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  • TPD officer who shot dog files lawsuit seeking $10,000 from neighbor

    11/22/2014 8:26:10 PM PST · by Altariel · 21 replies
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | November 15, 2014 | Crime.Beat
    he Tuscaloosa Police officer who shot a family’s pet earlier this month has filed a lawsuit against a neighbor, claiming that she made untrue statements about the situation. TPD Officer Mike Azwell is asking for $10,000 from Deborah Bosch, who lives next door to his mother in the Eastern Hills subdivision in Tuscaloosa County. Bosch is not the owner of the dog that was killed, but she did call Tuscaloosa Police and made statements about the incident, according to the suit filed in Tuscaloosa County District Court Friday afternoon. The “slanderous, libelous and defamatory accusations” have caused the officer “injury...
  • ‘Stolen’ war dog back in the US and reunited with veteran

    11/17/2014 12:19:19 PM PST · by traumer · 9 replies
    Matty’s back! Days after The Post exposed the military’s wrongful, 16-month-long separation of injured Army Spc. Brent Grommet and his war dog, Matty, the two were finally reunited on Friday. “I’m about the happiest I’ve ever been,” Grommet, 23, told The Post. Grommet and Matty, who specialized in detecting IEDs, were injured when one exploded near them in Afghanistan. Grommet came back with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, migraines, severe chronic back pain and breathing problems. Under Robby’s Law — signed by Bill Clinton in 2000 — military dog handlers have the first right to adopt their animals if injured together....
  • Woman sues owners of dog killed by her pit bulls

    11/15/2014 1:56:30 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 15, 2014
    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman whose four pit bulls entered her neighbors' yard through a hole in the fence and killed their 10-year-old beagle is suing them for $1 million.
  • Kyle Richards’ daughter attacked by Kim Richards’ pitbull

    11/06/2014 8:34:13 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11.06.14 | Julie Gordon
    “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards‘ 18-year-old daughter was brutally attacked by a pitbull owned by Kyle’s sister, Kim Richards, and Kim is now deciding what the “next step” is for her beloved dog. Kyle’s second-oldest child, Alexia Umansky, underwent two surgeries after the pooch bit her several times Saturday, TMZ reports. The worst damage was done to her right hand: The dog bit through her thumb, down to the bone.
  • Dog Shot Dead by SWAT Team During Alleged Dispute Over Neighborhood Dog Waste (Racine, WI)

    11/03/2014 8:01:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 3, 2014 | NINA GOLGOWSKI
    Dog shot dead by SWAT team during alleged dispute over neighborhood dog waste • A small dog was filmed being shot by advancing police officers in Racine, Wisc. on Saturday after police were called about violent threats made by the dog's owner, said a neighbor. Police Chief Art Howell said the owner threatened to kill the officers with an armor-piercing crossbow before setting his dog loose. A SWAT team sent to handle an alleged neighborhood dispute over dog waste ended up killing the dog, and igniting a firestorm of criticism against the local police force. In dramatic video capturing the...
  • Dallas nurse cleared of Ebola has been reunited with her spaniel Bentley

    11/01/2014 1:13:11 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:30 EST, 1 November 2014 | Associated Press
    A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola has been reunited with her dog Bentley, who has spent 21 days in quarantine. The King Charles Cavalier spaniel has undergone twice-daily check-ups by vets in hazmat suits at a secret naval base while his owner, Nina Pham, was treated for the deadly virus. This morning, the pair were reunited privately on Saturday at the secret location near the Texan city where he had been isolated since she fell ill.
  • 'The dogs started attacking and eating me alive," says Detroit mauling victim

    10/28/2014 10:13:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    MLive ^ | October 27, 2014 | Gus Burns
    Twelve dogs, identified by Detroit police as pit bulls, attacked a man some time before 10 p.m. on Pennsylvania on Oct. 2. Police arrived and fatally shot one of the animals, causing the remainder to retreat into the open front door where they lived. DETROIT, MI -- It was about 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 when a pack of up to 12 pit bull and mixed-breed dogs mauled 50-year-old Steven Constantine to near death in Detroit. He spent almost a month in Intensive Care. "It was worse than your worst nightmare," Constantine's sister, Katherine Hawley of Shelby Township, told MLive...
  • Dog attack victim released from CHOP [ Delaware ]

    10/28/2014 10:45:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    WDEL ^ | October 28, 2014 | Michelle Provencher
    Emily Ruckle is finally on her way home from the hospital. The eight-year-old was mauled by a pitbull her family had been fostering a month ago. The dog, named Frank, was being kept in a separate in-law suite and when Emily opened the door, it attacked. "First he bit me on the hip to knock me down and then he knocked me down and grabbed my arm but he was going for the back of my neck," Emily said. Her 15-year-old sister came to the rescue in time to save Emily's life, though her arm was already torn off. When...
  • Texas nurse’s dog, Bentley, tests negative for Ebola virus!

    10/22/2014 2:06:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/22/2014 | BY NICOLE HENSLEY
    Bentley doesn’t have Ebola, but he’ll stay isolated in Dallas with plenty of time to play and snooze until Nov. 1, when his quarantine is over. His owner, Nina Pham, has since been upgraded from fair to good condition after contracting Ebola. Bentley is Ebola-free, but his quarantine isn’t over. The cute Cavalier King Charles spaniel — whose owner, Texas nurse Nina Pham, is battling the dangerous virus at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland — will be kept in isolation until Nov. 1 despite testing negative for the infection, according to a statement released by the city of...
  • Nurse’s dog tests negative for Ebola

    10/22/2014 10:14:27 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 27 replies
    fox ^ | 10/22 | fox
    Dallas health officials say Ebola patient Nina Pham's dog has tested negative for the deadly disease. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Bentley has been in quarantine since Pham's diagnoses last week. Dallas Animal Services has been overseeing his care. Samples taken from him on Monday show he does not have Ebola. New samples will be taken and tested at the end of his 21-day quarantine period. Pham is being treated at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. She is currently listed in good condition.
  • Dying man sees huge improvement after being reunited with cherished dog (w pixs & video)

    10/17/2014 6:45:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Not Stated
    James Wathen, 73, is a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky. His body frail and spirit weak, hospital staff were having difficulty improving Wathen's condition. But Wathen whispered that he was missing his beloved one-eyed-Chihuahua named Bubba, the nurses leant forth their greatest efforts to reunite Wathen with his dog. Nurses traced Bubba's trail to the Knox-Whitley animal shelter, where they learned that the dog had been placed with a foster family after Wathen was admitted to the hospital. Bubba too had been showing similar signs of emotional grief after being separated from his owner. On Saturday,...
  • Bentley, dog of Dallas nurse with Ebola, moved to naval air base

    10/15/2014 11:18:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/15/2014
    DALLAS - Officials say the year-old King Charles Spaniel belonging to the Dallas nurse hospitalized with Ebola has been given comfortable bedding, toys and other items to entertain him while he stays at a decommissioned naval air base. City spokeswoman Sana Syed said Tuesday that Bentley is staying in the former residence of the executive officer at the decommissioned Hensley Field, which is owned by the city. Bentley was moved Monday from nurse Nina Pham's apartment to his new home, where he'll be monitored.
  • Two in critical condition after being mauled by pit bulls in southwest Modesto (CA)

    10/14/2014 9:08:08 PM PDT · by keat · 28 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 10/14/14 | Nan Austin
    Two people were in critical condition in local hospitals Tuesday night after being mauled by four pit bulls near Bret Harte Elementary School in southwest Modesto. A 911 call from a juvenile brought deputies to a home in the 800 block of Glenn Avenue at 5:59 p.m., where they found an elderly man in the yard being mauled by four pit bulls, said Sheriff Adam Christianson. The deputies shot at the dogs, killing two and driving two into another yard. Officers found an elderly woman inside the home, also with severe injuries from dogs. Both victims are in critical condition...
  • PHOTOS: Hunter Rescues 20 Abandoned Puppies

    10/09/2014 3:57:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    A hunter last week rescued 20 abandoned puppies found in boxes and left for dead.
  • VIDEO: Corinna Pit Bulls Attack Neighbor Dog ( Maine )

    09/30/2014 8:31:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    WABI TV5. ^ | September 29th, 2014 | Adrienne DiPiazza
    Corinna Caron says she wasn’t home Friday night when security cameras captured five pit bulls mauling her basset hound, Elvis. “When we got here, they had Elvis in the garage. His ears were bleeding, his neck was bleeding,” Caron said Monday. Neighbors across the street and next door came running when they heard the commotion. One of the pit bulls was shot and killed. “If they hadn’t been here, we wouldn’t have Elvis. There’s no doubt in my mind that Elvis wouldn’t have survived that attack,” she said. It’s not Elvis’ first encounter with the dogs. We’re told they’ve gone...
  • Toronto Police shoot and kill a pitbull after batons are not enough to release its ‘lock-jaw grip’

    09/28/2014 11:00:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 79 replies
    National Post ^ | September 26, 2014 | Rachel Surman
    Police received a call for an “unknown trouble” at a Toronto Community Housing Corp. home at Winchester Street and Rose Avenue in Cabbagetown, where they saw bystanders “screaming and yelling” while trying to pry the pit bull away from the shih tzu. “The policeman was hitting the dog so hard with his baton that it flung out of his hands but the pit bull would not let go,” said Samantha Thornton, a resident in the area. She said the owner of the shih tzu was in “hysterics.” According to Ms. Thornton, police shot the dog twice in the leg and...
  • Dog Swimming With Dolphin

    09/26/2014 7:25:38 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 18 replies
    A yellow Labrador from local hotel, called Ben, goes to the pier, jumps off and swims to see his very unusual friend every day. Their friendship has melted hearts of millions and made the island known all over the world.
  • Vintage Mugshot PHOTO … Circa 1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog”

    09/21/2014 2:37:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Eastern State Penitentiary ^ | circa 1924 | Eastern State Penitentiary
    1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog” Pep "The Cat-Murdering Dog" was a black Labrador Retriever admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary on August 12, 1924. Prison folklore tells us that Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot used his executive powers to sentence Pep to Life Without Parole for killing his wife’s cherished cat. Prison records support this story: Pep’s inmate number (C-2559) is skipped in prison intake logs and inmate records. The Governor told a different story. He said Pep had been sent to Eastern to act as a mascot for the prisoners. He and the Warden, Herbert “Hard-Boiled” Smith, were friends. Pep was...
  • ‘There was blood everywhere': Axe-wielding man saves Edmonton woman from vicious pack of dogs

    09/15/2014 6:35:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    National Post ^ | September 15, 2014 | Cailynn Klingbeil
    Police are praising a brave man who intervened and saved a woman being viciously attacked by four dogs Sunday morning. The 54-year-old woman was walking her dog in an alley in the central Edmonton neighbourhood of Spruce Avenue, when she was surrounded by a pack of several medium to large-sized dogs. She was seriously injured and taken to hospital with multiple bite wounds to her legs, back and arms. Animal Care and Control seized the four dogs believed to have attacked the woman. Three Akita cross breeds and a Great Pyrenees will be held until the investigation is complete. Depending...
  • Shocking Viral Video Shows Officer Lifting Dog By Its Collar, Whipping Dog with Leash

    05/02/2014 7:58:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 05/01/2014 | By Lina Batarags
    On Wednesday, a video appeared on Youtube of a Hammond, Ind. police officer seemingly abusing his department’s dog. The officer’s actions were caught on video from inside a second floor window. The officer can be seen repeatedly lifting the dog into the air by his collar. He then proceeds to whip the dog with his leash. As the news of and outrage over the officer’s mistreatment of the dog spread, the video went viral. Amongst those who came to hear of the officer’s actions was Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., who took immediate action in criticizing the officer. “Anybody who...
  • When You Put A Doberman On A Playground Slide, The Results Are Not Always Predictable [Video]

    08/19/2014 1:03:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    An owner of two Dobermans thought it would be amusing to take the dogs to a playground and see what happens when he put them on a slide there. Somewhere in the end, a lesson was learned. Maybe. Don’t worry, no one was hurt — neither human nor canine — in making this video, which is going viral today. But it does show that a Doberman can exercise basic common sense. Well, sort of. “It was my stepson 23 yrs old that went up the steps & had the dogs follow him up and PERSUADED THEM TO SLIDE,” wrote Sherry...
  • Pit bulls 8 and a half times more likely to attack

    09/04/2014 2:53:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 56 replies
    kirotv.com ^ | Aug 4, 2014 | David Ham
    KIRO 7 obtained dog bite statistics in Western Washington and found out that pit bulls are 8.5 times more likely to attack than other breeds. Some say there's no such thing as dangerous dog breeds, but Mike and Stephanie Bright say that's not true. Their daughter, Stephanie, was 13 months old when they say she was bitten by a pit bull at a birthday party in Tacoma. "All of a sudden I was sitting at one table and she was at another, and the children were all having a good time, too, and the dog started to come close to...
  • A Dog Does Wonders for Your Mental Health - and I Should Know

    09/02/2014 10:54:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 2 September 2014 | Clare Allan
    A recent study found that pet owners tended to be less lonely, less fearful, more extrovert and less preoccupied than non owners We live in troubled times, no doubt about it. I cannot remember a time in my life when the news has been so relentlessly grim, so tripping over with eagerness to offer ever more depraved examples of the horrors human beings can inflict on each other. On a personal level, too, I've been struggling with periods of the worst depression I've experienced for many years. It's at such times that the companionship of animals can offer welcome respite...
  • Man is guilty of murder after his dogs (pit bulls) kill woman

    08/31/2014 5:57:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 149 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014
    <p>A jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder after his pit bulls mauled a woman to death in a high desert town in California where residents said they carried rocks and guns for protection against packs of dogs.</p>
  • New Jersey Dog Turns on Stove, Sets Fire to Laptop Resting on Burner

    08/30/2014 1:34:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    A laptop sitting on the stove's burner caught fire after the curious pup turned on the cooktop. No one was inside the home when the blaze broke out, and firefighters rescued the dog to safety.Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof. The fire was reported early Friday evening in Lacey Township while the owners were away.
  • Multimillionaire CEO caught on camera repeatedly kicking his friend's puppy 

    08/27/2014 11:08:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 108 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | august 27, 2014 | louise boyle
    A multimillionaire CEO has been caught on newly-released surveillance video repeatedly kicking a puppy. Des Hague was seen in an elevator in a Vancouver apartment building repeatedly booting the doberman pup in the stomach as it flinches against the wall.  He is the head of Centerplate, a $6 billion-dollar company which provides snacks at sports and entertainment arenas across the U.S., with more than 30,000 employees and clients including the Superdome in New Orleans, the Javits Center in New York City and college sports arenas like Notre Dame.  Centerplate released a statement on Tuesday which read: 'In no way do...
  • Littlerock [California] Man, 31, Found Guilty Of 2nd-Degree Murder For Pit Bull Mauling

    08/29/2014 5:14:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 29, 2014 4:25 PM
    LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — A Littlerock man whose four dogs fatally mauled a jogger in May 2013 has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Alex Donald Jackson, 31, owned four pit bulls that escaped his property and attacked Pamela Marie Devitt, a 63-year-old married grandmother who was out jogging. Devitt was attacked near the intersection of 116th Street East and Avenue S. The dogs left the deceased with as many as 200 puncture wounds. The dogs dragged her 50 yards, took off her scalp and removed an arm. After the attack, all four dogs were tested for traces of the victim’s...
  • Police look for dog, owner after fatal dog attack

    08/29/2014 11:14:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2014
    New Hampshire State Police are asking for help from the public to help identify a pit bull and its owner after they said the dog attacked another on a mountain hike. The attacked dog died of its injuries. ... near Tuckerman Ravine
  • Dog Saves Life of Newborn Kitten, Now Like Siblings

    08/22/2014 5:52:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 22, 2014 | SARAH FIGALORA
    Opie and Spilka’s partner, James Roode, were on a walk around their neighborhood in Ontario, Canada, last August when Opie heard a squeak coming from the bushes. Opie led Roode to a newborn kitten pinned underneath a log, and the dog continued to cry and whine until his owner took the shirt off of his back to pick up the kitten and carry the injured animal inside. A year later, Opie and Roscoe now lead adorable lives as the best of animal friends.
  • A dog caught a thief while trying to steal birds

    05/07/2014 2:50:04 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 18 replies
    Liveleak ^ | May 2, 2014 | EMiNEM_iq
    A dog caught a thief while trying to steal birds from a guy's roof. The owner kept the thief in the bird's cage for around a day while letting his dog guarding the thief. Owner: This is a thief who was trying to steal my birds, good job Brando(the dog).. Now tell me who told you to steal my birds? Thief: I swear sir, no one told me sir, Owner: No one? I want to stop those who steal birds. You steal birds? Thief: No I swear sir Owner: Brando(the dog), "the owner explaining what happened" ... Brando caught this...
  • Pennsylvania woman fights Ohio rescue over dog

    08/17/2014 7:49:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Agu 17, 2014 | AP
    A Pennsylvania woman's fight to get her dog back from a central Ohio rescue group has turned into a full-fledged legal battle and Internet war. Veronica Covatch, 53, of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, has been trying to get her 5-year-old sheltie back since April, when she said the dog escaped from her friend's back yard in Columbus, Ohio. Covatch said her dog, Piper, was picked up by Franklin County Animal Control and then turned over to Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue in Columbus in April, even though Covatch said a microchip in her dog would have shown she was the owner.
  • Hero dog dies after saving drowning boy

    08/15/2014 4:07:14 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 13 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | 14 Aug 2014 11:26 GMT+02:00
    A dog has been hailed a hero after saving a five-year-old boy from drowning in the sea along Italy’s Adriatic coast, but minutes later died himself. Barillo, an eight-year-old mestizo dog, started barking after seeing the child struggling in the sea at San Benedetto del Tronto in the Marche region, and jumped straight in after failing to get the attention of his owner, La Stampa reported. Along with another swimmer, the dog managed to bring the boy to safety, but then drowned before reaching the shore after swallowing too much water. The incident happened on Sunday after the child, who...
  • German shepherd who chased bear away from his family surrendered to shelter

    08/11/2014 9:09:04 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 56 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | Cheryl Hanna
    What a way to repay a loyal four-year-old German shepherd who protected his family by chasing a bear away; his reward - the family surrenders the dog to New York City Animal Care and Control citing allergies as the reason they are signing Duke's death sentence.
  • Watch This Pit Bull Tickle Her Human Baby Brother. Pure Giggling Joy Follows…

    08/11/2014 3:51:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    I don’t think there is anyone who wouldn’t enjoy watching the video below. In fact, as it is Friday, I highly recommend that anyone who’s had a stressful or merely exhausting week watch it several times in quick succession. You’ll thank me later…
  • Grandpa Gets a Puppy

    In what is simply a heart-warming video rapidly being shared on Facebook, Davy Vanhaesendonck and his family shared a special gift with his grandfather. After a marriage of 63 years together, grandma past away on July 26th 2014 after a short, but intense disease. Grandpa also lost his doggy all within 4 months.
  • Cat owners, celebrate International Cat Day (Dog day is Aug 26)

    08/08/2014 11:39:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN
    It's International Cat Day, feline lovers. Time to celebrate those furry friends. According to the website Days of the Year, about 500 million cats are scurrying around the world. And dog lovers - your day is Aug. 26.
  • Family pet shot in the head by plainclothes cops searching at wrong address

    08/07/2014 3:07:14 PM PDT · by Altariel · 87 replies
    Police State USA ^ | August 6, 2014 | Site Staff
    ERIE COUNTY, NY — (EXCLUSIVE) — A family was traumatized when gun-wielding police officers walked onto their quiet property and shot their dog in the head while looking for a man who did not live there. Megan Shimburski, 25, was spending a quiet afternoon with her children at her parents’ countryside East Concord residence on July 25, 2014. It was a normal day, she said, which involved watching her 5-year-old daughter play behind the house with their dog, as her infant son lied in a playpen inside the house. Ms. Shimburski’s parents, John Shimburski and Martha Spaulding, were not at...
  • New Mexico man almost loses genitals in pitbull attack

    08/06/2014 1:37:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 8/4/14 | Joseph Kolb
    A New Mexico man almost lost his genitals to a dog bite when a 90-pound (40-kg) mixed breed pitbull attacked his eight-year-old daughter and he intervened to rescue her, police said on Sunday.
  • Update: Owner of dog in fatal attack considers keeping pet

    08/05/2014 3:01:43 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 25 replies
    whio.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | Lauren Pack
    MADISON TWP. — The owner of the dog who attacked a 59-year-old woman at her Madison Twp. home Monday afternoon remains unsure if she wants the dog back. Sheriff’s deputies said that Cindy Whisman, 59, was dead when they arrived at her ranch-style home at 4743 Eck Road in Madison Twp. at about 1:10 p.m. Monday. A 911 call was received at 1:03 p.m. from a neighbor who told dispatchers that she saw a woman being attacked by a dog, according to sheriff’s officials. That dog, Polo, described at a pit bull by the owner, is now at the Animal...
  • Dog bites father, daughter at Albuquerque home

    08/03/2014 9:54:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 08/02/2014
    Albuquerque man was severely bitten when he tried to stop an attack on his daughter by the family's dog. ... 90-pound pitbull mix . ... The family must decide if they want to keep the dog or put it up for adoption
  • Rescue dog flies home to Greensboro in private jet after undergoing hip surgery

    08/03/2014 5:34:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | Aug 3, 2014 | Fox 8 Web Staff
    Lucy’s family could not afford surgery, so they contacted a dog rescue group who found a pilot who was also a doctor and agreed to do the surgery. A vet in Asheville volunteered to do the $5,000 surgery and even included transportation. It was all through an organization called Pilots N Paws.
  • Rejected Dog Who Walked 30 Miles is Adopted Into Life of Luxury

    08/02/2014 11:43:03 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    It sounds like the Cinderella story of dogs: An aging Labrador retriever who walked 30 miles back to a Kansas family who didn't want her has a new life of luxury -- and a new name to go with it. "Everyone, please stop worrying," Rich posted on Facebook. "This precious girl is coming to live with me. She will never be scared or lonely again." The elderly dog had struggled to find a permanent home since her owner died in 2012. She was taken to a local animal shelter and adopted, but workers at the animal shelter told KWCH-TV that...
  • Sergeant Reunited With Military Contract Dog

    08/02/2014 8:27:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Aug 2, 2014 | Bridget Naso and Monica Garske
    The pair served side-by-side in Afghanistan for seven months as an IED detection team Smiling from ear-to-ear, a U.S. military sergeant was reunited with his four-legged best friend Friday: a contract dog that served side-by-side with him in Afghanistan. It is estimated that dogs like Belle save the lives of up to 200 troops during their service. Organizations like the American Humane Association and Mission K-9 Rescue help connect these dogs with service members through generous donations.
  • Foster care, new homes needed for soldiers' pets left behind

    08/02/2014 7:25:38 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes h/t Ace of Spades ^ | Aug 2, 2014 | Rodger Mullen
    Garcia has her hands full. But when a soldier friend needed someone to give a temporary home to her German shepherd, Garcia didn't hesitate to help. "Taking on a German shepherd, I was like, 'Oh, this is going to be interesting,'" Garcia said. In the weeks since she assumed temporary care of Kaiser, the 7-year-old German shepherd has become like part of the family for Garcia. As soon as her friend gets settled at her new assignment in Florida, however, Garcia will turn the dog back over to his owner. In a military community like Fayetteville, the issue of what...
  • Lab walks 30 miles to previous owner, who wouldn't take dog back

    08/01/2014 4:42:09 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 78 replies
    Eyewitness News 3 ^ | Aug 02, 2014 | DeAnn Smith
    WICHITA, KS (KCTV) - Lady has had a tough life in recent months, but a Florida heiress who loves animals is vowing to make the lab's golden years truly happy. Lab gets fairytale ending after 2 families reject dog Lady is getting use to her new home in Florida after a wealthy heiress rescued her from a Kansas shelter. Lady's story is worthy of a Hollywood movie. The grizzled black lab made national headlines when she walked 30 miles to return home to owners who had given her up and refused to take her back. As word spread on social...
  • Man, dog find abandoned newborn on side of road

    07/29/2014 10:20:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    woodtv ^ | By Henry Erb, Heather Walker
    DIAMOND LAKE, Mich. (WOOD) — A man walking his dog in the Diamond Lake area Monday morning came upon a newborn baby abandoned on the side of the road by a young mother. The baby, who is recovering at the hospital, was discovered on the side of a dirt road around 10:30 a.m. in the area of Marion Road, north of White Cloud. Jeff Kopp said he normally doesn’t walk along Marion, but his dog Bobby seemed to be on a mission Monday morning, pulling him down the road and toward a satellite dish. “He brought me over to about...
  • Thank God for dogs

    07/27/2014 7:46:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/14 | Judi McLeod
    I’ve never met a stray dog that I didn’t want to take home. As a little girl, I felt the same way about kittens, which I dressed in my doll clothes. Kittens who escaped my doll prams dressed in bonnets and booties must have caused curiosity on long ago Halifax streets.
  • Need Home For two Black Labs Or They Go To Pound

    07/26/2014 9:52:59 PM PDT · by OneVike · 101 replies
    7/26/14 | OneVike
    OK, I do not normally go out of my way for something like this, but I cannot sit back and do nothing when a young girl asks me to help. So, I am stepping up to see if anyone is willing to help, because this is an emergency. I have a friend, has done all she can to find a home for her two black Labrador dogs, Who have been together since they have been puppies. My friend Megan is just 15, and I am a friend of her grandfather, but she friended me on facebook and has become a...
  • Soldiers Reunite with Dogs They Served With in Iraq and Afghanistan

    07/26/2014 7:20:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Arlette Saenz
    They’re the four-legged veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – military war dogs, doing everything from sniffing out explosive devices on the battlefield to providing companionship to soldiers during wartime. Three of these dogs traveled to Washington, D.C., Wednesday with the same service members they served with on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan, raising awareness about the need to reunite military war dogs with their handlers. Since 9/11, over 3,600 dogs have served in the military, with close to 2,000 dogs currently serving through various branches of the military. Earlier this year, the Army said 578 dog...
  • Man Says Police Wouldn’t Let Him Help His Dog After They Shot It

    07/26/2014 6:51:14 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 62 replies
    -snip- Theall told the TV station that he is less angry about the shooting since the officer was likely surprised. But what did upset him was the officer’s refusal to let Theall and his wife take Doctor for treatment for more than an hour. The officer even twice used his police cruiser to block the man from getting help for the dog, Theall claims. “No steps were taken by DeKalb police whatsoever to try to save my dog’s life,” he said. “The dog was still alive, clearly bleeding like crazy and the police officer blocked my exit,” Theall continued. “Finally...