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  • Wounded warrior Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones: Dogs are being shamefully abused in VA labs. This must stop

    09/20/2017 5:33:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    FoxNews Opinion ^ | Sept 19, 2017 | Johnny "Joey" Jones
    snip... That’s why I am proud to join the majority of my fellow veterans and other Americans who support Congress’s bipartisan work to defund painful and inefficient dog experiments at the VA. This legislation is truly a light among the gloomy partisan clouds surrounding D.C. these days. With all of D.C.’s political gridlock, my dear friend and fellow double amputee and bomb technician Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., and other House members deserve applause for unanimously passing legislation this summer to prohibit taxpayer funding for questionable VA research that causes dogs significant pain and distress. [puppers act...
  • YouTube Censors Video on Muslim Cruelty of Dogs

    09/15/2017 7:51:37 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 10 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 9/15/17 | Bob Parks
    Being the welcoming nation the United States is, many come to this country and are now allowed to tell us that we are to observe and respect the customs, rules, and sometimes laws of those who immigrate here. In many Muslim nations, dogs are considered unclean and are thus subject to be treated as a pestilence. We've also seen many stories here where American citizens with dogs are subjected to justified discrimination because their pets and/or guide dogs offend Muslims who may come in contact with them in public places. We created a video to illustrate the barbaric acts committed...
  • The Few, The Proud…….The Dogs Of 9/11

    09/12/2017 7:29:06 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 8 replies
    The Conservative Tree House/The Last Refuge ^ | September 11, 2017 | Menagerie
    We have all heard that heroes come in all shapes and sizes; sometimes the most unassuming person rises to the occasion and meets the challenge. And sometimes it is a very special type of animal, a rescue dog. In the aftermath of 9/11 [attacks], the world’s largest deployment of rescue dogs were used to search for survivors, working tirelessly with their handlers, searching the ruins, and according to witnesses, giving great comfort to the workers. ~snip~ Here is a touching quote from the rescue scene: “I volunteered to serve food to the workers at Ground Zero after 9/11. There were...
  • Hurricane Irma: Dog owners fleeing Irma leave pets tied to trees

    09/10/2017 2:31:16 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 65 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 9/9/2017 | Jennifer Sorentrue
    Some Glades residents fleeing Hurricane Irma left their pets tethered to trees and cars before evacuating the area, county officials said Saturday. Dianne Sauve, head of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, said the department will be pursuing criminal charges against owners who abandoned their dogs and left them tied up in places where they would not be able to escape the storm. Animal control officers rescued 26 dogs from Pahokee and Belle Glade on Friday.
  • Watch this water park go to the dogs (literally)

    09/07/2017 9:48:53 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 22 replies
    NBC, The Today Show ^ | August 29th, 2016 | NBC
    Idaho’s Lakeview Park lets their favorite four-legged friends run through the “sprayground,” on final day of its summer season – all for a worthy cause!
  • Packs of African Wild Dogs Vote on Group Decisions by Sneezing

    09/06/2017 9:31:40 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 44 replies
    ScienceAlert ^ | 6 SEP 2017 | MICHELLE STARR
    Do pack animals just follow their leader? Or if not, how do they reach a consensus? According to observations taken of African wild dogs in Botswana, one option is sneezing. According to new research, if enough animals in the pack sternutate, that constitutes a quorum that it's time to get up and go hunting. The research was initiated by Neil Jordan of the UNSW Centre for Ecosystem Science, who was studying the dogs' social rallies. This is when the dogs, when they have finished resting, conduct energetic greeting ceremonies before running off to hunt. Jordan started to notice that, prior...
  • Santa Monica Animal Rescue Organization Brings Dogs Displaced by Tropical Storm Harvey to SoCal

    09/04/2017 7:46:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    KTLA ^ | Updated at 07:38AM, September 4, 2017 | Cindy Von Quednow,
    A private jet brought 30 dogs to John Wayne Airport, and four more were expected to make their way to California soon. Some dogs were carried out of the jet, while others made their way down on their own, video showed. Alex Tonner, the organization’s director of operations, said there are thousands of dogs affected by the storm that need homes. ... Local dog rescues and shelters have committed to helping find homes for the dogs that were flown in and were present Saturday when the dogs arrived.
  • St. Francis’ Feast Day and the Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs

    10/04/2016 7:45:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-03-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    St. Francis’ Feast Day and the Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs Msgr. Charles Pope • October 3, 2016 • Here at Holy Comforter-St Cyprian Parish in Washington, D.C., we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the blessing of the animals. Although most folks bring dogs to be blessed, there are usually some who bring cats and a few other animals like ferrets. Once, someone even brought a snake!Over the years, I have shared with the dog owners a list of “Things we can learn from dogs.” When I was growing up, we always...
  • Hundreds of Huskies are being abandoned by Game of Thrones' 'Direwolves' fans [tr]

    08/24/2017 6:41:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2017 | Alex Matthews
    Hundreds of Huskies are being abandoned by Game of Thrones fans who want to have their very own 'Direwolf'. British dog charities are concerned that Huskies are becoming the next 'problem breed' after being impulse bought by owners, only to find they can meet their demanding needs. Direwolves are the dogs kept by the Stark family in Game of Thrones, acting as body guards to the children.
  • Brooklyn Cop Shot my Dog — and Nearly Killed Me Too

    08/20/2017 4:45:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2017 | Kathianne Boniello
    A Brooklyn woman whose beloved dog was gunned down by cops claims she was nearly shot herself during the March incident. Laura Stephen said she was just three feet away from her “life partner,” a Catahoula mix named Ziggy, and trying to leash him when he was killed. She alleges that the officer fired without warning and falsely claimed the dog had charged him. The dog was simply responding to her call after she had briefly let him off leash,
  • Family’s Dogs Hailed as Heroes After Saving Children From Copperhead Snake

    08/19/2017 11:10:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Two pit bulls are being hailed as heroes after saving children from a copperhead snake. According to WFLA, Slayer and Paco began barking at the snake when it got close to children who were playing in the backyard. That’s when the snake struck, and bit both dogs with its venom. Slayer was struck in he face and snout, while Paco was bit in the leg. Melissa Butt, the children’s grandmother, immediately rushed both dogs to an emergency vet. “We need to get the anti-venom quickly, in order for them to get a good prognosis. It is very, very painful,” Dr....
  • White need to fulfill supremacy - dog ownership

    08/19/2017 11:19:43 AM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 117 replies
    Boston-Craigslist ^ | August 18, 2017 | Not Attributed
    See all the White folk. Walking their precious dogs for all to see. They even talk to them. A replacement for their slave-owner, inner desire. They can't own a Negro, so now they replace that urge with a dog. Most will play the white guilt game, but really, the dog is their new negro. A lot of them train their kids to walk and OWN the dog too. To perpetuate the need. Racist to the bone. No change after all these years.
  • PETA to pay family $49,000 for euthanizing 9-year-old girl’s pet dog

    08/17/2017 11:16:15 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies
    © Copyright 2017 All rights reserved. ^ | Thursday, August 17, 2017, 11:06 AM | JESSICA SCHLADEBECK
    Wilber Zarate filed a lawsuit against the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals for taking his 9-year-old daughter’s dog from their mobile park home and then putting the pooch down ahead of the state’s mandatory five-day grace period.... In the suit, Zarate claimed PETA works under a board policy of euthanizing animals because it “considers pet ownership to be a form of involuntary bondage.”
  • Furbaby ALERT! There is Leptospirosis (Lepto) bacteria in the Texas Hill Country

    08/16/2017 8:53:56 AM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
    Our veterinarian told us that Leptospirosis (Lepto) is back in the area. He hasn't seen it in decades until a local dog died of it a couple of weeks ago. He gave our two slobber buckets a shot for it this morning and they'll be back for a booster in a month. He's very trustworthy about not prescribing more than is needed and was concerned about it. The bacteria grows in standing water so don't leave buckets or containers outside. We drained the fountain. Years ago, cattle would get it with water sitting in hoof prints on the ground. Hardly...
  • Colorado K-9 Unlatches Gate With Paw to Rescue Injured Deputy

    08/13/2017 11:43:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 12, 2017
    A Colorado police dog unlatched a gate with his paw to help a deputy injured in a confrontation with a suspect he was trying to apprehend, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said. A deputy responded to a call of a trespass in progress around 1 a.m. on Saturday in Shaw Heights. While he was investigating, the male he was speaking with ran. The deputy jumped a fence in pursuit of the suspect and he was separated from his canine partner. “As the suspect fought with the deputy, K-9 Lex unlatched the gate with his paw. Then Lex came to the...
  • The Things Inside My Shed

    08/11/2017 2:55:15 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 16 replies
    My Shed | 8-11-17 | Eagles Field
    My shed is like a lot of other sheds. ItÂ’s an old shed, flirting with almost 25 years now. ThereÂ’s some rust in parts, it has some dents, but so do I. ThereÂ’s tools galore that assisted in building, fixing, destroying and defending our tiny corner of the world. TheyÂ’re proud of a job well done. Strewn are pieces of memories that beg for momentum to be remembered. Raising their hand to answer the question of glory past. In the corner is a shovel splintered with half the handle cut off. The narrowing part that comes to form a rounded...
  • Your cat is killing the Earth — but you can prevent it [barf]

    08/08/2017 9:48:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 121 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.08.2017 | Irene Bańos Ruiz
    To honor cats on the International Cat Day, DW encourages their human companions to protect the planet we all share. From carbon pawprint to waste to wildlife, it is in our hands to take up better practices. Your cat’s sweet purring and loving, contented looks won’t change the fact that it’s guilty for the planet’s suffering — just like we are. A recent study confirms that pets’ meat-based diet has a fatal impact on the climate, due mainly to high carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, our loyal friends are big resource consumers and waste creators. The situation is particularly worrisome...
  • Let's Go To The Dogs

    08/08/2017 10:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 8, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    George Orwell, best known for his dystopian glimpses of a future to be dreaded, was also a master of the light essay. In one of them, he described his favorite pub: The Moon Under Water, where an Englishman of the old school could take the family for a plowman's special that appealed to the curious English taste for snacks like liverwurst sandwiches, mussels, cheese and other tidbits that might not appeal to an American's palate but certainly did to John Bull's culinary peculiarities. All served while the customer quaffed a warm British beer in a traditional glass free of handles....
  • Family looking for answers after Ocoee (FL) police kill their dog

    08/06/2017 1:21:56 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 94 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 4, 2017 | Byu Bianca Pedro Ocasio
    A devastated family wants answers after their beloved Catahoula hound dog was shot and killed last month in their front yard by an Ocoee police officer. But a police report released this week sheds little light on what happened. Stevens Bertrand, a school resource officer at Ocoee High, shot the 11-year-old dog named Duke in the head outside Charlie and Lisa Brooks’ home on July 17. “I couldn’t believe something like that happened. I was completely shocked,” Charlie Brooks said. The incident has prompted questions and outrage from the Brooks family, who expressed frustration at the Police Department’s vague description...
  • Meet Blat: The Barcelona Dog That Can Detect Lung Cancer From Sniffing a Person’s Breath

    08/03/2017 5:08:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 3 August 2017 | Fiona Govan
    Every dog owner will tell you that their four-legged friend is brimming with special qualities. But in the case of this labrador-cross, it wouldn’t be empty boast. For Blat is a pioneering dog with a powerful nose. He is one of just a handful of canines in the world – and the only one in Spain – that has been trained to detect lung cancer. And he can do so from just a whiff of the breath of someone suspected of having the disease. According to a study published in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Blat had a success...