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  • Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup

    11/30/2016 5:53:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 78 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...
  • Family Dog Helps Save 5-Year-Old Boy With Down Syndrome Who Was Trapped in a Clothes Dryer

    11/16/2016 1:14:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 201
    A 5-year-old boy with Down syndrome suffered painful burns after getting trapped in a clothes dryer that started automatically, the Irish Times reported. Riley Gedge-Duffy climbed into the dryer Sunday at the family’s home in Northern Ireland. Riley’s father, Aaron Duffy, said things could have been much worse — if it wasn’t for the family dog. Riley’s mother was vacuuming upstairs, the Times reported, and might not have heard the racket until it was too late. But Riley’s father said their cockapoo, Teddy, “ran upstairs and basically went berserk so she knew something was not right.” The dog reportedly ran...
  • Horrifying Massacre Of Dozens Of U.S. K9 Trained Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Massacred By Muslims In Kuwait

    11/16/2016 6:15:40 AM PST · by tekrat · 35 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 11/16/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    St. Francis once said: “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” This is the case every time. When someone is cruel to animals, they are cruel to human beings. In fact, Christianity is the best for the care of animals. Dozens of American-trained dogs were killed by a Kuwaiti-based company last week, according to multiple reports, though there are conflicting explanations for the deaths. While several news agencies reported the story, they fail to also report that...
  • Distraught students get therapy dogs to cope with Trump’s win

    11/15/2016 12:24:02 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 15th, 2016 | Emily Smith
    New York City schoolchildren still unable to process Donald Trump’s victory are getting more help — from therapy dogs.
  • Rescue Dog Saves Kitten Stuck in a Sewer

    11/15/2016 12:06:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    CW33 ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    Paying it forward doesn’t just apply to humans. Take Leopard, for example, a rescue dog at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter. He was on a walk with a volunteer Monday afternoon when he abruptly stopped in front of a sewer grate and wouldn’t budge. Soon after the volunteer heard faint cries coming from below. Stuck in the sewer, was a small kitten. And because of Leopard’s unwillingness to leave the area, deputies and volunteers were able to pull that cat to safety. Can you say, “hero pooch?” For those wondering, the kitten is resting comfortably in the home of one...
  • Maybe the dogs don’t like it

    11/10/2016 9:57:38 AM PST · by mathprof · 5 replies
    Cafe Hayek ^ | 1/19/2010 | Russ Roberts
    Once upon a time a pet food company created a new variety of dog food and rolled out a massive marketing campaign to introduce the product. Despite hiring a first-rate advertising agency, initial sales were very disappointing. The agency was fired and a new agency and a new campaign was launched. Sales continued to disappoint. If anything, they fell even further. In desperation, the CEO called in all of the top executives for a brainstorming session to analyze what had gone wrong with the two campaigns and how a new campaign might revive sales. The meeting went on for hours....
  • Ad Proves Dogs Better Than Politics

    11/07/2016 11:16:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    free beacon ^ | 11/17/2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    As election day approaches at breakneck speed, many Americans find themselves on either side of what appears to be a gigantic chasm. On one side are supporters of Republican nominee Donald Trump, and on the other are supporters of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Throughout the campaign, both sides have clashed through heated rhetoric and, at times, even physical fights. With this divide as the basis for one of its advertisements, the dog food company Pedigree set out to see if it could bring the two sides together using an adorable Golden Retriever. Pedigree’s plan involved sending a woman in a...
  • Oodles of Poodles: Minnesota Dog Ties Breed Record for Largest Litter

    11/05/2016 11:45:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | November 3, 2016 | April Baumgarten
    Kelli Hewitt’s standard poodle looked like any other pregnant dog, the dog breeder from far northwestern Minnesota said. But she and her family couldn’t believe how many puppies were coming as the poodle named Crystal Diamond RD — Crystal, for short — gave birth Aug. 28 at their farm. When Crystal’s labor was over, the registered, purebred poodle had 16 puppies squirming around. “She didn’t look really bigger than average, so we were pretty shocked when she kept having babies,” Hewitt said. The Hewitts believe the birth has tied a record for the largest standard poodle litter. Another poodle named...
  • How My Husband Ended Up in Jail After Walking Our Dog

    10/25/2016 7:15:03 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 24, 2016 | Dana Perino
    In 2007, my British husband got a ticket for walking our dog Henry without a leash in Washington, D.C. The National Park Service made it impossible to pay the ticket. So, a newly minted citizen, Peter said he’d wait for his day in court. I told him that was most unwise and that he could end up in jail. I was right.
  • MT: Bear Spray Failure or Bear Spray Success?

    10/24/2016 6:42:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Another grizzly bear attack in Montana.  A man was mauled. It sounds like he sprayed the bear with pepper spray while being mauled, but that is a bit unclear. From kbzk.com: The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports a man suffered bites to the head, shoulder and wrist after being attacked by a grizzly bear north of Whitefish on Sunday. (snip) He was able to use pepper spray against the bear during the attack, which caused the bear to flee back toward the direction from where it charged. It is possible that the dogs were part of...
  • ‘Beardog’ Discovery oOffers Clues to How Canines Evolved

    10/11/2016 11:05:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KOIN6 ^ | October 11, 2016 | David Mercer
    <p>For decades a fossilized carnivore jawbone sat largely unnoticed in a drawer at Chicago’s Field Museum.</p> <p>Now the scientist who grew curious when he opened that drawer has established with a colleague that the fossil belonged to an early, long-extinct relative of dogs, foxes and weasels known as a beardog. The Field Museum fossil and another at the University of Texas each represent a new genus, the taxonomic rank above species.</p>
  • Suspect Fatally Shot After He Allegedly Stabbed a Concord Police Dog

    10/11/2016 7:14:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    A suspect has died after being shot by two police officers in Concord following the stabbing of a man as well as a police canine who responded to the scene, a police spokesman said. Officers responded at about 2 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a stabbing in the 2900 block of Crawford Street, Concord police spokesman Cpl. Christopher Blakely said. About a half-hour later, officers located the suspect in the backyard of a home not associated with him in the 1400 block of San Jose Avenue, near Prospect Street and only a block from the Concord BART station. After...
  • Hilarious photos of VERY friendly guard dogs undermining their warning signs sweep the web [tr]

    10/10/2016 6:52:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 10, 2016 | Ekin Karasin
    Aside from a barbed wire fence or a CCTV camera, a 'Beware Of The Dog' sign can be seen as a legitimate security step. But these hilarious photos show that the supposedly terrifying canines intended to scare off potential burglars may not be so dangerous. From two adorable fluffy Pomeranians to a disinterested cat and even a moose, the reality - and wonderful irony - of what lurks behind the threatening sign has been exposed.
  • Scarborough: My Dog Is Way Ahead of Trump With Black Voters

    10/04/2016 5:48:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough was probably just trying to make the point that Donald Trump is very unpopular with black voters, but he wound up saying something that some might view as insulting to African-Americans. Interviewing Al Sharpton on today’s Morning Joe, he asked about the Rev’s view that Hillary has not been doing enough to appeal to black voters. As Sharpton prefaced his remarks by observing that Hillary is way ahead of Trump among black voters, Scarborough interjected “my dog’s way ahead of Trump among black voters.” Watch the video and note how Scarborough trails off at the end, possibly realizing...
  • How Dogs Could Be the Key to Fighting Cancer

    10/01/2016 11:40:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/1 | Larry Getlen
    In the late 1980s in the UK, a border collie-Doberman mix began paying extreme attention to a mole on his owner’s left thigh. The 44-year-old woman noticed that the dog would sniff there for minutes on end, trying to bite it off whenever she wore shorts. The dog’s fixation wasn’t random. What the dog was smelling wasn’t just the mole, but the melanoma causing it — and its subsequent removal might just have saved the woman’s life. In this new book, author Horowitz shows how canines, whose sense of smell is anywhere between 10,000 and 100,000 times more acute than...
  • CANINE OLYMPICS: NATIONAL PATROL DOG TRIALS IN GLOUCESTER TWP (NJ-free and open to the public)

    09/27/2016 4:19:03 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    ABC News via WPVI Philly ^ | 09/26/2016 | staff
    They're the sharpest, most talented police dogs in North America. More than 150 agile K9s are in Gloucester Township this week competing to be top dog in the US Police Canine Association's National Patrol Dog Trials. "What I like to equate it to is the canine Olympics. So you have the top dogs from all over the country coming in. They're not coming here unless they're really on their game," Patrolman Chris Gerace of the Gloucester Township Police Department said. Gerace's dog Arrow placed 11th in the country last year. They're hoping for the top 10 this time around. The...
  • After Hillary's 9/11 'stumble' she spent some time thinking with the dogs

    09/23/2016 5:30:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    What The Folly ^ | 9/15/16 | Hillary Clinton
    **SNIP** "Sitting at home was pretty much the last place I wanted to be." "But it turns out that having a few days to myself was actually a gift. I talked with some old friends. I spent time with our very sweet dogs. I did some thinking." "You know, the campaign trail doesn't really encourage reflection. And it's important to sit with your thoughts every now and then and that did help me reconnect with what this whole campaign is about."
  • French Bulldog Vocalizes 'Love' For His 'Mom' in Canada

    09/23/2016 2:40:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 23, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A French bulldog in Canada showed off an unusual trick -- using his voice to express "love" for his "mom." A video posted to YouTube by user Mr. Marcel shows Marcel the French bulldog firing off a series of vocalizations that sound like he's saying, "Mom, mom, I love you!" "When Mr. Marcel the French Bulldog is done with work he starts talking -- this time he confesses his love for his mom -- and you bet she came back!" the video's description reads. Samantha Clipperton, Marcel's "Momager" told CTV News Marcel's online popularity is turning into a profitable show...
  • Son of China's Richest Man Buys Eight iPhone 7s for His Dog

    09/23/2016 11:31:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    The 28-year-old only son of China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin who is worth £23 billion, has just set the internet on fire after he bought his dog, Coco – an Alaskan Malamute, eight iPhone 7 handsets. According to a Dailymail, pictures emerged on China’s social media showing the lucky canine posing next to a stack of eight boxes believed to contain a £800 phone in each which its eccentric owner, Wang Sicong, who was educated at Winchester College in UK bought for her. The new photos were uploaded by Wang Sicong who is already worth £430 million to the dog’s...
  • Should Cities Be Allowed to Ban Pit Bulls?

    09/23/2016 11:14:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 69 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/21/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit local governments from banning people from owning pit bulls. Senate Bill 239, sponsored by Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township, has passed the Senate and is being considered in the House. According to the Detroit Free Press, 26 towns have enacted ordinances that restrict pit bulls and 14 outright ban them and other dog breeds. It’s true that pit bulls harm more people than any other type of dog. According to one report, they have killed a total of 233 people since 1982. That makes them about 40 percent more likely...
  • Dallas has a stray dog problem — about 9,000 of them. And some killed a woman

    09/20/2016 6:41:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 15, 2016 | Marisa Gerber
    A deep growl came from the other side of Shaniqua Roland’s front door. She was pregnant at the time and headed to a doctor’s appointment, but she knew she couldn’t leave the house. Not with the dogs back.
  • Their Masters' Voices: Dogs Understand Tone And Meaning Of Words

    08/30/2016 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug. 30. 2016 | Nell Greenfieldboyce
    When you praise a dog, it's listening not just to the words you say but also how you say them. That might not be huge news to dog owners. But now scientists have explored this phenomenon by using an imaging machine to peek inside the brains of 13 dogs as they listened to their trainer's voice. The reward pathway in the dogs' brains lit up when they heard both praising words and an approving intonation — but not when they heard random words spoken in a praising tone or praise words spoken in a flat tone, according to a report...
  • Dogs understand both vocabulary and intonation of human speech

    08/30/2016 5:17:09 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 69 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/29/2016 | American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Dogs have the ability to distinguish vocabulary words and the intonation of human speech through brain regions similar to those that humans use, a new study reports. Attila Andics et al. note that vocabulary learning "does not appear to be a uniquely human capacity that follows from the emergence of language, but rather a more ancient function that can be exploited to link arbitrary sound sequences to meanings." Words are the basic building blocks of human languages, but they are hardly ever found in nonhuman vocal communications. Intonation is another way that information is conveyed through speech, where, for example,...
  • A Dog's Purpose

    08/29/2016 8:50:03 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 16 replies
    Y'uu T'uube ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | Movieclips Trailers
    Starring: Britt Robertson, Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid A Dog's Purpose Official Trailer 1 (2017) - Dennis Quaid Movie
  • Dogs prefer belly rubs over treats

    08/29/2016 3:37:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    AOL News Lifestyle ^ | August 16, 2016 | Sean Dowling, Buzz60
    When it comes to dogs, do you think they prefer a nice belly rub or a delicious treat? While the dog from the Beggin' Strips commercial is always thrilled about devouring his treat, chances are he actually would have preferred a nice pat on the head, according to new research. Scientists at Emory University wanted to see if dogs value human companionship more than food. This led them to conduct brain scans of 15 dogs while presenting objects paired with rewards. For example, after the dogs were shown a toy car, their owners would praise them....
  • After Bel Mooney revealed how her dog came to her after death:Can dead pets really come back. .

    08/26/2016 6:17:02 PM PDT · by fella · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 August 2016
    Do the animals we’ve loved and lost truly leave us? Earlier this week, Bel Mooney told of her grief at losing her dog, Bonnie, and how, at her lowest ebb, she felt Bonnie come back to her. In response, dozens of you responded with stories of signs from the after-life from dearly beloved pets . . . Eight years ago, I had a lovely black cat called Nevil. One afternoon a lady knocked on my door and told me she had run over my cat. For two weeks I was truly devastated. One night I could not sleep and went...
  • NATIONAL DOG DAY – August 26

    08/26/2016 5:33:22 PM PDT · by Donglalinger · 45 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | August 26 2016 | None
    It's National Dog Day, Let's see some pics of man's best friend
  • Leaflets Call For Brits To ‘Respect’ Muslims By Not Taking Their Dogs Out in Public

    08/25/2016 5:34:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | July 13, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Leaflets have reportedly been distributed in Manchester calling for a public ban on dogs, in order to keep the area pure for Muslims. But while some have claimed the leaflets are a hoax designed to stir up tensions, others are convinced the leaflets are being created by fundamentalist Muslims. Residents in Manchester have taken to social media to report that they have received leaflets through their letterboxes calling on them to “have respect for us and our children” by not taking dogs out in public. “This area is home to a large Muslim community,” the leaflet advises, before explaining that...
  • Witnesses say Jacksonville dog attack victim was dismembered

    08/24/2016 1:36:53 PM PDT · by plain talk · 45 replies
    WFTV9 ABC ^ | August 23, 2016 | Lorena Incian
    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has identified a man killed in a dog attack as 83-year-old Michael Downing. Downing was killed by his neighbor's dogs at about 4 p.m. Friday, officials said. The hole in the fence where witnesses said the dogs came through is now boarded up. Witnesses Mackenzie Partin and Eddie Edwards said Downing’s body may have been dragged into the dog’s yard because they saw his body on the other side of the fence. The Franklin Arms apartment community is mourning the loss of Downing, whom they described as a helpful neighbor and happy man. “He always had...
  • Las Vegas: Friend's pit bull fatally mauls boy

    08/19/2016 4:33:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    KOLO ^ | Aug 18, 2016
    Police in Las Vegas say a dog that fatally mauled a 9-year-old boy was a family pet at a house the boy was visiting. ... Police Officer Jesse Roybal said .. animal control officers took custody of the dog, which was described as a pit bull.
  • Black lab whose fur is slowly turning white gets Photoshop battle

    08/02/2016 9:23:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 1, 2016 | Jonathan Keshishoglou
    If your dog looks like they're wearing a superhero mask, there's always someplace on the Internet more than happy to make them one. Reddit user eRadthorpe posted this photo of a 14-year-old dog (which is really just an old puppy) who has vitiligo, a condition where the skin loses its pigment. And in this case, the fur. Specifically, they posted the photo to the Photoshop Battles subreddit, which meant everyone was ready to give the dog their own.
  • K9 handler says nasty encounter with Hillary led him to never vote for her

    08/02/2016 6:28:41 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 76 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 8/2/2016 | Kyle Olson
    Hillary Clinton’s icy demeanor with Secret Service agents and police officers is well documented. But with members of the military protecting her overseas? Former military K9 handler Eric Bonner says an encounter with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led him to never support her for president. “It has nothing to do with her views,” Bonner posted on Facebook. “It really doesn’t even matter about all the laws she broke. “It’s because She actually talked to me once. Almost a sentence,” he wrote.
  • Police Continue to Search for Owner of Pit Bull Who Attacked 6-Year-Old Boy in Antioch

    07/27/2016 9:43:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/27/16 | Elyce Kirchner
    Police said the dog is dangerous and still on the looseThe search continues for the owner of a pit bull who attacked a 6-year-old boy in Antioch earlier this month. Police said the dog is dangerous and still on the loose. The July 14 attack occurred in the Antioch Marina. Police said a woman and her grandson were walking in the area when out of nowhere the dog attacked the child. "The grandmother fought the dog off," said Acting Lt. Tarra Nissen with the Antioch Police Department. The dog left several wounds to the boy's groin and upper legs. The...
  • Bryan Lewis "I Think My Dog's A Democrat"

    07/24/2016 12:52:29 PM PDT · by demkicker · 32 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 8, 2016 | Bryan Lewis
    Well, I think my dog's a democrat and it breaks my heart to say - to think an ugly thing like that, but there's a big old pile of evidence that points to the fact that my dog might be a democrat....
  • Muslims DEMAND Locals Don’t Walk Dogs In Public – Violation Of Sharia And “DISRESPECTS” Them

    07/16/2016 12:25:41 PM PDT · by EBH · 138 replies
    US Herald ^ | 7/14/16 | Mike Honcho
    In Manchester, pamphlets have been distribute by a group called Public Purity have demanded that Brits do not take their dogs out in public as dogs are considered impure in the Islamic faith. The groups message is that British citizens must do certain things that may be considered uncomfortable in order to make its Muslim citizens feel more at home. Why exactly this type of whiny, ultimatum inducing behavior would make citizens of a non-Islamic nation care how its Muslim residents feel is unclear. What is clear, however, is that this type of intrusive behavior from Muslim immigrants helps to...
  • Dogs Are A Great Source Of Comfort After A Tragedy — Here's Why

    07/04/2016 4:47:27 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    BI ^ | 7-4-2016 | Simone M. Scully
    Simone ScullyJuly 4, 2016On the Monday after the Orlando mass shooting, 12 specially trained golden retrievers arrived in Florida to do what they do best: provide comfort. The dogs are part of the K-9 Comfort Dog Team, a program run by the Lutheran Church Charities that now has 130 dogs in 23 states across the country. The dogs — all golden retrievers — deploy as part of the organization's disaster response team. Each dog was picked as a puppy because of its calm demeanor, and each one was trained to be gentle, comforting, and affectionate. They all do this without...
  • Dog Mistakenly Euthanized Likely Due to Clerical Error

    06/30/2016 7:22:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Elyce Kirchner
    Four-year-old Barbie wasn't the only dog to be put down. Another dog named Tommy was also euthanized on the same day.Contra Costa County Animal Services is investigating why two dogs were mistakenly euthanized after local rescue groups proposed saving at least one, a department spokesman said Thursday. A 4-year-old pit bull named Barbie should have been taken off the Martinez-based animal department's list of animals slated to be euthanized on June 18 but wasn't for still-undetermined reasons, spokesman Steve Burdo said. "Everyone here is heartbroken about it," Burdo said. "We're going to take this opportunity to learn and improve our...
  • s this the world's cutest dog? Adorable Pumi is officially recognised as a new breed

    06/28/2016 1:41:18 PM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 28, 2016 | Stephen Matthews
    With coats of corkscrew curls and ears that flop at the tips, the latest recognised breed of dog could well be the cutest. Breeders have been working tirelessly in the US over the past two decades in a quest to get the pumi officially noticed – and their hard work paid off. To become officially recognised by the American Kennel Club (AKC), the fluffy canine had to meet a population quota among a host of other criteria.
  • Dogs Can Sniff Out Diabetes in People, Now We Know How

    06/28/2016 12:27:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Nature World News ^ | Jun 28, 2016 | John Rosca
    Dogs have the ability to sense when a human with Type I diabetes suffers a low blood sugar episode, and scientists have discovered how they are able to do this. When a diabetic is experiencing a drop in blood sugar levels, this produces a chemical that dogs are able to smell. This can alert a dog to the onset of hypoglycemia. Many families with diabetic children have begun taking in medical alert service dogs to help monitor their children's symptoms. Speaking to the Toronto Sun, an Alliston, Ontario family discussed the benefits of having Amy, a Diabetic Alert Dog, to...
  • Canine Companion Saves Man From Charging Moose

    06/28/2016 11:00:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KTUU ^ | Jun 27, 2016 | Caslon Hatch
    Every dog has its day. For Terry Kasper’s mixed lab, Ella, that day came early one May morning. “I thought my dog had an upset stomach, so about two in the morning I took her outside,” said Kasper outside his South Anchorage home Thursday afternoon. Terry said it was last month, two days after Mother’s Day, when he took Ella out for a routine walk down Dailey Drive. “All of a sudden, you hear the crashing right beside the house near the trees and there she is, full speed,” said Kasper. Kasper came face to face with Alaska wildlife right...
  • Iran authorities confiscate dogs in crackdown on 'vulgar Western culture'

    06/26/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 28 replies
    The Jounral ^ | June 25, 2016
    DOG LOVERS IN central Iran are in uproar after authorities began confiscating their pets in an apparent crackdown on the “vulgar Western culture” of canine ownership, Iranian media reported today. One unnamed dog owner in Shahin Shahr in Isfahan province told Iran’s Shahrvand newspaper that officials had shown up suddenly at his house last week. “We were shown a piece of paper indicating they were from the municipal veterinary office. They came in and took away our dogs under the pretext of vaccination,” he said. The owner was told he could recover the dog after its vaccination, but when he...
  • Sweepee Rambo Sweeps World's Ugliest Dog Competition

    06/25/2016 10:22:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 6/25
    Second place came with a $200 prize, which was given to Josie, a pup whose nails were painted bright blueSixteen unseemly pooches vied for the surprisingly coveted title of World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair contest Friday. Judges, including TV personality Bob Lacey and broadcaster Sheri Lynch, crowned 17-year-old SweePee Rambo — with a tiny blonde mohawk, claw-like legs and one eye twice as large as the other — the winner. Hundreds of people at the competition cheered on the blind Chinese Crested Chihuahua mix, as his owner, Jason Wurtz, burst into tears and shook a homemade sign that...
  • Horrifying Massacre Of Dozens of U.S. K9 Trained Bomb-sniffing Dogs Massacred By Muslims In Kuwait

    06/25/2016 10:35:38 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 40 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    St. Francis once said: “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” This is the case every time. When someone is cruel to animals, they are cruel to human beings. In fact, Christianity is the best for the care of animals. Dozens of American-trained dogs were killed by a Kuwaiti-based company last week, according to multiple reports, though there are conflicting explanations for the deaths. While several news agencies reported the story, they fail to also report that...
  • Dozens of bomb-sniffing German Shepherd Dogs killed in Kuwait

    06/24/2016 6:12:37 AM PDT · by Gennie · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 23, 2016 4:26 PM | Kate Irby
    Dozens of American-trained dogs were killed by a Kuwaiti-based company last week, according to multiple reports, though there are conflicting explanations for the deaths. An Instagram post by the Kuwait Animal Rescue Unit showed the dogs’ bodies piled on top of each other in a narrow hallway and called the action by Eastern Securities of Kuwait a “horrifying animal abuse/massacre.” “Due to their contract being revoked, they slaughtered 24 of their US K9 dogs whom were trained by USK9 dog training facility which is located in Louisiana, USA,” the post reads. “This security company is an American company which worked...
  • Vanity...Prayers for my dog Fredd.

    06/23/2016 10:13:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 6/23/16 | Coldone
    My dog Fredd was mauled by 6 hog hunting dogs earlier today. The mobile vet was only a hour away and took him right away. 8 stiches. 7 wounds. I was bitten too. I am fine. He is resting now on his bed. The dogs were not supposed to be out of the pens. I will post more info later. I thank goodness people were around when it happened....Pulled the dogs off of him. would have killed him if no one else around.