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    02/16/2018 5:23:35 AM PST · by csvset · 47 replies
    NY1 ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | Sarah Wolfgram
    NATIONWIDE — The FDA says it’s launching an investigation after a euthanasia drug was found in cans of dog food. Washington, D.C. TV station WJLA partnered with the lab Ellipse Analytics to test multiple brands of wet dog food for the drug used to assist death in vet clinics, pentobarbital. In total, they tested 62 samples of more than two-dozen brands. One brand, Gravy Train, repeatedly came back positive for pentobarbital, according to the station. Out of the 15 cans tested, nine tested positive — or 60 percent. Gravy Train, made by Big Heart Pet Foods, is owned by Smucker’s....
  • Michigan Approves $360 in Weekly Unemployment to a German Shepherd

    02/05/2018 8:20:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 2, 2018 | Amber Randall
    A Michigan dog owner was surprised to find out that the state approved his German shepherd for weekly unemployment benefits. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency sent a letter to lawyer Michael Haddock saying that a Michael Ryder was approved to receive $360 a week in unemployment, reports ABC News. The only problem is that Ryder is Haddock’s German shepherd. The letter claimed that Michael Ryder worked at a restaurant chain in Detroit, Michigan. “I’m not sure what he’s going to do with the money,” Haddock said.
  • Young woman bursts into tears when she receives a stuffed animal

    12/29/2017 4:25:00 PM PST · by packrat35 · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/29/2017 | Olivia Elgart For
    Cuddle buddies forever! Young woman bursts into tears when she receives a stuffed animal that looks JUST like her deceased dog - and it even plays a sound recording of him as a puppy A year after her beloved pet dog passed away, a young woman got to hold him again — in plush form. Gabriella from San Antonio, Texas was completely shocked when she unwrapped a present from her sister Emily on Christmas, finding a stuffed animal replica of her deceased pup Jax inside. But the cuddly toy didn't just look like her pet — it sounded like him,...
  • How pets feel the cold compared to humans

    12/29/2017 11:10:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    wkbn ^ | Dec. 27, 2017 | Dave Sess
    Cold weather affects them, just like it affects us YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – With the promise that the cold blast that has hit Valley will stick around through the weekend, it’s important to make sure your pets are protected. Cold weather affects them, just like it affects us. They feel wind chill, too. Boardman veterinarian Dr. Donald Allen says smaller dogs are affected more. He says if you want to know what your pet feels in cold weather, go outside without your jacket.
  • Jury Rules for Arpaio in Lawsuit by Senator's Son, Ex-Wife

    12/15/2017 12:33:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Blufield Daily Telegraph ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | JACQUES BILLEAUD and PAUL DAVENPORT
    An Arizona jury has refused to award damages against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a civil trial for bringing a since-dismissed criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons in the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs. Jurors deliberated nearly an hour before ruling late Thursday against Austin Flake and his then-wife Logan Brown in their malicious-prosecution lawsuit stemming from Arpaio's investigation into the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs at a kennel operated by Flake's in-laws. Flake and Brown, who were in college at the time, were caring for the dogs while the in-laws were out of town.
  • The extreme lengths animal lovers go to to protect their Christmas decorations from unruly pets

    12/01/2017 8:31:42 AM PST · by mairdie · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 December 2017 | Hana Carter
    Decorating the tree is a fun-filled festive experience, but not if have a cat eager to climb it or dog desperate to chew on the tinsel. Pet owners around the world have shared the extreme lengths they go to every December to pet-proof their Christmas trees. In some households, decorative firs have to be protected by metal cages or even hung upside down from the ceiling just to keep naughty pets at bay. But Christmas is a time for everyone - even animals - so to make sure they still have a holly jolly time, some of the spoiled pets...
  • Dogs really ARE smarter than cats: Canines have more than twice as many brain cells linked to

    11/30/2017 10:05:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 115 replies ^ | 11/30/17 | Harry Pettit
    Full title........................Dogs really ARE smarter than cats: Canines have more than twice as many brain cells linked to intelligence............ The debate over whether dogs or cats are the smartest pet has raged for decades, if not centuries. But in a twist that is sure to ruffle the fur of cat-lovers, new research shows that dogs are more intelligent than their feline foes after all. Experts showed that dogs have more than twice as many brain cells in a region linked with thinking, planning and other complex behaviours.
  • Bringing back the prairie dog population

    10/25/2017 2:46:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 48 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Paulina Pineda Nogales International
    SONOITA – In the shadow of the foothills of the Whetstone Mountains, Kurt Licence, a birds and mammals biologist with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, reached his hands into a metal cage and firmly grabbed ahold of a black-tailed prairie dog in front of a small yet electrified crowd. “Welcome home,” he said, as he carried the animal to another enclosure and prepared to push it down a plastic tube leading to its new home. “You ready?” The animal was the first of 94 black-tailed prairie dogs released in the Sands Ranch area east of Sonoita on Oct. 13...
  • Dog taken to be euthanized found living with vet tech 5 months later

    10/20/2017 9:06:55 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 19, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A New Jersey family who took their dog to be euthanized were shocked to discover five months later that the canine was alive and living with a veterinary worker. Keri and Lonnie Levy said they took their 15-year-old miniature pinscher, Caesar, to be euthanized May 17 at the Briarwood Veterinary Hospital because he was suffering from a long-term illness that left him in declining health with a poor quality of life. "[Keri] picked up the collar. And actually paid her bill and received, even, a letter from the veterinary offices stating their condolences on the loss...
  • 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,...
  • City Worker Fired After Allegedly Killing Family’s Dog

    10/11/2017 1:10:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2017 | K. QUERRY
    A city worker in Tulsa has been fired after a family says he killed their dog right in front of them. Julie Bailey tells KJRH that she was getting ready to take her two dogs on a walk on Friday afternoon when a city worker came to check the water meter. As she reached the front porch, the dogs got away from her. “They were still on the leash. The leash was going down the yard. I immediately got up to chase after the leashes so I could step on them, but they were faster than I was,” she said....
  • 3 African Nationals Facing Charges In Western Pa. Internet Fraud Scheme

    05/31/2017 4:15:06 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    SLIPPERY ROCK (KDKA) – Three African nationals from Cameroon are facing charges in an organized, intra-national internet fraud scheme uncovered in western Pennsylvania. According to police, large amounts of money were wired through Western Union and MoneyGram at various locations in Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties. Authorities say among the allegedly crimes, the men were selling boxer puppies online out of a student housing complex in Slippery Rock. Police say the total is at least $20,000, but it is expected to grow. “We have at least 10 victims, and we’re expecting a lot more,” said Pennsylvania State Police Trooper James...
  • Dogs' Love of Man Isn't Just a Con Job

    09/22/2017 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies ^ | September 22, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    One of my favorite kinds of news stories is the report of a new scientific study that verifies the obvious. You've seen them. New research finds that heterosexual men are attracted to very attractive women. Evidence collected by wildlife researchers has confirmed that bears really do use the woods as toilets. But some research that corroborates the obvious is exciting because some people refuse to accept the obvious. Which brings me to the work of Dr. Gregory Berns, a neuroscientist at Emory University and the author of "What It's Like to Be a Dog." Berns has, from what I can...
  • Caring for a sick pet can take a major toll

    09/20/2017 8:49:19 AM PDT · by AuntB · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sept. 19, 2017 | CBS
    As much joy as a pet can bring to the life of its human, when a beloved dog or cat falls ill, the emotional toll can be high. In fact, caring for an ailing animal often ends up placing a significant "caregiver burden" on its owner, new research finds. "Think of the phrase, 'Giving until it hurts,'" said study author Mary Beth Spitznagel. Essentially, it's the heavy emotional burden one can experience when the act of caring stretches a person's physical, emotional or even financial capacities to the breaking point. "We found that individuals with a chronically or terminally ill...
  • Watch this water park go to the dogs (literally)

    09/07/2017 9:48:53 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 22 replies
    NBC, The Today Show ^ | August 29th, 2016 | NBC
    Idaho’s Lakeview Park lets their favorite four-legged friends run through the “sprayground,” on final day of its summer season – all for a worthy cause!
  • St. Francis’ Feast Day and the Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs

    10/04/2016 7:45:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-03-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    St. Francis’ Feast Day and the Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs Msgr. Charles Pope • October 3, 2016 • Here at Holy Comforter-St Cyprian Parish in Washington, D.C., we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the blessing of the animals. Although most folks bring dogs to be blessed, there are usually some who bring cats and a few other animals like ferrets. Once, someone even brought a snake!Over the years, I have shared with the dog owners a list of “Things we can learn from dogs.” When I was growing up, we always...
  • What Are Our Pets Really Saying? A Meditation on the Eager Expectation of All Creation

    08/12/2016 6:50:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-11-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Are Our Pets Really Saying? A Meditation on the Eager Expectation of All Creation Msgr. Charles Pope • August 11, 2016 • I am often struck by the mystery of the relationship that dogs and cats set up with their owners. While I realize that we humans often project what we want their behavior to mean, I am still fascinated by the reality of how our pets come to “know” us and set up a kind of communication with us.Dogs, especially, are very demonstrative, interactive, and able to make knowing responses. Cats are more subtle. My cat, Jewel,...
  • Stranded Dog’s Owner Feels Attacked: ‘I Jumped Into Survivor Mode’

    08/31/2017 3:15:23 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | 30 Aug 17 | CBS reporter
    A dog owner accused of abandoning his pet found frightened and alone atop a car surrounded by rising Harvey flood waters wants him back. And rescuers have agreed to return the animal. CBS11 reporter J.D. Miles shared video of the pit bulls’ plight, which quickly went viral. People were outraged by the implication that his owners left their 3-year-old dog named “Blue” behind. But Blue’s owner Charles Rogers says rescuers are the ones to blame – not him.
  • Don't Forget the Animals Put Into Peril by Hurricane Harvey

    08/28/2017 11:52:00 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 12 replies
    Social Media for Animals ^ | 8/28/17 | Me, Myself, & I
    The SPCA of Texas is putting every available resource behind assisting pets and people who have evacuated the Gulf Coast to the North Texas area. We are deploying staff, volunteers and supplies to support evacuees housed at the mega shelter opening today in Dallas, working with city and county disaster officials to care for the pets of evacuees. We also took in 123 cats from The Cattery Cat Shelter in Corpus Christi on Friday in advance of the storm. These cats were un-owned, and we cleared their shelter to ensure the cats’ safety. People can help us help the hundreds...
  • Do your pets need special glasses for the eclipse?

    08/05/2017 12:39:13 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 29 replies
    WIS TV ^ | August 5, 2017 | Dawndy Mercer Plank
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - When the total solar eclipse hits in a couple weeks, you'll need to have legit glasses to view it to protect your eyes. But what about our animals' eyes? Dr. Wendy King of Spears Creek Veterinary Clinic says, “The short answer is nothing because animals have an inherent knowledge of not looking at the sun and they just don't look up at the sun and stare. So they don't need special glasses.”