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  • 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 · 132 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 ^ | 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.
  • W. Ind. police dog bites boy during demonstration (Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Week )

    10/25/2013 9:27:27 PM PDT · by Ken H · 22 replies
    Indy Chanel - WRTV ^ | 10/22/2013 | Derrik Thomas
    BRAZIL, Ind. - A western Indiana police department's search dog is off the job after biting an 11-year-old boy's leg during a demonstration inside the county courthouse. Brazil police chief Clint McQueen says the boy suffered puncture wounds to his calf when the dog bit him during a mock drug search being done for elementary school students as part of a Red Ribbon Awareness week kick-off event at the Clay County Courthouse. Judge J. Blaine Akers arranged for K-9 teams to carry out a simulated drug raid, to educate a group of fifth-graders about drug awareness. A small amount of...
  • Police Believe Woman Eaten By Dozens Of Hybrid Wolf-Dogs After She Died

    09/25/2013 8:33:57 PM PDT · by eartrumpet · 24 replies
    Kentucky authorities believe that a woman was eaten by dozens of her pet wolf-dogs after she died. The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office told WFIE-TV that when they conducted a welfare check on 67-year-old Patricia Ritz, they found a human skull and jawbone as 50 hybrid wolf-dogs roamed her Fordsville property. Officials believe they are the remains of Ritz. WHAS-TV reports that neighbors called authorities after she wasn’t seen for more than a week. She reportedly told her neighbors that she wasn’t feeling well recently. Ohio County Animal Control came to Ritz’s property in an effort to gather up the dogs,...
  • 15-year-old recovering from 100 puncture wounds after pit bull puppies attack

    07/10/2013 10:15:58 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 53 replies
    Khou ^ | July 10
    NORTHEAST HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A 15-year-old old girl is recovering from more than 100 puncture wounds on one leg and slashes on the other after a vicious dog attack in her own backyard. Deputies said her own two pit bull puppies turned on her in an instant. It happened around 1:30 p.m. in the 12000 block of N. San Circle Drive. According to investigators, the teenager was giving the puppies food and water when they lunged at her. The two 8-month-old dogs had the girl pinned on the ground and were reportedly biting her repeatedly. Family members were able...
  • Woman Hospitalized by Dog Attack ( Stockton )

    07/10/2013 4:00:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    FOX40 ^ | 06/11/13 | Andria Borba
    Sitting in her hospital room at St. Joseph’s in Stockton, Samantha Williams can manage a smile despite the vicious Pit Bull attack that nearly killed her on Friday. Williams says she was sitting in her boyfriend’s bedroom while he was at the store buying a soda, when his roommate’s dogs, Rhino and Watters, walked in. “They had me. They had me. I was just trying to keep my arms up. My face away. They had me. They had my leg,” Williams told FOX40. She says the attack lasted only 20 seconds before another roommate heard what was going on. “If...
  • Bull Terrier 'Bites Head Off Harmless Pet' ( UK )

    07/10/2013 3:55:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Sky News ^ | Jul 8, 2013
    Police have seized a Staffordshire bull terrier which allegedly bit the head off a family pet dog in a vicious attack. Gemma Antell claimed her pet Pomeranian, Elvis, was decapitated outside the home of her mother-in-law in Warrington on Saturday after the larger dog entered the front garden, dragging its handler behind it. After the attack on Elvis, a member of the public took a picture of the Staffordshire bull terrier and the woman holding its leash, whose arm was covered in blood. Gemma posted the picture onto Twitter in an attempt to identify the owner. "The dog literally ripped...
  • Washington man fights off vicious dog attack with knife

    07/10/2013 3:43:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Komo ^ | Jul 10, 2013
    WHITE CENTER, Wash. - A 66-year-old man pulled his knife in a fight for his life early Wednesday when three dogs, including a bull mastiff and a pit bull, viciously attacked him in White Center. Deputies say the man suffered bite wounds all over his body - including a severe bite wound to the neck - and is lucky to have survived the attack. ... the dog owner will not likely face charges because the dogs escaped from a locked yard. The dogs will be evaluated and checked for rabies before authorities decide whether to return them to their owner.
  • Pit Bull Mauls Child To Death In Union City

    06/18/2013 8:37:44 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 32 replies
    CBS ^ | 6.18.13
    UNION CITY (CBS SF) — A six-year old boy was mauled to death by a pit bull at a home in Union City Monday morning, according to Union City police. Fire crews and an ambulance were called to an address on Elizabeth Way about 11 a.m. Monday morning. The victim, identified as Dixon resident Nephi Selu, was taken to Stanford Hospital where neighbors of the family say the boy died. Police said the boy was visiting relatives and had been playing with the dog in the backyard when the dog attacked him, biting him on the top of his head....
  • Two day old baby attacked by pit bull

    05/26/2013 12:20:53 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 90 replies
    kwch ^ | 5-24
    by Christina Taylor KWCH 12 Eyewitness News 3:08 p.m. CDT, May 24, 2013 (COFFEYVILLE, Kan.)— A brand new baby was attacked by a pit bull in Coffeyville. Police say the dog severely injured the two day old girl. The pit bull belonged to her family. She was initially taken to the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries. She was then transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and is listed in stable condition.
  • Florida Dog Shoots Owner, Gregory Dale Lanier, in Leg

    02/27/2013 10:33:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 27, 2013 | KATE STANTON
    A Florida dog didn't quite live up to his species' reputation as man's best friend, accidentally shooting his owner in the leg with a .380 pistol on a car ride, Highlands Today reported Monday. Gregory Dale Lanier, 35, of Sebring, Fla., didn't know the gun resting on the floor of his truck was loaded until his dog accidentally (we can only assume) kicked it and it fired a bullet into Lanier's leg. "Lanier said he heard boom, saw smoke and felt a burning in his leg," Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr said. Police did not arrest the dog. This isn't...
  • Dog tracks down ailing owner at hospital

    10/05/2012 11:22:04 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 3 replies (NY-Fox 5) ^ | Updated: Oct 05, 2012 8:48 AM CDT | ADRIENNE SUPINO
    Zander, a husky, was so upset when his owner was hospitalized that the pooch tracked him down and paid him a visit. John Dolan was hospitalized with a skin condition last week. His wife says their dog Zander took it hard. She says the dog sulked and even cried. Then Zander, seemingly decided he had to be by his owner's bedside. Zander broke out of the Bay Shore home and made his way to the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center more than 2 miles away. The four-legged friend likely went under the Robert Moses Parkway and across a busy four-lane...
  • 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 ^ | January 24, 2012 |
    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...
  • Dog saves family after severe snow causes roof to collapse

    02/07/2011 9:19:09 AM PST · by Immerito · 38 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 31, 2011 | Myrna Holguin
    Hercules, a five year old boxer, saved his family from a roof collapse in their Long Island home after severe snow cause the roof to come crashing down. In the wake of severe snow storms that have struck the New York area, authorities are now urging property owners to clear the snow off their roofs to prevent possible harm and injury. The event began Saturday night when the normally quiet Hercules began to bark as the Hatzis family slept reports Newsday. His barks alerted the family to ominous cracking sounds from their garage, prompting the family to rescue their car...
  • 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.
  • Loyal guide dog gets owner home from 120-mile journey before collapsing and dying

    04/05/2010 6:14:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies · 1,206+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Loyal guide dog gets owner home from 120-mile journey before collapsing and dying By Daily Mail Reporter A loyal guide dog defied an massive tumour to get his owner home safely after a 120-mile trip before collapsing and dying. Comet the Labrador retriever braved his painful condition so that David Quarmby, 61, could get home safely from his train and bus journeys. Minutes after they arrived at Mr Quarmby's home in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, from Birmingham, Comet collapsed and died while being given anaesthetic by a vet. Mr Quarmby said: 'He got me off the bus, across the road and...
  • Rambunctious Dogs (cool video)

    02/27/2010 9:33:18 AM PST · by FredJake · 8 replies · 738+ views
    Take a break from the depressing news and laugh a little bit while watching this cool video dogs just doing funny and unexpected things. Follow this link to see the video of the Rambunctious dogs.
  • B.C. family's dog saves boy from cougar attack .

    01/03/2010 7:50:36 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 38 replies · 1,866+ views ^ | Jan. 03 2010 | Douglas Quan
    A cougar attacked a B.C. family's golden retriever Saturday night after the dog stepped in between the cougar and an 11-year-old boy. Police, who later shot the cougar dead, credited the 18-month-old dog -- Angel -- for saving the boy's life.
  • Dog refuses treat from Obama

    08/11/2009 5:03:30 AM PDT · by misharu · 25 replies · 2,660+ views
    Brietbart ^ | 08/10/2009 | breitbart
    Something we have always known, animals are smarter than people.
  • My best friend is gone

    06/08/2009 1:06:12 PM PDT · by dervish · 77 replies · 2,578+ views
    6/8/09 | dervish
    My best friend of 16 years died Thursday. She was an Obedience Champion, #1 in her Breed in 2003 AKC, she had a Utility degree and OTCH points before arthritis took her out of competition. She knew about fifty words/expressions, she could swim like a mini tugbout, catch a frisby on the fly, retrieve anything with all her heart, climb a ladder, bark on command, drop food on command, find hidden objects on command, do the Schutzhund arm hold, and many other feats. She heeled perfectly off leash on Manhattan streets and parks recognizing the need to stop at every...
  • Beach shop owner: 'I know for a fact he saved our lives'

    04/23/2009 4:14:42 AM PDT · by csvset · 35 replies · 1,724+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 23, 2009 | Kathy Adams
    VIRGINIA BEACH When Rico woke from his nap Sunday evening, he was ready to play. But the two men who had entered GFY Clothing, a screen printing shop on South Birdneck Road, were in no mood for fun. They spotted Rico, a year-old pit bull, and one of them shot him in the head with a .45-caliber handgun. Despite the injury, Rico attacked, clamping onto one of the men’s arms and buying the shop’s employees enough time to escape. “I know for a fact he saved our lives,” said Chuck Smellinger, 34, one of the shop’s owners. “It was amazing,...
  • (Muslim) Gang Kicked Dog In Air And Threatened To Do Same To Owner (United Kingdom)

    04/04/2009 10:05:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies · 1,913+ views
    Accrington Observer ^ | March 20, 2009 | Lisa Kenyon
    Gang kicked dog in air and threatened to do same to owner Lisa Kenyon March 20, 2009 A DOG was viciously attacked by a gang of youths while walking through Milnshaw Park, Accrington, with its owner. William Townsley, 66, was walking his 14-year-old partially-blind Cairn terrier Snoopy through the park at around 1pm on Monday. As he was passing the children’s play area, William said a group of around 18 Asian youths racially abused him, shouting obscenities before kicking the defenceless dog in the face and ribs. William, of Devonshire Street, Accrington, said: "I could hear them shouting racial obscenities...
  • Man who killed Oaklander's pit bull likely to get 22 years (Service Dog)

    01/18/2008 3:25:26 PM PST · by csvset · 39 replies · 102+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 01/17/2008 | Kristin Bender
    OAKLAND — There are 33 seconds Mike Henrickson will never forget in his lifetime. Henrickson said it was in those quick seconds nearly two years ago that Antonio Russell hit him over the head with a pistol, knocked him to his knees, demanded his wallet and then shot — and killed — Henrickson's beloved 6-year-old pit bull, Benny. "In all of my 49 years of life, 33 seconds is all it took to flip my world upside down. I'd give anything to have my dog back," Henrickson wrote in a victim's impact statement that was read by his best friend...
  • Dog rescued from mountain by determined owner

    01/05/2008 3:14:25 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies · 91+ views
    TV3 New Zealand ^ | 4th January 2008
    A bushwalker airlifted from the top of Australia’s Mount Maroon yesterday, has now rescued his stranded dog in a daring mission. David Gibson braved wind and rain to save Diff the bull mastiff, even when emergency services said it was too dangerous. Diff’s barking alerted rescuers when owner David Gibson and his friend Mark Harrison were missing on the mountain. But the bull mastiff was left behind in worsening conditions after the RSPCA called off a rescue attempt because of terrible weather. Mr Gibson and experienced climber Mark Gamble hatched a plan to rescue to 65 kilogram beast. The plan...
  • 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,...
  • 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.
  • Good Dog

    04/25/2007 6:53:18 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 23 replies · 1,183+ views
    Email | UnKnown | Unknown
    Man's best friend knows...instinctively
  • Housing Boom Reaches Its Tail End: The Doghouse

    11/20/2006 12:43:50 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 17 replies · 936+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 11/19/2006 | Sam Al
    Fido's digs these days are as high-end as his masters' house. (Illustration by Monica Seaberry) Housing Boom Reaches Its Tail End: The DoghouseBY SAM ALIc.2006 Newhouse News Service \ [Newark, NJ] -- The housing market is going to the dogs. Literally. As real estate agents struggle with a slowdown in home sales, a new source of income has surfaced: selling doghouses to pampered pooches. Wipe that smirk off your face. The commissions are to die for. On a typical "human" house, commissions amount to about 5 percent of the sale price, with half the commission paid to the seller's...
  • K-9 Prayer Request

    10/11/2006 10:00:07 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 37 replies · 508+ views
    Self ^ | 10/11/06 | Self
    OK, I know this is really stupid, but my best friend is in need of good thoughts and prayers.His name is Pepper and he is a year old Cocker Spaniel. We rescued Pepper when he was only a week old. He was so infested with tics and fleas that he was anemic and could not walk. After a few days of TLC and a trip to the vet he took over as head of the pack in this house. He is so smart that I sometimes forget that he is a dog. I only had to take him outside one...
  • 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 ^ | 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....
  • Dog praised for life-saving call

    06/20/2006 4:46:57 PM PDT · by traumer · 25 replies · 730+ views
    A US dog has won an award for saving her owner's life by dialling a phone number that alerted emergency services to her owner's diabetic seizure. Belle the beagle triggered a call to an ambulance crew by biting on her owner, Kevin Weaver's, mobile phone. The dog was trained to detect potential diabetic attacks by licking and sniffing Mr Weaver's nose to check his blood sugar levels and pawing him. Belle resorted to dialling for help when Mr Weaver fell unconscious. The dog used her teeth to press the number nine key, which the phone was programmed to interpret...
  • PitBulls go on rampage through Philadelphia

    04/08/2006 4:37:43 PM PDT · by Wristpin · 263 replies · 3,066+ views
    NBC.10 ^ | April 6, 2006 |
    Pit bulls on the loose went on a rampage Thursday and terrorized a southwest Philadelphia neighborhood. The dogs escaped from their backyard at 53rd Street and Cedar Avenue and ran several blocks through the neighborhood, attacking several people. Their rampage ended with a policeman shooting one of the dogs.
  • Shreveport man accused of molesting dog, "unusually affectionate"

    03/20/2006 9:29:15 AM PST · by ncountylee · 46 replies · 1,584+ views
    KTBS ^ | March 20, 2006
    Shreveport Police have arrested a man and charged him with an unusual form of animal cruelty. 56-year old David Powell was taken into custody Friday afternoon at his apartment in downtown Shreveport. Animal control officer Rick Quillen says witnesses say they saw Powell being "unusually affectionate" with a neighbor's dog and saw pictures on Powell's computer of him having sex with the animal. Powell was taken to Caddo Correctional Center and booked on one charge of simple animal cruelty. A misdemeanor. Officers also seized Powell's computer during the arrest. It's now being examined by a expert at the Caddo D.A.'s...
  • Unusual State Of Union Guest: A Dog (Rex-military bomb sniffer)

    02/01/2006 8:46:01 AM PST · by dennisw · 40 replies · 1,585+ views
    cbs ^ | WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2006
    (CBS) You weren't seeing things if you thought you saw a German shepherd in the audience during President Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Rex, a 5-year-old German shepherd who served as a military bomb-sniffing dog, was "seated" near first lady Laura Bush, as was his handler, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana. Dana and Rex trained together for three years before deploying as a team to Pakistan and then to Iraq, according to the White House. On June 25, 2005, they were riding in a Humvee in Kirkuk, Iraq, when a roadside bomb exploded, injuring Dana. "The...
  • Thanks to his Lab, hunter avoids death

    11/13/2005 3:22:26 PM PST · by girlangler · 125 replies · 2,508+ views
    Quad City Times ^ | Nov. 13, 2005 | By Bill Wundram
    Thanks to his Lab, hunter avoids death By Bill Wundram BRENT Teel was going down for the fourth time in deep water. His waders, filled with water, kept sucking him deeper into the cold Mississippi River. Wader straps were tangling around his neck. Water was up to his nose. “I knew I was going to die. I was choking, but could yell for my dog, Junior. He had been circling me in the water. That black Lab knew that I was in big trouble. He swam to me. I grabbed onto his collar and he pulled me at least 20...
  • Dying Pets Break the Hearts of Helpless Rescuers...Please Help the Truly Helpless

    09/02/2005 8:30:43 AM PDT · by Iluvlabs not libs · 373 replies · 5,396+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/2/2005 | Heidi Singer
    September 2, 2005 -- Thousands of abandoned pets are on the brink of drowning or dying of thirst as a result of Hurricane Katrina, and many more are feared dead, animal-rescue groups said yesterday. Despite very limited access to evacuated areas, rescue efforts have begun, with teams from FEMA, Noah's Wish and the Humane Society racing against time. Many people who ended up in shelters were forced to leave their pets behind because the Red Cross and the Louisiana Superdome don't allow animals. "I'm guessing we're going to have tens of thousands of animals affected," said Dick Green, manager of...
  • My dog loved them, but BEWARE!!

    07/26/2005 10:38:04 PM PDT · by djf · 74 replies · 2,221+ views
    Just thought I'd share with Freepers a warning. A few years back, I was able to get ahold of a whole bunch of CA valley wine grapes. I sat in the kitchen, and the mutt, of course who always gets a bit of what I'm eating tried one. He loved it! So over the next few minutes or so, I ate a couple cups worth, and he must have had twenty or thirty. Sadly, the hound will have to forego any more grapes. He didn't even get sick, but I find out on the tv tonight grapes and raisins are...