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  • DogWatch’s 2011 Reading List for the Dog Days of Summer

    08/04/2011 9:57:06 AM PDT · by Kensy1
    It’s summer time, which (hopefully) means vacations and lazy days at the beach or in the hammock. Here’s DogWatch’s list of some dog-related summer reading to help you pass the time!
  • Cat shot three times, police investigate cruelty

    07/18/2011 3:52:10 PM PDT · by boatbums · 75 replies, Charlotte Observer ^ | July 18, 2011 | Claire Byun
    HORRY CO. Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty in which a tabby cat was shot at least three times, shattering a femur and breaking one knee. The male cat, now named Matty, was found in an abandoned home last week in Green Sea by Candace Mize, who works at Paws Inn in North Myrtle Beach. At least three 22-caliber bullets were found inside the cat, which has undergone two surgeries so far. Mize, who was attending a friend's party in Green Sea, walked out to her car and heard soft meows coming from the neighbor's house. The house...
  • Going Viral with Doggie Doo (Seattle)

    07/14/2011 3:41:19 PM PDT · by illiac · 17 replies
    Spokesman Review ^ | 7/14/11 | Spokesman Review
    OLYMPIA – Pollution in the Puget Sound is such a problem that a group trying to protect the ecosystem spent $27,000 in state money to make a catchy video, complete with dance steps, telling people how they can do something about it. Pick up dog poop. The 2 1/2 minute “Dog Doogity” video, which features rhythm and blues singer Martin Luther delivering the musical message of bag your doggie's dooties, is a parody of the late ‘90s hit “No Diggity” by Blackstreet. Released June 30, it is getting very positive responses, said Janet Geer of the City of Bothell and...
  • Cute But Deadly: The Top 5 Most Notorious Pet Arsonists

    07/09/2011 1:26:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Almost 1,000 cases of pet arson are reported every year, according to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency). Two years ago, The American Kennel Club decided to take action against these pyromaniac pets by launching National Pet Fire Safety Day (July 15) to warn unsuspecting owners of the potential danger. Here are the top 5 most notorious pet arsonists and the crimes that made them famous. 5. Lucy the dog denied cake; sets blaze Just this February, Lucy nearly burned down her owner’s Jacksonville, Okla., house when she tried to eat a cake sitting on the stove. Lucy’s “big paws”...
  • Blind senior German shepherd in need

    07/03/2011 7:02:55 PM PDT · by Clairity · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jluy 2, 2011 | Penny Eims
    Portland, OR - Bill is a senior German shepherd who wandered into a yard...he was taken to the Multnomah County Animal shelter and listed as a "stray"... Now he waits. The theory is that Bill was dumped by his family - why, no one may ever know. What is known is that Bill is a senior dog - and he is blind. Someone out there would love to have this beautiful senior dog by their side - that someone needs to be found and they need to be found quickly. Please take a moment to share Bill's story. Anyone interested...
  • Florida Wildlife Commission: Be on the Lookout for Freak Seven-Foot Lizards

    06/29/2011 12:45:59 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 41 replies
    Broward/Palm Beach New Times ^ | Jun. 29 2011 | Matthew Hendley
    If you see a seven-foot lizard in your Broward or Palm Beach residence, that's a problem, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Nile Monitor lizards, native to Africa, have been popping up around the two counties -- enough times to warrant a hotline and a website dedicated to reporting freak lizard sightings. The lizard hot spot is the canal along Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, according to the FWC, which just caught two in the area last week -- including a five-foot lizard discovered on someone's patio after it crawled through the doggy door. They killed...
  • San Francisco mulls ban on all pet sales, including goldfish and hamsters

    06/27/2011 9:25:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    San Francisco mulls ban on all pet sales, including goldfish and hamsters San Francisco, a city named after the patron saint of animals, is considering banning sales of all pets including goldfish and hamsters in a sweeping attempt to end cruelty. By Nick Allen, Los Angeles 4:37PM BST 27 Jun 2011 The ban would cover everything from dogs and cats to snakes, lizards, guinea pigs, parrots, mice and rats. All mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish would be banned from sale in pet stores in what would be the most radical measure of its kind in the Unite States. Those...
  • San Francisco considers banning the sale of all pets

    06/26/2011 9:40:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/26/11 | Maria L. La Ganga
    San Francisco - The first vision was simple and straightforward: To curtail puppy mills and kitten factories, the sale of cats and dogs should be banned in San Francisco, where the loving guardians of animal companions come to regular blows — politically — with the loving parents of children. The ban was put on hold last year after animal advocates broadened it to include anything with fur or feathers. Now it's back, with a new name and a new strategy: More is more. The Humane Pet Acquisition Proposal is on its way to the Board of Supervisors, and it hopes
  • San Francisco Communists… er… City Gov Bans Pet Fish?

    06/16/2011 2:40:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 17, 2011 | Eric Odom
    First the bay city decided we American’s just shouldn’t be able to decide matters such as circumcision. We shouldn’t have to worry about decisions like that since we have a brilliant and all knowing government to think for us.Now San Francisco is taking things a step further by possibly relieving the American’s that live within its limits of the terrible right to purchase a pet goldfish. San Francisco’s Animal Control and Welfare Commission is recommending that the City ban the sale of goldfish, tropical fish and guppies in its borders, according to Matier and Ross.The recommendation to the San Francisco...
  • San Francisco Mulls Goldfish Ban

    06/16/2011 4:42:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | June 16, 2011 | Sajid Farooq
    First kittens, then puppies and hamsters and now goldfish? San Francisco's Animal Control and Welfare Commission is recommending that the City ban the sale of goldfish, tropical fish and guppies in its borders, according to Matier and Ross. The recommendation to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is part of the commission's ongoing efforts to discourage "impulse buys" of animals.
  • San Francisco Mulls Goldfish Ban

    06/15/2011 8:15:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies ^ | June 15, 2011
    First kittens, then puppies and hamsters and now goldfish? San Francisco's Animal Control and Welfare Commission is recommending that the City ban the sale of goldfish, tropical fish and guppies in its borders, according to Matier and Ross. The recommendation to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is part of the commission's ongoing efforts to discourage "impulse buys" of animals. The commission's ban would cover pet stores and breeders in the City. It comes after more than a year of study and findings that aquarium fish are often mass bred under inhumane conditions or stripped from the wild.
  • Family Pets Are Going Under the Bus

    06/01/2011 12:42:42 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 62 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-30-11 | Jack Curtis
    Dogs and cats joined us as symbiotes a long time back; we made most of them dependent pets and now that they can’t survive on their own, we’re throwing them under the bus. The termination is the probably unintended result of SPCA, PETA, tender-hearted elected local officials and decades of anthropomorphized Disney creatures but it’s no less terminal for that. We’re eliminating these critters in order to save them. It isn’t that we love our pets less; rather that we love Gaia more. And she doesn’t poop on the rug. This ending has been coming for a while. On farms,...
  • Puppy tossed by tornado crawls home with broken legs.

    05/27/2011 7:12:06 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 15 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 05/27/11 | Mark Prigg
    "This is probably the most dramatic we've seen as far as an injury in an animal that's survived this long," said Phil Doster at Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control shelter, who is caring for Mason following surgery. The shelter has dealt with hundreds of pets hurt by the storms.
  • Is this the worst case of animal cruelty ever? Dog shot.. (WARNING GRAPHIC)

    05/27/2011 8:01:43 AM PDT · by Charlespg · 22 replies
    Mail online ^ | 27th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The discovery of a dog that was buried alive up to its nose after being shot in the head 40 times has led to calls for Malta to reform its animal welfare laws. The crossbreed mongrel, which was named Star by her rescuers, was found near the city of Birzebbuga by animal welfare officers investigating an unrelated case. After hearing whimpering coming from beneath a wooden board with a tree stump placed on top of it to weigh it down, officers were confronted with the distressing sight of a dog's face buried in the dirt.
  • Dog with two broken legs finds owner after storm (aww - hanky alert)

    05/26/2011 12:44:09 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 57 replies
    A scruffy Alabama terrier mix named Mason was whisked away by fierce twisters last month, prompting his owners, who lost their home in the storm, to fear the worst. But the redoubtable mutt apparently crawled back to his home days later with two broken legs in a remarkable tale of survival. Local news outlet WBRC reports that Mason was blown away by the storm from the garage in Birmingham where he was hiding on April 27. His owners looked for him everywhere but couldn't find him. Two and a half weeks later, though, they found Mason waiting for them on...
  • Adorable lady finds missing cat during interview outside tornado-ruined home

    05/20/2011 5:23:46 PM PDT · by mom4kittys · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 20, 2011 | Liz Goodwin
    Aren't you glad it's Friday? Do you want to maybe cry a little in celebration? Then check out this video, below, of Judy Pugh, whose home was destroyed by the tornadoes that swept through Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27. The ferocious twister left at least 39 dead in Tuscaloosa alone. Pugh cheerfully told local station WIAT that she rushed to the hallway with her three cats when the mile-wide tornado hit. The roof fell on top of her, but miraculously she and two of her cats were all in one piece. "I tried to get to my hands and knees...
  • Pets displaced by tornadoes await reunions

    05/09/2011 2:38:39 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 7 replies
    AP ^ | May 9, 2011 | By MATT SEDENSKY
    Those leaving the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter these days are either overjoyed after finding their pets lost when tornadoes ravaged the region or heartbroken and often moved to tears when they don't. Reginald Jackson has felt both. He walked up and down the rows of cages, looking for his pit bull Bolo, but the dog was nowhere to be found. About to leave, distressed that his year-old animal was still missing, Jackson looked and there was Bolo. A veterinarian was walking him from an exam.
  • Stop Insulting Your Companion Animal!

    04/30/2011 4:43:58 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Conclub ^ | 04-29-11 | The Rat
    It’s time to change your ways human carers; you are insulting your companion animals and you should be ashamed of yourself. If you use terms like pets, wild- life, critters, beasts, or pests, the Journal of Animal Ethics has a (non-animal) bone to pick with you and your lack of sensitivity. A (wackier than normal) group of leading animal ethicists is calling for a new “animal language” because the common animal terms we use “send out the wrong message.” To whom, exactly? The Rat would call these people “loons,” but that would be an affront to loons. Anyway, check out...
  • Dolphin and Cat together at last [video]

    04/30/2011 11:36:09 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 23 replies
    Viddler ^ | 4-12-11
    Dolphin and cat together at last.
  • Calling animals 'pets' is insulting, academics claim

    04/28/2011 11:06:09 AM PDT · by massmike · 40 replies ^ | 04/28/2011 | John Bingham
    Animal lovers should stop calling their furry or feathered friends “pets” because the term is insulting, leading academics claim.
  • I need dog advice..

    04/10/2011 8:21:56 PM PDT · by Hildy · 97 replies
    I'm hoping for some advice. I have a 12 year old dog. She's a maltese poodle mix, 17 pounds. About two months ago she had some sort of injury to her left hind leg. She couldn't walk on it. We took her to the vet and the X-ray showed nothing. I was sent home with an anti-inflammatory and instruction to keep her off of it. We did the best we could. Well, two months later she can walk on it but she still limps and it shakes. I don't quite know what to do. I'd say it was arthritis, but...
  • Japan's pet survivors face post-tsunami struggle

    03/28/2011 1:37:55 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-28-11
    Hungry, hurt and separated from owners who are either dead or in evacuation centres, hundreds of family pets are struggling to survive in the desolation of Japan's tsunami-ravaged northeast coast. Among the many rescue teams sent from around the world to search for survivors and bodies after Japan's worst natural disaster for nearly a century, a handful of specialised animal rescue groups have also been at work. In the days immediately after the March 11 tsunami that wiped out dozens of thriving coastal towns, the prospects looked grim. "In the hardest hit areas, we saw no animal life whatsoever," said...
  • Berlin zoo: Beloved polar bear Knut has died

    03/19/2011 9:42:11 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 29 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 03/19/2011 | Staff
    BERLIN – Berlin's beloved polar bear Knut, who rose to stardom when he was hand-raised by zoo keepers after being rejected by his mother rejected at birth, died on Saturday, a zoo official said.
  • Face of Defense: Captain Cares for Pets Left Behind

    03/17/2011 5:06:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 – On Jan. 25, Egyptians began protesting against the government of then-President Hosni Mubarak. By Feb. 1, the U.S. State Department had ordered the departure of all nonemergency U.S. government personnel and their families from Egypt. After many Americans evacuated Egypt, their pets were left behind, but Army Capt. Eric Coulson helped to set up an impromptu pet kennel to care of the animals. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But not all "members" of the families departed. The four-legged ones stayed behind. "A lot of people had pets that they really didn't have...
  • Is it Safe to Kiss Your Pet?

    03/11/2011 10:29:15 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 79 replies · 2+ views
    We’ve all done it, or at least know someone who has. Animal lovers who kiss their pets — mouth to mouth. “Kisses” from mans’ best friend or a feline companion may seem loving and irresistible, but is it safe?
  • The Newest Obesity Epidemic

    02/25/2011 1:03:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies (Americans for Limited Government) ^ | February 25, 2011 | Rebekah Rast
    America’s first lady is hell bent on fighting the obesity epidemic. For now it is focused on the nation’s children. She has interfered in school lunch and snack programs, and has even gotten one of the largest companies in the world, Wal-Mart, to comply with her plea to sell foods with less sugar and salt. In a Daily Caller op-ed, Orit Sklar, spokeswoman for My food. My Choice! wrote, “Now, one of the largest companies in the world is the vehicle through which all American food and health policy will flow. As Wal-Mart begins to institute the five-year plan, aimed...
  • Will our Pets be in Heaven? (Greg Laurie asks Randy Alcorn if we will see our pets in heaven)

    02/13/2011 9:27:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/13/2011
    Many people are attached to their pets. Pastor Greg asks Randy Alcorn if we will see our pets in heaven. Taken from the message, Big Life Issues by Pastor Greg Laurie. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR VIDEO...
  • The Most Popular Dog Breeds in America (new list from the AKC)

    01/26/2011 2:13:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 212 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1-26-11
    The American Kennel Club has released its annual list of the most popular dog breeds in America (slide show). The most popular dogs in America
  • ( VANITY ) The Night The Cop's Brought Home My Dog ( They didn't shoot her!)

    01/26/2011 10:10:25 AM PST · by Eeyore4651 · 50 replies · 1+ views
    1/26/11 | Eeyore4651
    Last night when I returned from work at 11pm,my husband informed me that one of our mini schnauzers had gone missing. We went out looking for her around town. After about thirty minutes of this aimless driving and looking to no avail,we came upon the town cop.We debated stopping and telling him what we were doing. We decided in the end to do so. After telling him,he said nothing more than he would keep his eye out for her;we went off in one direction to keep looking and he left in the other. We kept coming back to the house...
  • My Own Little "FReepathon" In Memory Of Kitty

    01/05/2011 11:12:09 AM PST · by NoGrayZone · 168 replies
    1/5/11 | Me
    I decided to have my own little "FReepathon" in memory of my beloved furry family member Kitty. She died on Thursday, December 16, 2010, just after 9:30 am. Some of you probably saw my thread when I self diagnosed her with CRF (I was vetless at the time). Turned out my little 19 year old Kitty had a urinary tract, as well as a kidney infection, which she apparently was too old and too tired to fight. This is my proposal, in which I came up with because of you, my fellow FReepers. I asked for help and info. So...
  • Vets use stem cells to manage pets' pain

    01/01/2011 7:34:35 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 23 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 01/01/2011 | CAROL MCGRAW
    Macha is one of those once-in-a-lifetime pets — a tall, lean, savvy dog who lives to hunt pheasant. Out in the field, the Labrador retriever is so focused that she shuns pats from her Woodland Park owner, Tom Bulloch. “She doesn’t want her line of vision obstructed,” he explains. Macha, who can run like the wind, was named after a mythological Irish goddess who was faster than any man or beast. Read more: frpa ....“At the time I thought, ‘aren’t stem cells illegal or a political problem?’” Bulloch says. In fact, they can be used for treatment of animals....
  • Pancho and Sugar: a pair to the end Retiree, 62, dies in attempt to save beloved dog

    12/31/2010 3:07:25 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | SIG CHRISTENSON San Antonio Express-News
    <p>SAN ANTONIO — Franklin James "Pancho" Kruse rescued his wife and a niece from his burning home early Christmas Day and went back in one more time.</p> <p>Sugar, an aging Labrador that was his near-constant companion, was trapped in the mobile-home fire.</p>
  • Man pays $10,000 for dog that had been stolen along with pickup

    12/26/2010 1:54:37 PM PST · by Racehorse · 53 replies · 5+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 25 December 2010 | Brian Chasnoff
    For Christmas this year, Chris Cooley gave a stranger a generous gift in exchange for something he considers priceless. When someone called him on Christmas Eve and said he'd found his missing golden retriever, the Cotulla rancher promptly handed over the $10,000 he'd sworn as reward money for whomever returned his dog, Jim Bowie. The dog was stolen last week along with Cooley's pickup and trailer from the Bass Pro Shop parking lot off of Interstate 10. Home again for the holidays, Jim Bowie tore through Cooley's North Side home Saturday, a boisterous reunion that proved more than a Christmas...
  • (VANITY) My dog buddy died tonight 12/25/10

    12/25/2010 10:18:08 PM PST · by jakerobins · 144 replies · 2+ views
    My little Shih Tzu named "Buddy" died tonight. He read the paper with me and enjoyed watching wheel of fortune and Jeopardy...I will miss him..... RIP Buddy...
  • The Death of a Dear Friend

    12/11/2010 6:06:04 PM PST · by lastchance · 40 replies
    Stand Firm In Faith ^ | December 9, 2010 | Matt Kennedy
    This has been a very difficult week for me personally and for the entire family. On Sunday my much loved 16 year old dog Maggie stopped eating. I tried to give her everything from leftover turkey to hot dogs. Nothing worked. On Monday she stopped drinking water and I had to start feeding her pedialite with a syringe to keep her from becoming dehydrated ...God's love is not limited to humanity. He saves both man and beast. When humanity fell into sin, all the cosmos fell into bondage as well—the death, pain and suffering of all creatures is the result...
  • 10 Great Holiday Gifts For Dog Lovers

    It's time to start looking for the perfect gifts for your pup, yourself, or the dog lovers in your life. There are many sites with gifts for dog lovers, but most of them have items that are expensive, not affordable for the average shopper. It's been another tough year financially for almost everyone, so here is a great list with all items priced under $50. There is something on this list for everyone, showing you don't need a lot of money to give a special gift. 1. Dog Treats - Giving treats is a surefire way to be a hit...
  • Prince Chunk, New Jersey Cat That Weighed As Much As 44 Pounds, Dies

    11/27/2010 4:16:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 38 replies ^ | November 26, 2010 | annem040359
    From the New York Daily News website:”Prince Chunk, the astonishingly fat cat whose plight captivated the nation, has died. The portly pussycat passed away in his sleep Sunday just days after he was diagnosed with heart disease, his owner said. “We’re all upset,” said Vince Damiani, 20, of Blackwood, N.J. “We lost a family member.” Chunk became an international sensation two years ago when he was discovered wandering the streets of Voorhees, N.J., and was dropped off at the Camden County Animal Shelter. The tubby tabby had been abandoned after his owner lost her home to foreclosure – a tale...
  • Has Anyone Had To Go Through A Cat With Chronic Renal Failure?

    11/25/2010 8:54:14 AM PST · by NoGrayZone · 161 replies · 2+ views
    11/25/10 | Me
    For the last couple of months, I thought my elder kitty was just going senile. She turned 19 this summer and has the usual "old cat" look....frail back and hind legs, loss of muscle and weight and just looks "old". She also started tinkling and pooping outside her liter box and seemed obsessed with her water bowl (hovering over it for hours). She has hip dysplasia and "old cat back", which cortisone shots took care of 2-3 years ago, then they stopped working. I found Syn-Flex for pets online and she made a miraculous recovery. The vets did all kinds...
  • War Hero Dog "Target" Mistakenly Euthanized - (Dog saved American lives in Afghanistan)

    11/19/2010 7:19:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | November 19, 2010 | Associated Press
    <p>Target was credited with saving American lives in Afghanistan.</p> <p>FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - A dog named Target that lived through explosions in war-torn Afghanistan couldn't survive a brief stay at an Arizona animal shelter.</p>
  • All Russia invited to help name Putin's new puppy

    11/17/2010 5:57:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/17/10 | Amie Ferris-Rotman
    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has invited Russians to help him come up with a name for his new puppy, which he received as a gift from his Bulgarian counterpart over the weekend. "Anyone who wishes to can send their suggestion of a male name for the prime minister's new dog to his site," a government statement said on its official website . After Moscow and Sofia signed a series of accords to boost the South Stream gas pipeline, Putin was all smiles when Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov presented the Karakachan dog to the 58-year-old leader....
  • 5 Reasons Why a Dog Should Be a Family’s First and Last “Child”

    11/15/2010 4:40:45 AM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 65 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 11/14/10 | Rhonda Robinson
    It had been almost twelve years before I got baby pains again—at 49, that was a dangerous thing. Considering that we have had a toddler in the house every two years since the late 70s, it shouldn’t have surprised anyone. My husband has always had a soft spot for brown-eyed puppies, and blue-eyed babies. So, he really wasn’t a tough sell when I told him I wanted to adopt. I had forgotten how hard it was to keep up with a ball of energy bouncing around the house, looking for something to get into. Nothing in the house was safe,...
  • Shepherd pup has until Monday to be saved

    11/14/2010 6:34:21 AM PST · by South40 · 190 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/13/2010 | ERIKA I. RITCHIE
    LAKE FOREST An eight-month-old German shepherd named Roxy has until Monday to be saved. Coastal German Shepherd Rescue has until then to raise about $6,000 for needed surgery. ((snip)) "We need to raise the money for the two surgeries and we need to find a foster home who will take her while she recovers," Norton said. "She's a sweet-tempered puppy who loves dogs and people." ((snip)) To help or for more information: 714-528-4730 or 23600 El Toro Road # D276 Lake Forest, CA 92630 and
  • Should Canine Paratroopers be Helping Battle the Taliban in Afghanistan?

    11/11/2010 8:01:03 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    beforeitsnews ^ | 11 Nov 2010 | PawNation/GuardianUK
    According to the Guardian UK, Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) has been unleashing highly trained dogs of war to help gather video surveillance of Taliban strongholds and suspected insurgent safe havens. Using a technique reportedly pioneered by U.S. special forces, these German shepherds are strapped to British paratroopers chests as they drop behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. Live video captured by the dogs' head-mounted cameras feeds back information to base. In addition, these elite canine soldiers are trained to attack armed people on the ground as well. During these missions, eight of the military dogs have reportedly been killed in...
  • Man, 73, rides lawnmower to spring dog from kennel (Read Ending)

    10/23/2010 8:36:09 PM PDT · by devane617 · 57 replies
    ap via breitbart ^ | 10/23/2010
    "I've been in law enforcement 20 years, and this is the first time I've known of anyone that has busted a dog out of jail," Chancellor told The Oklahoman. Fry spent several days in jail, and faces a municipal charge of allowing an animal to run at-large. Fry didn't deny the charges. He told The Oklahoman that he warned police to stay away from his dog unless they wanted to face his shotgun. As for Buddy Tough, he was euthanized while Fry was in jail.
  • Dog perv collared after breaking into tenant's apartment, sexually abusing 2-year-old pup Snowball

    10/23/2010 3:28:31 PM PDT · by devane617 · 17 replies ^ | 10/23/2010
    A Long Island landlord twice broke into his tenants' apartment and sexually abused their 2-year-old dog, Nassau County prosecutors said Friday.
  • Cat Gets Homemade Enema..And Other Uses For Turkey Basters

    10/22/2010 9:38:48 AM PDT · by Kensy1 · 42 replies
    Inexplicably the vet was too busy to see her that day. The vet tech, quickly determining the best way to resolve the matter took over the conversation. “Do you have a turkey baster?"
  • Aftermath Of A Puppy Mill Dog

    10/17/2010 10:24:58 AM PDT · by Kensy1 · 13 replies
    There are so many stories about puppy mills, and the puppies in them, but not about the dogs who aren't rescued or sold. The breeder dogs, those left behind. This is one dog's story. On June 6, 2008 my husband and I adopted a Bernese Mountain dog from a rescue. Sadly. we only had him a mere 14 months. It is exactly one year ago today that he passed. I want to share his story so people will know about the horrendous conditions these dogs are in. They are the forgotten ones. Although this is Logan's tale, it is the...
  • Saturday Night Doggy (and Kitty) Thread

    10/16/2010 7:28:24 PM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 125 replies
    10-16-10 | Me and You and You and You and YouTube
    Saturday Night Doggy AND Kitty Thread...Please go to YouTube, (if you haven't already), find your favorite animal vid....and post it! Tonight is all about watching fun, informative, get it.....videos of the critters we love so very much.Have fun!
  • This Exists: Doggie Butt Covers

    10/15/2010 1:50:00 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 15, 2010
    That’s right. You read that correctly. Finally you no longer need to be embarrassed by your dog’s exposed anus. A new product called “Rear Gear” protects your dog from “feeling left in the dirt because of his/her unsightly rear.” Not sure who is going to actually buy this product, nor the psychological profile of the individual who had this idea. But if there is one thing in can say is that, yes, this is one of those rare instances where words fail. The website Etsy has the product and order information that includes: "Is your pet feeling left in the...
  • Abused cat's former owner in court (Get ready to explode! - Tampa,FL)

    10/13/2010 2:59:21 PM PDT · by devane617 · 13 replies ^ | 10/13/2010
    <p>A woman accused of throwing a cat locked in a carrier into the water to drown appeared before a judge today, saying her boyfriend was to blame for the horrific abuse the cat endured.</p> <p>Missy Krack told the judge she waited in the truck as Giovanni Estrada dumped the cat into McKay Bay. Investigators say Krack was likely the victim of abuse herself, and was probably not a willing participant in the abuse of the cat.</p>