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  • Oliver the Goldendoodle attracts an army of followers on Instagram in his fancy dress poses

    11/24/2015 10:58:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 11-24-15 | Sara Malm
    A dog has amassed an army of fans online after his owners began photographing him dressed up in funny outfits Go to link to see these clever pictures of a VERY PATIENT dog.
  • #JeSuisUnChien: Hero K9 Killed by Female Suicide Bomber in Paris

    11/18/2015 8:31:35 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-18-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    NEWS & POLITICS TRENDING ELECTION HOMELAND SECURITY PARENTING FAITH LIFESTYLE search font directup font directdown print FACEBOOKSHARE TWITTERTWEET GOOGLEPLUSSHARE EMAILEMAIL TRENDING #JeSuisUnChien: Hero K9 Killed by Female Suicide Bomber in Paris BY MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN NOVEMBER 18, 2015 CHAT 1 COMMENTS Earlier today, French police surrounded and then raided an apartment building in Saint-Denis, a suburb of Paris. According to French authorities, several radical Muslims were hiding in the building, among whom -- they suspected -- was the mastermind of the Paris attacks, Abdel-Hamid Abu Oud (also written as Abdelhamid Abaaoud). During the siege, at least three terrorists were...
  • Planned Parenthood (Hearts) Money (Talk About Pure Evil)

    11/17/2015 8:44:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Catherine Glenn Foster
    Do you remember a few weeks ago when Planned Parenthood magnanimously offered to forego payment for its "donations" of baby body parts you know, out of the goodness of its heart? Well, maybe its heart is still a few sizes too small, because the abortion giant is still profiting hand over fist from this arrangement. Here's one of the dirty little secrets of abortion dealers: When an abortion is over, the growing baby has not magically disappeared. There's still a little boy or girl lying on a tray or in a machine. Abortion businesses know this. They employ "products of...
  • Why dogs will eat anything, but cats are fussy: Study reveals felines are more sensitive to [tr]

    11/17/2015 5:54:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Cheyenne MacDonald
    Cats have long been notorious for their picky eating habits, but a new study now suggests that humans shouldn't be too quick to dismiss a cat's selective behaviour as finicky. The study from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia found that pickiness may not be the cause of feline food aversions. Instead, the presence of bitter tastes may raise cautionary flags to these carnivores.
  • A penguin's best friend: guard dogs needed to save Middle Island colony from foxes

    11/16/2015 5:58:54 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 September 15 | Oliver Milman
    Two new guard dogs are being urgently sought to help protect one of the last colonies of little penguins on Australia’s coastline. ... The colony of little penguins on Middle Island, off the coastal town of Warrnambool in Victoria, was virtually wiped out by foxes in the 1990s and early 2000s. In one attack 360 of the diminutive birds were killed; the local newspaper described it as a “massacre”. The ongoing threat prompted a local chicken farmer to suggest using maremmas to guard the penguins. The working dogs, usually deployed to protect livestock, were sent to Middle Island in 2006....
  • Family's pet pit bull kills 11-month-old in Oneida County

    11/16/2015 10:50:40 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 48 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | November 16, 2015 at 12:58 PM | By Elizabeth Doran
    An 11-month-old boy was attacked and killed by the family's pet pit bull last night, according to Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol. The incident occurred about 7:15 p.,m. at a home at 2700 State Route 12B in the town of Marshall in Oneida County. The 2-year-old pit bull named Diesel was in the family's living room playing with Lisa M. Cittadino's three daughters ages 7, 10 and 12, police said. Cittadino, 32, tolid police she turned her back momentarily and then heard screams from her son and daughters. Cittadino said she saw the dog attacking her son, and began...
  • 'Great' Dane: 131-pound dog helps guide 11-year-old with rare genetic condition

    11/12/2015 12:55:34 PM PST · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 12, 2015 | Fox News
    Running, riding bikes and even walking had always been a challenge for 11-year-old Bella Burton due to a rare genetic condition she was diagnosed with when she was 2 and a half. But ever since Bella began leaning on George, a 2-year-old Great Dane whom she met about a year ago through a local organization, she has ditched her wheelchair and crutches, and started to do all the things all the other healthy kids her age can with ease, WCVB reported.
  • Dog injured in coyote attack in New Berlin, police have advice (WI)

    11/05/2015 9:54:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    Now: Suburban Roundup ^ | 11-2-15 | Jane Ford-Stewart
    New Berlin —In the wake of the Oct. 22 attack on a Bichon poodle in which a coyote carried the dog off but later dropped it, New Berlin police say they have information about what to do in coyote encounters. In the Oct. 22 incident, the dog was near a patio when it was snatched up and the dog owner was actually on the patio. He and his teenage son gave chase making noise and finally the coyote dropped the dog who needed stitches to close its wounds. The attack was the only one that police Capt. Michael Glider said...
  • Coywolf: Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

    11/04/2015 6:47:50 PM PST · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Economist ^ | 31 October 2015
    It is rare for a new animal species to emerge in front of scientists’ eyes. But this seems to be happening in eastern North America. ___ Like some people who might rather not admit it, wolves faced with a scarcity of potential sexual partners are not beneath lowering their standards. It was desperation of this sort, biologists reckon, that led dwindling wolf populations in southern Ontario to begin, a century or two ago, breeding widely with dogs and coyotes. The clearance of forests for farming, together with the deliberate persecution which wolves often suffer at the hand of man, had...
  • 22 Dogs Extremely Confused By Cats

    10/30/2015 10:52:06 AM PDT · by Twotone · 32 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Oct. 26, 2015 | Chelsea Marshall
    Will you please tell me why this thing is in my house shouting about squatters rights??
  • Standoff in Boulder, Colo.: Prairie dogs hold Buddhist college at bay

    10/30/2015 6:05:52 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | 30 Oct 2015 | David Kelly
    For years, Naropa has battled some 150 persistent prairie dogs over 2.5 acres of prime real estate on its Nalanda campus. One side wants to build more classrooms, the other more tunnels. Davis recalled one of her professors asking, "I wonder what we'd do if we ever got termites?"
  • Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

    10/25/2015 8:04:57 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 25 Oct 2015 | Numerous Photographers
    Numerous photos at link from the Tompkins Square Parade in New York.
  • Aboriginal Female Hunters Aided By Dingoes

    10/24/2015 6:23:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    ScienceNetwork WA ^ | Friday, October 23, 2015 | Michelle Wheeler
    In modern society dogs are often referred to as "man's best friend" but according to an archaeological review early Aboriginal society sported a similar relationship between women and dingoes (Canis lupus dingo). The study by UWA and ANU suggests people formed close bonds with dingoes soon after the dogs' arrival on the mainland roughly 4000 years ago, with the dogs enabling women to contribute more hunted food. UWA archaeologist Jane Balme, who led the research, says it is thought the first dingoes arrived on watercraft with people from South East Asia. "What they're doing on the boat is not clear...
  • Dogs 'Can Trace Origins To Central Asia'

    10/21/2015 2:37:41 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 10-20-2015 | Paul Rincon
    By Paul Rincon 20 October 2015 Dogs may have become man's best friend in Central Asia, according to the study Today's dogs can trace their origins to Central Asia, according to one of the most comprehensive genetic surveys yet. Dogs are the most diverse animal on the planet - a legacy of thousands of years of selective breeding by humans. But they derive from wild wolves that were gradually tamed and inducted into human hunting groups - perhaps near Mongolia or Nepal. The findings come from an analysis of DNA from thousands of pooches, and are published in PNAS journal....
  • First Gene-Edited Dogs Reported in China

    10/20/2015 6:59:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 10/19/2015 | By Antonio Regalado
    Beagles named Hercules, at left, and Tiangou are the worlds first gene-edited dogs. =============================================================================================================================== Mans best friend is now his newest genetic engineering project. Scientists in China say they are the first to use gene editing to produce customized dogs. They created a beagle with double the amount of muscle mass by deleting a gene called myostatin. The dogs have more muscles and are expected to have stronger running ability, which is good for hunting, police (military) applications, Liangxue Lai, a researcher with the Key Laboratory of Regenerative Biology at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, said in an...

    10/18/2015 3:00:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | October 15, 2015 | DAN NOSOWITZ
    Best friends. (Photo:artvintage1800s.etsy.com/flickr)It can be hard to look at a modern dog breed and see any sort of use for it other than a snuggle buddy. Dog breeds have been systematically manipulated by humans to exemplify certain traits which may or may not have any relation to the purpose that type of dog originally served.What, in short, is the point of a pug?Almost everysingle dog we love today once had a real purposeand the ones that didn't are sometimes the most fascinating. We surveyed the first 20 breeds of dog recognized by the American Kennel Club, and delved into their...
  • (Felony Stupid) ... Florida Drunk Driving Suspect Claims His Dog Was Driving the Car

    10/14/2015 1:25:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 13 October 2015 | Mark Molloy
    Drunk driving suspect claims his dog was driving the car The dog was nowhere to be seen, but that didnt stop one drunk driving suspect from blaming his pet. Florida resident Reliford Cooper III was arrested after crashing his car and promptly gave police a rather unbelievable 'excuse'. "Who was chasing me?" he asked the officer, adding: "My dog was driving that car, I ran 'cause I wanted to. You aint gonna find no drugs or guns on me." Mr Cooper is alleged to have ignored a stop sign and travelled across two ditches before crashing into an occupied...
  • Your Unsocialized Hound Is Not A Service Dog!

    10/12/2015 7:54:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Dr. Ian Kupkee
    Ah, the fake service dog. Like out-of-sync traffic lights and above-ground power lines, theyre one of those things that make my normally mild British temperament fall by the wayside. Allow me to rephrase that - its not the dogs that make my blood boil, but rather their owners. Who are these people? Youve probably seen them. For me, the most recent was a lady in the grocery store with a teacup poodle in a Coach purse. Before that, there was the guy in the health food store pushing a Yorkshire terrier in a stroller. A few years ago it was...
  • Otago Researchers Sequence Kuri Dog Genomes

    10/08/2015 1:55:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    University of Otago ^ | Thursday, October 8, 2015 | Ms Karen Greig
    The genetic heritage of New Zealand's first dog, the now extinct kuri, is being unravelled by University of Otago scientists using state-of-the-art ancient DNA analysis. University of Otago PhD student Karen Greig has sequenced the complete, or near complete, mitochondrial genomes of 14 kuri represented by bones recovered from Wairau Bar, one on New Zealand's earliest and most important archaeological sites. Kuri were smallish dogs about the size of cocker spaniels and were brought to New Zealand from East Polynesia in the colonising canoes that arrived in the early fourteenth century AD. They were the only domesticated animal to be...
  • They Didnt Do Anything Wrong, Dogs Could Be Euthanized for Barking at Neighbor

    10/07/2015 12:34:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    A Florida woman is fighting to keep two of her dogs alive after they were deemed dangerous by animal control. Stephanie Castro has fostered a 2-year-old Whippet mix, named Princess, and a 6-month-old hound pitbull mix, named Duke. In August, a neighbor called animal control after the dogs got out of Castros house and began barking. She admits the dogs should not have been loose. However, she says animal control came back to her home three other times in the span of a month. The second time, they told her the dogs would be deemed dangerous. After being deemed dangerous,...
  • Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs

    10/05/2015 7:49:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-04-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs Msgr. Charles Pope • October 4, 2015 • Here at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Parish in Washington D.C., we celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (one day early, on Saturday, Oct 3rd) with the blessing of the animals. Although most folks bring dogs to be blessed, there are usually some cats and a few other animals like ferrets. Once, someone even brought a snake!Over the years, I have shared with the dog owners a list of “Things we can learn from dogs” (see below). When I was growing up, we always...
  • Police: Dog Rescued After Driving Owner's Pickup Into Lake

    09/29/2015 2:18:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 29, 2015 | Ben Hoope
    Police in Maine said a small dog was to blame for driving its owners pickup truck into a lake by knocking the vehicle out of gear. The Ellsworth Police Department said the Yorkie's owner had been walking the dog around Branch Lake Saturday afternoon and he put the canine back into his pickup truck while it was idling. Lt. Harold Page told the Ellsworth American the dog "knocked the truck out of gear and it rolled down the parking lot into the lake." The Ellsworth Police Department said in a Facebook post the dog was rescued from the submerged pickup...
  • Living with humans has taught dogs morals, say scientists

    08/21/2008 6:11:16 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 63 replies · 183+ views
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 21st August 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Dogs are becoming more intelligent and are even learning morals from human contact, scientists claim. They say the fact that dogs' play rarely escalates into a fight shows the animals abide by social rules. During one study, dogs which held up a paw were rewarded with a food treat. When a lone dog was asked to raise its paw but received no treat, the researchers found it begged for up to 30 minutes. But when they tested two dogs together but rewarded only one, the dog which missed out soon stopped playing the game. Dr Friederike Range, of the University...
  • Loyal dog guards trapped friend for 7 days until pair were rescued

    09/18/2015 10:33:26 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    The Mirror ^ | September 18, 2015 | Simon Carr
    A loyal dog stayed by her pal's side for a WEEK after she got trapped in a ravine. Bassett hound Phoebe and setter mix Tillie went missing from their home in Washington State, US, on September 8. Appeals by the worried owners were unsuccessful until residents near some woodland saw a reddish dog approach them and then head off down to ravine to sit by the side of its fellow canine which was trapped on an old concrete cistern.
  • Dogs From 'Meat Farm' in South Korea Arrive in San Diego for Adoption (Over 100)

    09/18/2015 4:10:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    enty-nine dogs that were once part of a "meat farm" in South Korea arrived Thursday in San Diego for possible adoption, part of a Humane Society program that hopes to end the Korean tradition of eating dog meat. "The dog meat trade is one of the most horrific forms of cruelty," said Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society. The Humane Society International has taken possession of more than 100 dogs from a South Korean farmer in recent months, paying the farmer to transition to other crops, according to news coverage in Korea. The dogs have...
  • Air Canada Pilot Diverts International Flight to Save Dog

    09/16/2015 2:49:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    A French bulldog named Simba is probably alive today because of the attentiveness of an Air Canada pilot. Simba was flying via Air Canada Flight 85 from Tel Aviv to Toronto when the pilot noticed a problem with the cargo areas heating system, according to CNN Canadian affiliate City News. Simbas owner, German Kontorovich, was in the cabin. As soon as the crew became aware of the temperature issue, the captain grew rightfully concerned for the dogs comfort and well-being, Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick told CNN via email. With the altitude it can become very uncomfortable, and possibly the...
  • Have humans made dogs STUPID? Pets are 'lazy thinkers' compared to wild wolves

    09/16/2015 6:45:14 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 63 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 16 September 2015 | RICHARD GRAY
    They may be man's best friend, but dogs have little to thank humans for it seems. Research suggests the domesticated pets can't solve problems as well as their wild cousins because living with us has made them 'incapable of thinking for themselves.' In tests, experts presented a 'puzzle box' containing food to a group of dogs, and a group of wolves and while the wolves were capable of breaking inside, the dogs looked to humans for help.
  • Have humans made dogs STUPID? Pets are 'lazy thinkers' compared to wild wolves and [tr]

    09/16/2015 5:24:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 16, 2015 | Richard Gray
    They may be man's best friend, but dogs have little to thank humans for it seems. Research suggests the domesticated pets can't solve problems as well as their wild cousins because living with us has made them 'incapable of thinking for themselves.' In tests, experts presented a 'puzzle box' containing food to a group of dogs, and a group of wolves and while the wolves were capable of breaking inside, the dogs looked to humans for help.
  • JURUPA VALLEY (CA): 3 dogs dead, 12 missing after break-in at animal shelter

    09/13/2015 9:43:48 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 33 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | 9/13/2015 | Patrick O'neill
    At least three dogs are dead and 12 more are missing after someone broke into the Riverside County Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley and opened up their kennels, officials said. Animal Services spokesman John Welsh said a man in dark clothing can be seen on surveillance footage breaking locks early Sunday, Sept. 13, to release 22 dogs from their kennels at 6851 Van Buren Road.
  • First Restaurant for Dogs in Southeast Mexico Opens in Merida

    08/30/2015 1:41:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    PEEK FOOD, the first restaurant for dogs in the Yucatn Peninsula opened its doors on July the 4th, 2015. It is a new gastronomical concept that offers an experience for diners that want to spend time together with their beloved pets, have a meal themselves and feed their dogs with well balanced and healthy food options. The Restaurant was born from the idea of brother and sister Rashid Ariel and Citlali Georgina Alcocer Cortazar, who have a strong relationship with dogs since they were kids. Rashid decided to become a professional dog trainer. Rashid and Citlali noticed that Pet Friendly...
  • Owner of Swimming, Hiking Cat: 'We Think He Might Be Part Dog'

    08/30/2015 12:36:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KBOI2 ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Michelle Esteban
    A Renton house cat seems to think he's a dog, and his exploits on local hiking trails is earning him celebrity status online. Move over birds and hikers; there's a new cat in town, and he walks the backcountry trails like any hiking dog would -- like he was born to hike. "We think he might be part dog," said Anna Wilson. His name is Paddington. His parents, Bryan and Anna Wilson, got him at the Seattle Humane Society as a kitten last summer, where they instantly detected his courageous spirit and their connection. "Kittens can be cute and cuddly...
  • Keep Your Dogs out of Warm Lakes: Pythiosis Risk

    08/30/2015 6:36:36 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Science Daily ^ | August 25, 2015
    University of Florida scientists warn against letting your dog swim in warm water bodies after they found several lakes with a pathogen that can make canines sick. Animals, including dogs and horses, can contract pythiosis from swimming spores, said Erica Goss, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of plant pathology. About 10 cases of humans getting sick from this disease have also been reported in the U.S. In addition to keeping their animals out of lakes, people should avoid ponds and other standing water that contains grass and aquatic vegetation, particularly in the hot months, Goss said.
  • Dog Rescued From Near Death in Detroit Turns Into Rising Star With Commercial Talent

    08/29/2015 3:42:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WXYZ ^ | 8/28 | Kim Craig
    When Denver was rescued in Detroit about a year ago, he was near death. But a man who had been assisted by Dog Aide, a community awareness group that supports pet owners, thought they might be able to save him. And they did. Katelin Thomas, who works with Dog Aide and owns K9 Turbo Training, says when they first saw Denver, they didn't think he could survive in his condition. His body was so stiff that his legs could not even be separated for them to be able to tell if he was male or female, so they simply called...
  • Adopt a pitbull, they are so misunderstood. (Vanity)

    08/28/2015 10:41:30 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 241 replies
    Pit Bull Rescue Central ^ | 8/28/15 | Dallasbiff
    I know some on FR have a bias against Pit Bulls, but they are the nicest animals on Earth, IMO. Also I will probably get banned for stating this, but the crazy liberal Huffington Post should be congratulated for their advocacy of pit bulls. I am a Trump/Cruz leaning conservative, but don't understand the hatred against this breed.
  • 'I Am Francis. And I Am Still Alive'

    08/23/2015 7:32:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 22, 2015 | Majorie van Leijen
    How an 11-month-old pup - left for dead in Fujairah - survivedAs told by Francis himself. My name is Francis, a former happy pup. But after a recent event I have to find my life back. Let me tell you what happened I was born in the UAE, a beautiful place. A bit hot though, but it could be worse. I am 11-months-old so dont know much about the life, but I guess it hasn't been easy. Its really hot outside and I am not really finding food or water. I think I have to learn to find that myself,...
  • Dogs React to California Earthquake Rattling the Bay Area

    08/18/2015 11:23:26 AM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | Aug 18, 2015
    Aug 18, 2015; 8:00 AM ET: A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled the San Francisco area Monday, Aug. 17, briefly halting train services while workers inspected the tracks. No injuries or serious damage were reported but these dogs knew something was up.
  • Fossils reveal felines drove 40 species of canines to extinction after arriving in North [tr]

    08/13/2015 6:14:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2015 | Jack Millner
    You may think your dog has an irrational hatred of cats, but their instinct to chase felines out of their territory might be more reasonable than you think. Fossils have revealed the two species have a rocky past after the introduction of cats to the Americas had a devastating effect on the continent's species of wild dogs. In fact, it is thought that competition from cats caused up to 40 species of dog to become extinct in the region millions of years ago.
  • [China] Tibetan Mastiffs: From Guard Dogs to Status Symbols to Hot Pot

    08/09/2015 12:04:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    China Smack ^ | May 2, 2015 | Steve Lambert
    Tibetan Mastiffs: From Guard Dogs to Status Symbols to Hot Pot by Steve Lambert on Saturday, May 2, 2015 Foreign Media: Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaign Continues, Once High-Priced Tibetan Mastiffs Now Being Used for Hot Pot Not long ago, Chinese people had gone crazy for Tibetan Mastiffs, where dogs like Nibble here, with drooping eyes and drooling mouths on their big heads, fetched prices upwards of 200,000 USD, roaming around the suburban houses of coal bosses. But at the beginning of 2015, Nibble and 20 other Tibetan Mastiffs down on their luck found themselves locked in cages, with 150 other dogs,...
  • I need some dog advice

    08/07/2015 2:30:04 PM PDT · by TASMANIANRED · 133 replies
    none | 8/7/15 | tasmanianred
    I need some advice on my dog. I had 2 dogs, both rescues for the past 11 years. They were pups together. Solitare was the best dog in the world. She was a farm lab. No breeding but all character. She was Athletic, loving, smart, funny and exuberant. I lost her Tuesday to metastatic cancer.
  • Getting K9 Hunters Back In Shape

    08/06/2015 6:44:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/6/2015 | S Haugen
    I sat back inquisitively, watching in amazement as Howard Meyer of Chipewa Kennels and dog trainer, handled his dogs with utmost patience. Cmon, Violet, get in, get in here, Meyer encouraged in a soft voice. Sure enough, Violet waded into the water and got into the canoe on her own. As Meyer began paddling across the small river, two other adult dogs followed, swimming by his side. Two pups, eight-month-old brothers, hesitated at first, but their anticipation mounted the further away Meyer and the other dogs got. Cmon, hop in Cmon, Meyer kept enticing the pups in his calm...
  • Dog Buried Alive in France Sparks Social Media Fury

    08/05/2015 10:33:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Photos of a dog buried alive up to its head in France sparked an outpouring of anger on social media Wednesday, and police said the owner was taken into custody. The French mastiff was discovered and then rescued on Saturday by a man walking his own dog on waste ground in Carrieres-sur-Seine, west of Paris. The man posted pictures on Facebook saying: "Only her head was visible and it was difficult to see given the amount of earth covering her." A police source told AFP that the dog was surrounded by stones and her lead was attached to a sack...
  • Missing Southwest Florida Dog Turns Up in Atlanta

    07/30/2015 9:13:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A southwest Florida family has been reunited with their dog after she turned up several weeks later in Atlanta, more than 500 miles away. Michael Epstein told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that his family's 3-year-old miniature Australian shepherd, Abby, was lost on July 3. She ran away from the family's yard when fireworks frightened her. Family members spent the next three weeks putting up signs around Sarasota and even created a website, findabby.com. Epstein says the family finally got a call this past Saturday from Fulton Animal Services in Atlanta. Workers there said Abby had been found several days earlier, and...
  • U.S. Mint Police Reportedly Shoot Dog Following Hermann Street Attac

    07/21/2015 2:42:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Hoodline ^ | Tue. July 21, 2015
    At least one dog was reportedly shot by U.S. Mint police following what is described as an attack this morning before 7am. Witness and former Hoodline contributor Meaghan C., who was chased by the dogs moments before they were shot, recounted her experience this morning to Hoodline: "I was running to the gym around 5:45am this morning. When I turned onto Hermann from Webster two pit bulls started chasing after me. I was caught off guard and ran into the street but they didn't follow me. It looked like the two dogs one was white, the other darker (maybe...
  • 7-Month-Old Ohio girl Mauled by Fighting Dogs

    07/15/2015 8:10:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | Tuesday, 7/14/2015
    Police say a 7-month-old baby was critically injured when she got caught in the middle of a dog fight in northeast Ohio. The baby girl was being treated at a Cleveland hospital after the incident Monday night in Chardon. She was in serious condition tonight.
  • VIDEO: Doberman Howling Over Not Going to the Park

    07/14/2015 7:13:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    WDAM ^ | 7/14 | Kathryn Miller
    This dog was not happy when his owner told him they could not stroll through the park one day.
  • Owner of garbage service terminates employee who shot and killed dog

    07/07/2015 3:33:53 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 20 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | July 07, 2015 | Theresa Ghiloni
    JACKSON, MI A Modern Waste Services employee involved in an incident where a dog was killed no longer works for the company. The owner of the garbage service, Phil Duckham, said the employee was terminated Tuesday afternoon. Duckham said he wanted to meet with the former employee in person before making a decision on how to handle the fatal Monday night shooting of a 9-year-old Rottweiler-Labrador mix. "This isn't how we do business," Duckham said. "I wanted to hear both sides of the story, and we don't condone damaging people's property. ... It's a service we give and it's...
  • Pig Found in Pool, Harassed by Dogs, Hospitalized: Police

    07/06/2015 11:01:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Jul 6, 2015
    Authorities say a pig found in a swimming pool at a home in Broward County, bleeding, while being harassed by two pit bulls has undergone emergency surgery. The Miami Herald reports Pembroke Pines police say the pig and the pit bulls got loose outside the home Friday evening. Police say they are now investigating whether to file criminal charges against an unidentified homeowner who owns all three animals. Police and Broward County Animal Control found the injured pig in the backyard pool, with the pit bulls nearby. Police say the pig was rushed to an animal hospital. Dr. Ira Zaslow...
  • Quasi Modo takes home first place in World's Ugliest Dog contest

    06/28/2015 11:09:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | June 27, 2015 | Foxnews and AP
    Quasi Modo, a 10-year-old mutt whose spinal birth defects left him with a hunchback, is the winner of this years Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest Friday night. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and his owner took the $1,500 prize, besting 25 other dogs competing in the contest that applauds imperfection, organizers said. Before becoming a champion, Quasi Modo was abandoned at an animal shelter before being adopted by a veterinarian in Loxahatchee, Florida, according to the dogs biography posted on the contests website.
  • Swipe Right Or Swipe Left? Tindog Is Tinder For Dog Lovers

    06/24/2015 9:08:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Tech Times ^ | June 20 | Alexandra Burlacu,
    A Tinder-like app for Android and iOS is now targeting dog owners, as the new "Tindog" app aims to match dogs and dog-lovers. The Tinder dating app has grown immensely popular among the singles community, boasting an efficient "swipe right - swipe left" selection manner that allows users to look around and find what they're looking for in a fast, simple and efficient way. The new app called Tindog borrows the same selection function, allowing users to swipe right or left, but revolves around dogs. Whether you're looking for a playdate for your best friend, looking for a suitable mate...
  • Richmond Police Officer Shoots K-9 After Dog Bites Him: Police

    06/23/2015 10:27:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jun 23, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A Richmond police officer shot one of the department's K-9 officers on Tuesday morning after the dog bit him, authorities said. Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said the act was in self-defense. She said the dog, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, bit the officer just before 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the Richmond Police Department. The K-9s handler left his car with the dog still in it to go inside the station for a meeting, police said. The dog somehow got out of the car and bit another police officer in civilian clothes. The officer who was attacked, a four-year veteran...