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  • Hero Cat -- Attack Dog Euthanized [Don't blame me, I didn't write the headline.]

    05/25/2014 11:51:21 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 82 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/25/2014
    Every dog has it's day ... and in the case of the Lab/Chow mix that viciously attacked a little boy only to be scared off by hero cat -- his last day was Saturday. Sources at the Bakersfield animal shelter tell TMZ ... Scrappy was euthanized at the end of a 10-day hold following the attack. We're told the dog was aggressive during his stay at the shelter, even trying to bite a couple of employees. Scrappy was so ornery ... we're told he would try to attack staff even when they tried to give him food and water.
  • 1,000 dog deaths linked to ‘toxic jerky treats’

    More than 1,000 dog deaths may now be linked to toxic jerky treats according to the Food and Drug Administration. And the agency says since 2007, there have been almost 5,000 complaints of pet illnesses related to the treats.
  • A Dog Is Invited to Vote in the European Parliament Elections ... Norton, England

    04/15/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    A dog is invited to vote in the European Parliament elections Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The pup belongs to RussellHoyle of Norton, a village in north east England. Hoyle told The Evening Gazette, “I can remember when the people came round to do the census. I remember saying ‘There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote. We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years.’ When the polling card addressed to ‘Zeus...
  • New Jersey Dog Receives Jury Duty Summons

    04/15/2014 7:25:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    Dog receives jury duty summons Recently man’s best friend has been called upon to perform duties beyond simple unconditional love and loyalty. Earlier this week, there were reports thata canine in England was invited to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Now, canine civic responsibility has hit the States. On Friday, a jury duty summons was sent to “IV Griner,” a New Jersey German Shepherd. As reported by WKYW CBS 3, the name on the summons is the same name that appears on the pooch’s vet record. IV’s owner, Barrett Griner told the station, “Nobody in my house is...
  • Chupacabra found alive in Texas? (photos and video at link)

    04/02/2014 9:23:39 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 175 replies
    AZ Family.com ^ | 4/2/14 | Janelle Bludau
    RATCLIFFE, Texas — Deep in the back woods of South Texas, you never know what might be lurking around the corner, or in your tree. “He saw this strange animal up here eating corn,” Jackie Stock said. In Ratcliffe, a small town in DeWitt County, residents are certain they've found the mythical, despicable chupacabra, and this time, it's alive. Ratcliffe Resident Jackie Stock said her husband caught the creature Sunday night. “He called me to come and look, and I said ‘Bubba that looks like a baby chupacabra,’” Stock said. With its hairless back, large claws, countless teeth and ferocious...
  • New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem (Muslims Throw Puppies at IDF)

    03/22/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Israellycool ^ | March 18, 2014 | Judge Dan
    New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem Update: The source for this post is the “0404 News“, an internet based outlet that report predominantly about Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, IDF. More often than not, they are tipped directly by IDF and Police personnel about items, especially items that do not gain media attention, like rock throwing, firebombs, and other attacks on armed forces and civilians, often accompanied with private photos taken with their cellular phones. While I personally do not doubt the veracity of this report, it should be stated that as of now, no other news outlets...
  • Blind Woman Suing Nudist Community that Told Her to Get Rid of Service Dog

    02/28/2014 8:11:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 28, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Blind woman suing nudist community that told her to get rid of service dog In 2011, a medical condition caused Lutz, Florida woman Sharon Fowler to lose her vision. Legally blind, she had to acquire a service dog, named Laura. Ms. Fowler and her husband, Craig, moved into the Paradise Lakes Condominiums complex in 2012 with Laura. However, after they had settled in, Sharongot a letter from the property’s management that was very upsetting, as WTSP 10 News reports. She was told that because Laura, a black Labrador, was over the 25-pound weight limit, she needed to go. This, despite...
  • Police Officer to Disabled Veteran Denied Service: “You’re Not Blind, You Don’t Need a Dog”

    02/27/2014 7:20:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 27, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Police officer to disabled veteran denied service: “You’re not blind, you don’t need a dog” Aryeh Ohayon served in the armed forces for 23 years as a member of both the Army and Navy. Like many other military men and women, Ohayon’s experience hasled him to having depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And that’s why his service dog, Bandit, is important. As he told KHOU 11 News, “He’s the alert if I start to if I have a panic attack or start to go back into a flashback mode…He’s my ground. And my family.” However, Ohayon claims that a...
  • Nazis Attempted to Train Dogs to Talk, Read and Spell to Win WW2

    01/07/2014 7:42:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    IO9 ^ | January 7, 2014 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    Did the nazis really have a school for talking dogs? Just when you think you've gotten to the end of the bizarre by-products of World War II, you learn about talking Nazi dogs. The question is: How official were they? We'll look into the school — or possibly the con game — of talking dogs. Here's what we know. In 1930, Margarethe Schmidt lived with her mother in a relatively large house, and kept Asra, a Great Dane. Asra gave birth to five puppies, and the Schmidts took in a terrier. Somewhere along the line, all the dogs began learning...
  • Bad dog, Sunny! The moment Obama's new pup knocked over a little girl...

    12/04/2013 6:41:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 December 2013 | Meghan Keneally
    <p>The Obama's younger dog is still getting used to the spotlight as it made a major faux pas during a White House ceremony Wednesday afternoon.</p> <p>Sunny Obama jumped up on a toddler who was a guest at the unveiling of the official Christmas decorations, pushing the little girl to the ground.</p>
  • Muslim Brotherhood Dip Puppies in Gasoline to Use as Firebombs

    10/29/2013 7:14:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    IsraelNationalNews.com ^ | 10/29/2013 | Ari Yashar
    <p>Two puppies rescued after nearly being used as living firebombs by Muslim Brotherhood.</p> <p>Two puppies from Egypt were rescued just moments before they were to be used by the Muslim Brotherhood in their protests as "puppy bombs" dipped in gasoline and set on fire.</p>
  • Politicking with Dogs in Tow

    10/13/2013 4:41:13 AM PDT · by SovereignVA · 16 replies
    I tried googling for some answers, but I think my question is too vague. I am the proud new dog owner of an adorable five-year-old female dachshund mix. I've worked with dogs for the last eight years in a medical setting, but have never had one of my own. Can I (or more to the point is it advisable to) bring my Lady with me on election day when I hand out sample ballots for my precinct? What kind of political activities are dog-friendly, and which should be avoided? Also, any recommendations for colorful doggie t-shirt/sweaters? Six in the morning...
  • Vintage Photographs of Dog Space Suits, 1950s - 1960s

    06/08/2013 4:56:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1950s - 1960s | Retronaut
    1950s - 1960s: Dog Space Suits
  • The world's first archaeology dog Migaloo sniffs out ancient bones

    05/21/2013 5:08:05 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Courier-Mail (Australia) ^ | May 14, 2013 | Quest Newspapers
    Move over Indiana Jones, there is a new dog in town. Meet Migaloo the wonder-pup who can sniff out 600-year-old bones more than 2m underground with her sharp sense of smell and keen eye for adventure. The three-year-old black labrador mix has been hailed as the first archaeology dog in the world. Owner Gary Jackson found Migaloo at a rescue centre 14 months ago and says they have been inseparable ever since... After only a year on the job, Migaloo already holds the world record for the oldest archaeological find by a dog... Migaloo made the startling find at an...
  • The Worst Guard Dog ... Burglary Suspect Finds Time to Feed the Dog; Dog Then Leaves With Burglar

    04/10/2013 7:32:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    The Wwenatchee World ^ | April 8, 2013 | Dee Riggs
    Burglary suspect finds time to feed the dog EAST WENATCHEE — Residents of a house in the 600 block of Second Street Northeast were surprised to come home Saturday night and find a strange man in their kitchen. “He was standing there with the refrigerator door open and feeding their dog some pudding,” said Dan Reierson, assistant chief with the East Wenatchee Police Department. The suspect told the couple that he was looking for a man to kill, but the residents told him that person did not live there, Reierson said. The suspect sat for a brief time in a...
  • (It's Come to This ...) Vet Wants to Legalize Pot for Dogs

    04/06/2013 6:31:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Live Science ^ | 05 April 2013 | Tanya Lewis
    Vet Wants to Legalize Pot for Dogs Polls show the majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, but should dogs have it too? It sounds crackpot, but Veterinarian Doug Kramer thinks that the THC in marijuana could help dogs and other pets with painful conditions that don't respond to other treatments. VICE chatted with Kramer about his pot-for-pets campaign. "A client first brought it to my attention," Kramer told VICE. "She had a pet that was not responding well to any of the pain medications or the steroids that we were giving it, and she wanted to talk about getting medical...
  • Gabby Giffords & Husband Mark Kelly's Daughter's Dog Kills Baby Seal (Killed More Than My AR-15)

    03/26/2013 7:18:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | March 25, 2013 | CBS Los Angeles
    Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Pulls Daughter’s Dog Off Sea Lion In Laguna Beach LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Gabrielle Giffords’ husband pulled his daughter’s dog off of a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend. The incident, which was captured on video, happened around 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Goff Cove Beach by the Montage Laguna Beach. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly’s 18-year-old daughter, who was on vacation with her father and Giffords, was walking the American bulldog on a leash when the 65-pound dog saw the sea lion, ran off and attacked. Nathan, who declined to give his last name, happened to...
  • 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...
  • Alessandra Ambrosio Lands in Hot Water with PETA for Dyeing Her Dog Pink

    07/06/2012 2:53:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 6, 2012 | Kathryn Kattalia
    Alessandra Ambrosio Lands in Hot Water with PETA for Dyeing Her Dog Pink The Victoria's Secret model came under fire from the animal rights group after stepping out with her pink and purple pooch in Malibu It looks like this Angel is barking up the wrong tree. Alessandra Ambrosio is used to turning heads every time she steps out on the street, but it seems the Victoria's Secret supermodel drew the wrong kind of attention when she took her dip-dyed pink and purple pooch for a walk in Malibu on Thursday. The brunette beauty and mom of two came under...
  • In 1939, a robot dog was killed while chasing a car. Really.

    03/11/2012 10:57:41 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies · 1+ views
    IO9 ^ | Mar 10, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    In 1939, a robot dog was killed while chasing a car. Really. Sometimes you stumble across a piece of history that is too good not to follow up on. Sparko, the robot dog, is one such piece of history. Prepared for the World's Fair in 1939, he got out of his pen, chased a car, and was killed. No fooling. Androids may dream of electronic sheep, but people have dreamed, for decades, of electronic dogs. Robots, a threatening concept, became much less frightening when put in the form of man's best friend. This relationship turned out quite satisfying for people...
  • Mysterious 'Dog-Headed Pig Monster' Terrorizes Africa

    02/28/2012 7:54:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Yahoo/LiveScience.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2012 | Benjamin Radford
    Residents in northern Namibia, on the southwest coast of Africa, have reported being terrorized by a bizarre dog-pig hybrid creature. The animal is said to be mostly white and unlike anything the villagers have ever seen, with a doglike head and the broad, round, nearly hairless back and shoulders of a giant pig. The beast was spotted chasing and attacking dogs, goats and other domestic animals in this arid region not far from the Kalahari desert. As often happens when rumors of monsters spread in rural areas around the world, some locals have taken extra safety precautions, such as traveling...
  • Some deep thoughts as Valentine’s Day approaches

    02/12/2012 6:25:02 PM PST · by girlangler · 21 replies
    samcook.arevoices.com ^ | 2/10/12 | Sam Cook
    It’s so difficult to know what to give her. Every Valentine’s Day, I struggle with the decision. She knows I love her. That is not a question. I tell her how much she means to me nearly every day. But on Valentine’s Day, she deserves something special, something tangible that conveys the depths of my feelings for her. I often ask other guys for suggestions, but none of their ideas seem to be what I’m looking for. I’ll tell you what she likes. She likes it best when we just go for a long walk together. Just the other evening,...
  • (CSI Poop Police) DNA Test Helps Enforce Pet Clean Up Policy

    02/09/2012 6:45:01 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | February 9, 2012 | Brad Wills
    DNA Test Helps Enforce Pet Clean Up Policy SAN DIEGO - The same DNA technology that has solved cold case murders is now being used to crack down on a whole new class of criminals: dog owners who don't clean up after their pets. "Unfortunately, people leave surprises in my yard, but I always carry plastic bags, so I can clean up those surprises," said dog owner Ted Stevens. Now, BioPet Vet Lab ,a company in Knoxville, Tenn., has developed technology that is says can identify the dogs that leave unwelcome calling cards on neighborhood lawns. The system, called Pooprints,...
  • Out for a walk with 42 Saint Bernard dogs (YouTube)

    02/05/2012 10:20:41 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Fox 43 WPMT ^ | February 3, 2012 | Lasquite
    Out for a walk with 42 Saint Bernard dogs Lasquite's Saint Bernards on Lasqueti Island Canada (Click onto the link to view the two-minute + video on the Fox 43 WPMT webpage)
  • Dog: Man's Best Friend for Over 33,000 Years (Oldest Known Evidence of Dog Domestication)

    02/05/2012 8:24:42 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 24, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    Dog: man's best friend for over 33,000 years He's been man's best friend for generations. An ancient dog skull found in Siberia and dating back 33,000 years presents some of the oldest known evidence of dog domestication. When combined with a similar find in Belgium, the two skulls indicate that the domestication of dogs by humans occurred repeatedly throughout early human history at different geographic locations -- rather than at a single domestication event, as previously believed. "Both the Belgian find and the Siberian find are domesticated species based on morphological characteristics," said Greg Hodgins, a researcher at the University...
  • Iran: Dog Ownership to Be Outlawed Under Lawmakers' Plan

    04/19/2011 7:15:26 AM PDT · by Realman30 · 91 replies
    TIME ^ | 04-19-11 | AZADEH MOAVENI
    For much of the past decade, the Iranian government has tolerated what it considers a particularly depraved and un-Islamic vice: the keeping of pet dogs. During periodic crackdowns, police have confiscated dogs from their owners right off the street; and state media has lectured Iranians on the diseases spread by canines. The cleric Gholamreza Hassani, from the city of Urmia, has been satirized for his sermons railing against "short-legged" and "holdable" dogs. But as with the policing of many other practices (like imbibing alcoholic drinks) that are deemed impure by the mullahs but perfectly fine to many Iranians, the state...
  • Dog in Japan stays by the side of its ailing friend in the rubble

    03/16/2011 4:41:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 3/16/11 | Brent Michael Dykes
    It's a universal truth that dogs are man's best friend, but they're pretty darn loyal to their own as well. Case in point: this tear-inducing video, via the website Jezebel, showing a dog, shivering and disoriented, remaining loyally by the side of a stricken fellow canine amid the devastation of the Japanese tsunami.
  • (Adogalypse Now) - Small Dog Chews Off Elderly Man's Toes

    02/10/2011 6:59:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | February 10, 2011 | Fox 5 San Diego
    SAN DIEGO -- Two small dogs have been quarantined after one of them chewed a couple of toes off of their elderly owner early Thursday, investigators said. Police received an emergency call just before 5:30 a.m. from the man's caretaker. The caller said he found the victim lying in bed amid blood-soaked sheets at their home in the 200 block of West California Street in Mission Hills. The caretaker then discovered that his roommate was missing three left toes and that one of the men's two small dogs had blood on its snout, SDPD spokeswoman Andra Brown said. Paramedics took...
  • Cop Shoots Dogs, Neighborhood Outraged

    01/31/2011 8:21:41 AM PST · by Immerito · 86 replies
    My Wabash Valley ^ | January 10, 2011 | Katie Shane
    A Valley neighborhood is outraged after two dogs are shot and killed by local police. The Shelburn Town Marshal says he was forced to shoot two dogs. Officer Doug Inman says he was called to a field off Mill Street, where neighbors say a pack of dogs were fighting. Inman tried to break-up the fight and even fired shots into the ground to scare the dogs. When that didn't work he shot two mastiff puppies. The family says he had no right to kill the dogs. "I'm just glad it wasn't a child out being attacked by these two dogs,"...
  • War Hero Dog "Target" Mistakenly Euthanized - (Dog saved American lives in Afghanistan)

    11/19/2010 7:19:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | November 19, 2010 | Associated Press
    <p>Target was credited with saving American lives in Afghanistan.</p> <p>FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - A dog named Target that lived through explosions in war-torn Afghanistan couldn't survive a brief stay at an Arizona animal shelter.</p>
  • Canine-Americans Outraged Over Obama Slur

    09/07/2010 7:31:57 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 24 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 9/7/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 "Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time and they’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true." Barack H. Obama The Canine-American community is deeply offended by Barack Obama’s off-prompter remarks in Milwaukee which suggested that being compared to a dog is meant as an insult. Canine advocacy groups were quick to point out that dogs are, in fact, loyal and trustworthy—traits that cannot be associated with human politicians. Word of this most recent affront...
  • How LOST should have ended...

    06/03/2010 6:20:17 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 557+ views
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    How LOST should have ended... Dream of the yellow dog
  • Alaska dog honored for leading troopers to fire

    04/24/2010 7:37:51 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 700+ views
    hosted ^ | RACHEL D'ORO | Apr 24
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Buddy the German shepherd was hailed Friday as a hero for guiding Alaska State Troopers through winding back roads to a fire at his owners' workshop. "Buddy is an untrained dog who for some reason recognized the severity of the situation and acted valiantly in getting help for his family,...."
  • Dogs chew off testicles of baby left alone in apartment

    04/08/2010 7:32:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 1,822+ views
    AP ^ | April 8, 2010 | The Associated Press
  • Loyal guide dog gets owner home from 120-mile journey before collapsing and dying

    04/05/2010 6:14:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies · 1,206+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Loyal guide dog gets owner home from 120-mile journey before collapsing and dying By Daily Mail Reporter A loyal guide dog defied an massive tumour to get his owner home safely after a 120-mile trip before collapsing and dying. Comet the Labrador retriever braved his painful condition so that David Quarmby, 61, could get home safely from his train and bus journeys. Minutes after they arrived at Mr Quarmby's home in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, from Birmingham, Comet collapsed and died while being given anaesthetic by a vet. Mr Quarmby said: 'He got me off the bus, across the road and...
  • Trial Ordered for Man Accused of Fatally Choking Puppy

    03/11/2010 7:15:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 360+ views
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | March 11, 2010 | Kelly Wheeler
    Trial ordered for man accused of fatally choking puppy By Kelly Wheeler City News Service March 11, 2010 SAN DIEGO - A La Jolla man accused of choking his 10-week-old puppy -- which later died -- as punishment for barking and nipping his girlfriend on the nose must stand trial on two felony animal cruelty charges, a judge ruled today. David Hale Warner, 50, faces up to three years in prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Garrett Randall. The defendant was on probation for domestic violence at the time of his arrest, the prosecutor said. Warner and his girlfriend...
  • Pet owner killed by dogs after saving them from death

    02/05/2010 4:40:59 AM PST · by loungeSerf · 43 replies · 1,203+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 3, 2010 | Marja Novak
    A Slovenian who saved his three dogs from being put down for attacking humans was himself mauled to death by them, police said Wednesday.
  • (Yikes!) Savage Beagles Terrorize East End

    01/31/2010 9:26:20 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies · 3,188+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 31, 2010 | TAYLOR K. VECSEY
    Savage beagles terrorize East End By TAYLOR K. VECSEY January 31, 2010 Charlie Brown, watch your back -- a plague of vicious wild beagles has struck Long Island! These floppy-eared terrors are no lovable Snoopys -- they're abandoned hunting dogs that live in packs and have gone from humble pets to hounds from hell. Mattituck resident Dot Faszczewski came face to face with the canine menace two weeks ago, when she was set upon by a group of crazed, hungry beagles as she walked her pet dogs near her parents' Orient Point home. She said it was like a scene...
  • FBI Dog To Be Memorialized

    10/30/2009 9:08:30 AM PDT · by Westlander · 15 replies · 1,147+ views
    wwj radio ^ | 10-30-2009 | wwj radio
    Southfield (WWJ) -- The FBI will hold a memorial for the K-9 killed during a shootout in Dearborn and the dog's name will be added to a memorial wall. Freddy was a nearly 3-year-old Belgian Malinois who was killed Wednesday during a gun battle between agents and Luqman Ameen Abdullah, described as the radical leader of a Sunni Islam group.
  • Police dog sniffs out rock-throwing teens in Northcote

    10/03/2009 7:32:59 PM PDT · by Saije · 3 replies · 443+ views
    The Australian ^ | 10/3/2009 | Staff
    A POLICE sniffer dog helped track down five teenagers who have been arrested over a rock-throwing incident in Melbourne's north-east overnight. It's claimed the five threw concrete and masonry at cars driving along St Georges Road in Northcote, including a taxi at about 3.15am. The taxi driver contacted police, who dispatched a canine unit to the area. Nat the Rottweiler sniffed out one offender hiding in a creek bed and the remaining four under a building at a local school. The group was taken to the Northcote police station for questioning. Police have called for any witnesses to come forward.
  • Man escapes charges for barbecuing pet dog

    08/19/2009 6:54:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies · 4,112+ views
    CNN ^ | August 18, 2009 | Saeed Ahmed
    Man escapes charges for barbecuing pet dog By Saeed Ahmed CNN (CNN) -- A man who roasted his pet dog to enjoy as a meal with his family and friends escaped prosecution after authorities in New Zealand determined the animal was killed humanely. "We were in a dilemma at seeing something we were fairly upset about -- but being in a position of being able to do absolutely nothing about it," said Garth Halliday, of the Auckland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, on Monday. The SPCA -- which investigates acts of animal cruelty and presses charges --...
  • Police: Leesburg Man Mauled, Killed by 2 Pit Bulls

    08/11/2009 11:10:48 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 71 replies · 2,934+ views
    LEESBURG, Va. - Leesburg Police confirm a 20-year-old resident and another dog were killed by a family member's two pit bulls. Carter Delaney was killed by his brother's young pit bulls and neighbors say his grandfather made the disturbing discovery in the 100 block of Plaza Street NE shortly before 2 p.m. Monday. "We were really saddened by it. Me and my kids are going to come out and put something down," said neighbor Doodie Summers. Neighbors who lived near the Leesburg home where Delaney was mauled to death by two family pit bulls were shocked. "Oh my God, it...
  • Bizarre News-Dog Dancing

    07/20/2009 8:43:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 604+ views
    ABC12 ^ | Monday, July 20, 2009
    Rosalie James' dance partner has two left feet - or make that paws. And two right ones. James and her 7-year-old Australian Labradoodle Rocky are champion canine freestylers. She also helped to organize the Rio Grande Canine Freestylers, an Albuquerque, N.M., group of doggie dancers. James says your pooch doesn't have to be a wall flower. She says just about any dog can learn to dance. All it takes is practice and patience. She tells the Albuquerque Journal the most important thing about dancing with dogs is to have fun.
  • Rescued dog becomes rescuer (Am Staff AKA Pitt Bull)

    05/09/2009 6:45:18 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 2 replies · 228+ views
    Eric Peterson of Brookings is a rescuer times two. First, he rescued Eve, a 2-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier. Now, with a demanding training regimen behind them, he's ready to undertake some search-and-rescue missions - with a lot of help from his pawed pal and partner. Eve is now qualified in "tracking and trailing ." She and Peterson are part of the Brookings County Sheriff's Department K-9 Search and Rescue program. A scenario for her and Peterson might be a situation where a nursing-home resident suffering from dementia wanders off or a child wanders away from home and becomes lost.
  • Canine cops help police (Pit Bull helps the cops -watch the video)

    05/08/2009 10:16:02 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 8 replies · 656+ views
    January 26, 2009 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- When we think of police canine units, the breed that most commonly comes to mind is the German shepherd. But rookie canines on the job now are anything but ordinary. The two newest members of the Cook County Sheriff's K9 unit are unique and are already performing beyond expectations. A big bloodhound puppy named Melanie helped police rescued a suicidal man from a forest preserve earlier this month.
  • The castaway dog who swam SIX miles through shark-infested waters, then survived FOUR months ...

    04/06/2009 6:28:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 1,114+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 06th April 2009 | Richard Shears
    The castaway dog who swam SIX miles through shark-infested waters, then survived FOUR months on a desert island By Richard Shears Last updated at 5:27 PM on 06th April 2009 When Jan Griffith's beloved dog, Sophie Tucker fell overboard from her family's yacht she feared her pet had drowned. But Sophie Tucker, a grey and black cattle dog, wasn't going to give up that easily. The determined pet swam six miles through ferocious shark-infested seas to an island, where she survived for more than four months by hunting wild goats for food. The extraordinary story of the castaway hound emerged...
  • (Muslim) Gang Kicked Dog In Air And Threatened To Do Same To Owner (United Kingdom)

    04/04/2009 10:05:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies · 1,913+ views
    Accrington Observer ^ | March 20, 2009 | Lisa Kenyon
    Gang kicked dog in air and threatened to do same to owner Lisa Kenyon March 20, 2009 A DOG was viciously attacked by a gang of youths while walking through Milnshaw Park, Accrington, with its owner. William Townsley, 66, was walking his 14-year-old partially-blind Cairn terrier Snoopy through the park at around 1pm on Monday. As he was passing the children’s play area, William said a group of around 18 Asian youths racially abused him, shouting obscenities before kicking the defenceless dog in the face and ribs. William, of Devonshire Street, Accrington, said: "I could hear them shouting racial obscenities...
  • VIDEO: Canine shoplifter (Dog swipes bone in Utah store)

    12/26/2008 4:03:32 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies · 2,757+ views
    CNN.com ^ | December 25, 2008
    A shoplifting dog leaves store employees scratching their heads. KSL's John Hollenhorst reports. (Video at link.)
  • Wounded Warrior Diaries: Canine Handler Battles Injuries to Return to Duty

    11/18/2008 3:56:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 228+ views
    Wounded Warrior Files ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2008 – Despite losing a leg in combat, Army Sgt. Chris Alvin Burrell is focusing on his rehabilitation to one day return to what he calls his “normal day of work.” Army Sgt. Chris Burrell is focused on his rehabilitation since losing a leg in an explosion in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood on Dec. 26, 2007. He hopes to return to his job as a canine handler. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “My main focus right now is to heal properly and quickly in the right timeframe, and just make sure I’m healed...
  • World's first dog lived 31,700 years ago, ate big

    10/20/2008 8:36:28 AM PDT · by BGHater · 37 replies · 1,295+ views
    Discovery ^ | 17 Oct 2008 | Jennifer Viegas
    Discovery could push back the date for the earliest dog by 17,700 years An international team of scientists has just identified what they believe is the world's first known dog, which was a large and toothy canine that lived 31,700 years ago and subsisted on a diet of horse, musk ox and reindeer, according to a new study. The discovery could push back the date for the earliest dog by 17,700 years, since the second oldest known dog, found in Russia, dates to 14,000 years ago. Remains for the older prehistoric dog, which were excavated at Goyet Cave in Belgium,...