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  • CIA fires bomb-sniffing puppy, who just didn’t care for the job

    10/19/2017 4:18:17 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 15 replies
    Global News ^ | October 19, 2017 | Maham Abedi
    Sorry, Lulu. Maybe you have another calling. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had to fire one of its cutest employees, who simply didn’t demonstrate the initiative needed for the very important job. Lulu’s departure from the prestigious job was announced in a “Pupdate” by the agency Wednesday, who regretfully acknowledged that she just wasn’t meant for sniffing bombs. They tried offering the black Labrador some work benefits such as treats and extra playtime, but said: “Even when they could motivate her with food and play to search, she was clearly not enjoying herself any longer.”
  • Woman calls veteran's PTSD service dog 'nasty' in viral video

    09/22/2017 4:36:11 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2017 | Staff
    An argument broke out at a Delaware restaurant this week after a woman complained to a veteran that service dogs inside eateries are “nasty.” The video shows Ciara Miller standing inside of Kathy’s Crab House arguing with a small group of people, including a man holding a leash of a Great Dane wearing a vest that read: “PTSD service dog.” At one point a woman off camera is heard telling Miller the dog’s owner is a military veteran, the News Journal in Wilmington reported. Miller is heard responding the point is irrelevant and having an animal in a restaurant is...
  • Enraged woman flips out on a veteran for bringing his PTSD dog into a restaurant

    09/19/2017 3:39:39 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 79 replies
    <p>Great Video at link: Warning: This video contains explicit language.</p> <p>Shocking footage shows an angry woman screaming at a U.S. military veteran and a restaurant’s staff members after the veteran brought his PTSD service dog into the establishment.</p> <p>The video begins with the woman already in hysterics, claiming she won’t keep her hands to herself and threatening to push the dog, who was wearing an official service dog jacket and was calmly standing off to the side with its owner. When an off-camera waitress tries to explain that the veteran is allowed to bring his dog inside because “he fought for our country,” the woman responds erratically by ranting about how her husband was a serviceman who died and asking what the waitress’s point is.</p>
  • Thailand’s stray dogs could become high-tech patrol unit

    09/05/2017 6:43:44 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 5 replies
    The Extract ^ | 9.4.17 | Editor
    In an area beset by crime and abandoned animals, one company is hoping its latest high-tech gadget could help alleviate both problems.
  • Good Samaritans Help Save Horses From Fire At Goshen Historic Track

    08/24/2017 11:03:21 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    CBS Local NY ^ | 8/24/17
    Good Samaritans helped move horses to safety after a fire broke out at a historic race track in Orange County. The fire began after 6 p.m. Wednesday at a barn at the Goshen Historic Track, a registered historic landmark, and quickly spread. Kaufman said there were just seconds to react to get one horse, named Caviar Hall, out. “Caviar Hall was in a burning stall after the fire erupted and it was thanks to one of the horse trainers that he was able to make it out safely,” he said. “The whole stall was full of flames and the horse...
  • 60 illegal immigrants locked in a frigid trailer rescued by Border Patrol

    08/19/2017 6:16:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2017
    Sixty illegal immigrants who were comingled within a tractor holding produce were rescued by Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agents on Saturday. Agents referred a tractor trailer driver to secondary inspection after a dog alerted officials to the people who were laying on and within pallets of broccoli. The trailer's doors were secured with a padlock and the subjects had no means of escape. The trailer's temperature was 49 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In Cambodia, Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines And Save Lifes

    07/16/2017 6:32:58 AM PDT · by ptsal · 22 replies
    NPR - Parallels ^ | July 31, 2015 | Michael Sullivan
    [snip] Victoria, a 2-year-old rat, sniffs for TNT, sticking her nose high in the air to indicate she's found some. She works her way down a 10-meter line with a handler on either end, and is able to detect the presence of TNT at a distance of approximately half a yard. [Yes, the article is from 2015]
  • Are Goats Taking Jobs From Union Workers?

    07/11/2017 7:53:58 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 39 replies
    Detroit Free Press, Battle Creek Enquire writer Noe Hernandez ^ | 6 July 2017 | Noe Hernandez , Battle Creek Enquirer, Detroit Free Press
    Are goats taking jobs from union workers? Noe Hernandez , Battle Creek Enquirer Published 1:42 p.m. ET July 6, 2017 | Updated 14 hours ago 636349422166184578-goatherd-large-ngooch.jpg (Photo: Nick Gooch/courtesy of Western Michigan A battle is brewing at Western Michigan University this summer between a group of hungry goats and a labor union. The 400-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has filed a grievance contending that the work the goats are doing in a wooded lot is taking away jobs from laid-off union workers. "AFSCME takes protecting the jobs of its members very seriously and we have an...
  • USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog

    07/08/2017 7:00:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2017
    USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog A United States Marine Corps veteran who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder said his employer won't let him come to work with his service dog. Yauncey Long said Cincinnati Bell, a Midwest telecomm company, refused to let him work in the company of his service dog, C4. Long said he's gotten pushback from the company, including "unsatisfactory" responses from management, after he applied for reasonable accommodations. He said he was sent home every day for a week without pay after he came to work with C4. Long...
  • Evacuations after truck tested positive for explosives at gate of Hanscom Air Force Base

    07/06/2017 8:36:34 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 49 replies
    NBC4 Columbus ^ | 7/6/3027
    #BREAKING LIVE: Evacuations are taking place after a vehicle tested positive for explosives at the gate of Hanscom Air Force Base near Boston, Massachusetts. http://nbc4i.co/2tMD3Ye
  • Bucking Thunder Snow appears to be OK, but teasing follows on Twitter (Kentucky Derby)

    05/07/2017 9:11:09 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 10 replies
    SacBee ^ | 5/6/17 | MICHAEL MCGOUGH
    Those who bet on the favorite can rejoice – Always Dreaming won Saturday afternoon’s Kentucky Derby. Those who bet Dubai-based Thunder Snow at 16-1 odds, on the other hand, didn’t have their hopes up for long. The horse bucked wildly in the mud right out of the starting gate and did not finish the race. Early reports say Thunder Snow appears healthy.
  • Orangutans are dressed up and made to box each other (tr)

    03/13/2017 9:30:41 AM PDT · by bar sin·is·ter · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | MArch 13, 2017 | Rod Ardehali
    Orangutans are dressed up and made to box each other to entertain visitors at a Thai zoo leading to animal rights activists demanding it is shut down A zoo in Thailand is profiting from 'orangutan boxing' where apes appear to fight for the amusement of locals and tourists. The supposed good-natured show - which takes place at Safari World in Bangkok - has been criticised by animal rights activists who say it should be shut down. One tourist who saw the display condemned the zoo for exploiting the incredibly intelligent primates.
  • Police dog Freya finds lost child in woods near Lacombe

    02/15/2017 3:28:41 PM PST · by BBell · 20 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/15/17 | Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    While the German shepherd Rumor was being crowned the top dog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York Tuesday night (Feb. 14), police dog Freya was winning accolades of her own on the North Shore. The Bavarian mountain hound, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office canine that specializes in finding lost children, located a missing 14-year-old autistic child in the woods near Lacombe. Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a residence after the child went missing. The deputies canvassed the area but could not find the child, the Sheriff's Office said. Freya and her handler, deputy Ron Olivier,...
  • De Blasio’s horse carriage ‘fake news’ is creating chaos

    12/11/2016 5:54:38 PM PST · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11 December 2016 | Nicole Gelinas
    All the recent talk of “fake news” has an overlooked angle here in New York — where fake news has long plagued the horse-carriage industry. Who’s responsible for elevating fabrications into fact? Mayor de Blasio. De Blasio won office partly on a bizarre promise: He’d ban Central Park’s horse carriages. In making this pledge, he gained campaign contributions. Prosecutors are looking into whether this was bribery. The mayor repeatedly tried to ban the carriages but lost in the City Council. At one hearing, the Mayor’s Office couldn’t give evidence that horses were mistreated or in danger. Yet in the process,...
  • SFO adds therapy pig to greet travelers

    12/05/2016 5:51:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 12/5/16 | Beth Spotswood
    Believe it or not, adorable dogs aren't for everyone. That's one of the reasons why the San Francisco International Airport has added a new member to its four-legged "Wag Brigade" - a pig named LiLou. SFO's Wag Brigade allows SPCA animals certified by the Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program to greet and comfort hurried travelers as they arrive, depart, or languish through a layover. LiLou is the program's first pig.
  • First a polar bear petted a dog. Then a polar bear did what polar bears do: Ate a dog.

    11/29/2016 4:25:20 AM PST · by SJackson · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-22-16 | Karin Brulliard
    A video of an enormous polar bear in Canada gingerly patting a chained sled dog hit the Internet last week and quickly went viral. The Huffington Post lauded its “cuteness factor.” The man who shot the video praised the bear for showing “that kind of heart toward another animal.” But reality soon intervened. Canada’s CBC News reported that officials had removed three polar bears from the same property in Churchill after one killed and ate another dog. The owner of the site, who raises the sled dogs, told the network that the slaughter had occurred on “the only day we...
  • BLM Ally Accused of Punching Police Horse During Trump Protest

    11/16/2016 11:08:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-15-16 | Bob Price
    A Texas woman described as a Black Lives Matter supporter stands accused of punching a Houston police horse during an anti-Trump protest last week. Shere Dore, 40, has been charged with interference with a police service animal, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from court records held by the Harris County District Clerk. The offense is a State Jail Felony punishable by incarceration of up to two years and not less than 180 days behind bars. If convicted, Dore could also be fined up to $10,000. A complaint filed by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office obtained by Breitbart...
  • Horrifying Massacre Of Dozens Of U.S. K9 Trained Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Massacred By Muslims In Kuwait

    11/16/2016 6:15:40 AM PST · by tekrat · 35 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 11/16/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    St. Francis once said: “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” This is the case every time. When someone is cruel to animals, they are cruel to human beings. In fact, Christianity is the best for the care of animals. Dozens of American-trained dogs were killed by a Kuwaiti-based company last week, according to multiple reports, though there are conflicting explanations for the deaths. While several news agencies reported the story, they fail to also report that...
  • A History of Hunting Dogs

    10/03/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/3/2016 | S Morstan
    Dogs and humans have a long history of friendship, and hunting has been one of the main reasons people have bred dogs over the centuries. There are ancient cave paintings depicting stories of dogs walking alongside man. The story goes back 20,000 years to the time of pre-agricultural hunter-gatherers. As far back as 12,000 years ago, there's evidence of dogs used for hunting, guarding and hauling weight. In most every culture, dogs have played a longstanding and important role. The ancient Chinese kept dogs as companions and for hunting. In Egypt, dogs held great cultural significance and were often mummified...
  • Donkeys on the way to being therapy animals aren't horsing around (central PA)

    09/09/2016 5:13:50 AM PDT · by jiggyboy · 14 replies
    The Daily Item / The Danville News ^ | September 9, 2016 | Karen Blackledge
    Juan, a miniature donkey, has passed his first test to make visits as a therapy animal. He underwent testing Friday in the Columbia County Extension Office. Young’s Funny Farm animals were also recertified during testing by Julie Cope of Leighow Veterinary Hospital of Danville. Three-year-old Juan was turned over to Funny Farm owners Neil and Vonnie Young last October. Also passing their tests again were Honeybun, 27; Ruby, 11; and Surprise, 5. Young’s farm, near Berwick, is the only farm in the United States using adopted wild donkeys from the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse snd Burro Adoption Program....