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When ‘man’s best friend’ feels more hate than love for an owner

By Nicholas Dodman, Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Pharmacology and Animal Behavior, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University. Let’s just go our separate ways. anaxolotl, CC BY-NC Everyone thinks that dogs worship their owners – viewing them as gods of some sort. While that may be true in the majority of cases, it isn’t always […]

11 pit bulls found in ‘inhumane’ apartment

BAYONNE — Police and animal control officers rescued nearly a dozen pit bulls on from a filthy one-bedroom apartment on Saturday, officials said. William Shaw, 46, is facing 11 counts of animal cruelty after the animals were found in his fourth-floor apartment on Kennedy Boulevard near the 23rd Street intersection. Police arrived at his home […]

Did dog sitter lose pooch?

LEONIA — A family’s 2-year-old white Maltese was stolen Sunday after a woman invited a man on Tinder over to the Leonia home she was house sitting, police said Tuesday. While at the house, the 18-year-old sitter, who wasn’t identified, used Tinder to invite a man, who she had not met, over to the house. […]

German Shepard attacked a robber

[youtube:2031831] A Virginia family arrived home to find their home covered in blood, after their German Shepard attacked a robber while they were gone. There had been many break-ins at their Ashbrooke neighborhood, and the brave actions of their family dog caused the intruder to leave empty-handed. Tristan Murrin told WRIC News that this was […]

Rare white koala born at Australian zoo

A koala at an Australian zoo has given birth to a rare white joey, staff announced Tuesday. Handlers at the Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast say the pale animal born in January owes its white fur to a recessive gene inherited from mother Tia. The mother has given birth to light-coloured joeys in the […]

Two dogs were euthanized after mauling an 8-week-old boy to death

By Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk An 8-week-old boy was mauled to death by the family dogs over the weekend in Houston. Michael James Obergas was in his bassinet in a secure room. When his parents walked away, one of their dogs nudged open a door and attacked the child, according to […]

Animal Cruelty against two-year-old pit bull mix

Andre Parker’s facebook profile photo Andre P. Parker, 31, of Sunset Avenue in Asbury Park, and Tara R. Robinson, 43, of Lawrence Avenue in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township, were indicted with multiple counts of animal cruelty and related charges by a Monmouth County Grand Jury today, according to an announcement by Prosecutor […]

Dog Watched The Eclipse

Here’s How People Watched And Photographed The Eclipse Across The Country As the solar eclipse made its way across the continental United States on Monday millions of people stood outside, heads turned to the sky to catch a glimpse of the rare event. Others had their cameras ready to document their experience. Some used solar […]

Dog alerted on 60 illegal immigrants

Border Patrol agents rescued 60 illegal immigrants this weekend who were stuffed inside a refrigerated truck trailer – kept at 49 degrees – carrying broccoli, in the latest instance of a shocking smuggling attempt. Agents in Texas nabbed the truck at a checkpoint after a dog alerted on it. They found the migrants lying on […]

Funeral House Exchanged Baby’s Ashes with that of a pet Dog

A Pennsylvania woman, Jennifer Dailey, is considering suing a funeral house after she discovered last week that the funeral house accidentally exchanged her baby’s cremains with that of a pet dog in 2015. Dailey had delivered a stillborn baby girl. She named her Jerrica Sky and the body was cremated in April 2015 at the […]

Acupuncture for Pets : Barking Mad or The Cat’s Whiskers?

From ancient times in China, acupuncture has been used for a whole range of ills. But now more and more pet owners are turning to needle power to help cure their cats and dogs. In Shanghai, five-year-old husky Lulu is wheeled to her medical appoinments in a pram, after the pooch injured her hind legs. […]

Our Pets and the Eclipse

While you’ve certainly prepared your special glasses, cameras or moon pies for today’s total solar eclipse, one thing has probably escaped your checklist — ensuring that Fluffy and Fido are safe to experience the event, too. Whether you’re the proud owner of an animal that’s tiny or titanic, precautions should be taken, as your four-legged […]

Effect of the Great American Eclipse on animals

By Los Angeles Times (TNS) – Aug 20,2017 – Last updated at Aug 20,2017 It is not just humans who will be affected by the Great American Eclipse coming on August 21 — expect animals to act strangely too. Anecdotal evidence and a few scientific studies suggest that as the moon moves briefly between the […]

New System to Help Our Dog

“I was in a dark, dark place,” said an Army soldier from Texas as he was transitioning from active duty. With eyes filled with tears and a deep sadness in his voice he recalled, “I lost my battle buddy that day.” After two tours in Iraq as a combat medic, this staff sergeant (I will […]

Savior of strays runs animal farm

As soon as Hu Xiuping steps out of the taxi, a bag of dog food under her arm, hundreds of hungry mouths bark a chorus of greeting for the woman who saved their lives. Over the past 18 years, 62-year-old Hu has rescued numerous lost, abandoned and injured dogs – even some that were on […]

Keep your dog cool

There’s summer heat, and then there’s oppressive summer heat. While we do everything we can to keep ourselves cool, it’s important to remember our pets as well. “If it’s hot to you it’s just as hot for your dog or cat, and probably even worse,” said John Gickling, a board certified veterinarian in emergency and […]

SPCA stopped selling the 26 bulldogs puppies

GARFIELD — More than two dozen puppies that were being sold Saturday out of a van in a Walmart parking lot were confiscated by the Bergen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The 26 puppies, English and French bulldogs, were taken to the Bergen County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center in Teterboro, […]

Man killed girlfriend and her dog

TRENTON — The Hamilton man accused of shooting his 31-year-old girlfriend to death earlier this week admitted the crime in a 911 call, courts documents show. Daniel Torres Jr., 38, waived his right to a detention hearing and agreed to remain in the county jail pending trial. He is charged with first-degree murder, weapons offense […]

Officer broke a car window to rescue the dog

Leaving items in a hot car can be very dangerous — especially when the item is living. And every now and then, someone has to break into a car to prevent a bad situation from getting worse. That’s what happened in聽St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, according to this video. The YouTube description says it best: As […]

Watch the cat’s killer

Is Mr. Animal Control going to have to smack a snake? RELATED: Even this snake catcher was rattled by the “monsterâ€� found living under a home in a Louisiana Watch the video A mom disturbed by the finding of her kitty dead outside of her son’s window tried sneaking around the house to the find […]