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  • Discovery of 50km cave raises hopes for human colonization of moon

    10/19/2017 8:10:19 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 34 replies
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 19 October 2017 04.25 EDT | Justin McCurry
    Japan says lunar chasm measuring 50km long and 100 metres wide could be used as a base for astronauts and their equipment.Scientists have fantasised for centuries about humans colonising the moon. That day may have drawn a little closer after Japan’s space agency said it had discovered an enormous cave beneath the lunar surface that could be turned into an exploration base for astronauts. The discovery, by Japan’s Selenological and Engineering Explorer (Selene) probe, comes as several countries vie to follow the US in sending manned missions to the moon. Using a radar sounder system that can examine underground structures,...
  • This adorable dog got his head stuck in a jar. But, don’t worry, he’s free now

    07/01/2016 10:57:29 PM PDT · by Bullish · 23 replies
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 7-1-16 | John M. Blodgett
    HIGHLAND >> A Cal Fire firefighter in Highland Thursday found a new use for the trauma shear scissors. Panicked dog owners brought his dog to Cal Fire station, 26974 Base Line, after the pup got its head stuck in a jar. “This doggie ... got into the hard plastic jar to steal the trail mix inside and couldn’t get out,” said Cal Fire spokeswoman Liz Brown. The owners tried at home to get the jar off, but when they were unsuccessful, they brought the dog to the fire station, she said.
  • Owner claims pet baked at doggy daycare

    05/05/2016 1:39:17 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 24 replies
    WIS TV ^ | May 5, 2016 | Harve Jacobs
    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A Live 5 News investigation has revealed there are no laws in South Carolina regulating doggy daycare businesses, a finding that comes after a Mount Pleasant woman's pet dog died at a Mount Pleasant doggy daycare. Judith Von says she regularly boarded her two year old dog Zane at Paws in Paradise on Johnnie Dodds Boulevard. She says there were no problems until August 5, 2015. She says she dropped off Zane at 9 a.m. Von says she returned at 5 p.m. to pick him up and says she was met by the owner. "She...
  • Denton County Couple Wants to Bring Pet Pig Home

    08/21/2015 8:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 8/21
    A Denton County couple is on a mission to bring their beloved pet back home, but Goose isn't the average house pet. He's an 8-month-old pig who recently got out of his backyard in Hickory Creek and wound up at animal control. His owners went to pick him up but say they couldn't take him home because an ordinance doesn't allow pigs in the city. The couple now plans to go before city council to request a change in the ordinance so they can bring Goose home. "We miss him, our animals miss him, our neighbors miss him. We just...
  • Couple who took their 5-foot boa constrictor for swim in Pennsylvania river say it vanished

    08/15/2015 3:12:11 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 154 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2015 | AP
    DANVILLE, Pa – A couple who took their nearly 5-foot boa constrictor for a swim in a Pennsylvania river say the pet slipped away and they're concerned about its welfare. The Bloomsburg Press Enterprise reported Thursday that Kolby and Zachary Latranyi had been swimming with the snake named Leyla last weekend in the Susquehanna River. The Latranyis say the red-tailed boa was shedding, so the swim was designed to help it remove material from its scales.
  • What animal lovers will hate about the new Dr. Seuss book

    07/28/2015 7:13:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rene Lynch
    The new Dr. Seuss book "What Pet Should I Get?" is about two children who go to a pet store to buy a pet. That was a commonplace event back in the 1950s or early 1960s, when Dr. Seuss is believed to have written the long-lost book, but it's discouraged today. Which is why the new book comes with a remarkable addendum: A publisher's note urging children to walk on by the pet store and adopt from an animal shelter. But animal rights activist Ingrid Newkirk, the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said it's not enough...
  • Man accused of taping Caitlyn’s muzzle shut denied bond

    07/26/2015 2:07:38 PM PDT · by digger48 · 45 replies
    wishtv ^ | July 26, 2015 | Staff Reports
    CHARLESTON, SC – 41-year-old William Leonard Dodson was back in court on Friday, July 17 for a bond revocation hearing. The judge ruled Dodson will stay in prison because he is a flight risk. Dodson faces a felony charge of Ill Treatment of Animals for allegedly taping a female dog’s muzzle shut (Caitlyn) in North Charleston in May. Dodson is currently in jail, being held on a $50,000 bond. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Illegal pet monkey bites woman at bank, seized by ACS

    01/30/2015 9:53:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    KSAT ^ | January 30, 3015 | By RJ Marquez
    SAN ANTONIO - Officials with Animal Care Services seized a juvenile Macaque Monkey Thursday morning after it reportedly bit a woman at a North Side bank. According to an ACS press release, the monkey's owner apparently brought the animal into the bank last week where the primate bit a female employee. The animal was also unrestrained. The owner reportedly fled with the monkey after the incident, ACS officials said.
  • WATCH: 5-year-old explains how cow got inside house

    12/01/2014 8:10:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 24, 2014 | Billie jo decker
    5yr old lets pet cow on house..without mom knowing
  • Prayer Request for Our Pet - Lady A Golden Retriever Mix

    10/28/2014 1:41:43 PM PDT · by TNoldman · 53 replies
    10/28/2014 | TNoldman
    We are requesting Prayers for our pet - Lady - a Golden Mix that is nearing the end of her time with us. She is a rescue dog and has been with us about eight years and is now 12. She is a wonderful companion and friend. Our excellent caring Vet has sent her home to be with us during this closing time. I will sign off for now as my screen is getting blurry...
  • SWAT Unit Kills Two Dogs, Finds Little Evidence In ‘No-Knock’ Raid

    07/10/2014 2:40:58 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/09/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Instead of leaving with the drugs and weapons they were sent to find, a Minnesota SWAT team executing a “no-knock raid” left with the bodies of a family’s two dead dogs. “The first thing I heard was ‘boom,’” Larry Lee Arman told KMSP, recalling the raid which occurred in St. Paul at 7 a.m. on Wednesday. “Bop, bop, bop, bop, bop. Right in front of us.” Equipped with a warrant for drugs and weapons, the SWAT unit barged in while Arman was asleep on a mattress with his two children, shooting Mello and Laylo, the family’s two pit bulls. “One...
  • Weimaraner dog shot dead in owner’s back yard by police

    06/25/2014 12:20:21 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | , 25 June 2014 | JILL REILLY
    ( Weimaraner dog shot dead in owner’s back yard by police who were searching for missing three-year-old boy ) A family pet dog was shot dead in his owner’s back yard by a policeman searching for a missing three-year-old boy. Sean Kendall, 27, met with Salt Lake City police officials this week to discuss the fatal shooting of his two-year-old Weimaraner, Geist. Police were searching for a three-year-old boy named Kelby who had been reported missing - he was eventually found asleep in his own basement. Police said the officer who was searching in Kendall's yard felt the dog was...
  • Anyone Recognize This Cat? It Could Be Fifi Reincarnated.

    04/09/2014 11:04:03 AM PDT · by OneVike · 26 replies
    4/9/14
    Everyone who knows me, knows that I am a die hard Evangelical Christian. I believe that when a Christian dies, they go to be with the Lord. Paul said it so eloquently in his second epistle to the Corinthians. 8:5, "We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord." So, I do not believe in reincarnation. However, if ever there were a moment one might question the theory of reincarnation, this may be one.
  • Dog found treading water in Tampa Bay, search begins for owner

    01/04/2014 4:45:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    PInellas County News, St. Petersburg ^ | January 4, 2013 | Andrew Doud
    The last listed address for the dogs owner is the Miami area. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A St. Petersburg man is trying to track down the owner of a dog found treading water in Tampa Bay. Early Thursday morning, a fishermen saw the dog, pulled it from the water and brought it to a marina at Demens Landing Park. It's not clear how the dog got into the water, nor how long it had been there before it was rescued. Anthony Basile was going to pay rent for his boat slip Thursday morning when he saw the fishermen putting the...
  • Man Keeps Promise to Dead Dog to Save Her Orphaned Puppies

    12/29/2013 3:58:47 PM PST · by Bikkuri · 34 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Dec-28-2013 | zombiestench
    These puppies' mother was hit by a car, leaving them all alone. But this amazing man came along and promised her he would take care of them. Not only that, but the mother actually helps him...even from death. Beautifully done. All dogs have new loving homes.
  • My dog just passed (vanity)

    12/14/2013 2:13:27 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 147 replies
    None | 12/14/2013 | Self
    Sad news today. My best dog Daisy passed this afternoon. She will be missed. We got her as a rescue. Someone had thrown here out of a car, she had mange, needed stitches and lots of TLC when we found her some 8 years ago. We adopted her and gave her a good home. She went out this morning and chased that pesky squirrel on the fence. After lunch, we found her by the fire place in her "puppy dreams" sleeping pose.
  • UPDATE: Family Demands Answers From Police In Dog Shooting

    10/28/2013 5:20:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 55 replies
    WSAV.com ^ | Oct 25, 2013/Updated: Oct 28, 2013 | Greg Gullberg
    SAVANNAH, GA - A Savannah family is demanding answers from police as to why they shot their beloved dog. New: (photo) Police detail in a report that six rounds were fired at the dog. Officers claim the animal charged at children and officers. The pit bull got out of their house Thursday morning on East 71st Street off of DeRenne Avenue. But police and the family disagree on what happened next. The family says Ziggy was a kind soul to kids and small animals. But police tell a very different story. They say the 100 pound animal was on a...
  • Dog helps woman [Therapy Dog] give birth [UK]

    01/29/2013 2:56:13 AM PST · by expat1000 · 21 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Ryan Lee Hall
    Pets have become a major part of family life. Now, a pregnant woman was allowed to take her dog to the hospital to help the woman throughout the birth. The maternity ward at St. Michael's Hospital, in England, allowed the woman to take her dog, inside the delivery room, “because it is a certified therapy dog.”
  • 2012 Annual FR Christmas Pet Photo Thread

    12/08/2012 10:38:17 AM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 87 replies
    self ^ | 12/08/12 | Joe 6-pack
    Post 'em if ya' got 'em!
  • Villages grandfather saves dog from jaws of gator

    09/19/2012 9:42:57 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 38 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 18, 2012 | Erica Rodriguez
    A stunned Steve Gustafson thought only of saving his "best friend" from the jaws of a 7-foot alligator carrying away his terrier... Gustafson, a resident of The Villages retirement community northwest of Orlando, recalled Tuesday he was trimming his oak tree while the gator lurked in a quiet pond nearby. Bounce, a butterfly-chasing West Highland Terrier, was at the water's edge when Gustafson heard a blood-curdling yelp. Terrified, he looked out and watched the gator swimming away with Bounce's shoulder and collar in his grasp. "I just knew that my best friend was going to be dead," he said. "And...