Mother dog found shot to death in cage while nursing puppies: sheriff

Mother dog found shot to death in cage while nursing puppies: sheriff
Article from New York Daily News:

Angels & Outlaws Second Chance Bully Ranch These 10 puppies were discovered in a crate along a Springton, Texas road Wednesday morning while nursing off its dead mother after it was shot in the head, according to the Parker County Sheriff.

If they had been old enough to fully open their eyes, they’d have seen their mother lying in a pool of blood.

Authorities in Texas are hoping to cage the person, or people, responsible shooting a mother dog in the head and leaving its body in a crate to nurse its blood-spattered puppies.

The extremely disturbing scene was reported to deputies Thursday morning by a school bus driver who saw the dog lying inside the bloody cage along a Springton road, according to the Parker County sheriff.

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The Story Behind That Video of Whisper, the BASE Jumping Dog
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You just watched a video of four-year-old Whisper, the world’s first wingsuit-clad, BASE jumping dog. She was strapped to her owner—Adidas-sponsored, Santa Barbara-based free climber and BASE jumper Dean Potter—when she took a dive from a 13,000-foot mountain peak in the Swiss Alps. The footage was captured with a GoPro camera. The YouTube video, posted on Tuesday, currently has more than 450,000 views and has received enthusiastic coverage from USA Today, the Daily Beast, Glenn Beck’s Mother Jones
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Man caught on camera trying to dump dog at Denver shelter cited for animal …

Man caught on camera trying to dump dog at Denver shelter cited for animal …
Article from The Denver Channel:

Areal Flood Advisory issued May 28 at 6:21PM MDT expiring May 29 at 9:30PM MDT in effect for: Grand, Jackson

Flood Advisory issued May 28 at 4:21PM MDT expiring May 29 at 10:21PM MDT in effect for: Rio Blanco

Flood Advisory issued May 28 at 3:57PM MDT expiring May 29 at 9:57PM MDT in effect for: Mesa

Flood Advisory issued May 28 at 3:57PM MDT expiring May 29 at 9:57PM MDT in effect for: Mesa

Flood Advisory issued May 28 at 3:37PM MDT expiring May 29 at 8:31PM MDT in effect for: Eagle

Flood Advisory issued May 28 at 3:37PM MDT expiring May 29 at 8:31PM MDT in effect for: Eagle

Flood Advisory issued May 28 at 2:31PM MDT expiring May 29 at 8:31PM MDT in effect for: Eagle

Flood Warning issued May 28 at 1:42PM MDT expiring May 30 at 3:41PM MDT in effect for: Routt

Flood Advisory issued May 28 at 12:10PM MDT expiring May 29 at 6:01PM MDT in effect for: Larimer

Flood Advisory issued May 28 at 10:12AM MDT expiring June 2 at 12:00PM MDT in effect for: Weld

Flood Warning issued May 28 at 10:00AM MDT expiring May 29 at 9:00AM MDT in effect for: Weld

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WFTV speaks to man who lived in home of Apopka dog-fighting bust
Article from WFTV Orlando:
APOPKA, Fla. —

Twenty-six people were arrested as authorities closed in on what they said was a sophisticated dog-fighting ring in Apopka.

Investigators said when the ring was broken up Tuesday night, the dogs’ owners abandoned them in cars and crates or let them loose in the neighborhood. Puppies were found in cages as well.

“I do not understand and will never understand who can get pleasure out of the cruelty of that,” said Sgt. Kim Walsh of the Apopka Police Department.

Channel 9 learned a confidential informant told police the dog-fighting ring would travel throughout central Florida and the group would allegedly coordinate fights through social media.

Between 25-40 people fled into the neighborhood on Seventh Street, but officers were able to arrest 26 suspects.

“We’ve had seven transported tonight, four of them with Taser deployments. One of them was apprehended by an Apopka K-9, and then several others were for other illnesses related to their attempts to flee,” said Walsh.

Apopka police said they’ve been investigating the dog-fighting ring for several months.

Channel 9’s Steve Barrett got an inside look at the alleged dog-fighting operation.

Apopka police allowed WFTV to see the conditions that the animals were forced to live in before the 24 dogs were rescued.

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Hero Cat –

Hero Cat –
Article from Attack Dog Euthanized – TMZ.com:

EXCLUSIVE

Every dog has it’s day … and in the case of the Lab/Chow mix that viciously attacked a little boy only to be scared off by hero cat — his last day was Saturday.

Sources at the Bakersfield animal shelter tell TMZ … Scrappy was euthanized at the end of a 10-day hold following the attack.  We’re told the dog was aggressive during his stay at the shelter, even trying to bite a couple of employees.

Scrappy was so ornery … we’re told he would try to attack staff even when they tried to give him food and water.

RIP Scrappy … you made a cat a hero.

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Palm Harbor man dies saving his drowning dog
Article from WTSP 10 News:

A Palm Harbor man dies during the Memorial Day holiday weekend while trying to save his 3-year-old Yorkie.

Isabel Mascareñas, WTSP 8:07 p.m. EDT May 25, 2014

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Pooches, vendors share Dog Days spotlight

Pooches, vendors share Dog Days spotlight
Article from Journal and Courier:
Ron Wilkins, rwilkins@jconline.com 7:41 p.m. EDT May 24, 2014

Dogs ran and chased one another Saturday at Shamrock Dog Park, which is a daily occurrence. But inside one of the pens, adoptable dogs waited for their chance to be someone’s pooch.

“Today we are doing a Dog Days of May event,” said Katie Johnson, a dog park board member and head of the events committee. “It’s a vendor event and adopt-a-thon. We’ve got vendors, most of them dog-related, selling accessories.

“I believe we have four shelters out here today that have fosters or adoptable dogs. We have quite a few adoptable dogs looking for a home.”

Shamrock Dog Park, however, wasn’t hosting a free pl…………………continues on Journal and Courier

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War Dog Helps Family Cope
Article from National Geographic:

On each of the past three Memorial Days someone has left a can of dog food and a bottle of beer at Lance Cpl. Colton Rusk’s gravesite in Orange Grove, Texas. A device for sweeping IEDs, a lucky baseball, and military coins also lie near his headstone. A black ceramic dog stands perpetual guard, and a pole installed by Colton’s father, Darrell, flies the American flag.

Kathy Rusk, accompanied by her black Labrador retriever, Eli, comes to her son’s grave at least three times a week. Three benches surround the grave, one for her, one for his father, and one for his two brothers to share. Kathy’s bench bears the inscription “Smile for Me, My Texas Angel,” Colton’s favorite song.

On his 20th birthday, September 23, 2010, Colton was deployed as a Marine dog handler to Afghanistan, where he and his dog walked at the head of patrols, identifying improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Less than three months later, during a particularly violent period in Sangin, he was killed by enemy gunfire while on patrol.

Kathy says that when she sits on the bench, she thinks about Colton and how she took care of him as he grew up. She feels a consta…………………continues on National Geographic
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Nouvelle Wag: “White God” Wins Cannes’ Palm Dog

Nouvelle Wag: “White God” Wins Cannes’ Palm Dog
Article from ABC News:

It could be called the “Nouvelle Wag.”

Cannes’ most bizarre but endearing film award, the Palm Dog, has gone to the 250 four-legged stars of a Hungarian horror-thriller about a canine apocalypse, “White God.”

Its director, Kornel Mundruczo, was all laughs and smiles Friday at the ceremony to collect his trophy, a large furry bone. But he said the dogs in the film were used to make a serious statement about the oppressed and marginalized.

“I always use dogs to symbolize minorities,” Mundruczo said. “I wanted to tell this tale as a metaphor about the European fears about dealing with minorities.”

The director is concerned by rise of nationalist parties across Europe. In his home country of Hungary, a far-right party is the third largest group in parliament.

The movie has bowled critics over, drawing comparisons to Hitchcock’s “The Birds” with its startling opening sequence.

Hagen, the movie’s doggy protagonist, is played by real-life twin Labradors Luke and Body. He is shunned and all his gentleness is bashed out of him, ending up toughened and unrecognizable.

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Family: $ 12500 peanut-sniffing dog can’t hunt
Article from USA TODAY:

Logan suffers severe peanut allergies. Roxie is supposed to sniff them out before he comes in contact, but since they got her, Roxie has not been up to snuff. VPC

KING and USA TODAY 9:56 p.m. EDT May 22, 2014

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Civilian Life Taught This Military Dog Some New Tricks

Civilian Life Taught This Military Dog Some New Tricks
Article from NPR:

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hide captionIn this image from the June issue of National Geographic, Jose Armenta and his wife, Eliana, relax with their Boston terriers Oreo and Sassy, and Zenit, a German shepherd they adopted from the Marines.

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Just a Drone Taking a Dog for a Walk, NBD
Article from Mashable:

What’s This?

The next time your dog needs to go for a walk, forget doing it yourself or hiring a dog-walker — just get a drone to do it.

One New York City-based videographer used a drone to walk his golden retriever, and the video of the whole thing is complete with a chill music background and playful shots of the pup. The dog seems unfazed by his robot master and generally happy to be outside.

See also: Save Your Magic Tricks for Humans — Dogs Just Want Treats

Jeff Myers, the owner of the dog and the drone, used an AR done to walk the dog, according to Mashable
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PetSmart, Petco to stop selling dog and cat treats made in China

PetSmart, Petco to stop selling dog and cat treats made in China
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In dogs’ play, researchers see honesty and deceit, perhaps something like morality
Article from Washington Post:

Take those two dogs. That yogalike pose is known as a “play bow,” and in the language of play it’s one of the most commonly used words. It’s an instigation and a clarification, a warning and an apology. Dogs often adopt this stance as an invitation to play right before they lunge at another dog; they also bow before they nip (“I’m going to bite you, but I’m just fooling around”) or after some particularly aggressive roughhousing (“Sorry I knocked you over; I didn’t mean it.”).

All of this suggests that dogs have a kind of moral code — one long hidden to humans until a cognitive ethologist named Marc Bekoff began to crack it.

A wiry 68-year-old with reddish-gray hair tied back in a long ponytail, Bekoff is a professor emeritus at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he taught for 32 years. He began studying animal behavior in the early 1970s, spending four years videotaping groups of dogs, wolves and coyotes in large enclosures and slowly playing back the tapes, jotting down every nip, yip and lick. “Twenty minutes of film could take a week to analyze,” he says.

The data revealed insights into how the animals maintained their tight social bonds — by grooming each other, for example. But what changed Bekoff’s life was watching them play. The wolves would chase each other, run, jump and roll over for seemingly no other reason than to have fun………………….continues on Washington Post
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Miss Beazley, Second Dog under George W. Bush, has died in Texas

Miss Beazley, Second Dog under George W. Bush, has died in Texas
Article from New York Daily News:

Eric Draper/White House Photo Office George W. Bush gets cuddly in the Oval Office with Miss Beazley shortly after her arrival in 2005.

Miss Beazley, the dog who chased George W. Bush around the White House and often stole his presidential thunder, has died. She was 10.

The Scottish terrier was put down after a battle with lymphona, the former president announced on social media Saturday.

“She was a guardian to our cats, Bob and Bernadette, who — like Laura and I — will miss her,” Bush said on Facebook.

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Dog Stuck Neck Deep In Mud Rescued By Police Officers In Willistown Township
Article from CBS Local:

By Todd Quinones

WILLSTOWN, Pa., (CBS) — Police officers rescued a dog after he was found stuck in the mud in Chester County.

You have to look closely to see the dog.

In the middle of the screen you can just see his head poking out of a mud pit that nearly swallowed him.

“We just knew we had to get the dog out of there. It was in distress. It wasn’t really moving a whole lot,” Willistown Township Police Officer Mike Kushner said.

“It just followed us with its eyes, so it was exhausted,” Willistown Township Police Sergeant Michael Martin said.

The officers used some boards just to get to Pluto, a 13-year-old Australian Sheppard that had been missing for two and half days.

“I just pictured my own dog and what I would want somebody to do and that’s to go get it,” Kushner said.

It took the strength of both men to be able to pull him out of the muck.

And when they did, it still wasn’t clear if Pluto was going to live.

“I was frantic,” dog owner Sheila Shorr said.

On her third day of looking, Shorr found Pluto in a two-foot deep mud pit right near a creek not too far from home.

“It looked dire,” she said.

Shorr believes Pluto must have fallen into the mud pit right away; otherwise he would have come home that first night. That means the 13-year-old dog spent roughly 60 hours e…………………continues on CBS Local
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