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  • Man Falls From Cliff, Dies While Trying to Rescue Dog in Daly City

    02/20/2018 10:04:03 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    AABC7 ^ | Monday, February 19, 2018 | Laura vAnthony
    It was an idyllic but cold holiday morning near Daly City's Thornton Beach, the kind of morning that draws families and dog walkers to the coast. But just after 11:30 a.m., one man's attempt to save his dog cost him his life. The National Park Service confirms the 67-year-old man was trying to get to his stranded dog, which had made its way part way down a cliff, just west of Skyline Drive. But then he slipped and fell as many as 500 feet to his death. Firefighters had to race to beat the high tide to get to the...
  • A Laudation of Rocky

    02/18/2018 6:39:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 18, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    You never know how you will be affected by someone who enters your life. Especially someone who is mature and has a defined way of being. Even though we only had a short time together, losing Rocky has a left a major hole in my life. You, as my reader, met Rocky when I wrote about the loss of my best friend, Cookie. Rocky had just arrived in our house. He was being given away by a family who only had him for a short while after getting him from their friends where he had been since he was a...

    02/16/2018 5:23:35 AM PST · by csvset · 47 replies
    NY1 ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | Sarah Wolfgram
    NATIONWIDE — The FDA says it’s launching an investigation after a euthanasia drug was found in cans of dog food. Washington, D.C. TV station WJLA partnered with the lab Ellipse Analytics to test multiple brands of wet dog food for the drug used to assist death in vet clinics, pentobarbital. In total, they tested 62 samples of more than two-dozen brands. One brand, Gravy Train, repeatedly came back positive for pentobarbital, according to the station. Out of the 15 cans tested, nine tested positive — or 60 percent. Gravy Train, made by Big Heart Pet Foods, is owned by Smucker’s....
  • A Westminster wow: Bichon frise becomes America's top dog

    02/14/2018 2:01:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    AP ^ | February 14, 2018 | Staff
    Flynn the bichon frise won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, a choice that seemed to surprise almost everyone in the crowd at Madison Square Garden. Fans who had been loudly shouting for their favorites fell into stunned silence when judge Betty-Anne Stenmark announced her decision.
  • Sneaky cat breaks two misbehaving dogs out of pet carrier before patting them [tr]

    02/10/2018 3:40:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2018 | Dianne Apen-Sadler
    This is the adorable moment a sneaky cat broke two misbehaving dogs out of a pet carrier their owner placed them in for acting up. In the clip Tuxedo the cat wrestles with the door, pulling it sideways to create a slight gap as the camera zooms in on his antics. The opening proves too small for the two pooches trapped inside, so the black and white cat pulls the entire door off, finally releasing the canine inmates.
  • Hero Labrador Sniffs Out Survivor in Taiwan Quake Wreckage

    02/09/2018 10:27:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | FEB 9, 2018,
    A rookie golden labrador on his first ever mission has won praise for helping Taiwanese search and rescue workers find two people trapped in a severely damaged building following a deadly earthquake. Four-year-old Tie Hsiung, whose name translates to "Iron Hero", braved dangerous aftershocks on his first field test to search for survivors after a 6.4-magnitude quake struck the popular eastern tourist city of Hualien on Tuesday, killing 10 people. Thanks to the determined dog, one person trapped for 15 hours was finally located relatively unscathed and pulled from the wreckage of the precariously leaning Marshal Hotel. "The terrain was...
  • Glass ceiling for dogs? Males win Westminster almost twice as often

    02/09/2018 6:50:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 9, 2018 | Stephanie Kelly
    After the German shepherd Rumor won the top prize at last year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, she had her first litter of puppies and retired from competition, like many female show dogs. By contrast, most top male show dogs can keep competing for years, and it is no coincidence that they also win "Best in Show" in the prestigious annual competition far more often than females, breeders and handlers said as they prepared for this year's show, which opens Monday, Feb. 12 in New York.
  • Pyeongchang restaurants still serving dog meat during Olympics

    02/08/2018 1:15:01 PM PST · by cq · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/8/17 | Michelle Gant
    Despite orders from the government, nearly all restaurants serving dog meat in South Korea’s Pyeongchang County, where the Winter Olympics are being held starting Friday, will continue to sell the controversial dish. Of the 12 restaurants serving dog meat dishes in the area, only two have complied with local authorities, who offered them subsidies in exchange for taking the item off the menu during the games, Channel News Asia reports.
  • Michigan Approves $360 in Weekly Unemployment to a German Shepherd

    02/05/2018 8:20:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 2, 2018 | Amber Randall
    A Michigan dog owner was surprised to find out that the state approved his German shepherd for weekly unemployment benefits. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency sent a letter to lawyer Michael Haddock saying that a Michael Ryder was approved to receive $360 a week in unemployment, reports ABC News. The only problem is that Ryder is Haddock’s German shepherd. The letter claimed that Michael Ryder worked at a restaurant chain in Detroit, Michigan. “I’m not sure what he’s going to do with the money,” Haddock said.
  • Russia Promises to Stop Killing Stray Dogs Before World Cup 2018

    02/02/2018 2:49:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Care2 ^ | February 1, 2018 | Laura Goldman
    As a way of “cleaning up” Sochi, Russia, prior to the Winter Olympics in 2014, city officials hired a pest control firm to kill thousands of stray dogs. Many of those dogs were former pets abandoned when their families’ houses were demolished prior to the construction of Olympics venues. The families were moved to apartments where their dogs were unwelcome. People around the world, as well as the world’s greatest athletes, were outraged. Some, like silver-medalist skier Gus Kenworthy, adopted doomed dogs to spare their lives. Humane Society International worked with local rescue groups to transport many of the dogs...
  • Russia is ‘preparing to slaughter stray dogs en masse before World Cup 2018’

    02/02/2018 12:21:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Wednesday 24 Jan 2018 | Ashitha Nagesh
    Animal rights campaigners in Russia are fighting to save the dogs (Picture: East2West) Russian animal rights campaigners are warning that stray dogs will be slaughtered en masse ahead of this summer’s World Cup. Deals worth £1.4 million have been signed in host cities for killer dogs to be deployed, according to Ekaterina Dmitrieva, director of the City Animal Protection Foundation. Judge commends hero Imam who defended Finsbury Park Mosque attacker from the crowd Dmitrieva’s claims go against the official line that dogs are going to be rehoused in temporary accommodation for the duration of the Cup. Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly...
  • Bill applies felony charge to owners of dogs that maim or kill

    01/31/2018 5:03:11 PM PST · by boycott · 26 replies ^ | 1-31-2018 | Mike Carson
    Legislation moving through the Alabama State House would make owners of dogs who injure or kill people subject to felony charges. The bill is named after Emily Colvin, who was attacked and killed by five dogs in front of her home in Section in Jackson County in December. Colvin was 24. Five members of Colvin's family were on hand today when House and Senate committees approved the bill, which is sponsored in the House by Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville. Ledbetter said the attack on Colvin happened a few miles from his home. Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro, is the Senate sponsor....
  • Video of Dogs Butchered at Indonesian Market Sparks Outrage

    01/24/2018 7:08:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Straits Times ^ | JAN 24, 2018
    Disturbing video footage of dogs being butchered and their hair burnt off with blowtorches at markets in Indonesia has prompted howls of protest from animal rights activists. Campaigners from the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia group are urging authorities to shut down the country's live animal markets, where they say thousands of dogs and cats are bludgeoned to death each week. Video filmed by the activists at markets in Tomohon and Langowan cities on Sulawesi island shows a stomach-churning array of burnt, mutilated animals - including monkeys, cats and bats - being sold openly.
  • Dog Escapes hHis Home in the Valleys and Catches a Train to Cardiff

    01/22/2018 1:38:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 JAN 2018
    Staffordshire bull terrier Clyde befriended some commuters along the way Enter your postcode to see news and information near you A dog who escaped from his Valleys home and caught a train to Cardiff has been reunited with his owners. Staffordshire bull terrier Clyde went missing from his home in Penpedairheol, near Ystrad Mynach , at 7am last Monday – marking the start of his 21-mile adventure. The four-year-old dog walked almost two miles to Hengoed railway station - where he managed to get on a train to Cardiff.Owner Joanne Davies, 43, said her son had let their dog...

    01/22/2018 8:19:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 11, 2018 | Tracy Lee
    Stray dogs are being killed across Russia’s cities that will host the 2018 World Cup this summer. "We have received many appeals from animal rights activists, and just caring citizens, saying mass shooting and euthanasia of stray animals is taking place in a number of World Cup-host cities," Vladimir Burmatov, head of the Russian lower house's environmental protection committee, told newspaper Parlamentskaya Gazeta.
  • Dog Flu Diagnosed in Many Dogs in South Bay

    Humans aren't the only ones suffering from the flu this year. Canine influenza, better known as "dog flu," has been diagnosed in a number of dogs in the South Bay recently, veterinarians said. United Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital in Campbell has seen about 70 dogs with symptoms and/or known exposure to the flu, according to Stephanie LaPlume, a veterinarian with the hospital. Other South Bay hospitals, including Los Gatos Dog & Cat Hospital, also report seeing dogs with flu. The virus can't be passed on to humans, but is highly contagious among dogs, a veterinarian said. Dog owners are...
  • Talented mother-of-two, 35, makes amazing cake replicas of domestic pets

    01/20/2018 7:59:43 AM PST · by mairdie · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 January 2018 | Dianne Apen-sadler
    These super cute animals are good enough to eat thanks to a talented mother-of-two who creates incredibly lifelike cake replicas of people's pets. Hannah Edwards, from London, uses photographs of her clients beloved pets to make the remarkable sponge sculptures which are entirely edible. The 35-year-old started baking as a way of making money after being made redundant while looking after her two young children and soon discovered her talent for realistic replicas. Hannah, who runs her own business called The Cake Illusionist, now also travels the world teaching cake sculpting.
  • Pet Translator: Scientist Developing Device To Convert Dog Barks Into English Language

    01/17/2018 5:11:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 99 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 15 January 2018 | Allan Adamson Tech Times Russian Army unveils secret weapon: puppie
    The idea of humans being able to talk to and understand animals may soon become a reality. A researcher is working on a device that may be used as a pet language translator in the future. Using artificial intelligence, scientists learn how to translate vocalizations and facial expressions of animals into something that humans can understand. Animal behavior expert Con Slobodchikoff is one of these researchers whose work may allow pets and their owners to effectively converse with each other using a pet translator in less than ten years. Slobodchikoff, from Northern Arizona University, has studied footage of dogs engaged...
  • The Crazy Story of Stuckie the Mummified Dog!

    01/16/2018 9:53:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/16/2018 | C Cocoles
    So the story goes, back in the 1960s down in Georgia, a hunting dog chased a raccoon up inside a hollow tree. The determined dog wouldn’t give up from chasing the coon farther up, so it eventually got stuck. Back to 1980 – Here's the excerpt from The Sportsmen Party Facebook page: In 1980 a "logger" found the dog after processing the log and donated it to a museum. The dog is a hunting type dog and around 4 years old. Apparently was in there for around 20 years. Scientists believe his fate was sealed when he chased something up...
  • ‘I Don’t Care About My Car!’ Says Man Reunited With His Dog Who Hitched A Ride During Theft

    01/13/2018 1:05:33 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 1/12/18 | cbsla
    CARSON (CBSLA) — A pet owner is probably telling his dog she’s an extra good girl Friday after a harrowing couple of days during which she went missing. “Man, I had a heart attack!” Daniel Ashimine told CBS2 News. “I don’t care about my car, I really love my dog!” Ashimine was reunited with Holly after she hitched a ride in his car, which was stolen as it was parked behind his restaurant Monday. “My wife and I started driving all over the place looking for the dog,” said Ashimine. “The last couple of nights I didn’t get any rest.”