Pets/Animals (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Long Beach (CA) Police Dog Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

    06/28/2016 2:05:24 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 37 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | CINDY VON QUEDNOW AND SARA WELCH
    A police dog died after an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach Tuesday morning, officials said. Long Beach police officers were in the 2800 block of East 15th Street about 9 a.m. investigating a man wanted in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon case. Police surrounded an apartment complex in the area and a shooting occurred, police spokeswoman Sgt. Cynthia Arrona said.
  • 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...
  • I Think My Dog's a Democrat

    06/24/2016 6:04:50 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5 May 2016 | Brian Lewis
    No thread. This is a YouTube video so folks can smile, just a little. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H3VLqLLWxbQ
  • Vanity...Prayers for my dog Fredd.

    06/23/2016 10:13:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 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.
  • Security company claims 24 working dogs culled for medical reasons (caution: graphic photo)

    06/22/2016 7:46:58 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 8 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Penny Eims
    Shocking photos of dead dogs sprawled on a floor sparked outrage over the weekend after they began circulating on social media. According to the Express U.K., the photos of the dead dogs accompanied news that the dogs had been killed in Kuwait after a securities contractor lost a contract. According to the Arab Times, a person who works for the securities company has dismissed claims that the dogs were killed out of revenge because of the lost contract and failure to pay workers their wages. The person, who provided information anonymously, declared that "falsehoods were being spread online." The individual...
  • Man facing animal abuse charges after dog dies (Sheriff Joe Arpaio)

    06/21/2016 7:47:18 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 6 replies
    Fox10Phoenix.com ^ | 6/21/2016 | Ty Brennan
    CHANDLER, Ariz. (KSAZ) - The heat has claimed several lives in the past few days. Five people died while exercising outside, and now a dog has fallen victim to the weather. MCSO deputies arrested a man on animal abuse charges after they found a dead dog on his property, four dogs suffering from heat sickness, and dozens of chickens in the heat. They say there was no water available to the animals.
  • Kartographer Vanity

    06/16/2016 7:02:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    Our hearts are aching as our dearest and sweetest four legged friend pasted away last night. Hope would have been 15 next month. She was grouchy in her old age, but there was a time the kids in the neighborhood thought of her like she was one of them and we actually had kids ring the door bell to see if Hope could come out to play. She is gone now, but her paw prints will remain tracked across our hears forever.
  • 100 Dogs Rescued From Deplorable Living Conditions in Detroit Home

    06/16/2016 6:18:06 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 8 replies
    Detroit Free Press ^ | June 16, 2016 | Heather Tooley
    Nearly 100 dogs were rescued from deplorable living conditions in a Detroit home on Tuesday. Tulsa World reports that a neighbor complained about the smell and noise coming from the house, which led authorities to investigate. In all, there were exactly 98 dogs and three cats removed from a house located in Cottrellville Township. A couple was believed to be breeding, showing, and rescuing dogs, according to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon. Most of the animals consisted of Norwegian Buhunds, Norrbottenspets and Norwegian Spets mixes. Deputies found them covered in feces and urine. The good news is they were...
  • Market This Week - June 16: Natural Pet Wellness

    06/15/2016 1:13:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Diane Jones
    The Sierra Vista Farmers Market has homemade, natural products for humans, but we also realize your pet is a very important part of your life and deserves the best. Don’t miss the special presentation about Natural Pet Wellness at noon this Thursday. Market vendor Zia Bischoff, who has over 40 years of experience working with animals, will discuss topics including natural wellness remedies, healing salves, and nutritional supplements for older dogs. She’ll explain the latest research on natural pet products, what’s in them, and why they are effective. Handouts about pet wellness will be available as well as an ice...
  • Government Bullies Demand Access to Man’s Land For Absurd Reason, His Reply Letter Is EPIC

    06/12/2016 9:57:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Matthew Johansen
    If you own something — a business, a home, a car, land, really anything — liberals don’t believe that’s really yours. You’re just allowed to have that because the government lets you! We saw this recently when the state of Oregon asked residents for access to their land to conduct a survey. One of the homeowners’ responses was so epic that it stopped them in their tracks, though — and will hopefully inspire others to do the same. “(Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) staff will be conducting surveys for foothill yellow-legged frogs and other amphibians over the next few...
  • A horse named Charlie becomes a casualty of the fire

    06/12/2016 6:22:04 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    HEREFORD – When the Monument Fire blazed through a pasture in Hereford where 24 horses were grazing, one of them - a horse named Charlie - was severely burned. Described as a tough little ranch horse, Charlie was under the care of Horse’n Around Rescue Ranch and one of several horses being moved out of the fire’s path when it first started on June 12. “Charlie was the only horse in our herd that panicked ran into the fire instead of away from it,” lamented Steve Boice, co-founder of Horse’n Around, a nonprofit equine rescue organization headquartered out of Single...
  • Last surviving FEMA Search & Rescue Canine from 9/11 passes quietly

    06/06/2016 7:54:59 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 25 replies
    KBTX.com ^ | 6/6/2016 | TEEX Press Release
    COLLEGE STATION, TX - Sixteen-year-old Bretagne (pronounced Brit-nee), the last known FEMA Search & Rescue Canine who served at Ground Zero, has died peacefully in Cypress, Texas. She was a remarkable canine partner who deployed with her handler Denise Corliss and other members of Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) to the site of the World Trade Center for 10 days in 2001. A Golden Retriever, Bretagne was 2 years old and newly certified as a FEMA Search and Rescue canine when she deployed with the Texas urban search and rescue team to the worst terrorism incident in U.S. history.
  • Bing, the dog of war who parachuted into France to become a D-Day hero

    06/06/2016 7:37:50 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 24 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | Paul Harris
    He must have looked a fearsome sight as he parachuted into the heart of occupied Europe. His keen eyes scoured the battlefield for enemy troops and he was poised to hit the ground running. It might not have been quite what the Germans were expecting from Britain's D-Day invasion force – but Bing the para-dog played a vital role in liberating France.
  • Decorated Retired Police K9 Found Neglected and Starving

    06/03/2016 4:15:06 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 25 replies
    LawOfficer.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | none
    North Carolina police are investigating a case of abuse for a former police K9, who was left starving in a backyard, chained to a fence. According to Tilted Acres Rescue & Adoption, the dog whose name is Hope, was so emaciated and malnourished, that she ranked 1 on a body mass index of 1 to 9. This made her case the worst incident of abuse the shelter has ever seen.
  • Black Lives Matter Says Cincinnati Gorilla Shooting Racist! Hilarious Phone Call!

    06/01/2016 7:45:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    MrMadness Sotomayor ^ | May 31, 2016 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Black Lives Matter Says Cincinnati Gorilla Shooting Racist! Hilarious Phone Call! Tommy Sotomayor commentary on Gorilla...warning language. video only on link
  • Jack Hanna: I’d bet my life that gorilla would have killed the child had zookeepers not stopped it

    05/31/2016 5:16:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allahpundit
    (TWEETS-AT-LINK) “But no moment came.” Right. There’s a reason for that. If you can’t spare the time to watch the whole clip, skip to 3:20 below and watch from there until around 10:00. Hanna starts by talking about another gorilla-meets-child incident that’s being revisited today, an encounter in 1996 in which a three-year-old fell into the gorilla pen at a Chicago zoo — and was rescued by a female gorilla, who handed the child over to zookeepers. If that gorilla didn’t hurt that child, critics are wondering, why didn’t Harambe get the benefit of the doubt this week by Cincinnati’s...
  • Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring

    05/28/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Top Dog Tips.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Diana Beth Miller
    You Need to See This Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring By Diana Beth Miller - May 23, 2016 Dog fighting has been around for decades. We once may have thought of this practice as one of those faraway, unmentionable “sports” that takes place in the dark recesses of abandoned buildings with less-than-stellar characters at the helm. But, when news broke of an American football quarterback, Michael Vick’s, horrendous practice of dog fighting within the confines of his “luxury” home and property, people were not only shocked and stunned, but also extremely angry that this high-profile...
  • WI: Record Rat Hunt in Wisconsin in 1957

    05/27/2016 10:38:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of rattus norvegicus from youtube A close friend and mentor revealed details of a world record rat hunt that he accomplished in 1957.  It was casually mentioned, but as I showed interest, the details were clear and extraordinary.  In the 1950's, dumps were unregulated in Wisconsin.  It wasn't until the 1970's that sanitary regulations and increased affluence led to the end of dumps as breeding grounds for rats and other vermin.  Hunting rats at dumps was a common pastime.  I shot rats at dumps into the early 1970's. It helped keep the rat population down and increased hunting and...
  • Orange County CA Alert: Defeat a liberal candidate for Superior Court Judge

    05/21/2016 5:32:36 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 6 replies
    none ^ | 5/21/2016 | self
    Orange County (CA) voters: help defeat Andrew Stein, a liberal candidate for Superior Court Judge. From his FB page: "I am a Democrat, raised in a family of working people and union members. I am a liberal, in that I believe that drug addiction and drug addicts need rehabilitation, as opposed to being warehoused in a cell." What Stein does do not mention (and deletes comments about it) is that he defended a animal abuser in 2011. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/dog-312079-stein-nizato.html If you can, please post comments on his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewMSteinforsuperiorcourt2016/
  • German Shepherd, 'Freeway Frida,' Stuck on NorCal Freeway Highway Median (Rescued)

    05/20/2016 5:24:25 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 80 replies
    abc7news.com | 5/20/2016 | none
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A German shepherd fell out her owner's truck and stayed five weeks on the highway median near Sacramento for the owner to return. Officers received calls every day about the animal, but they weren't able to find her for over a month. Last Saturday, authorities were finally able catch the dog, who has since been nicknamed "Freeway Frida."
  • Beloved Anaheim Police K-9 Bruno Dies

    05/18/2016 8:56:36 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 17 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 5/18/2016 | Willian Availa
    An Anaheim police K-9 that was shot in the line of duty more than two years ago has died. Bruno, who was shot by a probationer during a SWAT standoff in March 2014, died just before 6 a.m. Wednesday with his handler by his side, according to a post on the Friends of the Anaheim Police K9 Association's Facebook page. "It's with heavy hearts we announce the passing of K9 Bruno at approximately 0555 hours this morning," the post said.
  • AZ: Unprovoked Javelina Attack; use of Improvised Weapon Saves Woman

    05/17/2016 3:08:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While growing up, I read a constant litany explaining that Javelina's were not dangerous. I read, over and over, that all the old stories of them attacking humans were old wives tales, not documented, never happened. So, I was a bit surprised to come across a news article from the 7th of May, 2016, that had hard evidence of an unprovoked real world attack by a herd of javelinas.  It was life threatening for an adult human with two leashed dogs. From fox10phoenix.com: The victim told authorities that a herd of javelina came out of a nearby wash, crossed...
  • Don't shoot at snakes while in the water with a .410 Load

    05/12/2016 8:40:32 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 67 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/12/2016 | E Nestor
    Here's a story from one of the angler's on his experience shooting water moccasins with the .410 load. While out fishing with his brother-in-law, snakes were everywhere swimming right up to within a few feet of us to check us out, heads above the water the entire time and not even remotely afraid. Given that I live about 100 yards from the pond, and I'm not a fan of water moccasins (which I'm pretty sure is what these were, because most harmless water snakes swim with their heads down and shy away from disturbances), I ran back to the house...
  • Owning a German shepherd taught me more about self-awareness and safety than any class ever did

    05/11/2016 7:38:25 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 84 replies
    sheknows.com ^ | 5/10/2016 | Anna Burke
    There are things I love about being a woman. The perils of walking and traveling alone and the safety concerns that accompany it are not among them. As an avid hiker and a stubbornly independent person, this has always irritated me. I don't like that constant, nagging feeling of unease. I don't really enjoy double-checking for my pepper spray in my purse or carrying my keys between my fingers on my way back to my car. I particularly hate getting catcalled, followed and leered at. Then I got a German shepherd. The catcalls were the first thing I noticed vanish...
  • The Unique Merger That Made You (and Ewe, and Yew)

    04/13/2016 12:41:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Nautilus ^ | February 6, 2014 | Ed Yong
    All sophisticated life on the planet Earth may owe its existence to one freakish event. At first glance, a tree could not be more different from the caterpillars that eat its leaves, the mushrooms sprouting from its bark, the grass growing by its trunk, or the humans canoodling under its shade. Appearances, however, can be deceiving. Zoom in closely, and you will see that these organisms are all surprisingly similar at a microscopic level. Specifically, they all consist of cells that share the same basic architecture. These cells contain a central nucleus—a command center that is stuffed with DNA and...
  • 38 German shepherds rescued from hoarding situation embark on new life (Orange County CA)

    04/12/2016 6:20:27 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 31 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Penny Eims
    Over a dozen German shepherds, rescued from an abandoned house in Highland, California, are embarking on a new life with the help of a breed specific rescue agency. The German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County has been hard at work, pulling many of the homeless German shepherds out of the Devore Animal Shelter - on Tuesday, the founder of the organization updated Facebook followers about the rescue effort. The Facebook post states, "Yesterday was another very rewarding day, with 6 more of the dogs from the Devore confiscation being removed from the shelter. The dogs have all been very agreeable,...
  • 20 abandoned Highland dogs rescued by Orange County animal shelter (CA)

    04/08/2016 5:27:18 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 9 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 4/8/2016 | Nereida Moreno
    DEVORE >> An Orange County non-profit organization has adopted 20 of the 38 German shepherd-mix dogs that were discovered in an abandoned Highland home earlier this week. German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, an organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing purebred German Shepherds picked the dogs up from Devore Animal Shelter Friday morning.
  • More Than 30 German Shepherds, Other Large Dogs Found Abandoned in Home (Highland CA)

    04/05/2016 7:31:34 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 22 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 4/5/2016 | Robert Kovacik
    More than 30 German shepherds and other large dogs were found abandoned at a home in a San Bernardino County community where neighbors reported "nonstop" barking and a horrible odor. The dogs, including two dead dogs, were found in a Highland home that was red-tagged by the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health.
  • Bronze Monument Honoring 4-Legged Crime Fighters Unveiled In Anaheim (CA)

    04/03/2016 7:07:28 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 5 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | April 3, 2016
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — For the first time in Anaheim, a special tribute has been unveiled honoring the city's four-legged crime fighters. The bronze monument was revealed Sunday at La Palma Dog Park on N. Anaheim Boulevard and was inspired by former Anaheim K-9 police officer, Bruno.
  • Researcher links mass extinctions to 'Planet X'

    04/02/2016 2:43:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | March 30, 2016 | Bob Whitby
    Periodic mass extinctions on Earth, as indicated in the global fossil record, could be linked to a suspected ninth planet, according to research published by a faculty member of the University of Arkansas Department of Mathematical Sciences. Daniel Whitmire, a retired professor of astrophysics now working as a math instructor, published findings in the January issue of Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society that the as yet undiscovered "Planet X" triggers comet showers linked to mass extinctions on Earth at intervals of approximately 27 million years. Though scientists have been looking for Planet X for 100 years, the possibility...
  • Rabid Rats Disparaged, CAIR Threatens | Satire

    03/27/2016 11:24:16 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 27, 2016 | Dan Miller
    The Council Against Inhumanity to Rodents (CAIR) today announced that even though not all of the millions of Rodents on Earth are Rats, and even though not all Rats are rabid, all rats are being mercilessly disparaged due to the un-Rat actions of a few. Ratophobia must cease!(Please see also, USA Today: U.S. cities face anti-Muslim backlash and Obama Praises “Enormous” Muslim Contributions to Our Country.) Sadly, there was recently a deplorable incident in which a poor, disenfranchised Muslim woman was bitten by a rat. While hard at work in the kitchen preparing the evening meal for her beloved husband, an Islamophobic Rat...
  • A Remarkable Dog Rescue and Survival Story

    03/17/2016 8:41:48 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/17/2016 | C Cocoles
    This is one of those you can't believe it stories until you believe it. But the dog pictured above was part of a heartwarming rescue after what had to be a harrowing ordeal at sea. This dog who fell off a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean and had been "presumed dead" more than a month ago has now been found alive by Navy officials on an island 80 miles off the coast of San Diego, California. The 1-year-old German Shepherd, named Luna, was first reported missing the morning of Feb. 10 about 2 miles off of San Clemente Island...
  • U.S. Navy Finds Puppy Thought To Be Lost at Sea

    03/16/2016 7:56:46 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/16/2016 | Monica Garske
    A missing puppy that fell off a fishing boat nearly five weeks ago in the waters off Southern California was recently found by the U.S. Navy, and will be reunited with her family Wednesday in San Diego. U.S. Navy officials say Luna – a one-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd – was presumed to be lost at sea after falling overboard near Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island (SCI) in Southern California on Feb. 10.
  • RIP Cashmere

    03/14/2016 11:03:11 AM PDT · by CottonBall · 157 replies
    3/14/16 | CottonBall
    My sweet little Cashmere passed away today. She was only 9 1/2 years old. She had quit eating starting Friday so by Sunday I was panicking and took her to the emergency vet. She had lost quite a bit of weight already, due to polycystic kidney disease. The vet said we could only get maybe another couple weeks with her with treatment at the clinic, so we decided to end her suffering. She has about the sweetest cat I've ever had. Cautious, shy, the undercat among her brother and sister. I always had to protect her and make sure she...
  • TALKING ANIMALS (CATS, DOGS, GUINEA PIGS & TRUMP!)

    03/10/2016 7:58:20 AM PST · by Hostage · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2015 | Talking Animals
    Ultimate Dog Tease **************************************************** Wet Dog **************************************************** Dog Wants a Kitty **************************************************** Talking Cat Turf War
  • How big ARE New York's rats? Researcher catches rodent three times the size of a normal beast

    03/04/2016 4:12:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2016
    How big ARE New York's rats? Researcher catches one-and-a-half pound rodent three times the size of a normal beast "...'I've caught rats all over the city, and I've seen the ones that I didn't catch. I think it's among the biggest that live in New York City,' said Matt Combs of Fordham University. [snip] One of the largest rats ever reported in New York City was a huge beast dubbed Master Splinter by the Twitter user that first posted a picture of it. The enormous rat was found in a Footlocker store in the Bronx in 2012, according to Twitter...
  • Family Pets & Backyard Friends

    03/02/2016 2:52:31 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 3/2/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video is with family, pets, red-shoulder hawk, and parrakeet animation, the background instrument, mandolin & singing of the prayerful song, “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”, written by William H. Doane, covered by myself.
  • Veteran's 'Missing' Service Dog Wasn’t Stolen: Ex-Husband

    02/27/2016 6:46:57 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 3 replies
    nbcsandiego.com ^ | 2/25/2016 | Andie Adams and Omari Fleming
    Questions are surrounding the alleged disappearance of a service dog named Kai A service dog "stolen" from the yard of a San Diego Marine veteran was in her ex-husband's possession and was never missing, the man’s lawyer told NBC 7 Wednesday. In November 2014, Alexandra Melnick enlisted the help of local media to find her dog Kai, who she said was taken from her Vista backyard.
  • Rancho Cucamonga (CA) woman adopts late son’s military dog

    02/26/2016 6:32:15 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 7 replies
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 2/26/2016 | Liset Márquez
    Nearly four years later, Tammie Ashley is fulfilling her son's last wish. Tammie Ashley still recalls the special request her son, U.S. Marine Sgt. Joshua Ashley, made to her during their last conversation. Talking to her via Skype, Joshua Ashley told his mother he planned on adopting his military dog Sirius, a 4-year-old male German shepherd. He asked her to keep the canine until he completed his deployment in Afghanistan.
  • Family, Pets & Call You Sweet Heart

    02/25/2016 11:52:17 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 2/25/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Yard fun with family, pets and a animated colorful Colombian Parakeet, called (Perija), that is listed as critically endangered, threatened species, quoting biblical scriptures. Back ground instrumental song is, “Let Me Call You Sweetheart", written by Leo Friedman, and lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson. covered by myself, with the mandolin.
  • bond between a boy and his service dog

    02/24/2016 8:43:21 AM PST · by Kartographer · 63 replies
    Yahoo News - Mashable ^ | 2/23/16 | Brian Koerber
    Although 9-year-old James Isaac from Wellington, New Zealand has trouble speaking and communicating with his family, he holds a strong bond with his buddy Mahe. Mahe, a service dog trained by The Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust helps James, who is autistic, stay calm, in addition to providing protection for the boy. Recently, during a hospital visit, Mahe was spotted comforting James while preparing for an MRI scan.
  • 'Dead' Antarctica Penguins Are Probably Fine

    02/17/2016 2:04:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies
    discovery.com ^ | Feb 16, 2016 | Becky Oskin
    Let's give the penguins a little credit. The news reported around the world was startling — that some 150,000 Adélie penguins have died in Antarctica because a colossal iceberg cut off their sea access. But there's no proof yet that the birds are dead. No one has actually found 150,000 frozen penguins. In fact, experts think there's a less horrific explanation for the missing birds: When the fishing gets tough, penguins simply pick up and move.
  • Dog placed in shelter by family she saved from fire

    02/05/2016 6:56:44 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 50 replies
    NBC4i.com ^ | 2/5/2016 | NBC4 Staff
    GLEN ROSE, TX (WCMH)- Last August, Snickers the dog saved her family by waking them up when the RV they were sleeping in caught fire. Now she needs someone to save her. According to CBS DFW, Snickers, a 1-year-old shar pei mix was credited with saving her family that night, but that same family recently moved and couldn’t take her with them. She was placed in the Glen Rose Animal Shelter in Texas.
  • Meet Quasimodo, 1 of just 13 dogs with short spine syndrome (German shepherd)

    02/04/2016 8:17:43 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 43 replies
    Fox35orlando.com ^ | 1/31/2016 | Leah Beno
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) - Meet Quasimodo, one of only 13 dogs in the world diagnosed with short spine syndrome. This 4-year-old German shepherd was found as a stray and brought to a shelter in Kentucky. But this week, "Quasi" made his way to Secondhand Hounds in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where he will hopefully find his forever home. After years of neglect, Quasi had a collar embedded in his nearly non-existent neck. Volunteers named him after the hunchback Disney character just before he arrived in Minnesota Thursday night. He's been stealing hearts ever since.
  • Retired Marietta (OH) Officer's K9 Set To Be Auctioned Despite Offering To Pay City

    01/30/2016 5:21:44 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 44 replies
    10TV.com ^ | 1/30/2016 | Kevin Landers
    MARIETTA, Ohio - Marietta K9 Officer Matt Hickey says he's spent every day for the past three years with his partner Ajax. "Ajax is a family member, one of my children," he said. But this bond could be broken forever. It all started when Hickey decided he wanted to retire. Hickey is 57 and Ajax is going on 6. Ajax has the potential to work six more years. "I was under the assumption I would end up with the dog [when I retired]," he said. Hickey says he offered to pay the city $3,500, which is what the city says...
  • Cats better than women, versus claims that dogs are better than men (vanity)

    01/22/2016 7:27:09 PM PST · by Utilizer · 71 replies
    http://freerepublic.com/tag/*/index ^ | Friday January 22, 18:51.13 GMT-0800 2016 | Self
    Ignore the thread link. It only goes to the FR Index page. Got some bad news today. JRandomFreeper has passed away, and that coupled with a good friend and neighbor suddenly passing away last October, I am in need of some relief for the depression this news has brought about. So, in an effort to dispel the gloom and provide an atmosphere for others to take their minds off of the loss of a good FReeper, I present this Oldie-but-Moldy concept. Hope it brings a smile here and there despite the tears. So: === Cats are better than women because:...
  • Islamists Regularly Inject Dogs with Acid, Brutal Video

    01/22/2016 11:39:46 AM PST · by forty_years · 35 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | Jan 14, 2016 | Bethany Blankley
    [NOTE: HERE'S A LINK TO THE VIDEO. WARNING: animal cruelty and torture of dogs is seen and heard on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Saat25_uQc0&feature=youtu.be] Islamic traditions from the Hadith prohibit Islamists from owning or engaging with dogs, with certain exceptions. Not only are dogs abhorred but they are brutally killed.It is important to understand that no PETA, Human Society, SPCA, animal rights or rescue groups exist in Islamic countries.No legal protections against animal cruelty exist in Islamic countries where the common practice is killing dogs and puppies with acid injections. Acid chemically burns and destroys internal organs and tissues while also causing...
  • Beyond Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    01/21/2016 7:05:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | )1/21/16 | Jim O'Neill
    The “zoo” is located near the town of Gyumri in Armenia “[The animals] display all the signs of creatures slowly being driven mad by their unnatural existence.”—Allan Hall “The World’s Saddest Zoo” Cruising the “Drudge Report” yesterday, I noticed the photo of a forlorn looking bear peering out from behind bars with the accompanying headline “The World’s Saddest Zoo,” which linked to an article by Allan Hall in the UK’s “Daily Mail.” News headlines often depict a crazy and cruel world, and perhaps I’ve become too jaded and cynical regarding the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” – but Hall’s...
  • Revenge of the Dragonflies

    01/18/2016 10:27:34 AM PST · by Revski · 6 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/18/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This is an animation of dragonflies being eaten by bullfrogs and they get their revenge by a clever well planed attack. The dragonflies know they can't eat the bullfrog but they have knowledge of the Hawk (Red Tailed Chicken Hawk), eating frogs. They used what they had, there wings, to get revenge. Thanks for watching. :)
  • Baby elephant rejected by herd finds new family, and a dog (German shepherd)

    01/15/2016 8:02:07 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 31 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | 1/15/2016 | Allison Lynch
    He was given little chance of survival. But, the little elephant has rallied thanks to round-the-clock care from staff at South Africa's Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, and the friendship of a dog called Duma. Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/01/15/baby-elephant-rejected-by-herd-finds-new-family-and-a-dog-5625114/#ixzz3xNPnYrls