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  • 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...
  • Not buckling up your pet in the car can mean big fines (NJ)

    06/01/2012 5:45:03 AM PDT · by chickadee · 112 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | JOHN CICHOWSKI
    Judging from the alarming number of summonses issued so far for failing to buckle up in the back seat, motorists don’t seem overly concerned about the current Click It or Ticket crackdown. After all, most unrestrained drivers and passengers can afford a measly $46 fine. But if you drive with an unrestrained pet, don’t expect a slap on the wrist. Penalties range from $250 to $1,000 and as much as six months in jail.
  • Police Stop Dogs Against Romney Protester for Having Dog Crate on Car Roof

    02/08/2012 7:00:43 PM PST · by Dajjal · 18 replies
    Dogs Against Romney ^ | 2/7/12 | Rusty
    This image says it all. A Dogs Against Romney Pack Member was stopped by the Littleton, Colorado police yesterday for having a dog crate on the roof of his car. The Pack Member , identified only as "Oredigger," was on his way to protest at a Mitt Romney event yesterday with the crate atop his car carrying a stuffed toy dog when the police officer, believing he was actually transporting a live dog on the roof of his car, stopped him. Says Oredigger, "I was pulled over for suspected animal abuse."
  • Annual Christmas Pet Photo Thread

    12/18/2011 11:52:01 AM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 247 replies
    self ^ | 12/18/2011 | self
  • Tommaso the black cat inherits $8.5 million from his Italian owner

    12/10/2011 9:47:16 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 10 2011, | Kevin Deutsch
    Rags to riches tale of kitty who went from living on the streets to lap of luxury once down-on-his-luck stray cat has become the world’s richest kitty — thanks to a childless widow who left him $8.5 million in her will. Tommaso the black cat, who once scoured the streets of Rome for food, can now afford a gilded litter box with the inheritance. In a handwritten will penned shortly before her death last month, Maria Assunta, 94, ordered that the money from her real estate empire should keep the green-eyed feline she rescued in the lap of luxury. Animals...
  • Pet Food Recall

    12/07/2011 3:59:14 PM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 81 replies
    FDA ^ | 12/06/2011 | Self
    Recall on some pet food. Iams, River Run, and Marksman so far. http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
  • Protect Pets from Physical, Emotional Stresses in the Days After an Earthquake or Other Disaster

    08/25/2011 1:51:09 PM PDT · by MosesmomS · 12 replies
    Associated Content ^ | August 25, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Floods. Fires. Some natural disasters can be anticipated. Others can't, but we can prepare for them - and our emergency plans should include our pets. In the wake of large disasters in recent years, even federal, state and local emergency managers have realized the importance of providing information for pet owners and including the welfare of animals in their own plans. Probably one thing that many pet owners don't think about with those plans are the dangers that pets are susceptible to in the hours and days immediately following the destruction from a disaster.
  • 'Pet' an insult to animals, academics say

    04/28/2011 11:07:30 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 155 replies · 1+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4-29 | Fiona MacRae
    'Pet' an insult to animals, academics say Fiona MacRae From: Herald Sun April 29, 2011 12:00AM Increase Text SizeDecrease Text SizePrintEmail Share Add to DiggAdd to del.icio.usAdd to FacebookAdd to KwoffAdd to MyspaceAdd to NewsvineWhat are these? Academics say that rather than being a term of endearment, "pets" is an insult to the animals concerned and their owners, who should be known as "human carers". Source: Herald Sun IN a statement that gives a whole new meaning to animal rights, leading academics have called for pets to be renamed "companion animals". They say that rather than being a term of...
  • Got a Pet? Make sure Rabies Vaccine is up to date! (door-to-door visits)

    03/20/2011 6:14:06 AM PDT · by woollyone · 62 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 03-17-2011 | Susannah Bryan
    FORT LAUDERDALE— Broward County plans to crack down on pet owners with dogs and cats that don't have their rabies vaccines or pet license tags. Animal care officers will be doing checks door to door and at dog parks. Violators can face $135 fines but will be given a 30-day warning. Even indoor cats are required to have the rabies vaccine and license tag.
  • AP-Petside poll: Pet or paramour? Many say pet (Sizable number pick pet over spouse)

    01/26/2011 7:50:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/26/2011 | LEANNE ITALIE
    NEW YORK (AP) - Your sweetheart or your pet. Who would you choose to dump if one had to go? Most current pet owners said they would hold on to their spouse or significant other (84 percent), but a sizable 14 percent picked their pet, according to an AP-Petside.com poll. Put Sally Roland, 53, of Omaha, Neb., down in the dog-first column. "I'm divorced, so that might explain it," she joked. The unmarried, like Roland, are more apt to choose their pet over their mate—25 percent among unmarried pet owners versus 8 percent among the married. Count Fidel Martinez, 30,...
  • Missing dog finds way home after 5 years - even to owners' new house!

    01/20/2011 12:29:48 PM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 6:20 PM | BY Lauren Johnston
    You'd almost think this little dog had a built-in GPS. A shaggy-haired Shih Tzu named Prince - missing for five years - has found his way home even though his owner moved four times since he disappeared. Myrna Carrillo got the cute pooch when he was just a puppy, and had him for three years before he went missing from her mother's house in Delano, Calif., NBC News reports. "It was sad you know, because I was really attached to him," Carillo said. Carillo got married, had two children and moved four times in the five years that Prince was...
  • The Mohammed Cartoon Dust Has Not Settled[Implications U.S. Citizen Headley Double Agent]

    01/06/2011 8:21:34 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies
    Stratfor.com ^ | January 6, 2011 | 0955 GMT | Scott Stewart
    When one considers all of the people and places in the West targeted by transnational jihadists over the past few years, iconic targets such as New York’s Times Square, the London Metro and the Eiffel Tower come to mind. There are also certain target sets such as airlines and subways that jihadists focus on more than others. Upon careful reflection, however, it is hard to find any target set that has been more of a magnet for transnational jihadist ire over the past year than the small group of cartoonists and newspapers involved in the Mohammed cartoon controversy. Every year...
  • Kroger Recalls Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

    12/18/2010 4:24:24 PM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 41 replies · 3+ views
    PR Newswire/Kroger ^ | 12/18/2010 | PR Newswire
    CINCINNATI, Dec. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling select packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products may contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets. Kroger stores in the following states are included in this recall: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. The recall also includes Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker's stores in Nebraska; Food 4 Less stores in Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana (Chicago area); and Jay...
  • Video of Owl Named Kitty, Who Loves Human Attention

    11/21/2010 7:18:56 AM PST · by OneVike · 15 replies
    The owl in this video has a set of eyes that will melt your heart, as it acts like a cat or dog when you scratch behind their ears. The type of owl is called a "Forest Eagle" owl, while the scientific name is "Bubo Nipalensis". The owner named the owl Kitty, and just like a cat, it really enjoys getting scratched on the back of the neck. Follow this link to see, The Owl That Likes Human Attention
  • Nearly 1,000 dead pigs found on Fulton County farm

    11/10/2010 11:39:32 AM PST · by Fawn · 100 replies
    Penns News ^ | Nov 9, 2010 | Jim Tuttle
    Between 950 and 1,000 dead pigs were found Monday on a Fulton County farm where they had apparently been abandoned months ago to die of starvation.M Humane Society Police Officer Dennis Bumbaugh said he has never seen anything like it before. He said the incident may be the largest of its kind in Pennsylvania's history. "I was horrified when I opened the door and saw what I saw," he said during a phone interview Tuesday. Bumbaugh was on his way to the Union Township farm of Daniel and Kerron Clark to begin counting the carcasses and assessing the evidence. The...
  • How To Wrap A Cat For Christmas

    11/05/2010 10:35:37 AM PDT · by Fawn · 20 replies
    You tube ^ | 2009 | unknown
    Just a cute kitty diversion.....
  • Harry Reid's "Pet" (A Close Look at the record of Christine O'Donnell's Opponent -- Chris Coons)

    09/20/2010 6:49:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/20/2010 | Stephen Spruiell
    Christine O’Donnell is the Republican nominee for the Senate in Delaware, and whatever you think of her qualifications, it is time to take a look at her opponent and decide what is at stake in this race. Chris Coons, the Democratic nominee, would be, if his record is any indication, a solid vote for tax increases, against repeal of Obamacare, for cap-and-trade, and against most GOP proposals to curb spending. He would be likely to back another stimulus package if Obama proposed one. His background indicates that he shares the president’s exception-taking to American exceptionalism. More than anything else, he...
  • Biden to Delaware for Coons

    09/16/2010 12:28:50 PM PDT · by maggief · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 16, 2010 | Shane D'Aprile
    Vice President Joe Biden will head to Delaware sometime next week to campaign for the Democrat hoping to fill his former Senate seat. According to CNN, Biden will stump on behalf of New Castle County Executive Chris Coons, who faces Tea Party-backed Christine O'Donnell in November. It comes as no surprise that Biden will campaign for Coons, and Republican strategists say they expect to see him in the state more than once ahead of November. But the fact that Biden is being deployed so quickly suggests Democrats are anxious to cut off any momentum that may be building for O'Donnell,...
  • Dog fight plays out in Harris Co. courthouse

    08/15/2010 2:20:33 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 4 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | August 13, 2010 | Jeff Ehling
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A dog fight headed to civil court Friday. It's a story we first told you about last month regarding two lost German shepherds that were adopted to new families by an animal sanctuary, rather than being returned to the owner.
  • (VANITY) HELP! "Special" kittens need homes!

    07/11/2010 3:34:56 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 79 replies · 1+ views
    n/a | 7/11/2010 | Me
    This is a ping to try to help save a couple young kittens who were either tortured or simply caught in a trap.
  • Cats Attack Babysitter

    05/09/2010 10:14:45 AM PDT · by Fawn · 37 replies · 1,699+ views
    Break.com ^ | unknown | unknown
    This is Hillarious!
  • Man Slashes Dog For Being Racist

    04/09/2010 12:14:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies · 968+ views
    imwiddstupidd.com ^ | April 9, 2010
    A Yonkers man was arrested by local police after he slashed a German shepherd because it was racist. According to 58-year-old Andrew Owens, Jenna the German shepherd only barked at minorities and bit him in the past because of his race. When the dog began barking at him on Tuesday, Owens reportedly became so furious that he took out a nine inch knife and slashed the dog across the face. The dog was reportedly cut from the right eye down to the eye socket bone. The dog lost an eye because of the incident and was hospitalized.
  • Pet Protective Order to be Heard Thursday, March 18! (MN)

    03/16/2010 7:39:01 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies · 246+ views
    NRA ^ | 3-16-08 | NRA-ILA
    On Thursday, March 18 at 1pm, State Representative Michael Paymar's "Pet Protective Order Bill", House File 1396, is scheduled to be heard in the House Public Safety Committee. This unnecessary and anti-gun bill is another of Representative Paymar's personal attacks on Minnesota's gun-owners. Conviction of violating a protective order, based on unjustified interference with, for example a gerbil, would result in an automatic three-year ban on handgun possession.
  • Al-Qaeda Linked "Al Shabaab" Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 19 In Mogadishu **GRAPHIC**

    12/06/2009 8:02:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,408+ views
    Video description - quote: Al-Qaeda Linked "Al Shabaab" Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 19 In Mogadishu **GRAPHIC** December 3, 2009 -Mogadishu - A suicide bomber disguised as a veiled woman killed at least 19 people, including three Somali government ministers, on Thursday at a medical graduation ceremony in a Mogadishu hotel, witnesses and officials said. It was the worst attack in the lawless Horn of Africa nation since June, when hardline al Shabaab insurgents killed the security minister and at least 30 other people in a suicide bombing at a hotel in the town of Baladwayne. he United Nations-backed government...
  • Therapeutic Benefits of the Human-Animal Bond

    12/03/2009 3:05:28 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 933+ views
    sciencedaily ^ | Nov. 30, 2009
    A pet owner knows the enormous joy and comfort that an animal can provide, especially in troubled times. Most pets are considered important members of the family and irreplaceable companions. A growing body of research now documents the value of the human-animal bond in child development, elderly care, mental illness, physical impairment, dementia, abuse and trauma recovery, and the rehabilitation of incarcerated youth and adults. In two articles in a recent issue of Family Process, titled "Human-Animal Bonds I," (focused on the benefits of companion animals) and "Human-Animal Bonds II," (focused on their role in couple and family dynamics and...
  • Adam Weinbaum: Leader of the Pack: RIP

    11/19/2009 11:34:44 AM PST · by nutsonthebus · 1 replies · 392+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | November 19, 2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    My introduction to Adam, a scrappy little puppy, white, fluffy-coated, pug-nosed Shih Tzu, was sudden, thrust upon me be my then wife. We had agreed not to get pets without consulting each other. “But, he was sooooo cute, and Sarah (our not quite one-year old) just loves him,” she said. “And he only cost $600!” “What!?!” I exclaimed. She quickly retorted that it was an investment. We could breed him because he was pure and had papers. A week later, she had poor Adam fixed. So much for my Shih Tzu Ranch Empire. Maybe that’s when I started to feel...
  • Chandler gives business leaders good news, bad news on economy

    11/15/2009 7:08:41 PM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 9 replies · 639+ views
    Richmond Register ^ | November 13, 2009 | Bill Robinson
    Chandler said he voted against the “Wall Street bailout” proposed by the Bush administration because he thought it “did too much to help the Wall Street folks who caused our economic troubles” and not enough for ordinary Americans.The federal economic stimulus program, which the Chamber of Commerce supported, was “absolutely crucial” in getting the GDP to grow again, as well as improving the housing and automobile markets, Chandler said.
  • HR 3501 IH (HAPPY Bill for Pets)

    08/18/2009 8:57:36 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 44 replies · 4,077+ views
    Thomas ^ | 31 July 2009 | Rep. T. McCotter
    Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act (Introduced in House) HR 3501 IH 111th CONGRESS 1st Session To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for pet care expenses. [snip] Mr. MCCOTTER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means --------------------------------------------------------------- A BILL To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for pet care expenses. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as...
  • Police: Mom left boy in hot car while taking pet to vet

    07/20/2009 4:32:54 PM PDT · by rawhide · 78 replies · 2,103+ views
    ajc.com ^ | 7-20-09 | By MEGAN MATTEUCCI
    Deputies say a Cumming woman was concerned enough to take her sick pet to the veterinarian, but left her 22-month-old son alone in a hot SUV. Dawn Myers, 38, was arrested on charges of cruelty to children. Deputies were called to a Cumming vet’s office on Thursday for a report of a child unattended inside a Ford Expedition, said Capt. Frank Huggins, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. “The child was in the car for 30-40 minutes,” Huggins said. “The engine was not running and the windows were rolled up.” Myers took her two other children inside the vet’s...
  • Fallen soldier’s pup Laia arrives in U.S.

    06/02/2009 9:18:51 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies · 677+ views
    Richard Hutchison didn't get to see his brother, Maj. Steven Hutchison, return home alive from Iraq. But Monday he got at least a tiny comfort: Laia, the dog the soldier rescued and loved in Iraq, landed in the United States after being saved by his former comrades and Operation Baghdad Pups, an offshoot of SPCA International.
  • I lost my kitty, Spunky, today. (My very sad vanity)

    04/13/2009 6:27:27 PM PDT · by devane617 · 108 replies · 1,450+ views
    04/13/2009 | me
    Today is a very sad day for me. I lost my nine year old best friend, Spunky. I came home this afternoon and found him paralyzed in his back and legs. I rushed him to the vet and he said some large cat, at his age, will develop blood clots. He said there was nothing that could be done. I agreed to have him put down. H leaves a brother, and me.
  • My Monkey, My Self (NYT Interviews Owners of Dangerous Pampered Primates)

    02/26/2009 2:49:25 PM PST · by mojito · 10 replies · 561+ views
    NYT ^ | 2/26/2009 | Joyce Walder
    LIKE many longtime couples, Carlie and Bob, independent animal rescue workers in upstate New York who have been together 21 years, have a difference of opinion about one big issue in their relationship. In their case, it is about a 7-year-old Hamadryas baboon named Higgins, who spends a good part of most evenings watching HDTV in his heated monkey house, often holding hands with Bob. Carlie thinks that it is time to ship Higgins to a baboon preserve, and Bob wants to keep him at home. “Here’s the bottom line,” Carlie says. “I only believe people should have pets that...