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Neighbor meaning to shoot pit bull kills Detroit woman instead

Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press A person who meant to shoot a pit bull that was attacking a woman in a Detroit neighborhood accidentally shot the woman, killing her, police said. The 53-year-old woman was being attacked on the 9000 block of Goodwin Street, near I-75 and Holbrook, when a neighbor fired at the dog […]

Is it ‘crazy’ to spend money on dog that is dying?

Detroit Free Press Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My girlfriend is crazy (maybe literally?) about her dog. “Amy” and I are both 32 and have talked seriously about marriage. I love Amy and she’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Since the beginning I’ve known her dog is a big […]

What have cats ever done for us?

What have cats ever done for us? andrewpotter4/shutterstock.com Catherine Douglas, Newcastle University The bird experts and authors of the book Cat Wars recently called for all free-roaming cats to be euthanised or kept on a lead. They argue that cats’ tendency to kill birds and small mammals has lead to a catastrophic decline in the […]

Home Alone: Canine Edition! The Good, Bad and Chewed-Up Couch

Home Alone: Canine Edition! The Good, Bad and Chewed-Up Couch (466) (NewsUSA) – Pet owners love being greeted at the door by their furry companions — but coming home to see the sofa in chunks on the floor amid the smiling jowls of our pet isn’t the welcome we hope for. “We all love spending […]

Iraqi animal lovers go online to help save Baghdad’s strays

The welfare of stray cats and dogs roaming Iraq’s capital Baghdad is far from a priority for most residents after years of bloodshed and insecurity. Homeless animals typically face cruelty or even extermination on the streets of the city, but now some pet lovers are looking to use social media to change attitudes and find […]