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Golden Retriever Shot Multiple Times By Massachusetts Man Who Feared Being Bitten

A Massachusetts couple is mourning the death of their dog, a golden retriever named Walle, after it was shot and killed by a neighbor. Krissy Dashner and Pate Bates let their two dogs out on their nine-acre property in Lakeville, Massachusetts, Sunday night, but only one returned. The dogs ran off into the woods and […]

Golden Retriever Shot Multiple Times By Massachusetts Man Who Feared Being Bitten

A Massachusetts couple is mourning the death of their dog, a golden retriever named Walle, after it was shot and killed by a neighbor. Krissy Dashner and Pate Bates let their two dogs out on their nine-acre property in Lakeville, Massachusetts, Sunday night, but only one returned. The dogs ran off into the woods and […]

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 […]

Security guard bitten by police dog

The Daily ObserverA security officer is now at home recovering from an injury he sustained to his right hand in an attack by one of the police K-9 dogs on Saturday. Merrick Edwards, 46, told OBSERVER media that while he was on duty at the V. C. Bird International Airport, the dog launched an unprovoked […]

Maintaining Pets’ Healthy Gums Too Great to be Ignored

Maintaining Pets’ Healthy Gums Too Great to be Ignored (343) (NewsUSA) – Smelly doggie breath can be annoying. And dog owners will go to great lengths to eliminate or cover it up. But be aware — pet oral care goes beyond preventing bad doggie breath. Poor gum health allows nasty bacteria to make a beeline […]

For whom the bell tolls: cats kill more than a million Australian birds every day

For whom the bell tolls: cats kill more than a million Australian birds every day On the prowl in the outback. Hugh McGregor/Arid Recovery, Author provided John Woinarski, Charles Darwin University; Brett Murphy, Charles Darwin University; Leigh-Ann Woolley, Charles Darwin University; Sarah Legge, Australian National University; Stephen Garnett, Charles Darwin University, and Tim Doherty, Deakin […]

Reptar, Ohio’s Police Dog Trained To Sniff Out Child Porn

To fight child pornography and to sniff out child porn, Ohio’s police department has employed a special agent to the squad — a Labrador retriever named Reptar, CBS News reported. The 22-month-old Reptar is trained in sniffing out hidden electronic devices, chips, and memory cards. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) says Reptar has […]

Kaley Cuoco Promotes Dog Adoption With The Cutest Puppy

Kaley Cuoco recently shared her story about dog adoption at the event organized by Much Love Animal Rescue. On her Instagram account, the actress shared a photo of herself talking on stage while an adorable snap of her and her adopted dog, Ruby, was flashed on the projector. In her caption, Cuoco revealed that she […]

Choosing the Right Labrador Retriever Breeder

Anas Jafri If a puppy is looking hale and hearty, does it really matter who the breeder is? Yes, it does. Unbelievably, even the most adorable looking puppies can grow into ferocious or ill-in-health or just taken in by premature death simply because the breeder either lacked knowledge, or is only doing it for money. […]

Madison Is A Big Dog Town

Richard Hurd (CC BY 2.0) When it comes to their pet preferences, Madisonians lean towards bigger breeds for canine companions. At least, it’s those bigger pups that people are making sure to license. The University of Wisconsin Applied Population Laboratory looked at the city of Madison’s pet licensing data for 2016 to learn about the […]

Why dog theft is on the rise – and how you can keep your pet safe

Easy target. Shutterstock Anne Carter, Nottingham Trent University When I was growing up, seeing a dog tied up outside a shop while the owner popped inside was commonplace. Although a rarer sight these days, it makes me cringe. Not because of the often expectant pooch waiting patiently by the door, but because of the very […]

The Dangerous Dogs Act bites worse than it barks

Poor treatment is one reason why any dog could become dangerous. Raymond Larose Maria Kaspersson, University of Greenwich Proposed changes to the Dangerous Dogs Act are based on the assumption that Britain faces a growing threat posed by dangerous dogs and their owners. The proposal is to impose harsher penalties. Before we buy into this […]

How can you tell if your cat is happy and likes you?

Curious Kids: How can you tell if your cat is happy and likes you? The things you see your cat doing are probably what it enjoys. Flickr/Jennifer Williams, CC BY Susan Hazel, University of Adelaide This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions […]

Pup Wants Puerto Rico to Rise Again–Watch Him Lend a Paw to Help

Even dogs are getting involved in the tremendous clean up effort underway on the island of Puerto Rico following a hurricane that tore up roads and left tens of thousands homeless. Truly man’s best friend, this pup sees what the people around him are doing, and joins in to help clear debris. “Amazing!” wrote Orgulloso […]

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

Let’s just go our separate ways. anaxolotl, CC BY-NC Nicholas Dodman, Tufts University 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 so. As a veterinarian who has focused on animal behavior and the human/canine bond […]

Stop Feline Urinary Tract Problems With a Clean Litter Box

Stop Feline Urinary Tract Problems With a Clean Litter Box (339) (NewsUSA) – Urinary tract problems are a common affliction among cats. Regular litter box cleaning is an important step in keeping this painful condition in check. “Cleanliness is one key to avoiding cat urinary tract problems,” says veterinarian Melissa Brookshire. “Urinary tract obstructions, evidenced […]