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  • St. Paul Cops Shoot Dog in Wrong-Door Raid, Force Handcuffed Kids to Sit Near the Corpse

    08/10/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | |Aug. 10, 2012 | Mike Riggs
    police officers who conducted a wrong-door raid on their home shot their dog, and then forced their three handcuffed children to sit near the dead pet while officers ransacked the home. The lawsuit, which names Ramsey County, the Dakota County Drug Task Force, and the DEA, and asks for $30 million in civil rights violations and punitive damages after a wrong-door raid, also claims that the officers kicked the children and deprived one of them of her diabetes medication. The suit also alleges that one of the lead officers with the task force "provided false information" in order to get...
  • VANITY-USMC IDD Dogs for adoption

    08/08/2012 9:18:16 AM PDT · by momtothree · 28 replies
    USMC IDD Adoption site ^ | 08-08-2012 | momtothree
    I am a complete novice to posting a vanity so please forgive me for any and all mistakes. Veteran IDDs (Improvised Explosive Device Dogs) have served our Country and Marine Corps honorably. Due to the reduction in forces in Afghanistan, many of these wonderful dogs are eligible for retirement and adoption. The majority of the dogs are 3-7 year old pure breed Labrador Retrievers that are black, yellow, or chocolate. Spaying and neutering has already been done. They are highly trained, healthy, happy, and will make terrific pets or hunting buddies. The adoption process is not quick but the dog's...
  • Bristol man who shot neighbor's dog charged with felony animal cruelty

    08/01/2012 6:29:04 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 91 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 8-1-12 | Dan Seufert
    BRISTOL – A 5-year-old dog is recovering from a gunshot wound above his right eye and a local man is being charged with felony animal cruelty after shooting the dog on its owner's lawn last week, police said. Michael Nelson, 36, a resident of Pike's Point Road, has been charged with cruelty to animals, a Class B felony punishable by 3˝ to 7 years in jail, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, for shooting named Australian shepherd mix named Tucker. Tucker, who is owned by Michael and Lynne Furey, Pasadena, Md., and who were staying at their summer cottage several houses...
  • Pit bull honored as a hero after saving master’s life for a second time

    07/28/2012 12:05:32 PM PDT · by grundle · 60 replies ^ | Jul 27, 2012 | Jeff Stacklin
    A pit bull from Lawrenceville, Ga., is being celebrated as a hero after he saved his master's wife--not once, but twice. John Benton was headed out to work one day in July 2011 when the 6-year-old dog, Titan, started behaving strangely. "He was barking and growling and then ran down the steps and got between me and the door," Benton told Fox5 in Atlanta. Benton turned around and went upstairs. There he found his wife, Gloria, had a brain aneurysm, and had fallen and suffered what turned out to be a skull fracture. "The doctors said that if it had...
  • Two Bexar County K-9s dead after night left inside hot cruiser

    07/26/2012 6:19:18 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 46 replies ^ | July 26, 2012 | Brian New
    SAN ANTONIO -- The Bexar County Sheriff's Department says two of its K-9s have died after they were left inside a patrol vehicle overnight. According to a statement from the Sheriff's Office, the dogs were "inadvertently" left inside the vehicle overnight and died from apparent heat exposure.
  • Disabled veteran says United Airlines staff kicked his service dog and asked if he was retarded...

    07/22/2012 12:39:18 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 91 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 July 2012 | Laura Cox
    A disabled veteran and his service dog were abused by United Airlines staff, he has claimed. Jim Stanek, a three-tour Iraq veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, said employees of the airline kicked his dog, Sarge, and asked him if he was retarded. In a YouTube video the Paws and Stripes founder describes his ordeal which began on July 16 at Dulles International Airport in Washington.
  • Police Respond to Vicious Dog in Baltimore City

    07/17/2012 11:57:58 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 28 replies ^ | May 20, 2012 | unknown
    Hey, I'm a Police Officer in Baltimore City. I am originally from Wilkes-Barre, and I am a fan of your organization and Pit Bulls. Today I received a call while on duty about a vicious dog chasing kids. When I came on the scene, I noticed people yelling out their windows at the dog. I followed the dog into an ally to see how it was acting. Going on my own approach, being a dog lover, I got out of my car and called the "vicious dog" over to me. The dog came over with it's tail between it's legs...
  • Dog 'crates' are just tiny, harmful cages

    07/15/2012 2:58:02 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 55 replies ^ | July 14, 2012 | Karen Porreca [PETA]
    What if, at your local pet-supply store, you could purchase a dog-training tool that would make your dog weaker, klutzier and less intelligent? And what if this tool increased your dog's frustration and fearfulness about the world and made him or her less likely to bond with you? Would you buy it? Of course not! Yet, millions of these "tools" are sold every year to unsuspecting dog lovers who want the absolute best for their dogs. The tool is a "crate," which is just a euphemism for a cage. In fact, dog crates are even smaller than most cages that...
  • The moment brave cat lands knockout left hook on shocked Pomeranian

    07/12/2012 5:54:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2012 | Graham Smith
    The look on his face is one of complete surprise. In a case of David versus Goliath, this is the moment a Pomeranian is shocked to be on the receiving end of a left hook from a feline nemesis. For centuries, the traditional foes have been locked in battle with one another, with dogs normally having the upper hand. But this freeze frame captures the exact moment that status quo is shattered as a Siamese cat takes his revenge.
  • Bay area man reunited with lost dog, makes new friend (stranger saves drowning blind dog)

    07/07/2012 8:31:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    My Fox ^ | July 7, 2012 | Anthony Miller
    The 15-year-old canine, which is blind and partly deaf, is believed to have escaped and run to a dock along the Alafia River with the help of another one of Carter's dogs. That's where Brian Peterson enters the story. He was jet skiing on the river on July 4th when a woman alerted him to a dog in the water. "Elsie was drowning," Peterson recalled. "I got on my jet ski, went over and jumped out and saved her." "We took her home with us and started the process of putting found dog [fliers] out there," he said. "We had...
  • Military dogs euthanized as 'equipment' under cruel law

    06/30/2012 2:23:02 AM PDT · by shibumi · 142 replies ^ | 6/30/2012 | Staff
    If roadside bombs and other hazards of war don't kill military dogs, senseless government regulations and red tape might. The United States is breeding 100 puppies a year to train for bomb sniffing and other soldierly duties, but many aren't making it back to happy homes because an obscure federal law classifies them as "equipment" rather than personnel -- and makes adopting them a financial and bureaucratic nightmare. A bill to require that the military ship the heroic dogs home and ease potential veterinarian costs for adopting families is currently bogged down in Congress, as dogs continue to be euthanized....
  • World's Ugliest Dog crowned in Petaluma

    06/23/2012 9:21:44 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 48 replies
    AP via ^ | June 23, 2012
    Petaluma -- A Chinese crested's short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World's Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Petaluma. Competing for fame, $1,000 and a year's worth of dog cookies, Mugly won the honor Friday by beating out 28 other ugly dogs from around the world. The 8-year-old rescue dog from Britain will also be invited for a photo shoot and will receive a VIP stay at the local Sheraton. "I couldn't speak when they announced Mugly's name," said Bev Nicholson, the dog's owner. "I didn't know which way to look. I was...
  • Puppies paired with panhandlers in S.F. to curb homelessness

    06/16/2012 8:39:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 86 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Maria L. LaGanga
    A new program in San Francisco will pair carefully selected dogs from shelters with panhandlers in an effort to steer the latter away from asking for money on the streets and keep the animals from being euthanized. The temporary guardians (the words "pet" and "owner" are frowned upon in San Francisco) will receive weekly stipends of $50 to $75 and must agree to jettison their cardboard signs in the pilot project believed to be the first of its kind in the country. The program, scheduled to start in August, is called WOOF, short for Wonderful Opportunities for Occupants and Fidos....
  • Weird pet behavior: Racist dogs and rolling cats

    06/15/2012 2:34:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies ^ | June 15, 2012 | Amy Hunter
    WASHINGTON - When it comes to weird canine behavior, this one may take the cake: A racist dog. But according to Dr. Katy Nelson, an Alexandria veterinarian who answered questions during a live chat on Thursday, the behavior is not all that uncommon. "Every time [my dog] is around my friend who is African American, she freaks out," wrote Kathrine, a commenter during the chat. "She is usually docile and friendly. Anything I can do about this? It's embarrassing." Nelson says she isn't sure the reasoning behind the matter, but she "hears it all the time." "The only thing I...
  • Dog with head stuck in container saved after its photo was posted to Facebook

    06/04/2012 6:23:25 PM PDT · by murron · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 4, 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Dog lovers in Memphis, Tennessee, came to the rescue after a picture posted to Facebook showed a helpless pup with its head stuck inside a plastic container.
  • More Regulations: NJ Drivers Can Be Ticketed $1,000 for Not ‘Restraining’ Animals in the Car

    06/04/2012 4:33:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 4, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    Following on the heels of Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on certain sugary drinks in New York City restaurants, a wave of absurd regulations has seemingly begun emanating outwards. In neighboring New Jersey, drivers can be fined up to $1000 for driving with “unrestrained” animals in the car, and the Mayor of Berkeley, California is looking to ban sitting on sidewalks. According to CBS in Philadelphia, police and animal control officers will be authorized to ticket New Jersey drivers between $250 and $1,000 if they have “unrestrained” animals in the front seat of their car, on the driver’s lap, partially out the...
  • Free-Roaming N.M. Dog Has a Lawyer

    06/01/2012 7:15:22 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 31, 2012 | Jeri Clausing/AP
    Blue the dog doesn’t have a home. But the blue-eyed Australian cattle dog has $1,800 in savings, a Facebook page and an air-conditioned dog house. He also has a lawyer, who is working to get him an exemption from local leash laws so he can continue his free-wheeling lifestyle in southern New Mexico’s lakeside community of Elephant Butte, where he was abandoned as a puppy a decade ago.
  • Prospect Park’s ‘Ghost Dog’ finally captured after four years of feral survival

    05/27/2012 12:46:52 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    NYP ^ | May 27, 2012 | SARA STEWART
    ’Tis no legend — the beast is real! For four years, a hulking brown and black mastiff has been living on the lam in the woods of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, regularly glimpsed by visitors, but melting away whenever officials were called — earning him the nickname “Ghost Dog.” Until now. Sean Casey, owner of a Kensington animal shelter, finally apprehended the gentle giant this month: “I think he was ready to come in,” he says, adding that Ghost Dog had been acting differently over the past two weeks, limping noticeably and lying down out in the open. Until that point,...
  • A Salute to War Dogs

    05/28/2012 2:34:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | May 28, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    Today, as we remember our fallen military members who valiantly gave their lives to protect our freedom, let’s also commemorate our four-legged force and their handlers that have done the same. Officially, “military working dogs,” these canines have saved countless lives by sniffing out IEDs and weapon caches in Iraq and Afghanistan, and alerting to danger along the way in Vietnam. Since the dogs first entered military service in 1942, they have acted with the same levels of courage, dedication and loyalty as their human counterparts.   Designated as “equipment” by the military (although this is being challenged), they are...
  • Chinese Pet Treats Linked to 900 Dog Deaths, Illnesses

    05/24/2012 11:26:46 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 87 replies
    ABC The Blotter ^ | May 23, 2012 | CINDY GALLI
    Just six months after issuing its latest warning about chicken jerky dog treats made in China, the Food and Drug Administration confirms it has logged more than 900 complaints from pet owners who say their dogs either were sickened or died after eating the treats. The number of complaints has nearly doubled since the story was first reported by ABC News in March. The FDA says its investigation is ongoing and that it continues to test samples of the popular treats, which dog owners across the country say have caused kidney failure in their pets, resulting in severe illness or...