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  • Horrifying Massacre Of Dozens Of U.S. K9 Trained Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Massacred By Muslims In Kuwait

    11/16/2016 6:15:40 AM PST · by tekrat · 35 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 11/16/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    St. Francis once said: “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” This is the case every time. When someone is cruel to animals, they are cruel to human beings. In fact, Christianity is the best for the care of animals. Dozens of American-trained dogs were killed by a Kuwaiti-based company last week, according to multiple reports, though there are conflicting explanations for the deaths. While several news agencies reported the story, they fail to also report that...
  • A History of Hunting Dogs

    10/03/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/3/2016 | S Morstan
    Dogs and humans have a long history of friendship, and hunting has been one of the main reasons people have bred dogs over the centuries. There are ancient cave paintings depicting stories of dogs walking alongside man. The story goes back 20,000 years to the time of pre-agricultural hunter-gatherers. As far back as 12,000 years ago, there's evidence of dogs used for hunting, guarding and hauling weight. In most every culture, dogs have played a longstanding and important role. The ancient Chinese kept dogs as companions and for hunting. In Egypt, dogs held great cultural significance and were often mummified...
  • Stephens County Deputy Fired After K9 Officer Died While in His Care

    08/25/2016 11:37:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 25, 2016 | JOLEEN CHANEY
    A Stephens County deputy was fired after his K9 officer died while in his care. The incident came to light August and, since then, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has conducted an investigation and terminated Matthew Peck. The investigation has been turned over to the district attorney to decide if felony animal cruelty charges with be formally filed. "We were shocked, and we're saddened,” said Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney. “This is a loss of one of our deputies or K9 deputies." K9 Deputy Bak was just 2 years old when he joined the force, but his name will be...
  • Las Vegas: Friend's pit bull fatally mauls boy

    08/19/2016 4:33:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    KOLO ^ | Aug 18, 2016
    Police in Las Vegas say a dog that fatally mauled a 9-year-old boy was a family pet at a house the boy was visiting. ... Police Officer Jesse Roybal said .. animal control officers took custody of the dog, which was described as a pit bull.
  • NY Officer Names K-9 After Five Assassinated Dallas Officers

    08/14/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 14, 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    A law enforcement officer with the Suffolk County Police Department in New York has named a police K-9 after the five police officers who were assassinated in Dallas. The officers were murdered, and seven other officers were wounded, during a Black Lives Matter protest in July. The one-year-old German Shepherd has been named “Dallas V” by his partner Officer Kenneth Michaels.
  • Military K9 Handler Describes Hillary’s Profanity-Infused Tirade about His Dog

    08/07/2016 5:55:19 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 40 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 8/7/16 | Leslie Eastman
    Being a K9 handler in the Military I got to do a few details involving Distinguished Visitors. Mostly Generals, DOD Officials, and Secretaries of Defense. I was lucky enough to pull two awesome details. George W Bush, and Obama. GW looked at me, said “Man, who’d you piss off” high fived me, and continued on. I was climbing down from a catwalk I stood on for 4 hours with nothing but Dust and a radio to keep me company. The radio died early on. It was pretty sweet. Obama, as he was walking out to his plane in Turkey, said...
  • Military K9 Handler Describes Hillary’s Profanity-Infused Tirade about His Dog

    08/07/2016 8:08:38 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    © Copyright 2008-2016, Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 7:30am | Leslie Eastman
    Eric Bonner...the K9 serviceman offered on Facebook: Being a K9 handler in the Military I got to do a few details involving Distinguished Visitors. Mostly Generals, DOD Officials, and Secretaries of Defense... One of my Last details was for Hillary when she was Secretary of State. She was in Turkey for whatever reason. I helped with sweeps of her DV Quarters and staff vehicles. Her words to me? “Get that F**king dog away from me.” Then she turns to her Security Detail and berates them up and down about why that animal was in her quarters. For the next 20...
  • Military K9 handler unleashes on F-bombing Hillary

    08/04/2016 6:59:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/2/2016 | unknown
    A former military K9 handler, tasked with protecting Hillary Clinton overseas while she was U.S. secretary of state, is now caught up in the dog-eat-dog world of politics after posting his opinion of the Democratic Party nominee for president on Facebook. “It has nothing to do with her views,” Eric Bonner wrote. “It really doesn’t even matter about all the laws she broke. “It’s because she actually talked to me once. Almost a sentence,” he said. In Bonner’s original Facebook post on July 28, he describes how Clinton once flew into a blind rage, berating him and her security detail...
  • Horrifying Massacre Of Dozens of U.S. K9 Trained Bomb-sniffing Dogs Massacred By Muslims In Kuwait

    06/25/2016 10:35:38 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 40 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    St. Francis once said: “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” This is the case every time. When someone is cruel to animals, they are cruel to human beings. In fact, Christianity is the best for the care of animals. Dozens of American-trained dogs were killed by a Kuwaiti-based company last week, according to multiple reports, though there are conflicting explanations for the deaths. While several news agencies reported the story, they fail to also report that...
  • Police K-9 Dies After Being Left in Hot Patrol Car

    06/15/2016 9:04:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 15, 2016
    A police K-9 died after its handler left the dog in the back of a patrol car for nearly three hours. The Cherokee County Marshal’s Office and the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office were called out to the home of Cherokee County School Police Lt. Daniel Peabody on Friday after getting a call that the police dog had died, WSB-TV reports. Peabody arrived home around 4:15 p.m. and left the 4-year-old Belgian Malinois named Inka in the back of the car, with the engine turned off, while he dealt with another dog inside his home. “He gets out, turns the car off,...
  • Decorated Retired Police K9 Found Neglected and Starving

    06/03/2016 4:15:06 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 25 replies
    LawOfficer.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | none
    North Carolina police are investigating a case of abuse for a former police K9, who was left starving in a backyard, chained to a fence. According to Tilted Acres Rescue & Adoption, the dog whose name is Hope, was so emaciated and malnourished, that she ranked 1 on a body mass index of 1 to 9. This made her case the worst incident of abuse the shelter has ever seen.
  • Dog Tests Positive for Meth, Heroin

    05/22/2016 2:09:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | May 21, 2016 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Dog tests positive for meth, heroin TUSTIN, Calif. – A dog picked up during an arrest in Tustin, California has tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin, authorities said. Tustin Police Lt. Robert Wright tells CNN that the dog named Bubba was found in a hotel room after officers served an arrest warrant for Joshua West, 40, on March 22 in Orange County. West was on parole for drug violations, said Wright. Police reported illegal drugs were found in the room along with used needles. The dog was turned over to Orange County Animal Care (OCAC) and transported to its facility....
  • Police shoot, kill man after fatal stabbing of Port Authority K-9 officer

    02/01/2016 5:22:09 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 32 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | February 1, 2016 | Paula Reed Ward
    Police shot and killed a man Sunday afternoon near the East Busway in Wilkinsburg after they said he stabbed a Port Authority police dog to death. Bruce Kelley Jr., 37, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on Whitney Avenue after 4 p.m. The K-9 officer, Aren, was a 5-year-old German shepherd who worked patrol and explosives. He had been on the job for four years, said Chief Matt Porter of Port Authority police. According to superintendent Charles Moffatt of Allegheny County police, the incident was first called in to 911 dispatch at 3:37 p.m. after two Port...
  • CORONA: Stinky strategy punishes package pilferers(Corona, California)

    12/23/2015 12:01:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Anne Millerbernd
    CORONA: Stinky strategy punishes package pilferers Corona-area residents are setting out prop packages filled with poo to prevent pilfering. They say mail thieves are getting out of control in their neighborhoods. Fed up with thieves stealing their precious packages, Corona-area residents have banded together to teach them a smelly lesson. "They're calling it a movement," said Michaela Roekle, who set a box of her own out a few days ago. In a prop package with a fake address label attached, Roekle placed a special gift from her son, Braven, and dog, Midnight. It's sat on her stoop Tuesday, waiting for...
  • #JeSuisUnChien: Hero K9 Killed by Female Suicide Bomber in Paris

    11/18/2015 8:31:35 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-18-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    NEWS & POLITICS TRENDING ELECTION HOMELAND SECURITY PARENTING FAITH LIFESTYLE search font directup font directdown print FACEBOOKSHARE TWITTERTWEET GOOGLEPLUSSHARE EMAILEMAIL TRENDING #JeSuisUnChien: Hero K9 Killed by Female Suicide Bomber in Paris BY MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN NOVEMBER 18, 2015 CHAT 1 COMMENTS Earlier today, French police surrounded and then raided an apartment building in Saint-Denis, a suburb of Paris. According to French authorities, several radical Muslims were hiding in the building, among whom -- they suspected -- was the mastermind of the Paris attacks, Abdel-Hamid Abu Oud (also written as Abdelhamid Abaaoud). During the siege, at least three terrorists were...
  • Police considering charges against Oakland Raiders player accused of taunting K-9 officer

    11/10/2015 12:12:07 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 10, 2015
    PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County Police are considering charges against an Oakland Raiders football player for taunting a K-9 officer. The incident occurred after the Steelers game ended Sunday afternoon, according to officials.
  • TPD: Suspect shot after fighting with officer, trying to drown police K9 dies

    10/26/2015 3:43:25 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 77 replies
    Bay News 9 (Tampa) ^ | 10/26/15 | Jason Lanning/Erin Maloney
    TAMPA -- A suspect shot this morning after Tampa police said he attempted to drown an officer and a police K-9 has died of his injuries. Kobvey Igbuhay, 18, died at the hospital where he was taken after being shot during the altercation with an officer. Police said the altercation occurred after four suspects in a stolen car fled into a swampy area to elude police. Two other teens police said were in the stolen car and taken into custody were identified as Dominic Robles, 18, and Shakira Rodriguez, 18. Rodriguez was apprehended after hiding in the woods for more...
  • (Felony Stupid) ... Florida Drunk Driving Suspect Claims His Dog Was Driving the Car

    10/14/2015 1:25:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 13 October 2015 | Mark Molloy
    • Drunk driving suspect claims his dog was driving the car The dog was nowhere to be seen, but that didn’t stop one drunk driving suspect from blaming his pet. Florida resident Reliford Cooper III was arrested after crashing his car and promptly gave police a rather unbelievable 'excuse'. "Who was chasing me?" he asked the officer, adding: "My dog was driving that car, I ran 'cause I wanted to. You ain’t gonna find no drugs or guns on me." Mr Cooper is alleged to have ignored a stop sign and travelled across two ditches before crashing into an occupied...
  • Hoping to repay a debt, retired SEAL makes it his mission to help working dogs

    08/09/2015 5:29:21 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 9, 2015 | Mike Hixenbaugh
    In a darkened Iraqi suburb, Christmas Eve, 2006, a team of Navy SEALs moved quietly into position outside the home of a man known for training suicide bombers. The operation that night wasn’t unlike hundreds of others carried out by Naval Special Warfare Development Group during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But it’s one Jimmy Hatch won’t ever forget. He’d later learn that no amount of alcohol could erase the memory. It was chilly, not quite cold enough to see your breath. As the operators prepared to raid the home, a husky man popped his head out of an...
  • Search and Rescue Guru Trace Sargent

    07/31/2015 10:14:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/31/2015 | Tatiana Whitlock
    Looks can be profoundly deceiving. At first glance, Tracy “Trace” Sargent could easily be a high-powered corporate CEO or lead a marketing firm. This petite Georgia blond with a commanding presence and the charisma and intellect to match, looks like she would fit elegantly at the head of a boardroom. You certainly don’t envision this refined, vibrant woman with a sweet Southern drawl to be out enthusiastically hunting lost persons, getting dirty, crawling through rubble, or chasing down fugitives by moonlight. Yet that is exactly what she has been doing with her K9 partners for over 20 years, gracefully shattering...
  • K-9 dies in hot police car after being trapped for 10 hours

    07/18/2015 2:13:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2015 | Jareen Imam
    (CNN)—A police K-9 died Thursday evening after being left for hours inside his handler's patrol car. Zane, a 5-year-old bloodhound, was found dead at the handler's residence in Rockdale County, Georgia, according to Conyers Police Department spokeswoman Kim Lucas. The bloodhound worked as a tracking dog with the department for four years, three with his handler, Cpl. Jerahmy Williams. The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office responded to Williams' home Thursday and is conducting an investigation with the county district attorney's office.
  • Girlfriend Demands Man Sell His Dog, So He Takes Out an Ad… Now She’s Furious

    07/15/2015 11:47:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 113 replies
    When two people come together to form a relationship there are often adjustments in lifestyle that must be made by both parties. Recently, a man in Virginia was told by his girlfriend that she didn’t care for his dog, giving him the ultimatum that he must choose between her and the animal. So the man posted an ad to Craigslist explaining the situation and searching for a new home for his soon-to-be ex-companion.The ad read:“MY girlfriend does not like my beagle Molly. SO I have to re-home her. “She is a purebred from a wealthy area and I have had...
  • Ramsey Co. K-9 Handler Charged with Abusing his Dog Partner

    06/27/2015 7:25:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/26/15 | Dave Aeikens and Eric Chaloux
    A Ramsey County deputy is on administrative leave after he was charged with hitting his canine partner, the Carlton County Sheriff's Office said. The charges are from an incident that happened early June 15 at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton. The sheriff's office says 48-year-old Brett Arthur Berry is charged with assaulting a public safety dog and animal cruelty, both misdemeanors. Berry has been a Ramsey County deputy since 1996. Black Bear security told deputies they had been called into the Cobalt Lounge to ask a man to leave. Security followed him with video and saw him return to...
  • Choked out by suspect, police dog recovers to get his man, website reports

    06/15/2015 2:42:44 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    nola.com ^ | 6/15/15 | Kim Chatelain
    A canine deputy in Fort Myers, Fla., was rendered unconscious in a brutal struggle with a theft suspect outside a Wal-Mart but recovered during the fight and helped apprehend the man, according to the (Fort Myers) NewsPress.com. The suspect, later identified as Liferein Lenord Bell, 25, was allegedly trying to steal two area rugs by switching price tags when store security officers caught him Friday evening (June 12). Bell fought with the security officers and then with deputies who arrived on the scene but he was able to escape through the front door of the store, the website reported. A...
  • Police Dog Rescues Deputy After He's Ambushed By 3 Men

    05/28/2015 9:12:09 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 22 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 5-27-15
    A police K-9 came to the rescue of an officer who was being ambushed by three men and the dog most likely saved his life, authorities said today.
  • Police officer 'dragged into the woods to be killed by three men' saved when his K-9 chases after

    05/27/2015 9:40:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/15 | Chris Spargo
    They told him they were going to slit his throat, and they were dragging him toward the woods,' Chief Deputy Don Bass said according to The Clarion-Ledger. He said the men then planned on dumping the body after killing him. When asked if the incident might have something to do with recent gangs stating they would attack any police officers they encountered on sight, Bass said: 'At this point in time I don't care.' Regardless of their motivation, the men were quickly foiled when Frazier managed to unlock the back doors of his squad car using a pop mechanism that...
  • Miss. deputy assaulted in ambush, saved by K-9 (VIDEO)

    05/21/2015 7:45:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    guns.com ^ | 5/21/2015 | Jennifer Cruz
    A Hancock County sheriff’s deputy escaped a brutal attack by three men Monday night thanks to the help of a K-9 named Lucas. Investigators believe had it not been for his four-legged partner’s intervention, the deputy likely would have been killed. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. at a rural rest stop near Pearlington, Mississippi, less than five miles from the Louisiana border, when Deputy Todd Frazier noticed a blue Lincoln Town Car with no license plate occupied by a single individual who was sitting completely in the dark, The Sun Herald reported.
  • The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead

    03/18/2015 9:53:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 18, 2015 | Lauren Davis
    The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead Dr. Robert E. Cornish is probably best known for his 1930s revivification experiments with dogs, in which he claimed to bring dogs back from clinical death. He wanted to try a similar procedure on humans — and when a death row inmate volunteered, Cornish petitioned the state of California to let him play re-animator. Cornish's dog experiments would make most dog lovers cringe. Cornish would suffocate the dogs until they were clinically dead, and then he would place the bodies on a teeter board, rocking the...
  • Nevada Bill Would Allow Sick Pets to Use Medical Marijuana

    03/18/2015 10:16:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 17, 2015 | MICHELLE RINDELS
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. — Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.</p>
  • Police Dog Receives Final Guard Of Honour From Officers On His Way To Be Put Down

    02/26/2015 6:34:15 AM PST · by Doogle · 9 replies
    BUZZFEED news ^ | 02/23/15 | Richard James
    Judge the German shepherd helped make over 150 arrests during his long and distinguished career. Corporal Michael Franks took the heartbreaking decision to put the 9-year-old German shepherd down after watching his health deteriorate.
  • K-9 Who Served for Years Gets Hero’s Farewell as He Walks Into Vet’s Office for Last Time

    02/24/2015 8:02:12 AM PST · by God luvs America · 36 replies
    IJReview ^ | 2/24/2015 | Lawrence Bonk
    The unsung heroes of your community’s police force are its capable K-9 unit. These talented pooches can serve alongside a police force for upwards of a decade. As any pet owner knows, one of the hardest things in life is saying goodbye to your best friend. Police in West Deptford, New Jersey had to do just that late last week. Noted police dog Judge, who retired from active service in 2013, was given a hero’s farewell as he was walked into the vet’s office to be put down:
  • Beloved K9 gets police escort to be euthanized at Maine clinic

    02/23/2015 2:06:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies
    FoxNew.com ^ | 2/23/15 | AP
    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – A beloved K9 suffering from seizures and arthritis received a final salute and a police escort, with lights flashing, to the Maine vet clinic where he was euthanized. Dozens of officers and firefighters turned out this month to pay their respects to Sultan, a 13-year-old German shepherd who sniffed out drugs and bad guys with the Yarmouth Police Department. Officers gave a last pat or scratch to the dog. Then they provided an escort for Sultan's final trip to a veterinary clinic.
  • Vintage PHOTO: "Pupsicle" ... A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912

    02/22/2015 2:23:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Flickr via IO9 ^ | circa 1912 | Frank Hurley
    A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912 This poignant image (cheer up, buddy!) of a pup named "Blizzard" was taken in 1912 by Antarctic adventurer Frank Hurley, who two years later would be the photographer on Ernest Shackleton's famed Endurance Expedition. This shot is from the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which set out in 1911. Over a period of years, Hurley visited the frozen continent six times and came away with a trove of stirring images.
  • Police K9 attacks cop, doughnut shop worker, removed from force

    02/19/2015 2:55:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 19, 2015 | Lisa J. Huriash
    After biting two people within three months — a police officer and a doughnut shop worker — a Coconut Creek police dog has been bounced off the force.. Renzo, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, had been with the department about a year and a half. In November, he bit a Coconut Creek officer while tracking a suspect, wounding the officer's leg. In a more severe attack last week, Renzo burst from a squad car and tore into a doughnut shop employee's calf. The worker has hired a lawyer.
  • When did dogs become man's best friend?

    02/07/2015 12:25:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 6, 2015, 6:30 PM | By/Michael Casey//
    Using sophisticated 3D imaging to analyze several fossil skulls, a study in this week's Nature Scientific Reports found dogs emerged much more recently than previously thought. Other studies in recent years had suggested dogs evolved as early as 30,000 years ago, a period known as the late Paleolithic, when humans were hunter-gatherers. Abby Grace Drake, a biologist at Skidmore College and one of the co-authors of the latest study, said there is an abundance of evidence -- including the skulls as well as genetic and cultural evidence -- to show dogs arrived instead in the more recent period known as...
  • Biologist Drake helps answer key question in canine history [Dog Domestication]

    02/06/2015 11:03:34 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    Skidmore College ^ | February 5, 2015 | press release (via Archaeology)
    When did dogs first become domesticated? A sophisticated new 3D fossil analysis by biologists Abby Grace Drake, visiting assistant professor of biology at Skidmore, and Michael Coquerelle of the University Rey Juan Carlos contradicts the suggested domestication of dogs during the late Paleolithic era (about 30,000 years ago), and reestablishes the date of domestication to around 15,000 years ago... Whether dogs were domesticated during the Paleolithic era, when humans were hunter-gatherers, or the Neolithic era, when humans began to form permanent settlements and take up farming, is a subject of ongoing scientific debate. Original fossil finds placed dog domestication in...
  • Opinion: We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.

    03/03/2013 4:02:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    National Geographic News ^ | March 3, 2013 | Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods
    Scientists argue that friendly wolves sought out humans.In the story of how the dog came in from the cold and onto our sofas, we tend to give ourselves a little too much credit. The most common assumption is that some hunter-gatherer with a soft spot for cuteness found some wolf puppies and adopted them. Over time, these tamed wolves would have shown their prowess at hunting, so humans kept them around the campfire until they evolved into dogs. (See "How to Build a Dog.") But when we look back at our relationship with wolves throughout history, this doesn't really make...
  • Animal Connection: New Hypothesis for Human Evolution and Human Nature

    07/23/2010 3:11:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies · 1+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 20, 2010 | adapted from Penn State material written by Kevin Stacey
    It's no secret to any dog-lover or cat-lover that humans have a special connection with animals.... paleoanthropologist Pat Shipman of Penn State University argues that this human-animal connection goes well beyond simple affection. Shipman proposes that the interdependency of ancestral humans with other animal species... played a crucial and beneficial role in human evolution over the last 2.6 million years... "Having sharp tools transformed wimpy human ancestors into effective predators who left many cut marks on the fossilized bones of their prey," Shipman said. Becoming a predator also put our ancestors into direct competition with other carnivores for carcasses and...
  • Experts: Dogs originated in ancient Asia

    02/17/2004 2:20:26 PM PST · by presidio9 · 38 replies · 410+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2004
    <p>From Yorkshire terriers the size of a teacup to Irish wolfhounds near the size of a small pony, all dogs originated from a single species, probably an East Asian wolf seeking the warmth of the human hearth and an easy meal.</p>
  • Manhunt continues for two armed robbery suspects in Haines City (FL)

    01/16/2015 5:16:34 AM PST · by rarestia · 24 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, January 16, 2015, 7:50 AM | Jason Lanning
    A multi-unit suspect manhunt is ongoing in Polk County after an armed robbery Thursday afternoon led to a chase and the discovery of two apparent murder victims in a Haines City home. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, two armed and dangerous suspects remain at large. A search for the suspects is ongoing and residents in the Chanler Ridge community have been asked to stay in their homes and lock their doors. Meanwhile, some residents that tried to come home later have been kept out of their neighborhood since Thursday afternoon. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said that two...
  • Illegal Immigrant Sues Border Patrol Over Dog Bites Sustained During Drug Arrest

    12/11/2014 3:25:43 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Inquisiter ^ | December 11, 2014
    Illegal immigrant Jose Manuel Marino-Najera is suing the Border Patrol over dog bites he sustained after entering America illegally and carrying drugs into the country. Marino-Najera claims his human rights were violated after United States Border Patrol officers unleashed canine agents on him before he was arrested on a “cartel controlled” section of the Mexican border. Jose Manuel Marino-Najera reportedly became an illegal immigrant after choosing to have coyotes – human smugglers, help him get across the U.S. border with Mexico. To garner the help of the coyotes, Marino-Najera allegedly had to agree to tote a large bag full of...
  • Vintage PHOTO: Circa 1952 - "Koko" The Poodle Takes A Cigarette Break

    11/29/2014 8:47:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    New York Journal-American: Photographic Morgue ^ | January 17, 1952 | PHOTOGRAPHER - Garber, Maurey
    Taking a break from soliciting support for the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, "Koko" the poodle pauses for a cigarette.
  • Oregon Police Dog ‘Cash’ Fired for Poor Performance ... Fear of Heights and Unfitness for Duty Cited

    11/29/2014 6:37:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 28, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Oregon police dog ‘Cash’ fired for poor performance A Belgian Malinois trained to be the ninth member of a Cannon Beach, Oregon, police force has been given the boot, evidently unfit for the field of law enforcement. Two-year-old “Cash” was dismissed before he even got to see action, The Associated Press reported. Among his many faults: He was afraid of heights. He had barking difficulties. And he startled at the slightest of noises, AP reported. On top of that, he couldn’t perform one of his key roles — jumping into high spots, like counters, to sniff out drugs. Instead, he’d...
  • (The Man Bites Dog Corollary) The Dog Who Is Allergic to Humans

    11/29/2014 12:54:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies
    Vocativ.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Luke Malone
    Meet Adam, the Dog Who Is Allergic to Humans • The adorable black Labrador confounded Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis when he showed up with a mysterious inflammatory skin condition When Adam, a frail black Labrador, first arrived at Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis, he was a mess. His fur was coming out in clumps, revealing dry, cracked skin underneath, and the dog’s pained gnawing only exacerbated his condition. Robin Herman and the staff at the center tried their best to ease his mystery inflammatory disease by starting a regimen of steroids, medical baths and premium food. And...
  • Dog Shot Dead by SWAT Team During Alleged Dispute Over Neighborhood Dog Waste (Racine, WI)

    11/03/2014 8:01:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 3, 2014 | NINA GOLGOWSKI
    Dog shot dead by SWAT team during alleged dispute over neighborhood dog waste • A small dog was filmed being shot by advancing police officers in Racine, Wisc. on Saturday after police were called about violent threats made by the dog's owner, said a neighbor. Police Chief Art Howell said the owner threatened to kill the officers with an armor-piercing crossbow before setting his dog loose. A SWAT team sent to handle an alleged neighborhood dispute over dog waste ended up killing the dog, and igniting a firestorm of criticism against the local police force. In dramatic video capturing the...
  • Police dog dies after left in cruiser for 4 hours

    10/09/2014 3:20:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 58 replies
    MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A police dog in northeast Ohio died from heatstroke after being left in a police cruiser for more than four hours last month, officials said. The Montville Township police department K-9, Beny, died on Sept. 28 after Sgt. Brett Harrison left the dog in a cruiser in the station parking lot from about 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a statement from police Tuesday. The cruiser was off and the windows were closed.
  • Vintage Mugshot PHOTO … Circa 1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog”

    09/21/2014 2:37:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Eastern State Penitentiary ^ | circa 1924 | Eastern State Penitentiary
    1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog” Pep "The Cat-Murdering Dog" was a black Labrador Retriever admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary on August 12, 1924. Prison folklore tells us that Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot used his executive powers to sentence Pep to Life Without Parole for killing his wife’s cherished cat. Prison records support this story: Pep’s inmate number (C-2559) is skipped in prison intake logs and inmate records. The Governor told a different story. He said Pep had been sent to Eastern to act as a mascot for the prisoners. He and the Warden, Herbert “Hard-Boiled” Smith, were friends. Pep was...
  • The Dogs of War

    05/23/2014 1:17:01 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 2 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 2014 | Michael Paterniti
    Out in front of America’s troops, combat canines and their handlers lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on Earth.
  • Police K-9 found dead after SW Portland shooting

    04/16/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 4/16/14 | KGW.com staff
    A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from a gunshot wound after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, area residents and even TriMet bus drivers.
  • Portland Officer Shot, K-9 Killed in Gunfight

    04/16/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    KOIN ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Brent Weisberg
    The K-9 German Shepherd Portland police searched for much of Wednesday morning was found dead with at least one gunshot wound a little before 10 a.m. The dog was hurt during an officer-involved shooting just before 3 a.m. near Southwest Capitol Highway and Lobelia Street. A suspect, armed with a weapons similar to an AR-15 rifle, also wounded an officer, though those injuries are considered to be not life threatening. Earlier, officers were investigating a burglary at a uniform supply store that sold police equipment, where a vehicle was located with three suspects inside. Reese said officers saw three people...