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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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, 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 ^ | 8:00 AM CDT Aug 03, 2012 |
    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 ^ | 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 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...