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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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:
  • 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.

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | May 2, 2012 | David Nelson and
    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 )....
  • 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...