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  • Multi-Millionaire Dog Receives Death Threats (Leona Helmsley's Heir)

    12/04/2007 7:39:00 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies · 178+ views
    Ananova ^ | Ananova
    Multi-millionaire dog receives death threats A dog left £6million by her late owner has been moved to a safe house after receiving death threats. Trouble, a small white Maltese, inherited her fortune from property and hotel billionaire Leona Helmsley. The dog came out significantly better in its owner's will than members of the Helmsley family - two of her grandchildren received nothing. But the so-called Queen of Mean's multi-million dollar trust fund for Trouble may have backfired. The New York Post reports that Trouble's new guardians have received around two dozen death threats directed at the bitch. Two months ago,...
  • Police: Dog Shows Signs Of Rape (Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Offers $2000 Reward)

    11/21/2007 3:37:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 348+ views
    MyFoxPhoenix.com ^ | 20 Nov 2007 | MyFoxPhoenix.com
    Police: Dog shows signs of rape It's a crime so disgusting that Sheriff Joe is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone who can help catch these sick criminals. Police say a year-old Russell Terrier was dropped off at a valley animal hospital where vets determined the dog had been raped. Witnesses have described to police who they saw going into and leaving the clinic around the time the dog was dropped off. Anyone with information about this case can call the Sheriff's Department. Note: Click on the MyFoxPhoenix.com link to watch the video news report of this story.
  • Orlando School Uses Extra-Sensitive Dog As Counselor For Students

    11/12/2007 12:53:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 350+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 9, 2007 | Susan Jacobson
    Freedom Middle School Orlando school uses extra-sensitive dog as counselor for students Mr. Harv instinctively picks up on body language, facial expressions and tone of voice. Susan Jacobson Sentinel Staff Writer November 9, 2007 When Mr. Harv goes to school, he spends his time playing ball, sitting on students' laps and lying down on the job. It's all in a day's work for Harv, Freedom Middle School's unofficial mascot and Central Florida's only known full-time canine counselor. At Freedom, every day is a dog day. Students greet Harv with hearty "hellos" and a vigorous belly rub. If there's a crisis...
  • Police dog killed on a manhunt

    10/25/2007 7:53:38 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 2 replies · 37+ views
    The Columbian ^ | October 24, 2007 | JOHN BRANTON,
    BRUSH PRAIRIE - The tracking dog Dakota was shot and killed Tuesday as teams of SWAT officers closed in on an armed convicted murderer - who allegedly had told an acquaintance he wanted to "kill a cop." Dakota, a 5-year-old German shepherd owned by the Vancouver Police Department, was shot in the head and killed about 3 ½ hours after police were called to the Lewis & Clark Railway Co. tracks just east of Northeast Caples Road in Brush Prairie. No one else was reported injured during the manhunt, which ended with the alleged gunman's arrest. Police fired no shots....
  • Charged with taunting K-9, man lands in doghouse- attack on 6th amendment

    10/11/2007 5:38:57 PM PDT · by I_Like_Spam · 25 replies · 631+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | October 11,2007 | Linda Wilson Fuoco
    A North Side man discovered the hard way that taunting and threatening a police officer's K-9 dog is a felony offense in Pennsylvania. Kenneth King, 23, of 106 Sherman Ave., has been in the Allegheny County Jail since Sunday because he has been unable to come up with the $100,000 bond set by District Judge Eugene Ricciardi.
  • North Side man jailed for taunting police dog

    10/10/2007 9:04:06 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies · 763+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 10, 2007 | Jill King Greenwood
    A dog-taunting charge has put a North Side man behind bars on $100,000 bond. Kenneth King, 23, is charged with taunting Benny, the German shepherd partner of Pittsburgh police Officer Ron Absted, according to an arrest affidavit. Police said King screamed and swore at the dog Sunday afternoon outside a Cedar Avenue gas station and threatened to cut the dog with a knife. "He's never broken the law before, so I don't think he realizes how serious this situation is," said King's mother, Annette Cash, of the North Side. "But to give him a bail that high? People have been...
  • Oklahoma Teen Bitten Between Legs By K9 Cop

    09/22/2007 5:57:57 AM PDT · by philo · 111 replies · 1,063+ views
    KFOR/NBC News Channel ^ | 9/21/2007 12:53:13 PM | Russell Carter
    Oklahoma Teen Bitten Between Legs By K9 Cop By Russell Carter KFOR/NBC News Channel OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Oklahoma City police are facing allegations of brutality, after a 15-year-old boy claims officers used a K-9 to help arrest him and then bite him between his legs. 15-year-old Mark Adkins is now facing several charges after taking a joy ride in stolen car and getting into a short pursuit with police in southwest Oklahoma city. But along with the charges he's now facing an uphill battle with his health after being captured by a K-9 officer that tore away flesh along...
  • Pictures Of Dogs “Arrested” By The Police (Iranian Police "Arrest" Dogs For "Immodesty")

    09/14/2007 7:02:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies · 2,441+ views
    An Iranian looking at Iran as a foreigner… ^ | September 12th, 2007 | Kamangir
    I remember hearing a short while ago that the Islamic Republic Police had “arrested” dogs, as a part of their “fight against immodesty”. Today, a very good friend sent a set of pictures of the arrested dogs. Clearly, these dogs are not meant to live in the conditions they are being kept, but, anyways, they do not treat human beings anything better.
  • Police Dog Bitten by Snake During Burglary Investigation (VA)

    09/11/2007 8:15:18 PM PDT · by RDTF · 12 replies · 420+ views
    WJLA 7 DC ^ | September 11, 2007 | Not specified
    Prince William County police say a K-9 dog investigating a store burglary in Manassas was bitten by a poisonous snake. -snip- Police say "Koda" was assisting a police officer when he was bitten by a copperhead snake while searching the surrounding area for the burglary suspects. Koda was transported to a local veterinarian hospital and was treated for the bite. Officials say the K-9 will be temporarily off duty and is expected to make a full recovery. -snip-
  • Has A Mythical Beast Turned Up In Texas? (Chupacabra Or Ugly Dog? You Decide)

    08/31/2007 7:31:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 5,790+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 31, 2007 | ELIZABETH WHITE
    Has a mythical beast turned up in Texas? By ELIZABETH WHITE, Associated Press Writer August 31, 2007 Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She's been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it. But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra. "It is one ugly creature," Canion said, holding the head of the...
  • Thieves switch Mexican police dog for mongrel pup[drug dog Rex IV kidnapped]

    08/26/2007 7:44:04 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies · 695+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 26, 2007
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A top police sniffer dog working for an elite Mexican drug squad was stolen during an airport transfer by thieves who left a mixed-breed puppy in its place, the attorney general's office said. Rex IV, a highly trained Belgian Malinois sheepdog with a string of drug hauls behind him, was checked on to a flight from Mexico City this week with seven other police dogs bound for an operation in the northern state of Sinaloa. But when the dogs arrived at Mazatlan airport, Sinaloa, their police handlers discovered a small black mongrel puppy inside Rex IV's...
  • How a Police Dog, Troy the Dutch Shepherd, Led to Michael Vick's Downfall

    08/26/2007 4:46:18 PM PDT · by Shermy · 23 replies · 2,221+ views
    AOL sports ^ | August 24, 2007 | Michael Smith
    One of the aspects of the Michael Vick dog fighting investigation that hasn't gotten much attention is how it all started. So let's explain: It all started with a dog named Troy. Troy is a Dutch shepherd (that's a Dutch shepherd in the photo, but it's not Troy) who joined the police department in Hampton, Va., last year. During a patrol outside a Hampton nightclub in April, Troy alerted his handler that he smelled drugs in the trunk of a car. Police found marijuana in the car, which turned out to belong to Vick's cousin, Davon Boddie. After arresting Boddie,...
  • Chandler police dog left in car dies

    08/13/2007 10:41:08 PM PDT · by yorkie · 93 replies · 2,681+ views
    East Valley Tribune (AZ) ^ | August 13, 2007 | Christian Richardson
    Sgt. Tom Lovejoy, who heads the six-dog K-9 unit, found the 5-year-old Belgian Malinois when he walked out to the vehicle parked at his home, police spokesman Sgt. Rick Griner said.
  • Police Dog Who Helped in 9-11 Recovery Dies (Pentagon)

    08/04/2007 8:32:47 PM PDT · by RDTF · 40 replies · 1,208+ views
    imsurroundedbyidiots ^ | August 2, 2007 | Timothy Watson
    Stryker worked some of the most high-profile cases in our area. After the terrorist plane crash into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 the German Shephard--along with his handler, Park Police Officer Alice Hanan, searched through the rubble brought from the building. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) says Stryker made 108 finds in the disaster’s aftermath. Stryker helped search for missing persons Michelle Dorr, Susan Stottmeister and Chandra Levy. He was also brought in after the water taxi accident in Baltimore Harbor in 2004. The dog also helped in 113 drug arrests that resulted in $152,923 worth...
  • Dogs are essential tools for Border Patrol agents

    08/01/2007 9:10:44 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies · 577+ views
    KENS 5 Border Bureau ^ | 08/01/2007 | Angela Kocherga
    The Border Patrol is beefing up its forces with thousands of new agents, and for some, that also means training their four-legged partners. Dogs play an increasingly important role in border security, and KENS 5 got a look inside the National Canine Facility in El Paso. Clay Thomas and his partner Jacko the dog search vehicles during a demonstration at the canine training facility, and in a matter of seconds, it's clear to Jacko that there's something — or someone — hidden in a truck. Jacko has a proven track record at real checkpoints, having found more than 200 people...
  • PETA'S GOT BETTER FRIENDS THAN MICHAEL VICK (Strange Bedfellows)

    07/20/2007 7:57:37 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies · 1,622+ views
    espn.go.com ^ | July 20, 2007 | Bomani Jones
    PETA'S GOT BETTER FRIENDS THAN MICHAEL VICK Even if Vick wins his legal battle, here's a hint that the PR war will be a bloodbath. In a show of its political clout, PETA sent a letter in conjunction with longtime allies Russell Simmons and Al Sharpton to Falcons owner Arthur Blank, NFL commish Roger Goodell and Vick's corporate sponsors condemning dogfighting. At every turn, people around Vick have anonymously thrown him under the bus. Coincidentally, PETA's friends use their names for the very same reason. Oh yeah, Vick's in bad shape. Really, is there a worse pair of enemies for...
  • PETA workers scheduled for trial

    06/27/2007 4:20:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 577+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2007
    Two PETA employees accused of stealing a hunting dog and discarding its electronic tracking device are scheduled to go to trial today in Southampton General District Court. Carrie Beth Edwards and Andrea Florence Benoit face grand larceny and petty larceny charges. Southampton County police say they pulled over Edwards and Benoit in a van registered to Norfolk-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and found the dog inside.
  • DEA agents searched PETA's headquarters PETA Kills Animals: The Drug-Laced Update

    06/27/2007 6:28:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies · 1,079+ views
    Yesterday afternoon in Norfolk, Virginia, the Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported that the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has developed a particular interest in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals . On April 18 a dozen DEA agents searched PETA's headquarters for records related to how the group uses--and trains its staff to use--controlled substances. We already know what the drugs are used for: PETA has killed over 14,000 helpless dogs and cats since it started reporting the practice in 1998. But since the animal-cruelty trial of two PETA employees closed three months ago, we have been wondering whether the feds would...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Judge Reminds PETA That Dognapping Is A Felony

    06/28/2007 12:14:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies · 1,545+ views
    Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | June 27, 2007 | Center for Consumer Freedom
    SPECIAL REPORT: Judge Reminds PETA That Dognapping Is A Felony June 27, 2007 Yesterday, the latest People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) employee to run afoul of the law made her get-out-of-jail-free arguments before a Virginia judge. It didn’t go too well. At the end of a 90-minute “probable cause” hearing in the aptly named town of Courtland, Virginia, PETA worker Andrea Florence Benoit stood charged with the October 2006 felony theft of a hunting dog. And we learned a great deal more about this disturbing case, and just how far PETA will go to substitute its judgment...
  • Wish your pets could talk to you? Well, they do (Interpreting dog talk)

    06/23/2007 8:38:25 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 4 replies · 269+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 06/19/07 | Kim Campbell Thornton
    ...Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could talk, like Dr. Doolittle, to the animals? Of course it would, but take heart: We actually can talk with them, in a manner of speaking. Human vocabulary may elude our pets, but they all communicate in consistent ways. By learning to read their tails, ears, fur and vocalizations, we can become fluent in such foreign tongues as Siamese and Persian, Pekingese and Bernese.