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  • Dogs Make Us Human

    03/26/2002 10:29:27 AM PST · by blam · 124 replies · 747+ views
    Australian Museum ^ | 3-25-2002 | Heidi De Wald
    Dogs make us human By Heidi De Wald Monday, 25 Mar, 2002 About 48% of Australian households own dogs. But can you imagine a world without dogs. And would we be the same if they were not here? Would human beings have developed in very different ways had our best friends not been by our sides? A recent study suggests that the domestication of dogs mutually led to profound changes in the biological and behavioural evolution of both species. It has long been known that the first species domesticated by humans was the wolf. In essence, we made wolves into...
  • Living with humans has taught dogs morals, say scientists

    08/21/2008 6:11:16 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 62 replies · 183+ views
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 21st August 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Dogs are becoming more intelligent and are even learning morals from human contact, scientists claim. They say the fact that dogs' play rarely escalates into a fight shows the animals abide by social rules. During one study, dogs which held up a paw were rewarded with a food treat. When a lone dog was asked to raise its paw but received no treat, the researchers found it begged for up to 30 minutes. But when they tested two dogs together but rewarded only one, the dog which missed out soon stopped playing the game. Dr Friederike Range, of the University...
  • Loyal dog guards trapped friend for 7 days until pair were rescued

    09/18/2015 10:33:26 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    The Mirror ^ | September 18, 2015 | Simon Carr
    A loyal dog stayed by her pal's side for a WEEK after she got trapped in a ravine. Bassett hound Phoebe and setter mix Tillie went missing from their home in Washington State, US, on September 8. Appeals by the worried owners were unsuccessful until residents near some woodland saw a reddish dog approach them and then head off down to ravine to sit by the side of its fellow canine which was trapped on an old concrete cistern.
  • Air Canada Pilot Diverts International Flight to Save Dog

    09/16/2015 2:49:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    A French bulldog named Simba is probably alive today because of the attentiveness of an Air Canada pilot. Simba was flying via Air Canada Flight 85 from Tel Aviv to Toronto when the pilot noticed a problem with the cargo area’s heating system, according to CNN Canadian affiliate City News. Simba’s owner, German Kontorovich, was in the cabin. “As soon as the crew became aware of the temperature issue, the captain grew rightfully concerned for the dog’s comfort and well-being,” Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick told CNN via email. “With the altitude it can become very uncomfortable, and possibly the...
  • Have humans made dogs STUPID? Pets are 'lazy thinkers' compared to wild wolves

    09/16/2015 6:45:14 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 63 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 16 September 2015 | RICHARD GRAY
    They may be man's best friend, but dogs have little to thank humans for it seems. Research suggests the domesticated pets can't solve problems as well as their wild cousins because living with us has made them 'incapable of thinking for themselves.' In tests, experts presented a 'puzzle box' containing food to a group of dogs, and a group of wolves and while the wolves were capable of breaking inside, the dogs looked to humans for help.
  • Hialeah officer cleared in deaths of 2 police dogs in SUV

    09/14/2015 2:13:13 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 8, 2015 | CHARLES RABIN
    Hialeah police officer Nelson Enriquez may have been “neglectful” when he left two police K9s to swelter to death inside an SUV at his Davie home, but he didn’t intentionally kill them, an investigation by the Broward state attorney’s office found. And since there is nothing equivalent to a manslaughter charge in the state’s animal cruelty statute, Enriquez should not be held criminally liable for the death of Hektor, a 3-year-old Belgian Malnois, and Jimmy, a 6-year-old bloodhound. “In order to be held criminally liable for his acts, proof would be required that officer Enriquez intentionally left his dogs in...
  • Some Say Man Justified In Shooting Bear That Was Attacking His Dog

    09/03/2015 9:39:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    man who shot and killed a bear in his Fort Collins backyard is expected to face charges. The shooting happened last week in the Fossil Creek Meadows neighborhood. The man says he was trying to protect his dog from the bear. It’s illegal to kill wildlife, even if a pet is in danger. The fact that he fired a weapon in a neighborhood with others nearby is what investigators with Colorado Parks and Wildlife say accounts for the third charge he faces, alleging the man was careless in his actions. CBS4’s Lauren DiSpirito spoke with some people who see the...
  • Disturbing Video Shows Cop Whipping, Kicking His Own K-9 During a Raid

    09/01/2015 1:27:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 70 replies
    Peoria, AZ — When a Peoria resident pulled out her cellphone to record police raiding a neighbor’s home, she never expected to what would happen next. The woman filming, who wishes to remain anonymous out of fear of police retaliating against her, said she pulled out her phone after she heard police say, “I know you’re in there, come out with your hands up.” What she saw next was animal abuse. The K-9 handler lets the dog run to the door and then, for an unknown reason, walks up and whips the dog with his leash. As if the leash...
  • Four-legged Loyalty

    08/28/2015 1:26:13 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 53 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 8/28/2015 | blueunicorn6
    I have seen some nice statues. I have seen the Abraham Lincoln statue in Washington, D.C. I have seen the "Follow Me!" statue at Fort Benning, Georgia. My favorite statue of all is much smaller than these two statues. My favorite statue is "Old Shep" at Fort Benton, Montana. It is a bronze statue of a dog. Old Shep wasn't a champion show dog. I guess you could call him a "Heinz 57" breed. He was a bigger dog as was common for a shepherd's dog on the high-plains desert of Montana in the 1930s. His job was helping his...
  • Bear Injures Doberman After Scrap in Lake Neighborhood

    08/27/2015 8:43:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | AUGUST 15, 2015 | Christal Hayes
    A dog is recovering after receiving deep scratches and lacerations on its body and neck during a scuffle with a bear in a residential neighborhood in between Leesburg and Eustis. Kim Givens said she had let her Doberman named Bo out in the backyard of her home in the Wedgewood subdivision before they went to bed late Aug. 8. She said about 11:30 p.m. she saw Bo bolt from her backyard and go down the hill her home sits on. She opened the sliding-glass door and heard loud growling and "horrible mauling sounds." Kim Givens' Doberman named Bo happily playing...
  • Fla. dog beaten to death; mocking note left with body (warning, this is bad)

    08/11/2015 4:14:55 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 8/11/2015 | Marisol Medina
    beating death of a Pomeranian named Fox may have been eclipsed by the hand-written note left behind: “We beat it 2 death lol HAHAHA!” Ronald Boisvert, Fox’s owner, said his 13-year-old family pet disappeared Friday afternoon when his girlfriend let him out at their Pembroke Pines condominium. On Saturday morning, Boisvert was awoken by a “frantic knock” from a neighbor who said Fox was lying near Boisvert’s condo with the note on top of his body. “I was devastated,” Boisvert said. “He was a very friendly dog.” Boisvert initially thought the note was a joke and believed Fox could have...
  • 'Golden jackals' of East Africa are actually 'golden wolves'

    07/30/2015 10:32:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies ^ | 07-30-2015 | Provided by: Cell Press
    A golden jackal (Canis anthus) from Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Based on genomic results, the researchers suggest this animal be referred to as the African golden wolf, which is distinct from the Eurasian golden jackal (Canis aureus). Credit: D. Gordon E. Robertson ======================================================================================================================= Despite their remarkably similar appearance, the "golden jackals" of East Africa and Eurasia are actually two entirely different species. The discovery, based on DNA evidence and reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 30, increases the overall biodiversity of the Canidae—the group including dogs, wolves, foxes, and jackals—from 35 living species to 36. "This...
  • Man accused of taping Caitlyn’s muzzle shut denied bond

    07/26/2015 2:07:38 PM PDT · by digger48 · 45 replies
    wishtv ^ | July 26, 2015 | Staff Reports
    CHARLESTON, SC – 41-year-old William Leonard Dodson was back in court on Friday, July 17 for a bond revocation hearing. The judge ruled Dodson will stay in prison because he is a flight risk. Dodson faces a felony charge of Ill Treatment of Animals for allegedly taping a female dog’s muzzle shut (Caitlyn) in North Charleston in May. Dodson is currently in jail, being held on a $50,000 bond. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Calais officials say officer who shot dog was justified

    07/23/2015 8:48:21 AM PDT · by Altariel · 6 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Johanna Billings
    CALAIS, Maine — Calais officials say an officer who shot a dog Sunday night acted properly. Calais Police Chief David Randall said the department received a call at approximately 9:59 p.m. July 19 about two dogs that tried to attack a third dog at a home on South Street. People at the residence got their animal inside, then attempted to get the other two dogs out of their yard, according to the police chief. “The dogs attempted to bite them,” Randall said. When the officer located the dogs and tried to get them into the police car, one of the...
  • Dog shows off table tennis skills in viral video

    07/22/2015 8:57:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies
    upi ^ | July 21, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    WASHINGTON, - A multi-talented black collie with a knack for sports showed off his skills at table tennis for a video going viral online. The video, shared on YouTube by America's Funniest Home Videos, features the collie, named Auggie, holding a table tennis paddle in his mouth and using it to return his owner's serves. Auggie shows he can keep the game going by repeatedly returning the ball, occasionally needing to jump up onto the table to get a better reach toward the ball. "This dog would definitely beat you at a game of ping pong," AFV said in the...
  • Ruff-and-tumble: VP Biden bruised after playing with his dog

    07/21/2015 6:44:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    AP ^ | July 20, 2015
    Vice President Joe Biden is on the mend from a minor bruise after a little canine roughhousing. Biden was seen on Monday with a dark, penny-sized contusion just below his lower lip. The bruise didn't appear to be a serious injury. The vice president's office says Biden got the bruise from playing with his dog.
  • Girlfriend Demands Man Sell His Dog, So He Takes Out an Ad… Now She’s Furious

    07/15/2015 11:47:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 113 replies
    When two people come together to form a relationship there are often adjustments in lifestyle that must be made by both parties. Recently, a man in Virginia was told by his girlfriend that she didn’t care for his dog, giving him the ultimatum that he must choose between her and the animal. So the man posted an ad to Craigslist explaining the situation and searching for a new home for his soon-to-be ex-companion.The ad read:“MY girlfriend does not like my beagle Molly. SO I have to re-home her. “She is a purebred from a wealthy area and I have had...
  • Vancouver Man Fights Off Wild Cougar to Save Mini Dachshund

    07/08/2015 5:55:54 PM PDT · by Hugin · 23 replies
    He said it was when he returned to the campsite that a female cougar emerged from the woods and grabbed 1-year-old Bailey — quickly pulling the dog into the bushes. That's when Hanson said he ran after the cougar in order to save Bailey's life. "I just kept pushing the bushes so I could see and dropped down into a muddy, dry creek," he said. "I was able to spring out of the mud and was screaming at it the whole time.” Without another thought, Hanson said he lunged at the animal, grabbing a handful of her skin. "I was...
  • Ramsey Co. K-9 Handler Charged with Abusing his Dog Partner

    06/28/2015 2:10:13 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    KSTP ^ | 6-26-15 | Dave Aeikens and Eric Chaloux
    A Ramsey County deputy is on administrative leave after he was charged with hitting his canine partner, the Carlton County Sheriff's Office said. The charges are from an incident that happened early June 15 at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton. The sheriff's office says 48-year-old Brett Arthur Berry is charged with assaulting a public safety dog and animal cruelty, both misdemeanors. Berry has been a Ramsey County deputy since 1996. Black Bear security told deputies they had been called into the Cobalt Lounge to ask a man to leave. Security followed him with video and saw him return to...
  • Quasi Modo takes home first place in World's Ugliest Dog contest

    06/28/2015 11:09:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | June 27, 2015 | Foxnews and AP
    Quasi Modo, a 10-year-old mutt whose spinal birth defects left him with a hunchback, is the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Friday night. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and his owner took the $1,500 prize, besting 25 other dogs competing in the contest that applauds imperfection, organizers said. Before becoming a champion, Quasi Modo was abandoned at an animal shelter before being adopted by a veterinarian in Loxahatchee, Florida, according to the dog’s biography posted on the contest’s website.
  • Cop who accidentally shot a four-year-old girl instead of a charging dog is identified

    06/22/2015 11:20:07 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 75 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | June 22, 2015 | Daily Mail Reporters
    The Ohio police officer who missed when he shot at a charging 40lb dog and accidentally hit a four-year-old girl in the right leg has been identified as a five-year veteran of the force. [snip] Thomas was investigating a hit-and-run case when he heard cries for help from a nearby home in Whitehall regarding the girl's mother, who had cut herself, the Columbus Dispatch said. When the officer tried to enter the home to provide help, the family's mixed-breed dog charged at him in the doorway, said Columbus Police Department spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis. He fired off a shot but missed...
  • Experts: Dogs originated in ancient Asia

    02/17/2004 2:20:26 PM PST · by presidio9 · 38 replies · 410+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2004
    <p>From Yorkshire terriers the size of a teacup to Irish wolfhounds near the size of a small pony, all dogs originated from a single species, probably an East Asian wolf seeking the warmth of the human hearth and an easy meal.</p>
  • Columbus police officer injures 4-year-old while shooting at dog

    06/20/2015 6:52:58 AM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 6/20/2015 | Earl Reinhart
    A Columbus police officer accidentally wounded a 4-year-old girl in Whitehall on Friday when he fired at a charging dog, police said. A neighbor and the girl’s uncle identified her as Ava Ellis, who was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where police said she was in stable condition. The officer was at a house in the 4100 block of Chandler Drive investigating a hit-and-run case about 3:10 p.m., Columbus police spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis said. As the officer was walking from the home to his patrol car, a woman a few houses away called out to him, saying her sister and...
  • Boulder County dog hero: 9-year-old retriever protects family from moose

    06/19/2015 10:30:01 AM PDT · by Altariel · 27 replies
    Boulder County News ^ | Mitchell Byars
    Ginger Wolfe said ever since her 9-year-old golden retriever Chelsea was a puppy, she has always been a big softie. "There's not a mean bone in her body," Wolfe said. "She's just a sweetheart." But as Wolfe found out over the weekend, nobody messes with Chelsea's family. The 85-pound dog showed her mettle when she took on an angry mama moose that had charged at Wolfe's boyfriend and his family — including two young children — while they were camping between Nederland and Ward. Wolfe, of Louisville, and her boyfriend, Jeremiah McLaughlin, of Boulder, were camping near Ruby Gulch. McLaughlin...
  • Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

    06/19/2015 8:10:41 AM PDT · by Altariel · 112 replies
    Here are five (mostly) scientific reasons why dogs trump cats. 1. Exercise motivation While dogs demand physical and recreational activity, all cats demand is food and a comfy sofa to sleep on all day. Great job being a role model, Felix! **** 2. Give the elderly a purpose Pets are wonderful stress relievers for people of all ages, but the elderly in particular benefit from owning a dog. **** 3. Sniff Out Cancer Cats have an attuned sense of smell, but they're difficult to train. The top cats also can't match the top dogs nose for nose. **** 4. Smarter...
  • 8 Million Dog Mummies Found in 'God of Death' Mass Grave

    06/19/2015 12:28:29 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Livescience ^ | June 18, 2015 | Laura Geggel
    In ancient Egypt, so many people worshiped Anubis, the jackal-headed god of death, that the catacombs next to his sacred temple once held nearly 8 million mummified puppies and grown dogs, a new study finds. The catacomb ceiling also contains the fossil of an ancient sea monster, a marine vertebrate that's more than 48 million years old, but it's unclear whether the Egyptians noticed the existence of the fossil when they built the tomb for the canine mummies, the researchers said. Many of the mummies have since disintegrated or been disrupted by grave robbers and industrialists, who likely used the...
  • Autopsy carried out in Far East on world's oldest dog mummified by ice

    06/19/2015 12:01:43 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | Thursday, June 18 2015 | Anna Liesowska
    Scientists in the Russian Far East have carried out a post-mortem examination of the remains of the only mummified dog ever found in the world. Found sealed inside permafrost during a hunt for traces of woolly mammoths, the perfectly-preserved body is 12,450 years old. The dog, believed to be a three-month-old female, was unearthed in 2011 on the Syallakh River in the Ust-Yana region of Yakutia, also known as the Sakha Republic. Experts spent the past four years analysing the body – which included not just bones but also its heart, lungs and stomach – but only carried out the...
  • Dispelling the Doberman Myth: Friendly Family Pets or Fearsome Foes?

    06/18/2015 8:00:40 PM PDT · by Altariel · 105 replies
    In family movies featuring dogs, Doberman Pinschers are often cast as the baddies. Why not? After all, they’re large with mask-like features, and if they’ve had their ears cropped, they can look a little frightening. In real life, Dobermans are often employed in police and security industries because of their intelligence, readiness to work and their inherent strength. This dichotomy has led to wild public misconception about the breed – and their role in family life. Ready to separate the facts from the fiction about Dobermans? Here are the myths you may have heard, and the truth behind them. Myth:...
  • Mississippi investigator shoots family dog

    A Cleveland family has been left devastated after an officer shot and killed their beloved one-year-old golden retriever as he was on a leash in the family’s backyard. Cleveland police told the family the officer felt threatened by the dog after the dog barked, even though the officer was aware it was leashed. The incident took place Friday when dog owner Tyler Muzzi saw a stranger walking around his neighbor’s home. Muzzi contacted his neighbor and then called police to check on the situation. Minutes later, police arrived and arrested the man who had by that time broken into the...
  • Choked out by suspect, police dog recovers to get his man, website reports

    06/15/2015 2:42:44 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies ^ | 6/15/15 | Kim Chatelain
    A canine deputy in Fort Myers, Fla., was rendered unconscious in a brutal struggle with a theft suspect outside a Wal-Mart but recovered during the fight and helped apprehend the man, according to the (Fort Myers) The suspect, later identified as Liferein Lenord Bell, 25, was allegedly trying to steal two area rugs by switching price tags when store security officers caught him Friday evening (June 12). Bell fought with the security officers and then with deputies who arrived on the scene but he was able to escape through the front door of the store, the website reported. A...
  • Army Veteran Reunited With Dog Who Disappeared 5 Years Ago While She Was Deployed

    06/13/2015 5:54:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    When Jessica Gutierrez was deployed to Afghanistan n 2010, she left “Cookies Chanel” with her sister in New Mexico, according to Missouri TV station KMBC. While Gutierrez was gone, Cookies disappeared. Gutierrez never thought she would see her pet again, she told the station. But somehow, five years later and over a thousand miles away Cookies was discovered in San Diego, the station reported. Gutierrez got her puppy micro-chipped on the day she adopted her, which enabled animal services workers in San Diego to reunite Cookies with her rightful owner, who was now living in Missouri
  • The ( ( (( Breaking )) ) ) Power of Joy ![charismatic Caucus}

    06/04/2015 8:14:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible , The joshua Chronicles ^ | 6-4-15 | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    Hatred seizes the heart and blocks the flow of the Spirit, therefore " Walk in JOY and Forgiveness " for this "IS" The Latter Rain that falls and fills Fresh My Vessels of Truth every Day ! Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Joel 2:23 And He has poured down for you the rain, The early and "latter rain" as before. People of Zion, be glad and "find "joy" in the LORD your God". 1 John 1:4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete....
  • [A dog named] Caitlyn’s Surgery a Resounding Success….

    06/04/2015 3:14:26 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 11 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6-4-2015 | sundance
    (Doggie News) Great news! Caitlyn, the 15-month old Staffy-mix that was found last week in critical condition with her muzzle clamped shut with electrical tape, is now recovering from surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. According to the Charleston Animal Society, veterinarian Dr. Henri Bianucci performed the surgery to repair extensive damage to Caitlyn’s cheek and lips. The surgery, which took about two hours to perform, originally called for repair to her tongue which appeared to have become irreparably damaged due to loss of blood when it became clamped between her top and bottom teeth while her...
  • Second Chance For Dog Found In Her Dead Owner's Arms After Texas Tornado

    06/03/2015 8:57:59 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 23 replies
    HuffPost ^ | 5-19-2015 | Arin Greenwood
    In the wake of a deadly tornado that destroyed parts of Van, Texas, a week ago, a dog was found curled up with her dead owner David Tapley, a retired police officer, and nearby his wife, Brenda. The Great Pyrenees, thought to be about 8 years old (solid information about her previous life, including her name, is hard to come by), is banged up, emotionally and physically. She's showing signs of shock; her skin is raw and bruised. She has some head trauma, and is now deaf in one ear from a burst eardrum. But, rather miraculously, she's alive. She...
  • Donations From Around the World Pour in for Stray Dog ‘Fighting for Her Life’Shut for Days

    05/30/2015 11:27:32 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 82 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/29/2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Donations From Around the World Pour in for Stray Dog ‘Fighting for Her Life’ After Her Muzzle Was Taped Shut for Days Since horrific images spread of a South Carolina stray dog found with her muzzle tightly shut by electrical tape, donations and support from around the world have been pouring in for Caitlyn, the 15-month-old Staffordshire Terrier mix who was receiving treatment Friday at an emergency veterinary clinic. And the reward shot up Friday from $1,000 to $6,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for what one official called ”the most malicious case of animal abuse...
  • NJ man takes terminally ill dog on bucket list adventure across country

    05/30/2015 7:07:06 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies
    pix11. ^ | May 28, 2015 | Andrew Ramos
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (PIX11) — If you thought bucket lists were reserved for only humans, you clearly never met Poh the dog. The 15-year-old pup recently hit the road with his owner Thomas Neil Rodriguez on a cross-country adventure after getting the unfortunate news that the end was near. “We found out he had multiple tumors [that were] inoperable, and that he had a limited time to live,” Rodriguez told PIX11 News. Instead of counting down the days, Rodriguez who makes a living as a DJ, departed his pad in Jersey City and went exploring the country with his buddy....
  • Dog captures images that grab his attention

    05/28/2015 5:44:16 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 26 replies ^ | May 27, 2015 | unknown
    When a dog uses a camera connected to a heart rate monitor, this is what you get. PHOTOS AT LINK
  • Police Dog Rescues Deputy After He's Ambushed By 3 Men

    05/28/2015 9:12:09 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 21 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 5-27-15
    A police K-9 came to the rescue of an officer who was being ambushed by three men and the dog most likely saved his life, authorities said today.
  • Boy, 5, mauled to death, dog killed by neighbors in Gresham [Chicago]

    05/26/2015 10:06:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 05-26-2015 | Staff
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 5-year-old boy was killed by a dog on the city's South Side Monday night. Several witnesses intervened, eventually killing the dog. The Cook County medical examiner identified the victim as James W. Nevils, of the 8000-block of South Escabana Avenue. Neighbors said Nevils and the dog, described as a pit bull, may have been at the same Gresham house. Residents in the 8900-block of South Carpenter Street said they heard a woman screaming for help around 9:30 p.m. Monday. "I hear someone yelling, 'He has my baby! Somebody please help me!' When I looked, I thought...
  • Dog With Big Stick & Prezzy With Big Umbrella: One Is Smarter Than The Other Won

    05/24/2015 7:54:49 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-24-2015 | MOTUS
    Here’s a Memorial Day Weekend Quiz for you: I call it Which One is Smarter Than the Other Won? Cast your vote(s) below for either: A. Our President, figuring out how to get his big umbrella over the gate: Or B) The Dog, figuring out how to get his big stick over the bridge: And in case you missed this heartfelt Memorial Day tweet from the Democrats:They are hoping everyone can join Barry for another brain freeze. Funny, isn’t it, how many stories about umbrellas, ice cream and dogs pop up around Memorial Day now that Obama is here?Cast your...
  • Dogdance Freestyle

    If you ever think that dog cannot compete with humans in dancing, you’re wrong because this video will show you an amazing performance of a dog together with its partner.
  • Hancock deputy beaten, cut during traffic stop

    05/20/2015 7:46:55 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 43 replies
    The Clarion ledger ^ | May 19, 2015 | Therese Apel
    ...The deputy suffered a two-and-a-half-inch cut to his forehead and multiple bodily injuries. The doctor told the deputy it looked like the cut was made by a box cutter. "They roughed him up, but the officer was able to press a button and release his K-9 from the backseat," Adam said. The dog bit at least one of the suspects, potentially saving the officer's life, Adam said. That was more than good equipment and a good dog, Adam said. "We have four K-9 units here, but only two of our vehicles are equipped with the pop mechanism," he said. But...
  • Blue Buffalo Admits To Lying About Ingredients

    05/19/2015 7:40:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 36 replies
    As it often happens, a competition between companies had benefitted the consumer. Purina was bent on catching Blue Buffalo in an advertising lie – they claimed they never used poultry by-product meal in their foods. However, Purina did some testing of Blue Buffalo product and found that was not the case and sued them for False Advertising. Just last week, a year after the case was filed, Blue Buffalo admitted to using by product meal in “a ‘substantial’ and ‘material’ portion of their pet food.” ( Blue Buffalo asked the Court for additional time to file an Amended Complaint in...
  • Geese Police patrol National Mall on four legs

    05/17/2015 8:37:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    bignewsnetwork ^ | 15th May, 2015
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. National Park Service officials fed up with goose droppings on the National Mall in Washington are calling for backup -- the four-legged enforcers known as the Geese Police. Parks officials announced Thursday the Geese Police -- who are not actual police but rather a group of border collies trained to ward off trespassing water fowl -- will be patrolling the National Mall to keep the geese from befouling National Mall landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial. The officials said just one goose can leave behind 2-3 pounds of feces in a single day and the unwanted excrement can...
  • Arpaio disappointed as business owners, not US senator’s son and daughter-in-law, face new charges

    05/14/2015 4:58:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is disappointed with today’s announcements related to new charges in the deaths of 21 dogs at an East Valley pet boarding business in 2014. The owners of the Green Acre Boarding business in Gilbert have been indicted by a Maricopa County grand jury in the 2014 incident. Jesse Todd Hughes and Maleisa Maurine Hughes face animal cruelty and fraud charges. The new charges came after Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery withdrew previous indictments against the owners as well as Austin and Logan Flake. Austin Flake is the son of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, and Logan...
  • 10-Year-Old Accused Of Beating Dog To Death With Stick

    05/13/2015 3:34:47 PM PDT · by Huntress · 83 replies
    CBS 11 DFW ^ | 5/12/15 | Unattributed
    Update: Police have now said the boy who will be charged with the dog beating death is 10-years-old, not 11. FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Residents in one Fort Worth neighborhood are shocked after “Cookie,” a Cavalier mix, was allegedly beaten to death. Police said an 11-year-old boy chased Cookie out of the pet’s back yard with a stick, eventually cornering him on a porch then killing him. According to the Cookie’s owner of five years, Jennifer Knittel, a concerned neighbor was key in figuring out what happened to the dog. Knittel said while she wasn’t home, a neighbor driving by...
  • Baltimore Cops Slit This Dog’s Throat—and One Got Away With It

    05/12/2015 8:15:28 PM PDT · by Altariel · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 12, 2015 | Michael Daly
    An unattended Shar Pei had its carotid artery severed, and one of the two officers eventually charged with felony animal cruelty was let off by Freddie Gray prosecutor Marilyn Mosby. Baltimore cops gave new meaning to dying like a dog last summer after they received a report of an unattended pooch biting a woman on the hand. The pooch in question was a 7-year-old Shar Pei named Nala that had gotten away from its owner but had both a collar and an ID tag. The woman said that Nala had only bitten her after she saw the dog standing in...
  • Man Busts Window to Help Dog, Gets Arrested Anyway

    05/12/2015 8:07:32 PM PDT · by Altariel · 11 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | May 12, 2015 | Fred
    A man from Athens, Georgia saved a dog from overheating in a hot vehicle. Most of the time, when people try to help out a dog locked in a car, they’re seen as heroes. However this time, Michael Hammons isn’t facing a hero’s welcome, but is facing criminal charges for his efforts. According to Hammons, he decided to bust out the car window because, “I heard someone say there was a dog in distress in a hot car.” Hammons says he didn’t really think about it. When the Desert Storm vet heard someone needed help, he jumped to action almost...
  • Dog Owner Has Trained Dog to Bark Softly!

    05/03/2015 12:21:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Faith Tap ^ | May 3 2015 | Faithtap
    This is too funny, a dog owner has trained her dog to lower the level of noise when it barks.
  • Horrific moment police dog savages man's face after he puts his hands up

    05/02/2015 1:16:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/1/15 | Sara Malm
    A Utah man is suing the local police force after one of its dogs attacked him during an arrest, after he had put his hands up and surrendered. Martin Lee Hoogveldt, 33, had already given himself up after armed police entered his home in response to a disturbing-the-peace complaint in 2013, but the dog still jumped at him,clamping its jaws around his face. The dog handler's body camera captured the horrific attack, and can be seen struggling to get the dog, a German shepherd called Pyro, to let go of Hoogveldt's face.