Try to Address Outrage Over Dog Shooting

    06/21/2014 3:22:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Jun 20 2014 | Bob Mims
    Fenced backyard » Dog killed on its home ground, questions arise over why nonlethal response wasn’t used first.The Salt Lake City Police Department is trying to get ahead of public outrage over an officer’s shooting of an alleged aggressive dog in its fenced backyard during a neighborhood search for a child later found asleep in his own basement. The 3-year-old boy, described as non-verbal and unresponsive to his name being called, was reported missing by his parents from his home near 2500 South and Fillmore Street (1400 East) about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. A door-to-door neighborhood search ensued. The child was...
  • San Marino Mayor Resigns After Video Captures Him Throwing Dog Waste In Neighbor’s Yard

    06/19/2014 12:18:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The mayor of San Marino has stepped down after he was captured on surveillance video tossing a bag of dog waste onto his neighbor’s walkway earlier this month. Dennis Kneier announced his immediate resignation Tuesday in a letter to the city and the City Council. “As is well known, early in the evening of Saturday, June 7, I had a lapse of judgment and discarded dog waste on a neighbor’s walkway,” Kneier wrote. “It was insensitive, disrespectful and wrong. I have apologized to my neighbor for my action, and I will pay a fine for littering. I can understand why...
  • Milwaukee police no longer shooting as many dogs, thanks in part to training

    06/15/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-14-14 | Dinesh Ramde
    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 has never been told 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...
  • No Dog Meat Sold at Fujairah Restaurant: Officials

    06/15/2014 2:21:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 14, 2014
    No dog meat sold at Fujairah restaurant: officials Municipality vows to prosecute those behind the social network rumoursFujairah authorities have denied rumours floated on social networks that a local restaurant sold dog meat meals to consumers and other restaurants and vowed to prosecute those who are behind the report. Fujairah municipality Director Mohammed Al Afkham said the restaurant shown in the report is located in another country and that it is intended to hurt the UAE’s image. Quoted by local newspapers, he said the UAE carries out strict health standards when it comes to food imports and that all restaurants...
  • Are Farm Dogs Happier Than Lap Dogs?

    06/13/2014 3:40:47 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 75 replies
    Modern Farmer ^ | June 10, 2014 | Monica Kim
    It's a tale of two dogs. One, a puggle lounges peacefully on his owner’s lap. The other, a border collie, bounds freely across a grassy knoll. Although the love between man and dog is indeed powerful, you might wonder whether the active, outdoors pup is enjoying a more enriching existence than his indoors counterpart. By keeping dogs as inside companions, are we asking them to lead less satisfying lives?
  • What a Perfect Pair! Puppies Born GREEN for No Apparent Reason

    06/12/2014 6:25:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, June 12, 2014
    Breeders were shocked: ‘I couldn't believe it when I first saw them,’ said Aida Vallelado Molina, who raises dogs with her dad.A pair of Spanish dog breeders was shocked recently when two puppies were born green. "I couldn't believe it when I first saw them," said owner Aida Vallelado Molina, 27. She added: "I thought the puppies were maybe dirty somehow, and I tried to clean them, but the color wouldn't come off and then I realized it was the color of their fur." Aida Vallelado Molina says at first she thought the puppies were dirty somehow.Aida Vallelado Molina says...
  • Fallen Marine’s Parents Adopt Son’s Bomb-Sniffing Dog

    06/09/2014 11:39:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KWTX ^ | 6/8
    A Texas couple has adopted a bomb-sniffing dog that was with their son when he was killed in Afghanistan. The parents of Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz adopted Dino Saturday, after the 6-year-old Belgian malinois was declared retired in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton. Law permits such an adoption if it will help a family with the grieving process. Dino had to pass a test to ensure he didn't suffer the canine equivalent of post-traumatic stress disorder after his combat experience. Rich Landgrebe, operations manager for the Marine working-dog program, said the test showed Dino has the right temperament to be...
  • 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.
  • Abortion clinic worker compares aborting children to euthanizing dogs

    06/06/2014 9:55:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    live action news ^ | Sarah Terzo
    A pair of pro-life activists heard an abortion clinic worker make a startling statement as documented in a 2014 book called Stories from the Frontlines: the Battle against Abortion . Pastor Warren Fox was sidewalk counseling or demonstrating outside an abortion clinic with the book’s author, Judy Madsen Johnson, when one of the clinic workers walked by. Pastor Fox describes: Once, as I stood beside Judy on the sidewalk in front of a killing center, she spoke to an abortion worker arriving for the day. Leaving her car, the worker made her way toward the entrance of the clinic. As...
  • War Dog of the Week: The Book

    06/06/2014 1:38:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 6, 2014 | Thomas E. Ricks
    SNIP U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Bush, a MWD handler, gets a big kiss from Xarius on June 3, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Bush is deployed from the 28th Security Forces Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • NCIS's Pauley Perrette Wants to Find "Love," Paralyzed Robbery Victim's Service Dog

    06/05/2014 1:37:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee and Jodi Hernandez
    Perrette is offering $5,000 to anyone who will help find her friend Arthur Renowitzky's service dog. "Love," an apricot-colored poodle, disappeared during an outing at the San Leandro Marina Wednesday night. NCIS star Pauley Perrette is on a mission to find "Love." The tiny apricot-colored toy poodle disappeared Wednesday night during an outing at the San Leandro Marina. Now Perrette is offering $5,000 to anyone who will help find her friend Arthur Renowitzky's service dog. A civil rights activist and motivational speaker, Renowitzky runs the non-profit Life Goes On Foundation. Six years ago, Renowitzky was the victim of an armed...
  • Search Continues For Police Dogs Released From Kennel In Larkspur

    06/02/2014 5:12:09 PM PDT · by windcliff · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 6-1-14 | unknown
    LARKSPUR, Colo. (CBS4) – Douglas County deputies are warning the public to stay away from three police and military trained dogs. The German shepherds disappeared from a private kennel in Larkspur after someone released them. The dogs are highly trained, but the sheriff’s office says they are not at all killers. They worry that if approached the wrong way by someone the dogs could react aggressively, making finding them a priority for their office. Spurlock said anyone who happens to spot one of the three dogs should not approach them, but instead call the sheriff’s office.
  • 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,"
  • UK: “Do Not Walk Your Dog Here. This is an Islamic Area Now.”

    06/01/2014 6:58:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    UK: “Do Not Walk Your Dog Here. This is an Islamic Area Now.”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 1, 2014 @ 9:05 am In The Point | No Comments Don’t walk your dog here. Big Islam is watching.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO A criminal investigation has been called for by Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick over a “highly divisive sign”.The poster, found on Burdett Road in Poplar, claimed: “Do not walk your dog here! Muslims do not like dogs. This is an Islamic area now.”Mr Fitzpatrick, who said the photo was sent to him by a constituent...
  • Round Rock police fatally shot dog inside owner's home

    05/31/2014 7:08:42 AM PDT · by null and void · 117 replies
    FOX 7 News ^ | May 30, 2014 1:23 PM PDT
    <p>Round Rock police shot and killed a dog Friday inside its owner's home. The owner was at work when it happened.</p> <p>Russell Lane says he got an alert that his alarm system was going off this morning. Minutes later his neighbor called saying shots had been fired inside his home.</p>
  • Police Probe London Sign Saying ‘Muslims Don’t Like Dogs’

    05/30/2014 4:28:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    INN ^ | 5/31/2014, 1:39 AM | Elad Benari
    Police in London are investigating a sign telling pet owners to stay out of an east London park because “Muslims do not like dogs,” the London Evening Standard reports. The warning, in Bartlett Park, Poplar, said, “Do not walk your dog here! Muslims do not like dogs. This is an Islamic area now.” The sign was branded “unacceptable” and “provocative” by Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick who called in police after being alerted to the sign by a concerned dog walker. …
  • Hero Cat -- Attack Dog Euthanized [Don't blame me, I didn't write the headline.]

    05/25/2014 11:51:21 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 82 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/25/2014
    Every dog has it's day ... and in the case of the Lab/Chow mix that viciously attacked a little boy only to be scared off by hero cat -- his last day was Saturday. Sources at the Bakersfield animal shelter tell TMZ ... Scrappy was euthanized at the end of a 10-day hold following the attack. We're told the dog was aggressive during his stay at the shelter, even trying to bite a couple of employees. Scrappy was so ornery ... we're told he would try to attack staff even when they tried to give him food and water.
  • 12 Foods That Could Kill Your Dog

    05/22/2014 3:31:41 PM PDT · by blam · 108 replies
    BI ^ | 5-22-2014 | Food Beast
    Food Beast May 22, 2014, 6:02 PM The most important thing with pet care is knowing what you can and can't feed your dog. That and capitalizing on your puppy for hilarious memes. As long as you stick to a pretty decent doggy diet, everything should be gravy right? Wrong. Turns out there's a ton of foods you probably didn't know about that can actually be really bad for your dog, including some that are perfectly healthy for humans. After all, there's nothing worse than having your dog suffer over a simple mistake in diet. While they're still man's best...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Sacramento man sentenced to prison for beating dogs, threatening roommate

    05/17/2014 2:06:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/16/14 | Cathy Locke
    A Sacramento man accused of beating, choking and hanging his pet dogs has been sentenced to 15 years and six months in prison. A jury in March convicted Robert Lee Brian, 49, of three counts of felony animal cruelty, one count of assault and one count of criminal threat. He was sentenced Friday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White. Brian was arrested Oct. 7, 2013, for assaulting and threatening to shoot a female roommate after an early morning argument. After his arrest, Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation received multiple complaints regarding the condition of Brian’s male pit bull...
  • New Dog Genome Research Nixes Evolutionary Paradigm

    05/13/2014 9:04:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 35 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    New Dog Genome Research Nixes Evolutionary Paradigm by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Evolutionists are desperate to find genomic evidence proving Darwinian ideas about natural selection and evolution. One of the chief areas where they have searched for such evidence is in the canine (dog) genome, by studying the DNA of both domestic and wild dogs. The basic paradigm describing the domestication of dogs is typically proposed as a two-phase process.1 In the first part, it is believed that dogs were originally taken from the wild as wolves by early humans who selected and bred different varieties that were useful for...
  • Kitten Survives Being Born Under van Bonnet at 60mph – Then Is Nursed Back to Health by Two Dogs

    05/12/2014 7:28:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Monday 12 May 2014
    A remarkable kitten who survived being born under the bonnet of a moving car on a 60 mile journey has been nursed back to health by two dogs. Tabby Kit is the sole survivor of five kittens found inside the engine of a van after their mother crawled under the bonnet to give birth. Unbeknown to the driver, the terrified pet had her kittens en route from Essex to London, and ran away after the 60-mile journey, leaving the kittens fighting to survive. Kit, who is now nine-weeks-old, was only discovered when his brother fell out onto the pavement in...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Dogs just want to be friends with cats.

    05/10/2014 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | N/A
    Video of dogs trying to make friends with cats. Something sweet for a Saturday morning.
  • Embattled Fort Worth vet's hearing under way in Austin

    05/09/2014 3:32:04 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 3 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | May 9, 2014 | Bill Miller
    AUSTIN — A hearing for Lou Tierce, whose veterinary license was suspended in the wake of his arrest on animal cruelty charges, is under way with dozens of his supporters in the audience. Tierce’s attorney, Donald Ferrill of Fort Worth, also a licensed veterinarian, spoke first, saying there have been tales of a “vampire running a shop of horrors” but insisted that was not the case. Tierce’s clinic in west Fort Worth had been raided on April 29 after a woman filed a complaint with the state, saying a dog she took in to be euthanized was being kept alive...
  • Video: The Incredible Moment a Dog Rescues Two Pals Stranded on a Runaway Canoe

    05/04/2014 2:20:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Mirror ^ | May 04, 2014 | Mikey Smith
    When two dogs got stuck on a runaway boat, their brave pal Robbie fearlessly swam across a fast-flowing rver to pull them to safety http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/video-incredible-moment-dog-rescues-3494935#ixzz30qa0A4Fz Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on FacebookA brave labrador rescued two canine pals who were stuck on a boat floating down a rushing river. In a scene reminiscent of Disney family movie 'Homeward Bound', the clip shows two dogs stranded on a canoe, drifting down a fast-flowing river. When they bark in distress, brave black labrador Robbie leaps into action - fearlessly swimming across the rushing water towards his pals. The canine hero...
  • Reunited! Pooch Lost in Hurricane Sandy Is Matched With His Former Owners at Animal Shelter

    05/03/2014 2:46:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, May 2, 2014 | Lisa L. Colangelo
    Couple walked into Monmouth County SPCA and spotted their dog lost 18 months later.A heartbroken pooch who lost his family in the fury of Hurricane Sandy was reunited with them 18 months later in an amazing turn of fate. Lucas, whose real name is Reckless, was found as a stray in Monmouth County, New Jersey back in October. Charles and Elicia James were stunned when they walked into the Monmouth County SPCA last week and spotted their beloved pup. “I told my wife ‘That dog looks like Reckless’ and she said ‘It is Reckless!’” Charles James told The News. “He...
  • Officer Who Shot Dog Followed Protocol, Officials Say

    04/30/2014 4:56:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    A Dayton police officer followed protocol when he shot a St. Bernard while investigating an aggressive dog complaint Monday evening, officials said Tuesday. Officer Devin Portis was trying to contain the dog in the 700 block of Edgemont Avenue so that it could be transported to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. But it "turned on him," and charged Portis, said Dayton police Lt. Matthew Dickey. "(Portis) tried to back up and he fell over and then pulled his gun and fired," Dickey said. "It was pretty straight forward." The case is still under investigation. The dog was injured by...
  • Maine man fighting back after police allegedly shot, killed his dog in Louisiana

    04/30/2014 4:24:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Abigail Curtis
    Arzy, a Labrador-Newfoundland-golden retriever mix, was shot and killed on Monday by a Louisiana police officer, according to owner and traveling Portland musician Brandon Carpenter. Arzy, a Labrador-Newfoundland-golden retriever mix, was shot and killed on Monday by a Louisiana police officer, according to owner and traveling Portland musician Brandon Carpenter. Brandon Carpenter, an itinerant musician from Portland, plays with his dog, Arzy Kensington. The dog was killed on Monday by a police officer from Louisiana, according to Carpenter, who is seeking justice for his pet. Courtesy of Brandon Carpenter Brandon Carpenter, an itinerant musician from Portland, plays with his dog,...