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  • Pit bull attack leaves multiple people injured in the Bronx

    06/18/2018 5:20:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/18/18 | By Tina Moore and Stephanie Pagones
    Five people were injured — including four teenagers — when they were attacked by pit bulls in the Bronx, police said. The dog handlers, both 36, were walking the animals just before 10 p.m. Sunday near Pelham Parkway and Lurting Avenue in Morris Park when the dogs got loose, police sources said. The pit bulls then went after a nearby group of eight people, attacking five of them. The victims — all females, ages 12, 15, 16, 17 and 45 — suffered bites and cuts. They were taken to Jacobi Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The dogs were...
  • Enraged badger chases away a dog which bit its bottom and tried to steal its meaty meal [tr]

    06/14/2018 6:32:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 14, 2018 | Phoebe Southworth
    This is the moment an enraged badger chases away a hungry dog which bit its bottom and tried to pinch its food. Footage shows the incensed creature spin around and charge at the pooch when it made a move for the hunk of meat. Startled by the badger's quick reaction, the dog sprints away as fast as it can with the tenacious omnivore hot on its heels.
  • Woman cited for firing gun to scare off pit bulls that killed pet (Artesia, NM)

    06/12/2018 3:30:30 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 52 replies
    KRQE-13 News, Albuquerque ^ | May 10, 2018 | Elena Mendoza
    ARTESIA, N.M (KRQE) - A New Mexico mother says she was trying to save her pet. Now, she's facing charges for firing off her gun to scare away a pair of pit bulls that attacked her dog. On the morning of Monday, April 30, Baeza says she was taking her puppy out to go to the bathroom with her 4-year-old daughter when she looked over to see her dog being mauled to death. "I went over to my dog and he had a big split down the middle of his chest, I guess from where the dogs were kind of...
  • 'Hero pup' pit bull tries to save baby from house fire by carrying her by the diaper

    06/10/2018 5:52:56 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/10/18 | Matthew Martinez
    A mother in Stockton, California, says her 8-month-old pit bull is a "hero pup" for saving her and her baby's lives last week when a fire broke out in another unit of her fourplex. So it's no wonder that Sasha went straight for Masailah as soon as she felt heat coming through their door just before midnight on Sunday. The pit bull alerted her owner that something was wrong first by barking and yelping, before any of Nana's human senses detected that anything was wrong. "I open it and she runs in and starts barking at me like crazy, and...
  • 'I thought I was going to die'

    06/01/2018 8:44:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 125 replies
    norwalkreflector. ^ | 6/1/18 | ZOE GRESZLER
    Holly Mckenzie considered her family’s two pit bull dogs her “best friends,” having made memories over the past three years of walking them, playing with them, cuddling them and even sleeping in the same bed together. On Sunday though, Mckenzie said it was like a switch went off in the normally “cuddly, sweet” dogs. The Norwalk woman said one minute she was petting them and the next she was fighting for her life as they literally tried to rip her apart.
  • Dog Flu in NYC: Highly Contagious Canine Disease Hits Brooklyn

    05/28/2018 8:57:03 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 May 2018 | Zoe Papadakis
    Dog flu can be added to New York City's list of concerns. The U.S. has been in the grip of canine influenza and now it appears to have made it to Brooklyn, with at least 14 dogs testing positive to the H3N2 strain, WNYW reported.
  • The Canine Heroes of Memorial Day

    05/28/2018 8:01:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 May, 2018 | Elise Cooper
    This Memorial Day, anyone who loves dogs should give a shout-out to Laura Miller and Dave Nielson, a retired Ranger. They are co-founders, along with Chuck Yerry, of the SOFK9Memorial Foundation. When thinking about those who have sacrificed their lives to keep Americans safe, people should also consider the canine soldiers killed in action. Dave told American Thinker, "My children have a dad because of my canine partner, Pepper. We can actually multiply that by sixty-two, the number of those in my unit. In this unit we lost twenty-two dogs, while they searched for either the enemy or a bomb."...
  • 'Show Dogs' to remove scenes after accusations that movie 'grooms children for sexual abuse'

    05/26/2018 5:09:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 5/23/18 | KATE FELDMAN
    NEW YORK - "Show Dogs" is making some edits after allegations that the kids movie promoted a harmful message about sexual abuse. "Responding to concerns raised by moviegoers and some specific organizations, Global Road Entertainment has decided to remove two scenes from the film 'Show Dogs' that some have deemed not appropriate for children," the distribution company said in a statement to the Daily News Wednesday. **SNIP** "Show Dogs," starring Will Arnett, Ludacris, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Alan Cumming and Stanley Tucci, features a minor plot about Max, the Rottweiler police dog who goes undercover at a dog...
  • 'Miracles happen': Soldier reunites with stray dog she adopted in Iraq

    05/21/2018 7:29:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies ^ | 5/21/18 | RICHARD TRIBOU
    Military reunion videos tug at the heartstrings, even more so when that reunion involves a dog. Throw in the fact that the dog was actually a rescue that a deployed soldier in Iraq managed to get back to Florida, and even the steeliest of dark hearts would be hard pressed to survive the sight of the tail-wagging, face-licking joy of one obviously happy canine. The soldier was pretty happy as well. That's the case with a video of U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Tracy McKithern, who took in a puppy that was wandering the streets near a base in northern Iraq...
  • YES,my dog bit 24 people......

    05/21/2018 12:31:38 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/21/18 | Unk
  • Coyotes surround hiking woman, who climbs tree to escape

    05/21/2018 12:55:57 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 41 replies
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  • Pack Of Wiener-Type Dogs Maul Oklahoma Woman To Death

    05/16/2018 8:56:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies ^ | May 16, 2018 | Beth Dalbey
    A pack of seven dogs with legs shorter than an adult hand attacked an Oklahoma woman, inflicting injuries so severe she later died. ARDMORE, OK — A pack of vicious dogs, some of them described as predominantly dachshunds, or wiener dogs, mauled an Oklahoma woman to death last week. It's unclear what caused the dogs to attack Tracy Garcia, 52, outside her home near Ardmore on Thursday, but their owner could face charges, according to media reports. One of the dogs was shot after charging at a Carter County deputy who responded to the attack, and the other six were...
  • How Accurate Are Dog DNA Tests? Insights & Challenges

    05/14/2018 12:55:08 PM PDT · by kanawa · 27 replies
    THE IAABC JOURNAL ^ | Winter 2018 | Linda Boettger1,2 and Diane P. Genereux2
    For a purebred dog and, on occasion, even a first-generation hybrid, breed-inference services often just confirm what the dog owner already knows. Sometimes a pedigree is available, tracing back through multiple generations of purebred ancestors and providing essentially complete information about the pet’s ancestry. In other cases, an owner’s extensive experience leads to correct intuition that ears that floppy together with a nose that keen must indicate complete or near-complete beagle ancestry. By contrast, when applied to investigate the ancestry of a mutt, DNA-based inference often yields surprising conclusions.
  • Dog shoots man: Iowa pet pulls trigger on owner

    05/10/2018 8:52:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 10, 2018 | The Associated Press
    With best friends like these, who needs enemies? An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday. Richard Remme, 51, of Fort Dodge, told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the dog off his lap. He says when the pit bull-Labrador mix bounded back up, he must have disabled the safety on the gun in his belly band and stepped on the trigger.
  • Company sold $25,000 'service dogs' that were really just untrained puppies, Virginia says

    05/09/2018 8:26:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | Published 9:57 am, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Karin Brulliard
    A lawsuit, filed by Attorney General Mark R. Herring in the Madison County Circuit Court, accuses the company of violating the state's Consumer Protection Act by charging $18,000 to $27,000 for 3-month-old Labrador retriever puppies that were unable to perform their task or even to walk properly on leashes, respond when called or remain calm around loud noises or new people. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Customers turned to Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers for a potentially lifesaving tool: highly trained dogs that would alert them, with the nudge of a nose or paw, to spikes or dips in blood sugar. What they got,...
  • Illinois Police Threaten to Kill K-9 Dogs if Marijuana Is Legalized

    05/09/2018 4:52:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 54 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | May 8, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    If Illinois legalizes recreational marijuana by ballot measure this November, police may have to "put down" many of the 275 K-9 dogs trained to recognize narcotic substances across the state. Police organizations oppose legalizing marijuana for recreational use, and some marijuana advocates have condemned them for dangling canine death as a political tool. Police agencies invest thousands of dollars and months of training to teach dogs to sniff out and alert officers to the presence of various illegal narcotics, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other drugs. These dogs, affectionately known as K-9 units, are very specialized, and police insist that...
  • OK: Armed Neighbor Saves Woman Attacked by Pack of Dogs

    04/30/2018 4:56:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 73 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 19 October, about 4 p.m. in Enos, Oklahoma, Michelle Slaughter was attacked by a pack of five large dogs. She was bitten repeatedly. The dogs refused to stop the attack until an armed neighbor shot one of the attacking dogs. Then the other four dogs ran off. The dogs had escaped from their pen. The owner, a firefighter, was in the northwestern part of the state, battling a wildfire. From Otis Arnold was on his way home from work, and stopped to help right after one of the dogs, a Belgian Milnois, was shot and killed by...
  • To the Creator No Prayer Too Insignificant To Answer

    04/27/2018 9:46:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/18 | Judi McLeod
    Let your every morning prayer be the one that says: “Thank You Father, for Your Creation” It was only the tiniest of sparrows, but there it lay on the deck, stunned after flying into the thick glass of the window. After a few moments, it somehow struggled to its tiny feet, wobbly, then remaining stock still for 15 minutes that seemed like an eternity. It stood there as though cast in concrete, not moving a thing. Everything in this household, including pet dog, Yankee was held in suspense. We didn’t want small-dog-big-bark balustrade Yankee to frighten the little bird out...
  • National treasures: how the rest of the world fell in love with Japan’s famous Akita dogs

    04/20/2018 6:18:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | April 20, 2018 | Staff
    Hollywood actor Richard Gere, French film star Alain Delon and Russia’s figure skating sensation Alina Zagitova have one thing in common: They adore Japan’s Akita dogs. And they’re not alone. In recent years, foreign ownership of one of Japan’s most famous indigenous breeds has skyrocketed, outstripping domestic demand for the fluffy, perky-eared pooches. Earlier this year, the trend hit the headlines when Zagitova proclaimed her love for Akitas after spotting them while training in Japan, and local officials pledged to get one to her. Her affection for the cute canines comes as no surprise to veteran breeder Osamu Yamaguchi, 64,...
  • Dogs lived and died with humans 10,000 years ago in the Americas

    04/17/2018 5:40:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Science News ^ | April 16, 2018 | Bruce Bower
    A trio of dogs buried at two ancient human sites in Illinois lived around 10,000 years ago, making them the oldest known domesticated canines in the Americas. Radiocarbon dating of the dogs’ bones shows they were 1,500 years older than thought, zooarchaeologist Angela Perri said April 13 at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The previous age estimate was based on a radiocarbon analysis of burned wood found in one of the animals’ graves. Until now, nearly 9,300-year-old remains of dogs eaten by humans at a Texas site were the oldest physical evidence of American canines.