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  • Can Puppies Fix Boredom? #PowerofPuppies

    09/21/2016 7:44:21 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 9 replies
    HELP FEED HUNGRY SHELTER PUPS! Share the #PowerofPuppies video For every video view, Puppy Chow will donate one pound of Puppy Chow Natural to Rescue Bank® (up to 500,000 pounds or until April 23, 2016)
  • Las Vegas: Friend's pit bull fatally mauls boy

    08/19/2016 4:33:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    KOLO ^ | Aug 18, 2016
    Police in Las Vegas say a dog that fatally mauled a 9-year-old boy was a family pet at a house the boy was visiting. ... Police Officer Jesse Roybal said .. animal control officers took custody of the dog, which was described as a pit bull.
  • Ice Age puppies found preserved in Russian permafrost - were they cavemans best friends?

    03/29/2016 9:22:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | UPDATED : Monday, 28 March, 2016, 2:25pm | Staff
    The hunters searching for mammoth tusks were drawn to the steep riverbank by a deposit of ancient bones. To their astonishment, they discovered an Ice Age puppys snout peeking out from the permafrost. Five years later, a pair of puppies perfectly preserved in Russias far northeast region of Yakutia and dating back 12,460 years has mobilised scientists across the world. To find a carnivorous mammal intact with skin, fur and internal organs - this has never happened before in history, said Sergei Fyodorov, head of exhibitions at the Mammoth Museum of the North-Eastern Federal University in the regional capital of...
  • 20 Cute Gifs for National Puppy Day

    03/23/2016 2:41:57 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-23-16 | Tyler O'Neill
    Today is National Puppy Day, which means that across the country -- and maybe in other parts of the world -- men and women, boys and girls, are spending quality time with their little dogs, or enjoying cute gifs on the Internet. National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by "Celebrity Pet & Home Lifestyle Expert and Author" Colleen Page, who also founded National Dog Day and National Cat Day. Paige intended National Puppy Day to celebrate "the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives," according to the day's official website. "More importantly, it's a day to...
  • Why We Returned Our Adorable Puppy to the Breeder [horrible article - great reader comment]

    12/08/2015 11:39:28 AM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    Yahoo! Parenting ^ | December 8, 2015
    The trouble began the first hour Eevee was in our house. We tried to put her in the crate, which something Lambic never minded, so we could eat lunch, but Eevee wouldn't stop crying and barking. During her first two weeks with us, we slept with pillows over our heads to drown out her barking at bedtime. I work from home most days and thought that would make housetraining easier, but I soon realized it made it harder because there was no set schedule or routine for Eevee. Some days she wouldn’t go in the crate at all. Other days...
  • From playful puppy to bigger than a human in just eight months: Couple document their dog's extraord

    10/17/2015 8:48:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    Daily MailLife Buzz ^ | 14 October 201510-17-15 | By Andrea Magrath For Daily Mail AustraliaShelya Life Buzz Staff
    Alex Dennison and Ashley Lewis should have listened to people. The Australian couple adopted their German Shepherd, Nasra, when she was eight weeks old. The pair were frequently stopped on the street by strangers who complimented the beautiful canine while telling them that, based on the size of her paws and head, she was going to be a big girl. Dennison and Lewis usually laughed off the warnings. They did, however, create a growth chart by photographing Nasra every month. In the series, the first image starts with Lewis comfortably cradling Nasra to the latest image where the dog is...
  • Pocatello area couple saves pregnant dog that was shot and left for dead, and now has nine puppies

    04/05/2015 10:44:24 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 20 replies
    Idaho State Journal ^ | 4/3/2015 | Michael H. ODonnell
    The brown and white border collie had caught Beth Stenbergs attention several times as she drove her two sons to hockey practice in Idaho Falls in February. The lone female dog was a frequent sight on the edge of Interstate 15 between Fort Hall and Blackfoot.
  • 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...
  • Mother Dog Saves Puppies From Forest Fire In Chile By Digging Hole And Placing Them Inside

    03/20/2015 4:47:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    CBS12 ^ | Friday, March 20 2015,
    A mother dog saved her nine puppies from burning alive in a forest fire in Chile by digging a deep hole and placing her babies inside where they were later found untouched by the flames, according to rescuers. SNIP They were reunited with their mother and are all expected to be OK.
  • Alabama teens accused of beheading pups and posting killing to Snapchat

    03/11/2015 7:38:53 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 37 replies ^ | March 10, 2015 | Penny Eims
    Two Alabama teens are accused of committing a heinous crime of animal cruelty against three stray puppies and posting the disturbing deed to Snapchat, reported Tuesday's WFSA News. The Wilcox County teens, 18-year-old Ashley Johnston and an unnamed 17-year-old male teen, are accused of throwing the pups into the air and then slashing their heads off with a machete. The teens effectively outed themselves when they uploaded cell phone images to social media and a disturbed viewer reported the crime to the local authorities. According to the police, Johnston recorded the 17-year-old throwing the pups into the air and then...
  • Women Try On Vintage Bras

    01/05/2015 1:33:25 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 3, 2014 | BuzzFeedBlue
    We asked some brave women to try on old-time bras and corsets. This is what happened.
  • Giant Men Meet Tiny Puppies [video]

    11/08/2014 2:14:43 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 16 replies
    Pretty much what the title says. Beefcake for the lady FReepers, puppies for all! (I do, however, suspect that one of those "giant men" may be an imposter.)
  • 12 Foods That Could Kill Your Dog

    05/22/2014 3:31:41 PM PDT · by blam · 108 replies
    BI ^ | 5-22-2014 | Food Beast
    Food Beast May 22, 2014, 6:02 PM The most important thing with pet care is knowing what you can and can't feed your dog. That and capitalizing on your puppy for hilarious memes. As long as you stick to a pretty decent doggy diet, everything should be gravy right? Wrong. Turns out there's a ton of foods you probably didn't know about that can actually be really bad for your dog, including some that are perfectly healthy for humans. After all, there's nothing worse than having your dog suffer over a simple mistake in diet. While they're still man's best...
  • New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem (Muslims Throw Puppies at IDF)

    03/22/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Israellycool ^ | March 18, 2014 | Judge Dan
    New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem Update: The source for this post is the 0404 News, an internet based outlet that report predominantly about Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, IDF. More often than not, they are tipped directly by IDF and Police personnel about items, especially items that do not gain media attention, like rock throwing, firebombs, and other attacks on armed forces and civilians, often accompanied with private photos taken with their cellular phones. While I personally do not doubt the veracity of this report, it should be stated that as of now, no other news outlets...
  • Abandoned dog and six puppies healthy, happy and playful at Jackson County Animal Shelter

    02/15/2014 4:24:15 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    MLive ^ | FEb 15, 2014 | John Szerlag
    A mother dog and her six puppies were found abandoned at a mobile home Thursday while Jackson County deputies went to assist with an eviction. All the dogs are at the Jackson County Animal Shelter. They do not appear to have been mistreated. The dog and her 10-week-old puppies, which are all a mixed breed, appear to be in healthy condition, having good weight and playful personalities.
  • Blind pup and guide dog brother feeling right at home in Philadelphia (w adoptive parents)

    12/21/2013 4:55:02 PM PST · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Post Gazette ^ | Dec 20, 2013 | Alexandra Mester
    Jeffrey and Jermaine, a pair of black-and-white pit bull mix puppies from Philadelphia who rocked the animal rescue world with their story in mid-November, have settled into their new home together. The duo, now 8 months old, were rescued by Operation Ava after being picked up as strays by animal-control officers in early October. Jeffrey is blind and Jermaine acts as his guide-dog, leading his brother around in new environments. A photo of the pair entwined while sleeping in their kennel at the rescue shelter was shared around the world overnight. The couple is introducing Jeffrey to small areas at...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Dip Puppies in Gasoline to Use as Firebombs

    10/29/2013 7:14:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies ^ | 10/29/2013 | Ari Yashar
    <p>Two puppies rescued after nearly being used as living firebombs by Muslim Brotherhood.</p> <p>Two puppies from Egypt were rescued just moments before they were to be used by the Muslim Brotherhood in their protests as "puppy bombs" dipped in gasoline and set on fire.</p>
  • It's National Dog Day!

    08/26/2013 11:50:40 AM PDT · by Gefn · 56 replies
    National Dog Day.Com ^ | August 26, 2013
    To raise awareness that dogs and puppies at shelters need homes. To honor and cherish your dogs at home.
  • How to housebreak and calm down a puppy--advice please!

    07/13/2013 11:34:45 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 143 replies
    self | July 14 2013 | self
    Hi, everyone. :) We just bought a black lab who is about six weeks old; a female. I just brought her outside; she had napped next to me and was sound asleep on the couch as I dozed off. I then brought her out and put her in her crate, because she pees and poos all over the house. How do I train this puppy--and how can I get her to stop crying at night. The last couple of nights, I could not stand the crying, so I brought her up to my husband and my bed. Even now, she...

    05/02/2013 11:45:01 PM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 4 replies ^ | 5/3/13 | Pastor Terry Hagedorn
    At 11:15am or so today, May 2, 2013, I tuned into the WV Statewide Talkline hosted by Hoppy Kercheval. A woman, identified later as being from the state ASPCA, was talking about the tragedy of ten bodies of what appeared to be pit bull puppies being found in a bag along the highway. They were in advanced stages of decomposition. The cause of death was not apparent. She spoke of an official investigation into the whys and wherefores of their deaths. She stated that the bodies had been sent to a Virginia university for necropsy to be performed on each...
  • Live stream- Puppy Bowl Locker Room

    01/31/2013 8:40:19 AM PST · by Gefn · 16 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | January 28, 2013 | Breitbart
  • Mother dog rescues her puppies from burning house, places them on fire truck

    08/12/2012 10:48:32 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/11/12 | Victoria Cavaliere
    There's little a mother wouldn't do to save her babies, and that includes rescuing them one-by-one from a house fire. Photos of a dog in Chile apparently carrying all five of her 10-day-old puppies from a burning house then placing them in the back of a fire truck made the rounds on social media Saturday.
  • LIVE PUPPY CAM: Holly's Half Dozen

    07/28/2012 9:14:13 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 28 replies
    Warrior Canine Connection ^ | June 24, 2012 | Holly, Super Mom Dog
    Meet Hollys Half Dozen. These six Golden Retriever pups were born on June 24th and have already begun very important work helping to heal the invisible wounds of our Nations Combat Veterans. Recovering Service Members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, MD are engaged in the critical task of socializing the pups through puppy petting. The litter of five girls and one boy will spend the next two years lifting the spirits of Wounded Warriors and giving them a therapeutic and purposeful mission. By volunteering to train the pups...
  • Puppies paired with panhandlers in S.F. to curb homelessness

    06/16/2012 8:39:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 86 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Maria L. LaGanga
    A new program in San Francisco will pair carefully selected dogs from shelters with panhandlers in an effort to steer the latter away from asking for money on the streets and keep the animals from being euthanized. The temporary guardians (the words "pet" and "owner" are frowned upon in San Francisco) will receive weekly stipends of $50 to $75 and must agree to jettison their cardboard signs in the pilot project believed to be the first of its kind in the country. The program, scheduled to start in August, is called WOOF, short for Wonderful Opportunities for Occupants and Fidos....
  • USDA seeks change to regulate Internet pet sales

    05/11/2012 5:43:22 AM PDT · by Gennie · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | TRACIE CONE
    Dog breeders who skirt animal welfare laws by selling puppies over the Internet would face tighter scrutiny under a rule change proposed Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The change would subject dog owners who breed more than four females and sell the puppies electronically, by mail or over the phone to the same oversight faced by wholesale dealers as part of the Animal Welfare Act. That law, written in 1966, set standards of care for animals bred for commercial sale and research. Retail sales were exempt from inspections under the assumption that anyone who visited the store could...
  • Beyonce, The Tiniest Puppy, Takes First Steps At Four Weeks

    04/10/2012 8:38:09 AM PDT · by OneVike · 17 replies
    News Blaze ^ | 4/5/12 | Alan Gray
    Beyonce, the world's tiniest rescue puppy, now at four weeks old, has captured the heart of millions around the world - and who could resist the story and these photos? This week, she was given a clean bill of health from Folsom veterinarian, Dr Jennifer Sweet DVM.Beyonce was not breathing when she was born and had to be resuscitated. At birth, she was so small that she fit into a spoon and weighed one ounce (28 grams). Four weeks later, she weighs a little under 7 ounces, (around 200 grams), a far cry from her birth weight of just...
  • Man accused of slaying dog and puppies faces felony charges

    03/12/2012 7:47:54 AM PDT · by Altariel · 12 replies ^ | March 8, 2012 | Penny Eims
    Anderson, IN - Dennis Duane White, 46, has been formally charged with 15 felony counts of animal cruelty following the slaying of a mother dog and her eight puppies. According to the Star Press, the formal charges were made against White on Tuesday. White's alleged violent rampage happened last month following a dispute over a tax refund with his girlfriend. White is accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend after she refused to hand over her tax refund to him. The woman's dog, Coco, apparently tried to intervene on the behalf of her distraught guardian by biting the White on...
  • Given a home: The eight puppies left for dead inside a bale of hay... near mother who ...

    01/22/2012 10:55:37 AM PST · by aldabra · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | January 22, 2012 | John Hutchinson
    It's little wonder that with such cute faces peering out over the edge of their plastic bowl, these eight abandoned puppies have found new homes. But their futures could have been a lot bleaker. The puppies and their mother, a mongrel named Amy, had been found by a farmer stuffed inside a bale of hay on his land in Newark. But now, following an appeal by local newspaper the Lincolnshire Echo, the eight six-week old puppies have found caring owners ... The mother was discovered with a rope tied around her neck which she had bitten through. ...
  • Santa's little yelpers: Eight pups pining for new home for Christmas

    12/23/2011 4:15:24 AM PST · by algernonpj · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 23, 2011 | Rebecca English
    Christmas is a time for families. Unfortunately these eight adorable little puppies dont have one of their own. Dumped on the caring staff at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London by their owner just a few days ago, the litter is now available for rehoming. Seasonally named after Santas reindeer from left to right Dasher, Cupid, Prancer, Donner, Dancer, Comet, Blitzen and Vixen the black, white and tan pups are mongrels and, although their breed is unknown, are likely to grow quite big. The mischievous pups will, however, spend Christmas at the home alongside 500 other dogs...
  • Pebbles the Dalmatian 'weak but healthy' after giving birth to a litter of FIFTEEN puppies

    12/19/2011 10:21:09 AM PST · by algernonpj · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 19, 2011 | Rebecca Seales
    t's not quite 101 Dalmatians. But when two-year-old Pebbles gave birth to 15 tiny puppies, she and her owners found their paws were more than full. The litter is more than twice the average size for a Dalmatian, and the trials of motherhood initially took their toll. Owner Kay Sullivan, 45, said: 'We had to care for [the puppies] for two days because Pebbles was not very well. ...
  • Dog tired: Romy the Irish Setter gives birth to huge litter of 15 puppies . . .

    12/05/2011 12:24:50 PM PST · by algernonpj · 30 replies
    DailyMail ^ | December 5, 2011 | Emily Allen
    When three-year-old Romy went into labour her owners knew they had a long night ahead of them. But when she started to give birth at their Coventry home she didnt stop until an astonishing 15 Irish setter puppies were born. The amazing feat was almost double the average of a traditional litter of eight or nine and not far off the UK record. . . . The squealing newborns, a healthy 10 girls and five boys, weighed between 275 and 339 grams.
  • Shhh... let sleeping dogs lie: The tiny puppies catching 40 winks

    09/14/2011 3:19:27 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 15 replies
    Mail online ^ | 14th September 2011 | Inderdeep Bains
    After a busy day spent trying to catch their own tail, the cat next door or the postman, sometimes there's nothing else a puppy wants to catch but 40 winks
  • Taking dogs from their litter too young 'makes them aggressive'

    08/27/2011 2:44:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 125 replies
    Seperating puppies from their litter too early can turn them into aggressive dogs, say scientists. They are significantly more likely to display problematic behaviour as adults than those who stay for at least two months. This raises the risk that they will be abandoned by their owners. Researchers studied 140 dogs aged between 18 months and seven years. Half had been taken from the litter and adopted between the ages of 30 and 40 days, and half had been taken at 60 days. Read more:
  • Puppies abandoned in a taped box [in 110+ heat]

    07/13/2011 12:51:50 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 23 replies
    WIS News ^ | 7/12/11 | WIS Staff
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) A college student home for the summer came across a strange box in the middle of the road in the Florence, only to find two abandoned puppies. When Florence resident Dani Ball opened the taped box she found two puppies, left to die on the side of the road. Ball says instinct took over and she was determined to save the small animals. "I've been crawling around in dog cages since I [could] crawl," laughs Ball. Dani was babysitting when she got a call from a neighbor about a mysterious package sitting on the side of the...
  • URGENT - Homes needed in MT for Rescued Dogs!

    05/29/2011 6:27:49 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 29 replies
    RezQDogs ^ | 5/29/11 | RezQDogs
    All of these dogs were rescued from being shot by the local reservation Animal Control(FWP) in Montana, so they are safe now. I am trying to help Rene and Anita find foster homes or even better yet forever homes for them. There are lots of puppies not pictured yet as they have a small "cough" that Rene wants a vet to take a look at first. Once she gets an OK from the vet, they will either be transferred to another rescue or to permanent homes if possible. The ones that say pregnant females on them have places to go...
  • Elderly Woman Promised Car Repair, Robbed of Money and Puppies Instead (Reno)

    05/26/2011 6:05:10 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 11 replies
    KOLO8 ^ | May 25, 2011 | Sami Davies
    An elderly woman in southeast Reno was promised car repair in exchange for a fee but instead was left with an empty purse and minus three valuable puppies. Police say it happened around 5 p.m., Tues., when an elderly woman received a knock on her door by three men offering to fix her damaged car in her garage in exchange for money. The victim agreed to the deal and paid the suspects $700, up front, in cash. With the money in hand, the suspects fled the scene and took with them three of her purebred female Shihtzus. How were the...
  • Why God Gave Us Puppies

    04/08/2011 8:15:57 AM PDT · by Immerito · 66 replies ^ | February 10th, 2011 | Unknown
  • Puppy Bowl VII's lineup ready to ruff it up

    01/26/2011 9:23:30 PM PST · by speciallybland · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/26/2011
    Are you ready for the cutest, most adorable faux sporting event of the year? Animal Planet has announced the lineup for Puppy Bowl VII, the annual Super Bowl antidote pitting irresistible pups against each other and a slew of chew toys on the gridiron. The football-with-puppies game has aired the same day as its fellow venerated American tradition, the Super Bowl, for the past seven years. The 20-pup starting lineup was assembled from shelters and rescues across the country and as far as the U.S. Virgin Islands, all of whom will be vying for the title of MVP, or most...
  • Palin pounds puppy-kicking Politico for heavy use of anonymous sources.

    11/01/2010 2:15:10 PM PDT · by radioone · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-1-10 | Jonathan Strong
    On Monday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin mocked her media detractors Politico, specifically as puppy-kicking, chain-smoking porn producers for their heavy use of anonymous sources in a quote as memorable as Spiro Agnews nattering nabobs of negativism. Palins latest broadside against the press comes in response to a Politico story that quoted several anonymous Republican operatives worrying aloud that a Palin presidential candidacy could end in disaster. We believe she could get the nomination, but Barack Obama would crush her, said a source identified by Politico as one prominent and longtime Washington Republican. Palin and her allies are...
  • 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...
  • 7 Puppies die during American Airlines flight

    08/04/2010 11:35:12 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 22 replies
    WGN-TV, Chicago ^ | Wednesday, August 04, 2010 | Pat Curry
    Seven puppies die after American Airlines flight landsCHICAGO - American Airlines has launched an investigation into what caused the death of seven puppies aboard a flight that landed in O'Hare International Airport Tuesday morning. American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan said 15 puppies were aboard Flight 851 that left Tulsa, Oklahoma at 7:30 a.m. and arrived at O'Hare shortly about an hour and a half later. "We're not certain if the puppies died during the flight or later, because we still have to talk to the employees who handled them. We plan to do that today," she said. "They may...
  • Puppy Thrown at German Biker Gang

    06/16/2010 3:39:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies · 570+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 16 June 2010
    A German student "mooned" a group of Hell's Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said. The man drove up to a Hell's Angels clubhouse near Munich, wearing only a pair of shorts and carrying a puppy. He dropped his shorts and threw the dog, escaping on a bulldozer from a nearby building site. He was arrested later at home by police. The 26-year-old is said to have stopped taking depression medication. After making his getaway on the bulldozer, he had driven so slowly that a 5km tailback built up behind him...
  • URGENT: Pregnant beagle needs foster home

    03/05/2010 9:03:30 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 35 replies · 1,065+ views
    Craigslist ^ | March 5 2010 | Niuhuru
    This little dog is very pregnant and needs out of the pound ASAP before she has her puppies. Our rescue will pay for all of her vetting and expenses if we can find someone willing to foster her and her pups until they are old enough to be adopted.
  • PETA spokeswoman 'dumped puppies'

    11/11/2009 7:09:39 AM PST · by missycocopuffs · 21 replies · 1,247+ views
    9News ^ | November 11, 2009 | 9News
    Hollywood actress and PETA spokeswoman Dominique Swain has reportedly been caught dumping unvaccinated puppies at an animal shelter. Swain, 29, arrived at a Malibu refuge with her father and a box of eight-week-old cocker spaniel cross dogs over the weekend, reports claim. The Lolita and Face/Off starlet, who posed naked in front of a school blackboard in a PETA animal rights advertisement, then reportedly told the shelter workers she couldn't pay for the puppies' vaccinations. "She said she had no money, despite [arriving] in her BMW," Fox News reported a witness as saying.
  • Dog Gives Birth to a Litter of 20 Puppies

    05/09/2009 8:43:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1,149+ views
    WCTV ^ | May 9, 2009
    One local dog owner received an early Mother's Day gift this week. But not just one, twenty of them! Whimpering and squirming, itty bitty newborn puppies attack their mama for milk. "Exhausting, exhausting. It's been around the clock feedings. Because she has so many, she can't do it on her own, so we're having to bottle feed just to make sure they're all rotated and everything's fine with that," said Dog Owner Deanna Stewart. Just a few days ago, Deanna Stewart's dog Dixie surprised her with a litter of twenty. "My vet, he said that 20 is the most he...
  • This Easter, Beware of Identity Theft (Awww cute...)

    04/10/2009 8:39:50 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies · 1,319+ views
    The Cats Meow ^ | 04/09/2009 | Karen Nichols
    Our best friend, Guido the Italian Kitty, sent us this important warning to guard against identity theft as we head into Easter week. Please be vigilant and guard your identities closely, kits and pups!!! If you can't get your Snuzz on during the Easter season, then you'd better have somebody check and see if you've got a pulse! Mille grazie, Guido!
  • TV alert: ABC's 'Nightline' investigates puppy mills

    03/26/2009 9:39:35 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies · 1,682+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Mar 26, 2009 5:41:25 PM | Karen Saunders
    This Friday night (March 27), ABC's Nightline will investigate puppy mills. ABC correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi and investigators from Nightline travel the byways and back roads of Lancaster County, Pa., visiting numerous puppy mills and filming Main Line Animal Rescue's volunteers as they rescue breeding dogs and puppies from Lancaster County's notorious Amish commercial breeding facilities. Sharyn Alfonsi interviewed, on camera, an Amish breeder while touring his facility -- a first for network television. With approximately 500 dogs housed on his property, this commercial breeder speaks openly about an industry cloaked in secrecy and suspicion -- the cruel factory farming of...
  • Humane society responsible for killing over 70 healthy puppies in N. Carolina

    02/20/2009 7:57:53 PM PST · by barnieca · 28 replies · 777+ views
    Best Friends Animal Rescue ^ | 2/19/09 | P. Barnett
    Coalition challenges Humane Society outdated policy (Killing Puppies) Dear readers, we know that this story is difficult. Best Friends feels as you do that animal welfare organizations are more effective when we get along and work together. In this case we felt it was important to draw public attention to HSUS?s policy on dogs from fighting busts because its clout and its relationships with law enforcement informs and justifies state and local animal control policies. The court-ordered destruction of 145 dogs, including about 75 puppies, which were seized from a fighting dog breeding operation in December, was based on the...
  • Gang of children - some as young as TEN - caught slowly roasting puppies over bonfire[UK]

    02/04/2009 9:07:58 AM PST · by BGHater · 21 replies · 627+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 04 Feb 2009 | Jaya Narain
    A gang of children aged as young as 10 were caught trying to roast a pair puppies over a bonfire. Passerby Melanie Johnson spotted them kicking the pups and holding them over the fire on a canal bank. The youngsters fled, abandoning the dogs, when she challenged them. Ms Johnson, 32, took the puppies home, then passed them on to an RSPCA centre where staff treated the dogs and are now looking to find them new homes. She said: 'I just could not believe the cruelty being shown by these kids. If I hadn't turned up, I think they would...
  • *** Puppy Bowl LIVE Thread *** on Animal Planet.

    02/01/2009 12:41:07 PM PST · by NewLand · 48 replies · 2,021+ views
    Animal Planet | 02/01/09 | NewLand
    OK all you dog lovers, here's the annual Puppy Bowl LIVE thread. woof woof!