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  • (CSI Poop Police) DNA Test Helps Enforce Pet Clean Up Policy

    02/09/2012 6:45:01 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | February 9, 2012 | Brad Wills
    DNA Test Helps Enforce Pet Clean Up Policy SAN DIEGO - The same DNA technology that has solved cold case murders is now being used to crack down on a whole new class of criminals: dog owners who don't clean up after their pets. "Unfortunately, people leave surprises in my yard, but I always carry plastic bags, so I can clean up those surprises," said dog owner Ted Stevens. Now, BioPet Vet Lab ,a company in Knoxville, Tenn., has developed technology that is says can identify the dogs that leave unwelcome calling cards on neighborhood lawns. The system, called Pooprints,...
  • Out for a walk with 42 Saint Bernard dogs (YouTube)

    02/05/2012 10:20:41 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Fox 43 WPMT ^ | February 3, 2012 | Lasquite
    Out for a walk with 42 Saint Bernard dogs Lasquite's Saint Bernards on Lasqueti Island Canada (Click onto the link to view the two-minute + video on the Fox 43 WPMT webpage)
  • Dog: Man's Best Friend for Over 33,000 Years (Oldest Known Evidence of Dog Domestication)

    02/05/2012 8:24:42 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 24, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    Dog: man's best friend for over 33,000 years He's been man's best friend for generations. An ancient dog skull found in Siberia and dating back 33,000 years presents some of the oldest known evidence of dog domestication. When combined with a similar find in Belgium, the two skulls indicate that the domestication of dogs by humans occurred repeatedly throughout early human history at different geographic locations -- rather than at a single domestication event, as previously believed. "Both the Belgian find and the Siberian find are domesticated species based on morphological characteristics," said Greg Hodgins, a researcher at the University...
  • Swiss village: pay your dog tax or Fido gets it

    01/10/2011 9:37:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/10/11 | AP
    GENEVA – A Swiss village has found a drastic way to compel dog holders to pay their pet's annual tax: cough up, or the dog gets it. .. a law from 1904 allows the village to kill dogs if its owner does not pay the canine charge.
  • TRENDING: Obama: They talk about me like a dog

    09/06/2010 1:36:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 401 replies
    CNN ^ | September 6th, 2010 | Alexander Mooney
    <p>"Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time and they're not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That's not in my prepared remarks, but it's true," he told a crowd largely consisting of union members.</p>
  • Diabetes Diagnosis for Jerry Douthett: Dog Ate Toe

    08/05/2010 4:01:52 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    abc ^ | 8-4-10 | COURTNEY HUTCHISON
    Most pet owners would be irate if their dog bit off one of their toes, but Jerry Douthett, of Rockford, Mich., is nothing but grateful: this canine feat may have saved his life. A Michigan man loses a toe to his dog, resulting in a diabetes diagnosis.Douthett was alerted to the seriousness of a bone infection in his foot, resulting from previously undiagnosed Type II diabetes, when his terrier Kiko bit off his big toe while he was passed out drunk, according to The Grand Rapids Press
  • Neglected German shepherd ("Courage") looks like new dog (great picture!)

    04/23/2010 4:33:02 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 96 replies · 2,137+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | April 23, 2010 | OCR
    About Courage: A 3-year-old German shepherd was taken by a Good Samaritan to an Orange County veterinary clinic April 7 near death from starvation. German Shepherd Rescue Group of Orange County stepped in and offered to pay for the dog's care.
  • Carbon Pawprints (Save The Earth -Eat Your Pet)

    10/23/2009 4:42:51 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 48 replies · 2,753+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Ocyober 23, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Environmentalism: As polls show belief in global warming is dropping, a new study suggests that dogs and cats, like people, are a plague upon the earth. They say people should have edible pets. Here, kitty, kitty. A new Pew Research Center study conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 4 says the number of Americans who think there's solid evidence the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades has plummeted from 71% in April 2008 to 57% today. Over the same period, there's been a comparable decline in the proportion of Americans who say global temperatures are rising...
  • Fido, a.k.a. the climate criminal ('pets that treat Gaia like a fire hydrant')

    10/27/2009 1:44:34 PM PDT · by missycocopuffs · 19 replies · 617+ views
    LA Times ^ | October 27, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    The government cannot have my dog. Don't tell that to the authors of the new book, "Time to Eat the Dog?: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living." The authors calculate that dog owning is much worse than SUV driving for the planet. So when you see a car heading to the dog park with some very happy labs drooling out the window, you should think "climate criminals." Meanwhile, in less surprising news, cats (long known as the handmaidens of Satan) have roughly the ecological paw print of a Volkswagen Golf.
  • Costumes for Fido

    10/16/2007 1:30:29 PM PDT · by Dysart · 19 replies · 50+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 10-16-07 | HEATHER SVOKOS
    Sometimes, we don't want to look too deeply into our souls. We don't really want to find out what it says about us that we get a kick out of pets dressed up in Halloween costumes.So we swallow our shame, we bury our dogs' dignity beneath tutus and devil horns, and we laugh. We can't help it. They're too unspeakably adorable and hilarious.It doesn't help that each year, pet costumes become not only more elaborate but more ubiquitious: You can barely run into Petco for a rawhide without smacking into a rack filled with ladybugs, bees and dinosaurs.This year, according...
  • Costumes for Fido

    10/16/2007 1:22:51 PM PDT · by Dysart · 4 replies · 60+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 10-16-07 | HEATHER SVOKOS
    Sometimes, we don't want to look too deeply into our souls. We don't really want to find out what it says about us that we get a kick out of pets dressed up in Halloween costumes.So we swallow our shame, we bury our dogs' dignity beneath tutus and devil horns, and we laugh. We can't help it. They're too unspeakably adorable and hilarious.It doesn't help that each year, pet costumes become not only more elaborate but more ubiquitious: You can barely run into Petco for a rawhide without smacking into a rack filled with ladybugs, bees and dinosaurs.This year, according...
  • Now boarding: Fluffy and Fido

    09/27/2007 6:37:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 355+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/27/07 | Nick Divito - ap
    NEW YORK - SuNae Martz is a 10-year-old jetsetter who's crisscrossed the globe more than once. The catch: SuNae is a dog -- a fluffy white coton de tulear, to be exact. Her owner, Gayle Martz, takes her everywhere she flies, from Paris to New York to Los Angeles. But SuNae doesn't fly in the belly of the plane like common cargo. She's first class, in the cabin under Martz's seat. "I don't check my jewelry, and SuNae is my most precious jewel," said Martz, a former flight attendant-turned entrepreneur who created and sells a soft-sided pet carrier, the Sherpa...
  • "...Capture some dogs of the Christians so that we can liberate

    10/01/2006 1:04:14 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 27 replies · 967+ views
    Town Hall.com ^ | October 1, 2006 | Gabrielle Cusumano
    IRAQ: AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ'S NEW LEADER ISSUES MESSAGE Baghdad, 28 Sept. (AKI) - The proclaimed heir to al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has urged his supporters to capture foreigners and use them as bargaining chips to free a Muslim cleric in the US. "I call on every holy fighter in Iraq to strive during this holy month (Ramadan)... to capture some dogs of the Christians so that we can liberate our imprisoned sheikh," said the speaker, identified as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, referring to sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, in jail in the US since 1995 for the attack two...
  • Making Robots for the Home or a Battlefield

    08/16/2006 7:23:57 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 6 replies · 427+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 12, 2006 | JUSTON JONES
    Q. You recently won some big contracts with the United States military and the German military for your PackBot robots, which can be used to dispose of improvised explosive devices. A. The use of I.E.D.’s by the enemy, specifically in Iraq, is driving this interest. Locating these bombs is extremely threatening and then to defuse them is an incredibly challenging job. Robots are proving to be highly effective to address this. Now, rather than put a soldier at risk, you can put a robot at risk. Q. Where are those robots being used now? A. We have over 500 PackBot...
  • Revealed: the man who killed 10,000 dogs

    07/16/2006 4:42:30 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 265 replies · 3,845+ views
    timesonline.com ^ | 7/16/06 | Daniel Foggo
    THE secret slaughter of at least 10,000 racing greyhounds by one man has been exposed by an undercover investigation. For the past 15 years David Smith, a builders’ merchant, has been killing healthy greyhounds no longer considered by their trainers to be fast enough to race. He buries them in a one-acre plot at the back of his home in Seaham, Co Durham. Last week The Sunday Times covertly filmed Smith on two consecutive days receiving greyhounds from trainers before killing them with a bolt gun, dumping them in the plot and covering over the “graves” using a mechanical digger....
  • It's a dog's life, if you're dinner

    02/03/2006 3:07:30 PM PST · by pissant · 14 replies · 238+ views
    smh.com ^ | 2/3/06 | Mary Ann Toy
    In the Year of the Dog, life for China's canines can mean wearing a Gucci coat and eating gourmet meals or becoming a fur coat and a traditional "warming" winter casserole. Mao Zedong's dictum that pets were a bourgeois conceit has long been brushed aside as China's new rich and middle classes buy dogs as pets and splurge on designer accessories, along with acupuncture, daycare and spa treatments, for them. But animal rights activists estimate that at least 10 million dogs are still being killed in appalling ways for food and their pelts. France's Society for the Protection of Animals...
  • Frank: Let's get Fido out, too

    09/24/2005 2:49:18 AM PDT · by Panerai · 22 replies · 725+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 24, 2005 | Dave Wedge
    As another killer hurricane was set to slam the Gulf Coast, Bay State Congressman Barney Frank signed onto a bill that would block federal aid to states without plans to evacuate pets. The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act filed Thursday by Frank and four other congressmen would require states to submit plans to rescue animals or risk losing federal dollars for disaster preparedness. But Frank yesterday seemed unclear on the details of the bill he co-sponsored, saying it is not tied to funding. "Nobody would tie (states) down on funding. It wouldn't cut money off but it says they...
  • My dog

    07/17/2004 3:35:28 AM PDT · by The Other Harry · 33 replies · 658+ views
    July 17, 2004 | self / vanity
    I've had my SPCA mutt, Peppi, for about 2 1/2 years now. The amount of knowledge he has accumulated in just the past 6 months absolutely amazes me. Cars come and go all the time. People walk up and down the street. He knows who is who. He used to be indiscriminate in his reactions. Not anymore. He now has everyone sorted out. If a neighbor pulls up in their car, he doesn't move an inch. If a UPS truck pulls up, he goes nuts. If the postman walks down the other side of the street, even while the TV...
  • A not quite purr-fect project - Despite selling only 12 of his pet doorbells...

    11/27/2002 5:51:59 PM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies · 750+ views
    Philli dot COM ^ | Posted on Mon, Nov. 25, 2002 | By Reid Kanaley
    Posted on Mon, Nov. 25, 2002 A not quite purr-fect projectDespite selling only 12 of his pet doorbells, Tony Vena remains optimistic.By Reid KanaleyInquirer Staff Writer When Phoenix, a 9-year-old tabby cat, wants in or out of the house, he rings the doorbell.By pawing at special switches mounted cat-high inside and outside of his Vincentown, N.J., house, loud chimes announce Phoenix's need for egress or ingress.The cat's owner, Tony Vena, 72, a talkative former Philadelphia parking lot operator now living in busy semi-retirement, thinks he is on to something with that doorbell - which he invented with an eye...