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  • Terminally Ill Dog Gets Free Cheeseburgers For Life At Burger King

    07/18/2018 12:23:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | July 18, 2018 | CBS
    (CBS)–A family dog will live out the rest of his days with a happy stomach thanks to Burger King. One of the fast-food chain’s restaurants in Toledo, Ohio, is treating 10-year-old Cody, a Boxer-Lab mix who has terminal cancer, to his favorite snack — cheeseburgers — for free. “My family and I were heartbroken over the news, but we decided we wanted to try and make the last part of his life the best we could,” he wrote. “Everyday since we found out, we’ve gotten him a plain cheeseburger to eat with his many medications to make it easier and...
  • Dutchess County teen continues growth, recovery 9 Years after dog mauling

    07/16/2018 5:08:36 PM PDT · by Norski · 23 replies
    ABC7NewYork ^ | July 16, 2018 | Tim Fleischer
    sharetweetshareemail PETS & ANIMALS Dutchess County teen continues growth, recovery 9 years after dog mauling Ad Duration00:00 Current time01:44 Seek % buffered 00:14 Duration02:15 Volume EMBED More Videos AJ Ross reports on the fourth death from the Union City fire. By Tim Fleischer Updated 1 hr 48 mins ago ARLINGTON, Dutchess County (WABC) -- Nine years after he was viciously mauled by a dog, Frankie Flora is going in for more surgery but still with an amazingly positive attitude. "It's laser surgery," he said. "So it will take this and like some of the red spots like that and just...
  • First dogs in the Americas arrived from Siberia, disappeared after European contact

    07/15/2018 12:57:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 5, 2018 | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    By comparing genomic signatures from 71 mitochondrial and seven nuclear genomes of ancient North American and Siberian dogs spanning a period of 9,000 years, the research team was able to gain a clearer picture of the history of the first canine inhabitants of the Americas. The oldest dog remains in the Americas date to about 9,000 years ago... These dogs persisted for thousands of years in the Americas, but almost completely vanished after European contact, the researchers found... The team also discovered that the genomic signature of a transmissible cancer that afflicts dogs appears to be one of the last...
  • Alexandra Semyonova: Heritability of Behavior in the Abnormally Aggressive Dog

    07/14/2018 5:39:07 PM PDT · by Norski · 29 replies
    Dogsbite.org ^ | May 5, 2009 | Alexandra Semyonova
    View Academic Paper DogsBite.org was recently introduced to a variety of works by internationally acclaimed animal behaviorist Alexandra Semyonova -- born in the U.S. and educated at John Hopkins University and University College London. Semyonova writes with breathtaking honesty about issues that matter the most: the reality of selecting for aggression and the repeated denial by humane organizations and dog breeders that such selection bears no hereditary significance. Semyonova's 8-page academic paper explains, in easily understandable terms, the roots and results of selective breeding. Semyonova states in the opening sentence, "Probably everyone understands that all dog breeds we have created...
  • 'One more shot, he's still breathing': Brutal pit bull attack leaves bloody scene

    07/14/2018 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Norski · 49 replies
    Fox19 ^ | July 13, 2018 | Stefano DiPietrantonio
    TAYLOR MILL, KY (FOX19) - A brutal pit bull attack in Taylor Mill recently sent two people to the hospital and left their home looking like the scene of a massacre. It all happened Thursday just before 11:59 p.m. on St. Matthews Circle. A call came in about a dog bite and police responded. "Where you at?" an officer can be heard asking on body camera as he followed the sound of a man struggling with an animal in the backyard. Taylor Mill Police rolled-up on the yard to find the family's pit bull actively attacking the man. In the...
  • A Montreal Beach Just Banned All Dogs After A Pit Bull Attacked A Swimmer

    07/13/2018 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Norski · 42 replies
    mtlblog.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sara Lombardo
    Pit bulls have never had the best reputation in Montreal, or really in any other city. Especially over the last couple years there's been a lot of back and forth on whether or not a pit bull ban will be enforced in the city. After Valerie Plante was elected mayor, dog owners thought the fight was over as the pit bull ban was revoked. But, for the last few months Bill 128 has still been in talks, and it doesn't look good for the dogs. Despite the bad rep, there are still a few places in and around Montreal that...
  • When this scrapyard worker’s truck was stolen, all he cared about was his dog

    07/13/2018 5:18:24 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 13 JULY 2018 | Landon Haaf
    DALLAS – Norman Junge was cleaning out a tank at a west Dallas metal recycling plant when his truck was stolen and eventually led police on a high-speed chase. But Junge, a burly, bearded fellow who spoke to the media in a tank top and a trucker’s cap, wasn’t worried about his Ford F-250 or the tank-bearing trailer hooked up to the back. His 10-year-old dog, Mia, was in the car with the suspect. “My first reaction is this dog. As far as that’s concerned,” he said, gesturing toward the truck, “that’s just material goods.”
  • Why Breed Matters in Service Dogs and Why Pit Bull Service Dogs are a Bad Idea

    07/10/2018 2:01:17 AM PDT · by Norski · 30 replies
    Dogsbite.org ^ | July 5, 2018 | Staff
    DogsBite.org - After Delta Air Lines issued a new policy on June 20, limiting emotional support dogs to one per person and banning pit bulls as service and support dogs, we reviewed top service dog organizations and their selected breed types. These dog breeds are overwhelmingly Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, Labrador-golden mixes and standard poodles. Primarily, pit bull "breed advocate" groups, one who failed miserably, are pushing "pit bull service dogs." Accreditation by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) is the highest standard of accreditation for service dog organizations. We selected portions of website statements from accredited groups and candidates of ADI...
  • Hero SAS dog saves the lives of six elite soldiers in Syria by ripping out jihadi's throat..

    07/09/2018 5:17:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 69 replies
    Daily Mail Company ^ | 04:41 EDT, 8 July 2018 | Updated: 10:19 EDT, 8 July 2018 | George Martin For Mailonline
    The dog had been out on patrol in northern Syria with a team of six crack troops As the soldiers left their armoured convoy they were hit with a frenzied ambushA source said the unnamed Belgian Malinois took out three jihadis on its own The SAS commander in charge credited the dog with saving all his men's lives An SAS team was saved after a brave military dog fought off a jihadi who attacked a patrol in northern Syria.The unnamed Belgian Malinois, a fierce breed of sheepdog known for its bravery, had been out on a routine patrol with a team...
  • Hero SAS dog saves the lives of six elite soldiers {Extra scooby snacks in his ration please !}

    07/08/2018 10:13:26 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 37 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | UPDATED: 10:19 EDT, 8 July 2018 | GEORGE MARTIN
    Full title : Hero SAS dog saves the lives of six elite soldiers in Syria by ripping out jihadi's throat while taking down three terrorists who ambushed British patrol The dog had been out on patrol in northern Syria with a team of six crack troops As the soldiers left their armoured convoy they were hit with a frenzied ambush A source said the unnamed Belgian Malinois took out three jihadis on its own The animal was said to have leapt to the defence of the struggling British soldiers, tearing the throat of on gunman who was firing at the...
  • The Pit Bull Problem. A Few Root Causes

    07/06/2018 7:09:14 PM PDT · by Norski · 93 replies
    Charles Danten Blogspot ^ | July 6, 2018 | Charles Danten, former veterinarian
    The Humanization of Animals From the beginning of domestication, our ancestors in their great wisdom worked hard to erect a barrier between animals and humans in order to avoid falling into the trap of animal humanization and the very damaging sentimentality that accompanies it, as much for animals as for humans. Since animals are not inert objects that can be exploited at will without any risk of illness, injury, and environmental damage, it was necessary for reasons of common sense to take precautions to avoid the worst. PETER SINGER But for the past fifty years or so, animal advocates, such...
  • It's a first in York County: Rock Hill man accused of using pit bull to attack wife

    07/04/2018 1:17:24 AM PDT · by Norski · 24 replies
    The Herald ^ | July 3, 2018 | Andrew Dys
    A Rock Hill man has been charged with domestic violence against his wife involving — the man's pit bull. John Louis Walch, 59, is accused of opening a cage that held his pit bull in June and urging it to attack his wife, according to police and court records. Walch's wife was found under attack by the dog by responding officers, police said. Officers had to shoot the dog to stop the attack, police said. The use of a dog of any kind as a weapon in domestic violence is a first in York County, said Jenny Desch, the 16th...
  • Woman in critical condition after being attacked by her own dog

    07/04/2018 1:03:05 AM PDT · by Norski · 66 replies
    abcnewschannel3 Palm Springs ^ | July 3, 2018 | Jesus Reyes
    <p>PALM SPRINGS, Calif.- - A woman is in critical condition after being attacked by her own dog in Palm Springs Monday evening.</p> <p>Palm Springs police said they received numerous reports from residents in the 5300 block of Waverly Drive that a pit bull was attacking its owner Monday at around 6:15 p.m.</p>
  • Dog Attack in Arcata Mobile Home Park Monday Will Likely Lead to Euthanization

    06/30/2018 3:21:57 AM PDT · by Norski · 29 replies
    Lost Coast Outpost ^ | June 27, 2018 | Hank Sims
    PREVIOUSLY: SCANNER TRAFFIC INDICATES: One Person Suffers Critical Injuries After Being Mauled by Dog in Arcata Mobile Home Park An Arcata dog is being held in quarantine at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter for the time being, following a rampaging attack on two people Monday morning at the Town & Country Mobile Villa off Giuntoli Lane in Arcata. The incident took place just before 11 a.m. on the 4900 block of Sierra Way, inside the park, and prompted a large response from police and paramedics. The dispatcher’s log of the call reads: “[Reporting party] screaming into the phone about a...
  • 'It hurt really, really bad': Dog with vicious past attacks girl in Silverton

    06/29/2018 11:51:36 AM PDT · by Norski · 16 replies
    Fox12Oregon ^ | June 28, 2018 | Kandra Kent
    She should be getting ready to take the stage at a national dance competition, but 11-year-old Olivia Payne can barely walk, days after she was brutally attacked by a dog with a vicious history. The Gresham resident was visiting cousins in Silverton Saturday when the four kids went down to a nearby creek to play. What happened next was a blur of teeth, blood and cold creek water. “The dog just came running at us,” Olivia said. “We didn’t even see it at all.” Olivia said the dog ran behind her and latched onto her leg. “I was in shock,...
  • Boulder County neighborhood hosting elk that 'thinks she's a dog'

    06/28/2018 9:29:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 54 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 28 Jun, 2018 | Charlie Brennan
    Colorado wildlife officials have growing concerns that a yearling female elk raised from a calf by a woman west of Boulder, seen as a cute curiosity by some, is a cautionary tale that could end badly. In fact, Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff have raised the possibility that the animal could need to be put down, should its interactions with humans take a bad turn. Some call the elk Marie, and others know her as Maybelle. But along Cougar Drive near Walker Ranch, it seems everyone knows the animal, which they say was raised by a woman who has since...
  • Dog performs CPR on 'collapsed' officer in adorable video shared by police in Madrid

    06/26/2018 12:22:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | 10:57, 26 JUN 2018Updated17:35, 26 JUN 2018 | ByElaine McCahill
    The video of Poncho the police dog performing CPR and doing mouth-to-mouth on his officer has gone viral Police have released an adorable video of a dog performing CPR on an officer who pretended to collapse on the ground. The footage even shows the pooch giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the acting cop. Madrid Municipal Police shared the video on social media and so far it has been viewed almost two million times. In the clip, Poncho is called to attend to a police officer who has "fainted" in front of an audience. Poncho rushes to the rescue and straight away...
  • U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities Over a 13-Year Period- Breeds of Dogs Involved, Age Groups + (2005 to 2017)

    06/26/2018 12:44:27 AM PDT · by Norski · 160 replies
    Dogsbite.org ^ | May 3, 2018 | Staff
    Austin, TX, May 03, 2018 --(PR.com)-- DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, releases a multi-year U.S. dog bite fatality report. From January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2017, canines killed at least 433 people. The majority of these victims were ages 10 and older. The 9-page report examines over 20 factors involved in fatal dog maulings and key changing metrics since a government body last examined this issue in 2000. The 13-year report shows that pit bulls contributed to 66% of all dog bite fatalities. Within this period, deaths attributed to pit bulls...
  • Cop Charged After Attempting To Shoot Family Dog – Shoots 9-Year-Old Girl In The Face Instead

    06/24/2018 10:41:51 AM PDT · by BBell · 57 replies
    https://sonsoflibertymedia.com/ ^ | 6/23/17 | MATT AGORIST
    Wichita, KS — Earlier this year, a cop was fired after he shot a little girl inside her own home while trying to kill her dog. Showing that they are willing to hold their own accountable, the officer was charged with felony aggravated battery in March. And now, months after the original incident, the video has finally been released from the officer’s body camera. On Thursday, Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett released body camera video from officer Dexter Betts which shows him attempt to kill a 35 pound dog and strike a small 9-year-old girl instead. In January, Betts...
  • Trooper stopped Dogo attacking Jenna Rae Sutphin

    06/23/2018 4:35:36 PM PDT · by Norski · 41 replies
    The Chesapeake Today ^ | June 21, 2018 | Staff
    HUNTINGTOWN, MD. – Maryland State Police report that a dog that is similar in appearance and aggressiveness to a Pit Bull mauled a woman in Calvert County on June 21, 2018. The breed of dog, a specially bred fighting dog known as a “DOGO”, is known for having an unsteady temperament. The young child of a police officer was killed in Lusby in a pit bull attack recently. The victim is identified as Jenna Rae Sutphin, 28, of the unit block of Cherry Hill Road in Huntingtown, Maryland. She was transported from the scene to Calvert Memorial Health Center by...