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  • Dog taken to be euthanized found living with vet tech 5 months later

    10/20/2017 9:06:55 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 19, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A New Jersey family who took their dog to be euthanized were shocked to discover five months later that the canine was alive and living with a veterinary worker. Keri and Lonnie Levy said they took their 15-year-old miniature pinscher, Caesar, to be euthanized May 17 at the Briarwood Veterinary Hospital because he was suffering from a long-term illness that left him in declining health with a poor quality of life. "[Keri] picked up the collar. And actually paid her bill and received, even, a letter from the veterinary offices stating their condolences on the loss...
  • Discovery of 50km cave raises hopes for human colonization of moon

    10/19/2017 8:10:19 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 34 replies
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 19 October 2017 04.25 EDT | Justin McCurry
    Japan says lunar chasm measuring 50km long and 100 metres wide could be used as a base for astronauts and their equipment.Scientists have fantasised for centuries about humans colonising the moon. That day may have drawn a little closer after Japan’s space agency said it had discovered an enormous cave beneath the lunar surface that could be turned into an exploration base for astronauts. The discovery, by Japan’s Selenological and Engineering Explorer (Selene) probe, comes as several countries vie to follow the US in sending manned missions to the moon. Using a radar sounder system that can examine underground structures,...
  • Blind Man’s Service Dog Attacked by ‘Fake’ Service Dog on Sacramento Train

    10/10/2017 12:33:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    The incident happened just over a week ago at the Regional Transit Station at 16th and Q streets in midtown Sacramento. Kelly said just as they got on the light rail a pit bull lunged toward Kie and locked it’s jaw onto Kie's snout. "There was a pit bull on his face just latched on,” Kelly explained. "My dog started screaming." Kelly said the pit bull's owner later claimed the dog was a service animal. When Sacramento police reminded the pit bull's owner that they were monitoring footage from surveillance cameras, the man admitted his dog was a pet...
  • Meet Blat: The Barcelona dog that can detect lung cancer from sniffing a person’s breath

    10/07/2017 1:46:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | Fiona Govan
    Every dog owner will tell you that their four-legged friend is brimming with special qualities. But in the case of this labrador-cross, it wouldn’t be empty boast. For Blat is a pioneering dog with a powerful nose. He is one of just a handful of canines in the world – and the only one in Spain – that has been trained to detect lung cancer. And he can do so from just a whiff of the breath of someone suspected of having the disease. According to a study published in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Blat had a success...
  • ISLAMIST STUDIES PROF Says She’s Allergic to Dogs, Tries to Shut Down Flight – Is Dragged Off Flight

    09/28/2017 10:40:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 85 replies
    GP ^ | 9-28-2017 | Jim Hoft
    The woman, identified as 46-year-old Anila Daulatzai from Baltimore, had complained about two dogs on her flight from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Los Angeles. She said she was deathly allergic, but when crew informed her they couldn’t remove the dogs, one of which was a service dog, she was told to leave the plane. That’s when things went south. After the woman couldn’t show medical papers about her allergies and refused to leave the plane, law enforcement arrived to remove her, Southwest said in a statement. She’s since been charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful...
  • Woman calls veteran's PTSD service dog 'nasty' in viral video

    09/22/2017 4:36:11 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2017 | Staff
    An argument broke out at a Delaware restaurant this week after a woman complained to a veteran that service dogs inside eateries are “nasty.” The video shows Ciara Miller standing inside of Kathy’s Crab House arguing with a small group of people, including a man holding a leash of a Great Dane wearing a vest that read: “PTSD service dog.” At one point a woman off camera is heard telling Miller the dog’s owner is a military veteran, the News Journal in Wilmington reported. Miller is heard responding the point is irrelevant and having an animal in a restaurant is...
  • This former stray cheated death to become a Broadway star

    09/07/2017 8:48:13 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 7, 2017 | 10:31pm | Barbara Hoffman
    Her Playbill bio is longer than that of some of her co-stars. Then again, she’s had a helluva life, having narrowly escaped death row. Now, after three years on the road with “Annie,” Macy, a 9-year-old mixed terrier, is making her off-Broadway debut. In “For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday,” which opens Wednesday at Mainstage Theater, she’s billed simply as “a dog.” (Talk about typecasting.) One of her more significant bits of stage business involves gobbling up some dropped cereal. All told, it’s a long way from Oklahoma, where animal trainer Bill Berloni found Macy in December 2009.
  • Watch this water park go to the dogs (literally)

    09/07/2017 9:48:53 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 22 replies
    NBC, The Today Show ^ | August 29th, 2016 | NBC
    Idaho’s Lakeview Park lets their favorite four-legged friends run through the “sprayground,” on final day of its summer season – all for a worthy cause!
  • What Are Our Pets Really Saying? A Meditation on the Eager Expectation of All Creation

    08/12/2016 6:50:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-11-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Are Our Pets Really Saying? A Meditation on the Eager Expectation of All Creation Msgr. Charles Pope • August 11, 2016 • I am often struck by the mystery of the relationship that dogs and cats set up with their owners. While I realize that we humans often project what we want their behavior to mean, I am still fascinated by the reality of how our pets come to “know” us and set up a kind of communication with us.Dogs, especially, are very demonstrative, interactive, and able to make knowing responses. Cats are more subtle. My cat, Jewel,...
  • Meet Nemo, French President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘First Dog’

    08/30/2017 7:49:01 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Joe Dziemianowicz
    Emmanuel Macron is making fetch happen with a shelter dog. The pooch carries on the tradition of French presidents having a pooch, the BBC reports. Nemo’s name is in honor of the submarine commander in the novel “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.” Macron reportedly loves the Jules Verne classic.... Nemo has been a commanding — and adorable — presence at official functions.
  • Resourceful Dog Walks Away With Bag Of Dog Food After Hurricane Harvey

    08/28/2017 6:52:02 AM PDT · by ETL · 50 replies
    HuffPost (their article had best headline) ^ | August 27, 2017 | Carla Herreria
    The morning after Hurricane Harvey tore into Texas, Gulf Coast residents were already trying to prepare for life after the destructive storm ― including Otis, the dog. Tiele Dockens was checking out the damage for friends and family in Sinton, north of Corpus Christi, when she saw Otis on the street carrying a large bag of dog food. “It was after the storm this morning when I went to town to check damage on properties,” Dockens told HuffPost on Saturday. “Lots of people were out in their yards and streets cleaning up branches, trees and debris.” To Dockens, the golden...
  • Is Your Dog 'Contraband'?

    08/08/2017 8:05:28 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8 Aug, 2017 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    An awful ruling for pet owners has come from a federal court, in a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge George Caram Steeh. But the threat is not just to Fido and Fluffy, because, as anyone familiar with how precedent becomes corrupted knows, the ruling will be cited and abused far beyond its original, flawed bases. C.J. Ciaramella writes about this ruling at Reason Magazine, in “Federal Judge Rules Unlicensed Dogs Aren't Protected By Fourth Amendment.” In deciding an unlicensed dog is “contraband” not protected by the Fourth Amendment, the ruling confuses government “licenses” with “title,” i.e., private ownership and...
  • German Shepherd dogs dying in misery due to intensive breeding

    08/02/2017 6:20:55 AM PDT · by Gennie · 120 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 28, 2017 | Henry Bodkin
    German Shepherds are living and dying in misery due to intensive breeding for “cosmetic” reasons, a major new report by the Royal Veterinary College has found. A survey of data collected from 430 clinics across the UK reveals arthritis, cancer, aggression and sloping backs are afflicting the breed at higher rates than others due to aggressive selection. Nearly one in two German Shepherds is being put down because they are unable to walk, experts said.
  • My dog underwent gender reassignment surgery

    07/29/2017 5:26:45 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 28, 2017 | Mary Finlay
    Molly seemed like a perfectly normal female pup at first. It was only when she started taking walks outside that we noticed unusual behaviour The death of our collie Bonnie in 2006 hit my husband Frank and me so hard that it was almost a decade before we considered taking on another dog. But, late in 2015, my daughter mentioned that a friend of hers had a jack russell that was about to have pups. Familiar with female dogs, we decided that if there were any bitches in the litter we would take one. That’s how we ended up with...
  • Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled hero's farewell

    07/28/2017 5:55:07 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    AP and Chicago Tribune ^ | 27 Jul 17 | AP writer
    Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. Cena the 10-year-old black lab received a hero's farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at the USS LST 393, a museum ship in Muskegon, and carried off in a flag-draped coffin. Cena, who was recently diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, was a bomb-sniffer for the Marines until his retirement in 2014. The celebration for Cena was organized by his owner, Lance Cpl. Jeff Young, who was paired with the dog in 2009 and...
  • Friends: Pit Bull and Parrot Play (YouTube 3:21)

    07/19/2017 11:45:37 AM PDT · by johnk · 8 replies ^ | 7/18/2017 | ViralHog
    Published on Jul 18, 2017 Occurred on October 6, 2015 / Pedrinópolis, Brazil "One day we decided to record the animals because we like to see the friendship of the pitbull and the parrot. The dog's name is Perigo and the parrot is Cassio."
  • Dogwalker Hospitalised After Attack By Somalian Migrant Who Said ‘Dogs are Unclean’

    07/18/2017 10:48:17 AM PDT · by johnk · 71 replies ^ | 18 Jul 2017 | by VIRGINIA HALE
    A middle aged woman had to be hospitalised in Vienna following a brutal beating in broad daylight by a veiled Somali asylum seeker offended by her pet dogs. The victim, named only as Ingrid T., described how she was talking with neighbours at the gate of her garden, accompanied by dogs — her deaf, almost-blind, three-legged Collie mix “sitting peacefully” alongside while 10-month-old ‘Poco’ meandered along an alleyway towards her parents’ house — when she “saw a pretty, veiled woman approaching slowly.” “I knew some people from these countries do not like dogs, so I went to Poco and wanted...
  • Officer shoots two dogs in fenced-in backyard

    07/11/2017 9:24:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | July 11, 2017 | WOWK
    (KARE) Surveillance video posted to Facebook early Sunday morning shows a Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer shooting two dogs in the owner's fenced-in backyard. Police issued a statement Sunday saying that officers were responding to a residential burglary alarm when the shooting occurred. In the video, a dog is seen approaching the officer in the north Minneapolis yard. The officer backs away and shoots the dog, and then a second dog runs in and the officer appears to shoot that dog as well. The dogs run away and the officer can be seen climbing the fence and leaving the yard. The...
  • Police rescue dog from hot car with their own hands

    07/05/2017 12:53:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies ^ | July 4, 2017
    Police in Boynton Beach say “a Good Samaritan called 911 to report a pit bull” in a hot car and they know they had to do something. They went store to store to locate the owner with no luck, so watch as a sergeant used his baton to break a window and rescue the dog. Total time from the call to the owner showing up: 10-15 minutes, they estimate. The owner was cited for leaving a dog unattended in vehicle and let go with the dog – after some education about the law.
  • Martha the Neapolitan mastiff wins title of World’s Ugliest Dog

    06/24/2017 8:54:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    KFOR ^ | KATRINA BUTCHER | JUNE 24, 2017
    Meet Martha! She’s now a world champion. Her title? World’s Ugliest Dog. Martha is three-years-old and weighs 125 pounds. She won the contest Friday night and was awarded $1,500, a trophy, and a trip to New York “for camera appearances.” According to NBC news, Martha was rescued from the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project in Santa Rose and was nearly blind when she was younger. She was also the only dog in the contest whose handler was not able to hold her. The dogs were judged on audience reaction, first impressions and “unusual attributes.” A 16-year-old Brussels Giffon-pug mix named Moe,...