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  • Appeals Court Rules a Miami-Dade Police Officer Can Be Sued Over Shooting a Dog

    06/17/2024 10:53:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 6, 2024
    In the first time it has issued such a decision, a federal appeals court Wednesday cleared the way for a lawsuit against a Miami-Dade County police officer who fatally shot a resident's American bulldog. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned key parts of a district judge's decision that dismissed a lawsuit filed by resident Sylvan Plowright after the shooting of his dog, Niles. The appeals court said Plowright can pursue civil claims against Officer Sergio Cordova for unreasonable seizure of property under the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. While...
  • FOIA Requests Reveal That Biden's Dog Attacked Multiple Secret Service Agents Over Several Months

    06/14/2024 2:05:58 PM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | June 14, 2024 | Jim Thompson
    When my family moved to California, we traveled in a station wagon. I think my dad should have pulled a Mitt Romney and put our dog in a cage on the roof. Instead, our dog was in the back, near me. I was 6. Our German shepherd was named Prince. I think his full name was the Prince of Darkness. He didn’t like me. For the better part of 1,000 miles, I made a conscious effort to avoid making eye contact. I could feel him staring at me. I told my parents, but they thought I was making it up....
  • Odysseus and the Most Loyal Dog in Greek Mythology

    06/11/2024 5:11:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | June 11, 2024 | Alexander Gale
    Hollywood movies like Marley & Me or Hachi: A Dog’s Tale have brought both joy and tears to millions of viewers around the world, with their ability to capture the special bond between humans and their canine companions – aptly dubbed “man’s best friend”. In some ways, not much has changed over thousands of years. The ancient Greeks had their very own stories concerning this special relationship between man and dog. Of all the tales in Greek mythology, one of the most touching and relatable is that of the loyal dog Argos separated from his master Odysseus. Argos was Odysseus’...
  • USPS workers are attacked by dogs every day. Here are the U.S. cities with the most bite attacks.

    06/06/2024 3:47:58 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/3/24 | Kate Gibson
    U.S. Postal Service workers are facing a growing number of dog attacks, with 5,800 letter carriers suffering bites last year, according to the USPS. "Letter carriers are exposed to potential hazards every day, none more prevalent than a canine encounter. All it takes is one interaction for a letter carrier to possibly suffer an injury," said Leeann Theriault, USPS Manager, Employee Safety and Health Awareness, in a news release to highlight a promotional campaign running this week to draw attention to the problem.
  • BREAKING: Chaos Erupts As Marjorie Taylor Greene Lobs 'Personal Attack' At Fauci, Dems Stop Hearing

    06/03/2024 2:47:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 101 replies
    Forbes Breaking ^ | 3/6/24 | MTG
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-GA) vicious grilling of Dr. Anthony Fauci in today's House Select Committee on the Coronavirus hearing leads to multiple breakdowns over her "personal attack." Fuel your success with Forbes. Gain unlimited access to premium journalism, including breaking news, groundbreaking in-depth reported stories, daily digests and more. Plus, members get a front-row seat at members-only events with leading thinkers and doers, access to premium video that can help you get ahead, an ad-light experience, early access to select products including NFT drops and more:
  • ‘Ruff’ year: Nearly 6K mail carriers attacked by dogs in 2023

    06/02/2024 11:59:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 1, 2024 | Lauren Elkies Schram
    There were 5,800 mail carriers attacked by dogs last year — about 500 more hair-raising incidents than in 2022, according to the latest rankings from the United States Postal Service. “Letter carriers are exposed to potential hazards every day, none more prevalent than a canine encounter,” said Leeann Theriault, USPS manager of employee safety and health awareness. “All it takes is one interaction for a letter carrier to possibly suffer an injury.” ... New York ranked 6th in most dog attacks on mail carriers ... As in 2022, California topped the list of states with the most dog bites. ....
  • Spanish Hospital Enlists Therapy Dogs to Boost ICU Patients' Morale

    05/26/2024 12:11:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Joel Bueno shed tears of joy as his four-legged guests entered the intensive care unit where he had been admitted due to a blood clot. Bueno, 34, said being showered with affection by therapy dogs Vida and Lu reminded him of his own dog back home. "It's great to have someone that loves you more than anything else in the world," he told Reuters with a broad smile. "They give everything for you, no matter how you are with them." The visit was part of a trial launched by the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona and the Affinity Foundation, which...
  • Dog vs. Cat: A Comprehensive Comparison of Our Favorite Companions

    05/25/2024 12:55:26 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 54 replies
    Furrista ^ | 6/27/23 |
    In the annals of pet ownership, two species reign supreme – Dog vs. Cat. They’ve become integral parts of our lives, and each brings a distinct range of traits and characteristics. Heralded as “man’s best friend,” dogs are known for their loyalty, playfulness, and ability to form strong bonds with their owners. Cats, while also deeply attached to their human companions, showcase independence. They are agile, graceful, and often mysterious, keeping their owners constantly intrigued. The choice between a dog and a cat often depends on personal preference and lifestyle. Let’s explore the unique qualities of these beloved companions...
  • Distressing Video Shows Missouri Cop Gun Down Lost 13-Pound Deaf and Blind Dog: ‘What Am I Supposed to Do?’

    05/25/2024 11:52:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 24, 2024 | Katherine Donlevy
    A Missouri police officer gunned down a beloved deaf and blind dog Sunday, first claiming he was putting it out of its misery before backtracking and saying the 13-pound pup made him fear for his life. The disturbing killing was captured in the cop’s bodycam footage — and happened just three minutes after the officer arrived to find the escaped dog exploring a neighbor’s yard. “If you watch the video, the dog is very playful and happy and kind of turned his head when he noticed somebody’s there, looking for somebody to touch him as he’s always done,” grieving owner...
  • Outrage in small Missouri town as cop shoots and kills tiny blind, deaf dog Teddy that he was called to help after 'mistaking it for a stray that needed to be put down'

    05/25/2024 6:58:51 AM PDT · by Ken H · 144 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 24 May 2024 | Will Potter
    Teddy the tiny Shih Tzu mix was gunned down in Sturgeon, Missouri on Sunday The pooch's owner Nick Hunter was seen angrily confronting the cop Residents are outraged as it was revealed the cop was sent to help the pet A small Missouri town is up in arms after a local cop fatally shot a blind and deaf dog after he mistook is for a stray. Tiny 13-pound Shih Tzu mix Teddy was tragically gunned down in Sturgeon, a town of just 900 people, on Sunday, leaving its owner Nick Hunter enraged. In footage from KOMU of Hunter confronting police...
  • Kristi Noem banned from all South Dakota tribal nations

    05/24/2024 7:08:35 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2024 | Annabella Rosciglione
    Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) has been banned from all nine of South Dakota’s tribal nations. On Tuesday, the final tribe that had not yet banned her, the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, voted in favor of banning Noem from its reservation. Flandreau President Tony Reider called an emergency meeting in response to some of the governor’s comments. “President Reider informed the governor that a ban from our territories is imminent and requested that the Governor refrain from making future blanket statements that offend the tribes within the boundaries of the State of South Dakota, some of which depend on state services...
  • Pope Francis: We Need More Children; There’s ‘No Shortage of Dogs and Cats’

    05/11/2024 7:16:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/10/2024
    ROME — Pope Francis lamented the West’s continued demographic decline, insisting on Friday that fewer children signals a lack of hope in the future. Countering “outdated” myths of dangerous overpopulation, the pontiff contended that far from being a problem, human beings are the solution to the world’s difficulties. Without naming names, the pope seemingly referred to characters like Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich, who penned the 1968 doomsday bestseller The Population Bomb, which sparked hysteria over the future of the world and the earth’s ability to sustain human life.
  • ‘Panda Dog’: China Zoo Paints Chow Chow Dogs to Look Like Pandas, Fools Thousands of Visitors

    05/10/2024 3:24:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | May 09, 2024 | Vrinda Jain
    A zoo in China has come under fire after it was revealed that they painted chow chow dogs to look like pandas. The zoo, located in Jiangsu Province, showcased the "panda dog" on Labor Day holidays from May 1 to May 5. While thousands of people came to see supposed pandas, a few thought that their behaviour was strange as they shook their heads like dogs. Nevertheless, many people believe that they are real pandas, as per reports. Visitors' clips seemed to depict the puppies as having black limbs, ears, and eye rings, but their doglike characteristics were still clearly...
  • Your Dog Is Probably on Prozac. Experts Say That Says More About the American Mental Health Crisis Than Pets

    04/23/2024 3:46:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    STAT ^ | Sarah Owermohle
    Dogs, our sunny, selfless shadows, crave little more than a daily walk, a treat or two, and their human’s happiness. But increasingly, their own happiness is the topic of concern in veterinarian offices, dog parks, and internet forums. Prozac prescriptions for dogs are on the rise, veterinarians across the country acknowledge, along with a myriad of cheaper generic mood stabilizers sold for humans but applied to pets’ separation anxiety, socialization fears, biting habits, or other problematic behavior. That increase, experts told STAT, says more about the human mental health crisis in America — and the ready availability of inexpensive generic...
  • Dogs slammed as ‘settler-colonial’ as pooches and owners blamed for ‘gentrifying’ NYC by woke activists

    04/22/2024 1:29:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/21/24 | Chris Nesi
    This is a ruff take! City-dwelling dog owners are marking their “colonial” territory with pooches who are “gentrifying” neighborhoods, critics say in a bizarre online debate. Sparking the controversy was a story in The Cut that delves into the growing hostility between dog owners and the dog-free in New York. The article quotes Mia, of Prospects Lefferts Gardens, the proud owner of two terriers, who noticed a growing anti-dog sentiment brewing on her community Facebook group. One post about picking up dog poop eventually spiraled into bonkers accusations that the pooches of PGL were “gentrifying the neighborhood.” Mia, a New...
  • Pet Parents Use Drone To Search For Missing Husky, Discover Him Playing With Bears [Video]

    04/13/2024 3:19:08 AM PDT · by fwdude · 17 replies
    NDTV ^ | April 10, 2024 | Edited by Anjali Thakur
    A recent drone search for a missing husky in Kamchatka, Russia, took a surprising turn when the pet was found not alone, but playfully interacting with a group of wild brown bears. The undated footage, now going viral on social media, shows the husky trailing the bears and even circling them excitedly. While one bear attempts to nudge the dog away when it gets too close, the overall interaction appears non-threatening.
  • TD Bank unveils ATM for dogs at South Philly location

    04/12/2024 10:27:12 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 10 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | 4/11/24 | Franki Rudnesky
    The 'Automated Treat Machine' at the South Broad Street store dispenses free treats when pups step on a motion-detecting pad. With innovations like "pup cups" at coffee shops and dog-friendly menus at restaurants, pets are becoming more and more integrated into daily human life. Now, dogs in Philly can even participate in the ever-thrilling activity of withdrawing from an ATM. TD Bank's South Philly location, at 2201 S. Broad St., has debuted a dog ATM — which stands for Automated Treat Machine because it dispenses free biscuits to furry friends.
  • Dogs Cause $3,000 in damage After Tearing Apart Car While Chasing Cat

    03/30/2024 4:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 30, 2024 | Social Links forAlyssa Guzman
    Two dogs tore apart a Florida, woman’s car while trying to reach a feline hiding inside the engine. Christie Barr was shocked when she woke up to see her vehicle torn up with an estimated $3,000 in repairs, WJAX reported. “I thought somebody had maybe taken a BB gun and shot my car,” the Jacksonville woman told the outlet.Barr called the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and investigators pouring through security camera footage found the four-legged culprits. Video showed two grey dogs tearing off the car’s front tire and otherwise attacking the vehicle.
  • French bulldogs remain the most popular US breed in new rankings. Many fans aren't happy

    03/20/2024 10:13:21 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 45 replies
    Channel 3000 News/AP ^ | March 20, 2024 | AP Staff
    French bulldogs. U.S. dog owners. C'est l'amour. Frenchies remained the United States' most commonly registered purebred dogs last year, according to American Kennel Club rankings released Wednesday. The club calls the Frenchie the most popular breed, though other canine constituencies may beg to differ. Is it a coup to be celebrated? Au contraire, say longtime fans who rue what popularity is doing to the breed. Nevertheless, after lapping Labrador retrievers to take the top spot in 2022, the bat-eared, scaled-down bulldogs held on in the new standings, which reflect puppies and other dogs that were added last year to the...
  • 3-month-old baby mauled to death by family pit bull in NJ: reports

    03/15/2024 4:17:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 14, 2024, | Steve Janoski
    A baby was mauled to death by a family dog in New Jersey in a vicious attack that also left the mother seriously injured, .. Cops were called to a home in the Middlesex County town of Woodbridge at about 6:15 a.m. Saturday, where they found Daymon Balbuena, a 3-month-old baby boy, unresponsive, .. The county prosecutor’s office — which took over the investigation — believes the child was attacked by the family pit bull. The mother — who was seriously wounded — and father were also brought to the hospital for treatment, the prosecutor’s office said. They were released...