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  • VA: Armed man Stops Dog Attack, Multiple Victims

    04/12/2018 12:10:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video  On Thursday morning, 29 March, 2018, a English Bull Terrier escaped from an apartment and started attacking people on the street. A man and a woman were bit on the arms and legs and were taken to the hospital.  People attempted to use several items to stop the attacks. They kicked at the dog. They beat it with a hammer.  They used pepper spray. Nothing worked until a man with a gun waited for the right moment, then shot the dog. Twice.  From wsls.com: Paul Burek saw it all unfold and rushed to help. He had...
  • Woman drops $19K on kidney transplant to save 17-year-old cat

    02/27/2018 5:03:41 AM PST · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/26/2018 | Chris Perez
    <p>How far would you go to save your favorite feline?</p> <p>Would you give up a new car? Cut back living expenses? Dip into your children’s college fund?</p> <p>Well, that’s exactly what Betsy Boyd did for her furry best friend Stanley after being told he would need a lifesaving kidney transplant.</p>
  • A little girl saw an emotional-support dog on a plane. It went for her face.

    02/23/2018 9:52:23 AM PST · by Gamecock · 99 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2/22/2018 | Kristine Phillips
    A dog injured a child onboard a Southwest Airlines flight, the latest incident in the controversy over allowing emotional-support animals on planes. It happened Wednesday night while passengers were boarding a Southwest flight from Phoenix to Portland, Ore. A spokesman for the airline said the dog’s teeth scraped the girl’s forehead as she approached the animal, causing a minor injury. Southwest said paramedics examined the girl, who was later cleared to continue on the flight. The dog and its owner remained in Phoenix while the plane left about 20 minutes behind schedule. Neither the girl nor the dog’s handler was...
  • Woman says she was bitten by emotional support dog in JetBlue check-in line

    11/14/2017 4:18:30 PM PST · by ransomnote · 55 replies
    ksbw.com ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | no byline
    SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. — A Massachusetts woman is still recovering more than a week after a pit bull bit her while she was waiting to check in for a flight. Brittany Langlois was standing in the check in line for JetBlue at the Orlando Airport before her flight back home when a pit bull tore at her leg. “The line kept moving and the next thing I know I am bit,” Langlois said. “I turn around and the owner is reeling the dog back in. Langlois was with her girlfriend Heather Cox and the couple immediately tried to find out if...
  • Firefighters kill snake that was biting woman's face

    07/29/2017 12:29:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 45 replies
    chroniclet ^ | July 27, 2017 | Jodi Weinberger
    SHEFFIELD LAKE — Firefighters came to the rescue of an East Lake Road woman when they cut the head off her pet boa constrictor that had wrapped around her neck and was biting her face. The Fire Department would not release the name of the woman but said she was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening. In a 911 call about 2 p.m. Thursday, the woman identifies herself as a 45-year-old who has 11 snakes — all ball pythons, except the two boa constrictors she had rescued Wednesday. She told the dispatcher that the other boa constrictor...
  • Cats 1,100 times as deadly to wildlife as lead poisoning?

    05/27/2017 6:26:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     Image from spiegel.com The number of animals that die from lead poisoning because of lead projectiles or lead sinkers on fishing tackle, is highly disputed. The high end estimates are about 10-20 million a year in the United States. Let us put that into perspective. Cats kill birds and small animals. Lead poisoning kills some birds and animals. Animals are killed in collisions with vehicles on our roads.  All animals die. How significant are these numbers?  In Internet wanderings I came across some numbers that show that estimates of the deaths by these various means are pretty wild. The...
  • Dogs can read human emotions, study finds (only other species shown to be capable of this)

    01/13/2016 5:26:46 PM PST · by presidio9 · 135 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Sophie Jamieson
    Dogs really are man's best friend, it seems, as researchers have shown they can recognise emotions in humans by combining information from different senses. They are the only creatures outside of humans who have been observed to have that ability. -SNIP- "Our study shows that dogs have the ability to integrate two different sources of sensory information into a coherent perception of emotion in both humans and dogs. "To do so requires a system of internal categorisation of emotional states. This cognitive ability has until now only been evidenced in primates and the capacity to do this across species only...
  • Brave dog Leo honored with monument in Serbian town (gave his life defending little girl)

    07/04/2015 6:09:06 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 4, 2015 | JOVANA GEC
    PANCEVO, Serbia (AP) — Normally, Leo would run away at the sight of a bigger dog. The small dachshund liked most to cuddle with his owners or ride in the back seat of the family car. But, one day Leo showed that true bravery knows no limits. When a raging bull-mastiff cross-breed last year attacked a 10-year-old girl, Leo fearlessly jumped to her rescue, barking and biting at the dog way above his size and strength. Leo paid with his life, but the citizens of this northern Serbian town have not forgotten. Two weeks ago, a life-size bronze statue of...
  • 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:
  • Dying man sees huge improvement after being reunited with cherished dog (w pixs & video)

    10/17/2014 6:45:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Not Stated
    James Wathen, 73, is a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky. His body frail and spirit weak, hospital staff were having difficulty improving Wathen's condition. But Wathen whispered that he was missing his beloved one-eyed-Chihuahua named Bubba, the nurses leant forth their greatest efforts to reunite Wathen with his dog. Nurses traced Bubba's trail to the Knox-Whitley animal shelter, where they learned that the dog had been placed with a foster family after Wathen was admitted to the hospital. Bubba too had been showing similar signs of emotional grief after being separated from his owner. On Saturday,...
  • Dog bites father, daughter at Albuquerque home

    08/03/2014 9:54:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 08/02/2014
    Albuquerque man was severely bitten when he tried to stop an attack on his daughter by the family's dog. ... 90-pound pitbull mix . ... The family must decide if they want to keep the dog or put it up for adoption
  • Pitbull attacks toddler

    07/26/2014 5:50:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    kesq ^ | Jul 25, 2014
    CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - A 1-year-old girl was bitten today on an ear, lip and cheek by her family's pit bull in Cathedral City. ... The girl was taken to a hospital, but her condition was not immediately available
  • Deadly dog mauling: Livonia man dies after two mastiffs attacked him as he jogged ( MI )

    07/25/2014 6:41:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    MLive-Flint Journal ^ | July 24, 2014 | Amanda Emery
    METAMORA TWP, MI – A Livonia man died after he was attacked by two large dogs while he was out for an evening run Wednesday evening, July 23, .. Metamora Township Police Chief David Mallett. ... Mallett said the dogs responsible for the attack are two 3-year-old Cane Corsos. A Cane Corso is described by the American Kennel Club as a "mastiff type" dog that ranges in size from 23 1/2 to 27 1/2 inches tall at the shoulder. ... Mallett said there was a report of a dog bite in May 2012 where the animal did come back to...
  • Hero Cat -- Attack Dog Euthanized [Don't blame me, I didn't write the headline.]

    05/25/2014 11:51:21 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 82 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/25/2014
    Every dog has it's day ... and in the case of the Lab/Chow mix that viciously attacked a little boy only to be scared off by hero cat -- his last day was Saturday. Sources at the Bakersfield animal shelter tell TMZ ... Scrappy was euthanized at the end of a 10-day hold following the attack. We're told the dog was aggressive during his stay at the shelter, even trying to bite a couple of employees. Scrappy was so ornery ... we're told he would try to attack staff even when they tried to give him food and water.
  • AMAZING VIDEO: Cat saves boy from dog attack in Southwest Bakersfield

    05/14/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 117 replies
    KERO ^ | 05/14/2014 | Derek VandeWeg, Anne Stegen
    A cat came to her best friend's rescue Tuesday when the young boy was attacked in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield. The surveillance video shows the boy playing on his bicycle when a dog sneaks up behind him and grabs his leg. The family's cat, named Tara, rushes the attacking dog and chased it away. The boy's mother, Eric Triantafilo, told 23ABC the boy needed a few stitches, but he is doing fine this morning.
  • Cat SAVES Boy From Dog Attack

    05/14/2014 1:32:51 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 102 replies
    Cat Saves Boy' From Dog Attack In Bakersfield
  • Watch a Hero Cat Charge Down a Dog Brutally Attacking a Child

    05/14/2014 3:33:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | may 14, 2014 | liz klimas
    A little boy was out enjoying his bicycle in his family’s driveway on Tuesday when out of no where he was attacked by a loose dog. Luckily, a hero cat was on hand to save the day — yes, a cat. The incident occurred just before 5 p.m., in Bakersfield, California, according to KERO-TV. Different angles from the home’s surveillance camera show the boy and then the dog prowling around the corner. When the canine spotted the boy on the other side of an SUV, he trotted over and then lunged, violently pulling the boy from his toddler bike. Then, the...
  • 1,000 dog deaths linked to ‘toxic jerky treats’

    More than 1,000 dog deaths may now be linked to toxic jerky treats according to the Food and Drug Administration. And the agency says since 2007, there have been almost 5,000 complaints of pet illnesses related to the treats.
  • Losing Your Best Friend

    We all know that it will not last forever. But when the end comes you’re never really ready to accept it. I had been through this before, but this one was the toughest. She was the one that had my heart more than any other. She was the one I will miss the most. She came into our lives as just a baby. We had a girl already and a boy. But our girl was at the end of her days. We did not want the boy to be left alone so we thought we would get him a...
  • Baltimore Woman Mauled To Death By Her Pit Bull Was Previously Attacked

    11/06/2013 10:20:10 PM PST · by Arthurio · 75 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/4
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)—It’s a horrific story of man’s best friend becoming a woman’s worst nightmare. A Northeast Baltimore woman was attacked and killed by her own dog. Rochelle Ritchie reports the pit bull had attacked before but was back in the owner’s custody. Advocates say the attack should not have happened. The woman had a huge gash on her face from a previous attack from her dog. Terry Douglass, 56, is the latest victim in Baltimore City to be killed by a pit bull, a dog she’s raised since it was a puppy.