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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.