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  • Distraught over dog's shooting by Fort Worth police officers

    05/28/2012 6:19:43 PM PDT · by Dysart · 136 replies
    Startegram ^ | 5-28-12 | Barry Shlachter and Anna M. Tinsley
    Twenty-four hours after a police officer shot Lily, a 5-year-old Border Collie-English Setter mix, its owners still don't understand why the police officer was on their property and why he used lethal force. ... had just returned from a shopping trip and their two dogs had slipped into their truck, then into the garage, before re-emerging when an officer walked up the driveway... Asked by the officer to control his two dogs, Mark Boling urged him not to advance, but he did. "My dogs don't bite, They're not going to hurt you," Boling, 52, an electronics technician with a defense...
  • A Salute to War Dogs

    05/28/2012 2:34:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Postal Worker Attacked By 2 Dogs (USPS Dog Bite Prevention Week)

    05/21/2012 3:50:34 PM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 22 replies
    DenverChannel.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | Kim Ngan Nguyen
    DENVER -- A US Postal Service letter carrier was attacked by two dogs in a Denver neighborhood Monday afternoon. Denver police said the postal worker was delivering mail at West 34th Avenue and Utica Street when she was bit. The female employee suffered extensive injuries and was transported to the hospital to be treated, said David Rupert, a spokesman for the US Postal Service. A neighbor saw what was happening and came to the letter carrier's rescue, but was injured as well, Rupert said. The two dogs were eventually corralled and taken away. The dogs were described as a Malumute...
  • Officer Shoots and Kills Dog

    05/19/2012 3:15:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    WSVN ^ | 05/16/12
    Police are investigating after an officer was forced to shoot and kill a dog. The incident occurred in the area of 670 NW 128 Court, at around 6 p.m. Tuesday. The owners of the Dutch Shepherd named Bosha were not home at the time, and the dog somehow found its way out of the home. A neighbor spotted the dog underneath his car and became concerned and called police. Police then arrived on the scene and shot and killed the dog. Bosha's owner, Odalys Gonzalez, came home to find her dog dead. "The officer went after the dog, OK, and...
  • The Beagles Have Landed: 20 Laboratory Dogs See the Sun for the First Time

    05/18/2012 9:15:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    SCPR ^ | Lisa Brenner | May 11, 2012
    A San Diego County research lab released 20 beagles to rescue groups on Thursday in an effort to get the dogs adopted. Ten are staying in San Diego County, 10 will be put up for adoption in Los Angeles. Ranging in age from 4 to 7 years old, the dog have spent their entire lives inside a lab, and met with grass and sun for the first time at an adoption event at Four Paws Coonhound Rescue & Friends in El Cajon, reports U-T San Diego. The lab, which has a regular arrangement to release its animals, worked with Four...
  • Down boy, down! Hilarious pictures of the giant dogs that tower over their owners

    05/16/2012 4:34:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 60 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 5/15/2012 | Leon Watson
    Who's the master in this relationship then? With some standing nearly 6ft tall, you might think its the pets who are taking the lead in these incredible pictures. Not only do the oversized dogs tower over their owners, they have wagging tongues as big as human heads. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2144694/Down-boy-The-oversized-dogs-tower-owners-like-big-cuddly-bears.html#ixzz1v4vzq9HW
  • Dog Shot by Police in Miami-Dade

    05/16/2012 3:16:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | Brian Hamacher
    Owner claims excessive force used in shooting of Dutch ShepherdMiami-Dade Police are investigating after an officer shot and killed a dog Tuesday night. The incident happened in the 600 block of Northwest 128th Court, Miami-Dade Police spokesman Roy Rutland said. The dog's owner, Odalys Gonzlez, told NBC 6 she'd had the dog, a female black Dutch shepherd, for seven years and she'd never attacked anyone. Gonzalez said she'd received a phone call from a neighbor that the dog had gotten out and was laying under a neighbor's car. "Apparently she jumped the fence, she got scared for whatever reason, I...
  • Hawk Drops Puppy From the Sky in Los Banos

    05/16/2012 3:09:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    KSEE24 ^ | May 15, 2012 | Audrey Asistio
    It wasn't quite raining cats and dogs in Los Banos, but Elaine Bouschard and her grandson, Taylor Callaway, say it was a miracle when they saw this tiny dog fall from the sky. Callaway explained, All of a sudden I saw this little puppy laying there, he was almost dead. Right here is where Taylor started yelling that he saw the puppy. I looked up and the hawk was just flying right here, circling around and at that point, we all just went to the puppy, added Bouschard. Digital Daily subscribe to our daily newsletter They did what many...
  • Kenya: I Thought Dog Meat Was Tasty - Suspect

    05/15/2012 8:41:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Capital FM ^ | 3 MAY 2012
    The man who was caught slaughtering a dog at the Nakuru dumpsite a few days ago has told a court that he did not know it was an offence. James Cheboto told Resident Magistrate Judicaster Nthuku that he was not aware that dog meat was unfit for human consumption and pleaded for leniency. Cheboto was charged with being found in possession of dog meat which is unfit for human consumption and contrary to Public Health Act. He pleaded guilty of the offence but pleaded with the court to forgive him because he did not know that it was wrong to...
  • Humanity's Best Friend: How Dogs May Have Helped Humans Beat the Neanderthals

    05/15/2012 11:00:12 AM PDT · by Theoria · 44 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 14 May 2012 | Megan Garber
    Over 20,000 years ago, humans won the evolutionary battle against Neanderthals. They may have had some assistance in that from their best friends. One of the most compelling -- and enduring -- mysteries in archaeology concerns the rise of early humans and the decline of Neanderthals. For about 250,000 years, Neanderthals lived and evolved, quite successfully, in the area that is now Europe. Somewhere between 45,000 and 35,000 years ago, early humans came along.They proliferated in their new environment, their population increasing tenfold in the 10,000 years after they arrived; Neanderthals declined and finally died away. What happened? What went...
  • Doga: Yoga for Dogs

    05/14/2012 9:44:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    KVUE ^ | May 14, 2012
    Yoga can increase the physical, psychological and spiritual health of those who practice it. But more and more research shows animals may benefit too. Doga started growing in popularity a couple of years ago, and a clinic in Austin is now offering it as a way for dogs and humans to bond while practicing yoga. Owner of total wellness in Austin and doga instructor Lori Massad-Koska and her client Ariana Gum spoke to KVUE about doga.
  • ASHLEIGH & PUDSEY WINNERS OF BRITAINS GOT TALENT 2012

    05/13/2012 10:49:55 AM PDT · by Errant · 7 replies
    Cute and amazing video of Ashleigh and Pudsey contestants in Britains Got Talent TV Show.
  • Indy Officer Accused Of Trying To Hit Dog, Shooting It

    05/12/2012 3:19:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Officer.com ^ | May 12, 2012 | HEATHER MACWILLIAMS
    A south side family is upset after they said an officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department tried to run over their dog and later shot it right in their own front yard. A south side family is upset after they said an officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department tried to run over their dog and later shot it right in their own front yard. It all started when Heather White woke up around 6:30 a.m. Friday to the sound of a gunshot right outside her bedroom window. "We found her underneath that tree dead," said White, blinking back...
  • DOJs Proof of Sheriff Joes Racial Discrimination is Photo of a Chihuahua? Seriously?

    05/11/2012 12:56:53 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-11-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona If you needed a symbol of the utterly preposterous lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriffs Department (MCSO), this may well be it. On page 2 of the 32-page complaint, filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, the Department of Justice references "insensitive" emails sent by MCSO employees. The prima fascie evidence? Read for yourself... MCSO supervisors involved in immigration enforcement have expressed anti-Latino bias, in one instance widely distributing an email that included a photograph of a Chihuahua dog dressed in swimming gear with the caption A Rare Photo of...
  • USDA seeks change to regulate Internet pet sales

    05/11/2012 5:43:22 AM PDT · by Gennie · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | TRACIE CONE
    Dog breeders who skirt animal welfare laws by selling puppies over the Internet would face tighter scrutiny under a rule change proposed Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The change would subject dog owners who breed more than four females and sell the puppies electronically, by mail or over the phone to the same oversight faced by wholesale dealers as part of the Animal Welfare Act. That law, written in 1966, set standards of care for animals bred for commercial sale and research. Retail sales were exempt from inspections under the assumption that anyone who visited the store could...
  • Pit Bull Pulls Unconscious Owner From Path Of Oncoming Train

    05/08/2012 7:21:24 PM PDT · by Bratch · 66 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | May 8, 2012 | ADMIN
    An eight year old pit bull is recovering in a Massachusetts animal hospital after conducting a remarkable rescue mission. According to witnesses, the heroic dog saved the life of her owner just before she was hit by an oncoming freight train. The Massachusetts SPCA said Christine Spain of Shirley was walking home with her dog Lilly when she collapsed on the tracks. Spains son, Boston Police Officer David Lanteigne, says the trains engineer watched in amazement as the dog moved her owner out of harms way. Traveling at a high rate of speed, the train was unable to come to...
  • Doggy daydreams: brain scans reveal Fido's thoughts

    05/08/2012 1:28:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/8/12 | Jeanna Bryner
    dog-brains-scanned Callie wears ear protection as she prepares to enter the scanner. The research team includes, from left, Andrew Brooks, Gregory Berns and Mark Spivak. (Bryan Meltz, Emory University) Fido's expressive face, including those longing puppy-dog eyes, may lead owners to wonder what exactly is going on in that doggy's head. Scientists decided to find out, using brain scans to explore the minds of our canine friends. The researchers, who detailed their findings May 2 in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, were interested in understanding the human-dog relationship from the four-legged perspective. "When we saw those first [brain] images, it...
  • Maryland Court Rules Pit Bull Dogs Are "Inherently Dangerous"

    05/03/2012 1:22:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 151 replies
    KWQC.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | David Nelson and MSNBC.com
    A new ruling makes it easier for anyone attacked by a pit bull or pit bull mix in Maryland to take legal action against the dog's owner. The Maryland Court of Appeals ruling declares pit bulls as a breed are "inherently dangerous," and the owner of a pit bull or a cross-bred pit that attacks is strictly liable for damages, as is any landlord who rents to a pit bull owner. The Maryland SPCA, which arranges adoptions for dogs that need homes, currently has three pit bulls under its care: a five-month-old Brutus is scheduled to be adopted this week,...
  • Pet Detectives Capture Iditarod Dog on the Lam in East King Co. for 6 Weeks

    05/02/2012 9:03:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    King5 ^ | April 30, 2012 | Susan Wyatt
    Pet detectives from Missing Pet Partnership have once again returned a beloved pet to her owners. MPP recovered a skittish husky-mix named Smilla, who, after running in the Iditarod in Alaska, ran her own race throughout eastern King County. Here's their account:: Smilla, who lives in Norway, flew to Alaska in February to run the Iditarod sled race. However, luck was not on the side of her rookie handler, Silvia Furtwangler. On February 9th, one of Furtwanglers sled dogs Whistler escaped while Furtwangler was driving through Anchorage. Whistler was ultimately recovered with enchiladas and roast beef (story here http://tinyurl.com/865lajn )....
  • Baby's first birthday party turns to tragedy when he is killed by family's mastiff dog

    05/01/2012 4:32:59 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 134 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-29-2012 | Laura Pullman
    A baby boy has died after he was attacked by his familys mastiff dog during his first birthday party. A day after turning one, Jeremiah Eshew-Shahan was at his grandmothers house in Las Vegas when he crawled over to the dog a mastiff-rhodesian mix weighing about 120 pounds and started to pet him. The dog then attacked the baby, sinking his teeth into Jeremiahs head and shaking him...
  • Obama campaign puts Bo on the trail

    05/01/2012 7:38:06 AM PDT · by Qbert · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/30/2012 | Dan Eggen
    President Obama has unleashed a particularly unusual fundraiser for his 2012 campaign. One Internet ad starts with a two-toned blue background, like dozens of other pro-Obama spots. Then the furry star pops into the frame, tongue out and ready to frolic. Join Pet Lovers for Obama, the ad implores. The unlikely pitchman is Bo, the White House family pet, who may well be the first first dog to emerge as a central player in a presidential reelection campaign. Political pets have long attracted inordinate attention, from then-Sen. Richard M. Nixons dog, Checkers the focus of an early 1950s scandal...
  • Chinese Activists Rescue Hundreds of Dogs From Cooking Pot

    04/29/2012 1:28:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Apr 25, 2012 | JohnThomas Didymus
    Hundreds of dogs being transported in a truck to Chinese restaurants that serve dog meat as culinary delicacy have been rescued. About 200 people mobilized to stop the truck from delivering the dogs. An animal rights activist intercepted the truck transporting them. China Post reports the activist used his Chinese micro-blog to alert other animal-rights activists. According to AFP, the activist swerved his car in front of the truck forcing it to stop. Several other people picked up the message and the police were alerted. The dogs, according to China Post, were being transported from the central Chinese province of...
  • Should Your Dog Be Watching TV?

    04/27/2012 7:51:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 25, 2012 | DOUGLAS QUENQUA
    Plenty of things will grab a dogs attention: squirrels, tennis balls, funny smells, other dogs. But a TV channel? Absolutely, say the makers of DogTV, the first cable network to deliver 24-hour programming for dogs. The idea, they say, is that flipping on the channel while you go out for the day will keep your pet stimulated, entertained and relaxed. Call it Sesame Street for those who will never learn their ABCs. The shows on DogTV are actually three- to six-minute segments featuring grassy fields, bouncing balls and humans rubbing dog tummies. There are also segments featuring noiseless vacuum cleaners...
  • Cactus Patch Puppy Rescued and Adopted

    04/27/2012 12:00:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 26, 2012 | Matthew Rosenbaum
    Cactus Jack was then transported to Arizona Humane Societys Second Chance Animal Hospital, where the rest of the spines were removed. According to Britta Nelson, the societys public relations manager, the dogs good disposition never wavered, and, his tail never stopped wagging. Despite the spines all over his face, Cactus Jacks eyes were not damaged and after a course of antibiotics he was returned to the Humane Society with a clean bill of health. The brave, if unfortunate Yorkie/terrier mix was adopted today at Arizona Humane Society Sunnyslope, where he repaid his rescuers in spades. The amount of attention brought...
  • Dog stairs help Fido get back in the boat

    04/24/2012 5:26:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-23-12 | Joe Taschler
    Germantown firm's floating stairs allows doggy paddlers to get back on boat The target market for Jim Perkins' upstart manufacturing company consists of swimmers with hairy backs who often stink when they get wet. Perkins has developed, built and begun marketing a set of floating plastic stairs designed to help dogs easily and safely climb back into a boat after going for a swim. The inspiration for the new business venture: his golden retriever, Katie. "I certainly didn't expect that the dog would cause me to pursue a second career," said Perkins, 57, a retired engineer who spent most of...
  • Dog Saves Family Before Dying in House Fire

    04/23/2012 7:02:26 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/23/2012 | Unattributed
    A Hillsborough, New Hampshire family lost everything in a fire, including the dog that saved their lives. Im not crying for the mess. Im crying for the dogs, said Paul Sousa, Sr. as he looked at the charred heap that used to be his trailer home. When fire tore through the home Thursday night, he and his son escaped with just minutes to spare thanks to their five year old beagle, Dupa.
  • Man Bites DogLikes the Taste

    04/22/2012 5:08:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    The theater of the absurd that is our presidential election keeps chugging along with all the vigor our economy doesnt. One cant blame Democrats for attempting distraction upon distraction, given the alternative of talking about President Obamas record. After all, if it is indeed about the economy, stupid, the only votes there for Democrats are mindless drones who dont care that nary an economic indicator has improved since Barack Obama took office $5 trillion in new debt ago. Those of us with eyes open and an IQ above that of our shoe size cant help but notice. The spin of...
  • "DOG EATER" Obama Music Video (WORLD PREMIERE)

    04/20/2012 12:39:00 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4-20-2012 | WeAreTheRPA
    Im honored to present the WORLD PREMIERE of..... DOG EATER, starring Obama (MUSIC VIDEO). Please share!
  • Going Godwin Twice in One Day Hitler Finds Out Obama Ate His Dog-VIDEO (DogsAgainstObama.Com)

    04/19/2012 1:05:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    DogsAgainstObama.Com ^ | 4-18-12 | DogsAgainstObama
  • Now We Know What Happened To The Moderate Democrats

    04/19/2012 12:42:44 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-19-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, says Iranian cleric

    04/18/2012 5:03:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 18, 2012 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    An influential Iranian cleric who is entitled to issue juristic rulings according to the Sharia law, has condemned western lawmakers involved in the decriminalisation of homosexuality, saying those politicians are lower than animals. Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli, an Islamic scholar based in Iran's holy city of Qom, said in a speech among his followers that homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, according to the news website Khabaronline. "If a society commits a new sin, it will face a new punishment," he said while interpreting Qur'anic verses about prophet Lot whose tribe Isalmic scholars say was punished by God for sodomy....
  • Talking Dog Now Endorses Romney

    04/18/2012 12:28:16 PM PDT · by JoanVarga · 11 replies
    iOTW.com ^ | April 18, 2012 | Big Fur Hat
    YouTube's favorite talking dog hears about Romney and Obama. It goes about like you'd expect.Enjoy!
  • Faithful Dog Remains By Her Dead Companion Despite Being In Busy Street

    04/15/2012 4:48:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBS) ^ | April 14, 2012 6:03 PM
    LA PUENTE (CBS) A passing motorist put out traffic cones on a busy La Puente street to protect a Labrador Retriever as it stood watch over another lab that had been killed by a vehicle, animal control officers said Saturday. Video shot by the motorist showed a yellow lab down in the 1200 block of Hacienda Boulevard, with a black lab standing next to it. When I saw the video clip taken by a passerbys cellphone, I became emotional, said Marcia Mayeda, director of the Los Angeles County animal shelter in Baldwin Park. Our officers picked up both dogs...
  • Video Shows Dog Braving Traffic on Southern CA Road to Stay by Fatally Struck Canine Pal

    04/14/2012 10:08:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, April 14
    Los Angeles county animal control officials are heralding the loyalty of a black Labrador retriever that braved traffic to stay by another dog that was fatally struck by a car. A motorist who saw the dogs on a La Puente street Wednesday morning put down traffic cones to alert other drivers and shot video of the dogs. The video released Saturday showed the female Labrador lying next to a motionless, yellow Labrador as vehicles pass dangerously close to them. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control says the 2-year-old dog, who animal shelter staff and volunteers have...
  • Police shooting of Pines dog prompts call for change in policy

    04/15/2012 12:13:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 14, 2012 | Susannah Bryan
    A dog defending its turf charges an officer. The officer, fearing for his safety, opens fire. The cop-kills-canine scenario doesn't happen every day, but it can lead to public outrage when it does. In Pembroke Pines, an officer fired six shots at an Australian shepherd named Baxter on Feb. 24. Hit by three bullets, the dog died three weeks later. Now Baxter's owners and hundreds of supporters are demanding change in how officers respond to animal calls. Lethal force, they say, should be used only as a last resort. The Pembroke Pines Police Department has determined Baxter's shooting was justified....
  • Imagine taking him for walkies! George the Great Dane is 7ft long . . . [reduced for space]

    04/15/2012 7:02:37 AM PDT · by libstripper · 41 replies
    U. K. Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2012 & July 23, 2011 | Dave Nasser
    "Imagine taking him for walkies! George the Great Dane is 7ft long, weighs 18st and is the world's biggest dog... but he's terrified of chihuahuas" (Full Title) The first time we saw George, our beloved Great Dane, he was no more than a tiny, cowering ball of fuzzy fur. As my wife Christie opened the door of the crate hed travelled in, he teetered to a standing position and looked out at us, moving his head slowly from side to side, taking in the wonder of it all. Finally, as if weighing us up and deciding we were acceptable, he...
  • Republicans And Democrats Are Like Dogs And Cats (pic)

    04/13/2012 4:25:21 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-13-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Lifted from someone who comments at iOwnTheWorld. See that post here.
  • Beyonce, The Tiniest Puppy, Takes First Steps At Four Weeks

    04/10/2012 8:59:10 PM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    News Blaze ^ | 4/5/12 | Alan gray
    Beyonce, the world's tiniest rescue puppy, now at four weeks old, has captured the heart of millions around the world - and who could resist the story and these photos? This week, she was given a clean bill of health from Folsom veterinarian, Dr Jennifer Sweet DVM.Beyonce was not breathing when she was born and had to be resuscitated. At birth, she was so small that she fit into a spoon and weighed one ounce (28 grams). Four weeks later, she weighs a little under 7 ounces, (around 200 grams), a far cry from her birth weight of just...
  • Beyonce, The Tiniest Puppy, Takes First Steps At Four Weeks

    04/10/2012 8:38:09 AM PDT · by OneVike · 17 replies
    News Blaze ^ | 4/5/12 | Alan Gray
    Beyonce, the world's tiniest rescue puppy, now at four weeks old, has captured the heart of millions around the world - and who could resist the story and these photos? This week, she was given a clean bill of health from Folsom veterinarian, Dr Jennifer Sweet DVM.Beyonce was not breathing when she was born and had to be resuscitated. At birth, she was so small that she fit into a spoon and weighed one ounce (28 grams). Four weeks later, she weighs a little under 7 ounces, (around 200 grams), a far cry from her birth weight of just...
  • Dogs of the Titanic: a Dozen Aboard, Three Survived

    04/09/2012 10:51:08 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 53 replies
    April 15, 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the ship touted as unsinkable, during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, en route to New York. Much research has been done on the passengers, crew, and the ship itself over the years. But little has been reported about one group of passengers -- the dogs of the Titanic. Many think of their pets as part of the family, and it's evident that that sentiment was as true 100 years ago as it is today. Widener University, named for a prominent Philadelphia family that had three members...
  • Tarpon Springs Neighbor Gets Slugged for Petting Dog, Police Say

    04/07/2012 12:20:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Apr 03, 2012
    Relations in the neighborhood were already strained when Michelle Sieber argued with her 69-year-old neighbor just before 7 a.m. Monday about the noise the night before, according to police. Then Sieber's dog got out. The neighbor petted the Great Dane. Sieber warned him not to touch her dog. "What are you going to do ... hit me?" the neighbor asked, according to police. Sieber was arrested early Monday morning for doing exactly that, police said. She punched her 69-year-old neighbor in the left shoulder, according to Tarpon Springs police, and was charged with battery on a person 65 years or...
  • The 10 Most High-Maintenance Dog Breeds

    04/05/2012 10:29:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 152 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 5, 2012 | Mary Bloom
    When most of us think of caring for the family dog, we have in mind a sedate walk around the block once a day, maybe an obedience class when he's a pup, a good brushing once a week and lots of hanging out together watching TV at night. And then there is that special breed of dog - the high-energy, need-a-job-to-do, groom-challenging kind that comes in all looks and sizes, but shares one commonality: He is undeniably high-maintenance.
  • Battle Mountain Humane Society Burns to The Ground (So. Dakota---VANITY)

    04/04/2012 6:16:53 PM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 24 replies
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    Local breaking news; no linkable sources yet. The Battle Mountain Humane Society animal shelter in Hot Springs, South Dakota burned to the ground this afternoon. No human injuries involved; one known animal death . At last word, a full accounting of the animals was on-going.
  • United Airlines bans transport of certain breeds of dogs

    03/29/2012 8:22:45 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 13 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | March 29, 2012 | By Julie DeVito
    The friendly skies of United Airlines have just gotten a little less friendly for some four-legged creatures. This month, much to disappointment of some pet owners, United Airlines confirmed its adoption of the Continental Airlines PetSafe program as the merger of the two carriers became official. The PetSafe program, which had been in place for several years under Continental, is considered the best in the airline industry and has won an Award for Excellence from the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association. But not all are happy with United's policy that bans nine dog breeds on planes it considers dangerous....
  • Follow Your Nose to 'Beaglefest'

    03/28/2012 8:54:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    East Valley Tribune ^ | Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    Although gentle in nature, loving and free-spirited, beagles are not known for their obedience. Instead, these hound dogs are a breed unto themselves marching to their own drum, so to speak, by following their noses. Beagles, which often have a trademark smattering of black, brown and white coats, are also known to be a bit unreliable when they are off their leashes; thats just a small part of the reason why the Arizona Beagle Rescue group has followed its heart the last 10 years by finding homes for about 1,200 of them that have been lost or abandoned during...
  • Mom, Daughter Who Trained Dogs to Kill Pig get 60 Days Each in Indian River Jail

    03/27/2012 12:15:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    TCPalm ^ | March 26, 2012 | Elliott Jones
    A mother and daughter who used their dogs to kill a farm-raised pig in their backyard in 2011 are being punished with two months in the county jail and 30 months of probation, Circuit Judge Robert Pegg ruled Monday. Janice and Ashley Ramirez, also must each pay $1,000 to the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County. Pegg withheld ruling the women guilty of charges of torturing the 40-pound pig and enticing their two dogs to attack it. Neither woman commented during the sentencing that was part of a plea deal reached in January in a case...
  • Dog Saves St. Pete Teenager From Attacker

    03/23/2012 11:32:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 2+ views
    WTSP ^ | Mar 22, 2012
    A St. Petersburg dog is being called a hero for helping to save a 17-year-old girl from an attack. The teen was volunteering for the Friends of Strays animal shelter on a Saturday afternoon, a few weeks ago. As she walked down a path behind the building with Mabeline, a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, the girl was attacked. Pinellas County deputies say Michael Bacon, a registered sexual predator, chased her down, grabbed her by the hair, then pinned her down. The teen couldn't get loose, but the 38-pound dog did, scaring the attacker off, and allowing the girl to escape. "To...
  • Tasha the Lost Lab Is Back With Her Owner (NM - Update)

    03/23/2012 7:21:13 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies · 2+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 23, 2012 | Joline Gutierrez Krueger
    It happened last week, legally, tearfully, like the orchestrated handoff of a child between warring parents through a surrogate. The child, in this case, was a yellow Lab named Tasha. Or Tess, depending on whose side youre on in this acrimonious dog dispute. And, boy, did you all take sides (though mostly the same one). Since the column was published Feb. 22, Tashas tale has received some of the most impassioned responses Ive seen in weeks. Todays update, I suspect, will make most of you happy. But first, lets tell the uninitiated among you about Tasha, the friendly 7-year-old Labrador...
  • Must be the lynx effect! German Shepherd who has become best pals with wild cat cubs

    03/18/2012 5:54:38 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Could it be the LYNX effect? The age old feud between cats and dogs seems to have been put to one side as Lilica the German Shepherd becomes inseparable from her feline friends Liza, Viki and male Muro. But what makes this friendship even more unusual is as well as being cats, the cubs are also wild lynxes. Lilica is helping to teach the little cubs how to fend for themselves in the wild as part of a conservation project in the National Park Velka Fatra, Slovakia. The animals met through a scheme in the country called Return of Lynxes...
  • 6 Stupid Things Pet Owners Need to Stop Doing Now

    03/14/2012 10:01:51 PM PDT · by Altariel · 75 replies
    Cracked.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Adam Tod Brown
    Pets are a wonderful thing. No matter how sad or depressing your life may be, it's always just a little bit better knowing you have a loyal pet by your side. But being a pet owner is a tricky proposition. Something about being able to "own" a living thing seems to drive some people to the point of madness. Crazy cat ladies don't earn that title because of their rational behavior and robust social skills, you know? *** #6. Naming Their Pets After Their Own Interests and Aspirations *** #5. Dressing Pets Up In Anything More Than a Collar ***...