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  • Police Take Horrific Action 'Every 98 Minutes' [Dog Killings]

    07/06/2014 4:37:18 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 23 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 7, 2014 | Leo Hohmann
    A rash of animal shootings by police officers nationwide has law-enforcement agencies running for cover amid growing public outrage that could force state legislatures to require greater accountability from men and women in uniform. Police in Utah shot a family’s dog while searching for a lost boy, prompting hundreds of pet owners to protest June 28 in front of the Salt Lake City Police Department headquarters. They carried signs demanding “justice for Geist,” a 110-pound Weimaraner shot by a city cop within the dog’s fenced-in back yard. The “missing” boy was later found sleeping in his home. State police in...
  • This Is The Single Most Hilarious Video Of A Dog Giving Lessons That I’ve Ever Seen. Just Watch…

    06/29/2014 8:43:32 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    This is simply beyond anything I could have imagined. I mean, I’ve seen plenty of dog / baby pal couples, so I am well aware how well they understand each other. But This?! That’s too much.
  • Arlington Police Officer's Response to Pit Bull Call Goes Viral

    06/29/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Friday, Jun 27, 2014 | Tim Ciesco
    An Arlington Police officer’s act of kindness towards a pit bull is going viral. Sergeant Gary Carter went out on a call from some people worried about a vicious dog, but when he arrived, he realized it was the dog that needed help. Arlington Police Sergeant Gary Carter has always been a big fan of dogs – which is why he now has a lot of fans himself. “I’m still kind of speechless on how this has turned out,” said Carter. “I never expected this at all.” On Thursday, he and another officer went out to the 400 block of...
  • Solstice went to the Rainbow Bridge

    06/28/2014 1:51:20 PM PDT · by 1_Rain_Drop · 91 replies
    "My name is Solstice and I am 7 days and three hours pain free." Solstice was a Majestic German Shepherd. He was mellow and just loved every one and every creature except for chickens. They scared the life out of him. I'd try to console him by telling him he ate their unborn chicks. He'd roll his eyes at me. Solstice loved to talk. He was always whining. I never stopped him from doing that because I knew that one day he will stop and I will miss hearing his voice. He loved his planet dog tennis ball. He was...
  • Richland Co. K-9 attacks dog, department to pay for medical expenses

    06/27/2014 4:15:38 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 12 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Jun 27, 2014 | Emery Glover
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Richland County Sheriff's Department K-9 attacked a dog on Wednesday. According to Sheriff Leon Lott, the incident happened on Emsworth Drive when the K-9 jumped a fence and attacked a neighbor's dog.
  • Salt Lake City Police Try to Address Outrage Over Dog Shooting

    06/21/2014 3:22:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Jun 20 2014 | Bob Mims
    Fenced backyard » Dog killed on its home ground, questions arise over why nonlethal response wasn’t used first.The Salt Lake City Police Department is trying to get ahead of public outrage over an officer’s shooting of an alleged aggressive dog in its fenced backyard during a neighborhood search for a child later found asleep in his own basement. The 3-year-old boy, described as non-verbal and unresponsive to his name being called, was reported missing by his parents from his home near 2500 South and Fillmore Street (1400 East) about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. A door-to-door neighborhood search ensued. The child was...
  • San Marino Mayor Resigns After Video Captures Him Throwing Dog Waste In Neighbor’s Yard

    06/19/2014 12:18:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The mayor of San Marino has stepped down after he was captured on surveillance video tossing a bag of dog waste onto his neighbor’s walkway earlier this month. Dennis Kneier announced his immediate resignation Tuesday in a letter to the city and the City Council. “As is well known, early in the evening of Saturday, June 7, I had a lapse of judgment and discarded dog waste on a neighbor’s walkway,” Kneier wrote. “It was insensitive, disrespectful and wrong. I have apologized to my neighbor for my action, and I will pay a fine for littering. I can understand why...
  • Milwaukee police no longer shooting as many dogs, thanks in part to training

    06/15/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-14-14 | Dinesh Ramde
    MILWAUKEE -- Jane Flint was at work when a friend called and warned her that Milwaukee police were about to search her home for endangered reptiles. She rushed home to keep her four boisterous dogs from interfering with police, but before she arrived, officers shot and killed two of the Tibetan mastiffs. She has never been told why. Milwaukee police shoot and kill dozens of dogs each year, often saying the animals appeared to be a threat to officers or to the public. But in response to criticism and two lawsuits, police have been able to reduce that number with...
  • No Dog Meat Sold at Fujairah Restaurant: Officials

    06/15/2014 2:21:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 14, 2014
    No dog meat sold at Fujairah restaurant: officials Municipality vows to prosecute those behind the social network rumoursFujairah authorities have denied rumours floated on social networks that a local restaurant sold dog meat meals to consumers and other restaurants and vowed to prosecute those who are behind the report. Fujairah municipality Director Mohammed Al Afkham said the restaurant shown in the report is located in another country and that it is intended to hurt the UAE’s image. Quoted by local newspapers, he said the UAE carries out strict health standards when it comes to food imports and that all restaurants...
  • Are Farm Dogs Happier Than Lap Dogs?

    06/13/2014 3:40:47 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 75 replies
    Modern Farmer ^ | June 10, 2014 | Monica Kim
    It's a tale of two dogs. One, a puggle lounges peacefully on his owner’s lap. The other, a border collie, bounds freely across a grassy knoll. Although the love between man and dog is indeed powerful, you might wonder whether the active, outdoors pup is enjoying a more enriching existence than his indoors counterpart. By keeping dogs as inside companions, are we asking them to lead less satisfying lives?
  • What a Perfect Pair! Puppies Born GREEN for No Apparent Reason

    06/12/2014 6:25:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, June 12, 2014
    Breeders were shocked: ‘I couldn't believe it when I first saw them,’ said Aida Vallelado Molina, who raises dogs with her dad.A pair of Spanish dog breeders was shocked recently when two puppies were born green. "I couldn't believe it when I first saw them," said owner Aida Vallelado Molina, 27. She added: "I thought the puppies were maybe dirty somehow, and I tried to clean them, but the color wouldn't come off and then I realized it was the color of their fur." Aida Vallelado Molina says at first she thought the puppies were dirty somehow.Aida Vallelado Molina says...
  • Fallen Marine’s Parents Adopt Son’s Bomb-Sniffing Dog

    06/09/2014 11:39:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KWTX ^ | 6/8
    A Texas couple has adopted a bomb-sniffing dog that was with their son when he was killed in Afghanistan. The parents of Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz adopted Dino Saturday, after the 6-year-old Belgian malinois was declared retired in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton. Law permits such an adoption if it will help a family with the grieving process. Dino had to pass a test to ensure he didn't suffer the canine equivalent of post-traumatic stress disorder after his combat experience. Rich Landgrebe, operations manager for the Marine working-dog program, said the test showed Dino has the right temperament to be...
  • How Man's Best Friend Can Detect Disease

    06/09/2014 6:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Sky News ^ | 06/09/2014 | Joe Tidy
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in “good enough physical condition to allow him to return to the United States,” but he’s “not ready psychologically or emotionally,” U.S. officials confirmed to NBC News on Sunday. For now, Bergdahl will remain at the U.S. military hospital at Landstuhl Germany for treatment. Although he’s been permitted to talk to his parents, Bergdahl has so far chosen not to call his family in Idaho, the officials said. No specific reason for Bergdahl’s mindstate were given except that he continues treatment for psychological and emotional problems as a result of his five years in captivity.
  • Abortion clinic worker compares aborting children to euthanizing dogs

    06/06/2014 9:55:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    live action news ^ | Sarah Terzo
    A pair of pro-life activists heard an abortion clinic worker make a startling statement as documented in a 2014 book called Stories from the Frontlines: the Battle against Abortion . Pastor Warren Fox was sidewalk counseling or demonstrating outside an abortion clinic with the book’s author, Judy Madsen Johnson, when one of the clinic workers walked by. Pastor Fox describes: Once, as I stood beside Judy on the sidewalk in front of a killing center, she spoke to an abortion worker arriving for the day. Leaving her car, the worker made her way toward the entrance of the clinic. As...
  • War Dog of the Week: The Book

    06/06/2014 1:38:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 6, 2014 | Thomas E. Ricks
    SNIP U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Bush, a MWD handler, gets a big kiss from Xarius on June 3, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Bush is deployed from the 28th Security Forces Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • NCIS's Pauley Perrette Wants to Find "Love," Paralyzed Robbery Victim's Service Dog

    06/05/2014 1:37:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee and Jodi Hernandez
    Perrette is offering $5,000 to anyone who will help find her friend Arthur Renowitzky's service dog. "Love," an apricot-colored poodle, disappeared during an outing at the San Leandro Marina Wednesday night. NCIS star Pauley Perrette is on a mission to find "Love." The tiny apricot-colored toy poodle disappeared Wednesday night during an outing at the San Leandro Marina. Now Perrette is offering $5,000 to anyone who will help find her friend Arthur Renowitzky's service dog. A civil rights activist and motivational speaker, Renowitzky runs the non-profit Life Goes On Foundation. Six years ago, Renowitzky was the victim of an armed...
  • Search Continues For Police Dogs Released From Kennel In Larkspur

    06/02/2014 5:12:09 PM PDT · by windcliff · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 6-1-14 | unknown
    LARKSPUR, Colo. (CBS4) – Douglas County deputies are warning the public to stay away from three police and military trained dogs. The German shepherds disappeared from a private kennel in Larkspur after someone released them. The dogs are highly trained, but the sheriff’s office says they are not at all killers. They worry that if approached the wrong way by someone the dogs could react aggressively, making finding them a priority for their office. Spurlock said anyone who happens to spot one of the three dogs should not approach them, but instead call the sheriff’s office.
  • Puppy Drives Car Into Massachusetts Pond, Owner Says

    06/02/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Sudbury Star ^ | Monday, June 2, 2014
    A 3-month-old German shepherd puppy is being blamed for driving a family car into a Massachusetts pond. The dog's owner, John Costello, said he took the dog for a walk around Bolivar Pond in Canton on Sunday, then got into the car and started it in preparation for the ride home. That's when the puppy jumped in with him. "The dog just jumped into the car and hit the gear shift ... when she slammed it into drive she fell on top of the gas pedal,"
  • UK: “Do Not Walk Your Dog Here. This is an Islamic Area Now.”

    06/01/2014 6:58:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    UK: “Do Not Walk Your Dog Here. This is an Islamic Area Now.”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 1, 2014 @ 9:05 am In The Point | No Comments Don’t walk your dog here. Big Islam is watching.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO A criminal investigation has been called for by Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick over a “highly divisive sign”.The poster, found on Burdett Road in Poplar, claimed: “Do not walk your dog here! Muslims do not like dogs. This is an Islamic area now.”Mr Fitzpatrick, who said the photo was sent to him by a constituent...
  • Round Rock police fatally shot dog inside owner's home

    05/31/2014 7:08:42 AM PDT · by null and void · 117 replies
    FOX 7 News ^ | May 30, 2014 1:23 PM PDT
    <p>Round Rock police shot and killed a dog Friday inside its owner's home. The owner was at work when it happened.</p> <p>Russell Lane says he got an alert that his alarm system was going off this morning. Minutes later his neighbor called saying shots had been fired inside his home.</p>
  • Police Probe London Sign Saying ‘Muslims Don’t Like Dogs’

    05/30/2014 4:28:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    INN ^ | 5/31/2014, 1:39 AM | Elad Benari
    Police in London are investigating a sign telling pet owners to stay out of an east London park because “Muslims do not like dogs,” the London Evening Standard reports. The warning, in Bartlett Park, Poplar, said, “Do not walk your dog here! Muslims do not like dogs. This is an Islamic area now.” The sign was branded “unacceptable” and “provocative” by Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick who called in police after being alerted to the sign by a concerned dog walker. …
  • Hero Cat -- Attack Dog Euthanized [Don't blame me, I didn't write the headline.]

    05/25/2014 11:51:21 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 82 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/25/2014
    Every dog has it's day ... and in the case of the Lab/Chow mix that viciously attacked a little boy only to be scared off by hero cat -- his last day was Saturday. Sources at the Bakersfield animal shelter tell TMZ ... Scrappy was euthanized at the end of a 10-day hold following the attack. We're told the dog was aggressive during his stay at the shelter, even trying to bite a couple of employees. Scrappy was so ornery ... we're told he would try to attack staff even when they tried to give him food and water.
  • 12 Foods That Could Kill Your Dog

    05/22/2014 3:31:41 PM PDT · by blam · 108 replies
    BI ^ | 5-22-2014 | Food Beast
    Food Beast May 22, 2014, 6:02 PM The most important thing with pet care is knowing what you can and can't feed your dog. That and capitalizing on your puppy for hilarious memes. As long as you stick to a pretty decent doggy diet, everything should be gravy right? Wrong. Turns out there's a ton of foods you probably didn't know about that can actually be really bad for your dog, including some that are perfectly healthy for humans. After all, there's nothing worse than having your dog suffer over a simple mistake in diet. While they're still man's best...
  • Rattlesnake Bites Bulldog, Puppies in Central Florida

    05/22/2014 10:42:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, May 22, 2014
    A woman says her American bulldog and two puppies were bitten by a diamondback rattlesnake near the steps of her rural central Florida home. One of the puppies died following the Tuesday afternoon attack. The Ledger of Lakeland reports the mother dog Maisy and the other puppy, named Tundra, are being treated with anti-venom at a Winter Haven animal hospital.
  • Landlord of veteran with service dog defends no-dog policy

    The Nova Scotia landlord who gave an eviction notice to a military veteran, who has acquired a service dog to help deal with his post-traumatic stress disorder, is speaking out in defence of his building's no-dog policy. David Peavey was medically released from the military nine years ago after being diagnosed with PTSD. He served for 18 years, spending time in Somalia, among other places. His service dog Norm, which he just got this week, helps him to complete daily tasks and live a more normal life. K.J. Gandhi, Peavey's landlord, recently gave the veteran a 15-day eviction notice...
  • Sacramento man sentenced to prison for beating dogs, threatening roommate

    05/17/2014 2:06:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/16/14 | Cathy Locke
    A Sacramento man accused of beating, choking and hanging his pet dogs has been sentenced to 15 years and six months in prison. A jury in March convicted Robert Lee Brian, 49, of three counts of felony animal cruelty, one count of assault and one count of criminal threat. He was sentenced Friday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White. Brian was arrested Oct. 7, 2013, for assaulting and threatening to shoot a female roommate after an early morning argument. After his arrest, Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation received multiple complaints regarding the condition of Brian’s male pit bull...
  • New Dog Genome Research Nixes Evolutionary Paradigm

    05/13/2014 9:04:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 35 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    New Dog Genome Research Nixes Evolutionary Paradigm by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Evolutionists are desperate to find genomic evidence proving Darwinian ideas about natural selection and evolution. One of the chief areas where they have searched for such evidence is in the canine (dog) genome, by studying the DNA of both domestic and wild dogs. The basic paradigm describing the domestication of dogs is typically proposed as a two-phase process.1 In the first part, it is believed that dogs were originally taken from the wild as wolves by early humans who selected and bred different varieties that were useful for...
  • Kitten Survives Being Born Under van Bonnet at 60mph – Then Is Nursed Back to Health by Two Dogs

    05/12/2014 7:28:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Monday 12 May 2014
    A remarkable kitten who survived being born under the bonnet of a moving car on a 60 mile journey has been nursed back to health by two dogs. Tabby Kit is the sole survivor of five kittens found inside the engine of a van after their mother crawled under the bonnet to give birth. Unbeknown to the driver, the terrified pet had her kittens en route from Essex to London, and ran away after the 60-mile journey, leaving the kittens fighting to survive. Kit, who is now nine-weeks-old, was only discovered when his brother fell out onto the pavement in...
  • They’re black and white and huge in China – but they’re dogs: Panda ‘lookalikes’ are hit

    05/12/2014 8:54:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2014 | Julian Robinson
    It is panda-monium in pet shops in China as dogs that look like the country's unique and rare bears become all the rage. These dogs that look like pandas are selling out in pet stores across the country. In Chengdu city in southwest China's Sichuan province pet shop owner Hsin Ch'en cannot satisfy demand among the country's new middle class who want the cute dogs as pets.
  • Woman Jailed For Trying To Protect Neglected Dog From Its Cruel Owner

    05/11/2014 11:05:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Mirror ^ | May 10, 2014 | Lewis Panther
    Linda Reynolds was traumatised by her time in the jail – sleeping on a hard, rubberised mattress and being woken by drug addict prisoners' screams for helpWhen her cell door banged shut for the first time, Linda Reynolds could barely believe she was in one of Britain’s most notorious jails – all ­because she cared for an animal. The kind-hearted grandmother had taken in a badly neglected dog and helped him back to health, reports the Sunday People. Then she was accused of stealing the animal, a greyhound cross called Hess. His owner demanded him back but Linda, 60, feared...
  • Dogs just want to be friends with cats.

    05/10/2014 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies ^ | Unknown | N/A
    Video of dogs trying to make friends with cats. Something sweet for a Saturday morning.
  • Embattled Fort Worth vet's hearing under way in Austin

    05/09/2014 3:32:04 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 3 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | May 9, 2014 | Bill Miller
    AUSTIN — A hearing for Lou Tierce, whose veterinary license was suspended in the wake of his arrest on animal cruelty charges, is under way with dozens of his supporters in the audience. Tierce’s attorney, Donald Ferrill of Fort Worth, also a licensed veterinarian, spoke first, saying there have been tales of a “vampire running a shop of horrors” but insisted that was not the case. Tierce’s clinic in west Fort Worth had been raided on April 29 after a woman filed a complaint with the state, saying a dog she took in to be euthanized was being kept alive...
  • Video: The Incredible Moment a Dog Rescues Two Pals Stranded on a Runaway Canoe

    05/04/2014 2:20:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Mirror ^ | May 04, 2014 | Mikey Smith
    When two dogs got stuck on a runaway boat, their brave pal Robbie fearlessly swam across a fast-flowing rver to pull them to safety Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on FacebookA brave labrador rescued two canine pals who were stuck on a boat floating down a rushing river. In a scene reminiscent of Disney family movie 'Homeward Bound', the clip shows two dogs stranded on a canoe, drifting down a fast-flowing river. When they bark in distress, brave black labrador Robbie leaps into action - fearlessly swimming across the rushing water towards his pals. The canine hero...
  • Reunited! Pooch Lost in Hurricane Sandy Is Matched With His Former Owners at Animal Shelter

    05/03/2014 2:46:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, May 2, 2014 | Lisa L. Colangelo
    Couple walked into Monmouth County SPCA and spotted their dog lost 18 months later.A heartbroken pooch who lost his family in the fury of Hurricane Sandy was reunited with them 18 months later in an amazing turn of fate. Lucas, whose real name is Reckless, was found as a stray in Monmouth County, New Jersey back in October. Charles and Elicia James were stunned when they walked into the Monmouth County SPCA last week and spotted their beloved pup. “I told my wife ‘That dog looks like Reckless’ and she said ‘It is Reckless!’” Charles James told The News. “He...
  • Officer Who Shot Dog Followed Protocol, Officials Say

    04/30/2014 4:56:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    A Dayton police officer followed protocol when he shot a St. Bernard while investigating an aggressive dog complaint Monday evening, officials said Tuesday. Officer Devin Portis was trying to contain the dog in the 700 block of Edgemont Avenue so that it could be transported to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. But it "turned on him," and charged Portis, said Dayton police Lt. Matthew Dickey. "(Portis) tried to back up and he fell over and then pulled his gun and fired," Dickey said. "It was pretty straight forward." The case is still under investigation. The dog was injured by...
  • Maine man fighting back after police allegedly shot, killed his dog in Louisiana

    04/30/2014 4:24:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Abigail Curtis
    Arzy, a Labrador-Newfoundland-golden retriever mix, was shot and killed on Monday by a Louisiana police officer, according to owner and traveling Portland musician Brandon Carpenter. Arzy, a Labrador-Newfoundland-golden retriever mix, was shot and killed on Monday by a Louisiana police officer, according to owner and traveling Portland musician Brandon Carpenter. Brandon Carpenter, an itinerant musician from Portland, plays with his dog, Arzy Kensington. The dog was killed on Monday by a police officer from Louisiana, according to Carpenter, who is seeking justice for his pet. Courtesy of Brandon Carpenter Brandon Carpenter, an itinerant musician from Portland, plays with his dog,...
  • Toledo Police Shoot Dog in Yard During Search

    04/30/2014 4:19:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | Wednesday, 4/30/2014
    Police shot a dog Tuesday in North Toledo while executing a search warrant with the SWAT team. Gregory Schrecongost, 26, of 1868 Chase St. was arrested on three drug-related charges after police searched his home. People at the scene said officers shot Schrecongost’s 12-year-old male “pit bull” that had been inside the fenced yard when police arrived.
  • Dog used as a blood donor for six months after they took him to be euthanized

    04/30/2014 1:20:12 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 30 April 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    A Texas family were shocked to discover last week that their 5-year-old Leonberger named Sid they thought was put down six months ago was being secretly kept by a veterinarian and tapped for blood transfusions. Marian Harris, of Aledo, says that last October, she gave long-time veterinarian Dr Lou Tierce permission to euthanize Sid after the doctor told her that the pup was suffering from a congenital spinal disorder. But last Monday, Mrs Harris got a call from a former employee at the animal clinic telling her that her dog has been kept alive in a cage for the past...
  • Man Leaves $1,000 Tip for Dog's Surgery

    04/25/2014 7:16:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/24/14 | Daphne Sashin
    Good people, not to mention good tippers, do exist. Christina Summitt knows that for sure now after what happened Saturday night. The paw-print tattoo on Summitt's wrist often leads to conversations with strangers about her love of animals; she's a volunteer with a pit bull rescue group and spends lots of time finding homes for animals of all kinds. While tending bar at the Holiday Inn in Clinton, New Jersey, Summitt got to chatting with a friendly couple before the night got busy. The man asked her if she had dogs of her own; she confided that her "baby," a...
  • Why Do Dogs Bark? It's Still Mostly a Mystery.

    04/24/2014 4:35:17 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 98 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | 4-24-14 | Ross Pomeroy
    Whether a woof, ruff, yip, or yap, dogs bark dozens, if not hundreds, of times each day. Imagine if every pet canine in the U.S. -- all 83.3 million of them -- congregated. The chorus would be a postal worker's nightmare. Dogs sound off in almost any situation. Maybe the doorbell rang, or a stranger approached, or a bird fluttered nearby. Even with little to no obvious stimulation, dogs can bark incessantly. Behaviorist and biologist Raymond Coppinger once observed a dog that barked for seven hours straight, even though no other canines were within miles. Because dogs bark repetitively and...
  • TX Deputy Shoots Farmer’s Dog in the Back of the Head After Farmer Called Police About Burglary

    04/24/2014 6:54:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | Apr 24, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    TX Deputy Shoots Farmer’s Dog in the Back of the Head After Farmer Called Police About Burglary April 24 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post Dallas News | It seems like these stories are happening more and more each week. Stories of officers shooting dogs that simply did not need to be shot. In this case, a third generation Texas farmer, Cole Middleton, called police about a break-in on his property. When an officer finally arrived, Rains County Deputy Jerred Dooley, the farmer’s dog ran up to the officer (as dogs do, especially herding dogs), so the officer...
  • The 15 Strangest Cat Laws

    04/22/2014 6:42:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Cat News ^ | 8-29-13 | Conradukp
    We write articles all too often about things like animal cruelty and the mistreatment of cats. Clearly there are a lot of us out there that think cat laws in this country (and others) should be way more strict when it comes to their treatment. However, there are some laws out there that we’re not quite sure how became legal. They just seem so strange. Then again, states have the right to pass their own legislation so it is what it is. But trust us when we say these cat laws are super weird! Thanks to Bandofcats, Mustlovecats, and a...
  • Ancient puppy paw prints found on Roman tiles

    04/21/2014 3:52:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    LiveScience ^ | April 18, 2014 | Megan Gannon
    The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England... The artifacts, which could be nearly 2,000 years old, were found in the Blackfriars area of Leicester... Wardell Armstrong Archaeology was brought in to dig at a site where a construction company plans to build student housing. At least one of the tiles is tainted with dog paw prints, and one is marked with the hoof prints of a sheep or a goat that trampled on the clay before it was dry... The tiles...
  • Dog Stabbed to Death in San Francisco Street Fight

    04/18/2014 3:00:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | Emily Bockian
    A man walking his dog in San Francisco’s Mission district early Friday morning was threatened by two men with a knife, who police said ended up stabbing his pet to death. According to the San Francisco police, one of the suspects grabbed the dog, sparking a street fight between the three men at the intersection of 22nd and Bartlett streets about 3 a.m. After the two suspects, both in their 20s, ran away, the owner realized his dog had been stabbed. The dog later died of its injuries at a nearby animal hospital. The motive for the attack remains unclear.
  • Teen Uses FB to Save Romania's Stray Dogs

    04/18/2014 3:04:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, April 17, 2014
    When French film actress Brigitte Bardot began a campaign to spare the thousands of stray dogs in Romania's capital from being put down, she did it with a $150,000 donation scheme. A similar campaign is being waged by Ana-Maria Ciulcu, a 13-year-old schoolgirl with braces on her teeth who uses Facebook to appeal to dog lovers all over Europe - and to make sure the dogs go to the right homes. "I like to know that my dogs will be spoiled, and will be allowed to sit on the sofa ... so one of my first questions would be: 'Are...
  • New Jersey Dog Receives Jury Duty Summons

    04/15/2014 7:25:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    Dog receives jury duty summons Recently man’s best friend has been called upon to perform duties beyond simple unconditional love and loyalty. Earlier this week, there were reports thata canine in England was invited to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Now, canine civic responsibility has hit the States. On Friday, a jury duty summons was sent to “IV Griner,” a New Jersey German Shepherd. As reported by WKYW CBS 3, the name on the summons is the same name that appears on the pooch’s vet record. IV’s owner, Barrett Griner told the station, “Nobody in my house is...
  • A Dog Is Invited to Vote in the European Parliament Elections ... Norton, England

    04/15/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    A dog is invited to vote in the European Parliament elections Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The pup belongs to RussellHoyle of Norton, a village in north east England. Hoyle told The Evening Gazette, “I can remember when the people came round to do the census. I remember saying ‘There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote. We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years.’ When the polling card addressed to ‘Zeus...
  • Small Dogs: Companions on the Road to Extinction

    04/11/2014 7:51:03 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 47 replies
    As birth rates among young women plummet, small dog ownership has risen rapidly in America’s urban centers. America’s next generation of youngsters should be called “Generation Rex.”If you’re wondering why playgrounds around the city are so quiet and dog runs are packed, a new report has an answer: More and more US women are forgoing motherhood and getting their maternal kicks by owning handbag-size canines.Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that a big drop in the number of babies born to women ages 15 to 29 corresponds with a huge increase in the number of tiny...
  • Latest Navy SEAL K9's Equipped with Live Camera, Kevlar Vest, and Night-Vision Goggles

    04/10/2014 6:29:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 April 2014 | reaganite Republican
    Cairo -pictured above- is (like most canine members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs) a Belgian Malinois...The breed is similar to a German Shepherd but a bit smaller/more compact -adult male cca 65 lbs- and is therefore considered better for various parachute jumping and rappelling operations with the USN's SEAL teams.  This particular dog was the one who first entered the Abbottabad compound the night night that SEAL Team Six got Bin Laden. He even got to meet President Obama afterward, although it's doubtful the dog was impressed... these things can smell weakness a mile away- Like their human counterparts, the K9 SEALs are highly...
  • Dog Saved Owner's Life By Detecting Breast Cancer That Mammogram Missed (Video)

    04/04/2014 2:50:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | Thu, April 03, 2014 | Allison Geller
    When Maureen Burns’ 9-year-old dog, Max, started to act strangely, she worried that her beloved pet was sick. Turns out that Burns herself was ill—and Max knew it. In a video shared by BBC Earth, Burns describes the “odd signs” that Max started to exhibit. "The odd signs were when he would come up and touch my breast with his nose, and back off so desperately unhappy with such a sad look in his eyes," Burns said in the video. It turns out that Burns had a lump in her breast, undetected by her last mammogram. She then decided to...