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  • Removing Someone Else's Dog Collar Could Mean Jail Time

    01/28/2016 7:54:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/25/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Removing a dog collar from someone else's dog could land you in jail for 90 days and hand you a $1,000 fine if an idea before the Michigan House becomes law. Is this a frivolous piece of legislation? Not at all, according to Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, who is the lead sponsor of House Bill 5215. Speaking about the scope of the law, Cole said, “This can apply to regular pets as well, but what it’s primarily about is hunting dogs out in the forest — bear dogs, coyote dogs and even beagles used for hunting rabbits." He added, “Some...
  • If Everyone Read This Shelters Would Be Empty

    12/31/2015 8:05:13 AM PST · by Tarasaramozart · 82 replies
    The Dodo ^ | December 31, 2015
    If Everyone Read This, The Shelters Would Be Empty For anyone who has ever dropped off a pet at a local shelter, it's mostly a passing hell. There's some paperwork. Probably some tears. Occasionally, people from a local animal welfare group will camp out front, hoping to change your mind. No shelter, of course, can refuse an animal. But they can euthanize them — and often do, in a matter of days. Those days can be some of the most stressful, confusing and sad days of a dog's life. Do people who drop their pets off at high-intake shelters really...
  • Want A Bath Are You Washed

    12/12/2015 7:24:06 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/12/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This is an animation of a Bengal tiger, also called the Royal Bengal tiger, is the most numerous tiger subspecies. It is the national animal of both India and Bangladesh. Merlin Falcon in flight, is a small species of falcon from the Northern Hemisphere. A bird of prey once known colloquially as a pigeon hawk in North America. A South American, Colombian Parakeet (Perija) that is listed as critically endangered and is a threatened species is quoting biblical scriptures. With a few of my pet animals, I put together this inspiring animated video. I sing; Are Your Washed In The...
  • Want a Bath~!

    12/10/2015 1:16:55 PM PST · by Revski · 15 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/10/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    With a few of my pet animals, I put together this inspiring animated video. I sing A-Capella the song, Are Your Washed In The Blood. Check it out it's a short video but entertaining. Thanks for watching.
  • Animal, Gospel, Revski, Veterans

    12/10/2015 4:11:11 AM PST · by Revski · 9 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/10/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This is an animation of a Bengal tiger, also called the Royal Bengal tiger, is the most numerous tiger subspecies. It is the national animal of both India and Bangladesh. Merlin Falcon in flight, is a small species of falcon from the Northern Hemisphere. A bird of prey once known colloquially as a pigeon hawk in North America. A South American, Colombian Parakeet (Perija) that is listed as critically endangered and is a threatened species is quoting biblical scriptures. Again at at local cemetery and at the grave site of a American pilot, Captain Michael Scott Speicher, a veteran of...
  • Pets, Family, Yard~Fun

    12/04/2015 9:19:19 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/04/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Yard fun with family photo, pets feeding and playing and then I sing the short hymn, “Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine”, by Phoebe P. Knapp . The starting flower of this video, what we believe is a spider plant produced this wonderful 3-petals layered flower only showed up once in the five years. This video has more in it than the previous one. Thanks for viewing. Merry Christmas!
  • My Story, Pets, Family, Back-Yard Fun

    12/04/2015 7:39:42 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/04/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Yard fun with family photo, pets feeding and playing and then I sing the short hymn, “Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine”, by Phoebe P. Knapp . The starting flower of this video, what we believe is a spider plant produced this wonderful 3-petals layered flower only showed up once in the five years. This video has more in it than the previous one. Thanks for viewing. Merry Christmas!
  • My Story, Wife, Pets & Short Hymn

    12/03/2015 3:48:20 PM PST · by Revski · 3 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/03/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    In my back-yard with a family photo, pets feeding and playing and if you look quick you can see a Christmas stocking on Jimmy the rabbits cage and then I sing the short hymn, “Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine”, by Phoebe P. Knapp . This video is an o7jimmy classic. :)
  • Blame Gut Bacteria If You Can't Stop Eating: Suggests Microbes Influence Your Hunger Center

    11/25/2015 8:05:36 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 30 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 25 nov 2015 | Rhodi Lee
    The findings of the study show the microbes have a crucial role in the physiology of appetite and may even help people who suffer from eating disorders. "These data show that bacterial proteins produced after nutrient-induced E. coli growth may signal meal termination," the researchers wrote. "Continuous exposure to E. coli proteins may influence long-term meal pattern."
  • I Do Not Want a Bath

    11/20/2015 7:57:17 AM PST · by Revski · 5 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/20/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    With a few of my pet animals, I put together this inspiring animated video. I sing A-Capella the song, Are Your Washed In The Blood. Check it out it's a short video but entertaining.
  • Breeding Sphynx Cats Is Animal Cruelty: Court

    09/26/2015 6:19:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The Local ^ | 24 Sep 2015
    A Berlin court has ordered a cat owner to have her hairless Sphynx cat castrated because it would be animal cruelty to let the naked pet breed. Willi, a Canadian Sphynx, belongs to Berlin cat breeder Jacqueline Linke. True to his breed, Willi is almost completely hairless a quality that makes Sphynx cats popular choices for those with pet allergies. Despite his questionable appearance, Willi emerged as champion in the 2013 Pedigree Cat Exhibition in Berlin, and has gone on to become a proud father to three naked kittens. However, Willi won't get to pass on his genes...
  • 15 Things People Do That Annoy Their Pets

    07/31/2015 8:09:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Rant Pets ^ | July 15, 2015 | Kallie Provencher
    5. Watch Movies With Door Bell Sounds
  • CDC issues new warning: dont snuggle or kiss your familys pet chickens

    07/17/2015 3:27:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/17/15 | Robert Laurie
    Performing an important public service. I have to admit. Ive been caught off guard by this. I had no idea that people were keeping chickens as pets. I get raising chickens for eggs. I understand grilling their tasty meat. I was not, however, aware that people think owning a chicken is a lot like owning a cat. Apparently, Ive been asleep at the switch. Its a brave new world and chicken-pets are a part of it. But, if youre thinking it would be tons of fun to see a rooster curled up in a ball at the foot of your...
  • Old World Monkey Had Tiny, Complex Brain - Findings offer new clues to how primate brains changed...

    07/09/2015 8:58:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Duke Today ^ | July 3, 2015 | Staff
    The brain hidden inside the oldest known Old World monkey skull has been visualized for the first time. The creatures tiny but remarkably wrinkled brain supports the idea that brain complexity can evolve before brain size in the primate family tree. The ancient monkey, known scientifically as Victoriapithecus, first made headlines in 1997 when its fossilized skull was discovered on an island in Kenyas Lake Victoria, where it lived 15 million years ago. Now, thanks to high-resolution X-ray imaging, researchers have peered inside its cranial cavity and created a three-dimensional computer model of what the animals brain likely looked like....
  • Thanks for All Who Pray(ed) for my Buster

    05/31/2015 8:47:11 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 9 replies
    Just wanted to say "thanks" again to all who have prayed in the past for my Buster, and those who still may be doing so. It's been probably about 8 weeks or so since the last surgery, which did go well. Since then I have had him on a new "cocktail" of natural tinctures of various immune-boosting and anticancer herbs and such, along with his normal pain medicine from the vet for his arthritis, and I also give him cold laser treatments for the arthritis as well. I finally got the cocktail of the natural stuff right, I believe, to...
  • Dog Owner Has Trained Dog to Bark Softly!

    05/03/2015 12:21:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Faith Tap ^ | May 3 2015 | Faithtap
    This is too funny, a dog owner has trained her dog to lower the level of noise when it barks. http://faithtap.com/2870/dog-barks-softly/?v=1&m=1
  • Good Times for Dogs, Not So Good for Babies A Reflection on the Perversity of Modern Culture

    12/01/2014 7:56:57 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-30-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    > Good Times for Dogs, Not So Good for Babies – A Reflection on the Perversity of Modern Culture By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn moral decline, both personal and cultural, the problem is that not only do we desire what is evil, we also stop desiring that which is good and holy. At the heart of desiring what is evil (or what is good, but to excess), are pride, greed, lust, and gluttony. Sloth and envy are more involved in no longer desiring what is good.Sloth is a kind or sorrow or aversion to the good things God offers to us, involving everything...
  • Prayer Request - Buster

    04/08/2015 8:07:51 AM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 16 replies
    Please if you are moved, I ask for a prayer request for my Buster. He has a tumor surgery this morning. It appears to be a clear, easy removal, and he's strong, and we have a great vet and anesthesiologist, but prayer always helps. We are praying for an excellent surgery with no problems, that everyone who works with him does well and is blessed, and that he comes out very well and recovers well and quickly.
  • Dog-poop DNA tests nail non-scoopers

    04/04/2015 8:54:38 AM PDT · by Cry if I Wanna · 59 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 30th, 2015 | Erik Lactis
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  • Experts: Dog owners are healthier, more likely to exercise

    04/01/2015 6:18:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    WISHTV.com ^ | 04/01/2015 | Nina Criscuolo
    The organization says dogs can help improve their owners physical and mental health, so theyre holding a dog-friendly event to celebrate National Walking Day.Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, people can walk a dog or one can be provided at Warm Memorial Park. There will be music and prizes.Leaders with the American Heart Association say inactive people can double their risk of heart disease, which is the number one killer of Americans. To combat that, they recommend everyone get 30 minutes of exercise five times a week. Dog owners are 50-percent more likely to fit...
  • Nobody can resist petting a litter of wriggly puppies... not even this MONKEY

    03/30/2015 10:44:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The only thing cuter than a litter of puppies may be a little monkey going gaga over a bunch of newborn pups. A video of a capuchin monkey after its introduced to a gaggle of black and white puppies that have yet to even open their eyes proves it. Like any human pet lover, the monkey immediately goes in for a big hug. He then pets the pups just like a kid who's just gotten his first dog. Minus a brief moment where the monkey appears to search one of the dog's fur for parasites, its reaction is indiscernible from...
  • A real top dog! The Labrador reigns as America's favorite pooch for the 24th year [truncated]

    02/27/2015 6:22:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail and AP ^ | February 26, 2015 | Sadie Whitelocks and Staff
    The Labrador Retriever has been revealed as the nation's favorite dog for the 24th consecutive year. The American Kennel Club, which released its annual rankings on Thursday, praised the breed for being 'intelligent' and 'family friendly'. Despite its supremacy, bulldogs hit a new high at number four and their bat-eared cousins, French bulldogs, sauntered into the top ten for the first time in nearly a century. The AKC notes that bulldogs make 'excellent family companions with a natural tendency to form strong bonds with children, an easy-to-care-for coat, and minimal exercise requirements.'
  • Mango the Supermarket Cat

    01/16/2015 4:19:14 PM PST · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Mango the cat who made a local supermarket his second home four years ago, has now many fans and admirers. He came to a Tesco store in Tiverton, Devon one day and decided to make it his second home.
  • Prayer request for my little guy

    01/12/2015 11:03:37 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 33 replies
    Hi, my Buster had a serious tummy ache - gas pains - tonight that required me working on him almost three hours with gas drops and manual massage to finally get him back to normal. Not quite sure why he developed it as his eating and drinking has been good and normal lately. If you feel moved to offer up a prayer request for him I'd appreciate it. He's my little'guy that lost his left'front leg to cancer 7 month ago, and had a second tumor removal - very isolated in a node - one month ago and has been...
  • The cat who was shot for treason in the first world war.

    12/31/2014 10:42:14 AM PST · by marthemaria · 19 replies
    A British soldier shakes hands with a kitten on a snowy bank, Neulette, 1917. In the Christmas truce film Joyeux Nol, a cat runs back and forth between the enemy trenches to soldiers that feed it. One names the cat Felix and the other Nestor, and when the two meet in No Mans Land during thet ruce, a sweet argument ensues between the two men over whose cat it is and what is, in fact, its name. The director of the film, Carion, drew on a real life story of a cat who did this during the truce and was...
  • Fr. Z: If Pets can go to Heaven, They can also go to Hell

    12/14/2014 10:55:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/14 | Judi McLeod
    Pet owners worldwide, including CFPs beloved pet Yorkie, Yankee, can attest by the millions that Fidos have already found Heaven on Earth. The pithy posts of Father John T. Zuhlsdorf (Father Z) are among my favourite on the Internet. Just as I tune in on my much-admired friend Father Paul Nicholsons inspiring homilies, I read Fr. Zs blog most every day. Catholic convert Jimmy Akin of Jimmy Akin blog fame is no slouch when it comes to setting the record straight either. In time for Christmas 2014, visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, has been replaced by visions...
  • Sorry, Fido. Pope Francis did NOT say our pets are going to heaven

    12/13/2014 2:52:13 PM PST · by NYer · 91 replies
    RNS ^ | December 12, 2014 | David Gibson
    (RNS) When Pope Francis recently sought to comfort a distraught boy whose dog had died, the pontiff took the sort of pastoral approach he is famous for — telling the youngster not to worry, that he would one day see his pet in heaven. “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures,” Francis said reassuringly.Pope Francis greets a crowd on his way to a meeting with cardinals at the Vatican on Feb. 21, 2014. RNS photo by David Gibson It was a sparkling moment on a rainy November day, and the setting in St. Peter’s Square only burnished Francis’ reputation as...
  • Bacon, pet psychic turn up zilch in search for dog

    12/11/2014 7:00:57 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12-11-14 | LISA RATHKE
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Rotisserie chicken, bacon, dog toys, more than a dozen volunteers and even a psychic have not been enough to find Murphy, an elusive golden retriever whose owner's five-month search for the beloved animal has captivated one mountainous area of Vermont.
  • Need advise in selecting new Dog.

    12/02/2014 9:27:12 AM PST · by TNoldman · 143 replies
    12/2/2014 | TNoldman
    My wife and I have had Goldens Retreivers for the last 20 years. We are in our late 70's and recently had to euthanize our 11yo Lady Golden. We still have a 12 yo male Golden and two adopted older cats. All of our pets are rescued or adopted. We live in Indiana and RV travel about 4 months of the year. We are looking to downsize our Pet Family in physical size not quantity. What can our FReeper Friends suggest for our next small sized Dog (10 lbs or so).
  • Top Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving Leftovers

    11/27/2014 6:17:25 AM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 47 replies
    PetMD ^ | Unk | PetMD
    With the holidays approaching, your dog or cat will inevitably be begging to partake in the big turkey dinner. When polled, 56 percent of petMD readers admitted to sharing Thanksgiving table scraps with their pets. While this can be a wonderful way to add lean protein and fresh veggies to your pets diet, there are also hidden dangers in holiday fare. This year, before preparing a heaping plateful for your pet, consult a vet and consider these 10 tips to keep Thanksgiving a safe, healthful holiday for your dog or cat... More at: Top Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving...
  • Toes Go Missing As Man Naps

    11/14/2014 10:41:09 AM PST · by Doogle · 20 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 6/13/2013 | unk
    Brazil, IN Wednesday morning, Clay County resident, Roger Brown, awoke to find two of his toes missing on one foot. You would think someone would feel them dislodge or fall off, right? According to Brown, he roused from sleep around 4:30 am to find his pit bull licking his foot and, when he glanced down, noticed he was sans two toes the big and pinky toes. The man suspects the dog likely chewed them off but indicates he did not experience the excruciating pain one would assume comes with having your toes gnawed from your foot. Brazil Police...
  • Animal Rx: 11 Ways Pets Make You Healthy

    11/09/2014 6:28:56 PM PST · by Justice · 31 replies
    Everday Health ^ | Jordan Lite and Madeline Vann
    Of course you cant resist your golden retrievers puppy-dog eyes or your tabbys silly antics, but youre getting much more from your pet than unconditional love and great pics for your Facebook wall. Nearly two-thirds of American households include a pet and our animal companions are proving themselves adept at enhancing human health in increasingly diverse ways. From calming patients before medical procedures to motivating owners to exercise, pets may be the best medicine we dont even realize were taking. Here, the notable ways your animal companions can improve your health.
  • Woman dies after farewell to horse at Wigan hospital

    11/07/2014 2:08:54 PM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/7/14
    Staff at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan granted Sheila Marsh's last wish, by arranging a visit from two of her horses on Monday afternoon. The hospital said the 77-year-old, unable to speak properly due to illness, "gently called" her favourite horse, who then nuzzled her cheek. Mrs Marsh, who used to work at Haydock Park Racecourse, died early on Tuesday.
  • Deadly Ebola virus doesn't sicken pets - so far

    10/22/2014 7:03:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Duncan Banner ^ | 10/22/2014 | By Janelle Stecklein CNHI State Reporter
    OKLAHOMA CITY A year-old spaniel named Bentley is spending its days in quarantine at a decommissioned military base in Dallas. Bentley is alone because its owner, a nurse at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital, is being treated for Ebola. If fears of Ebola's spread weren't bad enough, the dog's life in isolation surely causes pet owners to shudder. The good news is that international research has found that your beloved pooch, cat or cow has little chance of spreading Ebola, said Dr. Rod Hall, Oklahoma's state veterinarian. There are a lot more things I lay awake worrying about at night than...
  • Dying Man Reunited with Beloved Dog Makes Complete Turnaround

    10/19/2014 1:30:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/14 | Jerry A. Kane
    Tail-wagging love really does conquer all: James Wathen, a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky, had stopped eating and had become weak and frail. His condition kept deteriorating, and he was barely able to talk. Wathen managed to whisper to a nurse his wish to see his dog, Bubba, just one more time. The 73-year-old hadnt seen his one-eyed Chihuahua with no bottom teeth since he arrived by ambulance at the Whitley County hospital six weeks earlier. One of our social workers realized it was mourning the loss of the dog that was making our patient even...
  • Pomeranian watermelon love

    09/27/2014 3:43:24 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/13 | kyle chun
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgsTgkxGTQo
  • Do Dogs Go to Heaven...?

    09/11/2014 3:09:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 76 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Church-sign war! h/t Kirby
  • What Are Animals Thinking? (Hint: More Than You Suspect)

    08/28/2014 7:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jeffrey Kluger
    The mind of an animal is a far richer, more complex thing than most people know as a new TIME book reveals.Lets be honest, youd probably rather die than wake up tomorrow morning and find out youd turned into an animal. Dying, after all, is inevitable, and theres even a certain dignity to it: Shakespeare did it, Einstein did it, Galileo and Washington and Twain all did it. And you, someone who was born a human and will live your life as a human, will end your life that way too. But living that life as an animal ...
  • Dogs Get Blues When Youngsters Go Back to School

    08/27/2014 5:12:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Sue Manning
    Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer. Many dogs whine and wait eagerly at the front door but eventually adjust to the absence of their young owners when they are in class. But millions of dogs can feel abandoned, sad and unable to cope and they look for ways to lash out.
  • My dog Died Today

    08/22/2014 7:28:40 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 178 replies
    N/A | Today | Me
    I had my Australian Shepard put down today. Her name was Sidney, as in the city in Australia. She was 15 Years 3 months. She had had dementia for the last year or so. For the last year she hadn't been able to control her bowels. She could hold the pee, but number 2 just came when it was ready. Today when I got home, she couldn't stand up. Her back legs just wouldn't work. I took her outside and laid her in the nicest part of the grass. She looked peaceful as the wind blew her face. On the...
  • Dognappers Steal Pomeranian, Demand Ransom, Threaten To Shoot Owner: Police

    08/11/2014 12:09:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    www.dnainfo.com ^ | August 11, 2014 9:51am | By Erin Meyer and Josh McGhee
    GAGE PARK A dognapping in which a Pomeranian named Sunny was held for $250 ended with a woman being arrested and the pup safely returned home after detectives listened in on the ransom call, authorities said. "I just thank God I got my puppy back. When you have a puppy for a long time, a puppy is just like your kid," the dog's owner, a 66-year-old woman who asked that she not be identified, told DNAinfo Chicago. Charged in the theft is Daniela Ramirez, 26, of the 6000 block of South Troy Street, who was arrested Thursday and appeared...
  • A Man And His Cat

    08/03/2014 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | TIM KREIDER
    I LIVED with the same cat for 19 years by far the longest relationship of my adult life. Under common law, this cat was my wife. I fell asleep at night with the warm, pleasant weight of the cat on my chest. The first thing I saw on most mornings was the foreshortened paw of the cat retreating slowly from my face and her baleful crescent glare informing me that it was Cat Food Time. As I often told her, in a mellow, resonant, Barry White voice: There is no luuve like the luuve that exists between...
  • Foster care, new homes needed for soldiers' pets left behind

    08/02/2014 7:25:38 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes h/t Ace of Spades ^ | Aug 2, 2014 | Rodger Mullen
    Garcia has her hands full. But when a soldier friend needed someone to give a temporary home to her German shepherd, Garcia didn't hesitate to help. "Taking on a German shepherd, I was like, 'Oh, this is going to be interesting,'" Garcia said. In the weeks since she assumed temporary care of Kaiser, the 7-year-old German shepherd has become like part of the family for Garcia. As soon as her friend gets settled at her new assignment in Florida, however, Garcia will turn the dog back over to his owner. In a military community like Fayetteville, the issue of what...
  • ABC40 Investigates: The Pit Bull Debate

    07/31/2014 2:32:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WGGB ^ | July 30th, 2014
    Its no stretch to say pit bulls, seemingly more so than any other dogs, are as polarizing as they are popular. Just mentioning them on the news is enough to elicit a strong response from supporters and detractors. But are they truly a dangerous breed as some suggest or a safe family pet thats often misunderstood? Its estimated pit bulls only make up about 6% of the entire dog population here in the US. But last year, despite being regulated in more than 700 US cities pit bulls were responsible for more bite-related fatalities than any other breed Locally,...
  • Gods Daybreak Comfort to Those in Despair

    07/25/2014 9:05:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/14 | Judi McLeod
    Internet trolls out there wait for columns like this one. Feeling that inestimable sadness of the heart with all that is going on in our world, I went back out onto my deck just before sunrise yesterday morning to be there for Gods daily morning orchestra, the real Twitter: the spine tingling birdsong that announces the beginning of each and every day. In unison, the birds, like the angels of another realm so many long to someday see, join together in song to praise another dawn.
  • Woman Has 100,000 Cockroaches Says They Are Her Family

    06/14/2014 4:30:30 PM PDT · by eldoradude · 46 replies
    South Cina Morning Post ^ | Thursday, 12 June, 2014, 3:09pm | Keira Lu Huang
    Woman devotes entire rural home to sweets-loving roach species that she sells to a pharmaceutical factory
  • The Pope Is Right about Pets: Yes, theyre replacing children in the West.

    06/10/2014 7:13:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/10/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Pope Francis said something so important last week that it will either be widely ignored or widely disparaged. The pope criticized these marriages in which the spouses do not want children, in which the spouses want to remain without fertility. This culture of well-being, he said, has convinced us: Its better not to have children! Its better! You can go explore the world, go on holiday, you can have a villa in the countryside, you can be carefree. It might be better more comfortable to have a dog, two cats, and the love goes to the two...
  • PetSmart, PetCo to stop selling pet treats made in China

    05/21/2014 6:53:21 PM PDT · by EBH · 45 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/21/2014
    PetSmart is the latest major pet food retailer to say it will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China because of ongoing fears that they are making pets sick. The company plans to have the treats off all of its store shelves by March 2015. "This is something we've been working toward for some time, and feel it's the right thing to do for pets and our customers," said PetSmart spokeswoman Erin Gray. Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration haven't been able to prove that treats made in China are making pets ill. But since 2007,...
  • Heartbreaking video shows abandoned puppy desperately chase owner's SUV in vain

    05/20/2014 12:26:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 74 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | may 20, 2014 | david mccormack
    A Nevada woman who returned home to find an abandoned puppy outside her door was disgusted when she reviewed security camera footage and found that the dog had been cruelly left behind. Toni Luisi of Henderson, Nevada, has released the heartbreaking footage in a bid to help find the dog who she has named Graci - a loving home and shame the owner who abandoned her. I mean, how do they treat their children if this is how they treat their dog? said Luisi. Luisi returned home on May 5 to find the distressed puppy loitering around outside 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.