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  • Samaritans come together and save dog’s life

    05/28/2014 12:48:48 PM PDT · by Altariel · 15 replies
    Portsmouth Daily Times ^ | May 28, 2014 | Joseph Pratt
    Abandoned six-month-old doberman puppy, Atticus, is being given a new life after being hit by a car on Scioto Trail and being rescued by a group of local good samaritans. Portsmouth resident Lisa Potts was sitting at home when she heard what she thought was a child crying outside. She ran to investigate and saw the young doberman in the middle of the street, and her two new neighbors running towards him, stopping traffic in his lane. Potts went to check on the dog, running between the many lanes of busy traffic, while a neighbor watched her daughter. “There were...
  • Doris Day to Mark 90th Birthday With Auction to Benefit Animals

    03/12/2014 6:04:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Screen legend Doris Day is celebrating a landmark birthday with an auction to benefit her favorite cause: animals. A spokesman for Day said Tuesday the nonprofit Doris Day Animal Foundation will mark her 90th birthday in April with a bash in Carmel, Calif. A sold-out fundraising celebration at Day's Cypress Inn will include a doggie fashion show, adoption event and an April 4 tribute dinner for fans and friends.
  • TV blamed for 'wolves' trend: Soaring numbers of dog breeds including huskies being abandoned

    02/24/2014 4:17:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 115 replies
    mail online ^ | Richard Marsden
    Soaring numbers of ‘wolf breed’ dogs are being abandoned by owners unable to cope with the pets - which have become popular after featuring in cult films and television shows such as Twilight and Game of Thrones. Charities including The Dogs Trust say hundreds of dogs such as Malamutes, Huskies and Sarloos were given up last year because their demands for attention and exercise are proving too much. And last week, six day-old Eliza-Mae Mullane was mauled to death by her parents’ pet Alaskan Malamute at their home in Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire. Police are currently still investigating the circumstances of the...
  • Airlift gives 400-plus shelter dogs a second chance

    12/08/2013 11:21:30 AM PST · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Delco Times ^ | Dec 7, 2013 | Dana Bartholomew
    The Wings of Rescue 3rd Annual Holiday Airlift whisked 500 shelter pooches aboard 14 flights to 11 cities up to the Pacific Northwest, saving each from near-certain euthanasia. “We’re loading to Helena, (Montana) now,” barked Woodland Hills real-estate developer Yehuda Netanel, a native of Israel and cofounder of Wings of Rescue, which since 2009 has flown more than 5,000 Southern California shelter dogs to safety. “We either do it or the dogs die, so the choice is clear.” Unable to find “fur-ever” families in Southern California, these last-chance animals were being airlifted to Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, where they...
  • All Of President Obama’s Pardoned Turkeys Are Dead

    11/19/2013 11:42:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    US News ^ | November 19, 2013 | Nikki Schwab
    It’s that time of the year again folks, when two lucky turkeys come to Washington, spend time at a swanky hotel, get some facetime with President Obama at the White House, before spending the rest of their days at a historic Virginia farm. But those days are always short. Gobbler and Cobbler—last year’s set of turkeys who attended the annual Presidential Turkey Pardon—have both died, Whispers has learned. Gobbler, Cobbler’s understudy, died in February. … Cobbler, 2012’s official pardoned turkey, lived through the summer and was euthanized on Aug. 22. …
  • Starved and flea-covered German shepherd is rescued after being chained to a tree

    10/03/2013 4:59:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 47 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3 October 2013 | Snejana Farberov
    Starved and flea-covered German shepherd is rescued after being chained to a tree for FOUR YEARS... as heartless owner gets just a $25 fine An Ohio pet owner has been arrested and slapped with a $25 fine after police rescued a starving, flea-invested and abused German shepherd that had been chained to a tree for four years. Jeremy Shane Temple was taken into custody last Friday from his Middletown home after officers and Butler County Dog Wardens responded to a report that pets were being mistreated at the residence. Officials discovered a mangy-looking and severely emaciated German shepherd dubbed by...
  • Raccoon Survives Month at Sea by Eating Cardboard

    09/29/2013 12:38:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 26 Sep 2013
    A stowaway raccoon is thought to have survived a month at sea by eating cardboard. Curious Meeko got in a container in Davenport, Iowa, US, that was sent by rail to Halifax in Canada and shipped to Liverpool. The cargo was driven to Ebbw Vale in South Wales, where workers found a furry extra in their machine parts order. ‘She was really thin when she arrived but is starting to put some weight on,’ said Jan Garen, who has given Meeko a home at Wales Ape and Monkey sanctuary, in Abercrave. ‘She is getting used to us but she has...
  • It's National Dog Day!

    08/26/2013 11:50:40 AM PDT · by Gefn · 56 replies
    National Dog Day.Com ^ | August 26, 2013
    To raise awareness that dogs and puppies at shelters need homes. To honor and cherish your dogs at home.
  • Killing Giggles

    08/07/2013 12:40:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 1 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Aug 7,2013 | John Stossel
    As a consumer reporter, I fell for dire predictions about cellphones, Y2K and pesticides. Maybe the new scare will be killer bees, flesh-eating bacteria or bird flu. The media always hype something. Since this is hurricane season, let's at least debunk one specific myth about preparing for hurricanes: the idea you should use masking tape to put X's on your windows. Government brochures did recommend that in the 1930s, but now the National Hurricane Center calls it a mistake. I'm a global warming skeptic not because I don't believe the world will get warmer. It may. Climate changes. It always...
  • Stowaway Cat Makes Trip From Philippines To LA Without Food, Water

    07/30/2013 12:42:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 30, 2013 8:03 AM
    BALDWIN PARK (CBSLA.com) — A 4-year-old domestic short-haired cat who was found inside a freight container in the city of Industry after traveling across the Pacific Ocean without food or water is looking for a home. The cat was listed in fair condition after being found July 16 in a container that arrived in Los Angeles aboard a ship en-route from Manila, Philippines. The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) was contacted by the business, located on the 100 block of S. Grand Avenue after employees opened the container and found the cat. “The cat...
  • AKC and VVMA Express Outrage at PETA Approach to Euthanasia in Animal Shelter

    07/10/2013 1:37:00 PM PDT · by Jean S · 28 replies
    Dear Dog Lover, The American Kennel Club® (AKC) and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) have today issued statements to highlight their vehement disapproval of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)’s apparent policy of euthanizing animals frequently at its shelter in Norfolk, VA. Furthermore, the AKC has called for the PETA shelter to take steps towards balancing its adoption and euthanasia rates for dogs and cats in its shelter. “While most shelters strive for a 90% re-homing rate, PETA is apparently proud of their 99% killing rate and callously boasts that the animals it rescues are ‘better off...
  • University Team Helps Capture African Rhino Poachers

    06/22/2013 11:23:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Diamondback Online ^ | Thursday, June 20, 2013 | Katelyn Newman
    The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies’ Terrapin One drone is meant to let South African poachers know what “fear the turtle” is all about. On May 26, during the drone’s first night flight, it aided in capturing a group of poachers spotted threatening a mother rhinoceros and her calf. The project — which programs the movements of the drone, loaned to the team by Denver-based manufacturer Falcon UAV — is the creation of Tom Snitch, a member of the Board of Visitors of UMIACS, and institute scientists. Based on the data they gathered during test flights in...
  • Bear with head stuck in plastic jar for 11 days is freed

    06/16/2013 7:31:06 AM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2013 | AP
    <p>Four central Pennsylvania residents said they used only a rope and a flashlight during a wild chase to rescue a young bear whose head had been stuck in a plastic jar for at least 11 days.</p> <p>Area residents first spotted the 100-pound bruin with its head in a red jar on June 3, but it eluded game wardens.</p>
  • Snout-less dog returns home to Philippines as a hero

    06/10/2013 3:21:23 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | JUNE 09, 2013 | MICHAELA CABRERA
    MANILA - A shepherd-mix who lost her snout saving two girls returned on Sunday to her owner’s home in the southern Philippines after eight months of veterinary treatment in the United States, earning a new title as “dog ambassador of goodwill”. On Saturday, two-year-old Kabang, her tail wagging, faced television cameras and fans at Manila International airport and toured a nearby upscale shopping mall and park frequented by dog lovers. She was an instant star. Authorities are planning a short motorcade on Monday in honour of Kebang, which means “different colours” in local dialect, in the southern town of Zamboanga....
  • Time Warner Technicians Rescue Kitten Snuggled Up Against Cable Lines [w/pix]

    05/08/2013 2:28:08 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | May 8, 2013 | Laura Northrup
    Late on Saturday night, a San Antonio apartment complex needed an urgent visit from Time Warner Cable. Was it a building-wide Internet outage? Disrupted movie-viewing? No… a tiny kitten was stuck in one of the plastic pipes that contain Time Warner’s lines below the building, and wouldn’t come out. Time Warner’s own blog and a few local news outlets carried the story. One building resident resident heard faint mewing, and first called the first-line responders for stuck kittens, the local fire department, but they couldn’t coax out the cat. Neither could the Time Warner techs with bits of food. So...
  • Elton, the "Gay" Dog, Spared the Gas Chamber

    02/02/2013 10:56:01 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 31, 2013 | Russell Goldman
    Elton, the "Gay" Dog, Spared the Gas Chamber A dog in Tennessee whose owner dumped it at a shelter because he thought it was gay was saved from euthanasia at the last minute by a kindhearted animal lover. The dog was left with a rabies control shelter in Jackson, Tenn., this week “not because he’s mean or tears things up… But because his owner says he’s gay!” the group Jackson TN Euthanasia, which tries to find homes for dogs in kill-shelters, posted on its Facebook page on Wednesday. “He hunched another male dog so his owner threw him away because...
  • 'Gay' dog saved: Animal's euthanasia halted

    01/31/2013 6:53:09 PM PST · by chessplayer · 25 replies
    Luckily, a "gay" dog was saved from euthanasia Thursday after someone launched a Facebook campaign two days earlier. A Tennessee animal shelter said an owner brought the dog in this week and called it "homosexual" after observing it mounting a same-sex dog. However, after a large response from the shelter's social media campaign, the animal was not euthanized.
  • Escaped dog led to highway deaths of 2 women

    12/29/2012 5:28:29 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 42 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 28 December 2012
    <p>SANTA YNEZ, Calif. (AP) — The deaths of two women who were struck by vehicles on a Southern California highway last week have been connected to a chase after a loose dog. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Lt. Butch Arnoldi tells the Santa Maria Times (http://bit.ly/12U2WyO ) that 54-year-old Sara Ornelas and 49-year-old Barbara Romero were driving to a casino at 11:45 p.m. on Dec. 21 when they pulled over west of Lake Cachuma.</p>
  • Couple dead, teen missing after family swept to sea trying to save dog

    11/26/2012 9:41:34 AM PST · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/26/12 | ap
    A couple died and their 16-year-old son went missing after being swept into sea in Northern California while trying to save their dog, authorities said Sunday. The family was at Big Lagoon, a beach north of Eureka, Saturday afternoon when the dog chased after a thrown stick and got pulled into the ocean by eight to ten foot waves, said Dana Jones, a state Parks and Recreation district superintendent. ~~~SNIP~~~ The dog got out of the water on its own, Jones said.
  • Turtle Rescued After Being Taped To Balloons

    Authorities are looking for whoever taped a turtle to several balloons and sent it flying in an Oceanside neighborhood. The turtle was spotted duct-taped and dangling from balloons that were caught high up in a eucalyptus tree. Some neighbors next door saw what was going on and tried to help the turtle. "We look up and there's green and blue balloons up there," said resident Chanelle Wright. "He was just swinging his arms trying to get out of it. Somebody had taped him to the balloons." Wright told 10News, "I called the Humane Society to try to get the fire...
  • Georgia woman who rescued animals killed in dog attack

    08/18/2012 12:22:55 AM PDT · by Washi · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2012 | Fox News
    A Georgia college student who cared for abandoned animals for nearly a decade was attacked and killed by a dog, police said. Rebecca Carey, 23, was killed at her Decatur home sometime over the weekend, MyFoxAtlanta.com reports. Authorities said Carey, who worked with dogs since she was a young teenager, had five dogs living with her at the time of her death. They included a pit bull, which she had owned for six years, a boxer mix and a Presa, a large Spanish breed. She was also dogsitting another Presa for a friend. Carey’s body was discovered Sunday afternoon after...
  • Dog rescued on Mt. Bierstadt - More Details

    08/18/2012 5:45:57 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 212 replies
    14ers.com ^ | 8-14-12 | Anthony Ortolani
    Re: Dog Found: Mt. Bierstadt! by aortolani14 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:34 am Hi all, I am the owner of the German Shepard girl found on Mt. Bierstadt. I need to know the name of the vet clinic that Missy is at so I can go see her and re-reimburse them for helping her, and if I am fortunate enough, to bring her home. I am at a complete loss of words. My gratitude for the people involved in this is without measure. Missy was hurt during an attempt at crossing the Sawtooth. It was Missy, a friend and...
  • Animal Rescuers Become a Sick, Abandoned Dog's Many Best Friends

    07/13/2012 5:40:23 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 12, 2012 | Rene Lynch
    The German shepherd was lashed to a fence inside an abandoned junkyard. With no food and water, he began drinking his own urine. Part of his right ear was torn or bitten off. A too-small collar was embedded into his skin. Lesions and scabs dotted his back where there should have been fur. When an unidentified good Samaritan brought the dog through the front door of the Emergency Pet Clinic of San Gabriel Valley last winter, a stench filled the room. Dr. Jeffrey Patlogar took one look and thought the animal needed to be euthanized, immediately, to end its suffering....
  • Not photoshopped beam of light shines on fallen soldiers miracle dog.

    11/25/2011 7:54:32 AM PST · by mk2000 · 74 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/24/2011 | Kimberly Launier
    It was an overcast day in Newport, N.H., when a simple “20/20″ shoot turned into something that made me wonder about life after death. I was filming soldier Justin Rollin’s parents Skip and Rhonda playing with their dog Hero, whose rescue from the Iraq War zone where Justin died was nothing short of a miracle. Sometimes when Rhonda hugged Hero she would softly pet her face and coo, “Justin, are you in there?” It was Rhonda’s gentle way of remembering their son and his last living connection to Hero. At one point, Hero wandered off and took a stroll in...
  • Dog Gets First Chance To Walk On All Fours

    05/25/2011 2:49:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 5-24-11
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A former shelter dog that’s missing a foot is now learning to walk on all fours again. “Brownie” tried on his new custom-made prosthetic paw on Tuesday. He lives with a family of four in Westminster and now he’s on new footing that may take some getting used to. Everybody dotes on the friendly 3-year-old dog. They’re excited about his future because he’s had a difficult past. Brownie came to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in April from an overcrowded shelter in Kansas. He’s active and playful even though he’s missing his left back foot....
  • Good Samaritans Face Fine After Rescuing Deer From Icy Water

    12/19/2010 8:12:44 PM PST · by Clint Williams · 17 replies
    WJZ ^ | 12/19/10 | Alex DeMetrick
    BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) – They fought to save a life, and now they say they’ll fight the fine. It all revolves around the rescue of a deer trapped in icy water Thursday night. Alex DeMetrick reports that good deed was rewarded with tickets. ...
  • Saturday Night Doggie Thread

    10/02/2010 10:37:46 PM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 57 replies
    10-2-10 | Me!
    Tonight I want to hear of your favorite Animal Rescue Organization. Where would YOU go to if you were to adopt a dog and give it it's forever home? Please share your stories about your rescue dogs and the folks who rescued them for you.The one I support and would get another dog if circumstances warranted ... is German Shepherd of Orange County. Their site is HERE!
  • (VANITY) HELP! "Special" kittens need homes!

    07/11/2010 3:34:56 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 79 replies · 1+ views
    n/a | 7/11/2010 | Me
    This is a ping to try to help save a couple young kittens who were either tortured or simply caught in a trap.
  • Starving Dog Saved From Westmoreland County Trailer [Pennsylvania]

    02/14/2010 4:08:35 PM PST · by fatnotlazy · 24 replies · 700+ views
    WTAE-TV ^ | February 13, 2010
    LUXOR, Pa. -- Humane Agents rescued a dog that was left to die inside a Westmoreland County trailer. The dog was found living in a crate, lying on top of another dog that was already dead. A veterinarian gave the dog a bag of I-V fluids and glucose, and she appears to be doing much better. Kathy Burkley, Executive Director of the Westmoreland County Humane Society, said the dog has made a miraculous recovery. “She seems to be extremely traumatized,…although she seems very nice today. I think she is very happy to be here,” Burkley said. This wasn't the first...
  • Dog, Los Angeles Firefighter Recovering After River Rescue.

    01/23/2010 11:58:52 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 39 replies · 1,296+ views
    Fox News Website ^ | 01/23/2010 | Staff
    A California firefighter who was bit by a German shepherd as he hoisted the dog to safety from the Los Angeles River on Friday is not holding it against the frightened dog. Joe St. Georges, a 25-year veteran of the L.A. Fire Department, told Fox News on Saturday that he suffered severe hand and arm injuries during the heroic helicopter rescue but is recovering.
  • 2 Brothers Drown After Trying to Save Dog in California Lake

    12/22/2009 9:23:16 AM PST · by americanophile · 88 replies · 2,477+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 21, 2009 | AP via Fox News
    <p>MCARTHUR, Calif. — Authorities say two brothers drowned after falling into icy waters while attempting to rescue a dog that fell into a Northern California lake.</p>
  • Firefighters criticized for duck rescue

    11/09/2009 6:30:19 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 765+ views
    upi ^ | Nov. 9, 2009
    A British lobbying group has criticized a fire department for spending six hours on the rescue of a pet duck trapped in a pond's overflow pipe. Chris and Karen Hutchens said a five-man team of Gloucestershire firefighters arrived at their Chalford Hill, England, home just before 9:30 a.m. and dug a trench to free their duck, Brownie, from the pipe, The Sun reported Monday. "It was such a relief when a fire engine turned up and they started digging the hole. The pipe was about 4 feet underground but they kept going, they were wonderful and really went beyond the...
  • Berkeley Breathed's new book was inspired by one of Michael Vick's former pit bulls

    10/31/2009 1:53:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 907+ views
    Beloved cartoonist Berkeley Breathed had an unusual inspiration for his latest children's book, "Flawed Dogs." No it wasn't one of the Santa Barbaran's many rescued pit bulls, but it was one of Michael Vick's infamous dogs who was set to be put down. "The book happened because I came across both a picture and a quote at about the same time -- a picture of one of Michael Vick's fight dogs. It was set to be put down, but a shelter in Utah decided to take the dog and a few others at the same time and try to rehabilitate...
  • Rescued dog mauls man in vicious attack in Woodbury (near Minneapolis)

    10/30/2009 9:19:55 AM PDT · by missycocopuffs · 42 replies · 2,155+ views
    TwinCities.com--Pioneer Press ^ | 10/29/2009 | Bob Shaw
    A dog rescued by a retired police officer attacked him Sunday — inflicting hideous wounds on his face. "The doctors and nurses have never seen anything like this," said John Wess, a friend of the victim. Jim Stewart, 53, of Woodbury, reportedly suffered a severed ear and had the skin torn away from most of his face in the attack. He was listed Thursday evening in good condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. "He has not seen himself in a mirror, and we are pretty worried about that," said Wess, a retired St. Paul police officer and longtime friend....
  • Strip Club Owner Makes Dog Pound in Newt’s Name

    10/28/2009 2:34:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 589+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 28, 2009,
    Snubbed by Newt Gingrich’s conservative group, the owner of a Dallas topless club has decided to create a shelter for pit bulls in his honor. Dawn Rizos was set to receive an “Entrepreneur of the Year” award on Oct. 7 from the group American Solutions for Winning the Future, led by the former U.S. House speaker. But the group reneged, saying it had mistaken her business for another. Rizos, who owns the topless club The Lodge, was refunded the $5,000 fee required to receive the award. So she donated the money to Animal Guardians of America’s sanctuary for rescued dogs...
  • Who dumped 17 cats outside a W. Columbia pet shop?

    09/18/2009 6:49:25 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 42 replies · 1,055+ views
    WIS TV ^ | 17 September 2009
    WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Workers with Pets, Inc. in West Columbia got quite a surprise Thursday when they arrived at work to find four cat carriers with 17 cats stuffed inside. There simply is no room at the inn, so to speak. The no-kill shelter has more mouths than it can feed right now. Pets, Inc. needs to immediately find homes for the cats that are healthy. Workers at Pets, Inc. are looking to prosecute the person who left the cats. That person could be charged for each individual cat. If you're interested in one of the cats or...
  • Rescue Group Holds Adoption For Black Animals

    09/10/2009 1:36:34 PM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 56 replies · 2,650+ views
    WSMV ^ | 09/10/09
    If there's room in your home for just one more, the animal rescue group All About Rescue and Fixin’ Inc. is holding an adoption of black animals Saturday in Putnam County.
  • Woman who adopted dog thrown from bridge may lose apartment

    08/29/2009 10:40:32 AM PDT · by OneVike · 21 replies · 1,276+ views
    Paw Nation ^ | 8/29/09 | Helena Sung
    If you were forced to choose between your apartment or your dog, which would you pick? For 21 year-old Kelsey Westbrook, the answer is clear. "An apartment, to me, is just a material thing," she tells Paw Nation. "But you can't get a dog's life back." In July, the University of Lousiville senior was serving tables at Joe's Crab Shack overlooking the Ohio River when she heard a boom so loud she thought a piece of shrapnel had blown off the highway. "Somebody just threw a dog off the bridge," a customer said, stunned. "We looked down," remembers Kelsey. "And...
  • Fire Survivor 'Sam' the Koala Dies in Surgery

    08/06/2009 9:07:27 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies · 968+ views
    FOxnews ^ | 8/6/2009 | Staff
    ADELAIDE, Australia — Sam the koala, who gained worldwide fame and sympathy when she was rescued during Australia's devastating wildfires this year, died Thursday during an operation meant to save her from a life-threatening disease. The 4-year-old koala had developed cysts associated with urogenital chlamydiosis, which affects up to 50 percent of Australia's koala population. During surgery, the disease was found to be so advanced that it was inoperable and Sam was put to sleep, said Peita Elkhorne, spokeswoman for the lawyers that represent the shelter where the koala had lived since the February fires. "It was so severe that...
  • [30] Terriers arrive needing homes

    07/27/2009 9:03:43 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 18 replies · 1,224+ views
    http://www.news-record.com ^ | July 27, 2009 | Tricia L. Nadolny
    GREENSBORO — Nearly 30 of them dart around the room in a growing frenzy, running into each other, the walls and any legs that get in their way. “Now just go in there, sit down, and see who comes up to you,” Brian Manley says, ushering a group of kids in. It’s love at first lick. Four or five dogs pile on, pushing one boy onto his back. They run over his arms and legs, lying down on his stomach and leaning over his face. The dogs will spend the week here, in the back room at Dog Days on...
  • Michael Vick's pit bulls: Love the cure for outlaw dogs (A Positive Am Staff story)

    05/23/2009 11:46:38 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 15 replies · 685+ views
    Pit bulls raised to be vicious fighters by former pro football quarterback Michael Vick are slowly getting used to life outside the ring and moving toward adoption with help of a southern Utah animal sanctuary. One of the dogs has even been adopted as a "paw" pal by a group of special-needs students in Louisville, Ky. Best Friends Animal Society's Barbara Williams said this week that the animals are making steady progress since 22 of the 47 seized from Vick's property arrived scared and confused in Kanab on Jan. 2, 2008. The remaining dogs were sent to other animal sanctuaries...
  • Ducklings Are Rescued After Falling Down Drain (Pub Drinkers Rescue)

    05/19/2009 9:37:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 2,025+ views
    The News ^ | 19 May 2009 | Rachel Hine
    A family of ducklings had to be saved – after falling down a drain in a Hampshire town. Seven of the 10 baby ducks had fallen into a sewer while following their mother along a road. But fortunately for them they were all reunited thanks to drinkers in a nearby pub who launched an amazing rescue mission. The ducklings and their motADVERTISEMENT her had been waddling past the Delme Arms in Fareham when events took an unfortunate turn. Christina McGill, 29, of Queens Road, Fareham, and the daughter of pub landlord Paul Eley, said: 'We saw the ducks walking past...
  • DC Firefighters Pluck Baby Ducks From Storm Drain

    05/19/2009 9:58:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 931+ views
    AP ^ | 5/19/09 | AP
    Firefighters plucked four baby ducks from a storm drain Monday after the rescuers heard the mother squawking for her hatchlings in a bustling Washington neighborhood known more for nightlife than wildlife. Firefighters at Engine Company 9 noticed a duck "screaming at a storm drain" in an alley, fire department spokesman Alan Etter said. When they took the cover off the drain, they found four ducklings swimming about six feet down, he said. The firefighters took all the ducks, including a fifth duckling that had stayed by its mother's side, to a nearby police station, where they were handed over to...
  • Dog rescued from squalid rural property gets new life in Dallas

    04/25/2009 6:13:37 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 6 replies · 569+ views
    02:07 PM CDT on Friday, April 24, 2009 By RICHARD ABSHIRE / The Dallas Morning News rabshire@dallasnews.com Finney is a lucky dog. The Great Pyrenees mix seems to find everything to his liking these days except car rides. "The first couple of times we took him in the car, he threw up," said Alvin Skelton, one of Finney's adoptive owners, who drove the dog to the groomer Thursday. "He'd probably never been in a car before." Car rides and trips to the groomer weren't the only things that Finney missed out on in the first nine years of his life....
  • Where to put 300 cats? Fla. county has to decide

    04/19/2009 11:57:22 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies · 730+ views
    miamiherald ^ | Sunday, 04.19.09
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Who should care for hundreds of abandoned house cats in Alachua County? A sanctuary whose property isn't approved for it or the county shelter, which would pay to support or euthanize the animals?
  • Obamas criticised for breaking promise of adopting dog from shelter

    04/14/2009 6:13:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 39 replies · 1,583+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/14/2009 | Nick Greene
    President Barack Obama's gift of a dog to his two daughters has angered animal welfare activists who argued that he broke a promise to adopt a dog from a shelter. Bo, the six-month-old black and white Portuguese water dog who was a gift from Senator Edward Kennedy, was due to have his official unveiling at the White House last night. Though he was given up by his first owners, the puppy spent no time in a rescue shelter and instead was treated to a month with the senator's dog trainer before being handed over to the White House. Dr Jana...
  • PROMISES, PROMISES: Is Obama dog a rescue or not?

    04/13/2009 1:43:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1,022+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2009 | SHARON THEIMER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Is Bo a rescued dog or not? Did President Obama keep or break a campaign promise in picking the purebred as the family's new pet? The twists and turns of the Portuguese water dog's journey to the White House make for the kind of intrigue that political junkies and the highly opinionated dog world delight in. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle said during the presidential campaign that they had promised their two girls a dog after the election, and they repeatedly said they wanted it to be a rescued dog such as one from a shelter.
  • Animal rescuers disappointed over first dog choice

    04/13/2009 12:19:57 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 80 replies · 1,859+ views
    reuters.com ^ | 04/13/09 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Animal rescuers voiced disappointment on Monday that President Barack Obama and his family chose a purebred dog from a breeder over rescuing an unwanted animal from a shelter.
  • Economy causing horse crisis: People 'giving up their animals'

    03/22/2009 3:39:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies · 926+ views
    CNN ^ | Kara Finnstrom and Chuck Conder
    The sound of pounding hooves thunders in the high desert air. A cloud of dust marks the trail of a herd of wild horses as they race across the arid plain. This is Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue, a shelter for wild mustangs and unwanted horses near Lancaster, California. Lifesavers President Jill Starr says she and other shelter operators are witnessing an equine crisis. "People have lost their homes, their jobs, their hope," she said. "And they are giving up their animals." "We've had horses come onto the property in a horse trailer, unannounced, and just offloaded and [owners] ask us,...
  • Black dog syndrome: Harder to find homes for darker pups

    02/27/2009 1:27:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 95 replies · 2,090+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2/27/09 | KARA SPAK
    Thomas the Tank's supple and shiny black Labrador coat is his most stunning feature. It's also his greatest curse. The 5-year-old bundle of sweet canine joy unwittingly suffers from "black dog syndrome," a term describing how large, black dogs often linger the longest on the adoption block at animal shelters. While scientific evidence of this malady is scarce, the phenomenon is real and also applies to black cats, those working in shelters say. Thomas is one of six large, black dogs up for adoption at PAWS Chicago, the largest transfer agency out of the Chicago city pound. Paula Fasseas, chairman...