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  • CO: CCW Carrier Protects his Dog by Shooting Attacking Dog

    09/26/2014 5:17:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the story, it is clear that the dog that attacked was unsecured and in violation of the law.   The family had been gently warned that their dog might escape.  The  CCW carrier's fears were realized, and he had to use deadly force to save his own, legally restrained, dog.   The dog is referred to as a "lab" but it is clear that it is a mix of some kind.   It was an adopted dog, so its ancestry is not certain.  Most dogs are very territorial; it is not surprising that they will attack other dogs that they view...
  • Prayer Request for our 12 Year Old Golden Retrieve

    09/23/2014 7:04:55 PM PDT · by TNoldman · 47 replies
    9-23-2014 | Tnoldman
    I am requesting Prayers for our 12 year old Golden Retriever - LADY. Lady has been feeling bad the last few days - laying around, eating very little and finding places to be away from the family. She is a great pet and is loved by my wife and I and our Male Golden - Brody. Thank you FR friends.
  • Assad backs efforts to fight terrorism

    09/23/2014 9:46:11 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 8 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | September 23, 2014 | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE
    DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group. Damascus said the U.S. informed it beforehand that the strikes were coming.SnipThe United States has ruled out any coordination with Assad's government.
  • SEE IT: German Shepherd throws tantrum when she has stop swimming

    09/23/2014 8:46:36 AM PDT · by Gennie · 28 replies
    PIX11 ^ | September 21, 2014 | Alyssa Zauderer
    Bella just wasn’t ready to go home. A YouTube video posted by Laura Gibbs shows her German Shepherd Bella’s hilarious reaction when her owner tries to get her out of the water. Bella’s cries that she didn’t want to leave were ultimately successful.
  • Green Acre Dog Owners File Lawsuit Alleging Fraud by Senator Flake's Son, Others

    09/19/2014 3:24:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    The owners of 23 dogs found dead on June 19 at a home-boarding business in Gilbert are suing the four suspects in the related criminal case, including the son of Senator Jeff Flake. Twenty-one people, represented by four local lawyers, filed a 23-page complaint today in Maricopa County Superior Court alleging they were defrauded by the owners of Green Acre Cage Free Dog Boarding, MaLeisa and Jesse "Todd" Hughes, MaLeisa Hughes' daughter, Logan Flake, and her husband, Austin.
  • Which Breed Of Dog Are You?

    09/19/2014 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    brainfall ^ | staff
    Which Breed Of Dog Are You? Dogs, like people, come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. Ever wonder what breed you'd be? Now is your chance to find out!
  • This is a well-trained dog.

    09/18/2014 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | Ihor Ivan
    Canadian firefighter and dog trainer Ihor Ivan demonstrates how well-trained his Doberman is by having the dog follow a series of commands. While the Doberman's listening skills are impressive, it's the dedication and bond between them that really shines.
  • The animals that served in the first world war – in pictures

    09/14/2014 4:38:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 12, 2014
    During the first world war millions of animals were used for transport, to carry vital communications and as companions to the troops. This week, the PDSA posthumously awarded an honorary Dickin Medal – the ‘animal VC’ – to the horse Warrior, on behalf of all the animals involved. Warrior served throughout the whole campaign with General Jack Seely, surviving machine-gun attacks, shells and the mud of Passchendaele. One of the millions of horses used during the course of the war is winched ashore at Thessaloniki, Greece. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis Dogs were often used by the British army to pull machine...
  • Priest guilty of child rape in Canada (plus one sled dog)

    09/14/2014 12:31:50 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies
    Sky News ^ | 9/13/2014 | Sky News
    A defrocked Catholic priest has been found guilty of raping dozens of children and a sled dog in the Canadian Arctic, where he worked as a missionary for decades. The Belgian-born Eric Dejaeger, 67, was on Friday convicted of 31 counts of sexual offences against children and one count of bestiality. At the start of his trial last November in Iqaluit, the capital of Canada's northernmost Nunavut territory, Dejaeger acknowledged and pleaded guilty to eight out of 80 original charges.
  • California man whose dog was killed by cops faces up to five years in prison

    09/06/2014 9:54:58 PM PDT · by SirPeredur · 50 replies
    Russia Today ^ | Published time: August 14, 2013 15:59
    The California owner of a Rottweiler that was fatally shot by police has been charged with multiple felony counts on Tuesday, including one charge of intimidating a witness. He is currently being held on $310,000 bail and faces up to five years in prison if convicted of the six felony counts and one misdemeanor he is charged with. Leon Cordell Rosby, a 52-year-old man from Hawthorne, Calif., was walking his dog “Max” while watching a police response to a robbery on June 30. The California man had loud music playing from his car and was videotaping the showdown with his...
  • 30 Reasons That Dog People Are Completely Crazy

    09/06/2014 2:30:08 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 75 replies
    Distractify ^ | Sept 4, 2014 | Averi Clements
  • Spider-dog sends unsuspecting victims fleeing in absolute terror

    09/05/2014 10:56:49 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 September 2014 | Annabel Grossman for MailOnline
    Being chased by a giant mutant spider is enough to send most people into a fit of terror. So it's not surprising that this pooch caused quite a stir when she was let loose disguised as a terrifying eight-legged beast. Chica the DogSpider is the work of Polish prankster Sylwester Wardega, who dressed up his pooch in the fur-covered costume before releasing her on an unsuspecting public. A hilarious video, which has had more than three million views on YouTube in just one day, shows the hairy creature lurking behind doorways, ready to pounce on its victims.
  • NE: Woman, Gun, Dog, and Burglary Suspect

    09/05/2014 10:07:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It happened in Omaha, Nebraska early on Tuesday morning.  Barb Haley was home alone, with her dog, Dozer.   Her husband was traveling for work.   She awoke to go to the restroom when Dozer ran out of the bedroom, barking.    Barb found the garage door open and drawers that appeared as if someone had rifled through them.   When she heard a crash, she retrieved her husband's pistol from the nightstand. If this is the correct timeline, it would have been better for her to retrieve the pistol when the Dozer alerted.  It is not a good idea to leave an...
  • When You Put A Doberman On A Playground Slide, The Results Are Not Always Predictable [Video]

    08/19/2014 1:03:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    An owner of two Dobermans thought it would be amusing to take the dogs to a playground and see what happens when he put them on a slide there. Somewhere in the end, a lesson was learned. Maybe. Don’t worry, no one was hurt — neither human nor canine — in making this video, which is going viral today. But it does show that a Doberman can exercise basic common sense. Well, sort of. “It was my stepson 23 yrs old that went up the steps & had the dogs follow him up and PERSUADED THEM TO SLIDE,” wrote Sherry...
  • Pit bulls 8 and a half times more likely to attack

    09/04/2014 2:53:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 56 replies
    kirotv.com ^ | Aug 4, 2014 | David Ham
    KIRO 7 obtained dog bite statistics in Western Washington and found out that pit bulls are 8.5 times more likely to attack than other breeds. Some say there's no such thing as dangerous dog breeds, but Mike and Stephanie Bright say that's not true. Their daughter, Stephanie, was 13 months old when they say she was bitten by a pit bull at a birthday party in Tacoma. "All of a sudden I was sitting at one table and she was at another, and the children were all having a good time, too, and the dog started to come close to...
  • A Dog Does Wonders for Your Mental Health - and I Should Know

    09/02/2014 10:54:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 2 September 2014 | Clare Allan
    A recent study found that pet owners tended to be less lonely, less fearful, more extrovert and less preoccupied than non owners We live in troubled times, no doubt about it. I cannot remember a time in my life when the news has been so relentlessly grim, so tripping over with eagerness to offer ever more depraved examples of the horrors human beings can inflict on each other. On a personal level, too, I've been struggling with periods of the worst depression I've experienced for many years. It's at such times that the companionship of animals can offer welcome respite...
  • Jonah Goldberg: No military dog left behind

    09/01/2014 9:56:41 PM PDT · by EC1 · 15 replies
    I'm sharing this here because there isn't a single grunt who doesn't appreciate these loyal, faithful friends and guardians. I also know there are some reasonably high ranked grunts here, and a heck of a lot still hooked into the system who can spread the word. This is truly a vile act. They are not disposable sensor packages with teeth. They are friends. Colleagues. I don't even like dogs much, but having 90 lbs of warm fur and teeth watching over you is immensely reassuring.
  • Man is guilty of murder after his dogs (pit bulls) kill woman

    08/31/2014 5:57:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 149 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014
    <p>A jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder after his pit bulls mauled a woman to death in a high desert town in California where residents said they carried rocks and guns for protection against packs of dogs.</p>
  • Multimillionaire CEO caught on camera repeatedly kicking his friend's puppy 

    08/27/2014 11:08:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 108 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | august 27, 2014 | louise boyle
    A multimillionaire CEO has been caught on newly-released surveillance video repeatedly kicking a puppy. Des Hague was seen in an elevator in a Vancouver apartment building repeatedly booting the doberman pup in the stomach as it flinches against the wall.  He is the head of Centerplate, a $6 billion-dollar company which provides snacks at sports and entertainment arenas across the U.S., with more than 30,000 employees and clients including the Superdome in New Orleans, the Javits Center in New York City and college sports arenas like Notre Dame.  Centerplate released a statement on Tuesday which read: 'In no way do...
  • Police look for dog, owner after fatal dog attack

    08/29/2014 11:14:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2014
    New Hampshire State Police are asking for help from the public to help identify a pit bull and its owner after they said the dog attacked another on a mountain hike. The attacked dog died of its injuries. ... near Tuckerman Ravine
  • Freeper Input needed. Does Anyone Here Breed Dogs? Looking for Information on Getting Started

    08/10/2014 3:16:58 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 180 replies
    08.10.14 | Chickesoup
    Does anyone here breed dogs? I love a certain breed of dog and next year I am going to end one of my jobs and would like to buy and raise and train a few dogs of my favorite breed. But I don't know how to start. Love information. Or even direction. FreeRepublic you are like a husband, advisor, computer geek and everyday company to me. Love you all and wish I could have you all over for Chickensoup!!
  • Grandpa Gets a Puppy

    In what is simply a heart-warming video rapidly being shared on Facebook, Davy Vanhaesendonck and his family shared a special gift with his grandfather. After a marriage of 63 years together, grandma past away on July 26th 2014 after a short, but intense disease. Grandpa also lost his doggy all within 4 months.
  • Family pet shot in the head by plainclothes cops searching at wrong address

    08/07/2014 3:07:14 PM PDT · by Altariel · 87 replies
    Police State USA ^ | August 6, 2014 | Site Staff
    ERIE COUNTY, NY — (EXCLUSIVE) — A family was traumatized when gun-wielding police officers walked onto their quiet property and shot their dog in the head while looking for a man who did not live there. Megan Shimburski, 25, was spending a quiet afternoon with her children at her parents’ countryside East Concord residence on July 25, 2014. It was a normal day, she said, which involved watching her 5-year-old daughter play behind the house with their dog, as her infant son lied in a playpen inside the house. Ms. Shimburski’s parents, John Shimburski and Martha Spaulding, were not at...
  • MO: Dog shot during home invasion

    08/06/2014 6:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I am surprised more dogs are not shot during home invasions.   Maybe home invaders tend to invade homes without dogs.   The reporting is tantalizingly vauge in this article from ksd.com: NewsChannel 5 has learned the intruder forced his way inside four-unit building and made his way up some stairs. The resident of the home fired five to seven shots. The suspect ran from the scene. The victim says he thinks he might recognize the suspect's voice but isn't certain. (snip)  The victim was not injured. Authorities say a dog was shot and injured by the crossfire and ran away...
  • Rejected Dog Who Walked 30 Miles is Adopted Into Life of Luxury

    08/02/2014 11:43:03 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    It sounds like the Cinderella story of dogs: An aging Labrador retriever who walked 30 miles back to a Kansas family who didn't want her has a new life of luxury -- and a new name to go with it. "Everyone, please stop worrying," Rich posted on Facebook. "This precious girl is coming to live with me. She will never be scared or lonely again." The elderly dog had struggled to find a permanent home since her owner died in 2012. She was taken to a local animal shelter and adopted, but workers at the animal shelter told KWCH-TV that...
  • Foster care, new homes needed for soldiers' pets left behind

    08/02/2014 7:25:38 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes h/t Ace of Spades ^ | Aug 2, 2014 | Rodger Mullen
    Garcia has her hands full. But when a soldier friend needed someone to give a temporary home to her German shepherd, Garcia didn't hesitate to help. "Taking on a German shepherd, I was like, 'Oh, this is going to be interesting,'" Garcia said. In the weeks since she assumed temporary care of Kaiser, the 7-year-old German shepherd has become like part of the family for Garcia. As soon as her friend gets settled at her new assignment in Florida, however, Garcia will turn the dog back over to his owner. In a military community like Fayetteville, the issue of what...
  • Lab walks 30 miles to previous owner, who wouldn't take dog back

    08/01/2014 4:42:09 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 78 replies
    Eyewitness News 3 ^ | Aug 02, 2014 | DeAnn Smith
    WICHITA, KS (KCTV) - Lady has had a tough life in recent months, but a Florida heiress who loves animals is vowing to make the lab's golden years truly happy. Lab gets fairytale ending after 2 families reject dog Lady is getting use to her new home in Florida after a wealthy heiress rescued her from a Kansas shelter. Lady's story is worthy of a Hollywood movie. The grizzled black lab made national headlines when she walked 30 miles to return home to owners who had given her up and refused to take her back. As word spread on social...
  • Cows Kill German Dog Walker in Austria

    07/30/2014 7:49:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Jul 2014
    A 45-year-old German woman died when she was attacked by a herd of 20 cows and calves on Monday afternoon on an Alpine pasture in Tyrol's Stubaital valley. Is this expat cat the world's oldest? (17 Jul 14) Horse caught on speed camera saves driver (25 Jun 14) What do Germans think of Austrians? (23 Jun 14) Police said the woman was inside the fenced area with her dog on a footpath, when around 20 of the animals became agitated and charged her. Rescuers attempted to resuscitate the woman on the spot for 45 minutes, but she finally succumbed to...
  • MI:Multiple Dog Attack Stopped by Gunfire. This one too Late.

    07/29/2014 3:54:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Michigan, two Cane Corsos, a large breed descended from Roman war dogs, attacked a jogger.  A neighbor saw that the jogger was down with the dogs attacking him.   He  defended the attacked man with a .44 magnum, firing two shots, one in the air, the other at one of the dogs, grazing it.   That stopped the attack.   Later one of the dogs tried to return to the attack, but left when it saw the man with the gun.  From  freep.com: A man mowing his lawn waved at Sytsma, a 46-year-old Livonia man, who politely waved back....
  • The Bizarre Truth About Purebred Dogs (and Why Mutts Are Better)(video only)

    07/29/2014 10:55:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-29-2014 | CollegeHumor
    (language warning)Adam breaks down the awful truth about purebred dogs in the newest episode of Adam Ruins Everything. For more information, watch the BBC documentary Pedigree Dogs Exposed, or check out the following sources: * Wikipedia: Purebred (Dogs) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purebred_(dog)* 100 Years of Breed “Improvement” - http://dogbehaviorscience.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/100-years-of-breed-improvement/* Wikipedia: Kennel Club - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennel_club* Wikipedia: Pedigree Dogs Exposed - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedigree_Dogs_Exposed
  • Saudi Saves Dog that Fell Down a Well

    07/28/2014 9:13:42 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Liveleak ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ezzo89
    Video only. Many Muslims in fact love dogs and have their own. These two went through considerable effort including, apparently, stripping off a belt from their car engine, and also personal risk, to save this one. Which was not their dog!
  • IDF Leaves No Man--And No Dog--Behind

    07/25/2014 4:39:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Staying true to the conviction that no soldier should be left behind, Israeli forces were seen carrying a wounded bomb-sniffing dog off the battlefield.
  • Farmville family stunned that officer fatally shot Golden Retriever

    07/17/2014 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Altariel · 157 replies
    WTVR (Virginia) ^ | July 14, 2014 | Laura French
    PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, Va. — A Farmville family is searching for answers after a Prince Edward Deputy shot their eight-year-old Golden Retriever, named Party, ultimately killing him. “The dog was at the same level of the officer when he fired,” said homeowner Stephen Carwile, and indicated that the deputy was standing at the bottom of the deck. The incident happened June 27 while the family wasn’t home. A deputy was serving Carwile a civil warrant when he said he felt threatened by the dog. “I come home to blood all over the place all over my porch,” said Carwile. He...
  • Woman saves a puppy that turns out to be a coyote (RABID - short video)

    07/14/2014 10:55:00 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 31 replies
    Huffpost Live ^ | Caitlyn Becker
    Video at link
  • Inseparable Rescue Dog and Baby Make an Adorable BFF Pair (with lots of great pix)

    07/06/2014 12:00:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 6, 2014 | Dennis Green
    Little Carter has what everyone wishes they had as a kid: a real-life teddy bear in the form of an extremely affectionate and loving pup. Toby, a rescue dog, is sweet and affectionate to the toddler. The pair are undoubtedly best friends and have been pretty much inseparable since before they ever even met.
  • WV State Troopers Kill Dog During Manhunt

    06/27/2014 11:48:00 AM PDT · by Altariel · 112 replies
    WCHS TV ^ | June 25, 2014 | Chris Williams
    Police spent much of Tuesday searching for a fugitive. During the search West Virginia State Troopers and the Mason County Sheriff's Department said they had to shoot and kill a woman's dog. Police spent almost 12 hours searching for Johnathon Jeffers, but with no luck. At one point during the search, police came out of the woods and onto Ginger Sweats’ property in Mason County. She has no ties to Jeffers, but was immediately caught up in the search when officers said they had to fire their guns. Accompanied by the dog she has left, Sweat was still trying to...
  • Soldier in Afghanistan Fights for Dog His Ex Sold Away

    06/25/2014 3:08:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | Yazhou Sun
    A soldier deployed in Afghanistan may be getting his dog back because strangers rallied to help him after his ex-girlfriend sold the pooch while he was overseas. The family that bought the pooch is also a military family, but were reluctant to surrender the dog because their children had become so attached to it. Robert Gabbert, a soldier based in Fort Carson, Colo., left his 3-year-old Shiba Inu named Baxter with his former girlfriend when he was deployed to Afghanistan in March. Instead of returning the dog to Gabbert's family, the ex-girlfriend sold the dog on Craigslist, supporters of Gabbert's...
  • Dog Missing in Tahoe Returns to Family Two Years Later

    06/20/2014 2:35:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Jun. 20 2014 | Erin Sherbert
    With all the crazy stories that have consumed the news cycle this week -- multiple murders, incredibly hot felons, and a pyromaniac drivers -- we decided to bring it down a notch just in time for the weekend. So meet this adorable Golden Retriever named Murphy who was reunited with her family this past weekend -- two years after getting lost in the wilderness in Tahoe. According to news reports, the pup was with her parents -- Nathan and Erin Braun -- in October 2012 when she vanished into the woods. The couple posted flyers and even created a Facebook...
  • Poll: Romney the frontrunner in 2016?

    06/19/2014 3:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 425 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser, political editor
    He's said over and over that he won't run for the White House a third time, but a new poll indicates that if Mitt Romney changed his mind and made another bid for president, he'd be the frontrunner among Republicans in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire. According to the Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey, which was released Thursday, 24% of Granite State Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say that Romney would be their first choice for their party's presidential nomination. Among the potential 2016 GOP contenders, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a distant second, at...
  • Dog Survives 16-Story Fall

    06/15/2014 3:35:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Jun 14, 2014
    A Fort Lauderdale Maltipoo may not be a cat with nine lives, but certainly is quite lucky after falling 16 stories and surviving. The dog, named Susie, fell through a hole on one of the upper floors of the Southpoint condo building at 3400 Galt Ocean Drive. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue discovered the dog had fallen through a pipe chase down approximately 16 stories and landed on a piece of concrete in the pipe chase on the second floor. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue cut holes above and below the second floor to try to get to the dog and after...
  • Holy Cow! Steer on the Loose in West Baltimore Shot Dead by Police

    06/13/2014 5:25:23 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 46 replies
    WJZ TV (CBS) ^ | 6/13/14 | WJZ/Gigi Barnett
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)—West Baltimore looked a little like the Wild Wild West on Friday morning. A steer running through the streets of Baltimore catches the attention of drivers and police. This after it escaped from a city slaughterhouse.
  • Pug Found Tied to Pole Reunited With Family

    06/11/2014 5:37:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 | Marcus Riley
    Dog ran away from home 2-1/2 years agoA Washington D.C. family will be reunited with its lost dog this week after a Chicago Police officer found the pug tied to a pole in Rogers Park Monday afternoon. The officer discovered the 8-year-old dog named Prince Charming in the 7300 block of North Clark Street, where he had been tied up for five hours. The officer took Prince Charming to Felines and Canines, a pet adoption center. "He was pretty overweight ... it looked like he hadn't missed very many meals, but he looked pretty sad," adoption counselor Paula Grabow said....
  • Surfing Dog Paddle-Out Memorializes Teen Cancer Victim

    06/09/2014 2:41:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 | Andie Adams
    Family and friends remembered the 15-year-old Florida teen who lost his battle with brain cancer earlier this yearA paddle-out at La Jolla Shores Sunday celebrated a 15-year-old brain cancer victim and the surfing dog who made him feel "normal for a day," his mother said. Last year, Florida teenager Caleb Acosta was diagnosed with a Stage 4 brain tumor, prompting rounds of surgery, radiation and physical therapy. During the difficult treatments, Caleb heard of the San Diego-based dog “Ricochet” that surfs with people with disabilities, special needs and other disorders. It became Caleb’s dream to take to the waves with...
  • Activists Move to Halt Dog Meat Festival

    06/07/2014 5:37:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    CRI English ^ | 2014-06-07
    The annual festival, slated for June 21, involves eating dog meat hotpot and lychees and drinking strong liquor on the summer solstice. It is a cherished tradition among Yulin residents. Thousands of diners are expected to crowd streets and enjoy the feast. [Photo: Weibo.com] Animal rights activists, lawyers, celebrities and food safety experts are lobbying to stop an upcoming festival that serves dog meat in Yulin, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. The annual festival, slated for June 21, involves eating dog meat hotpot and lychees and drinking strong liquor on the summer solstice. It is a cherished tradition among Yulin...
  • Milwaukee police shoot, kill dozens of dogs each year; training helping to reduce that number

    06/05/2014 7:08:47 AM PDT · by Altariel · 22 replies
    MILWAUKEE — Jane Flint was at work when a friend called and warned her that Milwaukee police were about to search her home for endangered reptiles. She rushed home to keep her four boisterous dogs from interfering with police, but before she arrived, officers shot and killed two of the Tibetan mastiffs. She's never been told her why. Milwaukee police shoot and kill dozens of dogs each year, often saying the animals appeared to be a threat to officers or to the public. But in response to criticism and two lawsuits, police have been able to reduce that number with...
  • Troopers slobbered with kisses after rescuing dog

    06/03/2014 3:58:37 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    CBSSpringfield ^ | Jun 02, 2014 | Chris Rueli
    HOLLAND, MA (WSHM) - State police rescued a golden retriever that was wedged under its owner's car after it was accidentally run over Sunday afternoon. A woman was backing out of her driveway when she hit the retriever, which caused the animal to be pinned under the vehicle, according to the Massachusetts State Police Facebook page.
  • Puppy Drives Car Into Massachusetts Pond, Owner Says

    06/02/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Sudbury Star ^ | Monday, June 2, 2014
    A 3-month-old German shepherd puppy is being blamed for driving a family car into a Massachusetts pond. The dog's owner, John Costello, said he took the dog for a walk around Bolivar Pond in Canton on Sunday, then got into the car and started it in preparation for the ride home. That's when the puppy jumped in with him. "The dog just jumped into the car and hit the gear shift ... when she slammed it into drive she fell on top of the gas pedal,"
  • Soldier adopts military dog who saved his life. (video)

    05/29/2014 4:04:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | 5-29-2014 | nationalgeographic.com
    While serving in Afghanistan, combat dog Layka was injured after running into a building ahead of her handler to clear it. Determined to reward Layka for her selfless act of bravery, Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald adopts her after coming back home.
  • 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...
  • Alleged brutal kick leaves dog with damaged eye

    05/24/2014 10:42:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 28 replies
    Action 4 News (Brownsville, TX) ^ | May 23, 2014 | Daisy Barrera
    It's hard for Donna Kaffenderger to imagine that anyone would hurt her dog Cookie. He's been part of the family for six years and not once, she said, has he ever bit or attacked anyone. "If he's barking at somebody, you never hear him growl,” she said. Kaffenderger said Cookie might not ever be able to see out of his left eye again, and she blames it on a Public Utilities Board meter reader. She was not home when it happened, but Kaffenderger said her daughter-in-law and neighbors report Cookie was outside on the street waiting for some family members...