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  • Roasted Pig Head Sniffed Out By Customs Beagle At Airport

    10/17/2018 9:09:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    cbs2la ^ | October 17, 2018 at 7:02 am
    Hardy is a highly-trained U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Detector dog and he sniffed out the roasted pig’s head in the luggage of a passenger traveling from Ecuador at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Oct. 11. [P]ork and pork products from other continents are not allowed into the United States in an effort to avoid introducing foot and mouth disease, classical swine fever and other animal diseases. CBP Area Port Director Carey Davis hailed Hardy’s work as illustrating “the tremendous expertise of our four-legged K-9 partners in protecting the United States.” Hardy has worked at Atlanta’s airport since 2015,...
  • Dog hide tax starting to bite for North Koreans

    10/05/2018 3:11:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 5, 2018 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has ordered its citizens to donate dog hides to the regime as part of celebrations marking the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea on October 10. The government collects dog hides ahead of the anniversary each year “to raise funds for the party”, the dissident Daily NK website reported, but this year the authorities have raised the amount of money that families who do not keep dogs are required to pay instead. “Although the party is asking for dog hides, there are not many houses that have the luxury of raising a dog...
  • Dear dogs & cats letter

    10/04/2018 2:05:55 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 17 replies
    Email ^ | 12/17/2009 | Unknown
    Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest. The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run. I cannot buy anything bigger than a king...
  • Study finds the intelligence of man’s best friend is matched by several species including cats [tr]

    10/01/2018 7:03:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2018 | Phoebe Weston
    If you think your dog is smart you're barking up the wrong tree, according to a new study. Scientists have found the intelligence of man’s best friend is matched by several species including cats and donkeys. They identified several cases of 'over interpretation' with owners often thinking their dog was much smarter than it really was.
  • Peace pups: North Korea gives two dogs to South Korea

    09/30/2018 9:01:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | James Griffiths,
    Last week Pyongyang sent two rare Pungsans, Korean hunting dogs, to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, as a token of the growing friendship between the two countries. Named Songgang and Gomi, the dogs were transferred via the truce village at Panmunjom on the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the Koreas on September 27, along with three kilos (6.6 lb) of food to help them adapt to their new home. According to the Blue House, Kim and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, suggested the gift to Moon at a dinner in Pyongyang during the South Korean leader's historic trip to North Korea...
  • Golden retriever puppy locked out of house rings doorbell to get back inside

    09/28/2018 8:43:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 28, 2018 | Michelle Gant
    A three-month-old golden retriever pup named Marshall got locked out of his home in Spokane, Wash. Sept. 25, ABC 7 News reports. So he did what anyone would do: ring the doorbell. Marshall’s dad, Greg Basel, shared video of the good boy, which shows him using his cute little snout to push the button so he could come back inside.
  • Adorable police puppies in pouches steal the show at Chilean military parade

    09/21/2018 10:30:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | September 20, 2018
    A troop of golden retriever puppies stole the show when they took part in Chile's annual military parade. The fluffy young dogs snuggled, tongues lolling, in neon green pouches worn across the chests of a row of marching police trainers. The puppy section was followed by a line of uniformed men walking adult golden retrievers and labradors, which all wore little boots. The dogs belong to the Canine Unit of the Carabineros de Chile, the country's national police force.
  • Husky goes on ‘killing spree’ that leaves nearly 30 animals dead; owner facing charges

    09/19/2018 2:09:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 103 replies
    WGN ^ | May 31, 2018
    TOOELE, Utah — The owner of a female husky faces a slew of charges after the dog allegedly killed more than two dozen animals in the backyards of at least two Utah homes in just a couple of hours, according to KSTU. Police caught the culprit – a 4-year old husky – and now her owner is facing nearly 30 misdemeanor charges. One of the Tooele residents who lost several animals, Trip Kiss, runs a petting zoo with his wife to teach animal husbandry to children with disabilities. Chickens, ducks, peacocks, a turkey and a tortoise, are just a few...
  • Meet the other empty nesters. They’re dogs and they miss the kids, too

    09/13/2018 10:31:44 PM PDT · by thecodont · 18 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 10, 2018 | By Beth Teitell, Globe Staff
    In Sudbury, an older Labradoodle named Reuben has been dragging himself up three flights of stairs and plopping himself in front of Kerani Verma’s room — vacant since she left for the University of Delaware — and just waiting. Gracie, a Newton goldendoodle, has put herself on a hunger strike since sisters Rachel and Emma Brown left for post-grad life and Tufts. She spends her nights snoozing near their empty beds. As for Wyatt, a yellow Lab in West Roxbury, he’s been sitting at the base of the staircase, listening for the command he’s been hearing for years — “Go...
  • Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill

    09/13/2018 4:59:06 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 77 replies
    WFMY News ^ | 9/13/2018 | Erin Kelly
    Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/nation-now/eating-dogs-and-cats-banned-in-us-in-house-passed-bill/465-040343ab-080f-46e2-8274-9cc075d3a8b8 Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill Eating dogs and cats banned in House-passed bill NATION-NOW Author:Erin Kelly Updated:1:59 PM EDT September 13, 2018 WASHINGTON – The House has passed legislation that would outlaw the slaughter of dogs and cats for food – a practice that, although rare, is still legal in 44 states. The bipartisan bill by Florida Reps. Vern Buchanan, a Republican; and Alcee Hastings, a Democrat; would amend the federal Animal Welfare Act to ban the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption in...
  • Ohio officer forced to shoot K9 partner during attack

    09/02/2018 8:36:45 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.02.18 | Robert Gearty
    An Ohio officer shot his police dog after it attacked him, leaving him with serious bite wounds, the Columbus Police Department said. Officer Brian Carter underwent surgery at a hospital and K9 Benzi, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, was humanely euthanized. Carter was correcting Benzi’s behavior through verbal commands at the department’s K9 office Saturday morning when the dog suddenly turned on him, a Columbus Police spokesperson said in a news release.
  • Two ‘Non-Aggressive’ Search-and-Rescue Dogs ‘Destroyed’ By Illegal Aliens In Texas, Sheriff Says

    09/02/2018 3:19:07 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | September 2, 2018 | Staff
    ROCKPORT, Texas — On Saturday, in an area just north of Holiday Beach in Aransas County, ‘two highly valued canines were destroyed’ by suspects believed to be in the country illegally, a Texas Sheriff says. The two tracking dogs were a part of a kennel belonging to Joe Bramen from Refugio County that have in the past been instrumental in locating individuals with Dementia and Alzheimer’s that wondered away from their homes. The dogs were deployed to assist Aransas and Refugio County Deputies, DPS Troopers and a large contingent of Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens who had responded to...
  • Mom Investigated Because Her Daughter Was Walking Her Dog

    08/25/2018 10:47:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/25/2018 | By KATHERINE TIMPF
    A woman from Wilmette, Ill., found herself under investigation because her eight-year-old daughter was spotted walking her dog around the block by herself. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, the police showed up at Corey Widen’s door after an anonymous caller contacted them to report that the girl had been walking alone. Although no charges were filed, Widen was investigated by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services over concerns that the walk meant that her daughter might be being neglected. “For something like this to happen to me, there’s something really wrong,” Widen said. “The funny...
  • Ohio woman killed by her dog while having a seizure

    08/24/2018 7:08:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 46 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 24, 2018
    CINCINNATI, Ohio - An Ohio neighborhood is in shock after a woman was killed by her own dog. Neighbors say her 4-year-old son ran out of the house Wednesday to get help for his mother, who was having a seizure. When first responders arrived they found the unresponsive woman being attacked by her mixed breed dog. Police were called in to assist, and when they tried to enter the home, the dog charged. Officers shot and killed the dog. The coroner's report said the woman was killed by the dog attack. Officers said one of the bullets shot at the...
  • Pit bull stops armed robbery after victim’s friends turn dog loose on suspect

    08/22/2018 10:04:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies
    wqad ^ | 08/20/2018
    CHICAGO — A pit bull went after and helped capture a suspected armed robber in Chicago last week, authorities say. Prosecutors said Marshon Hannah, 18, pulled a gun on a man in a gated property on the 4900 block of South Marshfield Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood last Friday. According to the Chicago Tribune, Hannah displayed a .38-caliber Colt revolver and made the victim turn over his belongings and a set of keys. Friends of the homeowner said they saw what happened and turned a pit bull loose on Hannah. They said Hannah tried to shoot the...
  • Pit bull victims sue the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society

    08/22/2018 5:03:16 AM PDT · by Norski · 18 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | August 21, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    First shelter to pay out for a fatal dog attack is sued again FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida––Thirty years after becoming the first animal shelter known to have been sued successfully for liability in a fatal dog attack, the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, has been sued again, this time for alleged failure to prevent the March 25, 2017 disfiguring mauling of Zoey Green, then age 5, by a neighbor’s pit bull. The lawsuit seeks “damages in excess of $1 million against the defendants,” identified as the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society itself and animal control officer Kevin...
  • Dogs attack 79-year-old woman in Cartersville

    08/16/2018 9:59:13 PM PDT · by Norski · 49 replies
    Fox5Atlanta ^ | August 14, 2018 | Alexa Liacko
    Posted: Aug 14 2018 09:35PM EDT Video Posted: Aug 14 2018 10:53PM EDT Updated: Aug 15 2018 08:27PM EDT CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Neighbors are on edge in Cartersville after they say three dogs attacked a 79-year-old woman. The neighbors tell FOX 5 the woman was outside her home in her front yard when the three pit bull mix dogs approached her and began biting her. The woman fell and suffered a fractured spine in addition to the bite marks. I She is now at the hospital in Cartersville recovering. Neighbors say these dogs have gotten out before and have harassed...
  • Meet Dallas, the pit bull saved from a Canadian dogfighting ring to get K-9 training

    08/16/2018 10:09:04 PM PDT · by Norski · 23 replies
    MetroUSA ^ | august 13, 2018 | Sam Newhouse
    'Ontario 21' pit bull saved from fighting will get training for K-9 work in Philly area with the Throw Away Dogs Project. By Sam Newhouse Dallas, a pit bull rescued from an Ontario dog-fighting ring, was facing euthanasia but now is entering training as a K-9. A pit bull who has led a precarious life for years – discovered in a massive Canadian dogfighting ring, scheduled for execution by animal welfare authorities and then freed by court order – is now on the way to a very unexpected second act: K-9 police dog training in the Philly area through the...
  • Woman killed by neighborhood dogs [Guess]

    08/13/2018 1:25:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    www.montgomeryherald.com ^ | Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 11:47 am | Updated: 11:48 am, Fri Aug 10, 2018. | Staff
    Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins released this statement Friday, August 10. On Thursday, August 9, 2018, a resident of a Lake Tillery development on the western side of Montgomery County went missing while taking her daily walk. After several hours the 66 year old female did not return home. Her husband called neighbors and friends who searched the area. They were unable to locate her and call 911. Sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue were sent to the scene. Within hours she was discovered deceased on the side of an unused road within the development. An investigation was conducted with...
  • Pit bull shot and killed after allegedly biting Suffolk woman

    08/11/2018 11:29:08 PM PDT · by familyop · 41 replies
    WTKR.com news, Tribune Broadcasting ^ | August 8, 2018 | Nick Boykin
    SUFFOLK, Va. — A man allegedly shot a pit bull while trying to help a woman who was attacked by the dog Wednesday around 12 p.m. The woman was in the 100 block of Chestnut Street when the dog reportedly latched onto her hand and would not let go. This is when the man, in an attempt to help the woman, shot the pit bull killing it, according to Suffolk Police. The woman was able to drive to the hospital for treatment. She has already been released from medical care. Police tell News 3 the incident remains under investigation.