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  • Rats The Size Of Cats?? NYCHA Tenants Have Video To Prove It

    10/16/2018 1:44:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | October 15, 2018 at 6:19 pm | Staff
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Furious tenants of a public housing project in the Bronx were pleading for help Monday, saying their buildings are overrun with rats — and they’re not kidding. They have the video to prove it. But we should warn you, the pictures are not for the squeamish. “I’m traumatized,” tenant Veronica Martinez told CBS2’s Marcia Kramer. You’d be traumatized, too, if you had the same kitchen as Martinez. Rats. An entire family of rats, some as big as cats, have taken over, hopping in the sink, into pots and pans. It’s absolutely gut wrenching. “I should never...
  • Same-sex mice have babies

    10/12/2018 6:19:58 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th October 2018 | James Gallagher
    Baby mice have been made with two mums and no dad, say researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It took a substantial feat of genetic engineering to break the rules of reproduction. The scientists said the "bimaternal" (two mammas) animals were healthy and went on to have pups of their own. But there was bad news on the all-male front. Mice with double-dads were attempted, but died within days of being born. Why even try?The researchers were trying to answer fundamental questions about why we have sex. Mammals, including us, can make babies only through sexual reproduction - aka...
  • Need a helping paw? Rabbit digs out cat friend who is locked in a shed

    10/01/2018 9:48:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2018 | Claire Anderson
    This is the adorable moment when a rabbit digs a hole to help a trapped cat in Spain. Luckily, Chasky the rabbit comes up with a genius solution to free his cat friend, Pelu. The fluffy pet quickly digs a hole near the shed for the cat to fit through.
  • Cats could be banned in a New Zealand town. ‘It’s like a police state,’ resident says

    08/30/2018 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | By Josh Magness
    “It’s like a police state.” That is Nico Jarvis’ complaint after the New Zealand government announced a plan to eventually ban all cats in her village of Omaui, according to the Otago Daily Times. Ali Meade, biosecurity operations manager for Environment Southland, said the proposed plan would prevent people from purchasing any new cats — and require owners to neuter, register and microchip any current felines they have at home, the newspaper reported. The ban is needed because Omaui has nature reserves, Meade reportedly told Newshub, and the cats are “preying on native birds” and “all sorts of things.” New...
  • Man loses both legs after being licked by dog

    08/01/2018 6:12:25 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 26 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 8/1/18 | Staff
    A Wisconsin man lost his limbs after an infection he thought was a bad case of the flu. Greg Manteufel, 48, went to the emergency room with what he thought was the flu, but tests revealed he was suffering from an infection caused by bacteria in the saliva of dogs. While in the hospital, Manteufel's blood pressure dropped and the circulation to his limbs rapidly decreased, causing his legs to just "die," doctors said. It's situation Manteufel's wife, Dawn Manteufel, still does not understand.
  • Family Saw Photos of Their Missing Cat on Shelter Page, Tearful Reunion After 2 Years...

    07/20/2018 9:33:43 PM PDT · by vannrox · 43 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 11APR17 | Amy Bojo
    A senior cat that had been missing for 2 1/2 years was reunited with his family after they found his pictures on a shelter's Facebook page. Meet Jimmy!Sue ZelitskyThe 15-year-old tabby cat was rescued and brought to West Milford Animal Shelter (in West Milford, New Jersey) on March 17. One of the volunteers saw him that night and wanted to help get him to a good home soon."Jimmy was picked up not far from West Milford Animal Shelter and brought in as a stray after the blizzard," RC of The Real Cats at West Milford Animal Shelter told Love...
  • UPS, Ball and Chewy are 3 companies bringing 1,200 full-time jobs to Goodyear (Arizona)

    07/07/2018 4:45:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Info Surhoy ^ | July 7, 2018 | Marta Subat
    Three companies in Goodyear will bring more than 1,200 full-time jobs to the West Valley between now and the end of 2019. Ball Corp. is building a manufacturing plant while UPS Inc. and Chewy, Inc. will operate internet fulfillment centers. Chewy opened in June Chewy Inc., an online retailer of pet food and products, opened its regional internet fulfillment facility near Bullard Avenue and Van Buren Street in June. The 800,000-square-foot facility already employs more than 200 people but will recruit another 550 over the next year, a company spokeswoman said. As part of a job development agreement Goodyear signed...
  • It's the right thing to do

    06/30/2018 4:41:04 PM PDT · by KittenClaws · 57 replies
    My life | Today | KittenClaws
    Today my husband and I did the right thing. We put our beloved pet down, we decided her life had no joy, no moment free from pain. Our little "Trouble", had tumors on her chest, she would whimper if touched , My darling Trouble would just stand sometimes in one place, rickety legs, wobbling body. She would be outside, ears perked, listening to days gone by.
  • American Airlines bans insects, hedgehogs and goats as emotional support animals

    05/17/2018 10:12:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 5/15/2018 | Julia Horowitz
    American Airlines is making it very clear: Insects, goats and hedgehogs cannot be brought on planes as emotional support animals. The airline revised its guidelines on Monday for comfort animals on flights. Those who want to bring such an animal on board now have to file paperwork 48 hours before a flight, and there are new restrictions on which types of animals are permitted. "We support the rights of customers, from veterans to people with disabilities, with legitimate needs for a trained service or support animal," American Airlines said in a press release. "Unfortunately, untrained animals can lead to safety...
  • Pack Of Wiener-Type Dogs Maul Oklahoma Woman To Death

    05/16/2018 8:56:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    patch.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Beth Dalbey
    A pack of seven dogs with legs shorter than an adult hand attacked an Oklahoma woman, inflicting injuries so severe she later died. ARDMORE, OK — A pack of vicious dogs, some of them described as predominantly dachshunds, or wiener dogs, mauled an Oklahoma woman to death last week. It's unclear what caused the dogs to attack Tracy Garcia, 52, outside her home near Ardmore on Thursday, but their owner could face charges, according to media reports. One of the dogs was shot after charging at a Carter County deputy who responded to the attack, and the other six were...
  • Company sold $25,000 'service dogs' that were really just untrained puppies, Virginia says

    05/09/2018 8:26:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.mysanantonio.com ^ | Published 9:57 am, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Karin Brulliard
    A lawsuit, filed by Attorney General Mark R. Herring in the Madison County Circuit Court, accuses the company of violating the state's Consumer Protection Act by charging $18,000 to $27,000 for 3-month-old Labrador retriever puppies that were unable to perform their task or even to walk properly on leashes, respond when called or remain calm around loud noises or new people. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Customers turned to Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers for a potentially lifesaving tool: highly trained dogs that would alert them, with the nudge of a nose or paw, to spikes or dips in blood sugar. What they got,...
  • Bobcat kittens mistaken for domestic kittens, 3 people injured

    05/08/2018 11:41:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    khou.com ^ | May 7, 2018 | Sharon Ko
    Three people were injured after two bobcat kittens were mistaken for domestic kittens. Animal Care Services said a family living off Eisenhower road near Salado Creek discovered the felines at a back alleyway. The homeowner decided to bring them inside her home. "She tried to feed them some kitten milk and during the process of doing that, three people were bitten," said ACS spokesperson Lisa Norwood. "Bitten on the hand. Not bad bites but bites nonetheless. They're seeking medical attention right now." Norwood said the family decided to look online and noticed the kittens were bobcats. "Once they started taking...
  • How Some Rescue Dogs Come From Breeders At Commercial Auctions

    04/23/2018 6:22:06 PM PDT · by Norski · 31 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | April 18, 2018 | Kim Kaven
    Dog rescuers, flush with donations, buy animals from the breeders they scorn An effort that animal rescuers began more than a decade ago to buy dogs for $5 or $10 apiece from commercial breeders has become a nationwide shadow market that today sees some rescuers, fueled by Internet fundraising, paying breeders $5,000 or more for a single dog. The result is a river of rescue donations flowing from avowed dog saviors to the breeders, two groups that have long disparaged each other. The rescuers call many breeders heartless operators of inhumane “puppy mills” and work to ban the sale of...
  • Editorial: Unleash efforts to regulate pit bulls

    04/15/2018 5:46:30 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 88 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-15-2018 | Herald Staff
    Last week a woman in Roxbury lost control of her dog, a pit bull mix. It was in the midst of mauling a woman when police shot it. Also last week in Hyannis, a 22-year-old man was attacked and wounded by a pit bull named Zeus. In January, in Falmouth, a 1-year-old girl sustained life-threatening injuries when the family pit bull attacked her, biting her in the face. The child’s father had to resort to stabbing the animal with a knife to end the attack. After being treated locally she was flown to a Boston hospital for further care.
  • Cat watching horror movie

    04/13/2018 5:19:18 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 30 replies
    This cat is watching Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic “Psycho” and it’s the funniest thing you will see on the internet today.
  • Kentucky neighborhood bans Danes, Dobermanns, German Shepherds, St. Bernards and more

    04/09/2018 4:50:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 102 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 4-9-18 | Morgan Eads And Cheryl Truman
    People living in a Lexington neighborhood were notified last week that several dog breeds, including pit bulls, Great Danes and huskies, were being banned. Homeowners in McConnell’s Trace were sent letters by the neighborhood developer detailing a change in an existing dog restriction, which previously referred only to unspecified “aggressive breeds,” said Josh McCurn, president of the area’s neighborhood association. Now German shepherds, St. Bernards and chows are among the list of 11 dog breeds restricted from the neighborhood. McConnell’s Trace sits across Leestown Road from Masterson Station Park. McCurn said the homeowner’s association did not have a vote on...
  • Couple Heartbroken After Dog Apparently Suffocated in Chip Bag

    03/03/2018 2:06:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    KSBW ^ | Mar 3, 2018
    A devastated couple in Texas is hoping by sharing the story of their dog, Petey, they can at least save another pet. In February, they returned to their Houston-area home to find the pit bull mix unresponsive with his nose in a tortilla chips bag. "We had the bag of chips that was fairly made of cellophane, and it had been on the countertop," Chrissy Young told KTRK. "We had been snacking on them. We had come and gone throughout the weekend and he never messed with them." Young and Christian Villarreal rushed him to a veterinarian, but Petey was...
  • FDA TO LAUNCH INVESTIGATION AFTER EUTHANASIA DRUG DISCOVERED IN DOG FOOD

    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 Dailymail.com
    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,...