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  • Emotional Support Animal or "Fake" Service Dog Attacks - You Could Be a Victim

    04/25/2018 12:54:26 PM PDT · by Norski · 26 replies
    CityWatch Los Angeles ^ | april 2, 2018 | Phyllis M. Daugherty
    ANIMAL WATCH-Any dog attack is alarming, painful and can cause lasting injury -- whether it is by a Pit Bull or a Chihuahua--regardless of whether victims are merely knocked down or the animal sinks its teeth into their flesh. Plus, there are other victims in every attack--family members, witnesses, those who try to stop the attack, employers, and landlords or business owners on whose property the incident occurs. There have been two reported attacks by dogs on airlines in the past year: In June 2017, a man was mauled by an emotional support dog on a Delta Air Lines flight...
  • SEE IT: Pit bull chomps down on subway rider’s foot

    04/25/2018 4:48:02 AM PDT · by Norski · 54 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | April 24, 2018 | Reuven Blau
    A pit bull bit a straphanger's foot during a chaotic subway ride captured on video and posted on social media. Riders on the 4 train desperately try to get the dog to let go of the woman's foot.
  • How Some Rescue Dogs Come From Breeders At Commercial Auctions

    04/23/2018 6:22:06 PM PDT · by Norski · 31 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | April 18, 2018 | Kim Kaven
    Dog rescuers, flush with donations, buy animals from the breeders they scorn An effort that animal rescuers began more than a decade ago to buy dogs for $5 or $10 apiece from commercial breeders has become a nationwide shadow market that today sees some rescuers, fueled by Internet fundraising, paying breeders $5,000 or more for a single dog. The result is a river of rescue donations flowing from avowed dog saviors to the breeders, two groups that have long disparaged each other. The rescuers call many breeders heartless operators of inhumane “puppy mills” and work to ban the sale of...
  • National treasures: how the rest of the world fell in love with Japan’s famous Akita dogs

    04/20/2018 6:18:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | April 20, 2018 | Staff
    Hollywood actor Richard Gere, French film star Alain Delon and Russia’s figure skating sensation Alina Zagitova have one thing in common: They adore Japan’s Akita dogs. And they’re not alone. In recent years, foreign ownership of one of Japan’s most famous indigenous breeds has skyrocketed, outstripping domestic demand for the fluffy, perky-eared pooches. Earlier this year, the trend hit the headlines when Zagitova proclaimed her love for Akitas after spotting them while training in Japan, and local officials pledged to get one to her. Her affection for the cute canines comes as no surprise to veteran breeder Osamu Yamaguchi, 64,...
  • Dad calls toddler the ‘bravest, strongest human’ after a vicious attack by pit bulls

    04/16/2018 4:56:23 PM PDT · by Norski · 91 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Aprill 11, 2018 | Josh Magness
    Dustin Guess was working outside on a hog fence Thursday morning, he says, when two pit bulls began their attack. But the two adult dogs — one male and one female — weren’t going after the man from West Fork, Arkansas. Instead, they were targeting Guess’ 4-year-old son, Matthew, according to Fox6. The female pit bull sunk its teeth into Matthew’s legs and started to drag him, police say, while the male dog attacked the toddler’s face. Guess told KNWA that he started to sprint toward his son with the hopes of separating him from the two vicious dogs. It’s...
  • VA: Armed man Stops Dog Attack, Multiple Victims

    04/12/2018 12:10:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video  On Thursday morning, 29 March, 2018, a English Bull Terrier escaped from an apartment and started attacking people on the street. A man and a woman were bit on the arms and legs and were taken to the hospital.  People attempted to use several items to stop the attacks. They kicked at the dog. They beat it with a hammer.  They used pepper spray. Nothing worked until a man with a gun waited for the right moment, then shot the dog. Twice.  From Paul Burek saw it all unfold and rushed to help. He had...
  • Dog Leads Owner to Storm Drain, Finds Abandoned Newborn 6′ Deep

    04/12/2018 11:39:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Liftable ^ | April 11, 2018 at 10:33am | Erin Coates
    It was a seemingly normal day as Charmaine Keevy walked her dog Georgie in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on April 3. The 63-year-old and her Dachshund mix usually take a different route, but for some reason, Keevy decided to walk elsewhere and their journey took them past a storm drain. All of a sudden, Georgie started barking as they walked by the drain. “I first thought it was a cat because he is scared of cats, but then when I heard the cries again, I realized it was a baby,” Keevy said. She quickly flagged down Cornie Viljoen’s car on...
  • Who killed pit bull victim Paris Adams, age 20 months?

    04/12/2018 10:44:14 AM PDT · by Norski · 12 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | April 12, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    Grandmother pleaded guilty HARTWELL, Georgia––Receiving the stiffest sentence for a dog attack reported during Dog Bite Prevention Week 2018 so far, former Century 21 real estate agent Sandra Bowers Adams, 71, may spend the rest of her life in prison––but only if she violates probation––for the August 1, 2017 pit bull mauling death of her 20-month-old grandson Paris . . .
  • South Korean kills neighbor’s dog, invites him to share meat (dinner)

    04/12/2018 4:30:22 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 4/12/2018 | Staff
    <p>SEOUL: A South Korean farmer killed and cooked a neighbor’s barking dog before inviting its unsuspecting owner to join him for a dog-meat dinner, police said Wednesday, in a case that has sparked online outrage.</p> <p>The 62-year-old unnamed man confessed to the crime after another neighbor tipped off the pet owner’s family.</p>
  • Insuring pit bulls, State Farm pays out double the norm for dog attacks

    04/09/2018 4:35:00 PM PDT · by Norski · 6 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | April 8, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    Policies on other breeds subsidize pit bull owners BLOOMINGTON, Illinois––State Farm, both the leading U.S. property-and-casualty insurance company and among the few that cover pit bulls, paid out a record $132 million in 2017 to settle dog attack claims. State Farm released this information in a prepared statement recognizing Dog Bite Prevention Week 2018, April 8-14. The State Farm payout appears to have been nearly twice as much as if . . .
  • CANINE EVOLUTION: A Shaggy Dog History

    11/21/2002 6:36:35 PM PST · by Lessismore · 4 replies · 1,013+ views
    Science Magazine | 2002-11-21 | Elizabeth Pennisi
    Biologists chase down pooches' genetic and social past A Shaggy Dog History Two-kilogram teacup poodles; 90-kg mastiffs; slender greyhounds; squat English bulldogs: For a single species, canines come in a vast array of shapes and sizes. Even more remarkably, they all come from the same stock. Many millennia ago, humans took in a few primitive wolves and made them man's best friend. Or so the story goes. For centuries, researchers have doggedly pursued the evolutionary and social history of canines, with mixed success. Only subtle differences distinguish dogs from coyotes, jackals, and other canids, making family trees difficult to construct...
  • Milwaukee woman mauled to death by at least one of her pet dogs

    03/26/2018 5:57:23 PM PDT · by Norski · 132 replies
    journal sentinel ^ | March 26, 2018 | Jesse Garza
    A Milwaukee woman was found dead in her near west side home after being mauled to death by at least one of her pet dogs, according to the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office. Hong Saengsamly, 49, was found by her son about 10 p.m. Saturday in the kitchen of her home in the 500 block of N. 28th St., according to a medical examiner's report. Saengsamly suffered multiple puncture and blunt force injuries on her arms and shoulders and her death was due to "mauling by dogs," according to the report. A pit bull-type dog that appeared to be guarding...
  • Pit bull goes on rampage in Charlotte elementary school, bites 7 children

    03/20/2018 3:51:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/20/2018 | Mark Price
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Seven children were bitten Monday afternoon after a stray male pit bull got into a southeast Charlotte elementary school and began chasing students as they fled for cover. ... Investigators said the stray dog first came into the school's playground area while the children were outside playing. School staff escorted children into the school as a precaution. However, the dog managed to get inside the school, ... The dog's owner was contacted by the school using information on the animal's collar tag. The owner picked up the dog and left the school prior to the arrival of Animal...
  • Dog Mistakenly Sent To Japan Instead of Kansas Via United Airlines

    03/16/2018 6:19:36 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 23 replies ^ | March 15, 2018 | Michelle Gant
    Dog mistakenly sent by United to Japan returning home to his owners After a mix-up with United that resulted in a family's dog being sent to Japan instead of Kansas by mistake, Irgo the German shepherd is returning home. According to his owners, Irgo will be traveling by private charter Thursday on a nearly 12-hour long flight, leaving Narita International Airport in Tokyo at 10:30 p.m. local time and arriving back home in Wichita, Kansas around 8:25 p.m. Irgo ended up in the foreign country mistakenly when his owner, Kara Swindle, was moving with her family and pet from Oregon...
  • Daxton’s Friends, five years after trusted pit bulls killed a toddler

    03/07/2018 1:00:42 PM PST · by Norski · 39 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | March 7, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin––Five years ago today, on March 6, 2013, two pit bulls raised from puppyhood in a loving home environment killed Daxton James Borchardt, age 14 months, and badly injured his babysitter, Susan Iwicki, whose pit bulls turned on both of them. “The horrific attack started,” Borchardt recalls, “while Susan was carrying my son at the hip and letting her dogs back in from a potty break. Susan’s well-raised, loved and cared-for pit bulls ripped my son from her arms. A metal gate was ripped from the gatepost during the struggle. This unprovoked, prolonged, and unstoppable attack lasted an entire...
  • Woman forced to choose between dog and purse in Hollygrove robbery: NOPD

    03/05/2018 2:50:14 AM PST · by BBell · 35 replies ^ | 4/4/18 | Hanna Krueger
    New Orleans police said a 54-year-old woman was given an ultimatum by two men who robbed her while she was walking in Hollygrove early Saturday afternoon (March 3) -- hand over her dog or her purse. The woman was walking her dog near the intersection of Live Oak and Fig streets around 1:06 p.m. when she was approached by the men, according to a preliminary police report. One of the men wore a black hoodie and the other had a black bandana on his face, the report said.
  • Culture Shock: Italians Aghast as Immigrants Barbecue Dog at Welcome Center

    02/16/2018 5:30:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 16, 2018 | Thomas D. Williams
    Animal rights activists are up in arms over attempts to barbecue a dog at an immigrant welcome center in southern Italy, with migrants insisting the practice is normal where they come from. Members of the Carabinieri, an Italian military police force, intervened immediately after receiving a call from an employee of the center who had witnessed the scene of a 29-year-old Nigerian man intent on roasting a dog at the center in Vibo Valentia, in the Italian region of Calabria.
  • Olympic crackdown on dog meat fails to banish it from menus

    02/13/2018 9:38:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 13, 2018 | by BRUCE HARRISON
    GANGNEUNG, South Korea - - Dog meat restaurants are cooking up their traditional specialties despite government pressure and financial incentives aimed at curbing sales during the PyeongChang Olympics. Consuming dog is largely unpopular in modern South Korea and has become increasingly taboo. But "bosingtang" - literally “invigorating stew” made with dog meat - still appears on some menus. But the South Korean government has long known that eating dog is frowned upon by many foreigners. Before the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the government restricted the sale of dog meat in parts of the city. Preparing for an influx of overseas visitors...
  • More sky puppies! Scientists discover two new species of dog-faced bat

    02/06/2018 10:38:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Smithsonian Institution ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | By Micaela Jemison
    The Freeman’s dog-faced bat (“Cynomops freeman”) was found in Soberania National Park near the Panama Canal. (Photo by Thomas Sattler) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Flitting swiftly through the darkness above the tropical forest canopy in Central and South America, a group of cute little bats with dog-like faces have long been hiding a big secret. Now, their secret is out. For more than 50 years, scientists believed that only six species of the fast flying, insect-eating mammals known as dog-faced bats existed. That number has now increased to eight with the discovery of two new species, the Freeman’s dog-faced bat (Cynomops freemani), collected...
  • Michigan Approves $360 in Weekly Unemployment to a German Shepherd

    02/05/2018 8:20:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 2, 2018 | Amber Randall
    A Michigan dog owner was surprised to find out that the state approved his German shepherd for weekly unemployment benefits. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency sent a letter to lawyer Michael Haddock saying that a Michael Ryder was approved to receive $360 a week in unemployment, reports ABC News. The only problem is that Ryder is Haddock’s German shepherd. The letter claimed that Michael Ryder worked at a restaurant chain in Detroit, Michigan. “I’m not sure what he’s going to do with the money,” Haddock said.