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  • Are There Birds In Canada?

    11/19/2014 1:53:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 28, 2012 | Jimbo Duggins
    Are There Birds In Canada? I did not know this; but then, Canada has always been a mystery. Yahoo Answers to the rescue. posted on April 28, 2012, at 8:10 a.m.
  • Great Dane delivers huge litter of 19 puppies

    11/19/2014 7:04:13 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 40 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Nov. 18, 2014 | Kate Stanton
    YORK HAVEN, Pa., - Great Danes normally give birth to eight puppies per litter. But Snowy, a Great Dane from York Haven, Pa., recently delivered 19 puppies. Owners Brandon and Aimie Terry told WHTM that they had no idea Snowy was expecting so many pups. "We made an appointment to take her into the vet and they did an X-Ray and found out there were 15 little spines on the X-Ray," they said. Hoping to clear out their home, the family is selling all but one of the three-week-old puppies on They cost $850 each. "It's starting to get...
  • Benjy the ‘gay’ bull saved from slaughter by Simpsons co-creator

    11/18/2014 9:50:31 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 58 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    A ‘gay’ bull has been saved from slaughter by the only person who could have truly understood the ridiculousness of the situation – the co-creator of the Simpsons. Benjy the bull was being prepared for the chop after vets said his sexual orientation was the reason he wouldn’t breed. That’s when Sam Simon, who helped start cult cartoon comedy, stepped in. ‘All animals have a dire destiny in the meat trade, but to kill this bull because he’s gay would’ve been a double tragedy,’ said the 59-year-old producer who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. After being told he was...
  • Camera Thief Squirrel

    A squirrel nabbed a GoPro and carried it up a tree and then dropped it.
  • ‘Stolen’ war dog back in the US and reunited with veteran

    11/17/2014 12:19:19 PM PST · by traumer · 9 replies
    Matty’s back! Days after The Post exposed the military’s wrongful, 16-month-long separation of injured Army Spc. Brent Grommet and his war dog, Matty, the two were finally reunited on Friday. “I’m about the happiest I’ve ever been,” Grommet, 23, told The Post. Grommet and Matty, who specialized in detecting IEDs, were injured when one exploded near them in Afghanistan. Grommet came back with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, migraines, severe chronic back pain and breathing problems. Under Robby’s Law — signed by Bill Clinton in 2000 — military dog handlers have the first right to adopt their animals if injured together....
  • CATcerto. ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE. Mindaugas Piecaitis, Nora The Piano Cat

    11/16/2014 1:39:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 7, 2009 | Mindaugas Piecaitis
    CATcerto. ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE. Mindaugas Piecaitis, Nora The Piano Cat
  • I'm coming with you!: Dog named Buddy jumps on the back of an ambulance ...

    11/15/2014 7:37:38 AM PST · by virgil283 · 31 replies ^ | 14 November 2014
    "A part-beagle named Buddy didn't wait for an invitation to see his 85-year-old master at a Texas hospital. The dog hitched a ride on the outside of an ambulance transporting his owner.....The ambulance had been driving for about 20 miles before another motorist flagged down the driver to say there was a dog on the side step...... ..... Buddy
  • My Siamese Male Cat Was Diagnosed With Feline Leukemia

    11/14/2014 7:06:15 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 72 replies
    THe Veterinarian | Nov 14, 2014 | Yosemitest
    "Sam" was 8 years old, and he had become quite a grouchy, old cat. He was still gentle and wanted petting, feeding and watering, but he acted like he had a tooth ache and he had bad breath. The vet said there was no known cure for the virus infection, Feline Leukemia and that it was VERY infectious to other animals. Her said that he probably got it in a fight with another infected cat, or that it could be caught by drinking or eating from the same water bowl or feed bowl that another infected animal used. I...
  • Black Lab dog body slides in the snow

    11/14/2014 7:02:06 PM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Black Lab dog body slides in the snow
  • Toes Go Missing As Man Naps

    11/14/2014 10:41:09 AM PST · by Doogle · 20 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 6/13/2013 | unk
    Brazil, IN – Wednesday morning, Clay County resident, Roger Brown, awoke to find two of his toes missing on one foot. You would think someone would feel them dislodge or fall off, right? According to Brown, he roused from sleep around 4:30 am to find his pit bull licking his foot and, when he glanced down, noticed he was sans two toes – the big and pinky toes. The man suspects the dog likely chewed them off but indicates he did not experience the excruciating pain one would assume comes with having your toes gnawed from your foot. Brazil Police...
  • Kitten Therapy: The Prescription for Stress

    11/13/2014 8:02:01 AM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    The secret to stress relief? Kitties! These stressed people are invited to step inside a big glass “therapy” office and are surprised with some kitten playtime. ( 3 min video at link )
  • Caltrans Workers Rescue 8-Week-Old Kitten From Rush-Hour Traffic

    11/12/2014 7:08:12 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | November 12, 2014 6:30 PM | Michele Gile
    A two-pound kitten was rescued Wednesday morning after she somehow ended up on a busy San Clemente freeway during rush-hour traffic. The kitten was discovered by Caltrans workers beneath a piece of wood in the center median on the 5 Freeway at the Vista Hermosa exit. The crew had arrived for cleanup efforts and rescued the ball of fur. “What they had told me was they had moved it initially. Were nervous that the kitten would escape so they placed the wood back in place and then were able to capture the kitten,” Kim Cholodenko told CBS2’s Michele Gile. Cholodenko...
  • Dillie the Deer, Love on Tiny Hooves

    11/12/2014 4:18:35 PM PST · by navysealdad · 9 replies
    Dillie the deer was born in captivity on an Ohio farm. Dillie, a triplet, was rejected by her mother, who refused to feed her after birth.
  • You Always Knew Your Cat Was Half Wild But Now There’s Genetic Proof

    11/12/2014 6:45:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Time ^ | November 11, 2014 | Helen Regan
    A new study on house cats has found that our feline companions are actually only semi-domesticated. People began domesticating cats around 9,000 years ago but DNA researchers from Washington University in St. Louis found that house cats still have many of the same traits as their wild cousins. The fact that cats have retained the ability to hunt and survive effortlessly in the wild just underscores how little impact we humans have had on them.
  • Lyrebird Makes Awesome Laser Sounds

    11/12/2014 6:36:21 AM PST · by navysealdad · 8 replies
    The Lyrebird is known in the animal kingdom as being the greatest copycat in the wild. The BBC covered the bird’s amazing mimicking abilities back in 2007. The bird can recreate almost any sound it ever hears.
  • Mouse thought he was safe...he was wrong... This cat is a professional hunter

    11/11/2014 12:58:08 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 20 replies ^ | November 9, 2014 | dammam1998
    Mouse thought he was safe...he was wrong... This cat is a professional hunter Read more at
  • Man In Critical Condition After Running Back Into Apartment Blaze To Save Cat

    11/09/2014 10:47:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies ^ | November 9, 2014 10:15 PM
    VAN NUYS ( — A man risked his life when he ran back into his burning apartment to rescue his cat. The fire broke out inside a three-story building in the 8100 block of Langdon Avenue on Sunday, according to LA firefighters. The fire was contained to the one apartment, and the man was able to get out safely. However, he rushed back into the fire to get his cat, which was still in the apartment. In his rescue attempt, the man ended up suffering from smoke inhalation, and firefighters say he was in critical condition on Sunday evening. His...
  • Cyborg cockroaches can hear you call and scurry to the rescue

    11/09/2014 6:35:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | November 7, 2014, 11:20 PM | Rachel Feltman, The Washington Post
    Cockroaches are tiny and resilient, perfect for getting through the nooks and crannies of a disaster zone. If rescue workers can control them and have them carry mics and cameras, they can be used to track down survivors. This work, published in IEEE Sensors, is a great step in that direction. The researchers equipped their latest biobots with an array of microphones, which together can detect the direction of a sound and steer the biobot toward it. Right now, the microphones pick up any sound at all -- whether or not it's important. The next step is teaching the system...
  • Buster Raccoon does not like the cold weather. He needs some motivation to wake up. TREATS!!!!

    11/09/2014 6:35:04 PM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Buster Raccoon does not like the cold weather. He needs some motivation to wake up. TREATS!!!!
  • Animal Rx: 11 Ways Pets Make You Healthy

    11/09/2014 6:28:56 PM PST · by Justice · 31 replies
    Everday Health ^ | Jordan Lite and Madeline Vann
    Of course you can’t resist your golden retriever’s puppy-dog eyes or your tabby’s silly antics, but you’re getting much more from your pet than unconditional love and great pics for your Facebook wall. Nearly two-thirds of American households include a pet — and our animal companions are proving themselves adept at enhancing human health in increasingly diverse ways. From calming patients before medical procedures to motivating owners to exercise, pets may be the best medicine we don’t even realize we’re taking. Here, the notable ways your animal companions can improve your health.
  • Get the Purrr-fect Snack in These Cat Cafés Around the World [w/pix]

    11/08/2014 10:10:17 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    Yahoo! Travel ^ | November 3 | Andrew Villagomez
    The popular global cat café trend has finally clawed its way to the U.S. this fall with the recent opening of a new establishment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cat Town Café, in Oakland, Calif., is a hybrid café and free-roaming cat area, called the Cat Zone, where kitty enthusiasts can play with the felines for hours and even adopt them — which is the main goal of the nonprofit organization running this quirky place. The hybrid concept is a bit different from that of both established locations in Japan — where the trend has been made popular and grown...
  • Giant Men Meet Tiny Puppies [video]

    11/08/2014 2:14:43 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 16 replies
    Pretty much what the title says. Beefcake for the lady FReepers, puppies for all! (I do, however, suspect that one of those "giant men" may be an imposter.)
  • Pea Ridge Mule Jump

    11/08/2014 12:58:08 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | NOV 6, 2011 | GeetarAdam
    This video was taken at the 2011 Pea Ridge Mule Jump. If you don't like it, you can....hehe....kiss their
  • Did You Know that Stubbs the Cat Ran for U.S. Senate? [video]

    11/08/2014 9:49:30 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    In 1997 Stubbs was elected as the honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska (population of 900) following a successful write-in campaign by voters who opposed the human candidates. He ran again this year after coming out of his cat-nap of retirement, but unfortunately didn't win. Don't worry Stubbs, you're a winner in our heart.
  • Focused kitty is focused

    11/07/2014 3:03:17 PM PST · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Focused kitty is focused
  • Woman dies after farewell to horse at Wigan hospital

    11/07/2014 2:08:54 PM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/7/14
    Staff at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan granted Sheila Marsh's last wish, by arranging a visit from two of her horses on Monday afternoon. The hospital said the 77-year-old, unable to speak properly due to illness, "gently called" her favourite horse, who then nuzzled her cheek. Mrs Marsh, who used to work at Haydock Park Racecourse, died early on Tuesday.
  • Own a dog in Iran? That will be 74 lashes

    11/07/2014 5:59:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Jersualem Post ^ | November 7, 2014 | Michelle Malka Grossman
    For people around the world, owning a dog comes as a rite of passage. However in Iran, lawmakers are trying to pass a new bill that would harshly punish anyone who buys, sells or walks a dog in public with either a fine ranging from 10 to 100 million rials (NIS 142 to NIS 14,177) or 74 lashes, according to a report by the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
  • Kyle Richards’ daughter attacked by Kim Richards’ pitbull

    11/06/2014 8:34:13 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11.06.14 | Julie Gordon
    “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards‘ 18-year-old daughter was brutally attacked by a pitbull owned by Kyle’s sister, Kim Richards, and Kim is now deciding what the “next step” is for her beloved dog. Kyle’s second-oldest child, Alexia Umansky, underwent two surgeries after the pooch bit her several times Saturday, TMZ reports. The worst damage was done to her right hand: The dog bit through her thumb, down to the bone.
  • 15 reasons you should adopt a cat [photo essay]

    11/06/2014 11:00:29 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 79 replies
    MNN ^ | Oct 28, 2014 | Laura Moss
    With all that cats do for us — studies show they lower blood pressure, and anecdotal evidence reveals they make great alarm clocks — we decided to show our appreciation by putting together a list of our favorite things about cats. (And if you missed it, Oct. 29 was National Cat Day, a full 24-hour celebration of kitties that encourages the adoption of shelter cats.)   Read on to see just how wonderful life with a feline can be and consider adopting a shelter cat of your own.
  • Man to be eaten alive by anaconda in Discovery special

    11/06/2014 5:53:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | November 5, 2014 | James Hibberd
    Discovery has found its next extreme stunt: A man will be eaten by a giant anaconda snake. In Eaten Alive, naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie will be consumed by an anaconda while in a custom-built snake-proof suit. Discovery is keeping some of the details quiet for the moment, but has released these two promos, below. We’re told Rosolie covered himself in pig’s blood to make himself appetizing to the snake. Since the “snake-proof suit” has a cord on the top of it, Rosolie is presumably pulled back out the snake’s mouth after being “eaten.” We are also told the...
  • Family Pit Bull Attacks Toddler, Bites Off Boy’s Ear

    11/05/2014 4:09:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | November 5, 2014 12:33 PM
    JURUPA VALLEY ( — A toddler was severely injured Wednesday morning when the family’s pit bull attacked him, ripping off the child’s ear. The incident happened shortly before 7:45 a.m. in the backyard of a home on Pontiac Avenue in Jurupa Valley, the Riverside Department of Animal Services said. The child, who is about 1.5 years old, was being babysat by his grandmother and was supposed to be taking a nap when the attack occurred. “Somehow the boy ended up outside in the backyard with the dog and that’s when the grandmother heard the boy screaming,” Fuller said. The dog,...
  • 'Illegal Immigration' - A Performance Art Piece (by cats)

    11/05/2014 12:30:12 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 11/5/14 | Me (and Deimos and Misty)
    Starring Deimos (tuxedo cat) and Misty (fluffy cat). Like all great art, this work speaks for itself.
  • Swiss firefighters pull donkey from manhole

    11/05/2014 7:53:29 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 24 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Nov. 4, 2014
    PRATTELN, Switzerland,- Swiss firefighters said they rescued a donkey found with its head and front legs sticking out the top of an uncovered manhole. Basel Country firefighters said a passerby alerted emergency services Saturday when he spotted the 13-year-old donkey, Nilo, with its head and front legs sticking out of the top of an uncovered manhole at a playground in Pratteln. Firefighters found the donkey's legs were stuck in the manhole's piping, but they were able to lift the animal out of its predicament without causing any serious injuries. Police said the donkey incurred some "flesh wounds" but was able...
  • When A Gorilla Saw The Man Who Raised Him, 5 Years Later

    11/05/2014 7:29:23 AM PST · by navysealdad · 13 replies
    Conservationist Damian Aspinall searches for Kwibi, a lowland gorilla he hasn't seen for 5 years. Kwibi grew up with Damian at his Howletts Wild Animal Park in England. When he was five, he was released into the forests of Gabon, West Africa as part of conservation programme to re-introduce gorillas back into the wild. Now Kwibi's 10 years old, much bigger and stronger.
  • Just how bad is your dog for the environment?

    11/04/2014 6:12:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/01/14 | Judith Lewis Mernit
    **SNIP** FOR THE RECORD: A Nov. 2 op-ed about dogs and the environment said that methane was 30% more powerful a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Recent research suggests that the effect of methane on climate change is at least 30 times that of carbon dioxide over a 100-year period. What, were you staring at your iPhone, dragging the dog behind? Daydreaming? Or are you with Sydney, Jason Segel's character in "I Love You, Man," thinking that dog doo actually benefits the environment. ("It's got tons of nutrients.") That's true, in a way. Dog poop does contain nutrients — the...
  • Dog Shot Dead by SWAT Team During Alleged Dispute Over Neighborhood Dog Waste (Racine, WI)

    11/03/2014 8:01:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 3, 2014 | NINA GOLGOWSKI
    Dog shot dead by SWAT team during alleged dispute over neighborhood dog waste • A small dog was filmed being shot by advancing police officers in Racine, Wisc. on Saturday after police were called about violent threats made by the dog's owner, said a neighbor. Police Chief Art Howell said the owner threatened to kill the officers with an armor-piercing crossbow before setting his dog loose. A SWAT team sent to handle an alleged neighborhood dispute over dog waste ended up killing the dog, and igniting a firestorm of criticism against the local police force. In dramatic video capturing the...
  • When A Group Of Reluctant Men Were Forced To Hold Kittens For The First Time... [video]

    11/03/2014 2:19:38 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 65 replies
    The Animal Rescue Site ^ | 8/29/14 | Alli B.
    It’s hard to believe, but not everyone in the world is a cat fan. A group of men who have expressed their distrust of cats visited a feral cat rescue and were given the opportunity to play with some cute kittens. Although most were reluctant to spend time with these furry felines at first, they quickly got over their fear when they saw how cute, cuddly, and adorable the kittens were!See their hilarious transformation below!For more real men with their cats, click here.
  • Why did the cat sit in the circle? No idea, say dumbfounded vets, but this is one trick that even th

    11/03/2014 8:12:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2014 | Deni Kirkova
    f you've spent hours patiently trying to teach your puss to perform tricks then the latest online pet craze could be one for you. Cat Circles, where cats are drawn to a makeshift circle, sit down in the middle of the it and then refuse to move, are being recreated all over the world by plain old moggies who seemingly can't pass by a circle without being drawn to it. Hundreds of web users, mainly on Reddit and Imgur, are posting pictures of their successful feats, while vets and pet psychologists remain stumped.
  • The First Clip of 'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever' is Here [video]

    11/02/2014 4:20:52 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    Video at source. Voice needs more cynicism, IMO.Thanks to Gefn for the link!
  • Researchers create harness that translates body language of dogs

    11/01/2014 7:18:32 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 40 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | Ben Hooper
    RALEIGH, N.C., - North Carolina researchers said they have created a dog harness outfitted with technology designed to ease interspecies communication with canines. The North Carolina State University team said the harness includes technologies aimed at interpreting the body language signals used by dogs, as well as technologies designed to translate human language into signals the dogs will understand. "We have a fully functional prototype, but we'll be refining the design as we explore more and more applications for the platform," said Dr. David Roberts, an assistant professor of computer science at the school and co-author of a paper on...
  • Surfer frantically paddles to escape the jaws of a huge shark as it comes for him in the pristine

    10/31/2014 7:18:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 31, 2014 | Emily Crane
    This is the frightening moment a three-metre Great White started trailing a surfer back to shore, just two weeks before another man lost his arm and hand in a nearby shark attack. Andy Johnston was out with a small group of surfers at West Beach near Esperance, south-east of Perth, on September 21 when people ashore spotted the dark shadow looming. Other surfers managed to clear the water onto a reef after people started to honk their car horns to warn of the approaching shark, but Mr Johnston opted to stay put.
  • Squirrel Tries to Steal A Carved Pumpkin From A Photographer's Backyard

    10/30/2014 6:32:55 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    British photographer Max Ellis (whom we wrote about previously here) is a pro at capturing brilliantly staged shots of wild squirrels. When he noticed that the suspended Jack O’ Lantern in his backyard was attracting the attention of a squirrel, he got to work snapping these delightful photos. Ellis gets the squirrels to post for photos like these by leaving them treats in places that will force them to interact with his props. In his previous interview with Bored Panda, he stressed that the squirrels were never harmed in his photos and that they were probably “much better fed than...
  • Video shows two bears fighting in New Jersey neighborhood

    10/30/2014 12:06:26 PM PDT · by dware · 17 replies ^ | 10.29.2014 | Ryan Gorman
    Two bears fought in a rural New Jersey neighborhood, and a brave bystander caught all the exciting action. The video was uploaded to YouTube this week, but the brawl took place on August 14, according to the video's description. The animals duked it out in Rockaway, about one hour northwest of Manhattan.
  • Dog's master flees from police, dog follows master, police follow dog, master arrested

    10/30/2014 9:24:47 AM PDT · by dware · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.29.2014 | AP via Fox News
    PRATTVILLE, Ala. – Police in central Alabama say a man's own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge. Prattville Police spokeswoman Paula Barlow says the pooch named Bo followed his fleeing master, who was being pursued by officers. When the dog stopped and wagged his tail in tall grass, she says, officers found and arrested Edwin Henderson.
  • Horrifying 'Fish Drags Kitten Into Pond' video has surprise ending

    10/30/2014 9:04:50 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10/30/14 | Tom Rose
    A video of a kitten dragged by a fish into a pond is going viral because it's a flip on the usual scenario. And, the abrupt end of the clip, punctuated by a woman's terrified scream, left viewers wondering what happened to the too curious kitty. Happily, in a twist that took a day to unravel, it turns out the lucky cat made a miraculous escape after all. Because that's what cats do.
  • The Diver And The Turtle

    The hard working diver you see in the video is yours truly, doing my bit for Thailand's oil and gas industry. It's not unusual to encounter turtles whilst diving on oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Thailand but to experience a little intimacy.
  • Vito's Cat (in Honor of National Cat Day)

    10/29/2014 4:15:28 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Vito's Cat (in Honor of National Cat Day)
  • 17 Cats Who Are Totally Into National Cat Day [pix]

    10/29/2014 1:34:30 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 10/29/14 | Sami Main
    It’s their favorite day of the year, or whatever.
  • Dog attack victim released from CHOP [ Delaware ]

    10/28/2014 10:45:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    WDEL ^ | October 28, 2014 | Michelle Provencher
    Emily Ruckle is finally on her way home from the hospital. The eight-year-old was mauled by a pitbull her family had been fostering a month ago. The dog, named Frank, was being kept in a separate in-law suite and when Emily opened the door, it attacked. "First he bit me on the hip to knock me down and then he knocked me down and grabbed my arm but he was going for the back of my neck," Emily said. Her 15-year-old sister came to the rescue in time to save Emily's life, though her arm was already torn off. When...
  • 'The dogs started attacking and eating me alive," says Detroit mauling victim

    10/28/2014 10:13:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    MLive ^ | October 27, 2014 | Gus Burns
    Twelve dogs, identified by Detroit police as pit bulls, attacked a man some time before 10 p.m. on Pennsylvania on Oct. 2. Police arrived and fatally shot one of the animals, causing the remainder to retreat into the open front door where they lived. DETROIT, MI -- It was about 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 when a pack of up to 12 pit bull and mixed-breed dogs mauled 50-year-old Steven Constantine to near death in Detroit. He spent almost a month in Intensive Care. "It was worse than your worst nightmare," Constantine's sister, Katherine Hawley of Shelby Township, told MLive...