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  • Man who bound dog's muzzle with tape sentenced to 5 years

    03/26/2017 11:25:07 AM PDT · by Boomer · 154 replies
    AP ^ | 3.25.2017 | AP
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog's muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison. Media outlets report William Dodson's sentence Friday represented the state's maximum for animal cruelty. However, Dodson's sentence for mistreating Caitlyn won't extend his prison time. The 43-year-old North Charleston man was sentenced a day earlier in federal court to 15 years on a gun charge stemming from a traffic stop months before Caitlyn was found in spring 2015. Under a plea agreement, the two sentences will run simultaneously. "I wish I...
  • Egg The Pug's Owner Has Been Charged With Making A False Complaint

    03/23/2017 3:45:02 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 6 replies
    HuffingtonPost ^ | 22/02/2017 | Lucy Quaggin
    A man who claimed his pet pug 'Egg' was stolen at knife point during an armed robbery has been charged with making a false report. It's an unexpected twist in a story that captured the nation's attention. NSW Police are now one step closer in cracking the case of Egg's disappearance, although it remains unclear if the dog was ever owned by the man in the first place....
  • Bomb-sniffing dog shot dead at New Zealand airport after escaping

    03/17/2017 9:36:55 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies
    nydailynews ^ | March 17, 2017 | Terence Cullen
    A New Zealand airport security dog was fatally shot after he ran onto the airfield — leaving many distraught over his untimely death. Grizz, a 10-month-old bearded collie mix, was training as a bomb-sniffing dog when he broke free around 4 a.m. Friday at Auckland Airport, according to media reports. Aviation Security Services tried for three hours to capture the pooch, who was not on the tarmac, according to reports. But officials said the prancing puppy’s escapades held up 16 domestic and international flights. “Auckland Airport staff directed police to shoot the Avsec dog, which was loose at the airport...
  • Aurora Animal Control claims longtime family dog is wolf hybrid...

    03/15/2017 6:39:54 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 45 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | 12 MAR 17 | Tammy Vigil
    ...and won't return him to owners. The family said Aurora Animal Control took their dog and won't give him back, claiming the dog is a wolf-hybrid. The Abbato family has had Capone for nearly 10 years. They rescued him from the Adams County Animal Shelter where he was classified as a German shepherd mix. The family's veterinarian also says the same thing. But Aurora Animal Control thinks Capone is a wolf-hybrid.
  • When Everything is Normal Nothing is Normal: Part II

    03/13/2017 7:33:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-13-17 | MOTUS
    Following their success with the normalization of lesbians and gays, the enforcers of peaceful non-judgmental coexistence decided to expand the franchise. When the L and G became LGBTQIA - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Queer, Intersex AND Asexual - is when we all began obsessing over bathrooms.  “Where does it all end?” you might ask. In a normal world that would be a rhetorical question but in Progressive World, where nobody has ever heard of following an idea to its logical conclusion, it’s anything but; consider this claim that we saw yesterday:That’s right; if people can have gender identification issues it...
  • Farewell, old friend: Touching moment Air Force dog handler hugs his dead....

    03/10/2017 1:02:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 10, 2017 | Abigail Miller For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Farewell, old friend: Touching moment Air Force dog handler hugs his dead K-9 draped in an American flag moments before he was laid to rest A heartbreaking photo shows the moment an Air Force sergeant had to say goodbye to his K9 partner. Air Force sergeant Kyle Smith, from Gastonia, North Carolina, said that having to put Bodza down was one of the hardest things that he has ever done. He was euthanized on Thursday, and a military canine trainer draped a flag over his body. A photo shows Smith giving Bodza one final hug as he was...
  • Farewell, old friend:Touching moment Air Force dog handler hugs his dead K-9 draped in an American..

    03/10/2017 7:09:14 AM PST · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    daily mail ^ | 3/9/17 | abigail miller
    A heartbreaking photo shows the moment an Air Force sergeant had to say goodbye to his K9 partner. Air Force sergeant Kyle Smith, from Gastonia, North Carolina, said that having to put Bodza down was one of the hardest things that he has ever done. He was euthanized on Thursday, and a military canine trainer draped a flag over his body. A photo shows Smith giving Bodza one final hug as he was laid to rest. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4299698/Air-Force-Sgt-hugs-dead-K-9-draped-American-flag.html#ixzz4aw59NBVq Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • 'Wolf-Like' Dog Captured by Maryland Police

    02/25/2017 2:02:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    Animal control officers in Maryland tracked down and captured a loose dog many residents believed to be a wolf. Prince George's County police shared photos which concerned several citizens due to its large size and wolf-like appearance. Police managed to track down and capture the animal at about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and confirmed that it was a large dog. "It seems to be a mixed malamute/husky-type dog," Prince George's animal management Chief Rodney Taylor told WUSA. "He's definitely a dog." The dog was found without any kind of identification such as a chip or a collar and will be...
  • Case Dismissed , any hope for reimbursement on costs to fight?

    02/13/2017 8:24:49 AM PST · by Neidermeyer · 21 replies
    neidermeyer | 02/13/2017 | neidermeyer
    I'm looking for anyone with experience in this area ,, especially if you are a lawyer in Florida. I just had a dogbite case against me dismissed after a fight that went on for over 4 years. The dog did bite but in defense of me , the case truly had no merit and the plaintiff made ridiculous claims such as "permanent disability" that had no basis in fact and were disproved with video exhibits (and a total lack of medical documentation). I had about 500 hours of surveillance in this fight and about $1000 in miscellaneous out of pocket...
  • Express lanes, motorcycle helmets among bills filed in Florida

    02/12/2017 10:08:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | January 15, 2017 | Kristina Webb
    It could be a busy legislative session for transportation issues in Florida. Already, several bills have been filed addressing controversial topics ahead of the session’s March 7 opening. Here’s a quick look at a few you’ll hear about in the coming weeks. Express lanes A bill proposed in the Florida Senate would prevent the creation of more express lanes on the state’s highways while also setting rules for how express lane toll money must be spent. The measure, SB 250, was filed by state Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami. If the bill is made law during the upcoming session, it would...
  • Dog refuses to leave abandoned buddy behind when help arrives

    02/09/2017 2:11:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    KFOR ^ | 2/9 | K. QUERRY
    An Ohio truck driver is being credited for his warm heart and his ability to pay attention to things others may have overlooked. When Dan O’Grady passed a little dog on the side of the highway in Florida, he knew he had to do something. He pulled over on the next exit and walked back to find the little dog. The frantic Jack Russell terrier barked at O’Grady and continued to run away from him every time he got close. O’Grady refused to give up and followed the terrier into the woods by the highway. Underneath a bush, O’Grady saw...
  • Deployed son's sick dog reason for John Tortorella's All-Star absence

    01/28/2017 12:45:29 AM PST · by onona · 2 replies
    Internet ^ | Today | Not sure - from ESPN
    Deployed son's sick dog reason for John Tortorella's All-Star absence
  • Where’s Bo? [Obama’s forgotten dog] [vanity]

    01/24/2017 12:55:36 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 76 replies
    Vanity | 01/24/2017 | cc
    Was he just a prop to be exploited for photo-ops by an uncaring politician owner? Sure looks that way – the “great animal lover” Obama didn’t take Bo with him to Palm Springs, and now the Obamas have jetted off to the Caribbean for x weeks, with not the slightest hint that Obama misses Bo, or even remembers him. There’s not even any suggestion that Bo will move to Chicago with them. Poor dog – Bo is a nice animal, and deserves an owner who actually cares – not just to be kicked to the curb as soon as his...
  • ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Celebrating On Day One, Blows Up ISIS 31 Times

    01/23/2017 9:45:56 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies
    Above Top Secret ^ | posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 11:32 PM | unknown
    Unless, you are a ISIS fan this is good news. Mattis is on it. ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Celebrating On Day One, Blows Up ISIS 31 Times ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Celebrating On Day One, Blows Up ISIS 31 Times January 22, 2017 HeadlinesIslam5 Comments1 min read It was Secretary of Defense Mattis’ first day at the Pentagon and he has already hit the ground running. Mattis spent the day overseeing strikes against the Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq. Details of the strike in the article indicate the missions were quite successful. While the press lamented that ISIS could never...
  • Disturbing "A Dog's Purpose" on-set footage shows animal cruelty

    01/19/2017 2:56:30 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 18, 2017 | CBS News
    “A Dog’s Purpose” -- the upcoming major motion picture based on the best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron -- is set to open later this month, but new footage obtained by TMZ may give animal lovers pause about going to see it. The exclusive video shows an animal trainer forcing a terrified German shepherd dog into a pool of raging water, while the animal tries desperately to escape. It’s a chilling behind-the-scenes look at the filmmakers’ attempt to recreate a scene from the book, in which a police K-9 named Ellie rescues someone from a rushing river.
  • Dog-Napped Doberman Missing for Over a Year Is Reunited With 'Ecstatic' Family

    01/14/2017 11:46:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Meath Chronicle ^ | Thursday, 12th January, 2017 | Gavan Becton
    An ecstatic Meath family have been reunited with their dog - one year after it was stolen from their back garden. Ace was handed into a vet on the Commons Road in very poor condition. The Doberman was emaciated and carrying an infection and after some emergency care was in a position to be reunited with owners the Walsh family from Kells. Ace was identified because he had been Microchipped at only a few weeks old. However he was taken from the family's back garden on 16th December 2015. "We had a tearful reunion and we are looking forward to...
  • Surfing Dog Shark Scare?

    01/11/2017 4:24:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A weekend shark sighting temporarily closed the ocean off of a stretch of Huntington Beach, and a surfing dog may have had a close encounter with a shark. During a photo shoot with Sugar the Surfing Dog in Huntington Beach, an image was taken that shows what appears to be a 9 to 10-foot-long shark in the wave next to her. Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Surfing-Dog-Shark-Scare__Los-Angeles-410271715.html#ixzz4VVD1py1c Follow us: @NBCLA on Twitter | NBCLA on Facebook
  • Thieves fetch 36,000 lbs of dog food; investigators hungry for leads

    01/11/2017 2:23:55 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 24 replies
    WOWT-TV News ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Mike McKnight
    La Vista Police spotted a semi with an empty trailer in an industrial area on Monday. It had been stolen from a Bellevue trucking firm lot. Investigators have determined about 36,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo dog food worth about $120,000 had been stolen from the trailer.
  • Florida householder fatally shoots woman searching for dog

    01/11/2017 2:20:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 January 2017
    The victim, Rebecca Rawson, 65, was fatally injured after approaching the armed householder's home on Tuesday night, say sheriff's officials. As her relative knocked on the door, Eugene Matthews, 83, emerged firing a handgun, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. ... Officials say that Ms Rawson and her daughter waited in their car as her brother-in-law knocked on Mr Matthew's door to ask if he had seen their dog. Police say Mr Matthews opened his door and started shooting at the family.
  • This Puppy Has Racked up $155,000 in Vet Bills

    01/04/2017 10:13:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 1, 2017 | Melkorka Licea
    This French bulldog might be the most loved dog in New York — and his owners have $155,000 in vet receipts to prove it. After Williamsburg couple Kate and Ben Stern adopted the caramel-coated pup named Jones in 2013, he immediately became more progeny than pet. “We were instantly obsessed. My parents even referred to him as their grandson,” Kate said.
  • A disabled Air Force veteran needed a job. So Lowe’s hired him — and his service dog.

    12/31/2016 4:34:19 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8 Dec, 2016 | Amy B Wang
    While waiting in line at their local Lowe’s on Sunday, Judy and Brian Rose did a double take. Behind them, a golden retriever sauntered by wearing one of the home improvement store’s red-and-blue employee vests. The dog didn’t seem to be accompanied by anyone at the time. And the vest looked so . . . official. “What’s up with the dog?” Brian Rose asked the cashier, laughing. The Abilene, Tex., couple was told the dog belonged to a store employee, a disabled veteran who had been hired for a part-time job a couple months before. “I’m a retired vet myself,” Brian Rose...
  • HIDDEN CAMERA: "Transgender" Dog Prank

    12/30/2016 2:15:39 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 31 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 12/30/2016 | Steven Crowder
    This video is pretty self-explanatory. People are incredibly tolerant of any form of self-identification nowadays. We dare not ask questions. Also, little rat-dogs are allowed in food establishments. Who knew? But what if a 90lbs Dogo Argentino identifies as a lap-dog? What are the rules then? Hilarity ensues... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFwVjPrN2MM
  • Dog Gets Revenge For Little Girl Kicking Him

    12/25/2016 11:24:18 AM PST · by tired&retired · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Vanity
    Dog Gets Revenge For Little Girl Kicking Him This video is worthy of a guaranteed Christmas laugh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXVwUYEHV3o I've never posted anything like this, so forgive me if it is unacceptable on FR... But it sure does lift the spirits seeing man's best friend get even!
  • Meet Patton the Goldendoodle. Will he become Trump’s first dog?

    12/07/2016 1:08:19 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 133 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 6th 2016 | Karin Brulliard
    Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email Tuesday that “no decisions have been made” about the dog. But Pope said she is confident that the Trumps will take the puppy, which she named Patton after George Patton, a World War II general Trump has said he admires.
  • Man punches a kangaroo in the face to rescue his dog

    12/05/2016 2:29:25 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/4/16 | ViralHog
    One day while hunting one of the highly trained dogs was chasing some pigs by scent and collided with a big buck kangaroo that then held and wrestled the dog by its protective gear (boars have tusks like knives), the owner was horrified that his dog or the kangaroo would get hurt and run in to save both parties. You can see the dog trying to escape, wanting nothing to do with the kangaroo. The big buck kangaroo releases the dog when the owner gets close but then moves in to try and attack the human.
  • This viral email from General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis about being 'too busy to read' is a must-read

    12/02/2016 12:27:23 AM PST · by vannrox · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 21NOV16 | Paul Szoldra
    This viral email from General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis about being 'too busy to read' is a must-read Just before Marine Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis was getting ready to deploy with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force to Iraq in early 2004, one of his colleagues asked him about the importance of reading for military officers who sometimes found themselves "too busy to read." The legendary general sometimes referred to as "The Warrior Monk" carted around a personal library of 6,000 books with him everywhere, and he had plenty to say on the topic. His response went viral over email,...
  • Heartwarming Video Shows Polar Bear Petting Eskimo Dog in Canada

    11/18/2016 7:36:34 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 51 replies
    GMA Yahoo ^ | 11/17/2016 | AVIANNE TAN
    https://gma.yahoo.com/heartwarming-video-shows-polar-bear-petting-eskimo-dog-162204545--abc-news-topstories.html
  • The FBI’s Clinton Foundation Probe

    10/30/2016 8:39:57 PM PDT · by randita · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/30/16 | Rich Lowry
    This Wall Street Journal story is such a blockbuster in every way that arguably the most significant news comes in the 14th (!) paragraph: New details show that senior law-enforcement officials repeatedly voiced skepticism of the strength of the evidence in a bureau investigation of the Clinton Foundation, sought to condense what was at times a sprawling cross-country effort, and, according to some people familiar with the matter, told agents to limit their pursuit of the case. The probe of the foundation began more than a year ago to determine whether financial crimes or influence peddling occurred related to the...
  • ISIS-America will run with its tail between its legs

    10/18/2016 4:16:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/16
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=27zTUb2i8m0 The Islamic State's news agency Amaq released a video online which purportedly shows ISIS fighters patrolling the street of Mosul on Monday night. One of the fighters, his face hidden behind a mask, looks at the camera and says "America, we will defeat you in Iraq, with Allah's help. You will leave again, defeated and humiliated, with your tail between your legs." Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers, with the backing of the US, are advancing on Mosul to take the city back from ISIS. The US has refrained from sending its own soldiers to battle ISIS on the ground....
  • Dog slashes owner with a knife

    10/02/2016 8:09:37 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 23, 2016 | Natalie O'Neill
    <p>A Colorado woman went to the hospital with a slash wound to her arm, and the story she told staffers was so preposterous they assumed she was covering up an act of domestic abuse.</p>
  • Local Rescued South Korean ‘dog meat dogs’ find temporary home in Maryland

    10/02/2016 7:44:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30 Sept 2016 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    The dogs were recently rescued from an unlicensed backyard dog-meat farm in Jeonju, South Korea — a city that draws tourists to its historic buildings, sports activities and food culture ranked among UNESCO’s Creative Cities for Gastronomy. A poll conducted by Gallup Korea last year showed almost two-thirds of Koreans under the age of 20 said they seldom eat dog meat.
  • How Dogs Could Be the Key to Fighting Cancer

    10/01/2016 11:40:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/1 | Larry Getlen
    In the late 1980s in the UK, a border collie-Doberman mix began paying extreme attention to a mole on his owner’s left thigh. The 44-year-old woman noticed that the dog would sniff there for minutes on end, trying to bite it off whenever she wore shorts. The dog’s fixation wasn’t random. What the dog was smelling wasn’t just the mole, but the melanoma causing it — and its subsequent removal might just have saved the woman’s life. In this new book, author Horowitz shows how canines, whose sense of smell is anywhere between 10,000 and 100,000 times more acute than...
  • Fujairah Police Denies Dog Meat Being Served in a Restaurant

    09/26/2016 7:55:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, September 26, 2016
    Requests public to not react to such rumoursFujairah Police have denied claims that dog meat is being served in a restaurant in the emirate. The authority posted the denial on its official Twitter account after news circulated on social media that a worker was arrested from a Mandi restaurant in the emirate when he was discovered selling dog meat. Fujairah Police also called on the public to refrain from spreading and reacting to such rumors, adding that such news should be obtained from official sources. "
  • VIDEO: French bulldog vocalizes 'love' for his 'mom'

    09/24/2016 12:58:50 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 55 replies
    ArcaMax ^ | September 23, 2016 | ArcaMax
    "A French bulldog in Canada showed off an unusual trick -- using his voice to express "love" for his mom."
  • Man Reunited With Dog That Was Missing for 3 Years

    09/22/2016 4:20:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    WMUR ^ | 9/9
    The Soberanes Fire — which continues to burn throughout California’s Monterey County — is officially the most expensive in the United States’ history, with costs topping $208.4 million, the Associated Press reports. California already sustains the highest annual wildfire costs of any state. And, as KPCC reports, this year’s fire season as a whole—which has included scorchers like the Blue Cut, Soberanes, and Sand Fires — could prove to be the most expensive for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) since 2000. The Soberanes Fire, which began on July 22nd after an illegal campfire, is only 71 percent contained, according to the...
  • Woman orders spare ribs from Chinese restaurant - but claims she actually received DOG PAWS

    09/20/2016 9:44:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 10:56, 20 Sep 2016 | By Kara O'Neill
    Ashley Jefferson posted a video of the meat on social media - claiming that the 'dog legs' still had claws in them A woman has claimed a Chinese takeaway restaurant served her a DOG PAW after she ordered spare ribs from the menu. Ashley Jefferson was eating at the China Palace in Havre de Grace, Maryland, when she believes she made the horrific discovery. Fighting the urge to throw up, Ashley then headed to the bathroom to record a Facebook video where she claimed the ribs had claws still attached. In the video, she said: "There's nails still in this......
  • Deputy's family, 'superdog' recovering months after house fire

    09/12/2016 8:06:18 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 1 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Stephanie Allen
    Margo Feaser loaded the emaciated 1-year-old German Shepherd into the back of her patrol car late one night in December 2009 in hopes of finding him a new owner. The Seminole County sheriff's deputy found him while responding to a call about a dog scaring away customers from a gas station. He wasn't injured or aggressive, so Feaser took him home. She had no idea that Maxx, the wild, heartworm positive pup, would end up making her family his fur-ever home and one day save her family's life. "He definitely returned the favor and then some," she said. It has...
  • Man Accused Of Breaking Into Martha’s Vineyard Homes, Painting Dog Purple

    09/05/2016 10:00:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | September 5, 2016 | CBS Boston
    OAK BLUFFS (CBS) – A man is accused of going on a very strange crime spree on Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend. Oak Bluffs police say Felix Reagan committed a series of crimes that left a dog painted purple on Saturday afternoon. It all started when officers responded to Firehouse Lane for a report of a stolen motor vehicle that crashed, with the suspect fleeing on foot. About 5 to 10 minutes later, police were called to a Pinewood Lane house that had been broken into. A resident there said they arrived home to find a ground level window forced...
  • Dog adopts opossum babies

    08/25/2016 2:22:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    After a dog killed the mother opossum, the babies were adopted by another dog...
  • Witnesses say Jacksonville dog attack victim was dismembered

    08/24/2016 1:36:53 PM PDT · by plain talk · 45 replies
    WFTV9 ABC ^ | August 23, 2016 | Lorena Incian
    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has identified a man killed in a dog attack as 83-year-old Michael Downing. Downing was killed by his neighbor's dogs at about 4 p.m. Friday, officials said. The hole in the fence where witnesses said the dogs came through is now boarded up. Witnesses Mackenzie Partin and Eddie Edwards said Downing’s body may have been dragged into the dog’s yard because they saw his body on the other side of the fence. The Franklin Arms apartment community is mourning the loss of Downing, whom they described as a helpful neighbor and happy man. “He always had...
  • Children found in Brevard home with feet 'caked' in dog feces

    08/24/2016 10:18:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.clickorlando.com ^ | Updated: 11:56 AM, August 24, 2016 | Staff
    PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. - A Central Florida woman has been charged after authorities say she kept her two children and 24 Chihuahuas in a home filled with dog feces, trash and bugs. Officials said the Port St. John home had dried, caked feces and urine, roaches and trash inside it, describing that the environment was in "no way safe for the animals, let alone the children who also were in the residence." Investigators said two children, who weren't enrolled in school, had dog feces "caked" to the bottom of their bare feet. The Department of Children and Families removed...
  • Dog Dies After Protecting Baby From Fire

    08/19/2016 6:00:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 19 AUGUST 2016 | KTRK
    BALTIMORE, MD (KTRK) -- Firefighters say a dog gave his life protecting an 8-month-old from a fire late Sunday. The girl is alive today thanks to an act of heroism and a heart-breaking loss for her family. Erika Poremski, the child's mother, said she had quickly stepped out to her car when she turned around to find the house in flames and her daughter Viviana inside. "I just heard her crying and I couldn't get to her," Poremski said. "I tried really hard, everyone in the neighborhood tried. They were kicking the doors in and kicking the windows out. I...
  • Las Vegas: Friend's pit bull fatally mauls boy

    08/19/2016 4:33:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    KOLO ^ | Aug 18, 2016
    Police in Las Vegas say a dog that fatally mauled a 9-year-old boy was a family pet at a house the boy was visiting. ... Police Officer Jesse Roybal said .. animal control officers took custody of the dog, which was described as a pit bull.
  • Flight Attendant Adopts the Street Dog Who Never Stopped Waiting for Her

    08/08/2016 9:09:57 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 28 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | 8/8/2016 | Melanie
    Olivia Sievers, a flight attendant from Germany, often travels to Argentina for work. She came across a street dog outside of the hotel she was staying at one time, and gave him a little love. He didn’t forget her, and when she arrived at the hotel during her next trip, he was there waiting for her. She knew they were meant to be together, and before long she made arrangements to bring him home with her for good. She came across the dog while walking around near her hotel in Buenos Aires. Olivia gave him some food and played with...
  • Black lab whose fur is slowly turning white gets Photoshop battle

    08/02/2016 9:23:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 1, 2016 | Jonathan Keshishoglou
    If your dog looks like they're wearing a superhero mask, there's always someplace on the Internet more than happy to make them one. Reddit user eRadthorpe posted this photo of a 14-year-old dog (which is really just an old puppy) who has vitiligo, a condition where the skin loses its pigment. And in this case, the fur. Specifically, they posted the photo to the Photoshop Battles subreddit, which meant everyone was ready to give the dog their own.
  • Hero dog saves stricken owner by smashing window to summon help, cops say

    08/01/2016 7:34:09 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 7 replies
    nj.com ^ | 8/1 | attrino
    NORTHVALE – Police are crediting a dog with helping to save the life of its owner, a woman who suffered a medical emergency and lay unconscious inside the home for several days. Two women were walking near the home shortly before 8 p.m. Friday when they heard glass break and a dog barking loudly, according to Northvale Police Chief William Essmann. The women called police. "Our officers observed the broken pane of glass next to the front door with the dog inside the home," Essmann said in a statement. The officers called out for anyone inside the home to come...
  • Man Died Trying To Rescue Dog From Raging Sand Fire, Neighbor Says

    07/26/2016 10:24:50 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 32 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 07/25/2016 | Unattributed
    Homeowners returned to a Sand Canyon neighborhood Monday night, days after the raging Sand Fire tore through the area. For some like John Kim, returning to the area meant picking through the remains of his home. Kim’s neighbor died in his car trying to outrun the flames. The victim was a man in his 60’s. He lived on the property with a woman, who was too distraught to speak. Their home also burned to the ground. Kim says the man who died went back to rescue his dog.
  • Cute English bulldog plays dead as owner drags him across the grass towards hose

    07/22/2016 9:43:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 22 July 2016 | Gaby Bissett For Mailonline
    This hefty hound really did not want to have a bath - so his owner had to drag him across the grass to get him to the hose. The English bulldog, named Doughnut, was not expecting a wash at his home in Orange County, California. He spotted the coils of the hose from afar and decided to resist - by playing dead.
  • Flake In-Laws Get 23 Days Jail For Death Of 23 Dogs

    07/07/2016 6:29:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    As expected, a settlement agreement was entered into this week with in-laws of Sen. Jeff Flake's son. Jesse Todd Jesse Todd Hughes and Maleisa Maurine Hughes, owners of the Green Acres Boarding facility in Mesa for the death of 23 dogs left in their care.
  • This adorable dog got his head stuck in a jar. But, don’t worry, he’s free now

    07/01/2016 10:57:29 PM PDT · by Bullish · 23 replies
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 7-1-16 | John M. Blodgett
    HIGHLAND >> A Cal Fire firefighter in Highland Thursday found a new use for the trauma shear scissors. Panicked dog owners brought his dog to Cal Fire station, 26974 Base Line, after the pup got its head stuck in a jar. “This doggie ... got into the hard plastic jar to steal the trail mix inside and couldn’t get out,” said Cal Fire spokeswoman Liz Brown. The owners tried at home to get the jar off, but when they were unsuccessful, they brought the dog to the fire station, she said.