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  • K-9 DIES: Police Dog Left In Hot Car

    09/01/2012 8:43:45 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 34 replies
    WHOtv.com ^ | August 31, 2012 | Erik Wheater
    What Des Moines Police are calling a tragic accident, central Iowans are calling inexcusable. “We’re going to look into and find out exactly what the circumstances were that led to Harley passing,” said Sergeant Chris Scott with the Des Moines Police Department. Harley, a Labrador retriever worked as a K-9 officer with the department’s vice and narcotics unit.
  • B.C. woman recounts 'surreal' cougar attack in her house ( Canada )

    08/28/2012 1:21:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 28, 2012
    A B.C. woman who was attacked on her sofa by a starving cougar that strolled into her house in search of a meal says her faithful dog saved her life. Angie Prime, 35, was sitting in the living room of her home in Trail, located in southeastern B.C., on Saturday evening, talking to her husband on the phone and getting ready to take her three dogs out for a walk before turning into bed. Then she caught a flash of something that should not have been in the house. "I just happened to catch something out of the corner of...
  • Joe the Dog Actor

    08/30/2012 9:31:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies
  • Bradenton man shoots, wounds attacking pit bull(FL)

    08/25/2012 6:46:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    heraldtribune.com ^ | 20 August, 2012 | Staff
    MANATEE COUNTY - A man with a .38-caliber Ruger shot and injured a pit bull that charged his terrier on a Bradenton street, sheriff’s deputies say. --------------------cut--------------------------- The man, who had a concealed weapon permit, fired his gun into the pit bull’s neck and shoulder. “At this time the shooting appears to be justified and no charges were filed,” the Sheriff’s Office stated.
  • Dog Shaming

    08/23/2012 11:49:33 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 38 replies
  • Canadian Man Arrested After Walking His Dog Near Muslim Rally (with video)

    08/20/2012 10:06:12 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | August. 20, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    More proof that freedom is incompatible with the totalitarian ideology of Islam. Via Blazing Cat Fur "I was arrested at the rally for, "offending Islam" by walking in a PUBLIC park with my dog. Apparently, Muslims do not like dogs. I was warned by a few demonstrators not to go near them. Of course I ignored them and reminded them this is Canada, not Pakistan.
  • Man faces animal cruelty charge after abandoning dog on mountain

    08/18/2012 11:45:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 132 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 8/18/12 | Annie Rose Ramos
    Washburn and his wife were incredulous at how this dog, tucked into a tiny nook between rocks, could have ended up where it was. The whimpering dog was, as Washburn said, "in awful shape." He was convinced it would have died if left without food or water for much longer. The couple tried to coax the dog up out of the rocks and down the mountain but it was clear the dog was too injured and weak to move. "We knew we weren't going to be able to get her out by herself," said Washburn. "Her paws were completely raw...
  • Dog rescued on Mt. Bierstadt - More Details

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

    08/18/2012 12:22:55 AM PDT · by Washi · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2012 | Fox News
    A Georgia college student who cared for abandoned animals for nearly a decade was attacked and killed by a dog, police said. Rebecca Carey, 23, was killed at her Decatur home sometime over the weekend, MyFoxAtlanta.com reports. Authorities said Carey, who worked with dogs since she was a young teenager, had five dogs living with her at the time of her death. They included a pit bull, which she had owned for six years, a boxer mix and a Presa, a large Spanish breed. She was also dogsitting another Presa for a friend. Carey’s body was discovered Sunday afternoon after...
  • Hiker climbs 13,000ft to rescue Missy the German Shepherd after owner left it to die

    08/17/2012 11:47:30 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 87 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 8-16-2012 | Emily Anne Epstein
    Two Denver hikers are locked in a bitter battle over the fate of a German Shepard named Missy, who was abandoned by one and then rescued by another at 13,000 feet. Scott Washburn found the dog bloodied and near-death atop Colorado's Mt Bierstadt and then organized a search and rescue party to save her. He wants to keep the dog, alleging that Anthony Ortolani lacks the ability or compassion to care for the creature, which went without food and water for eight days. But Mr Ortolani says he didn't abandon the animal, an oncoming storm forced him to choose between...
  • 'He saved MY life... I just want to help him in return'...

    08/13/2012 5:51:32 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 11 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10 August 2012 | Emily Anne Epstein
    John Unger adopted Schoep from a Wisconsin animal shelter 19 years ago with ex-fiancée After their break-up, Mr Unger contemplated suicide but Schoep brought him back from the brink 'I don’t think I’d be here if I didn’t have Schoep with me,' Mr Unger said Two weeks ago, Schoep's arthritis got so bad the veterinarian said it might be the end Friend Hannah Stonehouse Hudson snapped what might have been a final portrait of the pair Thanks to the donations of strangers, Schoep has more time with his best friend
  • Mother dog rescues her puppies from burning house, places them on fire truck  

    08/12/2012 10:48:32 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/11/12 | Victoria Cavaliere
    There's little a mother wouldn't do to save her babies, and that includes rescuing them one-by-one from a house fire. Photos of a dog in Chile apparently carrying all five of her 10-day-old puppies from a burning house then placing them in the back of a fire truck made the rounds on social media Saturday.
  • St. Paul Cops Shoot Dog in Wrong-Door Raid, Force Handcuffed Kids to Sit Near the Corpse

    08/10/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | |Aug. 10, 2012 | Mike Riggs
    police officers who conducted a wrong-door raid on their home shot their dog, and then forced their three handcuffed children to sit near the dead pet while officers ransacked the home. The lawsuit, which names Ramsey County, the Dakota County Drug Task Force, and the DEA, and asks for $30 million in civil rights violations and punitive damages after a wrong-door raid, also claims that the officers kicked the children and deprived one of them of her diabetes medication. The suit also alleges that one of the lead officers with the task force "provided false information" in order to get...
  • 'He saved MY life... I just want to help him in return' (Story behind the amazing dog photo)

    08/10/2012 5:11:41 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 10, 2012 | Emily Anne Epstein
    Original Headline: 'He saved MY life... I just want to help him in return': Owner of sick dog whose picture touched the nation's hearts reveals how loyal companion stopped him from suicide The man pictured lulling his arthritic dog to sleep in Lake Superior has revealed that his dog Schoep saved him from the brink of suicide. John Unger, 49, adopted the dog with his ex-fiancée 19 years ago, but after the relationship ended, Mr Unger fought a desperate despair. The companionship of his trusty rescue dog gave Mr Unger the courage to go on, saying : 'I don’t think...
  • VANITY-USMC IDD Dogs for adoption

    08/08/2012 9:18:16 AM PDT · by momtothree · 28 replies
    USMC IDD Adoption site ^ | 08-08-2012 | momtothree
    I am a complete novice to posting a vanity so please forgive me for any and all mistakes. Veteran IDDs (Improvised Explosive Device Dogs) have served our Country and Marine Corps honorably. Due to the reduction in forces in Afghanistan, many of these wonderful dogs are eligible for retirement and adoption. The majority of the dogs are 3-7 year old pure breed Labrador Retrievers that are black, yellow, or chocolate. Spaying and neutering has already been done. They are highly trained, healthy, happy, and will make terrific pets or hunting buddies. The adoption process is not quick but the dog's...
  • One man, one dog, one Facebook photo that has touched thousands of hearts

    08/07/2012 3:48:40 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 75 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-7-12 | Molly Guthrey
    photo may be worth 1,000 words, but professional photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson has learned it can also be worth 2.2 million views, 191,162 likes, 108,766 shares and 21,936 comments (and counting) on Facebook. "My specialty is documenting relationships, whether it's a wedding or a man and his dog," says the Bayfield, Wis., photographer. "I have known my friend John and his dog, Schoep, for six years. I have seen Schoep age -- he's 19 now. John lives his life in a kind way. He rescued this dog as a puppy, they have gone everywhere together ever since. Schoep has arthritis...
  • Woman wants answers after sheriff's deputy shot, killed her dog

    08/05/2012 6:25:11 PM PDT · by FunkyZero · 106 replies
    http://www.koco.com ^ | 8:00 AM CDT Aug 03, 2012 | KOCO.com
    CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. A Cleveland County woman says she called a sheriff's deputy for help, but when he arrived at her home, he shot and killed her dog without provocation.
  • K-9 dies after being left in hot patrol car

    08/02/2012 7:38:48 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 44 replies
    WHIO.com ^ | Aug. 2, 2012 | Staff Report
    CELINA — A Mercer County K-9 unit died Wednesday after his handler left him in a patrol car.
  • Bristol man who shot neighbor's dog charged with felony animal cruelty

    08/01/2012 6:29:04 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 91 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 8-1-12 | Dan Seufert
    BRISTOL – A 5-year-old dog is recovering from a gunshot wound above his right eye and a local man is being charged with felony animal cruelty after shooting the dog on its owner's lawn last week, police said. Michael Nelson, 36, a resident of Pike's Point Road, has been charged with cruelty to animals, a Class B felony punishable by 3½ to 7 years in jail, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, for shooting named Australian shepherd mix named Tucker. Tucker, who is owned by Michael and Lynne Furey, Pasadena, Md., and who were staying at their summer cottage several houses...
  • Dog adopts rejected white lion cub

    08/01/2012 9:56:36 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 33 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 1, 2012
    PADERBORN, Germany,- A German zookeeper said a white lion cub rejected by its mother was adopted by her male dog whose name means lion. Jeanette Wurms, 36, a lion keeper at the Stukenbrock safari park near Paderborn, said baby lion Jojo was developing an infection where her umbilical cord was severed after her birth about three weeks ago, requiring frequent vet visits, The Local.de reported Wednesday. Wurms said the frequent vet attention led Jojo's mother, Nala, to reject her, so she brought the cub home with her. The zookeeper said her dog, Lejon, whose name is Swedish for "lion," took...
  • Pit bull honored as a hero after saving master’s life for a second time

    07/28/2012 12:05:32 PM PDT · by grundle · 60 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Jul 27, 2012 | Jeff Stacklin
    A pit bull from Lawrenceville, Ga., is being celebrated as a hero after he saved his master's wife--not once, but twice. John Benton was headed out to work one day in July 2011 when the 6-year-old dog, Titan, started behaving strangely. "He was barking and growling and then ran down the steps and got between me and the door," Benton told Fox5 in Atlanta. Benton turned around and went upstairs. There he found his wife, Gloria, had a brain aneurysm, and had fallen and suffered what turned out to be a skull fracture. "The doctors said that if it had...
  • Morgan County Sheriff Responds Strongly to Complaints About Dog Shot

    07/27/2012 9:25:56 AM PDT · by Altariel · 37 replies
    WHNT ^ | July 23, 2012 | Claire Aiello and Carson Clark
    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A dog was killed recently as the Morgan County Drug Task Force served a search warrant. Now, the Sheriff’s Office is fielding complaints about the animal’s death. The dog was shot while the Morgan County Drug Task Force was conducting a search for illegal sales/possession of narcotics and marijuana at the Cedar Key Apartments in Decatur. Four people were arrested. Photo of Aubie, the dog that was shot (Photo: Justice for Aubie, a Facebook page) Someone has set up a Facebook page called ‘Justice for Aubie’, the golden retriever who was shot.  Be warned, the Facebook...
  • Two Bexar County K-9s dead after night left inside hot cruiser

    07/26/2012 6:19:18 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 46 replies
    KENS5.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Brian New
    SAN ANTONIO -- The Bexar County Sheriff's Department says two of its K-9s have died after they were left inside a patrol vehicle overnight. According to a statement from the Sheriff's Office, the dogs were "inadvertently" left inside the vehicle overnight and died from apparent heat exposure.
  • Dog Whistle Racism! Obama Tells Black And Hispanic Voters Obamacare Is For Them…

    07/26/2012 5:23:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 7/26/12 | Zip
    Whites, not so much. Via Politico: President Barack Obama tends to skim lightly over the details of his health care law in speeches. But his administration has a far more specific pitch to black and Hispanic audiences. The message: Blacks and Hispanics, among whom uninsured rates are significantly higher than among whites, stand to benefit disproportionately under the health law, gaining access to free preventive care and other services that will help reduce existing health care disparities. The sustained outreach from the White House aims to make voters eligible for new benefits aware of them and how to get them....
  • A dog's story of survival after losing his owner at sea

    07/25/2012 8:38:36 AM PDT · by Altariel · 6 replies
    WAFB.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | Ashlea Kosikowski
    WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – After a long journey from his home in Canada, a dog named Dingo ended up in Wilmington with an amazing story of survival.Dingo, a dingo and lab mix breed, is being treated at Atlantic Animal Hospital in Wilmington. Nathan Moody, who lives in the Bahamas, found Dingo on an abandoned boat near a place called Memory Rock.According to the Toronto Star, his owner, John William Batchelor, 72, from Canada, likely died at sea while on his annual pilgrimage south. Investigators aren't sure what exactly what happened to Batchelor.Pictures posted online by Batchelor's friends show that Dingo was...
  • Disabled veteran says United Airlines staff kicked his service dog and asked if he was retarded...

    07/22/2012 12:39:18 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 91 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 July 2012 | Laura Cox
    A disabled veteran and his service dog were abused by United Airlines staff, he has claimed. Jim Stanek, a three-tour Iraq veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, said employees of the airline kicked his dog, Sarge, and asked him if he was retarded. In a YouTube video the Paws and Stripes founder describes his ordeal which began on July 16 at Dulles International Airport in Washington.
  • Police Respond to Vicious Dog in Baltimore City

    07/17/2012 11:57:58 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 28 replies
    ModifiedK9.com ^ | May 20, 2012 | unknown
    Hey, I'm a Police Officer in Baltimore City. I am originally from Wilkes-Barre, and I am a fan of your organization and Pit Bulls. Today I received a call while on duty about a vicious dog chasing kids. When I came on the scene, I noticed people yelling out their windows at the dog. I followed the dog into an ally to see how it was acting. Going on my own approach, being a dog lover, I got out of my car and called the "vicious dog" over to me. The dog came over with it's tail between it's legs...
  • Henrico police shoot pet as they notify family of son's homicide

    07/17/2012 9:41:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 54 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 12, 2012 | Bill McKelway
    HENRICO, Va. -- A bereft Henrico County family says its son died near Cool Lane, robbed of his life and $15. "He'd taken the bus up to my place to borrow the money last night; he just wanted a video or something," said Henry Hamiel. Hamiel's nephew, Ricky Ellerbe, 33, turned up shot to death hours later, about eight blocks from his home and just yards from the all-night convenience store on Mechanicsville Turnpike that had been his destination. **** The unidentified officer and a detective had arrived at the home to notify family members that Ellerbe had been killed....
  • Dog 'crates' are just tiny, harmful cages

    07/15/2012 2:58:02 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 55 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | July 14, 2012 | Karen Porreca [PETA]
    What if, at your local pet-supply store, you could purchase a dog-training tool that would make your dog weaker, klutzier and less intelligent? And what if this tool increased your dog's frustration and fearfulness about the world and made him or her less likely to bond with you? Would you buy it? Of course not! Yet, millions of these "tools" are sold every year to unsuspecting dog lovers who want the absolute best for their dogs. The tool is a "crate," which is just a euphemism for a cage. In fact, dog crates are even smaller than most cages that...
  • Lennox the dog 'humanely put to sleep'

    The plight of Lennox, a seven-year-old dog described as an American bulldog and Labrador cross, has captured the hearts of animal lovers and activists across the world after he was seized two years ago. But after a court order reprieve period expired at midnight last night, Lennox was put down.
  • Dog Dies Outside Cincinnati Police Station

    07/11/2012 1:21:12 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 21 replies
    The Dog Files ^ | 7/10/2012 | Lauren McGregor Downs
    Cincinnati news station WLWT has reported that a dog died on July 6 while chained to a pole outside the Cincinnati District 4 police station.
  • Saved: Herbie the dog keeps diabetic coma victim alive by licking her

    07/10/2012 5:11:38 PM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 40 replies
    Daily Echo ^ | July 10, 2012 | Harriet Marsh
    A WOMAN’S life was saved by a dog when she slipped into a coma while home alone. Blind diabetic Suzanne West, 42, would have died when she fell into a six-hour-long diabetic coma if her partner’s guide dog Herbie hadn’t licked and cuddled her to keep her alive. Miss West came round covered in dog hair and saliva on her bed at home in Creekmoor, Poole, at around 11.30pm on Wednesday with the faithful pooch by her side. Woozy, she managed to crawl over to pull her life line and call for help. And when paramedics arrived, Herbie, a seven-year-old...
  • Heartbreaking photo shows the grief of a dog owner moments after police shoot family pet

    07/09/2012 2:19:51 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 173 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/9/12 | Laura Cox
    This devastating photo tells the tragic story of a family dog, shot dead by a police officer as he pursued a robbery suspect on Sunday. Monkey got caught up in the chaos of a foot pursuit along Hodges Street in Lake Charles, Louisiana as officers chased teens believed to have beaten a man in a mall parking lot before stealing his car which they then abandoned. The dog was in a back yard on the street when she heard the commotion and ran out through an open gate.
  • Bay area man reunited with lost dog, makes new friend (stranger saves drowning blind dog)

    07/07/2012 8:31:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    My Fox ^ | July 7, 2012 | Anthony Miller
    The 15-year-old canine, which is blind and partly deaf, is believed to have escaped and run to a dock along the Alafia River with the help of another one of Carter's dogs. That's where Brian Peterson enters the story. He was jet skiing on the river on July 4th when a woman alerted him to a dog in the water. "Elsie was drowning," Peterson recalled. "I got on my jet ski, went over and jumped out and saved her." "We took her home with us and started the process of putting found dog [fliers] out there," he said. "We had...
  • Cops Shoot Dog During Foot Chase

    07/07/2012 8:30:16 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 54 replies
    reason.com ^ | July 3, 2012 | Ed Krayewski
    Police officers in Lake Charles, Louisiana shot and killed a family dog named Monkey while chasing a suspect, according to an online petition calling for the police department to fully investigate the incident.
  • Drug dog's nose is good enough, judge rules in cocaine case

    07/02/2012 9:26:02 AM PDT · by Altariel · 18 replies
    Roanoake Times ^ | June 30, 2012 | Laurence Hammack
    Drug dog's nose is good enough, judge rules in cocaine case The decision allows prosecutors to proceed with charges against a man arrested in 2011. By Laurence Hammack 981-3239 The nose of a drug-sniffing police dog is not so sharp, but it's good enough to support cocaine charges against Herbert Green. That was the opinion of federal Judge Glen Conrad, who denied a motion this week to suppress the drugs found in Green's sport utility vehicle with the help of a police dog named Bono. Green's lawyer had argued that Bono's track record — drugs were found just 22 times...
  • Military Veteran Claims NJ Wawa Restricted Him From Bringing Service Dog Inside (Video)

    06/28/2012 4:26:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | Diana Rocco
    MILLVILLE, N.J. (CBS) - Thirty-three-year old Patrick Stark goes everywhere with his medical dog, Copenhagen. “Rarely do I get emotional at all, but this was a really sad experience for me,” Stark said outside his Vine Street home in Millville Tuesday. The military veteran has suffered seizures since sustaining a brain injury when he was mugged three years ago in Seattle, Washington, where he just moved from a few months ago. He’s had Copenhagen every since. The dog alerts him when the seizures are coming, enabling him to avoid them, which has saved his life. “At this point, I have...
  • Local Man Arrested After Family Pet Killed, Eaten

    06/26/2012 7:17:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    KWTX ^ | June 26, 2012
    WACO (June 25, 2012)—Michael Terron Daniel, 22, of Waco, was in custody Monday charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal in a bizarre incident on June 14 when a man who claimed to be on the synthetic drug K-2 chased a neighbor while barking a growling like a dog and then attacked a family dog, which he beat, strangled and then started to eat.
  • Dog brings master loaves of bread

    06/20/2012 11:38:37 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 85 replies
    upi. ^ | June 20, 2012
    SYDNEY, - An Australian man says his golden retriever has been bringing him presents in the past few days -- 12 loaves of bread and two packages of muffins. Michael Shaw said he would like to know where the dog, Gillie, has been getting the baked goods, The Daily Telegraph of Sydney reported. Shaw lives in Theresa Park in a rural area southwest of Sydney and the nearest store is at least a 10-minute drive. While Gillie did eat one package of muffins, she has simply brought the others back to the house, deposited them by the front steps and...
  • Bedford County dead dog receives voter registration forms

    06/19/2012 6:24:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    WSLS ^ | 06/18/12 | Aaron Martin
    When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote. Not only is Mozart a dog but he's been dead for two years. "I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed," Morris said. "I thought it was a joke at first and it turns out it's real." The form is addressed to Mo, the family's nickname for the dog. What amazed Morris is that if Mozart was human he would have been eligible to vote for the first time in 2012. "He...
  • Bedford County dead dog receives voter registration forms (video at link)

    06/19/2012 5:51:42 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 6 replies
    BEDFORD COUNTY, VA -- When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote. Not only is Mozart a dog but he's been dead for two years. "I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed," Morris said. "I thought it was a joke at first and it turns out it's real." The form is addressed to Mo, the family's nickname for the dog. What amazed Morris is that if Mozart was human he would have been eligible to vote for the first...
  • Claiborne Deputy shoots and kills dog

    06/18/2012 11:34:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 56 replies
    KTBS (Louisiana) ^ | June 14, 2012 | Chris Redford
    Michaela McCowen says she was sitting inside her house Thursday morning when she heard two gunshots in the yard. When she ran outside, she saw her dog lying in a pool of blood. "She's on the ground and she's been shot and she's bleeding," said McCowen while standing outside her home in Athens, LA. McCowen's 6-year old Golden Retriever, Tera, later died. She was shot twice by a Claiborne sheriff's detective. "He saw the dog coming at him full speed, and showing his teeth. He told me he thought he was fixing to bite him," said Claiborne Sheriff Ken Bailey....
  • Study: Dogs show empathy to crying people

    06/18/2012 7:20:06 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies
    upi ^ | June 8, 2012
    LONDON, - Dogs respond to a person who is crying regardless of whether it is their owner or an unfamiliar person, researchers in Britain found. Dr. Deborah Custance and Jennifer Mayer, both of the Department of Psychology at the University of London, developed a procedure to examine whether domestic dogs could identify and respond to emotional states in humans. Eighteen pet dogs -- a range of ages and breeds -- were exposed to four separate 20-second experimental conditions in which either the dog's owner or an unfamiliar person pretended to cry, hummed in an odd manner, or carried out a...
  • Man Bitten By Rabid Bat While Cleaning Pool

    06/16/2012 12:30:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, June 11, 2012
    The dog will now be quarantined for at least six monthsA California man is receiving treatment after being bitten by a rabid bat while cleaning a pool in Riverside, Calif., roughly 60 miles east of Los Angeles. Riverside County Animal Services spokesman John Welsh said the 55-year-old was bitten Wednesday, a day after a dog was bitten by a rabid bat in nearby Hemet, The Press-Enterprise reported. Despite having received its rabies vaccination, the dog will now be quarantined for at least six months. "While not extraordinary to find rabies in bats, we believe our cases, coupled with the recent...
  • Beagle goes for walk, returns home with human skull

    06/14/2012 10:00:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | June 14, 2012 | Miranda Leitsinger
    A beagle returned home with an unusual find that has led to a criminal investigation in the town of Gallup, New Mexico: a human skull. The dog found the remains Saturday evening and carried them home. Its owner, who lives on the west end of Gallup’s airport, then alerted authorities, John Allen, deputy police chief, told msnbc.com. Police have determined the skull was from an individual believed to be a man, roughly 35 to 45 years old, who probably died about three years ago, Allen said. Police decided to search a field around where the beagle lives since they figured...
  • Police dog mauls Wal-Mart worker

    06/09/2012 3:06:10 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 58 replies
    AJC ^ | June 8, 2012 | David Ibata
    An employee of a Fayetteville Wal-Mart is recovering from injuries sustained when a police dog attacked him outside the store, Channel 2 Action News reported. Enlarge photo Surveillance video from a Fayetteville Wal-Mart shows an employee, 52-year-old Mang Dieke of Riverdale, struggling with a Fayette County Sheriff's police dog that attacked him outside the store. Dieke dragged the Belgian Malinois by the collar into the store as he struggled to get free. Channel 2 Action News Surveillance video from a Fayetteville Wal-Mart shows an employee, 52-year-old Mang Dieke of Riverdale, struggling with a Fayette County Sheriff's police dog that attacked...
  • Reprimand in dog shooting (for not turning on microphones, not for killing apartment complex canine)

    06/05/2012 12:40:21 PM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    Decatur Daily ^ | June 5, 2012 | Seth Burkett
    Decatur’s police chief said allegations of wrongdoing against two officers who fired as many as 13 shots during the Jan. 1 shooting and killing of a dog at Danville Park Apartments were “not sustained,” but the officers violated department policy by not activating their microphones. “I don’t believe the department has sufficient evidence to charge the officers internally. That stops short of exonerating them,” Chief Ed Taylor said Monday. Some residents of the apartment complex complained that the shooting, which sent at least one bullet through an apartment door, was unnecessary and put residents in danger. “I think this is...
  • Reprimand in dog shooting (for not turning on microphones, not for killing apartment complex canine)

    06/05/2012 12:40:01 PM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    Decatur Daily ^ | June 5, 2012 | Seth Burkett
    Decatur’s police chief said allegations of wrongdoing against two officers who fired as many as 13 shots during the Jan. 1 shooting and killing of a dog at Danville Park Apartments were “not sustained,” but the officers violated department policy by not activating their microphones. “I don’t believe the department has sufficient evidence to charge the officers internally. That stops short of exonerating them,” Chief Ed Taylor said Monday. Some residents of the apartment complex complained that the shooting, which sent at least one bullet through an apartment door, was unnecessary and put residents in danger. “I think this is...
  • Florence family accuses police chief of shooting 2 dogs

    06/05/2012 12:32:32 PM PDT · by Altariel · 46 replies
    KVUE ^ | June 2, 2012 | ASHLEY GOUDEAU
    FLORENCE, Texas -- The Vybiral family are dog lovers; considering their four-legged companions members of their family. It started with Sassy, a six year old Rhodesian Ridgeback. Now this family is mourning, Sassy is dead. "She's crying, she's hysterical. 'There's blood mom. She's shooting guns.'" Louise Vybiral describes the phone call she received from her daughter Caren Friday afternoon. Caren says she was watching a movie with her two year old daughter Lilly when gunshots rang out. She thought they were coming from across the street. "Thought maybe Chevron was being robbed or something. I didn't have any idea what...
  • Dog with head stuck in container saved after its photo was posted to Facebook

    06/04/2012 6:23:25 PM PDT · by murron · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 4, 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Dog lovers in Memphis, Tennessee, came to the rescue after a picture posted to Facebook showed a helpless pup with its head stuck inside a plastic container.